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INFORMATION SYSTEMS

UNITED STATES ~ POSTAL SERVICE

 

October 4, 1999

 

Dear Ms. 

Thank you for your request for information on Elizabeth Balfour and the Salisbury, North Carolina, Post Office.

I am enclosing a list of postmasters and their appointment dates for the Salisbury Post Office, which was established on June 12, 1792, with George Lauman as the first postmaster.

1 am also enclosing a copy of a letter prepared by this office on the subject of Elizabeth Balfour’s service at Salisbury, including transcripts of letters to her from Postmasters General Joseph Habersham (1795-1801) and Gideon Granger (1801-1814), as reproduced in National Archives Microfilm Publication 601, Letters Sent by the Postmaster General, 1789-1836. (Copies of particular letters can be obtained from the National Archives and Records Administration, 700 Pennsylvania Avenue, Northwest, Washington, D.C. 20408-0001.)

Also enclosed, for your interest, is a handout prepared by this office which discusses early women postmasters.

I hope this information is helpful.

Sincerely    ,

Jennifer Lynch Research Assistant, Postal History Corporate Information Services

Enclosures

 

475 L’ENFANT PLAZA SW, Room 10340

Washington DC   20260-0012

(202) 268-2074 Fax: (202) 26S-5413

 

 

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