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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.

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The chief Haytian mail will be landed at Cape Nichola Mole. At that place also a sailing schooner will take in and proceed with the outward mails for Crooked island and Nassau, and return with the inward mails from both these places to Cape Nichola Mole, thus:

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From Grenada to Samana northwards, (St. Thomas and Porto Rico excepted,) land the outward European and intercolonial mails, and from Samana to Grenada southwards, take in the intercolonial mails for all the islands estward, northward, and westward. The return European mails from the former places, will be carried forward from Grenada to Samana by the next steamer, with the mails by the following packet from Europe. All the islands and places here alluded to will consequently have 15 days to reply to their letters.

Curassoa to Carthagena, by Santa Martha, is 420 miles. A sailing vessel will carry forward from Curassoa the outward mails for the two latter places, by which means they will get these one or two days earlier than by way of Jamaica, and, having delivered these, will return immediately to Curassoa with the coast return and intercolonial mails. The return mails from Carthagena and Santa Martha for Europe, will be taken by the steamer returning from Chagres to Jamaica. The course and time of the sailing vessel may be, outwards 4 days; inwards 8 days. If it is back within 15 days, it will be in time for the next outward steamer from Barbadoes, &c.

Chagres and Gulf of Mexico Stations, &c.

A steamer will proceed from Jamaica to Chagres direct
Stop at Chagres

Chagres to Jamaica, by Carthagena and Santa Martha

Total

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At Chagres, land the outward mails for the Pacific, and take in the return mails from thence, and proceed to Jamaica by Carthagena and Santa Martha, as above stated. It is desirable that as much time as possible should be given at Chagres in order to secure the reception of the mails from Panama. The distance from Chagres to Panama direct is 33 miles, (the route ten by water, and 28 by land.)

From Savannah-la-Mar* a sailing-vessel will carry forward the outward mails twice every month to Trinidad de Cuba, (230,) and thence to Honduras, (570 miles,) together 800 miles, say six days. Stop there 2 days, then beat back by the same route in 11 days, altogether 20 days. If back at Savannah-la-Mar within 23 days, she will always be in time for the return steamer with the mail of the following packet. The best and safest course for the Honduras mail, however, will be from and to the Havana. From Havana a steamer will proceed to Mobile, &c.

Havana to Mobile

Mobile to Tampico, by Belize (mouth of the Mississippi)
Tampico to Vera Cruz

Stop at Vera Cruz

Vera Cruz to Havana

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At Mobile or Belize land the outward, European, Colonial, and North American mails; and at Tampico and Vera Cruz take in the return mails from these places, for Europe, North America, and the Colonies. Another steamer will proceed from Havana to Vera Cruz, &c.

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This steamer at Vera Cruz and Tampico will land the outward European, North American, and Colonial mails; and at Belize and Mobile will take in the return European, North American, and Colonial mails.

West Indies, and North American Stations.

Havana to New York, by Savannah and Charleston
New York to Halifax

Halifax to Havana, by New York, &c., and Matanzas
Stoppages at New York and Halifax

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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.

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1st Session.

RECHARTER BANKS-DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA.
[With Bill H. R. No. 15.]

JULY 21, 1841.

Mr. UNDERWOOD, from the Committee for the District of Columbia, submitted the following

REPORT:

The Committee for the District of Columbia have had under consideration the memorials of the banks of the District, and the petitions of sundry citizens of Virginia and Maryland, as well as the District, praying for the recharter of said banks, and herewith report a bill with a view to effect the objects desired by the memorialists.

In order to obtain information, a copy of the letter herewith presented, marked A, was addressed to the presidents of the several banks. Their reports in answer to the interrogatories contained in the letter are likewise presented, marked B, C, D, E, F, and G.

Subsequently, other interrogatories were addressed to the presidents of the several banks. A copy of them is herewith presented, marked H. To these interrogatories, reports and answers were received from the banks which are here with presented, marked I, J, K, L, M, N.

The foregoing papers and reports contain all the information in regard to the condition of the several banks which your committee possessed, derived through the official reports of the officers of the banks.

To embody the information thus acquired in a tabular form, and to render it more available for use and comparison, the synopsis herewith presented, marked O, was prepared. In constructing it, portions of a dollar were disregarded, and the notes or bills receivable of the Farmers and Mechanics' Bank of Georgetown payable on demand, and paying interest semiannually, amounting to $79,513, were not included in the estimate of its suspended debts.

All of which is respectfully submitted to the House.

A.

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, June 15, 1841.

SIR: I have been directed by the Committee for the District of Columbia, to request the presidents of the different banks in the District to communicate the situation of their banks respectively to the committee. You will

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