Lot 27: HUNTINGTON, SAMUEL. Autograph Letter Signed, "Sam'l Huntington," as Governor, to Postmaster General Samuel Osgood,

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November 1, 2016, 1:30 PM EST
New York, NY, US
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Description: GOVERNOR URGES POSTMASTER TO ADOPT HIS PROPOSED POSTAL REFORMS HUNTINGTON, SAMUEL. Autograph Letter Signed, "Sam'l Huntington," as Governor, to Postmaster General Samuel Osgood, retained draft, urging him to adopt a reform to the post rider system in use so as to reduce delay of urgent correspondence. 2 pages, 4to; lower edge reinforced with linen, docketed in his hand on terminal page. (MRS) Norwich, 25 November 1789
Notes: ". . . The public dispatches that pass between my office, & the Collectors office at New London; & the Seat of the National Government are frequent & Important, & often require Immediate conveyance.
"According to the present routine of the post riders, the correspondence is delayed near a week longer than it would be, were the alteration which I have proposed to take place. . . . [T]he delay for want of a regular post, taken both ways in receiving, & returning letters is a needless waste of about ten or twelve days merely for want of a proper regulation of the post rider."
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Swann Auction Galleries
November 1, 2016, 1:30 PM EST

New York, NY, US

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