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Papers from Massachusetts, May 31, 1775


Newport, May 31, 1775.

Whereas the intercourse between the Colonies hath for some time been, and is now, interrupted by the Riders


being dismissed by the Postmaster-General, and as there is no person who acts as Postmaster in this Town; therefore,

Voted, That Mr˙ Nathaniel Otis be appointed to receive and deliver the Letters brought to, and to be sent from, this Town, under the direction of this Committee, until the General Assembly of this Colony or this Committee shall order otherwise, and that he shall receive for each Letter agreeable to the schedule delivered him by this Committee, and that this Vote be published in the next Newport Mercury.

Signed by order and in behalf of the Committee: