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Michigan

Jackson Mi.

POSTOFFICE AND MAILS. Isaiah W. Bennett was the first postmaster. The mails came from Detroit once a week. On their arrival those for Jacksonopolis were sorted out and placed by Mr. Bennett in a basket, there to remain until called for by the happy recipient. Letters in those days from friends and relatives at the east were regarded as a great boon, and happy were the families who were so fortunate as to be the favored ones. Consequently they were not allowed long to remain in charge of Mr. Bennett; for when a letter arrived the news was at once spread through the settlements that so and so had on such a day a letter from home, and its contents soon became public property. It was so at least to all who came from the-same neighborhood. The postoffice was first kept in the log-house of Mr. Bennett, which stood on the south side of Main street and on the east side of the public square. In 1834 Mr. Daniel Coleman succeeded Mr. Bennett as postmaster, and held the office until his death in 1836, when Geo. B. Cooper-was appointed. Mr. Cooper continued to hold the office until his resignation in 1846.

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