Colonial Post Office

IMG_0685Alexander Spotswood (c. 1676 – 6 June 1740) was a Lieutenant Colonel  in the British Army and a Lieutenant Governor of Virginia. Spotswood initially sought to improve relations with American Indians through regulated trade, to end piracy, and to increase gubernatorial power. Around 1732 at Massaponax, Spotswood built what may have been the first purpose-built foundry in the British North American Colonies.

He also served as deputy postmaster general for North America after 1730.

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