Samuel Arnold political and family papers, 1839-1869.


Samuel Arnold political and family papers, 1839-1869.

Letters to and from Arnold, a Haddam, Connecticut, farmer, quarry operator, state representative and Congressman. The majority of the correspondence concerns the appointment of post masters in New Haven and Middlesex counties, while petitions and reports concern the construction of a new county jail and workhouse, petitions to incorporate the town of Higganum, and petitions to move the courts and workhouse to Middletown. One 1855 letter mentions the "humbug" of Nebraska. Correspondents include Connecticut politicians James T. Pratt and James Phelps. The collection also contains Samuel Arnold's deeds for land in Haddam, and some financial records. Brothers Isaac and Jonathan Arnold are represented by assorted legal and financial documents, including the settlement of Jonathan's estate.

0.25 linear feet (1/2 box).

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On July 26, 1775, members of the Second Continental Congress, meeting in Philadelphia, agreed: That a postmaster general be appointed for the United Colonies, who shall hold his office at Philada, and shall be allowed a salary of 1000 dollars per an: for himself, and 340 dollars per an: for a secretary and Comptroller, with power to appoint such, and so many deputies as to him may seem proper and necessary. That a line of posts be appointed under the direction of the Postmaster general, from Fal...

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Arnold, Isaac, 1840-1901 (person)

Arnold, Samuel, 1806?-1869 (person)

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