drop-title | PRIVATE MAILS, &c. LETTER FROM THE POSTMASTER GENERAL, in answer to a resolution, asking what steps have been taken to prevent and punish infractions of the United States laws, prohibiting the establishment of private mails, &c. (28th Congress, 1st Session; House of Reps. Doc. No. 213). United States Post Office. C. A. Wickliffe.

drop-title | PRIVATE MAILS, &c. LETTER FROM THE POSTMASTER GENERAL, in answer to a resolution, asking what steps have been taken to prevent and punish infractions of the United States laws, prohibiting the establishment of private mails, &c. (28th Congress, 1st Session; House of Reps. Doc. No. 213)

[Washington]: Blair & Rives, printers, [1844]. Disbound. Fair binding. Item #5991

Octavo. 3, [1 (blank)] pp. Removed from a binding, both leaves are detached; light toning; contemporary ink notation at the top of the first page. An interesting letter related to the prohibition of competition in letter and parcel delivery. With the growing network of rail and steam lines, it seems this was an increasing problem, "the great injury of the revenue, and in many instances, to the discredit of the department" (p. 1).

Price: $35.00