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lnl ru;u:ivl with bid, &ICO.
From Elkin. by State Iioud, Koar
ir.r r. in siutl laurel Iiranch. to
15315
Ct?erry Laue, 224 miles ami back,
once a week.
Leave Klkin Friday at 6 a m;
Arrive at Cherry Lane by 12 in;
Leave Cherry La no Friday at 1 p m;
Arrive at E'kni by 7 p m.
Hoixl reqiiiivd with bid, S2fO.
1T316 From iK-lUpIane, by lloarinz Uv-
cr, oouruu s.
Klkin.
a tid
Kiuk,
3 miles
and
back.
III lwruii,
once a week.
Iave Delbplanc Wdnsi l.iy at 1
P m;
Arrive at Dobjon next day by 12 m;
Leave IMson Thursday at 1 pm;
Arrive at Dellanlane next dav by
12 m.
Bond required with bid, 1300.
13317 From Hunt-will, by TadfcinriUe, Cteanut
lU.i-e. od Jont ville. to Elkin, 27 miles
tud back, three times week.
Iave IIantsl!le Tuesday. Thursday, mud
8aturdr at 7 a m:
a rnv at Klkin by 6 d m :
Lav Eiktu Monday, WelcevUy. and Fri
day t 7 m;
Arrive at Ilantsville by 6 p in.
Baud reauiml with bid, $500.
mis rrom HxaiUnviI. by hew Castle and
ndliDlane. to W Hi t bo rough, 20 miles
and back, twice a wvek.
Lrave HnijtoaviUe Tuesday and Thursday
at 7 am; .
Arrive at Wilkesborougu lySpm;
Leave Wilkesborough Wednesday ami Frl
Uy at 7 a m ; s
Arrive at UamptonviB? by 5 p in.
Ili.nd required with bid, f 500.
iru9 I roia Hauiptn ville, by Zion, Unton Orove,
Jtuuiug' Mills, New Hope, Mount Pia-t-h.
and York Colleuiato Institute, to
Tavlorsville, 40 miles sjhI back, once a
week.
I ivc HaniptonviJie Saturday at 7 a in;
Arrive at TaytrYilIe by 6 p in;
1a -ave Taylursville Friday at 7 a m;
Arrive at Uainptonville by 6 pm.
Vud required with bid, 400.
ljO From UaiuptonviUe to Yadkiuvllle, 8 miles
and back, once a week.
L ve lUmptonville Saturday at 8 a m ;
Arrive at Yadkinville by 11 a ni;
Leave Yadkin ville Saturday at 2.30 p m;
Arrive at Hamptonville by 5.30 p m.
lnd required with bid, $100.
UJ-Jl From W ilke brouh, by ElkviUe. Fort De
fiance. Lenoir. Tnttle s Cross Roads, and
0pnhacta, to Morgan ton, 48 miltat and
back, once a wk.
Leave Wilkesborongh Monday at 8 a m;
Arrive st Moranton next day by 12 m;
Leave Mortranton Tuesday at 2 p m;
Arrive at Wilkxeborough next day by 7 p m.
Itond required with bid, $500.
13CTJ From Wukfiorough. by Ilay Meadow,
lM.kiry. Trap Hill, Cherry Lane, Glade
Creek, lisp Civil, and Piney Creek, to
M-uth-f-Wilson (Va.l, 50 miles and back,
! a week.
Iave Wilkesborough Thursday at 1 p m;
Arrive at Moiith-vMYiLsou next day by 7 p
in ;
Leave M-mth-of-Wilson Saturday at C a m;
Arrive at Wilieborouh Monday by 12 m.
ii ud required with bid, fioo.
12.123 Fn?a Wilkesborough, by Mulberry, Ilall's
Mills, I-aurel Springs. Scottville, and New
lUver, to Mouth-of-Wilson (Va.), 40 miles
and back, once a week.
Leave Wilkesborough Thursday ttlpm;
Arrive at Mouth-of-Wilson next day by 5 p
Leave Montb-f-Wilson Friday at 8 am:
Arr o at Wdkesborouh next day by 12 in.
IVud required with bid, $400.
1.T124 Frru Wilkesborough, by Purlear'a Creek,
Stony Hill. Gap Creek, Stony Fork. liooue.
Maple Sprinus. and Lewis Fork, to Wilkes
lrcii'li, eiial to 10 miles and back, ouce
a week.
Leave WilkesborouKh Monday at j a ni;
Arrive at Boone by 7 p m.
Leave Boone Tuesday at 5 a m;
Arrive at Wilkesborough by 7 p m;
bond required with bid, f 40U.
1X5U3 From Wilkesborough. by Iteddie's River,
Wilbar. aud South Fork to Jefferson,
miles aud back, three times a wock.
Leave Wilkesborough Monday, Wednes lay,
aud Friday at 7 a in;
Arrive at Jetlervon by 6pm:
Leave Jcderson Tuesday, Thursday, and
Saturday at 7 a m;
Arrive at WilkesbvirouAh by (pm.
Boiid required with bid, jftuj.
IC338 Fr:ii Wilkesborough. by Hunting Creek,
Zimmerman, and Union Grove, to Oliu,
27 miles aud back, once a week.
Leave Wilkesborough Friday at 7 am;
Arrive at Olin by 4 pm;
Leave Olin Saturday at 7 a m;
Arrive at Wilkesborough by 4 p m.
lkmd required with bid. f
13J27 From Lenoir to Eoouc, 30 miles aud back,
once a week.
Leave Lenoir Friday at 7 a m;
Arrive at IJooue by 5 pm;
Leave Boone Saturday at 7 a m ;
Arrive at Lenoir by 5 p m.
Bond required w"ith bid, $300.
13328 From Boone, by Valley Crucis to Crauberry
Forge, 22 miles aud back, once a week.
Leave Boone Wednesday at 6 a m;
Arrive at Crauberry Forge by 4 p m ;
Leave Cranberry Forge Thursday at 6 a ni ,
Arrive at Boone by 4 p m.
Bvmd required with bid. $000.
13329 From Botme to Blowing Rock, 8 miles and
back, twice a week.
Leave Boone Wednesday and Saturday at 7
a ta;
Arrive at Blowing Iioek by 10 a ni;
Leave Blowing Hock Wednesday and Sat
urday at 2.30 p m;
Arrive at Boone by 5 p m.
Bond required wita bid, $200.
13330 From Globe to Blowing Itock, 9j miles and
back, once a m eek.
Leave Globe Friday at 10 a m;
Arrive at Blowing Rock by 1pm;
Leave Blowing Kock Wednesday at 1 p m ;
Arrive at Globe by 3 p m.
Boud required with bid. $100.
13331 From Jefferson, by Shady Springs, Elk
Cross Roads, Moretz's Mill, aud Boone,
to Suzar Grove, 32 miles and back, once
a Week.
Leave Jefferson Thursday at 7 a m;
Arrive at Sugar Grove by 6 p m;
Leave Sugar Grove Friday at 7 a m;
Arrive at Jefferson by 6 p m.
Bond required with bid, $300.
1J3J2 From Jefferson, by Nathan's Creek, Chest
nut Hill, and Weaversford. to Mouth-of-Wilson
(Va.), 19 miles and back, once a
week.
Leave Jefferson Wednesday at 6 am;
Arrive at Mouth-of-Wilson by 12 m;
Leave Mouth-of-Wilson Wednesday at 1 pm;
Arrive t Jefferson by 7 p m.
Bond required with bid, $200.
r&33 From Jefferson to Horse Creek, 14 miles
and back, once a week.
Leave Jefferson Saturday at 1pm;
Arrive at Horse Creek by 6 p m;
Leave Horse Creek Saturday at 6 a m;
Arrive at Jefferson by 11 a m.
Bond required with bid, $200.
1 1334 From Jefferson, by Walnut Hill, to Helton,
11 miles and back, once a week.
Leave Jefferson Saturday at 12 m ;
Arrive at Helton by 4 p in ;
Leave Helton Saturday at 7 a m;
Arrive at Jefferson by 11 a m.
Bond required with bid, $100.
li3j From Helton to Mouth-of-Wilson (Va.), 9
miles and back, once a week.
Leave Helton Thursday at 7 a m;
Arrive at Mouth-of-Wilson by Mara:
Leave Mouth-of-Wilson Thursday at 11 am;
Arrive at Helton by 2 p m.
Bond required with bid, $100.
1J33J From BurnsriUe, by Day Book. Gren
Mountain, lied Hill. Fork Mountain.
Limestone Core (Tenn.), Hampton, and
Gap Run, to Elizabeth ton, 51 miles and
back, once a week.
Leave Burnaville Thursday at 6 a m;
Arrive at Elizabeth ton next day by 13 m ;
Leave Etizabethton Friday at 1pm:
Arrive at BurnsTille next day by 6 p m.
Bond required with bid, $500.
13337 From Burn grille, by Bald Creek, Tvr, Dem
ocrat. Lockhart's. Stocksville, and Wea-
Terville, to Asheville, 38 miles and back,
twice a week.
Leave Burnaville Tuesday and Friday at 6 a
m;
Arrive at Asheville by 6 p m ;
Leave Asheville Wednesday and Saturday
at 6 a m;
Arrive at Burns ville by 6 p m.
Bond required with bid, $700.
13333 From Burusville. by Micaville. Flinty
Branch, Spruce Pine, Grassy Creek, and
Mica, to Marion, 38 miles and back, twice
a week.
Leave Burns ville Tuesday and Friday at 7 a
m;
Arrive at Marion by 7 p m;
Leave Marion Wednesday and Saturday at
7am; .
Arrive at Bumsville by 7 p m.
Bond required with bid, $700.
13332 From Bakers ville, by Ledger, to Burnflville,
16 miles and back, once a week.
Leave Bakers ville Wednesday at 2 p m;
Arrive at Burnaville by 7 p m;
Leave Burnaville Wednesday at 7 a m ;
Arrive at Balers ville by 12 m.
Bond required with bid , $ 200.
13340 From Bakers rllle, by Hawk Mine and Plum
tree, to Oanberry Forge, 24 miles and
back, once a week.
Leave Bakers ville Wednesday at 6 a m ;
Arrive at Cranberry Forge by 6 p m ;
Leare Cranberry Forge Thursday at Cam;
Arrive at Bakers ville by 6 pm.
lril1 Bond required with bid, $300.
i41 From Bakerrrille, by little Bock Creek
and Fork Mountain, to Johnson City
(Tenn.). 88 miles and back, twice a week.
teave Bakertmie Monday and Friday at 5
am;
Arrive at Johnson City by 5 p m ;
Leave Johnson City Tuesday and Saturday
attain;
Al7iTe,t BakersTffle by p m.
13012 IW xr" Witix Hd. 1700.
an ? JW7 Forge, 32 miles
and back, once a week. -
ilii-lPy at 8 am
rtW It Craaberry Forgo by 4 p ro j
Anive at Mocksv!!ie next
Lea - e Cranberry Forgo Friday at 8 a m";
Arrive at Mica by 4 p m.
Bond required with bid. $200.
13343 From Ivv, bv Walnut Mountain aud Little
Creek, to Flaa Pond (Tfcun.L mues ana
l ack, once a week.
Leave Ivy Monday at 6 a m;
Arrive at Flag Pond by 12 ni;
Lave Flag Pond Monday atlpm:
Arrive at Ivy by 7 p in.
Bond required with bid. $100.
13344 From Pay Book, by Ramsey Town, and
Hollow Poplar, to Swingievilte (Tenn., 25
milrw ana bac. ouce a wees.
Ixave Pay Book Monday at 7 a m;
Arrive at Swingleviile by 5 p in ;
Leave Swingleville Tue.iay at 7 a m;
Arrive at Day Book by 5 pm.
Bond required with bid, $200.
13i43 From liamseytowu, by Bee Log, to BaM
Creek, 1 j miles aud lack, once a week
Leave Raniseytown Monday at 7 a m;
Arrive at Bald Creek by 12 m;
i Leave 1:M Creek Monday atlpmj
Arrive at liamseytown by 6 p m.
Bond required with bid, $200.
13346 From Forks-of-Pigeon to Pigeon River, 5
imles and back, once a week.
Iave Forks-of-Pigeon Friday at 6 a m ;
Arrive at Pigeon River by 8 a m;
Leave Pigeon River Friday at 9 a m;
Arrive at Forks-of-Pigeon by 11 a m.
Bond required with bid, $10O.
13347 From Stony Fork, by Koda Hill, to Trade
(Tenn.), 22 miles and back, once a week.
Icave Stony Fork Wednesday at 11 a m;
Arrive at Trade by p m ;
Leave Trade Thursday at 7 a m ;
Arrive at Stony Fork by 2 p m.
Bond required with bid, $200.
13348 From Solitude to Trade (Tenn.), 12 miles
and back, once a week.
Leave Solitude Monday at 7 a m;
Arrive at Trade by 12 m;
Leave Trade Monday atlpm;
Arrive at Solitude by 6 p in.
Bond required with bid, $200.
13342 From East Laporte to Cherryfield, 30 miles
and bacs. ouce a week.
Leave East Laporte Thursday at 6 a m ;
Arrive at Cherryfleld by 6 pm;
Leave Cherryfleld Friday at 6 a m;
Arrive at East Laporte by 6 p m.
. Bond required with bid, $300.
13300 From Hendersouville, by Boman's Bluff,
Calhoun, Davidson's River, Brevard.Cath
ey's Creek, Cherryfleld, and Hogback Val
ley, to Casher s valley, 55 miles and back,
once a week.
Leave Heudersonville Thursday at 7 a m;
Arrive at Casher'B Valley next day by 12 m ;
Leave Casher's Valley Friday at 1pm;
Arrive at Heudersonville next day by 7 pm.
Bond reqTured with bid, $500.
13351 From Heudersonville to Forks-of-Pigeon, 43
miles and back, once a week.
Leave Henderson ville Monday at 12 in;
Arrive at Forks-of-Pigeou next day by 5 pm ;
Leare Forks-of-Pigeon Wednesday at 7 am;
Arrive at Hendersouville next day by 12 m.
Boud required with bid, $100.
13352 From Heudersonville, by Tryou, Columbus,
Mills Spring. Bear wallow, EJneyville,
and Blue Ridge, to Henderson ville. "equal
to 30' j miles and back, ouce a wet-k.
Leave Hendersouville Monday at 7 a m;
Arrive at Columbus Tuesday by 10 a m;
Leave Columbus Tuesday at II a m;
Arrivo at Hendersonville by 7 p m.
Bond required with bid, $300.
13353 From Hendersonville to Cedar Mountain,22
miles and back, once a week.
Leave Hendersonville Friday at 10 a m:
Arrive at Cedar Mountain by 5 pm;
Leave Cedar Mountain Saturday at 7 a m ;
Arrive at Hendersonville by 2 p m.
Bond required with bid, $200.
13354 From Asheville, by Laurel Fork, Turnpike,
Pigeon River, Pigeon Valley, Richland
Valley, Wayuesville, Caler's Hill, WTebster,
Franklin, Aquoiie, Valley town, Marble
Spring, and Tomatola, to Murphy, 123,'i
miles and back, six times a week.
Leave Asheville daily, except Sunday, at 8 a
m;
Arrive at Murphey by C, p m ;
Leave Murphey daily, except Sunday, at 7 a
in;
Arrive at Asheville by 7 p m.
Bond required with bid, $.,0C0.
13355 From Asheville, by Glencoe, Avery's Creek,
Mill River, Boilston, Claytonville, David
son's River, Brevard, Dunn's Rock, Ce
dar Mountain, Middle Saluda (S. C). Ma
rietta, and White Horse, to Greenville C
H., 82 miles and back, twice a week.
Leave Asheville Monday and Thursday at 5
P m;
Arrive at Greenville C. H. Wednesday and
Saturday by 6 p m ;
Leave Greenville C. II. Wednesday and
Saturday at 7 p m ;
Arrive at Asheville Monday and Friday by
4 pm.
Bond required with bid, $1,000.
13356 From Asheville, by Leicester, Sandy Mush,
Cross Rock, Spring Creek, Fine's Creek,
Crab Tree, aud Jonathan's Creek, to
Wayuesville, 65 miles and back, twice a
week. ,
Leave Asheville Monday and Thursday at 1
P in;
Arrive at Wayuesville Wednesday and Sat
urday by 1 p m ;
Leave Waynesville Wednesday and Satur
day at 1.30 p m ;
Arrive at Asheville Monday aud Thursday
by 1pm.
Bond required with bid, $800.
13357 From Asheville, by Paint Gap (n. o.) and
Ivy Gap (n. o.), to Bumsville, 36 miles
and back, once a week.
Leave Asheville Saturday at 6 a m ;
Arrive at Bumsville by 6 p m;
Leave Burnaville Friday at 6 a m;
Arrive at Asheville by 6 pm.
Bond required with bid, $400.
13358 From Marshall, by Walnut Run, Big Lau
rel, White Rock, Peach Grove (Tenn.),
and Unaka, to Greenville, 42 miles and
back, three times a week.
Leave Marshall Monday, Wednesday, and
Friday at 6 a m ;
Arrive at Greenville by 8 p m;
Leave Greenville Tuesday, Thursday, and
Saturday at 6 a m;
Arrive at Marshall by 8 p m.
Bond required with bid. $500.
13359 From Marshall, by Halewood, Mars Hill,
and Grantville, to Stocksville, 20 miles
and back, once a week.
Leave Marshall Monday at 6 a m ;
Arrive at Stocksville by VZ m ;
Leave Stocksville Monday atl pm;
Arrive at Marshall by 7 p m.
Bond required with bid, $200.
13360 From Warm Springs, by Marshall, French
Broad, Riverside, Asheville, Busbee, Shu-
fordsville, Hendersonville, Flat Rock.
Lima (S. C), Belleview, and Traveller's
Rest, to Greenville C. H., 98 miles and
back, six times a week.
Leave Warm Springs daily, except Sunday,
at 8 a m;
Arrive at Asheville by 8 p m ;
Leave Asheville daily, except Sunday, at 8 a
m;
Arrive at Warm Springs by 6 pm;
Leavo Asheville daily, except Sunday, al 8
am; j
Arrive at Greenville C. H. by 6 p m;
Leave Greenville C. H. daily, except Sun
day, at 8 am;
Arrive at Asheville by 6 p m.
Bond required with bid, $5,000.
13361 From Warm Springs, by Lee, to Spring
Creek. 18 miles and back, once a week;
Leave Warms Springs Saturday at 6 a m;
Arrive at Spring Creek by 12 in;
Leave Spring Creek Saturday at 1 p m;
Arrive at Warm Springs by 7 p m.
Bond required with bid, $200.
13362 From Lee to Wolf Creek (Tenn.), 15 miles
and back, once a week.
Leave Lee Friday at 7a m;
Arrive at Wolf Creek by 12 m ;
Leave Wolf Creek Friday atlpm;
Arrive at Lee by 6 p m.
Bond required with bid, $200.
13363 From Lee to Big Creek (Tenn.), 24 miles
and back, once a week.
Leave Lee Monday at 7 a m;
Arrive at Big Creek by 5 p m;
Leave Big Creek Tuesday at 7 a m;
Arrive at Lee by 5 a m.
Bond required with bid, $200.
13364 From Waynesville. by Ivy Hill, Quallatown,
Junaluaka, Charleston, Nantahalah, Ste-
coah, and Rollins ville, to Valleytown, 83
miles and back, once a week.
Leave Waynesville Tuesday at 5 p m ;
Arrive at Valleytown Friday at 4.30 p m ;
Leave Valleytown Friday at 5 p m ;
Arrive at Waynesville Tuesday by 4 p m.
Bond required with bid, $800.
13365 From Waynesville, by Jonathan's Creek,
Catalooche, Mount Sterling, Big Creek
(Tenn.), Crosby, and Wilton Springs, to
Newport, 62 mlea and back, once a week.
Leave Waynesville-Wednesday at 7 a m;
Arrrive at Newport next day by 5 p m ;
Leave Newport Friday at 7 a m ;
Arrive at Waynesville next day by 5 p m.
Bond required with bid, $600.
13366 From Franklin, by Wickle'a Store. Head-
of-Tennessee, Clayton (Ga.), War Woman,
Whetstone, and Tunnel Hill (S. C). to
Walhalla, 61 miles and back, twice a
week.
Leave Franklin Monday and Thursday at
7 am;
Arrive at Walhalla next days Vy 12 m ; -Leave
Walhalla Tuesday aud -Friday at 1
pm; . f
Arrive at Franklin next days by 6 p m.
Bond required with bid, $1,000.
13367 From Franklin, by Nantahalah. Forney's
Creek, and Forks of Tennessee, to Chil-
howee, 69 miles and back once a week.
Leave Franklin Thursday at 6 a hi;
Arrive at Chilhowee next day by I p m ;
Leave Chilhowee Friday at 6.15 p m;
Arrive at Nantahalah Sunday by 8 a m ;
Leave Nantahalah Wednesday at 8 a m ;
Arrive at Franklin by 6 p m.
Bond required with bid. $700.
13363 From Casher's Valley, by Horse Cove and
Pine Mountain, to Clayton (Ga,), 31 miles
and back, once a week.
Leave Casher's Valley Monday at 7 a m;
Arrive at Clayton by 6 p m ;
Leave Clayton Tuesday at 7 a m;
Arrive at Casher's Valley by 6 p m.
Bond required with bid, $300.
133C9 From Casher's Valley to Walhalla (S. C ), 34
miles and back, once a week.
Leave Casher's Valley Monday at 5 a m ;
Arrive at Walhalla by 7 pm;
Leave Walhalla Tuesday at 5 a m;
Arrive at Casher's Valley by 7 p m.
Bond required with bid, $300.
13370 From Charleston to Nantahalah, 6 miles
and back, once a week.
Leave Charleston Wednesday at 8 a m ;
Arrive at Nantahalah by 10 a m;
Leave Nantahalah Wednesday at 11 a m;
Arrive at Charlestdn by 1 p m.
Bond required with bid, $100.
13371 From RolUnsville to Chilhowee (Tenn.), 40
miles and back, once a week.
Leave RolUnsville Monday at 6 a in;
Arrive at Chilhowee by 6pm;
Leave Chilhowee Tuesday at 6 a m ;
' Arrive at RolKasvilleby 6 p ra.
Bond required with bid, $400.
13372 From Aquone, by Tusquittee Vale, to Hayes-
ville, 18 miles and back, twice a week.
Leave Aquone Tuesday and Friday at 12 m ;
Arrive at Hayeeville by 6 p m;
Leave I lay es ville Tuesday and Friday at 5 a
m;
Arrive at Aquone by 11 a m.
Bond required with bid, $400.
13373 From Hayesvllle to Shooting Creek,9 miles
and back, once a week.
Leave Hayeeville Friday at 6 a m;
Arrive at Shooting Creek by 11 a m ;
Leave Shooting Creek Friday at 12 m;
Arrive at Hayesville by 5 p m.
Bond required with bid, $100.
1-.EJ74 From Murphey, by Persimmon Creek, Eng
land's Point.and Wolf creek to Ducktown
(Tenn.), 29 miles and back, three times a
week.
Leave Murphey Monday, Wednesday, and
Friday at 7 am;
Arrive at Ducktown by 5 p m ;
Leave Ducktown Tuesday, Thursday, and
Saturday at 7 a m ;
Arrive at Murphey by 5 p m.
Bond required with bid, $H00.
13375 From Murphey to Kilpatrick's, 20 miles
and back, once a week.
Leave Murphey Saturday at 1pm;
Arrive at Kilpatrick's by 7 p m ;
Leave Kilpatrick's Saturday at 6 am;
Arrive at Murphey by 12 m.
Bond required with bid, $200.
From Murphey, by Ivy Log, to Biairsville
(Ga.), 23 miles and back, once a week.
Leave Murphey Saturday at 5 a m;
Arrive at Biairsville by 12 m;
Leave Biairsville Saturday atlpm;
Arrive at Murphey by 8 p in.
Bond required with bid, $200.
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13377 From Murphey to Morganton (Ga.), 22 miles
and back, once a week.
Leave Murphey Friday at 8 a m ;
Arrive at Morganton by 6 p m ;
Leave Morganton Saturday at 8 a m;
Arrive at Murphey by 6 p m.
Bond required with bid, 2K.
13378 From Murphey, by Grape Creek, Beaver,
and Coker i reek, to Tellieo Plains
(Tenn.), 38 miles and back, ouce a week.
Leave Murphey Thursday at 7 a m ;
Arrive at Tellieo Plains by 6 p m ;
Leave Tellieo Plains Friday at 7 a m :
Arrive at Murphey by 6 p m.
Bond required with bid, $300.
13373 From Murphey, by Brasstown, to Hayes
ville, 17 miles and back, twice a week.
Leave Murphey Wednesday and Saturday
at 7 a m;
Arrive at Hayesville by 12 m;
Leave Hayesville Wednesday and Saturday
at 1 p iu;
Arrive at Murphey by 6 p m.
Bond required with bid, $300.
13330 From Laurel Valley to Ducktown (Tenn.)
17 miles and back, once a week.
Leave Laurel Valley Saturdayat 6a m;
Arrive at Ducktown by 12 m ;
Leave Ducktown Saturday at 1 p m;
Arrive at Laurel Valley by 8 p m.
Bond required with bid, $200.
13381 From Vest's to Ducktown (Tenn.), 12 miles
and back, once a week.
Leave Vest's Wednesday at C a in;
Arrive at Ducktown by 12 m ;
Leave Ducktown Wednesday at 1 p m ;
Arrive at Vest's by 7 p m.
Bond required with bid, $100.
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CARRIERS, REQUIRED BY ACT OF
CONGRESS, JUNE 8, 1S72.
I, , do solemnly swear (or affirm) that
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iornmaen oy tne jaws in relation to ine es
tablishment of post offices and post-roads
within the United States; and that I will
honestly and truly account lor and pay
over any money belonging to the said Uni
ted States which may come into my pos
session or control, fcfo help me God.
Ry section 16 of the act of June 8, 1872,
every person employed In the postal service
is subject to all the pains, penalties, and
forfeitures lor violation of the laws relating
to such service, whether he has taken the
above oath or affirmation or not.
Sections of the Act of Congress " to re
vise, consolidate, and amend the stat
utes relating to the Post-Office Depart
ment,'" Approved June 8, 1872.
The Postmaster General requests that
bidders, guarantors, sureties, and all per
sons concerned, or intending to be concern
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and critically examine the abstract of laws
here presented, and also the forms and in
structions at the end of this advertisement,
in order that bids may be jnade and liabil
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hereafter may be avoided.
Postmasters are required to make them
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and direct others.
Postmasters, clerks, dec
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tractors.
Sec. 78. That no postmaster, assistant
postmaster, or clerk employed in any post
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a contract for carrying the mail.
Persons in the employ of the Post Office
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cannot become interested in a mail
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By regulation of the Department, no car
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Conveyance of letters out of the mail.
Private expresses, &c.
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or carry any letter or packet, or cause or
firocure the same to be done, contrary to
aw, shall, on conviction thereof, for every
such offense, forfeit and pay not exceeding
fifty dollars.
Sec. 228. That no person shall establish
any private express for the conveyance of
letters or packets, or in any manner cause
or provide for the conveyance of the same
by regular trips or at stated periods, over
any post-route which Is or may be estab
lished by law, or from any city, town, or
place to any other city, town, or place be
tween which the mail is regularly carried;
and every person so offending, or aiding or
assisting therein, shall, for each offense,
forfeit and pay one hundred and fifty
dollars.
Sec. 220. That the owner of every stage
coach, railway-car, steamboat, or other ve
hicle or vessel, which shall, with the knowl
edge of any owner, in whole or in part, or
with the knowledge or connivance of the
driver, conductor, master, or other person
having charge cf the same, convey any
person acting or employed as a private ex
press for the conveyance of letters or pack
ets, and actually in possession of the same
for the purpose of conveying them contra
ry to the spirit, true intent, and meaning
of this law, shall, for every such offense,
forfeit and pay one hundred and fifty
dollars.
Sec. 230. That no person shall transmit
by private expresss or other unlawful
means, or deliver to any agent of such un
lawful express, or deposit, or cause to be
deposited, at any appointed place, , for the
purpose of being transmitted, any letter or
packet, and for every such offense the par
ty so offending shall forfeit and pay lifty
dollars.
Sec. 251. That no stage-coach, railway-car,
steamboat, or other vehicle or
vessel which regularly performs trips at
stated periods on any post-route, or from
any city, town, or place to any other city,
town, or place between which the mail is
regularly carried, Bhall carry, otherwise
than in the mail, any letters or packets, ex
cept such as relate to some part of the car
go of such steamboat or other vessel, or to
ome article carried at the same time by
the same stage-coach, railway-car, or other
vehicle, except as provided in section two
hundred and thirty-nine; and for every
such offense the owner of the stage-coach,
railway-car, steamboat, or other vehicle or
vessel shall forfeit and pay one hundred dol
lars: aud the driver, conductor, master, or
other person having charge thereof, and
not at the time owner of the whole or any
part thereof, shall in like manner forfeit
and pay for every such offense fifty dollars.
(Section 239 permits conveyance of letters
in stamped envelopes otherwise than by
mall.)
The manner in which proposals shall be
madef and the
LIABILITY OP POSTMASTERS.
SEC. 215. That every proposal for carrying
the mail shall be accompanied by the bond
of the bidder, with sureties approved by a
postmaster, and in cases where the amount
of the bond exceeds five thousand dollars,
by a postmaster of the first, second, or third
class, in a sum to be designated by the
Postmaster General in the advertisement
of each route ; to which bond a condition
shall be. annexed, that if the said bidder
shall, within such time after his bid is ac
cepted as the Postmaster General shall pre
scribe, enter into a contract with the Uni
ted States of America, with good and suffi
cient sureties, to be approved by the Post
master General, to perform the service pro
posed in his said bid, and, further, that he
shall perform the said service according to
his contract, then the said obligation to be
void, otherwise to be In full force and obli
gation in law; and in case of failure of any
bidder to enter Into such contract to per
form the service, or. havingexecuted a con
tract, in case of failure to perform the ser
vice according to his contract, he and his
sureties shall be liable for the amount of
said bond as liquidated damages, to be re
covered in an action of debt on the said
bond. No proposal shall be considered un
less it shall be accompanied by such bond,
and there shall have been affixed to said
proposal the oath of the bidder, taken be
fore an officer qualified to administer oaths,
that he has the ability, pecuniarily, to ful
fill his obligations, and thatthe bid is made
In eood faith, and with the intention to en-
terinto contract and perform the service in
case his bid is accepted.
Sec. 246. That before the bond of a bidder
provided for in the aforesaid section is ap
proved, there shall be indorsed thereon the
oaths of the sureties therein, taken before
an officer qualified to administer oaths,
that they are owners of real estate worth,
in the aggregate, a sum double the amount
of tho said bond, over and above all debts
due and owing by them, and all judgments,
mortgages, aud executions against them,
after allowing all exemptions of every
character whatever.
Sec. 247. That any postmaster who shall
affix his signature to the approval of any
Dona of a bidder, or to tne certificate of sul-
ficieney of sureties in any contract before
the said bond or contract is signed by the
bidder or contractor and his sureties, or
shall knowingly, or without the exercise of
due diligence, approve any bond of a bid
der with insufficient sureties, or shall
knowingly make any false or fraudulent
certificate, shall be forthwith dismissed
from office, and be thereafter disqualified
from holding the office of postmaster, and
shall also bedeemed guilty ofamisdemean-
or, and on conviction thereof, be punished
by a fine not exceeding five thousand dol
lars, or by imprisonment not exceeding one
year, or both.
Service to be awarded to the lowest bid-
do: Bids of failing contractors may
not be considered.
Sec. 210. That all contracts for carr-ing
the mail shall be in the name of the United
States, and shall be awarded to the lowest
bidder tendering sufficient guarantees for
faithful performance, without other refer
ence to the mode of transportation than
may be necessary to provide for the due
celerity, certainty, and security thereof;
out tne rosimaster uenerai snail not be
bound to consider the bid of any person
who has wilfully or negligently failed to
perform a former contract.
Combinations to prevent bidding pro
hibited.
Sec. That no contract for carrying
the mail shall be made with any person
who has entered, or proposed to enter, into
any combination to prevent the making of
any bid for carrying the mail, or who has
made any agreement, or given or perform
ed, or promised to give or perform, any
con sideration whatever to i nduce any other
person not to bid for any such contract;
and if any person sooffending is acontractor
for carrying the mail, his contract may be
annulled ; and for the first offense the per
son so offending shall be disqualified to con
tract for carrying the mail for five years,
and for the second offense shall be forever
disqualified.
Failing bidders and contractors. Con
tracts may be extended, and temporary
contracts made.
Sec. 2T1. That after any regular bidder
whose bid has been accepted shall fail to
enter into contract for the transportation
of the mails according to his proposal, or,
having entered into contract, shall fail to
commence the performance of the service
stipulated in his or their contract as there
in provided, the Postmaster General shall
proceed to contract with the next lowest
bidder for the same service, who will enter
into a contract for the performance thereof,
unless the Postmaster General shall consid
er such bid too high, in which case he shall
re-advertise such service. And if any bid
der whose bid has been accepted, and who
has entered into a contract to perform the
service according to his proposal, and in
pursuance of his contract has entered upon
the performance of the service to the satis
faction of the Postmaster General, shall
subsequently fail or refuse to perform the
service according to his contract, the Post
master General shall proceed to contract
with the next lowest bidder for such ser
vice, under the advertisement thereof, (un
less the Postmaster General shall consider
such bid too high,) who wid enter into con
tract and give bond, with sureties, to be
approved by the Postmaster General, for
the faithful performance thereof, in the
same penalty and with the same terms and
conditions thereto annexed as were stated
and contained in the bond which accom
panied his bid ; but in case each and every
of the next lowest bidders for such service
whose respective bids are not considered
too high by the Postmaster General shall
refuse to enter into contract and give bond
as herein required for the faithful perfor
mance of his contract, the Post master Gen
eral shall immediately advertise for propo
oals to perform the service on said route.
Whenever an accepted bidder shall fail to
enter into contract, or a contractor on any
mail-route shall fail or refuse to perform the
service on said route according to his con
tract, or when a new route shal1 be estab
lished, or new service required, or when
from any other cause there shall not be a
contractor legally bound or required to
perform such service, the Postmaster Gen
eral ma v make a temporary contract for car-
rying the mail on such route, without ad
vertisement, for such period as may be ne
cessary, not in any case exceeding six
months, until the service shall have com
menced under a contract made according to
law : Provided, however, That the Post
master General shall not employ temporary
service on any route at a higher price than
that paid to the contractor who shall have
performed the service during the last pre
ceding regular contract term. And in all
cases of regular contracts hereafter made,
the contract may, in the discretion of the
Postmaster General, be continued in force
beyond its express terms for a period not
exceeding six months, until a new contract
with the same, or other contractors, shall
be made by the Postmaster General.
Bidders not released until a contract is
entered into and service begun.
Sec. 2j2. That no bidder for carding the
mails shall be released from his obligation
under his bid or proposal, notwithstanding
an award made to a lowerbidder, until a con
tract for the designated service shall have
been duly executed by such lower bidder
and his sureties, and accepted, and the ser
vice entered upon by the contractor to the
satisfaction ol the Postmaster General.
Certified Checks or Drafts to accompany
all bids when the sum exceeds S5,000.
Sec 253. That hereafter all bidders
upon every mail route for the transpor
tation of the mails upon the same,
where the annual compensation for the
service on such route at the time ex
ceeds the sum of five thousand dollars,
shall accompany their bids with a cer
tified check, or draft, payable to the or
der of the Postmaster General, upon
some solvent national bank, which
check or draft shall not be less than five
per centum on theamount of the annual
pay on said route at the time such bid is
made; and in case of new or modified
service, not less than five per centum of
the amount of the bond of the bidder
required to accompany his bid, if the
amount of the said bond exceeds five
thousand dollars. In case any bidder,
on being awarded any such contract,
shall fail to execute the same, with good
and sufficient sureties, according to the
terms on which such bid wTas made and
accepted, and enter upon the perform
ance of the service to the satisfaction of
the Postmaster General, such bidder
shall, in addition to his liability on his
bond accompanying his bid, forfeit the
amount so deposited to the United
States, and the same shall forthwith be
paid into the Treasury for the use of the
Post Office Department; but if such
contract shall be duly executed and the
service entered upon as aforesaid, such
draft or check so deposited, and the
checks or drafts deposited by all other
bidders on the same route, shall be re
turned to the respective bidders mak
ing such deposits. No proposals for
the transportation of the mails where
the amount of the bond required to ac
company. the same shall exceed five
thousand dollars shall be considered,
unless accompanied with the check or
draft herein required, together with the
bond required by a preceding section :
Provided, That nothing in this act shall
be construed or intended to affect any
Eenalties or forfeitures which have
eretofore accrued under the provisions
of the sections hereby amended.
gnilty of a misde-
Sec 254. That any person or persons
bidding jor the transportation of tne
mails upon any route which may bead
vertiseu to be let, and receiving an
award of the contract for such service,
who shall wrongfully refuse or fail to
enter into contract with the Postmaster
General in due form, and perform the
service described in his or their bid or
proposal, shall be deemed guilty of a
misdemeanor.- and on conviction there
of, be punished by a fine not exceeding
nve thousand aouars, ana Dy imprison
ment for a term not exceeding twelve
months.
2o pay to be made until contracts are
executed.
- Sec. 559. That no person whose bid
for carrying the iuaiL is accepted shall
receive any pay until he has executed
his contract according to law and the
regulations of the Departnient.
Compensation for additional service re
stricted ana regulated.
. Sec. 260. That compensation for ad
ditional service in carrying the mail
shall not be in excess of the exact pro
portion which the original compensa
tion bears to the original service: and
when any such additional service is or
dered, the sum to be allowed thereior
shall be expressed in the order, and en
tered upon the books oi the Department ;
and no compensation shall be paid for any
additional regular service rendered be
fore the issuing of such order.
Sec. 261. That no extra allowance
shall bo made for any increase of expe
dition in carrying the mail unless there
by the employmeut of additional stock
and carriers is made necessary, and in
such case the additional compensation
shall bear no greater proportion to the
additional stock and carriers necessarily
employed than the compensation in the
original contract bears to the stock and
carriers necessarily employed in its exe
cution.
Deductions may be made, and fines im
posed, for delinquencies.
Sec. 266. That the Postmaster General
may make deductions from the pay of
contractors lor failures to perform ser
vice according to contract, and impose
fines upon them tor other delinquencies.
He may deduct the price of the trip in
all cases where the trip is not per-
iormeci : ana not exceeding three times
the price if the failure be occasioned by
tne lauit or tne contractor or carrier.
Contracts cannnot be assigned nor trans
ferred.
Sec. 271. That no contractor for trans
porting the mail within or between the
United States and any foreign country
snail assign or transfer his contract, and
all such assignments or transfers shall
be null and void.
Schedules to be furnished and posted up
in post offices. Registers to be re
turned and reports made.
Sec. 70. That the Postmaster General
shall furnish to the postmasters at the
termination of each route a schedule of
the time of arrival and departure of the
mail at their offices, respectively, to be
posted in a conspicuous place in the
office; and the Postmaster General
shall also give the postmaster notice of
any change in the arrival and departure
that may be ordered ; and he shall cause
to be kept and returned to the Depart
ment, at short and regular intervals,
registers showing the exact times of the
arrivals and departures of the mail.
Uy act ot Congress approved April
21, 1808, no member of Congress can be
a contractor, or be concerned, directly
or indirectly, in any contract with the
Government ; and by the same act it is
made a high misdemeanor for any offi
cer of the United States to enter, in its
behalf, into a contract with a member
of Congress.
Lrus ii a memoer withdraw trom a
contract it may be concluded with the
other partners. Opinion of Attorney
General, 4, 47. A contract with one
who is elected a member of Congress
auring its continuance is not ailected
by such election. Ibid., 5, 697.
The Postmaster General has no power,
under the law, to release bidders and
contractors and their sureties from their
liabilities on the allegation of real or
supposed mistakes of any kind in mak
ing proposals. He particularly requests
that, before bidding, the fullest inquiry
and, investigation be made in regard to
the route, distance, service, weight of
mates, cost of stock, feed, and all expenses
existing and likely to occur during the
contract term, and with due considera
tion of the consequences imposed by law
on delinquents.
Contracts to be executed and filed in the
Department by the first day of June.
Under the provisions of section 245 of
the act approved June 23, 1874, the Post
master General has prescribed the 1st
day of June, 1875, on or before which
day the contracts of accepted bidders
must be received at the Department iu
Washington, executed in due form.
Accepted bidders not complying with
this regulation shall be considered as
having failed to comply with their pro
posals, and the Postmaster General may
proceed to contract for the service with
other parties, according to lata.
Contracts received at the De
partment after June 1st will not
be considered by the postmaster
General.
FORM OF PROPOSAL, BOND, AND
CERTIFICATE.
Proposal.
The undersigned
post-office address is
whose
county of
, State of , proposes to carry
the mails of the United States, from
July 1, 1875, to June
No. . between
30, 1876, on route
and .
State ot , under the advertise
ment of the Postmaster General dated
October 1, 1874, " with celerity, cer
tainty, and security," for the annual
sum of dollars ; and if this pro
posal is accepted he will enter into con
tract, with sureties to be approved by
the Postmaster General, within the time
prescribed in said advertisement.
This proposal is made with full knowl
edge of the distance of the route, the
weight of .the mail to be carried, and all
other particulars in reference to the route
and service ; and also, after careful ex
amination of the laws and instructions
attached to advertisement of mail service.
Dated , Bidder.
Oath required by section 245 of an act of
Congress approved June 23, 1874, to be
affixed to each bid for carrying the
mail, and to be taken before an officer
fualified to administer oaths.
, of , bidder for
carrying
the
mail
on route No.-
from to
do swear that
I have the ability, pecuniarily, to fulfill
my obligation as such bidder ; that the
bia is made in good faith, and with the
Intention to enter into contract and per
form the service in case said bid shall
be accepted.
Sworn to and subscribed be
fore me, for the
of , this day
of , A. D. 187 , and in
seal.
testimony whereof I hereunto
subscribe my name and affix
my official seal the day and
year aforesaid.
Note. When the oath is taken be
fore a justice of the peace, or any other
officer not using a seal, except a judge
of a United States court, the certificate
of the clerk of a court of record must
be added, under his seal of office, that
the person who administered the oath
is duly qualified as such officer.
Bids of $5,000 and upward must be
Failing contractors
meaner.
accompanied by a certified cheek, or draft.
on some solvent national bank payable
to me oraer oj ine Postmaster Ueneralt
equal to 5 per centum on the present an
nual pay on the route; or in case of new
service, not less inan oper centum of the
amount of the bond accompanying the
bid, if said bond exceeds $5,000.
The proposal must be signed by the
bidder or bidders, and the date of sien-
ing affixed. ' f
Direct to the "Second Assistant Post-
masterGeneral, Post Office Department,
Washinsrton.D.C..'Jmarked "Proposals.
State of ." r
1JOXD.
Directions. .
Insert the names of the principal
and sureties in full in the body of the
bond: also the date. The siflmatures to
the bond should be witnessed, and the
certificate on the inside should be signed
by a justice of the peace, adding his offi-
ciai uuo, or. it euKueu vy xMoiary ruD-
lio, he should amx his seal.
Know all men by these presents, that
.of , in the State of
-, principal,
: of
and
and
in the
State of
as sureties, are held and firmly
lw-innH nntr tho TTnittvl fitatoa nf A mri.
ca in the just and full sum of dol-
lars, lawful money of the United States,
to be paid to the said United States of
America or 'its duly appointed or au
thorized officer or officers; to the pay
ment of which, well and truly to be
made and done, we bind our&elyes, our
heirs, executqrs, and administrators,
iointlv and severally, firmly by these
presents.
Sealed with our seals, ana aatea this
day of , 187 .
Whereas, by an act of Congress ap
proved June 23, 1874, entitled "An Act
making appropriations for the service
of the Post Office Department lor the
fiscal year endiner June thirtieth, eich
teen hundred and seventy-nve, ana lor
other purposes." it is provided: f'that
every proposal for carrying the mail
shall be accompanied by the bond of
the bidder, with sureties approved by a
postmaster," in pursuance whereof, and
in compliance with the provisions of
said law. this bond is made and exe
cuted, subject to all the terms, condi
tions, and remedies thereon, in the said
act provided and prescribed, to accom
pany the aforegoing and annexed pro
posal of the said ,
JSow, the condition ot the said obliga
tion is such, that it the said
bidder as aforesaid, shall, within such
time after his bid is accepted jas the
.Postmaster General has prescribed in
said advertisement of route No. , to-
wit, on or before the 1st day of june,
1875. enter into a contract with the
United States of America, with good
and sufficient sureties to, be approved
by the Postmaster General, to perform
the serivice proposed in his said bid,
and further shall perform said service
according to his contract: then this ob
ligation shall be void, otherwise to be in
full force and obligation in law.
in witness whereof we nave hereunto
set our hands and seals this day of
187
Li.
Jj.
L
L.
Witness
STATE OF
County of -
On this
187 , per-
sonally appeared before me
and , sureties in the
aforegoing bond, to me known to be
the persons named in said bond as sure
ties, and who have executed the same
as such, who being by me duly sworn,
depose and say, and each for himself
deposes and says, he has executed the
within bond, that his place of residence
is correctly stated therein, that he is the
owner ot real estate worth the sum
hereinafter set against his name over
and above all debts due and owing by
him, and all judgments, mortgages, and
executions against him, after allowing
all exemptions of every character what
ever, the total sum thus assurpa
amounting to ($-
-)
dollars.
Subscribed and sworn before me this
day of , 187 ' .
Note. When the above oath is taken
before a justice of the peace or any
other officer not using a!seal, except a
Judere of a U. S. Court, the certificate of
the clerk of a court of record must be
added, under his seal of office, that the
person who. administered the. oath is
duly qualified as such officer. j
STATE OF
County of -
j S8:
clerk of the
I,
the
same being a Court of Record, do here
by certify that , whose gen
uine signature appears to tne foregoing
affidavit, was, at the time of signing the
name, a j ustice of the peace in and for
the county and State aforesaid, duly
qualified, and that all his official acts
as such are entitled to full faith and
credit
In testimony whereof, I have hereun
to set my hand as clerk, and affixed the
seal of said court, on this ; day of
-.187 . .
Clerk.
CERTIFICATE OF POSTMASTER.
I, the undersigned postmaster at ,
State of , after the exercise of
due diligence to inform myself 'of the
pecuniary ability and responsibility of
the principal ana his sureties in the
aforegoing bond, and of the unincum
beredlreal estate owned by them, re
spectively, do hereby approve said bond
and certify that the said sureties are suf
ficient sufficient to insure the payment
of double the entire amount of the said
bond I: and I do further certify thatthe
said bond was duly signed by 4
and and
his sureties, before signing
this certificate.
Postmaster.
Dated
187
INSTRUCTIONS TO BIDDERS AND
postmasters; j
Containing also conditions to be inqor-
corporated in the contracts to tne ex
tent the Department may deem proper.
1. Seven minutes are allowed to each
intermediate office, when not otherwise
specified, for assorting the mails. (
2. On routes wnere tne moae oi con
veyance admits of it, the special agents
of the Post Office Department, also post
office blanks, mail bags, locks and keys,
are to be conveyed without extra charge.
3. Wav bills" or receipts, prepared
by postmasters or other agents of the
Department, will accompany the mails,
specifying the number and destination
of the several bags, to be examined by
the postmasters, to insure regularity in
the delivery of bags and pouches, j
4. No pay will be made for trips not
performed ; and for each of such omis
sions, if the failure be occasioned by! the
fault of the contractor or carrier, three
times the pay of the trip will be deduct
ed. Fer arrivals so lar Demna time as
to break connection with depending
mails, and not sufficiently excused, one
fourth Qf the compensation for the trip
is subject to forfeiture. For, repeated
delinquencies of the kind herein speci
fied,' enlarged penalties, proportioned
to the' nature thereof and the import
ance of, the mail, may be made.
5. KOr leaving Demna or mrowingou
the mails, or any portion of them, for
the admission of passengers, or for be
ing concerned in setting up or running
an express conveying intelligence in
advance or tne man, a quarter s pay
may be deducted.
6. Jj inea wiu do lmposea, umess me
ss.
dav of
- i.
k
i
delinquency be promptly and satisfac
torily explained by certificates of post
masters or the affidavits of other credi
ble persons,, forfaiting to arrive in con
tract time ; for neglecting to takb tho
mail from, or deliver it Into," a post of
fice ; for suffering' if to b wet; Injured,
destroyed, robbed, or lost ; and for re
fusing, rafter demand,. to, convey, tho
mail as frequently as 'tUd 'contractor
runs,or Is concerned in funning, a coach,'
car, or steamboat on a route. . t , $ - , ti-
7. The Postmaster General may annul
the contract for repeated failures td run
agreeably to contractTTor violating the
postofflce laws, or s disobeying the in
structions of the Department; for refus
ing to discharge a carrier "when required
by the Department to, do so: .'for run
ning an express aa aforesaid; or foi
transporting persona or packages con a
veying mailable matter out of the mail,
8. The Postmaster G eneral m a v nrdpr
an increase of service on a route by al
lowing therefor a prdrata increase it
the contract pay. Iio may change sched
ules of departures and arrivals in nil
cases, and particularly to mAkothem
conform to connections with-railroads,
without increase-of pay, provided, the
running time bo not abridgodJ'!ber
Postmaster General may also discon
tinue or curtail the service, in whole or
in part, in order to placo on tho rottto
superior service', or whenever the pub-"
lie interests, in his judgment, shall re
quire such discontinuance or curtail
ment for any other cause; he allowing,
as full indemnity to 4 contractor, ono
month's extra pay' on the amount'Of
service dispensed with, and' a vro rata
.compensation for the amount or service
retained and continued.- v -'-'--
0. Payments will be mado by? - collect
tions from, or drafts on. poKtmasters or.
otherwise, after the expiration-of, caoh
quarter say fn November, February,
May, and August, provided that re
quired evidence Qf service has been, re
ceived. i
10. Tho distances given ard believed
to be substantially correct : brtt no in
creased pay will bo allowed should they
be greater than advertised; if tho points
to do supplied areeorrdctiy staxoa. jsiw
I'ders must inform themselves on Uiis point..
and also in referenco to the weight of
the mail, the condition of bills, roads.'
streams, fcc, and all toll-bridge,' turu-,
pikes, plank-roads, lernes, or obstruc
tions of any kind by which expense may!
be incurred. JNo claim. lor additional
pay, based on sucn ground, can be coiv
sidered: nor for alleged mistakes "or &
misapprehension as to the degreo of eor- -
vice ; nor lor bridges destroyed, lorries,
discontinued, or other obstructions cans'--'
ing or increasing distance or expense
occurring during 'the contract, term.
JOffioes established after this advertise-
ment is issued, ana also during too con
tract term., are to be Visited without ex-,
tra pay, if tho distance be not increased.
' XL. 111UUVI9 U1U UIUUUUCU Ml lllltll
their proposals In time to reach tho Do-1
partraent by tho day and hour named ,
in the advertisement, as bids received,
after that time will not be 'considered in i
iompetition with bids pf reasouablo,
imount received in tlmo. . Neither can
)ids be considered which rirb without '
the bond, oath, and certificate required
by section 245, act of June 23. 1874. .
12. liidders should first propose ror
service strictly according to the adver- ;
tisement. and then, if they desire, - '
arately for different service; and if the
regular bid be the lowest offered for tho
advertised service, the Other proposi-.
tions may be considered.
13. Thero should be but one route bid
for in a proposal. Consolidated or com
bination bids ("proposing ono sum for
two or nioro routes") cannot be consid
ered. ... !
14 Th rnntA 11 in Kftrvlen. the VCarlV
Say, tho name and residence Of tho bld
er, (that is, his Usual post-office nd-'
dress, land tho name of each member ot .
a firm where a company offers, should '
be distinctly stated.-
, 15. Bidders aro rcnuested to use. as
far as practicable, the printed proposals ' ,
furnished bv tho Department, to wrlto
out in full the sum of their bids, and to.
retain copies of them. , , , . . .
Altered bids should not be submitted. 1
No withdrawal of a bid Will bo allowed
qnless the withdrawal la received twen- k
ty-four hours previous to the time fixed
for opening the proposals. '
16. In caso of lauuro or me, accepted
bidder to execute a contract, or ot the
abandonment of service daring the con
tract term, the service will be re-ad ver
Used and re-lot at the expenso of tho
failing bidder or contractor.1
17. The Postmaster uenerai reserves ,
tho rierht to reiect anv bJd which may bo .
deemed extravagant ; and' also'to disre
gard Ine bids of failing contractors and
bidders. (Act of June 8, 187, section
249.) "K " -y '
18. The bid should be sealed, supsr- ,
scribed Mail Proposals, State of North
Carolina," addressed "Wecona Assistant
Postmaster General, Contract Office.!
19. Every proposal must be accorapa- . .
nied bva bond with sureties approved'
bv a postmaster; aud in cases where tho
amount of the bond exceeds fivo tlious- .
and dollars ($5,000) by a postmaster of
the first, second, or third class. U Bids
for service, the pay for which at the timo .
of advertisement exceeds fivg thousand
dollars, ( ?5,000,) must be' eompftnled '
by a certified cnecK, orarait, payaoie to
the order of the Postmaster General, on
some solvent national bank, of not less
titan five per centum on the: amount of I .
the annual pay on such routes and in , .
case of now or modified service, not less
than five per centum of 'tho amount of 'J
the bond accompanying toe bid, if the -r
amount of said bond exceeds ($5,000)
five thousand dollars. '
The amount of bond required, with
bids, and the present pay when it ex
coeds ($5,000) five thousand dollars; aro
stated in the advertisement .under'tho
appropriate route. ;i. . ;
20. All checks deposited with bids
will bo held until contract is-executed
and the service commenced by the ac
cepted bidder. Clucks will' not be re
turned by mailf but the bidder himself, or '
some one upon , his order, must receive
theri in person, and receipt fot them on '
the books of the Department.;' 'ii .
21. Transfers of contractsor-of inter- . ,
est in contracts, are forbidden . by law,
and consequently ' cannot I be allowed.
Neither can bids, or interest in bids, bo t
transferred or assigned to other parties.
Bidders will therefore take notice that "
they will be expected to rperfornv the .;;
service awarded to them, through-tho
whole contract term. r
2. Section 249 of tho act? of Juno 8,-
1872, provides that contracts for the tran- (
portation of the mail shall be, "awarded .
to the lowest bidder tendering sufficient -
guarantees for faithful performance, , .,
without other reference, to the mode bf ' "
such transportation than may be neces- -sary
to provide for the due celerity; oer- ,
tainty, and security thereof.? Under
this law bids that propose to transport a ' .
the mails with celerity, certainty 4 and '. '-r
security," having freerr decided to be. the . .
only legal bids, are construed as provid
ing for the entire mail, however large, and '
whatever may be the mode of conveyance, ,
necessary to insure its' ' celerity, cer
tainty , and security," and have the pref- 1
erence over all others, and no others are
considered, except for steamboat routes.
23. A modification of - a bid in any of '
its essential terms is tantamount to a
new bid, and cannot be received so as
to interfere with regular competition.
Making a new bid in proper form is the 1
only way to modify a previous one.
, 24. Postmasters, are cautioned not to 1'
sign the approval of the. t bond of any
bidder before the bond is signed by tho .
bidder and his sureties, and not until '
entirely satisfied of the sufficiency of; i f
the sureties. See sections 246and217(
act of June 23, 1874, accompanying this
advertisement. - r :,i;
25. Postmasters are also liable to dis
missal from office for acting as agents
of contractors or bidders, with or with-; '
out compensation, in any business,
matter, or thing relating to the Snail ser
vice. They are tho trusted agents of
the Department, and caimot consistently ,
act in both capacities. Ii . . - . ;
MAltSUAI-I JEWELL. ,
Postmaster General
    

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