The State Gazette. (Austin City, Tex.), Vol. 13, No. 43, Ed. 1 Saturday, May 31, 1862 Page: 2 of 4
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Voont WídnMdty Mid Sondsyate
a. m. Arrive a- GriwiiWond ne*rrii.i by 0 y. >"■
Rouie ICO. (8729 )
From Kanftnan.by Trindad ana Biookaville, to Wain
hite hi.- 46 íntica «rid baetf, in 0" a week.
l>ave Knulman Monday al 0 a. m, AirWe at Wmb
batchi.. «ame dav by 6 p. in.
l«i ave M'axnhatrble Tunaday [at fl a- ni, Arriye at
Kautmau oam# day tiy 8 p. m.
Kuute 101. (8762.)
From Mount Pleasant, by Gray Bock, TfOijt Ht r. Pal-
'tll'o, Whjt Oak. Tawmt, TimW OW«k. Brl«bt. (3t*r
fti.J B ank Jack Grove, lo UfetuvilU', 8-* rallea and baok,
oneo a w«'k. . ,
Laaru Wo.mt Fk-aiant Monday #t ®a m- Arrive-at
<jt-.>eu<ille next day fly « p. ra..
Is are tíreonvil!o Saturday at a- Ia-
Arrive at Mouni
Xli atant next day by 6 ..«■ . .
Route 10-" (8732 A.) r«.
From Giecnvlllr. by MiIIwoo , Rockwall and Duck
Creek, to Wallas, 67 miles and back, onco a veefc.
JjMveGreoiivllltt'Wediieadoy at 6a. in. Arrive at Dal
to* Hostility I y ll«. m.
ia'íivo lJa.lna Tli
Ai rive at GroehvlU.
uraday at 1 f, ro,
next dry i y 0 p. m.
Route 103. (8733.)
Fn-m Mount l'l. asant. by O rv Hook, MontlcelTé.
WIujikOoki' and Wubatcr. tt> Quitman, 46 m lea und
baoi.. wee a'weeif. • " ( " - '
J.eav.- Mi.tint rietwant Monday at 6 a. ro. Arrive a'
Quitm <ii rattle day by 8 jj. in.
1,"ave QmIiman Saturday at 5 a. 1 . Arrive at Mount'
I'leasttiit «Blue -"y by H p. m.
Route 164. (8733 A.)
From Quitman, ly Garden Valley, Kdom, Brownaboro',
Fincan- le, Henderson villa and Pientitude, to I'alestlne,
87 mile and i ark. once a wet k.
L. ave Qnitman Tuesday at 6 a. m. Arrive at Palestine
>ie*t dav by 0 p. ro.
1.0 va Palestino Thursday at 6 a. rn. Arrive at Quit-
man next day b> 6 p. In. . -
Route 165. (8734 )
From Olark-vlile, i" Fmtliam'a Th'q Yard and K'oma-
Ha. to Ifcaksviile (Ark.), 37 milea and back, once o
l.< ave Clnrkavllle Tuea.lay at 8 a. m. Arrive at Deaka-
V U« rame t)-,y by 8 p.. ill.
L,1 uve lion Oville Moncav at 0 a. m. Arrive at Clark--
vllle same day by 8 |. ns.
, Route 166. (£735.)
From C'aikKvllle, by Havaninih, De Ku'b. Boaton,
Mtwfe'a, K:in<lo (Ark.), a d Fulton, to Waihiugiou,
113 miiea and lack, threo timet* a week.
Leave o arkaville Monday, Wednesday ar.d Fi(day at 6
a. in. Arflve Washington next daya by IS m.
L- uve Washington Ti-e^ay. ThareJiiy and Saturday
<u 1 p. tn. Arrive at Clarliaville next dayr by V r. m.
Route 167. (8736.)
From Ciarkav lie. bv Itoblnaonvilie.lJtarlivill , Blossom
I'airie Pari and floury Glove, to, Bonham, 70 tilles
and back, three t ni"s a week.
L ave (Jiai k-r.lio Muiwiuy Wedenesday and Friday at
2 a. in. Art Te a' Bonham l>y 12night.
L ave Boliliani TuiSúHy.Tliut>dav nd Saturday at 2 u.
Hi, Arrlvo at Clarktvl le by 12 ulaht.
Route 16£!. (8736 A.)
From Bonbnm.by OrnngevilK, Pilot' G£íve, II«ebtílrd,
M Kinoey, l' ano aii.1 Breckenr dge, to Dalias, 1¿ milee
a:ni back three timea a wei-k.
Ij'.oyh Boni'iim Tniiaday, Thursday and Batard y ut 2
a. m. Arrive at Dalian bv 12 iiIbIk.
1. ave Dal'ua Monday. Wednesday and Friday at 2 a.
m. Arrive/at Oonliam by 12 nivht.
Route 109. (8736 B.)
Fr in Dal!an. by Lancaster, Bod i'ak, Waiahatchle,
Olambera' Giei-k M Ifird. íHtlub-ji.-* a:,d BuUld
Sprintfa. to Waco, 90 mileaaud baelf, tliree t'me-a ivc k.
l.-nveDaMan Monday. Wedu« day and Friday at 2 a.
m. Arrive at \Va<i« next days by 2 a. m.
1.1 ave Whoii Túertr'ay, Tbnraday a-ml calor day ot 6 a.
m. Arrive at J la'la* i cx: daya a-. 8 a. m.
Route 170. (8737.)
From Ciarkavilie, by Ko.-alie. Siilphur Bluff and Pliat-
lint Hill, to Tarrant, 45 miles ami back i-nce a wo. k.
Leave Glarkovl lie Moi day at0a. m. Arrive at Tan ant
mxi day at S3 m.
tiy 11 a ill.
-n Tuesday at 1 p. in. Arrive at Mc
ville next dtfj at 8 r. m.
L- uve Tan ant Tuesday at 1 p. m. Airiva at Clarks-
t 6 r. m. I
Route 171. (8i
•I , by Prloe'a Store, Boib D'Aro, Garnett's and
®|f "" ...--i-....
J uiaD'Ari, ,.>T!i..BH|P
to Warren, 30 irillea and back oncea
A rrlve at Warren same
Arrive at Pail* name
L-ave Pari Monday at 7 r. id.
day at 10 p.m.
L ave Warren Tnesday at 7 a, m.
day by 10 p.m. -'-<£• "■ " _J S
Route 172. (S742)
From Pari , by PralriO Mount. Ben Franklin, Ladonla
aud Suuth Snlplmr, lo Greenville-, 56 miiea asd back
onoe a week.
Leavo Paris Morday at 0 a. m. Arrivo at Greeimllle
next day by *2 in. '
Leavo Greonville Tuesday at 1 p. in. Arrivo at Paris
next day by 9 p. m.
Route 173. (8743.)
From Bonham, by Warren, Sherman and Macomb, to
Gainesville, 80 miles and baok twice a week. <■
Li-rve Bonham Tuesday and Thursday at 0 a. m. Ar-
rive t Galneav lie next days bv 12 in.
Li live Galnetvllle Wednesday and Friday at 1 p.m.
Arrive at Bonham next days b.v 8. p. m.
iloute 174 (8743 A.)_
From GalneBville, by Head or Kim, to Montague, 88
miles and bai-k, once a wcik. «''■j K
L-ave Guineavl !e Wedneacayat 1 p.m. Arrive a!
Monlaiuo next day by 12 m.
lÁ-ave montague Thursday" at lp. m."- Arrive at Gaines-
ville next day by 12 in.
Route 175. ¿8744.SSÉ
— From Bonham, by Tidwell Gieuk. Greenvlllo, Bhiloh.
Davis' Milla, Retina and Lake Fork, to Quilman,00
mifes and back, once a week.
Lt ave Bonham Mi.i.day at 8 a. m. A rrlve at Quitman
next da bv It) p. m.
Li ave Quitman .Monday at 8 a. m. Arrive at' Bonham
next day by 10 p. m. .
Route 176. (8745)
. Frum Bonham, by Kentaoky Town and Mantna, to
Weston, 30 mlleB and back, <>noe a week.
Leavo Bonham Monday at 8 a. m. Arrive at Weston
fame day by 4 p.
_ia o Weston '1 irnsday at 8 «. m. Arrive at Bóchala
sama dSy by 4 p. m.
Bids to run two tiips a week will bo considered.
Route 177. (8748.)
From Galneavtllo, by Ar ade ano Pilot Point in Denton
ooubty/io MrKlnney 47 miles and back, oncea week.
I.eave Gaineavii: Monday at 8 a. m. Arriveat McKin.
my next day by 11 a. m.-
Loavu MeKmnney Tuesday at 1 p. m. Arrive at Gaines-
ville next day by 6 p. m.
íloute 178. (8749.)
From Galnervtlle, tar Denton, Loulavilie, Trinity Mills
and Farmer's Branch, to Dallas,70 miles and back.
a week, JB1BL..
Leave Gainesville Monday at 6 a. m.
next day by 6 p.
L. ave Dolías Wi
vllio next day by 8 p. in
Arrive at Dallas
cdneaday at 6 a. m
8 p. m.
From -Foit Waahlta (Ark.), by Woodboro' (Texas),
Sdeiman, Faimington at.d Weston, to MoKlnury, 76
miles and back ohco «.week.
Leave Foit U aahlta Wednesday at 6 a. m.
M. Klum y nexs-day by 0 p. m.
I.i ave MeKlnncy Monday at 6 a. m. Arrive at Fort
Waahlta next di y by 0 p. m.
Route 180. (8751.)
From Dalngirlleld. by Tjiilouvilie and Dalby Spring, to
De Kalb, 4o milee and bark, onoe a wet k.
Leavo Daingei-fl.'ld Msiidny a 6 . in. Arrive at De
Kaib same day by 9 p. m.
Leave,De Kaib Tus-dny at 8 a. ja.
Arrive at Dalngur-.
Held same day by 9 p. m.
Route 181. (8752)
From Jaekshoro', by Salt Hil< and BumsH's Store, to
Palo Pinto. 83 miles and back, onoo a wt>«k.
Leavo Jac-kaboro' Saturday at 8 a. m. Aulve at I'alo
Pinto same day by 4 p m.
Leave Palo Pinto Sunday at a a. m. Arrive at Jacks-
boro' same day by & p.- m.
Route 182. (8754.)
pilfeH I ■ . . ,■
L'lava Maridlan Tuesday ut 6 a, m. Arrive at Stevens
Vtlje same day by 8 p. m. - •'flf&'.-.-k •"r.'id
Leave «teveiitville Wednesday at 5 a. m. Arrive at
Meridian same day by 8 p. m.
Route 183. (8755:) jfe'
From Meridian, by Hum, Bisley's Creek and Cora, to
Wood C. H., In Brown county, 100 miles and baok onoe
3 Meridian Monday at 8 a. m. Arrive at Wood C
ti doy 1h*
Wood O. ft. Wednecday *t 6 a. m. Arrive t
i next dsy by 11 . m, w Wf -''
Route 184. (8756.)
i Woatberford, by V( al'a Station nd West Fork,
to Decatur, M miles and back oue« a week. J-
Leave Weatherford Tharsday at 6a. m. ^trrive at D«-
iridlan, by Flag Pond aud Duffan, to SUvens-
nilsa and back, onoo a week
ay by e p. m,
ot th by Aril!
to Detvttur, «0 ml loo
LeavaT>«eatnr Wodnesdsy at 6 a. m. Arrive ^t Fort
VVcrih same day by 8 p. in.
Route 186. (8758.)
From Deeatur, by Antelope and .)g. k«boro>, to Fort
Bi 'd^an, S2m 1^8 and bai k, once a *« k.
U avo Del a,or Friday at 8 p. m. Arr.ve at Fort Bolk-
■ ap next dsy by 0 p. in.
Leavo Fort JBe knap Monday at 8 a. m. Arrive at De
eatur ne.xt day by 8 p. m.
Route 187. (8759 )
From Waxahatotile, by Alvarado'and Buchanan, to Ac-
ton 80 milea aM ba?k, onea a w*ek.
Otave W axa h a toll) e'Thi redtiy a' 8 a. m. Arriveat Ac-
i>n JKXt day by 12 ill.
L ave A c'ihi Friday a' 1 p. m. Arrlvo at Waxabatchle
i.ext day by 8 p. UJV
Route 1*8. (8760 )
From Greenville, by Fa mcreviile, to Mc-Klnt\fy, -80
miles and bai k niiee a m— k.
Leave Greenville Monday at & a. m. Arrive at McKin
i y aum- d y by 8 p. m.
L ave M K.nm v Tuesday at 6 a. m. Arriveat Green-
villo same oay I y 8 p. m.
Route 189. (8764.)
From MnKlnniy, by Lebanon, bie '«rtV Creek I>wk-
vl'Ie Grape Vim ami BlrtVllie,to FortWorU , 55 inlies
and k, f ce a v it.
Leave M. Kinmy Monday at 8 a.m. Arr ve at Fo t
Worth in xt day n:
L avo Fort Vor
Kinney next day by 8 p. m.
Rotttt! 190. (8765.)
From M K'niny, ly B«k Hill ai d Littlu E'm, to Den-
ton, S4 BU'* and ha k once a wn k.
L- ave M' K;nnvy Monday at 6 a. in. Arrive at Denton
-anio t'ay by 7 p. m.
Lfave lientmi Tu- eday at 6 a m. Arrlvo at MoKiuncy
■ atnu day liy 7 p. m
Route 191. (8766.)
Fiom Sherman, by C"a> totijtnd Pilot Point, to Douton
46 ml i s and bai k, ot.oo' a w< ek.
L «v« ghaimati Mondsy at 6 a.m. Arriveat Denton
?arue day by 7 p. m.
Leave iletiten Ttin^dry at 6 a m. Arrive at Sherman'
.amo day by 7 p.m.
Route 192. (8~68 )
Frcm Boston, b\ Dou^'ai-ville, ltavai a Fe.rent llpme,
(.'«artland and Linden, to dud'erson, 72 mires and iiai k
twice a vr«k
ldrvo Bolton Tuesday and Friday at 8 i m. Arrive al
Jefferson next day in A p ni.
Leave .Iett>r oti M nday and Thursday at 8 a m. Ar-
rive at Buston nejl. day 'n 8 p m
Route 193. (8770.)
From San Saba to Lampasas, 8S miles ai d back onoe a
.Leave San Saba Monday at 8 a m. Arrive at Lampos-
sns aan e day by 7pm.'
Leuvu Lauipassaa Tuesday at 8 am. Arrive at San
Saba same day bi 8 p m
Route 194. (8771.)
From Weathor/ord to I'alo Pinto, 35 iuiK>a and back
once u wfi k
L« ave Weatherford Friday at 6 a m. Arrlvo at Palo
Pinto enme day t y «0 p ni.
i^-avc Pnlo I into Katun?ny at fi a m. Arrive at Weath-
er lord name doy by 10 p m %
Route 195. (8773.)
From Altó, by Sh'" k'- bitiiT Qanroek and JíoTtall Prai-
rie. to Snmpter. 48 In1 les ai d back, once n we. k
Irf-avc Alto Monday at 8a m. Arrlvo at bumpier next
day h& llum.
Leave Sumpter Tuesday atl p m. Arrive at Alto next
day b) 8 p m.
Route 196. (>>779')
From Marshall, by Ash £jir¡ng, Kai-pvlllo. Pire Tree.
Point Pleaaant ai d Stai rville, to Tyler. 87 mile arid
t.ack, three time n wc< k
Leave MarBl.n i Tne«da\, Thursday nrd Saturday at 4
am. Arrive at Tj U-r next daj a by 12 m
Leave Tyler Sunday Wednesday and Friday at 2 p m.
Arive at t. arahnll next dais by 8 pm.
Route l'J7. (8784.)
Fri.m Sherman, by Cbalyi e ite tjpripy, D'ek'nson, De1-
aware and Ilorie Shoe Bend to Gaitesville, 80 miles and
ba, k or.oe a we< k
L'-ave dheiman Wednesdnyai 6nm.
Ltave (jatnesvil'é Thursday atl p m. Arrlvo at Bher
vllle next day t-y IV ni
* " ' He"
man next day by 8 p m,
Rouie 198. (8792)
From Bolton, by Howard O irvel) and Station Creek to
Gateovllle, 46 miles and bu'k opoe a week.
Leavo Beltoti Tuesday al 8 am. Arrive at Gitasvllle
sume dnv by 10 p in.
Ll ave Ga'psville Wndnestlsy at 8 a ro. Anive at Bel-
ton same day bv 10 p ra
■ Route 199. (87-94.)
Frcm C.iiininuhBin, by fck-rbln «i d ,E .ergreeu, to Lex-
36 miles and back, oi-ce a weik
r^tave Unnnlni(hHoi Friday at 8 a m Arriveat I^xlng-
t«n sopio day by 6 pm.
Leave' f.exlnanon Saturday at 8 a m. Arriveat Cun
n ngbsm same day by 0 p m.
Route 200. (8798.)
From Paris, by Patti nV le. Bogansport and ünlon
Bldi;o, to Mount Pleasant, 55 miles and back, once a
t.eavo Paris Thursday at 8 a m Arrive at Mr.unt
Pleasant next day by 12 m. ?
Leave Mount J Mi assnt Friday at 2 p m. Arrive at Pa-
ils next day by 10 p ni.
Route 201. (8799.)
From Lnrrlosa, by Fincan tie and Ton M.
38 miles and lia' k, oncé a weik.
Leave Larrissa Friday at 6 a m. Arrive at Athens
>amfl day by 6 p m ' •
L'-avo Athens Saturday at 6 a m. Arrive at Larrissa
a amo day by 8 pm.
. Route 202. (8800 )
From Lncanspc.rt, b> Trultt's Hroro and Ifiü'árd's to
P.Uri a Vista, miles and bark, onoe a week
Lrave Logansport Arrive at Buen Vls-a
Leavo Hut.na visla Arrive at Lo.anaport
Bidders will state the dlstnnce and propose a schedule.
Route 203. (8803 )
Fmm Gilmer, Iw Cyprei-a, Fany vllle, Wlnnsboro' and
Woodland, to Bright Star, 65 miles and back, one'e a
L'-ave Gilmer Thnrsday at 8 a ra. Arrive at Bright
.8t« next dai b> I# :-";
Leave Bright 8lar Friday at 1 p m. Arrive at Gilmor
next day by 7 p m.
Route 204. (8809.)
From Georgetown, by Clrelevllle, San Gabriel and San
Andi ri",_to C«m°ron, 60 miles and back, ones a wei k
Ton Mile, to Athenr,
Li ave (Georgetown Wednesday at 8 a m, Arrive at
Gatceron next day by 12 m.
Lesve Cameron Thursday at l'p m. Arrive at George
town next day by 6 pm.
Route 205. (8810.)
From Port Lavaca, to Tcxana, 27 miles and back, once
Leave Port Lavaca Friday at 1 p m. Arrive at Texana
next day by 11 a m.
Leave Texana Saturday -at 3 p m. Arriveat Port La
vaoa nixt day'hy 12 m.
Route 206. (8814.) •
From Mflrstall, by Frier dshlp, Omega, Gilmer and
Holly Springs, to Quitman, 76 miles rd back, twice a
Leave Marshall Tuesday and Friday al 6 am. Arrive
at .Quitman next days by 4 pm. ; '
Lrave Quitman Monday rind Thnrsday at 6 a ai.. Arrive
at Marshall t ext days by 4 p. m
Route 207. (8814 A.)
From Quitman, by Hprlngvtlle, Mustang, Cedar Grove
aad Ceuar Fork, to Kaufman, 62 miles an
and baok, once a
Arrive at Kaufman
Leave Quitman Monday at 6 a m.
next dsv by 12 m.
Leavo Kaufman Tuesday at 1 p . Arrive at Quitman
next day by 8 p m
Route 208. (8816.)
From Huntsvllle, by Newport and Sebaotopol, to Bump-
ier, 41 miles and hank, ot.on a week.
Leave Huntsvllle Wednesday at 10 a m. Arrive at
Sntnpter saine day by 10 p m.
Leave Huumpter Thursday at 4 a.m. Arrive at Hncta-
ville same day ba 4 p m. .
Route 209. (8816.)
From San Aufttiitlr.e, by Sexton, to Milton, 2 rolleo
and back, om-e a weok
Luave San Ausustlne Friday at 8 a m. Arrive at Mil-
ton same day by 8 p m. - " ; ; j ,, a .
Leave Millón Saturday at 8 a m. Arrive at 8an Ausus-
tlne same day b. 8 pm.
Route 210. (8817.)
Fr«m WoodvHIe, by Billum's Cieek, Fort Turan and
lliimer; to Nacogdoches, 80 mil«s and baok, three times
bidders will propose a schsdole, leaving Woodvllleon
the arrival ol the mail from Beaumont, and reoohlnf
Nacogdoches in 34 hours,
• Route 211. (8818.) .*•
Froto Woodvllle, by Mora HiVlllo. Bliitt Creek, Living
uylyBp. m. " ©v Bidders will propose «¡schedule, leaving Woodvllle on
ot Friiiay at8 a. n. Arrive at We ther- «rival of Hfaumerit mail.u.d reaching HunUvllilein
yM Route 213. (8820.)
From 8abluetown, by Milam. Sun Auijustlno, Oliarlno
and Melrose, to Xacogdacht s, 86 tulles und back.
Bidders Will propose a soiiedulo.
Kxtrscti from Laws of the Confederate
. Suites, &.c.
Tho Postmaster General requests that bid-
ders, guarantors, sureties, and all persons
concerned, or iritendingrto be conecrned, in
mail contracts will careluliv read and-exain-
ine the abstract of laws licre pteseuted, and
also tbe forms and instructions, in. order that
bids niay be made and liabilities assumed uu-
deretandingly, and that all misapprehension
or cause of twinplaint bereatter may be
Postmasters aro required tp make tliem-
selvea familiar with tLofO laws and instruc-
tions, that they may be able to inform and
An Actto continue in force certain laws of
the UnituT States of America.
Be it enacted by the C'onft derate States of
America, in Congress assembled: That all
laws of the United States of America, in
fnice and in nse in the Confederate States of
America on the first '«?nv of November la-1,
and not ;ncon-is<ant with the Constitution of
the Confedi-rste States, be and the same are
hereby continue^ in force until altered or re-
pealed by the Congress. ' ( w-
Adopted, Februury 9, 18G1.
Postmasters, clerks and others employed in
•post offices, cannot be contractors.
See. 42, act of March 3, 1825. That no
postmaster, assistant jMiKtraa-teiv or clerk
employed in any post office, shall be a con-
tracto* or concerned ip a contract ior carry-
ing the mail.
See. 26, act of July 3, 1836. That if any
perjon employe I in the Post Office Depart-
ment,-or as postmaster,shall become interest-
ed in any mail contract, or act as agent, with
or without compensation, in any matter oy
thing relating to business in said department,
for any contractor or person offering to
become u contractor, he shai! be forthwith
dismissed from oiiice, and shall be liable to
pay so much money as wott d have been
realized from said contract, to be iecovered
irt an action of debt in anv court having
jurisdiction, thereof, in the name of the Con-
federate States, for the use if the Post
Office Department ; and it shall be tli<> duty
of the Postmaster General to causo prosecu-
tion to be instituted.
Contractors, carriers, &c, to be sworn.
Sec. 2, act of March 3, 1825. That the
Postmaster General, and all other persons
employed in the General Post Office, or in
the cate, custody, or conveyance of the mail,
shall, previous to entering upon the duties
assigned to them, or the execution of their
trusts, and before they shall be entitled to
receive any emolument therefor, respectively
thke and subscribe the following oath or
affirmation, before some magistrate, and cause
a certificate thereof-to be filed in the
General Post Office: "I, A. B, do swenr, (or
affirm, as the case may be,) that I will faith-
fully perform all the duties required of me,
and a.bstai t from everything forbidden by
the laws in relation to the es'sblishment of
said service, for the whole period of the j:
te 212. (8819.)
custody, convcyance, or management, of tbe
iiio.il. shall be subject to all pains, penalties and
forfeitures for violating the injunctions, or
neglecting the duties required of . him by the
laws relating to the establishment of -the
post office and post roads, whether such
person shall have taken the oath or affirma-
tion, ab^e prescribed or ¿lot.
Conveyance of letters, Ac., op post roads,
Sec, 3, act of March 2. 1827. That no
person, other than the Postmaster General,
or his authorized agents, shall set up any
foot or horse post, for the conveyance of let-
ters and packets. upon any nost road which
is or may be established as such by law. And
every person who shall offend herein shall in-
cur a penalty of not exceeding fifty dollars
for each letter or p&rkct so carried.
(Penalty increased by 9th, lOtb, 11th, and
13th sections of the act of March 3, 1845.)
In relation to failure to enter into contract.
Sec. 44, act of March 3, 1825. That any
person or persons who shall hereafter make
any proposal in writing to carry or transport
the mail upon any route or routes which may
be advertised to bo let., and such person or
persons shall be determined by the Postmas-
ter General to be entitled to tbe contract by
virtue of such proposition, and such person or
persons shall fail or refuse to enter into an
obligation, with' good and sufficient security,
to poriorm puoh contract within the time re-
quired by the Postmaster General in such
advertisement, such person or persons shall for-
feit and pay so much money as sh;dl be the dif-
ference between the amount confined in such
proposal and the amount the Postmaster Gen-
eneial shall have to pay for the same trans-
portation of the mail on such route or routes,
which sum may be recovered by the Post
Master General in an action on the case. "
1,¡abilities of guarantors of bidders who fail
to enter inter iuto contract.
Sec. 27, act of July 2, 1836. That every
proposal for the transportation oí the mail
shall be accompanied by a written guaranty,
signed by one or more responsible persons, to
the effect that be or they undertake that the
bidder or bidders will, if his or their bid be
fccceptcd, enter into an obligation, in such
time as may be priscribed by the Postmaster
Generaf, with good and sufficient sureties, to
perform tho service proposed. No proposal
shall be considered unless accompanied by
such guaranty. If, after acceptance of a pro-
posal, and notification thereof to the bidder
or bidders, he or thsy shall fail to enter ipto
an obligation witliin the time proscribed by
the Postín lister General, with good and suffi-
cient sureties, for tlie performance of the ser-
vice, then tbe Postmaster - ~ ™J
to contract with some
posal, to bo charged up against the said bid
dor or bidders and his or their guarantor or
guarantors, and tbe same may bo immediately
recovered by the Confederate State- , for the
use ot the Post Office Department, in an ac-
tion of debt against either or all of said per-
sona. . •
isters showing the exact times of the arrivals
a d departures of the mails.
nay be rejected.
183C. That tho
Bills of failing contractors
Sec. 24, act of July 2, 1
Pi it. t master General shall not be bound to
consider the bid uf any persnp who shall have
witfuljy or jiegligentiy failed to perform ui
execute a prier contract. J
Irt relation to combinations among bidders to
nrevoiil bidding. ' . • -• „ • '
That no con-
ec. 28, act of July 2, 1836.
(net for the transportation of the mail shall
Imowinply be mado by the Postmaster Gen-
eral with any person who shall have entered
into anv combination, tn prevent the making of
any bid for a mail contract by any other per-
son or pvrso.is, or who shall have wade any
agreement, or h 11 bavo given or performed,
oi-promised to give or perform, any consider-
ation whatever, or to do, or not to do, any-
thing whatever, in order to induce any other
person or persons not to bid-for a mall con
tract. And if any person, so offending be a
mail contractor,he may béjortiwríth dismissed
from the service of the department: Provided,
Tl at whenever tho Postmaster Gen ral shall
ejercido the power conferred on him by this
f ection, he sh^ll transmit a copy or statement
of tho evidence on which he acts to Cungress
at its next sesión. '
N i pay to be made until contracts are exe
«ítrted ; nor lor additional service, unless
previously ordered. < - '.
Sec. 29, act of Jitly 2, 1836 That no per-
son whose bid for the transportation uf the
mail may be accepted shall receive any pay
until he shall have executed his contract ac-
cording t'j law aud the regulations of the de-
partment; nor shall any payment be made
for any additional regular service in the
transportation of the mail, unless the same
shall have been rendered in obedience toa
prior legal order of the Postmaster General,
Requiring servi-e to bcu let to the lowest
bidder, &c., &c.
Sec. 18, act of March 3, 1845. That it
«hall be the duty of the Postmaster General,
in all future lettinga of contracts for the
transportation of the mall, to let the same, in
every case, to the lowest bidder tendering suf-
ficient guaranties for faithful performance,
without other reference to the mode of such
transportation than may be necessary to pro-
vide for the due celerity, certainty, and secu-
rity of such transportation; nor shall any
.now contractor hereafter be required to pur-
uhase O'tt or to take at a valuation tlio stock
ik vehicle of any previous contractor for the
Exemption from military duty, Ac.
Sec. 35, act of March 3, 1825. That the
-pwtrMrew, arm arlVfers Of tVie
mail stages, shall be exempt from militia du-
ties, and serving on juries, or any fine or pen-
alty fur neploct thereof.
("By the 34 th' section of the act of July 2,
18ó6, tlié exemption is extended to assistants
and clerks in post offices.) ;r;¿:
No additional allowance unless for additional
Sec. 4?, act of March 3, 1825. That no
additional allowance shall be made b„
Postmaster General to the contractor or car-
rier of any mail, on any route, Over or beyond
the amount stipulated in the contract entered
into for the transportation of the mail on such
route, unless additional service shall bo re-
quired ; and then no additional compensation
shall bo allowed to exceed the exact propor-
tion of the original amount to the additional
Consolidated bids prohibited, and increase of
"Sec. 23, act of July 3, 1836. No consoli-
dated or combination bid shall he received,
and no additional compensation shall bo made
to any mail contractor, so as that the eotn-
pensatiinfor additional regular service shall
exceed the exact proportion which the origi-
nal compensation bears to the original -ervices
stipulated to be performed; and no extra al-
lowance shall be made to any contractor by
tho Postmaster General for an increase of ex-
pedition in the transportation of the mail,
unless thereby tho employment of additional
stock or carriers by the contractor shsil be.
reudercd necessary; and in such case the ad-
ditional compensation shall neve.- bear greater
proportion to the additional stock or carriers
rendered necessary than the sum stipulated
in the original contract bears to the stock $nd
carriers necessarily employed in its oxecutiou.
ÍJy tbe «amo section, of the same law no
change can be made frit the " U/ms of an ex-
isting contiact"—that is the schedule time
for performing a trip cannot be increased, nor
can horse service be improved into stage ser-
vice, two-horse stage into four-horse, &c., &c.
Changes of these kinds can only bo effected by
re-advertising for a new letting, and making
no member oí Congress can be a contractor,
or be concerned, directly or ' * **" H|
contract with the govcruu
ume act it is ma Ja a high
any officer of the United J
to enter, id its behalf, into
mcmbt-r of. Congress.
The 7th section of the law of March 3,1825
enacts " that no other than a.
person shall be -employed it
no carrii r shouldf be emplo;
sixteen years of age.
I The authority to cv-Ublish .
not vested in tho Postmaster"
can be ox tend or lengthen flio-e almc„ „
tablished. He can cap only pl,-ce mail servia
on such roads as have b>en declared "
r/utes by act of Goitf
plank roads, canals, navigable tivers, and ot
also the road from the nearest post ofli
an established route to the court-houso of
c-ionty which may bo otherwise without a
The Postmaster General has no power under
the law to release bitlders and contractors
and their gurantors and sureties from their .ránsp¿.rt#úon"
i sV h «!e ires t<
liatiilities on the allegation of red or suppo-e l
mistakes of any kind in making proposals.
He particularly requests that, before bidding,
the fullest inquiry and investigation be made
in regard to the route, distance, service,
weight of mails, cost of stock, feed, and all
expenses existing and likely to occur during
thecOTlrson i^nn, and with due consideration
of the consequences imposed by livv on delin-
quent . •
T\e Auditor of tho Treasury for the Post
Office Department has found so much incon-
venience, risk, and expense to result from the
practice of contractors in looking drafts on
their pay in advance of the quarterly settle-
ments, that he has been compel let! to adopt
the following regulation, to which he will
rigidly adhere, and of which contractors and
all concerned will take notice:
''■But one draft for the pay on each route
per quarter will bo paid or filed for payment
in this office. This draft should state on its
face that it is the on'y ene for the quarter and
the rovte (both specified) on which it is drawn;
and ths signature thereto should be atteited by the
postmaster at the place where it may be drawn
■and <nte other witness, ami each assignment
thereof sootdd be attested by tiea witmssts."
It will be perceived that a draft so drawn
can only be received and filed in the offico
by courtesy of the Auditor; it cannot be ac
cepted as business paper is usually accepted,
and imposes no obligation, and raises no claim
on the Confederate States, except to pay the
amount at the proper time, or so much as may
be duo the drawer on the quarter named, and
no other. But ff tho whole amount due tho
oontractoi* Ixk not sufficient to meet the. draft,
it cannot be surrendered, but, though a por-
tion only be paid, it must remain in the
uflico an a "vouchor" /br the payment, as the
law requires of all vouchers.
Form of Proposal, Guaranty alid Certifl-
The undersigned, —-— whose post office
address is , county oi .. "-¿V i"T. , itaie of
proposes to convey the mails of the
derate States, from July 1, 1862, to
30. 1866, on Iloute No. , between
and under the advertisement
f H Ui*p<«i!i l
tract and i
Schedules to bo furnished and posted up in
pojt offices.—Registers to'be returned and
reports made. \
Sec. 31, act of July 2,1836. That it shall
be the duty of the Postmaster Genera! to
furnish to the postmasters at. the termination
of eich route a schedule, specifying the times
of arrival aud departure at their offices, re-
spectively, of each' mail, a copy of which the
postmaster shall poat up in some conspicuous
place in his office; and the Postmaster Gen-
eral shall also iurriish a notice in like manner of
any change or alteration in the arrivals aod
departures which mav bo ordered by him.
And it shall be the duty of every postme
promptly to report to the department •<
¡■lency, neglect, or malpractice
contractors, theii agents, or carriers, that i
come to his knowledge And the Postmaa
ft. Pavmoti'a will I i
draf ,on V)n ttnaa*i.r<,
of t ash quHrter—Kvyit
wtnber. - - ■
10 'l'lie Ílítsnce* uro ;
Jormftiion; but no Inorí
thév bo grunter tlim '
j>l¡od be porre^tly
telet* on tki* point, and i
of 'lie mail, ilio mjiiditlon
at il tolibrWtft'ih ft-rrlcs, nr f.l
vfbioh i jtpi-nefe inoy bo iticm
tlóbal pay, baai-d on jiieh
nor lnr ftUngiyt mlstak.
dogrto of wji vion; nor I
oonttr tied, or ottipi- ol
ocourHiix during tho (join
after this ndv(i-tliM>meut l«
oontra^t term ore to be vl
tbe dirtane be not litoroseed.
ll. A bid received after tho
or without the (ra«nw!;,rMtil.... .. ....
Date an to the en(!l$lei oy of meh gnatiHfty,«
ooti«We-«d In oo. petiuon wltii a regnkr
rea*on.ibl« In araoont.
12 R ddrra uhobld flr«t propose for Bervtee «Metly
aconr-rlnst 1i tho advertlíamniit and V e ¡ií'h"yde<i:r«y
sepaietclu tor different i-ervleo; and It iheregu'ur bid be
tins iowB-t offered for the nflv-rtlged serviee, the otbar
propoaHioBB may bs eonaldered. . .
13 Th«re hmild be bat oi-.u route bid for in *.pro-
poa.iL .C o ol I dated ot oombinattim bid* i"propo*lr
oue piitn for two <v more rout en") are íorMddou Uy la
' ~*t ~¡
■ 'f :
an'i ouniioi >i|- t-(ini.iut ri-M.
anMd i po i o
ai!<li-ce*, and tbwe of each nembei of a firai where a
oompai'V offoí honld be dletinf'- ■* • '
IB. Bidder* are r<^a '~
' tho printed form of pi
went, to write out ill foil
ret.ln copien of them.
Altered btd« Miónld
tilda onee aubmitle'l be
a bidder or guarantor
received be/ore It la
Each bid man be gt
son*> - • «
General yaamntleR cannot ba artmUicd.
allowed tinla#* ,
or rearirlnK prop
led by two responsible per-
Th b!d and
of the Postmaster General, dated Jaj:u ry
31,1862, " with celerity, certeitity and secü-
rity,"* for the annual sum of dollars.
This proposal is made with full knowledge of
the.distmce of the rmUc, the 1oeight Of the mail
to be carried, and all other particulars iu refer-
ence to the route and service; and also after
careful examination of the laws and inrtruct wu
attached to the advertisement.
Dated ' Vvfev, 1
Tbe uudersigned, residing at -——, state
of —, undertake that if the foregoing bid
for carrying the mail on routo No. , be
accepted by the Postmaster General, the bid-
der shall, prior to the 1st. day of August 1862,
enter into the required obligation, or contract,
to perform the service peopoaud, with good
ami sufficient sureties.
This we. do understanding distinctly the obli-
gativas ana^ liabilities assumed by guarantors
under the 27th section of the ant of congrte$ of
Jttfy 2,1836, and now in force in ths Confederate
States, by virtue of an act approved Qlh Fé-
;■ ■. CBRTtft
Tho úndersignod, postmaster at
state of —) , certifies, under his oa i n or
orrlcK, that he is acquainted with tho above
guarantors, and knows them to bo n
propejrty, and able to make good their
anty. .. "w ¡
I Bee act of eonftrei* ot-Maref 8,1845, nor. 18.
The proposal Riu-t he signed by the bidder, or Hd-
der*. the «oariuity by not Kwa iban two guaran tora, and
float® by a poetmaaler or a Judge óf tt oourt of
a new contract superseding the"existting con- ^nd bv mitt, '¡tr-ct t«W "tibief of tfa* Uonw.
tract and service. Bureau, ivat omee Depart
;iircHii,.ÍVai Om.:e Degttt rieiit, Richmond, Virginia,"
Inatruotluna, CoiitnSniiig Centilllons to !>•
tent the Department
Bialla; bat,! ■■
to be no more delay
the mall bag*.
2 On rail toad
where the mode nl
agent* of the Poet
blank melt baga, [■
without extra charge.
$. Steamboat cow]
from, and deliver it
menoement and end
tbe bld« or falling éontraato ..... ——— ,
la. The bid shonld V aoaled, enpcreerlbed u M U
Hropoanl -, Btate of , BiWrf^cd • Chief of the
Contract Bureau, Blehmond^Argliita,"
17. The contracta are Id be exr en'tpd an
the department by or bcftira the lit doy q
but the eervloe must he commence l o;> tí . .
ceding, or on the ma day o*t after Hi nt date, wh
the contriusti «w;ftn uti'¿l or nof. No r
I rant far will bo conablcr-.l until I"
cuted and received at the depn
trotiafer will be allowed urleaa ifwid c
or. therefor arc given, to be determli
ment. In atl caaes tbe TéUrii
ment. in all caaes tho retiring contr
qui red to beooma one of the suri tica on
18. Foatmaatet* at office on or near . .
more than eighty roda from it station, will, Immediately
after the 30.h ol Murc.h next, n nort tl-elr ix ir! dlatance
from the nearest, station, and how they are Otlwrwiaa .
supplied with the mall, to enable the pontmastei
to direct a mail messenger supply from the 1st
> . I
ISth Mlirch 1881,
portatioii ot the i
low eat biddei
for the due
construed at j.
and whatever i
to insure its (
have the prqfcri
20 A mod i a
terms is tantamount to a i
of an act of copgrem i
tha 3d neétioii dr,
ride that iM||
sha'I ba iet11
reference to I
■Uy. certainty, and
s mnr Molt
[ion ot a bid
ceived, o as to interfere
after the laat hour
bid. with guaranty
sutHcleiicy of guarantors or auretie i
that they are persona of sufficient t
bidders, guarantors, and suretins
th.-tt on failure to enter into or p*
«SL JPreaerit oootri
department, must equally with
tors and eertlflcate# of their soil
In the forma above presortb "
Boiency muat be aign
ot a court of teoord.
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tr' " 'v
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