1857 (28.1) Post Ticket (Post Blanket): Decorative pre-printed form ordering to the post captains of the Main Route (Drumul Mare) to release two horses and a coach to his lordship Cluger (archaic title of a high level boyar, tasked with supplying the royal court) Stefan Zahariea for travel from Jassy to Tekuchiu-Fockshani and back. Green octagonal handstamp dated 1857 with Moldavian coat of arms and inscribed “VOGORIDI KAIMAKAM (*) OF THE PRINCIPALITY OF MOLDAVIA PRINCE NIKOLAI KONACHI”, plus Finance Department boxed cachet in black. On the reverse the documents bears the names and the signatures and dates of all the post captains on the route – vary fine, attractive and scarce.
(*) the “kaimakam” was a Lieutenant of the Prince, appointed by the Ottoman Porte, during the throne vacancy – in this case Vogoridi was acting as kaimakam for the unavailable prince Nikolai Konachi
Note: Full translation of the document may be viewed on line.
For the account of the Treasury Department
Post captains of the “Drumul Mare” shall release for the benefit of the Administration to his Lordship revisor Cluger Stefan Zahariea two horses and a coach for travel from Jassy to Tekuchiu-Fokshani and back, with the horse payment from his account with the Treasury, according to art. 28 of the contract which will be valid for only three months from its date.
(greenish square stamp with the Moldavian Coat of Arms and the inscription: ”VOGORIDI* KAIMAKAM OF THE
PRINCIPALITY OF MOLDAVIA PRINCE NIKOLAI KONACHI, 1857”) (*)
Chief of Finance Dept. (signature)
Section III D.D.
No. 1254 Section Chief
1857, month of September, 19th day (signature)
Black, square stamp: “ Finance Department
Section III No. 11,056
Entered on 28 Novembr. 57”
ON REVERS: signatures of the post captains on the itinerary
The present Blanket having received the approval of the Chancellery of the Post Directorate, the mentioned horses shall be released immediately and after the voyage is completed shall be sent to the Directorate. 1857 Sept. 19 (signature) C. Bogdan.
Start Esii passed Sept. 19 (signature) A. Papadopol Tecuciu seen Sept. 25
Poenile passed Sept. 19 Furceni not circulate (signature) Sept. 25
Poena Carnea (Cirnului) passed Sept. 19 (signature) Furceni passed Sept. 25 (signature)
Movila passed Sept. 19 (signature) Tecuci passed Octovri
Solui (Solesti) passed Sept 22 (signature) Berheci passed Octom.
Vaslui passed Sept. 22 (signature) Pereschiv passed Octv.
Crasna passed Sept 22 (signature) Vasili Mihail Berlad passed (signature) Ocv. 18
Docolina passed Sept. 22 (signature) Strimtura passed Oct, 19 (signature)
Starmtura passed Sept. 22 Docolina
Barlad passed Sept. 22 (signature) Crasna passed (through) on the way
Pereschiv passed Sept. 23 Vasluiu Oct. 8 ………
Berheciu passed Sept. 23 (signature) (signature)
it continues on the other side of the page:
Focsani released September 30 (signature) A. Gheorghiu
Solesti circulated October 18 (signature) Hrinei
Movila passed October 18 (signature)
Poena (Poiana) passed at October 18 (signature)
Poenile (Poeni) passed October 18 (signature)
(*) the “kaimacam” was a Lieutenant of the Prince during the throne vacancy – in this case Vogoridi was acting as
kaimakam for the unavailable Prince Nikolai Konachi.
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