History of the Postage Stamps of the United States of America

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C.H. Mekeel, 1886 - Postage-stamps - 320 pages
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Page 245 - That for the purpose of carrying this act into effect, it shall be the duty of each of the executive departments of the United States to provide for itself and its subordinate offices the necessary envelopes ; and in addition to the indorsement designating the department in which they are to be used, the penalty for the unlawful use of these envelopes shall be stated thereon.
Page 25 - ... rates ; and every letter or parcel not exceeding half an ounce in weight shall be deemed a single letter, and every additional weight of half an ounce, or additional weight of less than half an ounce, shall be charged with an additional single postage. And all drop letters, or letters placed in any post office, not for transmission, but for delivery only...
Page 227 - Representatives, the Secretary of the Senate or Clerk of the House of Representatives, during their actual attendance in any session of Confress, and twenty days after such session.
Page 90 - June, eighteen hundred and fifty-one, in lieu of the rates of postage now established by law, there shall be charged the following rates, to wit : For every single letter in manuscript, or paper of any kind...
Page 245 - That it shall be lawful to transmit through the mail, free of postage, any letters, packages, or other matters relating exclusively to the business of the Government of the United States : Provided, That every such letter or package to entitle it to pass free shall bear over the words
Page 246 - An act establishing post-routes, and for other purposes," approved March 3, 1877,- for the transmission of official mail matter, be, and they are hereby, extended to all officers of the United States Government, and made applicable to all official mail matter transmitted between any of the officers of the United States, or between any such officer and either of the executive departments or officers of the government, the envelopes of such matter in all cases to bear appropriate indorsements containing...
Page 245 - Senator, Representative, Delegate, Secretary of the Senate, and Clerk of the House shall be written thereon, with the proper designation of the office he holds; and the provisions of this section shall apply to each of the...
Page 199 - An Act making appropriations for the service of the Post Office Department for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1918, and for other purposes...
Page 229 - ... for each of the executive departments; and said stamps and stamped envelopes shall be supplied by the proper officer of said departments to all persons under its direction requiring the same for official use; and all appropriations for postage...
Page 82 - General to provide and furnish to all deputy postmasters, and to all other persons applying and paying therefor, suitable postage stamps of the denomination of three cents, and of such other denominations as he may think expedient to facilitate the prepayment of...

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