Samuel Freeman postmaster appointment, 1775Item 9222 info
Maine Historical Society
Samuel Freeman's appointment as deputy postmaster of Portland on October 1, 1755, serves as a symbol of Maine's independence from Great Britain. The United Colonies now had their own governing body and made appointments independent of the crown.
Benjamin Franklin, Esq. Post-Master-General of all the United Colonies on the Continent of North America, signed the document.