The American Almanac and Respository of Useful Knowledge for the Year 1830

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General Books, 2013 - 98 pages
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1831 edition. Excerpt: ... of the Public Debt of the United States, at several periods, from 1791 to 1830, reckoned on the 1st of January of the different years. Partly from Niles's Register. LEAD Produced at the United States Lead Mines, annually, from 1823 to the 30th of September, 1829. XVII. POST OFFICES AND POSTAGE. Post Offices in 1790, 75; Extent of Post Roads in miles 1,875. Do. do. 18oo, 903; Do. do. do. 20,817, Do. do. 1810, 2,300; Do. do. do. 38,408. Do. do. 1820, 4,500; Do. do. do. 72,492, Do. do. 1829, 8,004; Do. do. do. 115,000. Rates Of Postage. For Single Letters, composed of One Piece of Paper. Any distance, not exceeding 30 miles, 8 cents. Over 30, and not exceeding 80 " 10 " Over 80, and not exceeding 150 " 12J " Over 150. and not exceeding 400 " 18 " Over 400 miles... 25 " Double Letters, or those composed of two pieces of paper, are charged with double the above rates. Triple Letters, or those composed of three pieces of paper, are charged with triple the above rates. Quadruple Letters, or those composed of four pieces of paper, are charged with quadruple the above rates. All Letters, weighing one ounce avoirdupois, or more, are charged at the rate of single postage for each quarter of an ounce, or quadruple postage for each ounce, according to their weight; and no letter can be charged with more than quadruple postage, unless its weight exceeds one ounce avoirdupois. The postage on Ship Letters, if delivered at the office where the vessel arrives, is six cents; if conveyed by post, two cents in addition to the 01dinary postage. Newspaper Postage. For each Newspaper, not carried out of the state in which it is published, or if carried out of the state, but not carried over 100 miles, 1 cent. Over 100 miles, ...

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