1858 (22.7) Post Ticket (Post Blanket): Decorative pre-printed form ordering to the post captains of the Botushani Route (Drumul Botosanilor) to release two horses to his lordship Hatman (archaic title of a high level boyar, member of the Prince’s Council and in charge of the army) and Knight G.(rigore) Ghika for travel from Jassy to Botushani 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
**Grigore Ghica was himself Prince of Moldavia between 14 Octomber 1849 and June 1853 and then from 30 October 1854 to 3rd of June, 1856
Note: full translation of the document may be viewed on line.
Translation: Post captains of the “Drumul Bosanilor”, for the benefit of the Administration, shall release two horses to his Lordship Hatman and Knight G. Ghica for travel from Jassy to Botoshani and back, with the horse payment from his account with the Treasury, according to art. 28 of the contract and which may travel only three months from its date
POST TICKET 13 (manuscript)
On the account of the Treasury Department
Post captains of the “Drumul Bosanilor”, for the benefit of the Administration, shall release two horses to his
Lordship Hatman and Knight G. Ghica for travel from Jassy to Botoshani and back, with the horse payment
from his account with the Treasury, according to art. 28 of the contract and which may travel only three months
from its date.
(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. 459 Section Chief
1858, month of July, 22 nd day (signature)
Black square stamp:
Section III No 10321
Entered on October 28, 1858”
ON REVERS: signatures of the post captains on the itinerary
The present ticket having received the approval of the Chancellery of the Post Directorate, horses shall be released
tomorrow the 23 of July and at the end of the trip shall be returned to the Directorate as per regulation. 1858 July
Jassy station passed on July 23 (signature) Balteat.
Tot (Totoesti) passed 858 July 23 (signature)
Spinoasa passed on 858 July 23 Spinoasa passed 858 Sept. 15 (signature) (*)
Soci station passed to Latai Station
(signature) 1858 Sept. 13
Varnita passed to Botoshani 858 Sept 11
Varnita paased on the way back (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.
(**) Interesting to notice that Hatman and Knight G. Ghica stopped in Spinoasa on July 23 and left after 20 days.
Perhaps he had some farm land rented there and came over to inspect it
Inclusion of the English translation recommended
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