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Copy of abstract of bids under advertisement of March 26, 1839, inviting proposals for carrying the mail of the United

States from the 1st of June, 1839, to the 30th of June, 1843, on the following route in Virginia; to be received until the 1st day of May, 1839, at 3 o'clock P. M., and to be decided on the day following.

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1839, May 3. Accepted.

No. 1924.-From Winchester, by Newtown, Daniel Burke - - | $2,000, stages from 15th April to 15th December, re-
Stephensburg, Middletown, Strasburg, Tom's

mainder on horse ; $1,500, gigs or sulkeys from
Brook, Woodstock, Stony Creek, Mount Jack-

15th April to 15th December, remainder on horse.
son, New Market, Smith's Creek, Harrison Thomas J. Noland
burg, Mount Crawford, and Mount Sidney, to James M. Boyd - - 2,500 ; $2,250, 9 months in 4-horse post-coaches, 3
Staunton, 94 miles and back, 3 times a week,

months on horse.
in 4-horse post-coaches.

Stockton, Falls, & Co. - | 2,450 ; $4,850, daily, 4-horse post-coaches; or with
Leave Winchester every Monday, Wed-

privilege of carrying the three winter months of
nesday, and Friday, at 6 a. m.; arrive at

1839 and 1840 on horse, will agree to a reduction Staunton next days by 2 p. m.

of $460. Leave Staunton every Monday, Wednes Alpheus Beall & Daniel 2,350, with privilege of horse, stage, or other light day, and Friday, at 8 a. m.; arrive at Win Hutchinson.

vehicle service, two months of each year; condichester next days by 4 p. m.

tioned upon the connexion of the mails at StaunAny change of schedule that will allow bet

ton. ter connexions to be made, but retain the same Simon Harman - 1,884, two months the first year on horse, or any speed, can be ordered by the department.

other mode practicable if impossible to get along Proposals will also be considered to carry

with coaches; conditioned upon connexion at
in stages, also on horseback.

Staunton with Lexington and Guyandotte stages.
. As coach service may be sometimes diffi-
cult on this route, proposals will also be re-
ceived for carrying the mail on horseback, in
wagons, or carts, for a specified number of
months, weeks, or days, in each year; but'no
dispensation of post-coach or stage service will
be tolerated, unless it be stipulated in the pro-
posals and embraced in the contract.

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Copy of abstract of bids under advertisement of April 1, 1839, inviting proposals for carrying the mails of the United

States from the 1st of July, 1939, to the 30th of Jine, 1842, on the following post-routes in Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wiskonsin, lowa, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, and Louisiana; to be received at the department until the 25th day of May, 1839, at 3 o'clock, P. M., and to be decided by the 1st day of June next ensuing.

Route, distance, service, and schedule, as ad

vertised.

Bidders.

Amounts, according to the terms of advertisement, ex

cept where otherwise stated.

Decision.

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CHE DU MICHIGAN.
No. 1769.-From Adrian, by Wolf Creek, | Thos. H. Mosher
to Springville, 10 miles and back, once a week.

Leave Adrian every Saturday at 9 a. m.;
arrive at Springville same day by 12 m.

Leave Springville every Saturday at 1 p.
m.; arrive at Adrian same day by 4 p. m.

149

150.

No. 1770.-From Battle Creek to Hastings, Orlando Pierce
20 miles and back, once a week.

David Wood .
Leave Battle Creek every Thursday at 8 a. David Wood -
m.; arrive at Hastings same day by 4 p. m.

Leave Hastings every Friday at 8 a. m.; Sheldon Whitcomb
arrive at Battle Creek same day by 4 p. m. Seth Hull

Henry H. Rush (1771) - |
Josiah Goddard (1790) -
Wm. Newman -

Elias C. Manchester -
No. 1771.-From Battle Creek, by Good- Orlando Pierce (1770) -
winsville, to Coldwater, 25 miles and back, David Wood (1770)
once a week.

David Wood-
Leave Battle Creek every Tuesday at 7 a.
m.; arrive at Coldwater same day by 6 p. m. Jacob M. Blazer

Leave Coldwater every Wednesday at 7 a.
m.; arrive at Battle Creek same day by 6 p.

700.
850 for this and Nos. 1771 and 1772.
320, conditioned upon his getting this route, 1771,

and 1772.
170.
195.

- - - - - - - 1839, June 1. Accepted.
200.
200 - - - - - - - Received 26th May.
700.
850 for this and Nos. 1770 and 1772.
420, conditioned upon his getting this and Nos. 1770

. 1770 and 177his and Nos. 1970
and 1772.
194, by way of Orange, Goodwinsville, and Absco-

tá, provided he can leave Goodwinsville on the
morning of any day, and go and return from Bat-
tle Creek same day, and go and return from Cold-
water the next day.

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John E. Robens - .
Sheldon Whitcomb

180, 175.

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200.

250.
173 · · · · · · · | 1839, June 1. Accepted.
160 . . . . . . . Too late. Rec'd May 26.
200.
850 for this and Nos. 1770 and 1771.
240, conditioned upon his getting this route and

Nos. 1770 and 1771.
115 -

· · · - 1839, June 1. Accepted.
120.
120.
100

- Too late. Rec'd May 26.
100 - - - - - - - Too high.

Clark C. Baker
Henry A. Rush
Josiah Goddard (1790) -

Wm. Newman :
No. 1772.-From Battle Creek, by Augusta, Orlando Pierce (1770) -
to Galesburg, 15 miles and back, once a week. David Wood (1770)

Leave Battle Creek every Saturday at 6 a. David Wood (1770)
m.; arrive at Galesburg same day by 11 a. m.

Leave Galesburg every Saturday at 12 m.; Seth Hull (1770) arrive at Battle Creek same day by 5 p. m. Nathaniel Barney

Josiah Goddard (1790)

E. C. Manchester (1710)
No. 1773.-From Belvidere to Mount Clem- | James L. Couger -
ens, 3 miles and back, once a week.

Leave Belvidere every Friday at 8 a. m.;
arrive at Mount Clemens same day by 9 a. m.

Leave Mount Clemens every Friday at 10
a. m.; arrive at Belvidere same day by 11 a. m.

No. 1774.-From Bellevue, by Vermonti Orlando Pierce (1770) . |
cello, to Ionia, 35 miles and back, once a week. Reuben Fitzgerald

Leave Bellevue every Friday at 6 a. m.; Ephraim Folleti (receiv-
arrive at Ionia same day by 6 p. m.

ed after time.)
Leave Ionia every Saturday at 6 a. m.; ar-
rive at Bellevue same day by 6 p. m.

No. 1775.- From Cassopolis, by Whitmans- Jehiel C. Saxton (receivville and Silver Creek, to Keelersville, 15 ed 26th May.) miles and back, once a week.

Leave Cassopolis every Friday at 6 a. m.; arrive at Keelersville same day by 11 a. m.

Leave Keelersville every Friday at 12 m.; arrive at Cassopolis same day by 5 p. m.

No. 1776.–From Concord to John Wil. Sherman Jacobs (receivbur's, 10 miles and back, once a week.

ed 1st Sept. 1839.) Leave Concord every Saturday at 8 a.m.; arrive at John Wilbur's same day by 11 a. m.

Leave John Wilbur's every Saturday at 12 m.; arrive at Concord same day by 3 p. m.

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Abstract of bids under advertisement of April 1, 1839—Continued.

Route, distance, service, and schedule, as ad-
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v ertised.

Bidders.

Amounts, according to the terms of advertisement,

except where otherwise stated.

Decision.

MICHIGAN-Continued.
No. 1777.–From Flint, by Bearleyville, to Diodate Howard - $300 · · · · · · - Too high.
Lapier, 20 miles and back, once a week. David M. Woodin (re 225.

Leave Flint every Tuesday at 8 a. m.; ar ceived 31st Aug. 1839)
rive at Lapier same day by 4 p. m.

St. V. Warren (received 7 per mile; ($140) - - - - - 1839, Nov. 20. Accepted.
Leave Lapier every Friday at 6 a. m.; ar after time.)
rive at Flint same day by 2 p. m.
No. 1778.–From Flat Rock to Gibraltar, 5 Richard Clark -

50

- Bid is withdrawn.
miles and back, once a week.

Nathaniel Drake
80

- Too high.
Leave Flat Rock every Saturday at 8 a. m.; Emanuel Lewis (receiv 100.
arrive at Gibraltar same day by 10 a. m.

ed 26th Aug. 1839.)
Leave Gibraltar every Saturday at 11 a. m.; | Nathaniel Drake(receiv 7 per mile; three postmasters and five citizens state
arrive at Flat Rock same day by 1 p. m.

ed 9th Dec. 1839.)

The distance to be 8 miles.
Daniel N. Bacon (receiv 45

- 1840, Feb. 21. Contract
ed 18th Feb. 1840.)

ordered.
No. 1779.- From Greenfield to Southfield, Diodate Howard (1777) 124 - - - - - - - Too high.
8 miles and back, once a week.

Leave Greenfield every Monday at 8 a. m.;
arrive at Southfield same day by 11 a. m.

Leave Southfield every Monday at 12 m.;
arrive at Greenfield same day by 3 p. m.

No. 1780.-From Grandville to Port Shel- Orlando Pierce (1770) - 1 1,500.
don, 20 miles and back, once a week.

E. P. Deacon

500, twice a week. Leave Grandville every Friday at 8 a. m.; E. P. Deacon

375. arrive at Port Sheldon same day by 4 p. m. "Josiah McArthur) - 300 .

- Too high.
Leave Port Sheldon every Saturday at 6 a. Edward P. Deacon (re 7 per mile per annum

- 1839, Nov. 18. Accepted.
m; arrive at Grandville same day by 2 p. m. ceived after time.)
No. 1781.-From Geloster, by Olsego, 10 Orlando Pierce (1770) - 700

Too high.
Allegan, 20 miles and back, once a week.

Lester Barnes (received

| 8 per mile per annum, by Plainville and Otsego, dis- 1840, April 4. Contract Leave Geloster every Friday at 8 a. m.; ar after time.)

tance to be certified by postmasters,

ordered. rive at Allegan same day by 4 p. m.

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Leave Allegan every Saturday at 6 a. m.; || arrive at Geloster same day by 2 p. m. 2.0 TS

No 1782.-From Howell to Owasco, 30 Diodate Howard (1777)
smiles and back, once a week.

Allen Weston -
Leave Howell every Friday at 6 a. m.; ar John Curtis -
Srive at Owasco same da

Leave Owasco every Saturday at 6 a. m.;
arrive at Howell same day by 6 p. m.

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E. F. Gay

200.

Too high.

No. 1783.-From Ingham, by Mason Centre, to Jefferson, 25 miles and back, once in two weeks.

Leave Ingham every other Thursday at 7
a. m.; arrive at Jefferson same day by 5 p. m.

Leave Jefferson every other Friday at 7a.m.;
arrive at Ingham same day by 5 p. m.

No. 1784.-From Ingham to the mouth of Orlando Pierce (1770) - | 1,400.
Black river, 95 miles and back, once every Diodate Howard (1777) | 995 -
two weeks.

Leave Ingham every other Thursday at 6
a. m.; arrive at mouth of Black river Satur-
day by 6 p. m.

Leave mouth of Black river every other
Sunday at 6 a. m.; arrive at Ingham Tuesday
by 6 p. m.

No. 1785.-From Jackson, by Ingham and Diodate Howard (1777) 694
Howell, to Flint, 65 miles and back, once every William B. Clifford (re 312
two weeks.

ceived 26th May).
Leave Jackson every other Friday at 6 a.m.;
arrive at Flint next day by 6 p. m.
1 Leave Flint every other Sunday at 6 a. m.;
arrive at Jackson next day by 6 p, m.

No. 1786.-From Jackson, by Montgomery, I Chester C.Carpenter (re- 125 ·
to Gamblesville, 15 miles and back, once a ceived 26th May).
week.

Eliphaz Orris (received 100 -
Leave Jackson every Friday at 6 a. m.; ar P20 October, 1839).
rive at Gamblesville same day by 11 a. m.

Leave Gamblesville every Friday at 12 m.; arrive at Jackson same day by 5 p. m.

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