Friends of the Fishkill Supply Depot
WHAT: Samuel Loudon Memorial Marker Dedication
WHEN: Saturday October 11. 2014 10:00am
WHERE: (at the corner of) 17 Old Main Street and Loudon Drive, Fishkill NY 12524
The public is invited to stand where history was made, and attend the dedication of a new historic marker in memory of Revolutionary War printer and patriot Samuel Loudon.
The Fishkill Historical Society will unveil a plaque near the location of Loudon's Revolutionary War print shop which produced the first copies of the New York State Constitution in April, 1777.
Samuel Loudon relocated his print shop from New York City to the safety of Fishkill following the British takeover of the city in 1776. Here, under contract as official state printer, he turned out orders for the Continental Army, served as first postmaster 1776-1783 when Fishkill was the only post office in the state, published a newspaper, the New York Packet, printed state currency, and in 1777 printed the first 2,090 copies of the New York State Constitution for distribution to the public.
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