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Congress Establishes a Postal Route Past Poindexter Store, 1819


[Themes: commerce, transportation]

[United States Congress, House, Journal of the House of Representatives of the United States at The Second Session of the Fifteenth Congress (Washington, 1818), p. 79; entry for December 10, 1818:]

On Motion of Mr. Barbour, of Virginia,

Resolved, That the committee on the Post Office and Post Roads, be instructed to inquire into the expediency of altering the post route leading from Price’s, in Louisa County, Virginia, to Charlottesville, so as to begin at said Price’s, and to pass from thence along a road called Ross’s Road, til it strikes the Mountain Road, up that road, to the store of Nicholas I. [sic] Poindexter & Co.; thence, along a road called the lime tract, into the three notched road, at a place called Dobbs’s.

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[Richard Peters, ed., The Public Statutes at Large of the United States of America, from 1789 to March 3, 1845… 3 (Boston, 1856), pp. 503, 505, 508:]

CHAP. LXXII.—An Act to alter and establish certain post-roads.

In Virginia….

That the post-road called the Three Notched Road, from Richmond to Milton, shall pass by Price’s store, N. J. Poindexter & Co’s. store, and Dobbs’s store.

APPROVED March 3, 1819.

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