Yes Ma'am, I Recon We can Take on Three More.

The road from Apache Junction to Mesa was a rough one; and hot. They stood and waited for the Overland Stage. The ticket agent had told them that it was due at 3:15 but it was going on to 5:00 before they finally saw a cloud of dust on the horizon. The stagecoach clattered to a stop: they gathered their belongings in a pile for the long journey ahead. Sarah spoke to Old Jonah, the driver and he assured them that “Yes Ma'am, I reckon we could take on three more!”

From the Apache Junction Gazette -
Aug. 3, 1868

Yes Ma'am...