Goshen Stage Coach records 1797-1801
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This volume contains 173 pages of financial accounts related to the operation of the "Goshen Stage" stagecoach line between Goshen, New York, and New York City from 1797 to 1801. The first 5 pages (numbered 16-20, following 15 blank pages) record accounts with individuals for such charges as carrying baggage (March 11, 1797-July 8, 1798). The remaining pages (numbered 22-193) consist of double-entry accounts for fares and fees paid by the coach's passengers between March 8, 1797, and August 7, 1801.
The stagecoach ran between Goshen, New York, and New York City every few days, and stopped at Chester or other towns along the way. The amount of the fare was prorated depending on the distance traveled. Some passengers paid additional baggage fees, and most paid for their travel in cash.