This brief article announced a new contract for delivery of mail to Council Bluffs. The U.S. Constitution granted the power to establish post offices and post roads to Congress, so this would have been a federal contract.
- Why would additional mail facilities and additional means of transit both reflect economic growth and promote new growth?
"Daily Southern Mail," The Council Bluffs Nonpareil, pp. 2, 20 June 1857. Courtesy of Library of Congress