1858 (18.7) Post Ticket (Post Blanket): Decorative pre-printed form ordering to the post captains of the Botushani Route (Drumul Botosanilor) to release six horses and a coach to his lordship Grand Logofat (archaic title of a high level boyar, member of the Prince’s Council and in charge of the Royal Chancellery) and Knight T.(eodor) Bals for travel from Jassy to Piatra 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 – very 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
**Teodor Bals held the rank of Kaimacam between 20th of July 1856 and 1st of March,1857
Note: Full translation of the document may be viewed on line.
For the account of the Treasury Department
Post captains of the “Drumul Bosanilor” for the benefit of the Administration, shall release six horses and a
coach to his Lordship Grand Logofat and Knight T. (eodor) Bals for travel from Jassy to Piatra and back, with
the horse payment from his account with the Treasury, according to art. 28 of the contract.
(greenish square stamp containing the Coat of Arms of Moldavia and the inscription ”VOGORIDI* KAIMAKAM OF
THE PRINCIPALITY OF MOLDAVIA PRINCE NIKOLAI KONACHI, 1857”) (*)
Chief of Finance Dept.
Section III D.D. (signature)
No. 582 Section Chief 27 (manuscript)
1858, month of July, 18th day (signature)
At 12 o’clock (manuscript)
Black square stamp:
Section III No 10321
Entered on Aug 28, 1858”
ON REVERS: signatures of the post captains on the itinerary
The present Blanket having received the approval of the Chancellery of the Post Directorate, horses shall be
released for tomorrow 25 July and after the voyage is completed shall be returned to the Directorate by the last
captain according to the established regulations.
1858 July 24
Jassy station passed as approved by the post Chancellery July 25 Nisiporesti passed
Totoes (Totoesti) passed on 858 July 25 Mircesti passed to T. (Tirgul) Frumos
(signature) (signature) 858 sep 1
P.T. (Tirgul) Frumos station passed to Mircisii (Mircesti) Tar. (Tirgul) Frumos passed to Jassy
(signature) Dimitriu July 25 (signature) 1858 Sept. 1 st
Mircesi (Mircesti) passed on 858 July 26
Nesporesti (Nisiporesti) passed
(signature) M Zames 1958 July 26
Bornis (ephemeral post station) passed July 26
Peatra (Neamt) la Bornis passed 30
and Bornis to Nisiporesti
(*) 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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