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.