Broome County, New York Postal History

Hyde Settlement: August 14, 1832 - May 27, 1856

The Hyde Settlement Post Office was established on August 14, 1832.  The first postmaster of Hyde
Settlement was Franklin Hyde.  On May 27, 1856, the Hyde Settlement Post Office was closed. 

Hyde Settlement - 1833

Hyde Settlement/N.Y. Dec 12 Black manuscript; Manuscript "FREE / Franklin Hyde PM".
                            Free frank by postmaster. 

Hyde Settlement - ?

Hyde Settlement/N.Y. Dec 8 Black manuscript; Manuscript "FREE / F. Hyde P.M.".
                           Another free frank by postmaster. 
                           Letter enclosed but year unknown.

Hyde Settlement - 1847

Hyde Settlement/N.Y. Aug 10 Black manuscript; Manuscript "5".
                            Unpaid rate for under 300 miles per Act of March3,1845. 

Hyde Settlement - 1850's

Hyde Settlement/N.Y. Jany 26 Black manuscript; Black manuscript "Paid 3".
                             Free frank by postmaster.  3 cent rate represents the
                             under 3000 miles prepaid postage per Act of March 3, 1851. 

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