Yesterday I published information from "Congressional Series of United States Public Documents, Volume 1693," "Offers for Carrying the Mails." Here is one more record:
Route No. 13127
From Ocracoke to Hatteras, 20 miles and back, once a week
Wallace S. Austin.................Sum per annum: $275.00
Perry Coleman Howard……Sum per annum: $258.00
William H. Fulcher...............Sum per annum: $235.00 Accepted March 8, 1875.
Contract made with William H. Fulcher, dated March 8, 1875, at $235 per annum.
Leave Ocracoke Friday at 8 a.m.; arrive at Hatteras next day by 10 a.m.
Leave Hatteras Saturday at 10.30 a.m.; arrive at Ocracoke next day by 4 p.m.
Bond required with bid $200.
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is the curious story of Vera/Charlie Williams. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news052114.htm.