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test for pilot license in November, 1912, along with H. Roy Waite, at Saugus, but thelicenses had not [[crossed out]]not[[/crossed out]] been issued. After landing in the Common, the Aero Club of America held up issuing Jones' license due to his infraction of rules by making a landing in a public park. Jones' Manager, Toy, was so dis-turbed by the decision of the Aero Club that he asked them to return the fees and forget it, This action on Toy's part cost Jones his right and privilege of the early license [[crossed out]]as[[/crossed out]] he deserved. Toy then made arrangements for Jones to make a flight to New York, still determined to help him get started. on January 8[[crossed out]]th[[[crossed out]], 1913, Jones was sworn in as [[written in]]a[[/written in]] U.S. Mail Carrier by Boston Postmaster E. C. Mansfield, [[written in]] designating Jones[[/written in]] as a Special Air Parcel Carrier on "Experimental" Route No. 604603 from Boston to New York with stops at Providence, Rhode Island, New London, New Haven, and Bridgeport, Connecticut and New York. On January 13th Jones started on this flight from Franklin Park, Boston, carrying 25 pounds of parcel post and letters to some of the Mayors along the route. He also carried oackages of Boston Baked Beans which he planned to dis-tribute on his stops. He reached Providence the first day all in good order, but when he attempted to take off for New London in January 16th he bogged down in soft ground and smashed up, wrecking his plane although he was not injured. [[written in]]The plane needed[[/written in]][[crossed out]]This necessitated[[/crossed out]]major repairs[[crossed out]]to the plane and[[/crossed out]][[written in]]so[[/written in]] he was not able to leave there until Febuary 15th. From that point on he was beset with fog, bad weather, and inexperience, making very slow progress, but he did not give up. His next stop was Mystic, Connecticut, where he spent the night. Leaving Mystic the next morn-ing, Febuary 16th, he flew over New London and landed at the Connecticut Nation-al Guard Camp grounds at Niatic, Connecticut. Due to weather conditions he was[[crossed out]]not able[[/crossed out]][[written in]]unable[[/written in]] to leave there until Febuary 28th, when he flew to New Haven and landed on the foorball field at Yale University. Jones could not get away from there until March 4th when he flew to Bridgeport, landing at the Black Rock, [[written in]]in[[/written in]] a western
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