1883The Post Office was robbed.Government and Public Service, Crime

Post Office, c. 1875. Cape Ann Museum Library & Archives, Photo 13374
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On October 2, 1883, the safe of the Post Office was blown open and $1,450 was stolen, along with $511.75 in postage stamps, $4,900 in bonds, and $7,500 in notes. The burglars were a professional group of thieves, who were eventually convicted and sentenced.

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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