United States Statutes at Large/Volume 5/27th Congress/2nd Session/Chapter 274

United States Statutes at Large, Volume 5
United States Congress
Public Acts of the Twenty-Seventh Congress, Second Session, Chapter 274

Aug. 31, 1842.
Chap. CCLXXIV.—An Act [to] establish certain post roads.

Post roads established inBe 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, viz:

Maine.In Maine.―From Milford, in the county of Penobscot, to Winslow’s mills, in Greenfield, and county of Hancock. From Machias, by Crawford, to Alexander. From Houlton, in the county of Aroostook, to Fort Fairfield, in the plantation of Presqu’isle. From Dennysville, in the county of Washington, by way of Edmunds, to Whiting. From Sedgwick to Swan’s Island Plantations. From Standish, in the county of Cumberland, to Saco, in the county of York. From Lovel to Usher. From Fish’s mills, by the town of Massardis, in the county of Aroostook, to the mouth of Fish river. From Bowdoinham Village to Bowdoin Centre. From Bath, by way of Merrymeeting Bridge and Richmond Village, to Gardiner.

New Hampshire.In New Hampshire.―From Gilsum, via South Marlow, North Marlow, and Lempster, to Goshen. From Manchester, via Candia Township, to Candia. From Manchester, via Bedford Centre, to Amherst. From Northfield, via Franklin, Andover, Wilmut, New London and Wendell, to Newport. From Farmington, via New Durham Corner, to Alton. From Haverhill, New Hampshire, via Benton, to Franconia.

Massachusetts.In Massachusetts.―From Framingham, through Concord, to Lowell. From South Framingham to Holliston. From Westport to Westport Point. From West Brookfield, North Brookfield, New Braintree, Barre, and Templeton, to Winchenden. From Lee, Tyringham, South Tyringham, Hartsville, Mill river, through East Sheffield, to Canaan, Connecticut.

Rhode Island.In Rhode Island.―From Providence to West Brookfield, Massachusetts. From Providence through Fruit Hill, to Centreville.

Vermont.In Vermont.―From Townsend, through Grafton, to Chester. From Rochester through Brandon, to Sholes’s Landing, on Lake Champlain. From East Charleston, through Morgan and Holland, to Derby. From Bellows Falls to Paper Mill Village, in Alstead. From Hyde Park, Lamoille court-house, through North Hyde Park, Belvidere, Four Corners, Avery’s Gore, and Montgomery, to East Berkshire. The route from Waterville, through Belvidere and Avery’s Gore, is hereby discontinued.

New York.In New York.―From Durhamville, along the line of the Erie Canal, to the intersection of the Erie and Oneida Lake canals, in Oneida county. From Unionville, in Orange county, New York, to Deckertown, in Sussex county, New Jersey, by the Drowned Road, returning by the Clove Road. From Texas to Oswego, on the North Road, by Cheever’s Mills, in Oswego county. From Collins to Irwin, in Erie county. From Cassville to Babcock Hill, in the county of Oneida. From Westernville to Boonville, as near as may be on the route of the Black river canal, in Oneida county. From Rome to Clinton, in Oneida county. From Warsaw, in Wyoming county, by Silver Lake and Castile, to Portageville, in the county of Alleghany. From Attica, by Varysburg, Johnsonburg, North Java, and East Java, to China, in Wyoming county. From Cortlandtville to Marathon, in the county of Cortlandt. From Elmira, by way of Baldwin’s Creek, Jerusalem settlement, through the south part of Erie, to Van Ettersville, in the county of Chemung. From the Manlius Depot, on the Syracuse Railroad, to the village of Matthews mills, in the county of Onondaga. From North Adams, through Field’s Settlement, to Watertown, in the county of Jefferson.

New Jersey.In New Jersey.―From New Hampton, in Hunterdon county, by Whitehall and German Valley, to Schooley’s Mountain, in Morris county. From Plainfield, in Essex county, to Millington, in Somerset county.

Pennsylvania.In Pennsylvania.―From Reedsburg to Clarion, county of Clarion. From Red Bank to Clarion, via Limestone, in Clarion county. From Tionesta to Plumer, in Venango county, via the residence of John Henry, on Alleghany river. From Perry to Tionesta, Venango county. From Georgetown, Mercer county, to Evansburg, Crawford county, via John Custard’s. From Connellsville, Fayette county, through Salt Lick Township, to Gebhart’s Post Office, Somerset county. From Shilocta, Indiana county, via Plum Creek and Smicksburg, to Clarion, Clarion county. From Williamsport to Carter-house, Lycoming county. From Stroudsburg, Monroe county, to Bushkill, Pike county, via Spring Mills. From Honesdale, via Prompton, to Pleasant mount, Wayne county. Continuation of route from Pittsburg to Brallsville, in Washington county. From Brallsville, via Millsborough and Clarksville to Jefferson, in Greene county. From Whitehaven, via Port Jenkins, Phillipsburg, to Beaumont, Luzerne county. From Kittaning, Armstrong county, to Red Bank, by way of the new State road from Kittaning to Brookville. From Eagle Factory, Susquehanna county, to Buffington Post Office, Bradford county. From Merryall, Bradford county, Pennsylvania, via Orwell, to Owego, New York. From Shilocta, via Perriesville, Jacksonville, and Lewisville, to Blairsville, Indiana county. From Scheckshinny, via Townhill and Columbus, to Cambria, Luzerne county. From Indiana, via Mechanicsburg and Armah, to Johnstown, Cambria county. From Dunningville on the Washington and Williamsport Turnpike, Washington county, Pennsylvania, via Munntown and Thompsonville to Harriotville on the Washington and Pittsburg Turnpike road in Allegheny county. From Hamburg via Kutztown, Freedomsburg, to Blackhorse Tavern in Berks county. From Waynesburg in Green county, Pennsylvania, to Blacksville in Virginia by way of Rogersville and Centreville.

Maryland.In Maryland.―From Sang Run, Alleghany county, to Yough Glade. From Millersville, Anne Arundel county, to Marley. From Princess Anne, Maryland, to Roach’s Store, Somerset county, Maryland.

Virginia.In Virginia.―From Old Church in Hanover county, via Piping tree Ferry and King William Court-house, to Lanesville. From Sharon, in Wythe county, to Chapel Hill, in Smyth county. From Holstein, in Washington county, to Estillville, in Scott county. From Alexandria, in the District of Columbia, to High Schools and Seminary, in Fairfax county, Virginia. From Guyandotte, via Wayne Court-house, to Louisa, in Kentucky. From Weston to the Northwestern Turnpike, on Middle Island. From Christiansburg, in Montgomery county, to Hillsville, in Caroll county. From Morgantown, via Grandville, Carmichaeltown, Gingerhill, and Findlaysville, to Pittsburg, in Pennsylvania. From Brandonsville, in Preston, via Morgantown, Grandville, Jacksonville, and Blacksville and Wheeling creek, to Wheeling, in Ohio county. From Elizabethtown, in Marshall county, via Nobb Fork, to Middlebourne, in Tyler county. From Middlebourne, in Tyler county, to the house of Mr. Hoskins, on the Northwestern Turnpike. From Wheeling, via Beeler’s Station, Sockman’s Fish Creek, to Woodland’s Post Office, in Marshall county. From Hansonville, via Moccasin Creek, to Quillensville, in Scott county. From Newbern, in Pulaski county, via Back Road, to Wytheville. From Lynchburg, to Logwood’s Store, in Bedford county, by way of Cheese Creek Church. From Bickley’s Mills, in Russell county, via Guest’s Station, the Pound, and Three Forks of Powell’s river, to Turkey Cove, in the county of Lee. From Jarrott’s Depot, in Sussex county, to Pleasant Grove. From the Blue Sulphur Springs, via Palestine and Egypt, to the Red Sulphur Springs. From Lynchburg, to Pedlar Mills in Amherst county. From Fincastle via Jeffersonville, to Cumberland Gap.

N. Carolina.In North Carolina.―From Turkey Creek and Spring Creek, in Buncombe county, by Fines Creek and Crabtree, in Haywood county, to Waynesville. From Aqualla, on Shoal Creek, in Haywood county, by William F. McKees, in Macon county, to Jamesville, in Cherokee county. From Shelby, in North Carolina, to Yorkville, in South Carolina. From Shelby to South Point, in Lincoln county. From South Washington, by the house of Isham Armstrong, to Wilmington. From Jefferson, in North Carolina, to Marion, in Virginia. From Roxborough to Pleasant Hill. From Lexington, via Thompson’s store, to the house of Smith and Barringer, upon the Yadkin river. Either from Gravelly Hill or Elizabethtown, to the house of Robert Melvin, on Turnbull Creek, in Bladen county. From Ashville, via Pigeon river, to Waynesville. From Wilkesboro’, by way of “Deep Gap,” to Counsels Store, in Ashe county. From Greenville, in Pitt county, via Snowhill, in Greene county, Goldsborough. From Lewisburg to Cooley’s Store, in Franklin county. From Hillsborough, by Rock Creek and Long’s Mills, to Ashborough.

S. Carolina.In South Carolina.―From Aikin to Treadway’s Bridge, in Barnwell district. From Traveller’s Rest to Pumpkintown, in Pickens district. From Conwayborough, in Horry district, South Carolina, to Fairbluff, Columbus county, North Carolina. From Winsborough, by Grayden’s, to Rocky Mount. From Lincolnton, North Carolina, by Long Creek Shoals, Falls, Crowder’s Creek, to Yorkville, South Carolina. From Hurricane, Spartanburg, to Hancockville, in Union district. From Crowder’s Creek, North Carolina, by way of Bethel, to Yorkville, South Carolina. From Greenville Court-house, by Miller’s, Brockman’s, Cashville, to Woodruff’s, and from Woodruff’s, by Van Patten’s, William Goldsmith, jr.’s, and Dr. Austin’s, to Greenville. From Charleston, via Adams’ Run and Ashepoo Ferry, to Savannah. From Adams’ Run to Edisto Island. From Marion Court-house, via Brittons Neck, to Conwayborough.

Georgia.In Georgia.―From Cassville, by way of Etowah Valley, to Van Wert. From Newnan, by way of Orr’s Stand, to Franklin, in Heard county. From Jacksonville, Alabama, by way of Jefferson, Alabama, Summerville, in Chatooga county, Georgia, Chestnut, Flat Post Office, Wood’s Station Post Office, by Cross Roads, in Walker county, Georgia, Grape Spring Post Office, Hamilton county, Tennessee, to Cleveland, in Bradley county, Tennessee. From Forsyth, by way of Putnam’s Old Stand Store, Pine Flat, William Dismuke’s, Pike county, Pleasant Grove, Bear Creek, and Fosterville, Henry county, to Whitehall, De Kalb county. From Covington to Oxford. From Hermitage, Georgia, and Harden’s Mills, to Mineral Springs. From Sandersville, to John Ivey’s, Buffalo, Washington county. From Lanier, by Tazewell, to Lumpkin. From Albany, by way of Cuthbert, to Irwinton, Alabama. From New Echota, Cass county, by way of the Railroad bridge, on the Ostenaulla river, through the valley of Armuchee, Lafayette, Walker county, to the Court-house, Dade county. From Macon, by way of Perry, Traveller’s Rest, Americus, Starkville, Albany, and Newton, to Bainbridge; and that the present route from Henderson, in Houston county, to Bainbridge, be discontinued. From Albany to Thomasville. From Troupville to the Suwannee Springs, in Columbia county, Florida. From Waresborough to Mount Pleasant, Ware county. From Lafayette, in Walker county, to the Court-house, in Dade county. From Spring Place, Georgia, Cross Plains, Buzzard’s Roost, Medicinal Springs, Chestnut Flat, Lafayette, Summerville, Hopkinsville, and Cedar Bluff, to Jacksonville, Alabama. From Franklin, Georgia, Houston, Wadka, Standing Rock, and Fredonia, to Chambers Court-house, Chambers county, Alabama. From Americus, by way of Lumpkin, Irwinton, Alabama, Clayton, Montevallo, Montezuma, Covington, Carington, and Fort Crawford, to Blakely, Alabama. From Irwinville, by way of John Henderson’s and Mrs. Parish’s, to Troupville, Lowndes county. From Jacksonville, Telfair county, by way of Irwinville, to Albany. From Griffin, in Pike county, by way of Fayetteville and Campbellton, to Marietta, in Cobb county. From Americus to Cuthbert, Georgia.

Alabama.In Alabama.―From Ashville, by Holloway’s Bridge, in St. Clair county, to Jefferson, Alabama. From Lebanon, De Kalb, Alabama, to intersect the line from Rome, Georgia, to Elyton, Alabama, at Holloway’s Bridge. From Louisville, by Trenton, Larkinsville, and Berryville, to Bellefonte. From Thorn Hill, in Walker county, by way of William Johnson’s, Pikeville, and Millville, to Cotton Gin Port, Monroe county, Mississippi. From Pikeville, Alabama, to Fulton, Mississippi. From Russellville, Alabama, to Jacinto, Mississippi. From Mobile, by way of Jackson, on the Tombeckbee river, Grove Hill, Mott’s post office, in Clarke county, Woodwardsville, Shiloh, Linden and Demopolis in Marengo county, thence by way of Erie in Greene county, to Carthage, in Tuscaloosa county. From Milford, in Butler county, by Merril’s store, to Montezuma, in Covington county. From Hope post office, Picken’s county, Alabama, by the way of Fairfield, to Macon, in Noxubee county, Mississippi. From Gainesville, Alabama, Wahalak, Kemper county, Mississippi, to Macon, Mississippi. From Irwinton, by way of Jenkin’s Midway post office, and William Dick’s to Cubahachee, in Macon county. From Gainesville, in the State of Alabama, by the way of De Kalb, to Jackson in the State of Mississippi. From Black’s Bluff, in Sumter county, to Tuscahoma, in Washington county. From Columbia, Henry county, by way of Woodville, Neel’s Landing, Florida, Cedar Bluff, to Marianna, Florida. From Centreport, in Dallas county, to Greenville, in Butler county. From Barboursville, in Wilcox, by way of Beaver creek and Dixon’s Mills, to Nanafalia, in Marengo county. From Bellefonte, by way of Larkinsville and Trenton, to Louisville, Alabama. And that the routes from Larkin’s Fork, by way of Larkinsville, Trenton, and Sangston, to Marshall, and from Larkinsville to Woodville, be discontinued. From Montgomery to Troy in Pike county, and from thence to Dixon precinct and Scroggin’s mill to the Court-house of Dale county. From Suggsville in Clarke county to Mount Pleasant, in Monroe county. From Cahaba, Dallas county, by Hannell’s Cross roads to Marion in Perry county. From Marion by Union Tavern to Prairieville. From Tuskegee via Valverda, Union Springs, Aberfoil to Troy, in Pike county.

Mississippi.In Mississippi.―From Charleston, in Tallahatchee county, via Lincopolis, Big Prairie, in the county of Coohoma, Port Royal, to the town of Delta, Mississippi. From Grenada, Yallabusha county, to the house of William Denly, in said county. From Coffeeville, in Yallabusha county, to Houston, in Chickasaw county, Mississippi. From Victoria to Coffeeville, Mississippi. From Eastport to Jacinto, Mississippi.

Louisiana.In Louisiana.―From Vicksburg, Mississippi, via Richmond, Hill’s Ferry, on Bayou Macon, Mackey’s, and McCloud’s, on Deer creek, Norris, Sicily Island, to Harrisonburg, Louisiana. From the mouth. From the mouth of Red river, via Richard’s, Miller’s, Vidalia, Water Proof Landing, and Lake St. Joseph, to New Carthage. From Greenwood to Vernon in Caddo. From New Orleans, to Madisonville and Covington to the parish of St. Tammany, via Lake Ponchartrain.

Tennessee.In Tennessee.―From Jacksborough, Tennessee, via John L Smith’s on the Straight Fork, and Thomas I Wheeler’s Store, on Buffalo creek, to Monticello, Kentucky. From Cleveland, Tennessee, via Benton, Columbus, Springtown, Coker creek, and Turtleton, to Murphy, North Carolina. From Dyersburg, Tennessee, via George C. Boothe’s and Joseph Mithcell’s, to Hale’s Point, on the bank of the Mississippi river. From Lancaster, by the house of Elisha New, to Smithville. From Clinton to Woodbourne, via A. Moore’s and J. Bayliss. From Rutledge to Newport, via Austin’s ferry, Mossy creek and mouth of Chucky. From Troy, Tennessee, via Jos. A. Faulk’s, (his place being known by the name of Sylvan Retreat,) to Point Pleasant, Missouri, crossing the Mississippi river at or near said last mentioned point. From Greenville, Tennessee, to Newport, Cocke county, via Wood’s ferry and Parrottsville. From McMinnsville, Tennessee, to Smithville, Tennessee.

Kentucky.In Kentucky.―From Harlan Court-house, via John Lewis’s residence on the Poor fork of the Cumberland river, and Brashear’s Salt Works, on the north fork of the Kentucky river, to Perry Court-house. From Breathitt Court-house to Manchester, in Clay county. From Shelbyville, via Floydsburg, to Brownsborough. From Munfordville, via Mammoth Cave, to Brownville. From the Three Forks, in Barren county, via Mammoth Cave, Grayson Springs, to Litchfield. From Hawesville, in Hancock county, to Lewisport. From Owensborough to Litchfield. From Nottsville to New Boston, in Daviess county. From Lock and Dam on Green river, at the mouth of Muddy river, via Lock and Dam at Rumsey, Lock and Dam at Spottsville, to the town of Henderson. From Owenborough to Spottsville. From Spottsville, Kentucky, via the mouth of Green river, to Evansville, Indiana. From the town of Henderson in Henderson county, Kentucky, by Harman’s Ferry, and by Wall’s store, in Daviess county, to the town of Rumsey, in Muhlenberg county, Kentucky. From Hopkinsville, Kentucky, via Lindsey’s Mill to Dover, Tennessee. From Jamestown, Kentucky, via Seventy-six, to Albany, Kentucky. From Hardensville, Kentucky, by Harrisonville, to Mount Eden. From Taylorsville, by McGee’s Mill, to Jeffersontown, in Jefferson county.

Ohio.In Ohio.―From New Bremen, via Chickasaw, Mercer county, to Recovery, in Dark county. From Findley, in Hancock county, via Gilboa and Ottoway, to Defiance, in Williams county. From St. Mary’s, via Celina, Montpelier, and Alexander, to Blufton, Indiana. From Dayton, via Chambersburg, Vandalia, and Fredericktown, to Troy. From Vanvert to Shane’s Crossing. From Charloe, via Westburg, Uniontown Centre, to Bryan. From Adelphi, Ross county, via Perry, to Logan. From Zanesville, via Baxter’s, Bealmer’s Cross Roads, to Frazeyburg. From Zanesville, via Salt Creek, to Cumberland, thence return to Salt Creek and Zanesville, via Calhoun’s Mills. From Lafayette, via Camden, to Hillsdale, in Michigan. From Providence, via Delta, Pareper’s Corner, Lyon’s, and Baker, to Adrian, in Michigan. From Hillsborough, via Allensburg, to Fayetteville. From Delaware, via Kilbourne Post Office, Newman’s Cross roads, Bloomfield Post Office, to Liberty, in Knox county. From Athens, in Athens county, by way of William Lowey’s, to Adelphi, in Ross county. From Bartlett, in Washington county, by Hosea Alderman’s, in Athens county, Absalom Joy’s, in Morgan county, to Hansby’s Cross Roads, in Perry county. From Marion, in Marion county, via Holmesville, in Bowling Green township, to Richwood, in Union county. From Delaware, via Richwood, Wilkins and Mill Creek, to East Liberty in Logan county. From West Liberty, via Middleburg, to Quincy, in Logan county. From Urbanna, via Middletown and Lewisburg, to Cobert’s, in Union county. From Zanesville, by the Ridge Road, to Marietta, to the point where said road intersects the river road.

Indiana.In Indiana.―From Middletown, via Tomlinson’s Mill, Muncietown, Albany, to Camden. From Muncietown, via Granville, Hartford, Montpelier, to Bluffton. From Deerfield, via Ridgeville, Fairview, Albany, Granville, to Wheeling. From New Rochester, Ohio, via Richville, to Newville, Indiana, thence, via Auburn, Asa Brown’s, Augusta, Sparta, Leesburg, to the post route from Lima to Peru. From Fort Wayne, via Columbia, Oswego, Leesburg, to Plymouth. From Valparaiso, via Elder French’s, Isaac Cornell’s, Thomas Dinwiddie’s, Pleasant Grove, to West Creek Post Office. From Washington, Daviess county, via Edwardsport, to Carlisle, in Sullivan county. From Washington, Daviess county, to Bedford, in Lawrence county. From Augusta, via North Port, Wolcott’s Mills, White’s Corners, Bloomfield, Ontario, to Lima. From Terre Haute, in the county of Vigo, via Samuel Young’s, Urbanna, and Lewis, in said county, to Linton, in Green county. From Terre Haute, via Ephraim Kester’s, in Vigo county, Williamsburg, Sullivan, to Carlisle, in the county of Sullivan. From Carlisle, in Sullivan county, via Pleasant M. O. Haver’s, Aaron Hagerman’s, Bogardsville, and Scotland, in Green county, to Springville, in Lawrence county. From Warsaw, in Koskiusko county, to Plymouth, Marshall county. From Delphi, in Carroll county, via Camden, Fisher’s Mills, and Bridge’s Blacksmith Shop, to Coshows, on the Michigan road. From Crawfordsville, by Sugar Grove and Old Shawnee village, to Shawnee Post Office.

Illinois.In Illinois.―From Springfield, Illinois, to Carrollton, via Lick Creek. From Dixon, Sterling, Union Grove, Fulton City, Lyons, Dewitt, Independent Grove, in the county of Clinton, via Washington Ferry, in Cedar County, Iowa territory, to Iowa city, in said Territory. From Knoxville, Illnois, to Millersburg, Mercer county, thence to Bloomington, in the Territory of Iowa. From Jacksonville to Pekin, via Princeton, Chandler’s Bath, and Havana. From Southport, Illinois, to Beloit, Wisconsin. From Juliet, Will county, to Dundee, in Kane county, Illinois. From Ottowa, Illinois, to Wilmington. From Hillsborough, in Montgomery county, by Audubon, to Shelbyville, in Shelby county. From Vienna, by Halderman and Caledonia, to Cairo. From Belleville, by Centreville, to Waterloo. From Edwardsville, by Helvetia, to Shoal Creek. From Jerseyville to Gilead. From Chester, by Hobb’s Ridge and Georgetown, to Sparta, and from Pinkneyville, to Brownsville, Illinois. From Waterloo, by James’s Mill, to Harrisonville.

Missouri.In Missouri.―From Marshall, Saline county, via Greenville and Miami Post Office, to Carrollton. From Caledonia, Washington county, to Van Buren, in Ripley county, via the seat of justice of Shannon county. From Van Buren, Ripley county, Missouri, via Alfred Deatherade’s and John Shields’s, to Little Piney Post Office. From Merrimack Iron works, Crawford county, via Burdine’s on Bryant’s Fork, Grigsby, on Little North Fork of White river, to Forsyth, Taney county. From Paris, Monroe county, via Bloomington, and Centreville, to the seat of justice of Adair county. From Carrollton, via Chilicothe and Trenton, in Grundy county, to Union Mills, in said county. From Marshall, via Salt Pond and Johnson’s Grove, to Lexington. From Eleven Points, Ripley county, via Green B. Hesterley’s, to Jackson, in Arkansas. From Thorp’s Mill, Holt county, via John Blair’s, Daniel Dearborn’s, and Roundtree’s, to Sonora, on the Missouri river. From Plattsburg, via Boyer’s settlement, Third Fork of Platte river, and Rochester, on main Platte river, to Savannah. From Platte city, via the county seats of Buchanan and Andrew counties, to the county seat of Holt county. From Bluff Grove, Grundy county, to William Miller’s, on Grand river. From Brunswick, Chariton county, to Chilicothe. From Rockland Mills, Saline county, to Longwood, Pettis county. From Richmond, in Ray county, to Sparta, in Buchanan county. From Springfield, via Robert Patterson’s, in Green county, and Jeremiah Parson’s, Isham P. Poole’s, and Henry S. Ormsby’s, in Pulaski county, to Caledonia, in Washington county. From Bolivar, via William Snowden’s, to Sarcoxie, in Newton county. From Herman, on the Missouri river, via Heath’s store, near the mouth of the Gasconade river, to Lisletown, in Osage county. From Chilicothe to Bluff Grove. From Tuscumbia, via the mouth of Nianga river, to Bolivar. From the town of New Madrid to Smith’s Landing on the Mississippi river. From Paris, via Woodville, to Bloomington. From Eleven Points to Ozark, in Ozark county. From Cave Spring, Pulaski county, via Hartsville, in Wright county, and Ozark Court-house, to Forsyth in Taney county. From Lisletown to Westphalia. From Springfield, Green county, to Harmony Mission, Bates county. From Grovoise, Kinderhook county, by Oregon, Bensborough, and Oakland, to Hartsville in the county of Wright. From Springfield, by Greenfield to county seat of Jasper county. From Brunswick in Chariton county, to Union Mills in Grundy county. From Farmington, by Bonaparte and Keosanque, Iowa Territory, to Iowaville. From Breesville, Illinois, via Wittenberg, to Apple Creek post office, Cape Girardeau county. From West Prairie to Grand Prairie, in Stoddard county. From Elkhorn post office, Ray county, to Plattsburg, Clinton county.

Arkansas.In Arkansas.―From Antoine, in Clark county, to Ultima Thule, in Sevier county, on the Fort Towson road. From Fayetteville, Washington county, by way of Stout’s Mills, Onstol’s Mills, and the head of Cove creek, to Natural Dam, in Crawford county. From the town of Elizabeth, in Jackson county, to Pocahontas, in Randolph county. From Clinton, in Van Buren county, to Yellville, in Marion county, through Lebanon, in Searcy county. From Whittington, Hot Spring county, via Aiken’s store and Duston’s mill, to Mount Ida, intersecting the mail route, from Scott court-house, to Washington, in Hempstead county, at that place. From Columbia, Chicot county, by way of Bayou Bœuf, to Monroe, in Louisiana. From Jackson, in Lawrence county, in Arkansas, by way of Williams’s, on Strawberry river, to Izard court-house.

Michigan.In Michigan.―From Middleville, in Barry county, via Gun Lake, Martin, and Watson, to Allegan. From Grand Rapides, via Lake Alone, to Middleville. From the village of Charlotte, via the village of Vermontville, to intersect the route from the Grand Rapides, to Hastings. From Bellevue, via Oneida post-office, to Grand River city. From Owasco, via Duplane, Bingham, Bengal, and Lebanon, to Lyons. From Quincy, on the Indiana and Marshall State road, to Brockville, Indiana. From Saganaw city to Lower Saganaw. From Blissfield, through Ogden to Fairfield post office. From Kalamazoo, via Brady’s post office, Vicker’s mill, Centreville, and Sherman village, to Lima, Indiana. From Lakeville, by Oxford, Brandon, and Eagle Lake, to Groveland. From the village of Battle Creek, in Calhoun county, to Hastings, the county site of Barry county. From Whitmansville, via Charleston, to Lafayette. From Belvidere to Mount Clemens. From Belvidere to Detroit. From the village of Marshall, in Calhoun county, through Verona, to Hastings. From the village of Marshall, in Calhoun county, Michigan, via Trecousa, to Girard Branch court-house. From Granville to Port Sheldon, in Ottowa county. From Logansport to White Pigeon, via Leesburg, Milford, Goshen, and Middleburg. From Flint, in Genesee county, via Bearsleyville and Richmond, to Lapier. From Cassopolis, through Whitmansville, to Keelersville. From Monroe, Ypsilanti, by Stony creek, Exeter, Huron, and Roson’s mill. From Flat Rock, in the ship of Brownstown, to the village of Gibraltar. From Lapier to Grand Blanc, by Langdon and Mount Pleasant. From Mason, in Ingham county, to Jackson, in Jackson county. From Grand Rapides, county of Kemp, by Allan’s corners, Lake Alone, Barnes’s mill, and Green plains, to Kalamazoo.

Wisconsin.In Wiskonsan.―From Patch Grove, in Grant county, to Blue river. From Fort Winnebago, via Grand Rapides, to Plover Portage. From Delavan, by Darien, to Beloit. From Fort Atkinson, by Cold Spring and White Water, to Elkhorn. From Summit, in Milwaukie county, via Piperville and Watertown, to Washara, (or Fox Lake.) From Southport, via Aurora post office, to Burlington. From Madison, by Monroe, to Freeport, Illinois. From Milwaukie, via Muskeego, Rochester, and Burlington, to Geneva.

Iowa.In Iowa.―From Dubuque to the county seat of Delaware county. From Dubuque, via the county seat of Jones county and Rochester, (on the Red Cedar,) to West Liberty. From Dubuque, via Richfield, Point Pleasant, and Davenport, to Stephenson, Illinois. From Davenport, via Centreville and Moscow, to Rochester, (on the Red Cedar.) From Fort Madison, via West Point and Tuscarora, to Bentonport. From New Boston, Illinois, via Black Hawk and Wappello, to Mount Pleasant. From Fort Madison to Carthage. From Bloomington, via Cedarville and West Liberty, to Napoleon. From Wapsepinicon to Bellevue, to be changed so as to run from Wapsepinicon, via Camanche, New York, Lyons, and Charleston, to Bellevue. From Burlington, via Ellison’s creek, St. Augustine, and Middle Grove, to Peoria. From Van Buren, Iowa Territory, via Fairfield court-house and Washington court-house, to Iowa city. From Wappello, via Cattesse and Sissinamo, to Napoleon. From Burlington, via Dodgeville, Virginia Grove, Hope Farm, Columbus city, Port Allen, to Iowa city. From Iowa city, via Richmond, Washington, Brighton, Pleasant Grove, Fairfield, and Kesauqua, Iowa Territory, to Waterloo, Missouri. From Davenport, via Joseph Denson’s, in Cedar county, Seely’s mills, and Paumacho, to Marion. From Savannah, Illinois, via Charleston, Goodenoe’s mills, Burriston’s Settlement, Edinburgh, Tipton, and Washington ferry, to Iowa city. From Keokuck, via Ambrosia, Franklin, West Point, McCarverstown, Mount Pleasant, Trenton, and Washington, to Iowa city. From Keosauqua, on the county road, via Ely’s Ford, to B. F. Wilson’s, in Van Buren county. From Keosauqua, via Washington and Salem, in Henry county, to Mount Pleasant. From Iowa city, via Westport, Marion, the the county seat of Delaware county, to Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin Territory. From Marion to Plesantville. From Fort Madison, via West Point and Salem, to Fairfield. From Fort Madison, via Franklin, to Farmington. From Prairie La Porte, Iowa Territory, to Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin Territory, via Montholon, in Clayton county, Iowa Territory. From Farmington, Bonaparte, Van Buren, Pittsburg, Philadelphia, Portland, and Iowaville, to the United States Indian Agency, on the Desmoines river.

To go into operation, when.
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the above routes shall go into operation on the first day of July, eighteen hundred and forty-three, or sooner, should the funds of the Department justify the same: Provided, That as soon as a responsible contractor shall offer to transport the mails over any portion of the above routes for the revenue derived from the new offices to be established thereon, until the first day of July, eighteen hundred and forty-three, the Postmaster General shall forthwith put them into operation.

Approved, August 31, 1842.