18. And be it further enacted, and all advertisements made under the orders of the Postmaster General, in a newspaper or newspapers, of letters uncalled for in any Post Office, shall be inserted in the paper or papers, on the town or place where the law advertising may be situated, having the largest circulation. [New Post Office Law, passed March 3, 1845.
List of letters remaining in the New York Post Office, Saturday, March 7: Please mention the date of the list in which they are advertised.
Shackford, Miss Frances N.
(New York daily tribune. (New-York [N.Y.]) 1842-1866, March 09, 1846, Image 4)
The newspaper notice says that someone sent mail to a Miss Frances N Shackford in New York and she didn't pick up her mail.
WHO WAS THIS MISS FRANCES N SHACKFORD?
I'm not sure which Frances N Shackford, this notice is referring to. I don't know if a Frances Shackford was actually in New York in 1846 or if someone just sent mail there because they thought she was in New York.
I have one person in my database named Frances Shackford who was alive and not married in 1846. She happens to have a middle initial of N, lived in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and would have been 24 in 1846. But at this time I do not have any information that infers she was ever in New York. If I find more information, I'll update this article to include information about her.
It is interesting that the post office had just obtained the rights to put notices about mail that wasn't picked up in the newspapers! I've seen similar notices about Shackfords who received mail in California about this time. I'd love to seee what people wrote in the letters they sent to one another in 1846!
New-York daily tribune. (New-York [N.Y.]) 1842-1866, March 09, 1846, Image 4