Story of Our Post Office: The Greatest Government Department in All Its Phases

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A. M. Thayer & Company, 1892 - Postal service - 1034 pages
Postgeschichte ; Gesetzgebung ; Personal ; Postbetrieb ; Postbeförderung ; Bahnpost ; Internationale Beziehungen Post ; Briefmarken ; Philatelie ; Amerika ; USA.

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Page 1000 - The powers thus granted are not confined to the instrumentalities of commerce, or the postal service known or in use when the Constitution was adopted, but they keep pace with the progress of the country, and adapt themselves to the new developments of time and circumstances.
Page 634 - All matter otherwise mailable by law, upon the envelope or outside cover or wrapper of which, or any postal card upon which, any delineations, epithets, terms, or language of an indecent, lewd, lascivious, obscene, libelous, scurrilous, defamatory, or threatening character, or calculated by the terms or manner or style of display and obviously intended to reflect injuriously upon the character or conduct of another...
Page 412 - It must be originated and published for the dissemination of information of a public character, or devoted to literature, the sciences, arts, or some special industry...
Page 534 - ... of any kind offering prizes dependent in whole or in part upon lot or chance, or containing any list of...
Page 584 - Whoever, having devised or intending to devise any scheme or artifice to defraud, or for obtaining money or property by means of false or fraudulent pretenses, representations, or promises, or to sell, dispose of, loan, exchange, alter, give away, distribute, supply, or furnish or procure for unlawful use any counterfeit or spurious coin...
Page 660 - I've labored long and hard for bread For honor and for riches, But on my corns too long you've tred You fine-haired sons of bitches. Let come what will, I'll try it on, My condition can't be worse, And if there's money in that box, 'Tis munny in my purse. —Black Bart, the Po8.
Page 534 - ... for the purchase of any ticket, tickets, or part thereof, or of any share or any chance in any such lottery or gift enterprise, shall be carried in the mail or delivered at or through any...
Page 584 - ... or by dealing or pretending to deal in what is commonly called "green articles," "green coin," "green goods," "bills," "paper goods,
Page 637 - shall be held to mean all bonds, certificates of indebtedness, national bank currency, coupons, United States notes, Treasury notes, gold certificates, silver certificates, fractional notes, certificates of deposit, bills, checks, or drafts for money, drawn by or upon authorized officers of the United States...
Page 146 - An Act to provide for ocean mail service between the United States and foreign ports, and to promote commerce,' so long as such vessels shall in all respects comply with the provisions and requirements of said Act.

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