BALDWINVILLE MASSACHUSETTS DOUBLE RING POSTMARK 1849 STAMPLESS FOLDED LETTER TO FITZWILLIAM NEW HAMPSHIRE

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Year: 

1849
Massachusetts

Good double ring postmark and numeral 5 in black on this letter to Dexter Whittemore regarding receipt of his catalog for hats.  From town history records: DEXTER WHITTEMORE son of JOHN WHITTEMORE who came here at an early  date, and kept a small store in the cottage where he lived, was  born in Fitzwilliam, October 9, 1798. When Dexter became of age he  induced his father to buy the store of Dr. Scott, and there engaged  in trade, continuing over forty years.  He is said to have been the  first merchant of Cheshire county to give up the sale of spiritous  liquors. He was chosen to many offices of trust, and was very  generous and liberal in all good works.

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