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In 1711 a postal system was established for the colonies but service was unreliable and there were not many post roads. The residents of Deerfield, Massachusetts, formed a plan to keep up mail delivery in the tense and exciting times just before the American Revolution. Twenty-five Deerfield, Massachusetts, residents each paid William Mosman twelve shillings to carry mail from Boston to Deerfield in 1773.


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Post Rider, 1772-1773

creator   William Mosman
date   Dec 18, 1773
location   Deerfield, Massachusetts
height   6.5"
width   7.5"
process/materials   manuscript, paper, ink
item type   Legal Documents/Contract
accession #   #L99.087

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