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Pony Census

(Table of Contents)
 


  Eastbound Trips - Second Period
 

August 15, 1860 to April 14, 1861 (#E13 to #E66)


The First Phase, Second Rate Period

The second rate period of the Pony Express began in St. Joseph on July 31, 1860 when William Russell sent notice to his agents of a new reduced rate of $2.50 for a quarter ounce letter. Pony Express rates were now to be calculated in quarter ounce increments rather than half ounce increments; the $5 cost for a one half ounce letter was continued. News of the rate reduction did not appear in San Francisco newspapers until August 15. The period ended when a reduced rate of $2 per half ounce was introduced.


Pony Express markings used in Second Rate Period on eastbound mail
 

SF-RP SF-COCPP SJ-RP SJ-COCPP
   
  SAC-PE SJ-COCPP/PE  


Post Office entry postmarks used in Second Rate Period on eastbound mail
 

SJ1

SJ2

SJ


The Census of Known Covers
 

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Trip

Pony

franking

P. O.

 franking

Address

Notes

#E13

#ET-23

AUG 18
SF-RP

bkst
AUG 30
SJ-RP

no pony franking

AUG 31 1860
SJ1

#35
10c green

 

Lincoln

Springfield, IL

 



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#E14

#ET-23

AUG 19
ms Placerville

AUG 30
SJ-RP


ms Paid $2.50

APR 13 1860
SJ1

#U16
10c Nesbitt
 

Robbins

Fredonia, NY

Aug 18 trip agent endorsement


(back here)

#E15

#ET-24

AUG 22
SF-RP

SEP 2
SJ-RP

no pony franking

SEP 3 1860
SJ1

#35
10c green

Patton

Covington, KY

 


(back here)

#E16

#ET-25

 

AUG 25
SF-RP

SEP 6
SJ-RP

ms 1/2

SEP 6 1860
SJ1

#35
10c green

Ross

Boston, MA

 


(back here)

#E17

#ET-25

 

AUG 31
ms Ft. Bridger

SEP 6
SJ-RP

ms Paid $7.50

SEP 6 1860
SJ1

#26 (2)
3c dull red

 

Cumming

Augusta, GA

 

Aug 25 trip agent endorsement

triple rate

#E18

#ET-27

 

none

SEP 13
SJ-COCPP

ms 1/2

SEP 14 1860
SJ1

#35
10c green

Greenwood

Washington, DC

Sep 1 trip

San Francisco origin


(back here)

#E19

#ET-30

 

way SEP 12 trip

SEP 23
SJ-COCPP

ms $2.50 Paid

SEP 23 1860SJ1

stamp not original

 

Foulke

 

Lyons, IA (forwarded)

 

SEP 13
WF SAC
bkst

#E20

#ET-31

 

way SEP 15 trip

SEP (2)6
SJ-COCPP
 

Paid COPEC

SEP 27 1860
SJ1

#U18
10c Nesbitt

Field

Utica, NY

 

#E20A

#ET-33

 

SEP 22
SF-RP

OCT 3
SJ-COCPP

ms Via Pony

OCT 4 1860
SJ1

#U18
10c Nesbitt

 

Van Valer

N. Haverstraw, NY

 

#E21

#ET-35

 

SEP 29
SF-RP

OCT 10
SJ-COCPP

OCT 11 1860
SJ1

#U16
10c Nesbitt

Beers

New York, NY

 

#E22

#ET-35

SEP 29
SF-RP

OCT 10
SJ-COCPP

OCT 11 1860
SJ1

#35
10c green

Kelly

New York, NY

 

 

#E23

#ET-35

 

Carson City SEP 30/60

OCT 10
SJ-COCPP

Paid $2.50
COPEC

OCT 11 1860
SJ1

#U18
10c Nesbitt

Avery

Cooper's Mills, ME

 

Sep 29 trip agent endorsed

#E24

#ET-37

 

OCT 6
SF-RP

OCT 13
SJ-COCPP

OCT 4 1860
SJ1

#35
10c green

Kelly

New York, NY

stamp uncanceled

#E24A

#ET-39

 

OCT 13
SF-RP

OCT 25
SJ-COCPP

OCT 26 1860
SJ2

#35
10c green

Ellis

New York, NY

 

 

#E25

#ET-39

 

way
OCT 13 trip

OCT 25
SJ-COCPP

ms 2.50

OCT 26 1860
SJ2

#U16
10c Nesbitt

Field

Utica, NY

 
 

#E26

#ET-40

OCT 17
SF-RP

OCT 29
SJ-COCPP

ms 1/4

OCT 31
SJ2

#U16
10c Nesbitt

Price

New York, NY

 

#E27

#ET-41

OCT 20
SF-RP

Nov 1
SJ-COCPP

ms 1/2

NOV 2
SJ2

#U16
10c Nesbitt

Herrick

New York, NY

 

#E28

#ET-41

agent endorsed
Virginia City
OCT 21 ms

ms 2.50
COPEC

NOV 2
SJ2

#U10
3c Nesbitt

Job

Lower Alton, IL 

OCT 20 trip

#E29

#ET-42

OCT 24
SF-RP

Nov 5
SJ-COCPP

undated
SF-COCPP

NOV 8
SJ2

#35
10c Green

Vallejo

New York, NY

 

#E30

#ET-42

agent endorsed
Virginia City
OCT 21 ms

Nov 5
SJ-COCPP

ms 2.50
COPEC

NOV 8
SJ2

#U18
10c Nesbitt

 

Harrington

New Castle, ME 

OCT 20 trip

#E31

#ET-42

agent endorsed
Placerville
OCT 25 ms

Nov 5
SJ-COCPP

ms 2.50
COPEC

NOV 8
SJ2

#U18
10c Nesbitt

Bye

Wellsville, OH 

OCT 24 trip

letter

#E32

#ET-43

OCT 27
SF-COCPP

Nov 8
SJ-COCPP

 

NOV 10
SJ2

#U16
10c Nesbitt

 

Wyman &Co

New York, NY 

 

#E33

#ET-43

OCT 27
SF-COCPP

OCT 27
SF-RP
(bkst)

Nov 8
SJ-COCPP

NOV 10
SJ2

#35
10c Green

Catesby Jones
 

Washington, DC

forwarded with 3c Dull Red Nov 13


(letter here)

#E33A

#ET-43

(Sep 27 San Francisco) carried under cover by Pony Hargous (NY) forwarder

NOV 13
New York

unpaid 15c

Pelle

Bordeaux, France

letter "via Pony Express"
 

#E34

#ET-44

OCT 31
SF-COCPP

Nov 8
SJ-COCPP

ms 1/4

NOV 10
SJ2

#U16
10c Nesbitt

Beers

New York, NY

 

#E35

#ET-45

NOV 3
SF-RP

Nov 15
SJ-COCPP

Paid COPEC

NOV 16
SJ2

#U16
10c Nesbitt

Wallerstein

New York, NY

 
 

#E36

#ET-45

NOV 3
SF-RP

Nov 15
SJ-COCPP

ms 1/4

NOV 16
SJ2

#U16
10c Nesbitt

Beers

New York, NY

 

#E37

#ET-46

NOV 7
SF-RP

Nov 19
SJ-COCPP

none

NOV 20
SJ2

#36b
12c Black

 
Wallerstein

New York, NY

 

#E38

#ET-46

NOV 7
SF-RP

Nov 19
SJ-COCPP

none

NOV 20
SJ2

#35
10c Green

Watson

Glasgow, Scotland

due 1/-

stagecoach
envelope


(back here)

#E39

#ET-47

NOV 10
SF-RP

Nov 23
SJ-RP
bkst

none

NOV 24
SJ2

#36b
12c Black

Schenkberg

New York, NY

 

#E39A

#ET-47

way
NOV 10 trip

Nov 23
SJ-COCPP

3c stamp over ms 1/4

NOV 24
SJ2

#26
3c Dull Red

White

Whitestown, NY

 


(back here)

#E40

#ET-50

NOV 21
SF-RP

DEC 3
SJ-COCPP

none

DEC 4
SJ2

#36b
12c Black

 
Kelly

New York, NY

NOV 21
SF-RP
bkst

#E41

#ET-52

NOV 28
SF-RP

DEC 11
SJ-COCPP

undated
SF-COCPP

DEC 12
SJ2

#U16
10c Nesbitt

White

Concord, NC

 

#E42

#ET-52

NOV 28
SF-RP

DEC 11
SJ-COCPP

undated
SF-COCPP

DEC 12
SJ2

#U16
10c Nesbitt
 

Booth

New York, NY 

 

#E43

#ET-52

NOV 28
SF-RP

DEC 11
SJ-COCPP

none

DEC 12
SJ2

#35
10c Green

Wallerstein

New York, NY 

 

#E44

#ET-52

NOV 28
SF-RP

DEC 11
SJ-COCPP

undated
SF-COCPP

DEC 12
SJ2

#U16
10c Nesbitt

Wyman & Co

New York, NY 

rec'd Dec 15

#E45

#ET-54

DEC 5
SF-RP

undated
SF-COCPP

ms 1/2

bkst
(DEC 19
SJ-COCPP/PE)

DEC 21
SJ2

#U16
10c Nesbitt
 

Birdseye

New York, NY 

bkst presumed


#E46

#ET-54

DEC ?
SF-RP

undated
SF-COCPP
ms 1/4 oz

ms 1/2

bkst
DEC 23
SJ-COCPP/PE

DEC ?
SJ2
 

#35
10c Green

 
Lows & Bro

New York, NY

good scan received Nov 2015, this probably on ET-55 not
E-54


(back here)

#E47

#ET-54

DEC 5
SF-RP

undated
SF-COCPP

bkst
DEC 19
SJ-COCPP/PE

DEC 21
SJ2

#U16
10c Nesbitt

Schenkberg

New York, NY 

 


(back here)

(before stamp added here)

#E48

#ET-59

DEC 22
SF-RP

undated
SF-COCPP

bkst
JAN 6
SJ-COCPP/PE

JAN 7
SJ2

stamp missing

 
Lawton

New York, NY 

ms Rec'd Jan 10 1861

#E49

#ET-60

DEC 26
SF-RP

none

bkst
JAN 10
SJ-COCPP/PE

JAN 12
SJ2

 

#35
10c Green

Crittenden

Madison, IN 

 


(back here)

#E50

#ET-60

DEC 26
SF-RP

ms 1/4

bkst
JAN 10
SJ-COCPP/PE

JAN 12
SJ2

 

#U16
10c Nesbitt

Beers

New York, NY 

Rec'd Jan 14 1861


(back here)

#E51

#ET-62

JAN 2
SF-RP

ms 1/2 undated
SF-COCPP

bkst
JAN 20
SJ-COCPP/PE

JAN 21
SJ2

 

#U16
10c Nesbitt

 
Hobbs

N. Berwick, ME

 

#E52

#ET-63

JAN 7
SAC-PE

ms 2.50
COPEC PAID

JAN 22
SJ2

#U10
3c Nesbitt

Crittenden

Madison, IN

 

#E53

#ET-65

JAN 12
SF-RP

ms 1/4 undated
SF-COCPP

FEB 2
SJ2

 

#U16
10c Nesbitt

Shattuck

Brookline, NH

 

#E54

#ET-68

JAN 23
SF-RP

ms 1/4 undated
SF-COCPP

FEB 11
SJ2

 

#U16
10c Nesbitt

Crittenden

Madison, IN 

 

#E55

#ET-69

JAN 26
SF-RP

undated
SF-COCPP

FEB 15
SJ2

 

#U16
10c Nesbitt

Crittenden

Sing Sing, NY

 

#E56

#ET-71

FEB 3
SF-RP

none

FEB 22
SJ2

 

ms Due 3

Cheesman

Washington, DC 

Rec'd Feb 26 1861

#E57

#ET-74

FEB 14
SAC-PE

ms
Pd $2.50

?
SJ2

#U16
10c Nesbitt

Sage

Rochester, NY 

 

#E58

#ET-79

MAR 2
SF-RP

ms 1/4
SF-COCPP

MAR 18
SJ2

#U16
10c Nesbitt

Garwood

Canton, MS 

 

#E59

#ET-79

MAR 2
SF-RP

undated
SF-COCPP

none

#U16
10c Nesbitt

Cheesman

Washington, DC

 

#E60

#ET-80

MAR 6
SF-RP

undated
SF-COCPP

MAR 21
SJ2

#35
10c Green

Durand & Co

New York, NY

 

 

#E60A

#ET-80

way (March 6 trip)

ms Silver City March 7/61

ms Pony ... via Carson City, Paid $2.50

MAR 21
SJ2

#U16
10c Nesbitt

Brigham

Natick, MA 

red WFC frank

#E61

#ET-84

MAR 20
SF-COCPP

ms 1/4

undated
SF-RP

APR 4
SJ2

#U16
10c Nesbitt

Beers

New York, NY 

rec'd Apr 7

#E62

#ET-88

APR 4
SAC-PE
APR 17
SJ3

#35
10c Green

 
Rombach

Wilmington, OH

 

#E63

#ET-91

APR 13
SF-COCPP

undated
SF-RP

APR 26
SJ23

#U18
10c Nesbitt

Stark

New London, CT 

red WFC frank

#E64

#ET-91

APR 13
SF-COCPP

undated
SF-RP

APR 26
SJ23

unpaid 24c

Hubback

Liverpool, England  

1/- due in England

arv May 13

#E65

#ET-91

APR 13
SF-COCPP

undated
SF-RP

APR 26
SJ3

#35
10c Green

Canfield

New York, NY

 

#E66

#ET-91

(Placerville)
APR 13 trip

ms Paid $2.50

APR 26
SJ23

#U33
10c star die

Smith

Tuscola, IL

rate in hand of Placerville agent
 
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Richard Frajola (Sep 2017)