United States Statutes at Large/Volume 4/20th Congress/1st Session/Chapter 125

United States Statutes at Large, Volume 4
United States Congress
Public Acts of the Twentieth Congress, First Session, Chapter 125

May 24, 1828.
Chap. CXXV.—An Act to establish sundry post-roads and to discontinue others.

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

In Maine.In Maine.—From Damariscotta Mills, by West Jefferson and Windsor, to Palermo. From Waterville, by Clinton, Albion and Freedom, to Belfast. From Rumford Point, by Dixfield, Canton, North Livermore, East Livermore, Wayne, and Winthrop, to Augusta; and that so much of the route from Readfield to Rumford Point, as interferes with this route, be discontinued. From Augusta, through South Vassalborough, South China, Palermo, North Palermo, Montville, North Searsmont, and Belmont, to Belfast. From Green to Farmington. From Standish, through East Baldwin, Sebago, Bridgetown and Denmark, to Fryeburg. From Augusta, through Belgrade, Rome, New Sharon, Industry, and New Vineyard, to New Portland. From New Sharon, through Industry, New Vineyard, and New Portland, to Kingfield. From the Great Falls, in the state of New Hampshire, to the Little Falls in Lebanon, Maine.

New Hampshire.In New Hampshire.—From Milford, through Dunstable, to Derry. From Farmington to Dover. From Concord, by Chichester, Pittsfield, Barnstead, Strafford, Barrington, and Madbury, to Dover. From Walpole, by Drewsville, Langdon, and Alstead, to Marlow. From Lower Bartlett, through Adam’s and Pinkham’s Grant, to Randolph. From Haverhill, through Bath and Lyman, to Lyman Bridge, thence to the lower village, in Barnet, Vermont. From Glenville, by Bethlehem and Whitefield, to Lancaster.

Massachusetts.In Massachusetts.—From Taunton to Providence, by Rehoboth village. From Newburyport, by Salisbury, Amesbury, Haverhill, Methuen, and Dracut, to Lowell. From Canton, by Sharon and Foxborough meeting-houses, to East Attleborough. From Greenfield, through Shelburne, Buckland, and Hawley, to Savoy. From Ware, through Hardwick, Petersham, Athol, and Royalston, in Massachusetts, and Richmond, and Swanzey, in New Hampshire, to Keene.

Connecticut.In Connecticut.—From Springfield, Massachusetts, by Somers, Connecticut, on the Burbank road, Tolland, Mansfield, Beardley’s store, and Windham, to Norwich. From Sharon, through Salisbury, Great Hallow, the valley of Housatonic, and Fall’s village, to North Canaan. From Lyme, through the village of Hamburg, Comstock’s Ferry, East Haddam Landing, Leesville, Middle Haddam, Glastenbury, and East Hartford, to the city of Hartford. From Farmington, by Sunbury meeting-house, to Granby. From Robin’s Inn, in Voluntown, by Griswold’s meeting-house, to Jewett city. From Windham, Old Courthouse, through Mansfield, and Wellington, to Stafford Springs.

Vermont.In Vermont.—From Bellow’s Falls, through Saxon’s River village and Athens, to Townshend. From Arlington, through Sandgate, to Salem, New York. From Chelsea, through Vershire, by Portsmills, to Thetford meeting-house. From Guildhall, through Burke, Sutton, Barton, and Irasburg, by the Episcopal Church, in Berkshire, to St. Alban’s. From Bakersfield, through Fairfield, to St. Albans. From Hardwick, through Greensborough, Barton, and Brownington, to Derby.

New York.In New York.—From the village of Skeneateles, via Sempronius, Lock, and the village of Groton, to Ithaca. From Hillsdale Post-office, down the valley of the Taghkanic, by the Copake and Ancram Post-offices, to the post-road from Poughkeepsie, to Salisbury. From the village of New Ark, by the most direct route, to the village of Eastridge. From Verona, via Cicero, to Cato Four Corners. From Lima, via Fowlersville and Bradley’s Four Corners, to Pembroke. From Keesville, via Port Kent, to Burlington, in Vermont. From Delhi, by the most direct route, to Cooperstown. From Watertown, via Evans’ Mills, Philadelphia, Antwerp, Governeur, De Kalb, Heuville, to Ogdenburg. From Potsdam, via Norfolk, Massena, and Hogansburg, to the Canada Line at St. Regis. From Malone, via Bangor, Moira, Brasher, and Stockholm, to Potsdam. From Ithaca, on the most direct route, via the head of Seneca Lake, and Joseph Tomkin’s, to Hammondsport. From South Sparta, via Liberty Corners, Prattsburgh, and Pulteney, to Wayne Hotel. From Hornby, via Mead Creek, Erwin Addison, Woodhull, and Jasper, to Independence. From Bath, via Prattsburgh, Cool’s Corners, and Penyann, to Ovid. From Liberty, via Samuel Taggart’s and Vanfassin’s Mills, to Lima. From Geneva, via Senaca and Bethel, to Rushville. From Richmond, by Spring Water, to Dansville. From North Almond, to Dewitt’s valley. From Almond, via North Almond, Allen, Hunt’s Hollow and Portage, to Pike. From Northampton, to Northville Post-office, thence through the towns of Hope, Welles, and Lake Pleasant, to Seth Witmore’s. From the village of Owego, [Oswego] via Speedsville, to Slaterville. From Chester Post-office, via the village of Sugar Loaf, to Warwick. From Canandaigua to Gibsonville. From Lodi Post-office, via Seelysburg, and Randolph, to Jamestown. From Chenango Point, via Rugg’s Edy, Osborn’s, North Hollow, and Holcomb’s Settlement, to Harpersville. From Salem to Union village. From Monticello, via Fallsburgh and Neversink, to the Post-office near the old Dutch Church, in the town of Wawasing. From Poughkeepsie, via Fishkill Plains, Stormville, Patterson, Elm, Milltown, and Millplains, to Danbury, Connecticut. From Mayville, by Mina, and Greenfield, to the town of Erie, in Pennsylvania. From Hammondsport, via South Pulteney, East Wheeler, West Hill, West Creek, Neal’s Creek, and Pond Settlement, to Rathbone Settlement. From Geneva, via Marengo, Clyde, Melvin’s Mills, and Sterling, to the village of Oswego. From Charlotteville, via South Wooster, to Davenport.

New Jersey.In New Jersey.—From Mauricetown to Port Elizabeth. From Philadelphia, by Camden, Woodbury, Mullico Hill, Woodstown, Allowaystown, and Roadstown, to Greenwich. From Hacketstown to Hope, Warren county. From Newtown, by Stillwater, to the store of Smith and Bristol, on the Delaware, near the mouth of Flatbrook, thence to Dingman’s ferry, and by Balesville, to Newton. From the city of Burlington, in the county of Burlington, by Mount Holly, Pemberton, Vincentown, and Medford, to Swain’s tavern, in Eversham, in the county aforesaid.

Pennsylvania.In Pennsylvania.—From Buckwalters, by Charleston, to West Chester. From Butler to Freeport. From Philadelphia, by Providence meeting-house, Concord village, Chadsford, New London Cross Roads, Brick meeting-house, Port Deposit Bridge, and Belle Air, to Baltimore. From Columbus, in Luzerne county, through Jackson, Sugarloaf, by Hess’s Mills, through Franklin, to Hughesburg, in Lycoming county. From Watsontown, in Northumberland county, through Sugar and Brush valleys, to Bellefonte, in Centre county. From Puttsville, in Schuylkill county, through Danville, in Columbia county, to Pennsborough, in Lycoming county. From Burlington, by way of Beriah Pratt’s, John Pratt’s, Scovil Bailey’s, Levi Taylor’s, and David Ross’s, to the Post-office in Alba, Bradford county. From Cattawissa to Bloomburg, in Columbia county, thence through Jerseytown and White Hall, to Pennsborough, in Lycoming county. From Stroudsburg, in Northampton county, through Stanhope, in Pike county, Covington and Abington, in Luzerne county, to the Great Bend, in Susquehannah county. From Deerfield, in Tioga county, through Westfield, to Harrison, in Potter county. From Harvey Cornwell’s, on Crooked Creek, through Close’s Settlement, to Deerfield, in Tioga county. From Muncey, by Hugh Donley’s, Moses Foreman’s, to Jersey Shore, Lycoming county. From Jersey Shore, in Lycoming county, through Nippe Nose, Sugar and Brush valleys, to Aaronsburg, in Centre county. From Williamsport, by Johnson Bulkey’s, Carpenter’s Mills, John Marshall’s, Wyessel’s Mills, Ross valley, to Trout Run, in Lycoming county. From Lawrenceburg, in Armstrong county, to Mercer, in Mercer county. From Greenville, in Mercer county, to Hart’s Cross Roads, in Crawford county. From Warren to Sugargrove, in Warren county. From Harrisville to Whitestown, in Butler county. From the mouth of Anderson’s creek, in Clearfield county, along the state road, to Kittanning, in Armstrong county. From Shrewsbury, by Mechanicsburg, to Peachbottom, in York county. From Hamburg, in Berks county, through McKeansburg, in Schuylkill county, to Cattawissa, in Columbia county. From the borough of Reading, by John Clyne’s, to Bowerstown, in Berks county. From Allentown, in Lehigh county, through Hellerstown and Quakertown, to Charleston, in Bucks county. From Foglesville, in Lehigh county, through Saegersville, to Maunch Chunch, in Northampton county. From Coatsville, through Cochranville, McWilliamstown and Doe Run, to Clingan’s Post-office, in Chester county. From Waterstreet, in Huntingdon county, by way of Huntingdon Furnace, Warrior Mark, and Bald Eagle Furnace, to Philipsburg, in Centre county. From Franklin, through Georgetown, to Greenville, in Mercer county. From Upper Dublin, in Montgomery county, by Gwynnedd, and Towamensing, to Sumneytown. From Sumneytown, in Montgomery county, by Millerstown, and Trexlertown, to Foglesville, in Lehigh county. From the Trapp, in Montgomery county, by Skippack, Towamensing, and Leidy’s store, to Line Lexington, in Bucks county. From Norristown, in Montgomery county, by the Bird-in-hand, Tarrence’s tavern, the Buck, the General Wayne, and the Widow Grow’s tavern, to Manayunk, in Philadelphia county. From the house of John Blair, on the turnpike, in Huntingdon county, to McConnelsburgh, in Bedford county. From Easton, in Northampton county, by Morgan’s, Best’s, Stout’s, and Samuel Leidy’s, to Hellerstown. From Berlin, in Somerset county, through Southampton township, to Cumberland, in the state of Maryland. From Mount Pleasant, in Wayne county, by the house of Gershom Williams, and Tallman’s Mills, through the towns of Ararat and Scott, to the town of Deposit, in Delaware county, in the state of New York. From West Chester, by Goshen, Paoli, and King of Prussia, to Norristown. From Montrose, the most direct route to Binghampton, in the state of New York.

Maryland.In Maryland.—From Hereford, in Baltimore county, by Slade’s tavern, and Upper Cross Roads, to Belle Air, in Hartford county. From Fredericktown, to Wolfville, in Frederick county. From Prince Frederick to Benedict. From Harford, by Port Deposit Bridge, to North-east.

Virginia.In Virginia.—From Millborough to Sittlington’s on Bull Pasture, to intersect the route form Staunton to Beverly. From Scottsville to Little York, in Albermarle county. From Traveller’s Repose to Pocahontas Courthouse. From Lexington, up Buffalo, to Ross Furnace, up Jackson’s river, to Covington. From Wheeling to Mixville. From Martinsburgh to Bath. From Monroe Courthouse, via Lick creek, to the Falls of Great Kenhawa river, thence to the Post-office at Gawley’s Bridge. From Greenhill, Campbell county, via Ferell’s store, Barksdale’s store, and Meadville, to Halifax Courthouse. From Middleburg, Loudoun county, to Warrenton, Fauquier county. From Giles Courthouse to Tazewell Courthouse, via mouth of East river. From New Glasgow, in the county of Amherst, via Sandidges’ tavern, Pedlar’s Mills, Waugh’s ferry, and Wharton’s Mills, to Liberty, in the county of Bedford.

North Carolina.In North Carolina.—From Smithfield, by Raiford’s Bridge, Stauntonsburg. From Beaufort, via Shackleford’s banks, to Portsmouth, in Carterett county. From Waynesville to Sevierville, Tennessee. From Currituck Courthouse to Poplar Branch. From Pittsborough to May’s; thence to Evan Bridge, to cross Deep river; thence to Buffalo Meeting-house; thence to Fayetteville—return by crossing Cape Fear, at Northington’s ferry; thence to Haywood; thence to Pittsborough. From Statesville to Lincolnton, to cross the Catawba river at Thomas’ ferry. From Rockingham to Cheraw, in South Carolina. From Ashville, North Carolina, by James Allen’s, to Cheek’s Cross Roads, in Tennessee.

South Carolina.In South Carolina.—From Walterborough, by May’s ferry, on Edisto, and Pine Branch Post-office, to Orangeburg. From Irvinsville, North Carolina, to Spartanburg Courthouse. From Waltersborough to Orangeburg; thence to Columbia.

Georgia.In Georgia.—From Macon, via Thomaston, Pike county, Talbot Courthouse and Columbus, to Montgomery, in Alabama. From Lawrenceville, Gwinnet Courthouse, via Gates’ Ferry, on Chatahoochie river, Phillips’ and Van’s, in the Cherokee nation, to Bennet’s, in the state of Alabama. From Columbus, by fort Mitchell, via fort Gaines, Early Courthouse, to Decatur Courthouse. From Madison, Morgan county, via Covington, to Monroe, Walton Courthouse. From Jefferson, in Camden county, to Belleview, in said county.

Indiana.In Indiana.—From fort Wayne to Carey Missionary Establishment. From Green Castle, Putnam county, by Blakesburgh, to Crawfordsville. From Fredonia to Princeton. From Rushville, by Shelbyville, to Edinburgh. From Noblesville to Crawfordsville, connecting a post-route from Centreville, Wayne county, passing by New Castle, Henry county, to Noblesville entire. From Vincennes, by Petersburg, to Boonville.

Kentucky.In Kentucky.—From Cynthiana, by the mouth of Raven creek, to Williamstown, in Grant county. From Greenville to Owensborough. From Greenville to Elkton. From Franklin, Simpson county, to Lebanon, Tennessee, by the way of Gallatin. From Knoxville, in the state of Tennessee, passing Jacksborough, in Campbell county, thence by the salt works of Beatty & Co. on the Big South Fork of Cumberland river, to Monticello, in Wayne county, in the state of Kentucky. From Madisonville, and Wilson’s mill, to Princeton. From Bardstown, by New Haven and Hodgenville, to Munfordville, in Hart county. From the Yellow Banks, in Kentucky, to Rockport, in Indiana. From Elizabethtown, in Hardin county, by Hodgenville, to Greensburg, in Green county. From Burlington, in Kentucky, to Aurora, in Indiana. From Morganfield, by Crooked Creek Post-office, to Salem. From Mayfield, by Prior’s mill, and Winningham’s mill, to Hickman, at Mill’s Point, on the Mississippi, in Hickman county. From Hopkinsville, Christian county, by the Cerulean Springs, Trigg county, and Millville, Caldwell county, to Princeton. From the town of Monroe, in the county of Hart, to Bell’s, at the Three Forks, in the county of Barren. From Shelbyville to the mouth of Six-mile creek, and from thence to Theobald’s. From Russelville, in Logan county, to Franklin, in Simpson county, thence to Scottville, in Allen county.

Ohio.In Ohio.—From Palmyra, by Paris, to Parkman. From Canton, in Stark county, to Deerfield, in Portage county. From New Lisbon, by Unity, to Greersburg, in the state of Pennsylvania. From New London, in Huron county, to Lafayette. From Marion, by Big Island, to Bellefontaine. From Hardin, by Wapaughkonnetta and fort Brown, to Defiance. From Clarksville, by Rochester and Hopkinsville, to Twenty-mile stand. From Fairfield, in the county of Green, by Monroe, to Troy. From Wilmington, by Jamestown, to Springfield. From Newmarket, by Georgetown and Higginsport, to Augusta, in the state of Kentucky. From Hillsborough, by Petersburg, to Greenfield. From Elyria, in the county of Lorain, by Eaton, Columbia, Strongville, Royalton, Bricksville, to Boston, in the county of Portage. From Tiffin, in Seneca county, to Greenfield. From Rockport, by Lenox and Columbia, to Liverpool.

Tennessee.In Tennessee—That the mail-route already established from McMinnville, in Warren county, by Davis’ Mills, to Shelbvyville, in Bedford county, shall pass by the way of Lumley’s Stand, and Noah’s Fork Post-office. From Rogersville to Tazewell. From Jackson to Mount Pinson, thence to Purdy’s office, thence to Lexington, thence to Perryville, Perry county. From Springfield, in Robertson county, via Cross Plains, to Gallatin, in Sumner county. From Harpeth Post-office, in Williamson county, by the way of Gideonsville, Civil Order Post-office, in Williamson county, Fishingford, Farmington, New Hope Post-office, to Fayetteville. From Franklin, by Hightower’s store, Hurt’s Cross Roads, Cedar Spring Post-office, to Robertson Post-office, in Giles county. From Dyersburg to Johnsville, and Terrel’s ferry, to Troy. From Chota, in Monroe county, to Franklin, in Haywood county, North Carolina. From Kingston, in Roane county, by the mouth of Paint Rock Creek, Pine Creek, and Philadelphia, to Tellico, in Monroe county. From Athens, in McMinn county, by Cowan’s ferry, on the Hiwassee river, to Hamilton Courthouse. From Memphis, in Shelby county, by Summerville, in Fayette county, Bolivar, in Hardiman county, Purdy, in McNairy county, Hardinsville, in Hardin county, to Florence, in Lauderdale county, Alabama. From Morgan Courthouse, by the standing store, to Hillham, in Overton county. From Jamestown to Monroe. From Shown’s Cross Roads, Tennessee, to Abington, in Virginia. From Lindon, in Marengo county, to Greenville, in Butler county, Alabama. From Canton, in Wilcox county, to Greenville, in Butler county, Alabama. From Nashville, by Charlotte, Smithville, Hornburger’s, Gray’s ferry, Paris, and Dresden, to Hickman, on the left bank of the Mississippi.

Illinois.In Illinois.—From McClanesborough by Carmi, to New Harmony, in the state of Indiana. From Shawneetown, by the seats of justice of Gallatin, Franklin, and Washington counties, to Bellville. From Paris to Vandalia. From Danville, in Vermillion county, to Fort Clark. From Shawneetown to Bellville.

Missouri.In Missouri.—From New Madrid, in the state of Missouri, to Hickman, in Kentucky, and from thence east by Totten’s Wells, to Dresden, Tennessee, and from Hickman, south, via Troy, to Dyersburg, Tennessee. From the Courthouse in the county of Lafayette, in Arkansas territory, to Long Prairie, in said county. From Boonville, in Cooper county, to Ewingsville, in the same county.

Mississippi.In Mississippi.—From Winchester, by Green Courthouse, and McManus’s, to Mobile. From Jackson, by Westville, and Jaynesville, to Williamsburg. From Port Gibson to Gallatin. From Jackson Courthouse to Mobile. From Meadville, by Norman’s, Holmesville, and Franklin, to Covington, in Louisiana. From Natchez, by the Old Courthouse, to Kingston.

Alabama.In Alabama.—From Gunter’s landing to Blountville. From Marengo Courthouse to Claiborne, in Monroe county. From Daletown, by Canton, to Greenville.

Louisiana.In Louisiana.—From Natchitoches, by Cantonment Jesup, to Crow’s Crossings, on the Sabine river. From Franklin to Clinton. From Natchitoches to the Caddo Agency.

Florida.In Florida.—From Tallahassee to St. Marks. From Pensacola, by Pike Courthouse, in Alabama, to Fort Mitchell, in Georgia. From Alachua Courthouse, via Black creek, to Jacksonville. From St. Johnstown, or Bluff, to St. Augustine.

Michigan.In Michigan.—From Monroe, by way of Raisinville, Kidzie’s Grove, and Adrian, to Tecumseh, in the territory of Michigan. From Detroit, through Mount Clemens, to Fort Gratiot. From Maumee, in Ohio, through Blissfield, Tecumseh, Saline, and Ann Arbor, to Pontiac. From Detroit to Ann Arbor.

Routes discontinued.Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the following routes be, and the same are hereby, discontinued:

New Hampshire.In New Hampshire.—From Walpole, by Alstead, to Acworth; and so much of the route from Acworth, by Lempster, and Unity, to Newport, as lies between Acworth and Unity.

New York.In New York.—From Charlotteville, via Jefferson, to Harpersfield. From Waterloo to Clyde.

Pennsylvania.In Pennsylvania.—So much of the route form Sunbury, by Libertypole and Cattawissa, to Nescopeck, established by the act of the third March, eighteen hundred and twenty-seven, as lies between Cattawissa and Nescopeck,

Approved, May 24, 1828.