1802 Postmaster Us Po Seymour Moses Jr Litchfield Ct List Letters New Years Eve
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1802 Postmaster Us Po Seymour Moses Jr Litchfield Ct List Letters New Years Eve:
An original document measuring approximately 12 x 7 5/8 inches attributed to Moses Seymour Jr.. Thanks for looking.Moses Seymour Jr. (1774 - 1826), son of Revolutionary War veteran Major Moses Seymour, was born at Litchfield, CT to Molly Marsh Seymour and Major Moses Seymour. He was the fourth of five sons. He married Mabel Strong in Addison, VT., on May 29, 1782 and they had nine children, all of whom attended the Litchfield Female Academy. He was a merchant in Litchfield, local postmaster for 25 years and sheriff for six years. Litchfield During the Revolutionary War - LITCHFIELD's INLAND LOCATION on major trade routes gave the town a unique role during the American Revolution. Because Litchfield was considered a “safe town,” secure from British attack, patriot leaders asked the townspeople to serve as jailers for loyalist prisoners. The prisoners were in Litchfield’s jail and in the home of Major Moses Seymour. Litchfield’s best known prisoners were William Franklin, the royal Governor of New Jersey and son of Benjamin Franklin, and the mayor of New York City. Located at a crossroads, Litchfield was a central point on several routes between important Connecticut towns and the strategic military posts in the Hudson River Valley. As a result, patriots used the town as a critical supply depot for military stores and munitions. Source: Litchfield Historical Society
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