The United States Post-office Guide

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D. Appleton, 1851 - Postal service - 352 pages
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Page 20 - ... trial, in possession of vouchers not before in his power to procure, and that he was prevented from exhibiting a claim for such credit at the Treasury by absence from the United States or by some unavoidable accident.
Page 58 - For every single letter in manuscript or paper of any kind by or upon which information shall be asked for or communicated in writing or by marks or signs, conveyed in the mail, for any distance under...
Page 20 - Copies of the quarterly returns of postmasters and of any papers pertaining to the accounts in the office of the...
Page 59 - ... punishable by a fine not exceeding $5,000 or by imprisonment not exceeding five years, or by both such fine and imprisonment.
Page 59 - June, eighteen hundred and fifty-one, and whose labors may be increased, the postmaster-general shall be authorized, in his discretion, to allow such additional commissions as he may deem just and proper : Provided, That...
Page 22 - ... higher amount, according to the nature or frequency of the failure, and the importance of the mail...
Page 48 - 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.

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