United States Official Postal Guide

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1825
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This guide is an excellent genealogical resource for finding and confirming the names and locations of towns in states of the United States in 1825. The named postmasters, especially in the southeastern states, were often among a location's earliest settlers.

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Page 130 - . . . 25 " Double Letters, or those composed of two pieces of paper, are charged with double those rates. Triple Letters, or those composed of three pieces of paper, are charged with triple those rates. Quadruple Letters, or those composed of four pieces of paper, are charged with quadruple those rates.
Page 130 - ... three pieces of paper, triple those rates ; and for every packet composed of four or more pieces of paper, or one or more other articles, and weighing one ounce avoirdupois, quadruple those 'rates: and in that proportion for all greater weights : Provided, That no packet of letters conveyed by the water mails shall be charged with more than quadruple postage, unless the same shall contain more than four distinct letters.
Page 130 - Over 400 do 25 A letter composed of two pieces of paper, is charged with double those rates ; of three pieces, with triple; and of four pieces, with quadruple. One or more pieces of paper, mailed as a letter, and weighing...
Page 130 - Over 100 miles, -• - - 6 do. do. Letters to Canada, can be forwarded through the agents of the United States at Kingston, Upper Canada, and Montreal, Lower Canada, whether the postages are paid or unpaid.

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