Shall stagecoaches carry the mail? An essay by Oliver W. Holmes.
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Tribute to Oliver W. Holmes.
United States. National Historical Publications Commission.
Coaching (Transportation) -- United States.
Postal service -- United States.
Transportation -- United States.
xv, 104 pages illustrations, portrait 24 cm
"With a supplement of documentary accounts of travel in America and abroad in the stagecoach era, furnished by various hands. The whole constituting a tribute from his friends to the executive director of the National Historical Publications Commission upon the occasion of his retirement."
"Five hundred copies ... printed."
Running title: A tribute to Oliver W. Holmes.
The essay was originally published in the William and Mary quarterly, 3d ser., XX, 555-573 (Oct. 1963).
A salute to Oliver W. Holmes.--Shall stagecoaches carry the mail? A debate of the Confederation period, by O.W. Holmes.--A supplementary of documentary accounts of travel in America and abroad in the stagecoach era: George Washington slept here--but not always comfortably. Henry Laurens: "If every one ... was to be indulged to work upon the road when it best suited him, all regularity and good order would be destroyed." Dr. Franklin: "Traveling is one way of lengthening life." The Adams family--how they got around! Troubles of the innkeepers in Governor Trumbull's Connecticut. Inconveniences of stage travel in James Madison's Virginia. Colonel Hamilton advises Postmaster General Hazard on contracts for carrying the mail by stage. Mr. Jefferson's favorite mode of travel was not by stagecoach. The Indian Queen Tavern of Philadelphia and George Mason's trials as a traveler. The stagecoach and Daniel Webster. Secretary Calhoun and Senator R.M. Johnson on the fatigues of public duties and of public carriers.
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