December 17, 1828
Mail Contracts. - The Post Master General has renewed the contracts for carrying the mail from Albany to Buffalo, on several other important routes which intersect the great western thoroughfare between these places, with Messrs. Parker, Sherwood & Coe. Some of these men have been mail contractors ever since the route was established. Mr. Parker carried the first western mail from Albany to Utica on foot, and to his exertions and those who have been associated with him, are the public indebted for the unparalleled expedition with which the principal mails are now transported in this state.