Have you ever heard the phrase – signed, sealed and delivered?
This idiom refers to a legal deed, which to be valid had to be signed by the seller, sealed with a wax seal, and delivered to the new owner.
“Signed and sealed and delivered” was a phrase used in a letter from Samuel Andrews to Mr. David Naughty dated March 27, 1732. The letter confirmed Mr. Andrews’ receipt of Margarett Naughty, the niece of David Naughty and the details of her indenture-ship until eighteen years of age.
Other letters were signed, sealed and delivered by the Post Office. [Read more…]