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    Samuel Osgood Autograph Letter Signed "Saml Osgood," one page, 5" x 7". Andover, July 11, 1774. In part, "I have just recd yours bearing even date herewith informing that the 25th Inst will be agreeable, & deferring a Copy of the Acct the Town of Andover...enclosed is Acct as well attested as could be in so short a space of time...It did not come into my mind about Dinning although you politely invited me. I should think Sir if agreeable to you that it would best to dine at the House appointed for the Court as there will be considerable Company: if it strikes you in the same Light. I must beg of you to order a Dinner upon our account & you will greatly oblige..." Born in Andover, Mass., Samuel Osgood was a delegate to the Essex County convention in 1774 and a member of the Provincial Congress. He entered the Revolutionary Army as captain and left the service as colonel and assistant quartermaster. Osgood served as a Member of the Continental Congress (1781-1784) and was Washington's first Postmaster General (1789-1791). Left edge trimmed and chipped, touching the beginning of five lower lines. Trimmed at top. Red wax seal remnant covers word at bottom. Lightly soiled. Very good condition.

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    October, 2007
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