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Liberty Threatened: Maine in 1775

Samuel Freeman postmaster appointment, 1775

Samuel Freeman postmaster appointment, 1775

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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.