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Papers from Massachusetts, May 7, 1775


Middletown, May 7, 1775.

SIR: I have seen as many of the Committee as I could conveniently, and we have agreed to nominate, as a Postmaster for this Town, Mr˙ Wensly Hobby, a gentleman of acknowledged ability and integrity, and known attachment to the American cause, and one that possesses in a high degree the confidence of the people of this Town.

I am, Sir, your obedient humble servant,


Mr˙ William Goddard, at Hartford; by express.