Report of the Postmaster General

Report of the Postmaster General : Post-Office Department, Richmond, December 7, 1863 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Report of the Postmaster General: Post-Office Department, Richmond, December 7, 1863 The chief causes of this improvement are the increased rates of postage, which went into operation with the beginning of thelast fiscal year; the abolition of the franking privilege; the reduction of the cost of the service by a careful revision of the post routes in each State, discontinuing such as were useless, reducing the frequency of trips on such as it was thought would be sufficiently supplied by a less number, and so improving the system of routes by adapting them to the new leading lines of communication and changed condition of the country, by its growth and settlement, as to give greater postal facili ties with less expense than could have been given without this revision. And to these causes may be added our inability, owing to the presence of the enemy's fleet, to perform the greater portion of the service in steamers on the Gulf of Mexico, and on the bays and rivers, which was carried on in times of peace, with the consequent reduction of expense. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical more

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  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 2mm | 68g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243167865
  • 9780243167869