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5687. Frc?i Sandy lt.ua to Columbia, 16
mile?, and back, once a week. Leave
Sandy I'.un Saturday at 6 a m. ariive at
Columbia by 12 m, leave Columbia Satur-,
day ai 0.30 p m, arrive at Sandy Run by
6 p m.
5688. From Monticello, by Long Run, to
Alston, 9 milos, arid back, once a-week, i
Leavo Honlieeiio Friday at 9 p m, arrive
at Alston by 12 m,-leave Alston Friday* at 1
p m, arrive at Monticello bv 4 p m. ?
5689. From Unionville, by Cold Well,
Goshen Kill, Whi.tmiro'8, Liberty Hall, and
Beth Eden, to Newberry court" housey?39J
miles, and back, once a" week. i_.eavc
TJiiiouville Friday at 5 a m, arrive at New?
berry court house by 7 p m, leave New?
berry court house Saturday at 5 am, ar
rivo at Unionville by 7 p'm. Proposals
invited for semi-weekly service. *
5690. From Unionville, by Etelton, Mount
Jov, and Skull Shoals, to Gewdcysville, 194
miles, and 'back, once a week. Leave
Unionville Saturday at ? p m, arrive at
Gowdeysville by 6 p ni, leave Gowdcysville
Saturday at 6 a ni, arrive at Unionville by
Iii a m.
5601. From Unionville, by Fair Forest to i
West's Spring, lo miles, and back, once a
week. Leave Unionville Saturday at 1 p
m; arrive at West's Spring by 5 p m. leave |
West's Spring Saturday at 8 a m, arrive at |
Unionville by 12 m.
5(?'.)2. From Jonesville, by Pacolett Mills, I
Timber Bidge, and Bowle?isviile, to Lit ic
stone Springs, 18i miks, and back, three
times a week. Leave Jonesville Monday,
Wednesday, and Friday at? 2 p m, arrive at
Limestone Springs by 8 p ni, leave Lime?
stone Springs Monday, Wednesday, and
. ?Friday at a m, arrive at Jonesville by 12 ni.
5693. From Smith's Store, by Hebron,
Roger's Bridge, and Gavin's tdd Field, to
WoodrufTs, 15 miles, and back, once a
week. Leave Smith's Store Saturday at 1
p ni, arrive at Woodruff s ry ti p m. leave
Woodruff's Saturday at 7 a ni, arrive at
Smith's Store by 12 m.
5094- F'rom Spartanburg court house, by
Damascus, Martinsville, Cowpcus and Is?
land Ford, N. C., toButherfordton, 30 miles,
and back, three times a week. Leavo Spar?
tanburg court houso Tuesday, Thursday
and Saturday, at 7 aun, arrive at Ruther
fordton by 5 p .m, leave Butberfprdton
Monday. Wednesday and Friday, at 7 a m,
arrive at Spartanburg Court House hy 5-p
5095. From Spartanburg court house by
Crawfordsville, Reedville, Sparta and Buena
Vista, to Grce.nviUe court house, 33 miles,
and back, three times a week. Leavo Spar
" tanburg court house Tuesday, Thursday
and Saturday, at 8 a m,' arrive at Green?
ville court house bv 4 p m, leave Greenville
court house Monday, Wednesday and Fri?
day, at 8 a ni, arrive at Spartanburg court
house by 4 pm.
5696. From Spartanburg court house, by
Valley Falls, Mount Lebanon, New Fros"-*
peet, Cannon's Store, Canrpobella, Karleij
ville, Columbus, N. C., and Tryon, to Hch
derson?-ille, 55tJ miles, anci back, once a
week. Leave Spartanburg court house
' Thursday at 7 a ni, arrive at Henderson
viUe next day by 12 ni, leave Hendersou
ville Friday at 1 ?> m, arrive at Spartanburg
court house next day by 8 p in.
5097. From Spartanburg court house, by
Boiling Spring and Thomson's Creek, to j
Buck Creek, 18 indes, ami back, once a ;
week. Leave Spartanburg c.mri house, j
Thursday at 6 a*m, arrive ai Buck Creek hy ,
12 ni, leave Buck Creek Thursday at 1 p ni,
arrive at Spartanburg court house by 7 pm.
5698. From Glenn Springs, hy Means
vdlc, to Jonesville, ll miles, and hack, three
times a week. Leave Glenn Springs Tues?
day, Thursday and Saturday, ai 4.'. a m. ar?
rive at Jonesville Ik a ni, leave] Jonesville |
Tuesday. Thursday"and Siltdrd?y 2? p hi, I
arrive ai Glenn Springs 6 p m.
5699. From Barleywood, by Mountain
Shoals and Scufticlown. Lo Laurens court
house', 16i miles, and back, once a week.
Leave Barleywood Wednesday 7 a m, arrive j
at Laurens court house 12 in, leave [.aureus |
court house Wednesday 1 p ni, arrive at ;
Harleywood 6 p ni.
5700. From Hope Station, by Walton and j
Glymphvillo, to Mabinton, 15 miles, and i
back, once a week. Leave Hope Station
Saturday 1 p m. arrive at >labiiito;i 6 p m, |
leave Mabinton Saturday 7 am, arrive ut
Hope Station 12 m.
5701. From Cross Anchor, by HobbyviRe
and Crowsvillc, to Millville, 18 miles and
back, once a week. Leave Cross Anchor
Saturday 7 -a m, arrive at Millville 12 m,
leave Millville Saturday 1 p ni, arrive at
Cross Anchor 6 p m.
5702. From Cross Anchor, by Hunting?
ton, Reynolds and Indian Creek, to New?
berry court house, 354 miles, and back, once
a week. Leave Cross Anchor Friday 6 am,
arrive at Newberry court bouse 4 p in,
leave Newberry court house Saturday 6 a
m, arrive at Cross Anchor 4 p m.
5703. From Giymphville, by Cotswood and
Mount Bethel, to Newberry court house,
17 miles, and back, once a week. Leave
Giymphville Wednesday 1 p m, arrive at
Newberry court house 7 p ni, leave New?
berry court 1 ouse Wednesday 7 am, arrive
at Glvmnbvilh: 12 m.
5704. From Martin's Depot, by Marengo,
to Milton. 6 miles ami back, once a week. ]
Leave Martin's Depot Saturday 1 p ra, ar
rive at Milton 3 p ni, leave Milter- Saturday
10 a ni, arrive at Martin's Depot .2 m.
5700. From Laurens court house, by Cold'
Water, Tylerville, Cross Anchor, Burnt
Factory and Smith's Store,to Glenn Springs,
314 miles* and back, once a week. Leave
Laurens liourt house Thursday 6 a in, ar?
rive at Glenn Springs 6 p ni, leave Glenn
Springs Wednesday 1 p in, arrive at Lau?
rens taiurt bonne G p m. Proposals for
more freqnent service invited.
5706. From Laurens court hous?, by
Highland Homo, Power'?* Shop, Fountain
Inn and Plain, to Greenville cowrt house,
3f>J miles, and back, once a week. Leave
Laurens court house, Wednesday SA a rrj,
arrive at Greenville com? hou."c 6 p m, j
leave Greenville court house Thursday 6 a j
m, arrive ?it Laurens court house <> p na.
Proposals for*?emi-weekly service invited. I
5707- From Laurens court house, by j
Scufflotown, Pleasant Mound and Young's
Store, to Centreville, 19i miles, and back, i
once a week. Leave Laurens court house !
Saturday 5 a m, arriverai Centreville U a I
in, leave Centreville Saturday 12 m, arrive
at Laurens court house 6 p ail.
570*. From Laurens court house, by j
Simpsons .Mids, i?nd Mount Gallagher, to i
Brewerton, 19J miles, and back, once a
week. Leave Laurens court house Friday
12 m. ?arrive at Brewerton 6 p ni, lea vi?
Brewerton Friday 5 a rn, arrive at Laurens
court house ll a m. ?
5709. F'rom 'Chappell'? Bridge, by Spring
. Grove, and Cross Hill, to Mount vide, 19
m ilea, and back, once a week. . Leave Chap
pell's Bridge Wednesday 12 ni. arrive at
Mountv^le 6 p ni,?eave Mountville Wednes?
day Sim, Arrive at j^happoH's Bridge ll a
m. Proposals invBd for semi-weekly
5710. From Ninety-Si-*, by S-W?TJCV Ferry,
Waterloo and Mount Pleasant, to Laurens
court house, 26k miles,,and back, once a
week. LoavT Mnoty-8ix Friday 7 am, ar?
rive at Laurens court house 4 p m, leave
Laurens court house Saturday vam, ar-,
rive at Ninety-Six 4 pm.
5711. From Ninety-SLx.'by Sister Springs,
and Grove Hill, io Kicnardsonvulo. 18
miles, and back, once ? week. Leave Nine?
ty-Six Friday 5 am, ?irrive at Bichardson
ville 12 m, leave BichardsonvUle Friday 1 p
m, arrive at Ninety-Six by 8 pm.
5712. From Hodges,x by Alpha, Gents
\ille and "Queensborough, to Calhoun, 27
miles, and back, once a week. Leave
Hodges Fridav 8 a m, arrive at Calhoun 5
p m. leave Calhoun Friday 6 p nfl arrive at
Hodges lfext day 2 p nu
5713. From Due West Corner, to Donalds
ville, 4 miles, and back, tliree limes :. week.
Leave Due West Corner Tuesday, Thurs?
day and Saturday, 3 p m, arrive at Donalds
ville 4 p m, leave Donaldsville Tuesday.
Thursday and Saturday. 5 p m, arrive at
Due \\ est Corner fi p ni. Proposals for
three additional trips per week invited.
-5714. From Rocky Ridge, to Belton, 12
miles, and back, once a week. Leave
Rocky Ridge Thursday 7 a m, arrive at Bel?
ton ll a ni, leave Belton Thursday 3 pm,
arrive, at Rocky Ridge 7 p m.
5715. From Fountain Inn, bv Dublin,
Criple (..'reek. Cedar Falls. Lickv?le, Dunk?
lin, Eden and Fairview) to Fountain Inn,
equal, to 22 miles, and back, once a week.
Leave Fountain Inn Wednesday 6 a m, ar?
rive at FouAain Inn next day 9 a m. Pro?
posals invited for semi-weeklv service.
5710. From Willianiston, by Ashmore's
Store, Golden Grove, Oak Lawn, Sterling
Grove and Highway; to Greenville court
house, 27 miles, and back, once a week.
Leave Williamston Thursday 2 p m, arrive
at Greenville court house next day 9 a ni,
leave Greenville court house Friday 9j a ni,
arrive at .Villiaplston 7 p in.
5717. From vYilliaiastou, by Newell, Gold?
en Springs, Donthet, Brushy Creek, Equali?
ty, Slabtown, Piercetown and Silver Glade
to Williamston, equal to 24 miles, and back
once a week. Leave Willianiston Friday C>!
p m, arrive at Willianiston next day 7* p m
5718. From Greenville court hou.se, bj
Lima, MerrittsyMJe, Green River, N. C.
Flat Rock, Hendersonville, Mud Creek, ant
Shufordville, to Asheville, 62 miles, ant
back, time times a week. Leave Creen
ville court house Monday, Wednesday, am
Friday 4 a m, arrive at Asheville 9 p ni
leave Asheville Tuesday, Thursday am
Sat in-day 4 a ni, arrive at Greenville cour
house y p m.
5719. From Greenville court house, b;
Pleasant Grove, Cedar HUI, Vornonsvihe
Crawfords vi'ie and Fort. Prince, to Spartan
burtf court house, 38$ jnile.s, and back
once a \vee*k. Leave Greenville cour
house Wednesday 5 a m. arrive a't Spartan
burg coin !, house 7 ]? in, leave Spartanbur;
court house TBursday 5 a ni, arrive a
Greenville court house 7 p m. Proposal
invited lor scmi-weekTf service and grcate
speed. * M
5721!. Flem GrecuWUe court h<?c, b
Sandy Flat, and Mush Creek, to H?hlan
Gi ?vc, 21 mil? s. ;,!nl back, once a weet
Leave Greenville court house Saturday
p in, arrive at Highland Grove 7 p u
leave Highland Grove .Saturday 5 am, ai
rive at Greenville court house ll a m.
5721. From Woodruffs, by Enoroe, Hui
tersville, ( har Sering, Gilder, and Hok<
ville, to Green vibe court house. 27 mile:
anti back, once a week. Leave Woodruff
Friday 7 a ni, arrive at Greenville cou
house 5 p rh, leave Givenville court hom
Saturday 7 a ni, arrive at Woodruff*!; 5pa
..-722. From Rueca Vista, by Pliny, ar
('ashville, to Poolsville, 17 miles, and batt'
once a week. Leave Buena Vista Wedne
day 1 p m, arrive at Poolsville Bp m, lea1
Poolsville Wednesday. 7 a m, arrive j
Buena Vista 12 ra.
5723. From Pendleton, .by Five Mil
Pickens court house, and Walhalla, to Tu
ucl Hill, 33 .J miles, and back, three times
.week. Leave Pendleton Monday, Wedne
day, and Friday 9 a m, -arrive at.Tune
Hill 7 p m, leave Tunnel Hill Tucsda
Thursday, and Saturday 4 *a ni, arrive
Pendleton 2 p m.
5724. Fron* Pendleton, by Townvil
Fairplay, Parker's Store, Ga., and Aquill
to Carnesvillc, 37A miles, and . back, onet
week. Leave Pendleton Tuesday at 7 a 1
arrive at Carnes ville G pm, ?cave Carin
ville Wednesday 6 a ru, arrive at Pendlet
5 p m. Proposals invited for semi-wool
5725. From Pendleton to Double Brant
es, 8 miles, and back, once a week. Lea
Pendleton Saturday 12 m, arrive at Don!
Branches 3 p ni, leave Double Brunel
Saturday 8 m, arrives at Pendleton ll a
, 572C. From Pickens court house, by ?
demon's Mills, Rock Mountain, Sunnyda
Tahle Rock, (local,) Pumpkiutown. (looa
and South Saluda, to Greenville coi
house, and back, by Arnold's Mills, Georg
Creek, Piokoneville. Eighteen Mile, Sa
brity, mid Five Mife, to Pickens co
house, equal to 58 miles, and back, one
week. Leave Dickens court house Sat
day 7 a. m, arrive at Greenville court hoi
next dav ti p m, leave Greenville co
house Monday 7 a in, arrive at Pieki
court house next day 12 m.
5727. From Pi, kens court house, hy ?
Shoal, Coonee Station, Whetstone, F
Mountain, cia.. Moccasin, and Cheohoe
C., to Pickens court house, equal to
miles, and back, once a week. Le
Pickens court h o use Saturday 7 a ni, ari
at Pickens conn, bouse next day G p m.
.728. From Pickens court house, t>y C;
1 Cree!;, Nine Times, Anderson's M
Twelve Mile, Rock Mountain, Nixes, (loc
East atoe, audgXoxaway, to Pickens c<
house, equal to'/', milts, and back, on?
week. Leave Pickens court house .Sai
dav 7 a m, arrive at Pickens court ho
ne'vt day 10 a m.
572'.). From 1 ck* MS court house, by IVS
well's Mills llei'.oiy Land, Warsaw," Cl
mount. Bachelor's Retreat. Snow Cr?
Martin's Crook, a.id Wayside, to Picli
court house, equal to 24 miles, and bi
once a week. 1. "?V0 Pickens Court h?
Saturday 6 a m, .-nive at Pickens c<
bouse .s p m.
573U. From Bickens court house,
Clayton'? Mills', Sa ubrity, Eighteen tl.
Pickensville, ami Camp Ground, to Piel,
court, ifuuso. oquitiio u? ut dud, and .0,
once ? week. ?-o?.*o lichens court he
? . .
Saturday 6 a m, arrive at Fickous cour
house 8 pm. .
5731.* Prom Pickensvillev by Fowler*?
Creek, DacusviUe, Table Mountain, Twetye
Mile, Glassy Mountain, and Branch Island,
to Pickensville, equal to 19 miles and back,
once a week. Leave PickensviBOr Monday
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5732. From Anderson court house, by
Steel's to Pendleton, 144 miles; and back,
three times a week. Leave Anderson
court house Monday, . Wednesday aud Fri?
day at 5 a m, or immediately after arrival
of mail from Columbia, arrive at Pendleton
by 8? a m, leave Pendleton Tuesday:, Thurs?
day, and Saturday 2? p m, arrive at Ander?
son court house 6 pm. Proposals for
three additional trips per w^ek-invited.
5733. From Anderson court house4 by
Seneca, Sadler's Creek,. Andcrsonville, and
Ford's Store, Ga., to Carnesville, 42 miles,
'and back, once a week. Leave Anderson
court house Thursday Cam, arrive E?
Carnesville 8 p m, leave Carnesville Friday
7 -a ni, arrive at Anderson court house
8 p m.
?u'-?. From Anderson court house, by
Melville, Shallow Ford, Tbwnville,Oakway,
and Bachelor's Retreat, tu Walton's Ford,
Ga, 40.? miles, ard back, once a week.
Leave Anderson court house Thursday at(i
am, arrive at Walton's Ford 8 pm, leave
Walton's Folfcl Wednesday I! a ni, arrive at
Anderson colart lum.se by 8 p in.
5735. From Anderson court house, by
Varennes, iiutlevsville. Stony Point, Mot
fetsvillojoaiid Crafts ville,-Ga., to Ruckers
vijje, 39? mi'es, and back,, once a week.
Leave And .sou court house Friday 7 a m,
arrive ar Ruekersville 7 p ni, leave*Ruck
crsville Saturday 7 a m. arrive at Anderson
court house 7 p m.
573(1. From Anderson court house, by
Orrville, to Level Laud, 15 mdes, and back,
once a week. * Leave Anderson court house
Wednesday*? a tn, arrive at Level Land 12
.ni, lo aw Level Lund Wednesday 1 p ni, ar?
rive at. Anderson court house (i p m.
5737. From Anderson court house* fry
Buchanan, Pierce Town, Slabtown, Equali?
ty, Yancy, Five Forks, and Twenty-Six, to
.'viulersou court house, equal to 21 miles,
and back, once a week. Leave Anderson
court house Thursday 6 am, arrive at An?
derson court house 8 pm.
5738. From Belton, by Calhoun, White
Sand, Horse Creek, Line Creek, Tumbling
Shoals, and Blurt' Babun, to Laurens court
house, 38 miles, and back, once a week.
Leave Belton Friday 6 a ni, arrive at Lau?
rens court house 7 p m, leave Laurens
court houie Saturday 6 a m, arrive at Bel?
ton 7 p m. .
5739. From Tunnel Hill, by Whetstone
and War Woman, Ga., to Clayton, 23 miles,
and back, once a week. Leave Tunnel Hil
Thursday A p in, arrive at Clayton next
day 10 a rn" leave Clayton Thursday 0 a ni
arrive at Tunnel Hill 12 m. Proposals in?
vited for seini-wfeekly service.
5740. From Horse Shoe, by Holly Springs
Long Creek, and Chechen), to Clayton, Ga.
254 miles, and back, once a week. Leay?
Horse Shoe Saturday,4 p m, arrive at Clay
ton next Monday 12 ni, leave Clayton Mon
day 1 p ni, arrive at Horse Shoe 10 p m.
5741. - From Abbeville, by Warrenton
Monterey, Lowndcsvillc, Cherokee Heights
Harper's Ferry, and*Ruekersville, Cia., ti
Liberton. 15.t miles, and back, once a te**?*?
Leave Abbeville Tuesday. * a ni, arrive a
Liberton 10 p ni, leave "Elberton Wednes
day 4 a ni, arrive at AbbcvfBc lop m. Pre
posais for semi-weekly service invited.
5742. From Abbeville, by Temple c
Health, Diamond Hill, and Mountain View
to Wilson's Ci.k, miles, and bael
once a week. Leave Abbeville Monday 6
m. arrive at'Wilson's Creek \ p m, leav
Wilson's Creek Monday 1 p m, arrive a
Abbeville S p m.
. 5743. From Abbeville to Smithville,
miles, and back, once a week. Leave Al
beville Saturday 3? p ni, arrive at Smitl
ville 5A pm, leave"?mithvil!o Saturday 1
m, arrive at Abbeville- 2 p m.
574-1. From Harrisburg, ly White Hall, t
New Market, 18 miles, ami back, once
week. Leave Harrisburg Friday ;j a ni, a
rive atfNew Market 7j' a rn, leave New Ma
ket 2 p m, arrive at . Harrisburg 7 p ii
Proposals invited for an additional tri]) pi
5745. From Harrisburg, by Fraziersvill
to Long .Cane, 9 miles, and back, once
week. Leave Harrisburg Wednesday 6i
m, arrive at Long Cane 9 a m, leave Lor
Cane Wednesday 94 a ni, arrive at Harri
burg 12 m. Proposals for semi-week
si rvico invited.
5740. From Midway, by Indian Hi!
(local) Sandover ami Wideman's, to Cs
noun's Mills, 21i miles, and back, once
weok. Leave Midway l'lidifc H a ni, arri'
at Calhoun's Mills 12 ni, Ws\e Calhorn
Mills Friday 1 p m, arrive at In ill way 8 p i
5747. Froia Lott's, by Mine Creek, Mou:
Willing, Oakland and Perry's X Roans,.
Newberry court house, 38 miles, and ba'c
once ? week, l^ave Lott's Friday 7 a m, a
rive at Newberry court house 7 p ni, lea
Newberry court house Saturday 7 a i
arrive at Lott's 7 p ra.
5748. From Phcenii to New Market,
milts, and back, oa<;e a week. Lea
Phoenix Friday 6\ a rn, arrive at New Mc
Set 9 a ni, leave Now Harket Friday 21 p i
arrive at Phoenix 5 p m. Proposals i
semi-weekly service invited.
i 5749. From Lexington court house,
Rocky Well, Calk's Ferry, Long Pond a
Saluda Mills, to Proijperity, 35j miles, a
back, once a* week, leave Lexington Coi
house Thursday Kt am. arrive at Prwspe
*ty next day ll a ni, leave Prosperity Fnd
12 ui, arrive iL Lexington court house nc
day 9 a m.
5750.. From Lexington court house.
Draft's Mill, Hollow Creek, West Creek a
Germa?v?le, to Mount Willing, 34? mil
?and back, once a wock. Lea vu? Lexingt
! court Sonde Thursday 10 A ni, arrive
I Mount Wil?ing next day 8? a m. les
Mount Willing Fri-ny li) a m, arrive
Lexington court house next day 9 a m.
i 5751. From Lcxin<U>n court house.
Pleasant SpriAg, to Collinsville. 12 mil
and back, once a wick. Leave Lexingt
court house Saturday iTk a in, arrive
; Counttwill? 1 p ju, Lave Coiuitsvillc Sat
day 2 p m, arrive at Lexington court hoi
6 p m.
57?2. From Lexington court house.
Clark's .Mills and heaver Pond, to Ki*
Store, 27 miles, and back, once a we
Leave Lexington corri house Friday t?a
arrive at Rish's Stare 4 p m, leave Ris
Store Saturday 6 a. mt> arrive at Lexingt
court house 4 p m.
5753. From Sawyer's Mills to Guilt?.
Store1, 8 nifties, and back, once a we
LCAVO Sawyer's Mill* Friday 7? p m, arr
.t. Gunter's Store 10 p m, leave Gunn.
Store Friday 3? p iii, aft ire. ak oawy-r?'
Mill? 6 p ru.
5754. From Steedman's to Bish's Store, 7 .
miles, and back, once a week. Leave Steed
man's Friday 2 pm, arrive at Bish's Store
4 pm, leave'Rish's Store Friday 5 p m, ar?
ri* at Ste adman's 7 p m..
5755. From Risu'o blore, by uiiiiaiiniou a
Mills and Bull S wamp, io Oratigeburg court
house, 3," miles, and back-once a week.
Leave Bish's Store Friday b*p m, arrive at
Orangeburg court hquse next day 12 m,
leave Orangeburg court house Thursday,
after arrival of cars-say J.j p m, arrive at
Bish's Stere next ?Hv li p m.
FORM OF PROPOSAL, GUARANTEE,
? AND CERTIFICATE.
' The undo?signed -- -, whose
post office address is -, county of
-, State of-, proposes to convey
the mails of the United States, from Janu?
ary 1, 18GG, to June 30, 1867, cn route No.
-, between - and -, under
the advertisement of the Postmaster-Gone- j
ral, dated August 12, 1865, with "celerity, !
certah?y, and security,'' for the annual sum
Titis proposal is math- with full know?
ledge ol the distance of thc route, the
weight of the mail to be carried, and all
other particulars in reference to thc route
and service, and also after careful exami?
nation of the laws and instructions attach?
ed to the advertisement.
Bated ; (Signed.)
The undersigned, residing at-,
State of-j undertake-that, if the fore?
going bid for carrying tho mail on route
No. -, bc accepted by tho Postmaster
General, the biddi*- shall, prior to thc 1st
dav of.January, 1866, enter into the re?
quired obligation or contract to perform
tho service proposed, with good and suf?
." This sve do, understanding distinctly the
obligations and liabilities assumed by
guarantors under the 27th Section of the
Act of Congress of July 2, 1836.
Dated (Signed by two guarantors. )
The unucrsigned, 'postmaster at -
State of -, certines, CKDEB HIS OATH
OF OFFICE, that he is acquainted with ?he
above guarantors, and Knows them . to be
men of property, and able to make good
The above certificate must have affixed
to it a- five-cent revenue stamp, cancelled,
as the law requires.
INSTRUCTIONS TO BIDDERS AND
Containing also conditions to be incorpo?
rated in the contracts to the extent the De?
partment may deem proper.
1. Seven minutes aro allowed ts oach in?
termediate office, when not otherwise spe?
cified, for assorting the mails; but on rail?
road and steamboat routes there is to be
no more delay than is .sufficient for an ex?
change of the mail pouches.
2. Un railroad and steamboat lines, aad
other routes where thc mode of convey?
ance admits of it, the special agents of tho
Post Office- Department, also post offici
blanks, mail bags, locks and keys, ar? to bi
conveyed without extra charge.
.i. on ?iUnui steamlo"' IIHO^UM
route agents of the Department, are to bi
convoyed without charge, and for the usc
of the agents a commodious car, or-apart
nient in the centre of a ear, properly light
ed, warmed, and furnished, ann adapted ti
the convenient separation and due security
oMhc mails, is to bc provided by the JOH
tractor, under the direction of the Depart
Railroad and steamboat companies an
required to take the.mail from and dclivei
it into the post offices at the beginning ant
end of their routes, and t<> and from al
offices not more than eighty rods from ;
station </r landing. Proposals may bc sub
mined by the companies for thc perform?
ance of all other side service-that is, foi
offices over eighty rods from e. station oi
There will b?^ --way-bills" prepared !>}
postmasters, or rather agents of thc De
partment, to accompany the mails convey
ed on railroads and stoamfrs, specifying
the number and destination of thc severa
bags. On other principal routes, likewise
receipts will be required and way-hills for
warded; thc latter to 'be examined by tin
several postmasters, to insure regularity ii
the delivery of mails.
4. No pay will be made for trips not p-T
formed; and for each of such omissions
not satisfactorily explained, tliree tune:
the pav of .the trip may bo deduoted. Foi
arrivais so far behind time as to breal
connexion with.depending mails, and no
sufficiently excused, one-fourth of the com
penna t ion for the trip is subject to forfei
ture. For repeated delinquencies of th?
kind herein specified, enlarged penalties
proportioned to the nature thereof, and th?
importance of the mail, may be made.
5. For leaving behind or throwing off th?
mails, or any portion of them, for tho nd
mission of uass'-ugcrs, or for being con
corned in setting up or running an exprest
conveyiifg intelligence in advance of th?
mail, a*quai t?:r's pay may be deducted.
6. Fines will be iinpos?'<'. unions tho de
liiiquency be promptly and ' iofactorib
explained by certificates of postmasters o
the affidavits of other credible persons
for failing to arrive ju contract time; for ne
electing to take the mail from, or deliver i
into, a post office; for suffering it to be wet
injured, destroyed, robbed, or lost; am
tor rei using, after demand, to convey th
mail as frequently as the contractor runs
or is concerned in running, a coach, ^-ar o
steamboat on a route.
7. The Postmaster-General may anim
tho cont rac t.Jor repeated failures to rui
agreeably to contract; for violating tb'
post office laws, or disobeying the instrnc
tions of the Department; for refusing ti
uisehargc a carrier whop required by tn
Department to do s?>; for running an ex
press as aforesaid; or for transporting per
.sons or packages conveying mallabie mat
t?-r oat of tliu mail.
JjJ-i. The Postmaster-General may order ai
increase of service on a route hy allowing
t her; for a prorata increase on'the contrac
pay. Ho may change schedules of depar
taros aii.i arrivals m all eases, and partum
lally m make them conform to connexion
witii railroads, without increase of pay
provided the running cime be hot abridged
ile may also order an inojeaso of speed
allowing, within tue restrictions of t hw law
a pru rida lacrease of pay for the addition
al sim K or earners, if any. The cont racto
may, nowevor. in the case oj Increase u
speed, relinquish tho contract, by givinj
j/.Oiiiiyt U??iOb KU lU? aiklUUUt lilli liO >
prefers doing so to carrying the order into
effect. Tho Postmaster-General may also
discontinue or curtail th? service, in whole
or in part, in order to place on the route a '
greater degree of service,^>r whenever the
public interosts, in his judgment, shall re?
quire such iiiseontimtaiice-or curtailment
for any other cause; he allowing as a full
indemnity to contractor one month' n extra
pay on thc amount 'of service dispensed
with, abd a pro rata compensation for tho
amount of service retained and continued.
0. Payments will be made by collections
fro ra cr .drafta'on postmasters, or other? *
wise, after the expiration of each quarter
say, in May, August, November and Febru?
10. The distances are given accprdhig to
the*best information; but no increased pay .
will be allowed should they lie greater than
advertised, if thc points to be supplied are
correctly otated. Bidders muni iiiform,
tliemselves on this point, and also in refer?
ence to thc weight of thc mail, thc condi?
tion of roads, hills, streams, ?tc., and all
toll bridges, terries, or obstructions of any
kind by which expense may be incurred.
No claim for additional pay, based on such
ground, can be considered; nor for alleged
mistakes or misapprehensions as to the
degree of service; nor for bridges destroy?
ed, ferries discontinued, or other obstruc?
tions increasing distance, occuring during
tbe contract tenn. Offices established
after this advertisement is issued, and also
during the contract tenn, are to be visited
without extra pay, if the .distance be not
11. Bidders ar. cautioned to mail their
proposals in timi to reach the Department
by tue day atid hour flamed, (3 p. m.- Octo?
ber 31,) for bids received alter that time
will not be considered in competition with a
bid of reasonable amonut received in time.
Neither can bit's be considered which are
without the guarantee required by law and
a certificate of tho sufficiency of such gua?
12. Bidders should first propose for
service strictly according to the advertise?
ment, and then, if they desire, separately
for different service; and if the regular bid
be the lowest offered for the advertised m
service, the other propositions may be con?
13. There should be but ono route bid fon
in a propi s.il. Consolidated or combination
bids ("proposing one sum tor two or more
routes") are forbidden by law, and cannot
li. Thc route, thc service, thc yearly pay,
the name and residence of the bidder,
(tliat is, his usual post office' address,) and
those .of* each member of a firm, wheVe a
company oilers, should bc distinctly stated.
15. Bidders are requested "to use, as far
as practicable, thc printed proposals fur?
nished by the Department, to write out in
j full the "sum of their bios, and to retain
copies of them. .
Altered bids should not be submitted; nor
should bids once submitted bo withdrawn. -
No withdrawal of a bidder or guarantor
will be ?allowed, unless the withdrawal is
dated and received ' before ihe last, day for
Each bid must be guaranteed by two re?
sponsible persons. The bid and guarantee
should be signed plainly with thc full name
I ot' each person.
The Department reserves the right to rc?
' ject any Iud which may be deemed ext raya
gant, anti also to disregard the bids ol' tail?
ing contractors and bidders. .
16. The bid should be sealed, super?
scribed "Mail Proposals. State of South
Carolina," addressed . Second Assistant
Postmaster-General, Contract Office," and
sent by mail, iu't byer to an agett; and
postmasters wid not enclose proposals (or *
1 letters ot' any kind) i:i tin ir quarterly re
I 17. The contracts are to he executed and
returned to thc Department by or before
I the 1st day vf January, 1806; but thc service
must be begun on that day, or on the mail
I tlay next after it. whether the contracts be
executed or not..
Transfers of contracts, or of interest in
contra?is, are forbidden*by law, and conse?
quently cannot be allowed. Bidders will
therefore take notice that they will be ex?
pected to perform the ser viet! "accepted to
' them through the whole term of tne con?
18. Postmasters at offices on or near rail?
roads, but more than eighty rods from a
station, will, immediately "after the 30th of
March next, report their exact distance
from the nearest station, and how they are
otherwise supplied with the mail, to enable
the Postmaster-General to direct a mail
messenger supply from the 1st of July next.
10. Section eighteen of an .let o? Congress
approved March 3, 1845, provides that con?
tracts for the transportation of the mail
shall bc let, "in every cifse, to tl>e lowest
bidder tendering sufficient guarantees for
faithful performance, without other refer?
ence to the mode oi such transportation
than may. be necessary to provide for the
due oelerity, certainty and security of such
transportation." Under this law bids that
propose to transport the mails with ''c?leri'
ty, certainty and security " having been, de?
cided to be thc only legal bids, are construed
as prodding for the entire mail, however
large, ami ml tali vcr may bethe mmle ofc ><?
ve yance necessary to insure ila ''celerity,
Certainty and security," and ha.ve (lie > refer?
ence over all others, and ito otturrs are con?
20. A modification of a Ind in any of its
essential ten lin is tantamount to a new bid
ami cannot be received, so us to interfere
with regular competition, after the last
hour set for receiving oids. Making a new
bid, w.th guarantee ami certificate, is the
only way ti modify a pr* vio us bid. .
21. Post mast rs" are to bc careful not tu
certify the sufficiency of guarantors or'
.v.reties without knowing that they are
persons of sufficient responsibility; a dis?
regard nf this instruction by postmasters
is a violation of their oath of ojfice, snbject
i'i / them t< immediali Vir.nui at. AIM.hiders.
U ts ranter; and SUM ti. s are distinctly no?
tified that n a failure to enter into or*per?
form tin < uiracts for the service proposed
for in the accepted bids, then* legal Jiabdi
tios will he enforced against them.
22. Present coi traci irs, and per,un?
known at the Department, must, equally
with others, procure guarantors and certi?
ficates of their suffi.-,ee. . substantially in
the forms above prescribed. Thc certifi?
cate of sufficiency must be signed by a
postmaster, or by a judge ufa ceri ul
record. No other will be admitted. The
certificate must also have affixed to ii a
five-cent ravena?. - ?Jf?. ciacvll?d. a? iu
q?ired by law. Yv. DENNISON,
Sept 'Ji w4 Postmaster-Oeneral.