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ROYAL MAIL STEAM PACKET COMPANY.
Capital £1,500,000 in 15,000 Shares of £100 each.
DIRECTORS.-John Irving, Esq. M. P., Chairman; Andrew Colville, Esq. Deputy Chairman; Thomas Baring, Esq., George Brown, Esq., James Cavan, Esq., Robert Cotesworth, Esq., Henry Davidson, Esq., Russell Ellice, Esq., George Hibbert, Esq., John Irving, Jr. Esq., W. S. Marshall, Esq., P. M. Stewart, Esq.
Details of service to be performed.
England to Barbadoes 16 days; stop there 10 hours. Deliver mails, &c., for Tobago, British Guiana, and Surinam. Afterwards proceed to Grenada, 140 miles, 12 hours; together 22 hours. At Grenada stop 12 hours to land the mails, passengers, &c., for all the windward ports, Laguayra, &c.
The same steamer will proceed from Grenada to the Havana, by St. Thomas, Porto Rico, Cape Nichola Mole, St. Jago de Cuba, and Jamaica, with the outward mails, and will return from the Havana to Samana (Hayti) by the same route with the inward European and intercolonial mails from these several places, the Gulf of Mexico, the Havana, and South America, and at Samana take in the mails collected from the several windward ports, and thence proceed with all the European mails to England. The course and time outwards and inwards to the port in the English Channel nearest to London, will be as is particularly stated in the following table:
June 1st 2d
66 15th 16th
ROUTE AND TIME STEAMERS.-WEST INDIES ONLY.
(a) The arrival at Barbadoes will generally take place on the forenoon of the 17th, &c. &c. This will enable the steamers to leave Grenada on the evening of the 18th, &c. &c., and consequently to accelerate thereby all the subsequent voyages, including the voyage to Europe, one day.
The steamer for British Guiana, &c., having taken in coals for her voyage at Grenada, the general depôt, (on account of the superiority of the port, and its complete security from hurricanes,) will proceed thence to Barbadoes (one day) in order to be ready when the next packet arrives from England, and will on her arrival proceed thence with the mails for Tobago, Demerara, &c. This steamer will carry up from Grenada to Barbadoes all the passengers and intercolonial mails, &c., collected at the former island by the steamers from all the places about to be enumerated. The return mail from Barbadoes to Europe will always be carried forward to Samana by the steamer which takes the mails from Europe brought by the subsequent packet.
Grenada to Barbadoes
Barbadoes to Tobago, Demerara, Berbice, and Parimaribo
Parimaribo to Tobago, by Berbice and Demerara
Samana to St. Thomas, by Porto Rico
Grenada to St. Vincent's
A steamer will proceed from Grenada to the following places: Grenada to Trinidad, Laguayra, Porto Cabello, and Curassoa, including stoppages
Curassoa to Samana, Hayti
Demerara will have 6 days to reply to letters, Berbice 5 days, and Tobago 9 days.
From Grenada to Curassoa, land the outward European and colonial mails, and from Curassoa to Grenada, by Samana, &c., land and take in intercolonial mails. The return European mails from all the places between Grenada and Samana southwards, will be carried forward by the next steamer which brings the mails by the following packet from Europe.
From Grenada another steamer will proceed to the following places:
Distance. Hours. Days.
Guadaloupe to Montserrat
The chief Haytian mail will be landed at Cape Nichola Mole. At tha place also a sailing schooner will take in and proceed with the outwar mails for Crooked island and Nassau, and return with the inward mail from both these places to Cape Nichola Mole, thus:
Chagres and Gulf of Mexico Stations, &c.
A steamer will proceed from Jamaica to Chagres direct
Chagres to Jamaica, by Carthagena and Santa Martha
From Grenada to Samana northwards, (St. Thomas and Porto Rico cepted,) land the outward European and intercolonial mails, and Samana to Grenada southwards, take in the intercolonial mails for all islands estward, northward, and westward. The return European from the former places, will be carried forward from Grenada to Sam by the next steamer, with the mails by the following packet from Eur All the islands and places here alluded to will consequently have 15 to reply to their letters.
Curassoa to Carthagena, by Santa Martha, is 420 miles. A sailing sel will carry forward from Curassoa the outward mails for the two places, by which means they will get these one or two days earlier by way of Jamaica, and, having delivered these, will return immedia to Curassoa with the coast return and intercolonial mails. The re mails from Carthagena and Santa Martha for Europe, will be taken the steamer returning from Chagres to Jamaica. The course and tim the sailing vessel may be, outwards 4 days; inwards 8 days. If it is within 15 days, it will be in time for the next outward steamer from badoes, &c.
These steamers, twice each month, will be so regulated that they will reach Havana from New York before the outward steamer arrives from
The outward and the inward mails to and from the west portion of Jamaica could be landed and taken in at Savannah-la-Mar by the Havana steamer, should the Post Office require it.