United States Statutes at Large/Volume 4/18th Congress/2nd Session/Chapter 46

United States Statutes at Large, Volume 4
United States Congress
Public Acts of the Eighteenth Congress, Second Session, Chapter 46

March 3, 1825.
Chap. XLVI.—An Act to establish certain post-roads, and to discontinue others.

Mail-routes established, and discontinued.Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following post-roads be established:

The present road from Freeport to Bowdoin discontinued.
In Maine.—From Camden to Vinalhaven. From Portland, by Cumberland, Walnut Hill, in North Yarmouth, Pownal, Durham, Lisbon Four Corners, Lisbon Little River Village, Bowdoin, Litchfield, and Hallowell, to Augusta; and that the present post-road from Freeport to Bowdoin, be discontinued. From Rumford point to Andover, in the county of Oxford. From Portland, through Westbrook, Falmouth, Gray, New Gloucester, Poland, Minot, Turner, Livermore, Jay, Wilton, to Farmington. From Bangor, by Orono, Birch Stream Settlement, Kelmarnock, Maxfield, Siboois, Piscataquois, Passamaduko, Sunkhaze, and Edington, to Bangor. From Bangor to Houlton Plantations. From Anson, by Embden and Concord, to Bingham. From Craig’s Mills to Otisfield. From the Great Falls in Berwick, by Berwick and South Berwick, Elliott and Kittery, to Portsmouth, in the state of New Hampshire. From Paris to Augusta, through Buckfield, the South part of Hartford, and the north part of Turner, and through Wayne and Winthrop.

New Hampshire.In New Hampshire.—From Andover and Grafton turnpike, by Andover, Danbury, Grafton, Orange, Canaan, and Lime, to Orford. From Dover, by Rochester, Milton, Wakefield, Ossipee east of the Lake, and Eaton, to Conway. From Newport, by Croydon and Grantham, to Lebanon. From New Ipswich, through Peterborough, to Hancock.

Vermont.In Vermont.—From Manchester, by Arlington, to Cambridge, in New York. From St. Albans, by Sheldon and Enosburg, to Berkshire. From West Poultney, by Hampton, to Fairhaven. From Middlebury, in Vermont, to Bridport, Chimney Point, Lumber Point, and Moriah Post-office, to Elizabethtown, in the state of New York. From Danville, through Walden, Hardwick, Greensboro’, Craftsbury, Kelly-vale, and Montgomery, to Berkshire.

Connecticut.In Connecticut.—From Southbridge, in Massachusetts, by the Presbyterian meeting-house, in the second society in Woodstock, by Eastford, Society in Ashford, Chaplin, Windham, Franklin, to Chelsea Landing, in Norwich, Connecticut. That the mail from Norwalk to Bridgeport shall pass from Kellogg’s Mill, through the village of Millriver, to the village of Fairfield, in Connecticut.

The road from Springfield, Mass., to Stafford, Conn., discontinued.
In Massachusetts.—From Boston, by Bolton, Sterling, Princeton, Barre, Shutesbury, Leveret, and Sunderland, to Bloody Brook. From Worcester, through Boylestown, Sterling, Lancaster, Harvard, Littleton, Westford, Chelmsford, to the East Chelmsford Post-office, Massachusetts. From Lancaster, by Sterling, Princeton, Hubbardstown, Petersham, New Salem, Wendell and Montague, to Greenfield, and that the post-road from Springfield, in Massachusetts, to Stafford, in Connecticut, be discontinued.

New York.In New York.—From Chitteningo to Fayetteville. From Oxford, by McDonough and German, to Cincinnatus. From Schenectady, by Alexander’s Bridge, to Ballston. From the Albany and Schenectady turnpike, by the Ballston turnpike, to Alexander’s Bridge. From Mamakating, by Neversink Falls, to Colchester. From the village of Seneca Falls, to the town of Romulus, in the county of Seneca. From Syracuse to Tully. From Cooperstown to Richfield Springs. From Esperance, by Eaton’s Corners, Duanesburg, and Minaville, to Amsterdam. From Eaton’s Corner, Duanesburg, Princetown, Rotterdam, to Schenectady. From the village of Oswego, through Newark, Burkshire, and Virgil, to the village of Courtland, in Courtland county. From Watertown, by Adams and Mansville, to Sandy Creek, and from thence to Richland, Union Square, Colosse, Central Square, Cicero, and Salina, to Syracuse. From Pike, by Eagle, to China. From Hamburg, by Eden and Collins, to Perrysburg. From Fredonia, by Gerry and St. Clairsville, to Jamestown. From Murray, by Clarendon, by Byron, to Batavia. From Gaines to Barre. From Catskill, by Hunter, to Lexington, instead of going from Lexington to Lexington Heights. From Nahum, Daniels, in Russia, up West Canada Creek Road, by John Graves’, to Trenton. From Friendship, by the South Branch of Van Campens’ Creek and the Little Gennessee Creek, to Cerestown, Pennsylvania. From Unadilla, by Guilford, to Norwich. From Otselic, by Linklean, to German. From the village of Geneva, in the county of Ontario, through the village of Vienna, to the village of Newark, on the Erie Canal. From the village of Pen Yan, in the county of Yates, to the village of Yatesville, and through the town of Middlesex to Rushville. From Middlesex to Italy, and thence, through the south part of Italy and the town of Jerusalem, to Pen Yan. From Elmira, in New York, through South Port, up Seeley’s Creek, through Wells and Jackson, to Mansfield, in Pennsylvania. From Dansville, by Allen, to Angelica. From Angelica, by Orensburg, Caneadea, Hume, Pike, and Ganesville centre road, to Warsaw. From Angelica to Ischua. From Pultney, by Jerusalem, to Pen Yan. From Clarkson, by way of Sweden, Bergen, Leroy, and Covington. From Central Square to Oswego Falls. From Locke, by Genoa, to King’s Ferry Post-office. From Aurora to Holland, in the county of Erie. From Unadilla village, through Guilford, to Norwich village. From Peekskill, by Somers and Salem, to Ridgefield, Connecticut. From Chester, by Craigsville, Otterkill, and Little Britain, to Montgomery. From Harpersfield, by Davenport, Milfordsville, Lawrensville, Noblesville, and Pittsfield, to New Berlin. From Vienna, in Phelps; to Newark. From Fullrem’s Basin to Penfield. From Hartland, by Somerset, to Kempsville. From Oneida Castle, on the Seneca Turnpike, the most direct highway to Rome; thence, along the state road and canal turnpike, to the post-road leading from Utica to Sackett’s Harbour. From Elmira, through Southport, Wells, Jackson, and Sullivan, to Mansfield, in Pennsylvania. From the meeting-house in the town of Lima, by Norton’s Mills, to the village of Pittsford, in the county of Monroe. From the village of Seneca Falls to intersect the Geneva and Newburgh mail-route at the post-office of Romulus. Also, from Lockport, by Tuscarora Indian Village, to Manchester, at the Niagara Falls in New York. From Bishop’s Corners, in the town of Granville, to the post-office in the town of Hartford; and from thence, to the post-office in the village of Sandy Hill, in the state of New York. From Rochester, in the county of Monroe, by the way of Webster’s Mills and the brick meeting-house, in Avon to Geneseo, in the county of Livingston. From Scottsville, on the river road to Rochester, in the county of Monroe. From Geneseo to the York post-office, by William Landon’s Four Corners; and from York post-office, by Fowlersville, to Caledonia, Livingston county. From Batavia, by way of Alexandria, Attica, and Thompson’s Mills, in Sheldon, and to the Little Lake settlement in China, all in Gennessee county. From Covington, by way of Middleberry academy, Warsaw and Gainesville, Gennessee county, to the town of Pike, in Allegany county. From New Brunswick, New Jersey, by way of Somerville, Pluckamin, Peapack, Chester and Flanders, to New Town.

Pennsylvania.In Pennsylvania.—From Wellsborough, by Cowdersport and Smithport, to Warren. From Pennsborough, by Webster’s Hill’s and Edred’s to Meansville. From Williamsport, up the Lycoming Creek, through Canton, Troy, Columbia, Wells, and Southport, to Elmyra, in New York. From Tunkhannock, through Windham, Eaton, Asylum, and Munroe, to Meansville. From Meansville, up Towanda Creek, through Munroe and Franklin, to Jacob Grantier’s, in Canton. From Millersburg, by Berrysburg, to Gratztown. From Bedford, by the way of Buckstown and Newry, to Blair’s Gap. From Trumbowersville, by Spinnerstown, Upper Milford, and Millerstown, to Brainings, in Lehigh county. From Franklin to Warren. From Columbia, by Marietta, to Middletown. From Mount Pleasant, by Digman’s Turnpike, to Lackawaxen, on the Owego and Milford Turnpike. From Easton, by Stockerstown, Roscommon, and Snydersville, to Stroudsburg. From Fogelsville, through Kleinsville, to Hamburgh. From Bethlehem to Mauch Chunk. From Bellefont, by Karthaus, Gillets, and Smithport to Hamilton, in New York. From Jefferson, by Carmichaeltown and Masontown, to New Geneva. From Maytown to Marietta, in Lancaster county. From Ebensburg, through Loretto and Mount Pleasant, to Philipsburg. From Belmont, through Harmony, Lanesville, Windsor, and Colesville, to Bainbridge. From Bloomsburg, in Columbia county, by way of Fishing Creek, to Columbus, in Luzerne county. From Allentown, in the county of Lehigh, by the way of Kraus’s Bridge, Balliet’s, the Water Gap and Lehighton, to Mauch Chunk, in the county of Northampton. From Orwigsburg, by Schuylkill Haven, Friedenburg, Pine Grove, and Stumpstown, to Jonestown. From Indiana to Barnetts, in Jefferson county, and to discontinue the post-route between Indiana and Bedford.

Delaware.In Delaware.—From Laurel, by Cannonsferry, north-west Fork Bridge, and Hunting Creek, to Easton. From Smyrna in Kent county, Delaware, to Church Hill in Queen Ann’s county, Maryland, via Millington (late Head of Chester,) to Saddler’s cross roads, in said state.

Maryland.In Maryland.—From Newtown Trap, by Burkittsville and Crampton, to Shapsburg. From the village of Hartford, in Hartford county, Maryland, by Priest, Ford, Darlington, and Dublin, in said county, to Conewingo, in Cecil county, Maryland. Fron Conowingo, in Cecil county, Maryland, to Lancaster, in Pennsylvania. From Belle Air, in Harford county, Maryland, to Amos Carman’s public house, in said county. From Cumberland, by Cresapsburg, to Western Port, and thence, to the Yough Green Glades, in Allegany county.

Virginia.In Virginia.—From Liberty, by Chambliss’ store, to Taylor’s store. From Middlebourne, by Salem, to Clarkesburg. From Harrisonburg to Franklin. From Culpepper Courthouse to Orange Courthouse. From Hagen’s store, in Preston county, to Smithfield, on the Cumberland road. From Hagen’s store, Crab Orchard, Kingwood, by Armstrong’s crossroads, Martin’s Glady Creek, to Billsburg. From Lewisburg, by Frankfort, to Huntersville. From Monroe Courthouse, crossing New river at Henry Ballenger’s ferry, to John Pack’s. From Nicholas Courthouse to the mouth of Gauly river. From Fincastle, by Newcastle, Giles Courthouse, Peterstown, Union, Sweet Springs, Price’s, and Covington, to Fincastle. From Leesville to Pittsylvania Old Courthouse. From Petersburg, by Halifax Courthouse and Hagood’s store, to Danville. From Lovingston, by Mill Grove, to Steele’s tavern. From Lexington, by Pedler mills, to Lynchburg, and to return by Pedlers mills, the Narrows and the forks of James river, to Lexington.

North Carolina.In North Carolina.—From Ashville, North Carolina, by Philip Britain’s, Charles C. Carson’s, Eastaloe Gap, M’Kenney’s, in Laraway, by the High Shoals, Little River Keowee, and Boonsford, to Pendleton Courthouse, South Carolina. From Raleigh, by little Nat. Jones’, to Haywood. From Statesville, Iredel county, to Wilkesborough, by Mount Pisgah. From Raleigh, by Fishdam, Stagville, and Mount Tirza, to Roxborough. From Lincolnton, by Jacob Fullenwiler’s, Ervinsville, and Mooresborough, to Rutherfordton. From Elizabeth, by Beatty’s bridge, Long Creek bridge, and Milton, thence, back to Elizabeth. From Onslow Courthouse to John A. Everett’s. From Wadesborough to Salisbury, in North Carolina. From Pittsborough, by Joseph I. Brooks’, William Lindley’s store, Jehu Carter’s, Allbright’s store, Long’s store, Hadley’s mills, Mabin’s store, to Greensborough. From Charlotte, by Hopewell church, to Beattysford. From Salem, by Clemonstown, to Mocksville. From Raleigh, by Smithfield, Waynesborough, Spring Bank, Spring Hill, Hookerton, Kirston, to Newburn. From Murfreesborough to Windsor.

South Carolina.In South Carolina.—From Hamburg, by Alexander Stuart’s, John Middleton’s, Richard Park’s, Edmund, Acheson’s, and Ewell Hill’s, to Abbeville. From Columbia, by M’Cord’s ferry, to Nelson’s ferry, on the Santee, intersecting the main route between Camden and Charleston. From Waterborough to the form of the Saltcatcher, St. Bartholomews. From Cambridge, by Scuffletown, Queensboro’, and Golden Grove, to Greenville Courthouse.

Georgia.In Georgia.—From Creek Agency to Tallahassee, in Florida. From Houston Courthouse, by Knoxville, Newman, and Fayetteville, to De Kalb Courthouse. From Macon, by Forsyth and Hamilton, to Covington. From Athens to Lawrenceville, in Gwinett county.

Tennessee.In Tennessee.—From Morgan Courthouse, by Kingston, to Athens. From Washington to Athens. From Columbia, by Hart’s cross roads, Williamsville, at Rock Spring, Fishing Ford, on Dutch river, Farmington, Monroe’s and Fayetteville, to Pulaski. From Hardinsville, by M‘Nairy Courthouse, and Hardiman Courthouse, to Tipton Courthouse. From Jackson, by Harrisburg, to Dyer Courthouse. From Pulaski, by Lawrenceburg, to Waynesboro’. From Reynoldsburg, by Paris, Weakley Courthouse, to Obion Courthouse. From Monroe to Tompkinsville, Kentucky. From Murfreesboro’, by Henderson’s, Toliver’s store, Beech Grove, Stone fort, Hillsboro’, Pleasant Plains, Caldwell’s bridge, to Jasper, or Marion Courthouse. From Jackson, by Haywood Courthouse, and Tipton Courthouse, to Daniel Treadwell’s, on Big Creek. From Reynoldsburg to Dover. From Huntingdon, by Gibson Courthouse to Dyer Courthouse. From Hardinville, to Florence, Alabama.

Kentucky.In Kentucky.—From Frankfort, by Gist’s, Stennet’s, Yeocum’s and Macsville, to Springfield. From Pike Courthouse, to Tazewell Courthouse, in Virginia. From Frankfort, by Christianburg and Robert’s store, to Lynchburg. From Russelsville, in Kentucky, by Elkton, Red river forge, to Clarksville, in Tennessee, thence to Yellow Creek furnace. From Shelbyville to New Castle, instead of going from Frankfort to New Castle, and from Middletown to New Castle. From Greensburg to Munfordville, by the way of Somerville, and Holderman’s Iron Works. From Hopkinsville, by Lindsey’s mill, Flat Lick, Dover, and Paris, to Huntington, in Tennessee. From Eddyville, by Waidsboro’, to Paris, in Tennessee. From Hardinsburg to Rome, in the state of Indiana, by Stephensport. From Smithland, by the mouth of Tennessee river, and M’Cracken Courthouse and Mayfield, to Paris, in Tennessee. From Glasgow, to Edmonton, in the county of Barren. From Glasgow to Prewitt’s Knob, in Barren county. From Augusta, by Woodward’s, to Marys or Claysville. From Louisville, by Transylvania, Westport, and Lynchburg, to Bedford.

Ohio.In Ohio.—From Chillicothe, by Greenfield, Leesburg, and Wilmington, to Lebanon. From Greenville to Shanesville, in Mercer county. From Lebanon, by Franklin, Germantown, Winchester, and Eaton, to Connersville. From Mount Vernon to Marion. From Hudson, by Boston, Richfield, and Hinkley, to Brunswick. From Parkman, in the county of Geauga, to Batavia, Huntsburgh, Montville, Thompson, to Unionville Post-office and return by Trumbull, Windsor, and Messopotamia. From Warren, by Canfield and New Lisbon, to Steubenville. From Ashtabula, on the Turnpike, by Warren and Youngstown, to Poland. From Cadiz, by New Rumley, and New Hagerstown, to Centreville. From Warren, by Vienna, Brookfield, Hartford, Vernon, Kinsman, Williamsfield, Andover, Pierpoint, and Munroe, to Salem. From Warren, by Bosetta, Mecca, Green, Lebanon, and Lennox, to Jefferson, and return by Wayne, Gustavus, Johnstown, and Fowler, to Warren. From Medina, by Liverpool, and Grafton to Elyria. From Wooster to Tallmadge. From Gallipolis to Burlington, in Lawrence county and to return by Guiandotte and Mercer’s Bottom, in Virginia. From Morristown, by Barnesville and McConnellsville, to Bristol. From Mansfield, by Busyrius, to Upper Sandusky. From New Haven to Tiffin. From Lower Sandusky to Portland. From Jackson Courthouse to Portsmouth.

Indiana.In Indiana.—From Rushville by Connersville, Brownsville, Liberty, and thence by Oxford and Hamilton, in Ohio. From Jackson Post-office, by New Lexington, New Washington, and Bethlehem to New Castle, in Kentucky. From Winchester, by way of Noblesville, to Indianapolis. From Indianapolis to Crawfordsville. From Princeton, by Petersburg, Washington, Bloomfield, Bloomington, and Martinsville, to Indianapolis. From Rockport, by Portersville, to Washington.

Mississippi.In Mississippi.—From Columbus, by the Choctaw Agency, Jackson, Port Gibson, Greenville, Washington, Natchez and Woodville, to St. Francisville, in Louisiana. From Woodville, by Liberty, Holmesville, Columbia, Augusta, and Winchester, to St. Stephens, in Alabama. From Jackson, by Copiah Courthouse, Monticello, Columbia, and Ford’s, to Shieldsborough. From Jackson, by Vicksburg, Warrenton, and the Rocky Spring, to Port Gibson. From Washington, by Meadville, Monticello, and Monroe, to Augusta. From Greenville to Petit Gulf. From Columbus, by Hamilton, and the Cotton Gin Port, to the Choctaw Agency. From Augusta, by Leaf River, and Green Courthouse, to Jackson Courthouse. From Woodville to Pinkneyville.All other post-routes in Mississippi to be discontinued. Discontinue all other post-roads in said state, except those to the seats of justice, as soon as the same can be effected consistently with existing contracts.

Illinois.In Illinois.—From Springfield to Lewistown. From Carmi, by Fairfield, to Vandalia.

Missouri.In Missouri.—From New London, on the Mississippi river, by Fayette to Franklin on the Missouri river. From St. Louis, by St. Ferdinand, to St. Charles. That the post-road now established, on the south side of the Missouri river, from St. Louis to Boonville, shall pass by the seat of justice of the county of Gasconade.

The post-route from Augusta to Coosawda discontinued.
In Alabama.—From Dale to Marengo. From Greenville to Montezuma. From Montgomery to Coosawda. Discontinue the post-route from Augusta, by fort Jackson, to Coosawda. And that the Postmaster General be authorized, if by him thought expedient, to cause a mail to be transmitted by water, from the city of Mobile to the city of New Orleans. From Bellefonte, Jackson County, by Gunter’s Landing, to Blountsville. From Athens, Limestone county, by Eastport, to Florence.

Route from Clark courthouse to Natchitoches, discontinued.
All routes failing within three years to yeld one fourth of the expense, unless necessary, discontinued.
In Arkansas.—From Hempstead Courthouse, by Long Prairie, to Natchitoches, Louisiana. From Little Rock to Monroe, Louisiana. And that the present route from Clark Courthouse, to Natchitoches, Louisiana, be discontinued.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That all post-routes, which hereafter, within the term of three successive years, fail to yield one fourth of the expense incident to its establishment, shall be discontinued by the Postmaster General, unless in cases where it may be necessary as a connection or continuance of a route or routes: Provided, also, That this section shall not be so construed as to deprive the seat of justice in each county of one mail going to and from said town.

Routes to be discontinued.Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the mail-routes from Morgantown, by Crab Orchard, Kingwood, Armstrong’s Cross Roads, Martin’s Glady Creek, Billsburg, Leedsville, Beaverly, Travellers’ Repose, Huntersville, and Frankfort, to Lewisburg; from Hagen’s store to Morgantown; from Lewisburg, by Nicholas Courthouse, to Kanawa Courthouse, in Virginia, be, and the same are hereby, discontinued.

Places to and from which the mail may be transported, if the Postmaster General deem it necessary.Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the Postmaster General may, whenever he deems it expedient, cause the mail to be transported from St. Charles, in the state of Missouri, to Franklin, in said state, by the seat of justice of Galloway and Boone counties, instead of the route now established by law; and may also cause the mail to be transported from Franklin to Liberty, in Clay county, by the seats of justice of the counties of Saline, Lillard, and Ray, instead of the route now established by law.

Approved, March 3, 1825.