It is not surprising then that the cost for all the packet boats had risen in 1796 to 77,599.
In the movements of the packet boats there was much that was mysterious.
The packet boats advertise to go through to Pittsburg in five days for $7.
A number of packet boats were put on this service which plied between Bombay and Basrah once a month.
On these packet boats, too, I could talk with travelers, and try to strike the trail of John Rucker.
Holland-duck for the use of the packet boats was brought over from Holland freight-free.
Between each of these places and Great Britain, packet boats carried the mails once a month.
During the eight months when the packet boats called at Halifax, the mails passed by the route through the Maritime provinces.
In the winter, while the packet boats did not visit Halifax, the mails were sent by way of New York.
True—Jimmy had no respect for packet boats and deserved a good trouncing.