1792The Post Office was established.Economy and Industry, Government and Public Service, Infrastructure, City Government

Up to this time, mail was received twice a week at Haskell’s Tavern on Middle Street. Henry Phelps was the first postmaster, operating out of his apothecary shop on Front Street. Phelps was also the town’s acting magistrate.

Pringle, James R. History of the Town and City of Gloucester, Cape Ann, Massachusetts. Published by the City of Gloucester Archives Committee and the Ten Pound Island Book Co., 1997.
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