Batchelder, Samuel 1826
 
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LOWELL HISTORICAL SOCIETY

WRITTEN BY SAMUEL BATCHELDER1
TO US CONGRESSMAN EDWARD EVERETT2

Lowell3 Dec.6th 1826
Hon. Edward Everett,

Sir
            I take the liberty of enclosing to you
an application for the establishment of a daily mail
between Boston and this place I am not sure but
I may have mistaken the proper course, but I purpose
it was within the authority of the Post Master General
to negotiate the mails on existing post roads so far as may
be necessary in this case. If any legislation is necessary
you will oblige us by placing the business before the proper
committee, and let me know if any further steps ought
to be taken here, to effect our object. If the Post Master
at Boston is to be consulted in the manner, there is no
reason to suppose that he would be in favor of the ar-
rangement~but you are sufficiently acquainted with the
necessity of a daily communication between this place
and Boston, to know that such a mail & would be a
great convenience to the people with them and here.
           Very Respectfully and truly
           your obt. Servt
           Sam Batchelder

  1Samuel Batchelder b: 8 Jun 1784, Jaffrey, NH d: 5 Feb 1879, 
    Cambridge, MA; His early life was spent in New Ipswich, NH. 
    In 1808 he open a cotton mill, which was the second built in 
    New Hampshire. In 1825 he moved to Lowell, where he supervised 
    the construction of the Hamilton Company - cotton mills. In 1831 
    he was went to Saco, Maine to build York Manufacturing Company  
    cotton mill and to superintend its operations. In 1846 he moved to 
    Cambridge, Massachusetts were he served as a representative in 
    the Massachusetts Legislature. He also continued his relations with 
    the textile mills, as president of the Hamilton Manufacturing Company, 
    the Appleton Company, the Essex Company, the Everett Mills, the York 
    Manufacturing Company, and the Exeter Manufacturing Company. 
  2Edward Everett b: 11 Apr 1794, Dorchester, MA d: 15 Jan 1865, 
    Boston, MA; graduated from Harvard University in 1811; minister - 
    Brattle Street Unitarian Church, Boston, in 1814; professor of Greek 
    literature at Harvard University 1815-1826; U.S. Congress 1825-1835; 
    Governor of Massachusetts 1836-1840; United States Ambassador to Great 
    Britain 1841-1845; president of Harvard University 1846-1849; Secretary 
    of State 1852-1853; United States Senate 1853-1854; unsuccessful candidate 
    for vice president of the United States 1860.
  3Lowell, Massachusetts.
 

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The proprietors of the daily stage from this place will
contract to carry the mail daily between this place and
Boston, without stopping at intermediate offices, at one hun-
dred Dollars for the next year.

 

 
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