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History of the Postage Stamps of the United States of America

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Published: 1887
Language: English
Wordcount: 60,567 / 198 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 65.1
LoC Category: HE
Downloads: 530
Added to site: 2011.09.20
mnybks.net#: 30781
Genre: History
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uthenticated. These would appear to be very similar in character to the adhesives issued by the postmasters of some offices about the same time, and to many similar stamps used in the early days of the Southern Confederacy.


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UNITED STATES CITY DISPATCH POST.

Hardly had the discussion of Postal reform begun in England than the subject was taken up in the United States. The daily press was full of it. Pamphlets were distributed broadcast. In nearly every city, private companies undertook to distribute mail matter at less than the government rates. Some even carried letters from city to city. In Congress, members related the expedients resorted to for sending letters at a reduced rate. In New York, a certain A. M. Greig had established a local delivery and employed an adhesive stamp, charging but two cents when the government exacted three. Such competition greatly harassed the department. The act of 1836 had authorized the Postmaster General to establish a carrier system in such citi

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