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Various to Samuel Osgood, Postmaster General of New York

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09756.04 Author/Creator: Various Place Written: Baltimore, Maryland Type: Document signed Date: 12 November 1789 Pagination: 4 p.; 39.5 x 24.7 cm

One petition addressed to Samuel Osgood dated November 12, 1789. A statement details that the signers felt obligated to petition on behalf of Goddard to have her reinstated as postmaster. 235 prominent citizens of Baltimore signed the petition.

Mary Katherine Goddard (1738-1816) was the postmaster of the Baltimore Post Office. She also worked as a publisher and was likely the first to print a copy of the Declaration of Independence, which revealed the signers' identity in January 1777. This is known as the Goddard Broadside.

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