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Synopsis of the contracts made by the Secretary of the Navy for the transmission of the mails, by steamships, between
New York and New Orleans, via Havana, and between Havana and Panama, and between New York and Liverpool.
Albert G Sloo, of the The establishment of a line of five steamships, of 1,500 tons burden each, to be built Geo. Law, Marshall $290,000, on full per
city of Cincinnati, under the supervision of the naval constructor, and to be convertible into war o. Roberts, & Bowes formance, and a pro.
of for partial per-
Chagres and back twice a month; and to receive on board of each ship, and suit-
be purchased by the government, under an appraisement, &c.
State of Arkansas, Secretary of the Navy may select in the Territory of Oregon, once a month each of the city of New
with right to the Navy Department to control them and direct their repairs, and
contractor o louchat with poruke my weet
Modification of the above, by order of the Secretary of the Navy, under date of
June 10, 1848:
Oregon to be performed in connexion with the steamers, in suitable sailing vessels,
other point to be selected on the coast of Oregon.
occupied by the United States squadron, or at such ports on the west coast, south
partment, after the restoration of peace with Mexico.
his associates, Jas. horse-power each, or 33 cubic feet of cylinder to every 100 tons register, of
pool, and from Liverpool to New York. Said mails to be carried twice each
month during eight months in the year, and once a month during four months in
the year. One of said ships to be ready to take the mail on the 1st of May, 1849,
vice postponed by thereafter as each may be required to take its place in the line; and the fifth shall
employed in the mail service, to be subject to the order of the Navy Department,
Statement of mail service performed under the contracts of Law of Co. with the Secretary of the Navy on the going
trips to Chagres.
1850. 1850. 1850. 1850. 1850. 1850. 1850. 1850. Jan. 12
Jan. 20 Jan. 26
Feb. 3 Feb. 8
8 Mar. 9
April 5 April 10
6 May 11
4 June 9 June 13 June 16 June 16 June 16 June 16 June 19 June 20
Jan. 20 Jan. 20
Statement of mail service performed under the contracts of Law & Co. with the Secretary of the Navy on the return trips