United States Statutes at Large/Volume 1/3rd Congress/2nd Session/Chapter 30
Post roads designated.
Post roads designated.Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following be, and are hereby established, as post roads, namely:—From Pittstown in the district of Maine, to Wiscassett; and from Hallowell in the said district, to Norridgeworth: From Dover in New Hampshire through Berwick, to Waterborough Courthouse, and from thence to Kennebunk: From Portsmouth, through Dover, Rochester and Moultonborough, to Plymouth; and from Plymouth to Portsmouth, by New Hampton, Meredith, Gilmantown, Nottingham and Durham; the post to go and return on the said route alternately: From Fishkill by Newburgh and New Windsor to Goshen: From Cooperstown by Butternutt creek and Oxford Academy to Uniontown: From Pipers on the post road from Philadelphia to Bethlehem by Alexandria to Pittston in New Jersey: From Brownsville in Pennsylvania, to the town of Washington: From Reading, by Sunbury, and the town of Northumberland, to Lewisburg, commonly called Derstown, on the Susquehanna: From Bethlehem to Wilksburgh in the county of Luzerne: From Yorktown, through Abbottstown, and Gettysburg, to Hagerstown in Maryland; and from Hagerstown, through Williamsport, to Martinsburg in Virginia: From Annapolis, by Lower Marlborough, to Calvert Courthouse, and from thence to Saint Leonard’s creek: From Bladensburg in Maryland through Upper Marlborough to Nottingham and from thence to the town of Benedict: From Belle-Air in Harford county, Maryland, to the Black Horse, on the York and Baltimore road: From Gloucester Courthouse, in Virginia, to Yorktown: From Powhatan Courthouse, to Cartersville: From Charlottesville, by Warren, Warminsten, Newmarket, Amherst Courthouse, Cabellsburg, and Madison to Lynchburg: From Winchester, through Romney, to Moorfields; From Charlotte in North Carolina, by Lancaster Courthouse, to Cambden in South Carolina; and from Charlotte, to Lincolnton: From Beardstown in Kentucky, to Nashville in the territory south of the river Ohio.
Certain post road altered.
Postmaster may discontinue certain roads.Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That instead of the road from Fayetteville, by Lumberton to Cheraw Courthouse, the route of the post shall hereafter be on the most direct road from Fayetteville to Cheraw Courthouse: and that the Postmaster General shall have authority to discontinue the post road from Lumberton to Cheraw Courthouse, and from Hagerstown to Sharpsburg in Maryland. That if, in the opinion of the Postmaster General, an alteration in the post road from Cumberland in Maryland, to Morgantown in Virginia, and from thence, by Uniontown in Pennsylvania, to Brownsville on the Monongahela, could be made more conducive to the public interest, than the present route, May alter others.
Repealed 1810, ch. 30.yet so as to afford the same accomodation to the said places, he shall be authorized, with the consent of the present contractor for carrying the mail, to make such alteration.
Approved, February 25, 1795.