1840 (18.3) Postal coach order (Podorojna): Manuscript calligraphed in Cyrillic on thick, woven paper by the Ispravnicie (administration) of the Botosani County directing the Captain of the Botosai Post to make horses, coach and coachmen available. Document shows a large ornate decorative black seal reading ”Ispravnicia of the Botosani County, Principality of Moldavia, 1834”. A superb and clear strike, a rare document not yet seen on the philatelic market
Note: Full translation of the document may be viewed on line
Ispravnicia (administration) of the Botosani County
To his lordship the captain of the Botosani Post
In order to transport the sumci (the bags with letters and money) of the local treasury from here to the State Treasury on the basis of report No. 1797 of the Ispravnicie, I write to you that tomorrow morning you must send to the headquarters of the Ispravnicie three coaches with four horses each and the necessary coachmen. The payment for the progon (coaches, horses, coachmen) will be the responsibility of the Treasury.
(signature) M. Branisianu, cupbearer
No. 1799, 1840 March 18
(seal) Ispravnicia of the Botosani County. Principality of Moldavia, 1834
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