The following letter was transcribed for us by Mike Salmon, firstname.lastname@example.org from his collection of Prince Edward Island Covers.
Addressed to J.P. Collins Esq, Colonial Secretary, Ch Town
Tryon River October 1st 1832
We the undersigned to hereby undertake to convey the mails during the winter months to and from Cape Tormentine and Cape Traverse and to forward the return mails to Charlotte Town at the rate of three pounds nineteen shillings per trip.
We also engage to go once a week to be provided with two ice boats (our motive for having two ice boats is should a heavy fall of snow occur we would require one far lighter than the other) and one sufficient boat to cross should there be no ice in the Gulf; also three able-bodied men to remain at Cape Traverse after the outward mails are received until we succeed in crossing the Strait. For the due performance of which William Scantelberry and John McDonald both of Charlotte Town will be given as security.
John Lord Junior