Mary Katharine Goddard

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Mary Katharine Goddard


Mary Katherine Goddard (June 16, 1738 – August 12, 1816) was an early American publisher and the first American postmistress. She was the first to print the Declaration of Independence with the names of the signatories.

Mary Goddard took control of The Maryland Journal in 1774 while her brother was traveling to promote his Constitutional Post; she continued to publish it throughout the American Revolutionary War until 1784. In 1775, Mary Goddard became Postmaster of the Baltimore post office. She also ran a book store and published an almanac.


ca. 1700's


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