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lars, and be imprisoned for a term not exceeding five years; and such accessary after the fact may be tried, convicted, and punished in the district in which his offence was committed, though the principal offence may have been committed in another district, and before the trial of the principal offender: Provided, such Proviso. so offender has fled from justice, or cannot be arrested to e put upon his trial. § 39. And be it further enacted, That in case the postmaster Express mail. general shall deem it expedient to establish an express mail, in addition to the ordinary mail, on any of the post roads in the United States, for the purpose of conveying slips from newspapers in lieu of exchange papers, or letters, other than such as contain o: not *...* half an ounce in weight, marked “express mail,” and public despatches, he shall be authorised to charge all letters and packets carried by such express mail with triple the rates of postage to which letters and packets, not free, may be by law subject, when carried by the ordinary mails. § 40. And be it further enacted, That in case of the death, Pujo of P. resignation, or absence of the postmaster general, all his powers ...” and duties shall devolve, for the time being, on the first assistant Assi. P.M.G. postmaster general. § 41. And be it further enacted, That the postmaster general Letter earshall be authorised, whenever the same may be proper for the ac- * commodation of the public in any city, to employ letter carriers for the delivery of letters received at the post office in said city; except such as the persons to whom they are addressed may have requested, in writing, addressed to the postmaster, to be retained in the post office; and for the receipt of letters at such places in the said city as the postmaster general may direct, and for the deposite of the same in the post office; and for the delivery by a carrier of each letter received from the post office, the person to whom the same may be delivered shall pay not exceeding two cents; and for the delivery of each newspaper and pamphlet, onehalf cent; and for o: received by a carrier to be deposited in the post office, there shall be paid to him, at the time of the receipt, not exceeding two cents; all of which receipts, by the carriers in any # , shall, if the postmaster general so direct, be accounted for t !. postmaster of said city, to constitute a fund for the compensation of the said carriers, and be paid to them in such proportions and manner as the postmaster general may direct. #. of the said carriers shall give bond with sureties, to be approved by the postmaster general, for the safe custody and delivery of letters, and for the due account and payment of all moneys received by him. § 42. And be it further enacted, That the postmaster general Carrying the shall be authorised, in his discretion, to contract for carrying the i. on ca. mail on the navigable canals of the several states, in all cases where, in his opinion, the public interest and convenience shall require it, and for the time during which mails may be carried on such canals, or any parts thereof, the same are hereby declared to be post roads. § 43. And be it further enacted, That the following annual salaries of as. o shall be allowed to the assistant postmasters general, and * * OL. IV. 48
masters gen’ to the clerks, messengers, and watchmen provided for the service . and oth of the o office department, viz: - To the three assistant postmasters general each twenty-five hundred dollars. To the chief clerk two thousand dollars. To the three principal elerks, each one thousand six hundred dollars. To ten clerks each one thousand four hundred dollars. To fifteen clerks each one thousand two hundred dollars. To eight clerks each one thousand dollars. To the messenger seven hundred and fifty dollars. To the three assistant messengers each three hundred and fiftydollars. To the two watchmen each three hundred dollars. Salaries of § 44. And be it further enacted, That the following annual sala. * ries shall be allowed to the auditor of the post office department, oulers. and to the clerks and messengers herein provided for the service of his office, viz: o To the auditor three thousand dollars. - To the chief clerk, two thousand dollars. To the four principal clerks, each one thousand six hundred dollars. To ten clerks, each one thousand four hundred dollars. To twenty clerks, each one thousand two hundred dollars. To eight clerks, each one thousand dollars. To the messenger seven hundred and fifty dollars, and to the assistant messenger, three hundred and fifty dollars. o: § 45. And be it further enacted, That the sum of three millions #: one hundred and fifty thousand dollars be and the same is hereby ** appropriated for the service of the post office department for the ear commencing on the first day of July one thousand eight i. and thirty-six, out of any moneys in the treasury, arising from the revenues of the said department, to be accounted for in the manner pointed out in the second section of this act. Act to go into $46. And be it further enacted, That this act shall be in force jou. ** and * effect from the passage thereof. [Approved, July 24. 1836.
CHAP. 271. An aet to establish certain post roads, and to alter and discontinue others, and for other purposes.
§ 1. Be it enacted, &c. That the following be established as
post roads: in MAINE. In Maine. From Lincolnville to Islesborough. From Wilton, through Weld and Byron, to Andover. From Topsham, through Lisbon, by Little River village and Mayalls Factory village, to Lewistown falls. From Dennysville, through Charlottee, Cooper and - Baring to Calais. From Saco, by Salmon falls, Bar mills, Moderation falls, Bonny Eagle falls, to East Baldwin. From Wayne village, by Norris ferry, Isaac Strickland's, and William H. Britton's, in Livermore, to Hayford's mills, in Canton, and Peru, to East Rumford. From Brunswick to Harpswell. From Port
land, by Falmouth Centre, Cumberland, Upper Yarmouth, New
In N. Ham hire. P
uxton, to Portland in Maine. From Hillsborough bridge o
Hillsborough centre, Bradford centre, and Sutton to Sutton vi
From Furnace village, through Lime Rock, and Falls village, ...”
In New York.
to South Canaan. From Worcester, to Charlton, through South-
From Johnston, through Eden, Lowell, Westfield, Troy, and
IN NEw York.
From Watertown to Rodman, by Burrville, in the county of Jefferson. ...From Carthage, through the village of Great Bend, Le Raysville, Felt's mills, Lockport, and Huntingdon's mills, to the village of Watertown, in the county of Jefferson. From Theresa, in the county of Jefferson, by the Glass works, and South Hammond, to Hammond, in the county of Saint Lawrence. From Hudson, by Glencoe, Curtis's settlement, North East, to Salisbury, in the state of Connecticut. From Silver Creek, in the county of Chautauque, by Versailles, in the county of Cattaraugus, to Angola, in the county of Erie. From joie. to Rockaway, in the county of Queens. From Greenfort, across Shelter island, to Sag Harbor, in the county of Suffolk. From Setauket, by Coram, Patchogue, in Suffolk county. From Mayville, in the county of Chautauque, through Panama, to the mouth of Broken Straw creek, in the county of Warren, in the state of Pennsylvania. From Smithsboro, to Spencer, in the county of Tioga. From Goshen, in the county of Orange, in the state of New York, through Phillipsburg, Middletown, Mount Hope, Cuddebackville, Clowesville, . Forrestburg, Stewartsburg, Half way brook, Beaver Brook, Ten-mile river, and Narrowsburg, to Honesdale, in the state of Pennsylvania. From Herkimer to Utica, on the south side of the Mohawk river, through the villages of Mohawk, German Flatts, and Frankfort, in the county of Herkimer, to the city of Utica, in the county of Oneida. From Lockport, in the county of Niagara, by way of Benedict's bridge, to Akron, in the town of Newstead, in the county of Erie. From Youngstown, in the county of Niagara, by way of Wilson, Kempville, Somerset, Yates, Centre, West Carlton, East Carlton, and Davis' mills, to Gaines' corners, in the county of Orleans. From Preble, in the county of Cortland, through Otisco Hollow, Amber, Marietta, and Marcellus, to Camillus, in the county of Onondaga.
From Luzerne, in Warren county, to Caldwell. From Carmel,
In New Jersey.