Sholes' Directory of the City of Charleston (Google eBook)

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A.E. Sholes, 1882
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Page 50 - ... which is not in its form or nature liable to destroy, deface, or otherwise damage the contents of the mail-bag, or harm the person of any one engaged in the postal service...
Page 50 - ... personal correspondence. All packages of matter of the third class must be so wrapped, with open sides or ends, that their contents may be readily examined by postmasters.
Page 50 - Upon matter of the third class, or upon the wrapper inclosing the same, may be written the name and address of the sender, preceded by the word " from;" simple marks may be made to call attention to any special word or sentence.
Page 50 - Embraces books, circulars, proof-sheets, corrected proof-sheets with manuscript copy accompanying the same, and postage shall be paid thereon at the rate of one cent for each two ounces or fractional part thereof. Fourth-Class Matter.
Page 50 - Embraces all newspapers and other periodical publications which are issued at stated intervals and as frequently as four times a year.
Page 50 - Such bag, box, or envelope must again be placed in a box or tube made of metal or some hard wood, with sliding, clasp, or screw ud.
Page 50 - This class also includes merchandise, and samples of merchandise, models, samples of ores, metals, minerals, seeds, etc., and any other matter not included in the first, second, or third classes, and which is not in its form or nature liable to destroy, deface, or otherwise damage the contents of the mail bag, or harm the person.
Page 50 - Seeds, or other articles not prohibited, which are liable from their form or nature to loss or damage unless specially protected, may be put up in sealed envelopes, provided such envelopes are made of material sufficiently transparent to show the contents clearly, without opening.
Page 50 - Mail-matter of the third class embraces books (printed and blank), transient newspapers and periodicals, circulars, and other matter wholly in print, proof-sheets and corrected proofsheets and manuscript copy accompanying the same, prices current...
Page 49 - Mailable matter shall be divided into four classes: "First, written matter; "Second, periodical publications; "Third, miscellaneous printed matter and other mailable matter not in the first, second, or fourth classes; "Fourth, merchandise and other mailable matter weighing not less than eight ounces and not in any other class.

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