. Partly printed document, completed in manuscript, with several corrections. Single sheet, folded, 32 cm., two leaves. One page of text; imprint of the Post Office Department, Official Business on verso of second leaf. Old fold lines, remains of paper tape at margin of second leaf. A request for information regarding Jacob K. Fulmer's request to establish a post office at Leesport, Bucks Co., Pennsylvania in 1847, signed in type by W.J. Brown, Second Assistant Postmaster General, Washington City.
Fulmer, the recommended postmaster for the new office, was required to fill out the form specifying the location of the new post office and its relation to other routes and post offices in the area. The proposed new post office of Leesport was to be situated in the town of the same name, " miles from the Eastern boundary of said town [*township of Maiden Creek in which Leesport is situate] [on the] Western boundary,  miles from its Northern boundary,  miles from its Southern boundary. It will be on or near Route No. [blank] being the Route from [Philadelphia] to [Pottsville]...." Nearby post offices include Mohrsville to the north, and Reading to the south. The proposed new office would service 500 inhabitants within two miles of its location. The application was signed by Jonas Shalter, Postmaster of Schuylkill Bend, Pa., a neighboring postmaster. Item #66206