Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Gerry Letter Found in Marblehead

The Globe reports today on a neat find: a 19 September 1775 letter from Elbridge Gerry to the selectmen of Marblehead, accepting his selection as a delegate to the Continental Congress. "Historical Commissioners Wayne Butler and P. Chris Johnston stumbled upon the letter about two weeks ago, as they cleaned out a small room in the basement of Abbot Hall in preparation for the historic, red brick building’s restoration, Butler said. It was packed into one of the five metal cabinets in the room, which hold receipts, lists of stockholders, and other town documents that date back to the 1800s."

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