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Hon. Samuel Allyne Otis
(b. 24 Nov 1740 - d. 22 Apr 1814) Range 30 Site 14
A Delegate from Massachusetts. Graduated from Harvard College in 1759 and engaged in mercantile pursuits in Boston. Collector of clothing for the Continental Army in 1777. Member of the Continental Congress in 1787 and 1788; elected Secretary of the United States Senate on April 8, 1789 and served until his death.
The National Intelligencer, April 23, 1814
Died. Yesterday in this city, after an illness of four or five days only, Samuel A. Otis, Esquire, late Secretary of the Senate, aged 73. His long and faithful service in many important public offices, and especially in that of Secretary of the Senate, from the first organization of the General Government, to the last day of the last session of the Senate, (during which time he was never absent a single day from the duties of the Senate while in session) entitle him to the grateful remembrance of his country.
His friends and the citizens of the District are invited to attend his funeral this day at 3 o'clock p.m. from his late residence on the Capitol-hill.
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