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Michigan

Jackson

MAILS. In 1831 a government contract was let for carrying the mails for three! years, west from Jackson to Marshall, Gull Prairie, Prairie Ronde and White Pigeon, there to connect with the western mail on what was then known as the Chicago road. This mail was to be carried once a week on foot or on horseback, as the state of the streams and the want of roads made it most convenient for the contractor. The size of the mail at first was not such as to prevent him from carrying it in his hat or pockets and it was usual for the mail-carrier to deliver letters to settlers on the route when they were at a distance from the postoffice, without subject ing them to the delay and loss of time which would have followed he ' they been passed through that intermediary. Our hardy pioneers were more wedded to the substance than the formal and made even the laws, rules and regulations of the postoffice depart ment, (ordinarily so inexorable), lose somewhat of their inflexibility for their necessities.

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