United States Official Postal Guide (Google eBook)

Front Cover
1855
2 Reviews
  

What people are saying - Write a review

User Review - Flag as inappropriate

I have been doing research into my family genealogy. It was great to see my great, great, great grandfather listed as the postmaster of the town where he settled after coming over from Ireland in 1798.
Thanks, Google!

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page 13 - American provinces is to be as follows, to wit : Single rate, if not exceeding half an ounce ; double rate, if exceeding half an ounce, but not exceeding an ounce ; treble rate, if exceeding an ounce, but not exceeding an ounce and a half; and so on, charging an additional rate for every additional half ounce or fraction of half an ounce.
Page 145 - Congress, or such publications or books as have been or may be published, procured or purchased, by order of either House of Congress, or joint resolution of the two Houses, and legally franked.
Page 32 - Department, and that any person who shall violate this provision shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and, on conviction thereof shall be find in any sum not less than ten nor more than five hundred dollars.
Page 3 - It has charge of the dead-letter office, of the issuing of postage stamps and stamped envelopes for the prepayment of postage, and of the accounts connected therewith. To the Third Assistant...
Page 3 - The arrangement of the mail service of the United States, and placing the same under contract, embracing all correspondence and proceedings respecting the frequency of trips, mode of conveyance, and times of departures and arrivals on all the routes, the course of the mails between the different sections of the country, the points of mail distribution, and the regulations for the government of the domestic mail service.
Page 30 - No notice, therefore, is necessary to be given to contractors of failures to arrive in any poet office in contract time, as reported by postmasters to the Department, but when the failure is caused by the neglect of a carrier employed by the contractor, the postmaster will notify the contractor...
Page 3 - ... the mail service of the United States, and placing the same under contract, embracing all correspondence and proceedings respecting the frequency of trips, mode of conveyance, and times of departures and arrivals on all the routes; the course of the mails between the different sections of the country, the points of mail distribution, and the regulations for the government of the domestic mail service of the United States.
Page 2 - Letter postage Is to be charged on all handbills, circulars, or other printed matter which shall contain any manuscript writing whatever. Daguerreotypes, when sent in the mail, are to be charged with letter postage by weight. Photographs on cards, paper, and other flexible material, (not in cases), can be sent at the same rate as miscellaneous printed matter, viz., two cents for each four ounces or fraction thereof.
Page 19 - The law, fixing the penalty tor violation at fifty dollars, provides " that no postmaster or assistant postmaster shall act as agent for lottery offices, or, under any color of purchase, or otherwise, vend lottery tickets," and that "no postmaster shall receive free of postage, or frank lottery schemes, circulars or tickets.
Page 3 - It prepares the advertisements for mail proposals, receives the bids, and has charge of the annual and occasional mail lettings, and the adjustment and execution of the contracts. All applications for the establishment or alteration of mail arrangements and for mail messengers should be sent to this office.

Bibliographic information