Saturday, June 07, 2014

Beaufort to Ocracoke, 1875

The following North Carolina record comes from "Congressional Series of United States Public Documents, Volume 1693" and is titled "Offers for Carrying the Mails."

Route No. 13126
From Beaufort to Ocracoke, 60 miles and back, once a week

Bidders’ name:
Perry Coleman Howard……Sum per annum: $588.00  Accepted March 8, 1875.

Contract made with Perry Coleman Howard, dated March 8, 1875, at $588 per annum.

Leave Beaufort Tuesday at 10 p.m.; arrive at Ocracoke Thursday by 4 p.m.
Leave Ocracoke Monday at 8 a.m.; arrive at Beaufort next day by 4 p.m.
Bond required with bid $500.

Perry Coleman Howard

Perry Coleman Howard was cousin Blanche's grandfather.

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