Texas Almanac, 1859 Page: 99
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RATES 0F POTAE u
If distance from mailing office does not exceed 2500 miles,, , 34 cents.
t " does exceed 2500 miles, 44
To St. Thomas and the.other Danish Islands, by U. S packet to Kings-
ton, the single rate is 18 cents under 2500 miles, and 28 cents over
2500 miles, prepayment required.
On newspapers sent, the postage (U. S. and British) is 6 cents, to be
prepaid. On newspapers received, the rate to be collected is 2 cents,
the:British postage being prepaid.
The single postage to any part of the Argentine Republic from any
point in the United States is, (to be prepaid,) . . . . 45 cents.
The postage on letters to the following places, that is, to Guayaquil
and Quito, in Ecuador; to Cobiga and La Paez, in Bolivia; to Copiapo,
Russco; Coquimbo, Valparaiso, and St..Jago, in Chili, is, (to be prepaid,)
On letters sent, being U. S. and foreign postage, . 34 cents.
On letters received, U. S. postage only, . . 10 "
Newspapers sent, 6 cents each; received, 4 cents each, to be collected
in the United States.
The postage on letters to Lima, Callao, Arica, Payta, and other places
in Peru is,
On letters sent, (to be prepaid,) .. 22 cents.
On those received, . . 10 "
On newspapers sent, 6 cents each; received, 4 cents each,
On letters sent to Bogota and Buenaventura, in New-Granada, the
postage is 18 cents, to be prepaid. On letters received from these
places, 10 cents. Newspapers sent, 8 cents each; received, 4 cents each,
To the Sandwich Islands, 10 cents, being the United. States postage
to San Francisco.
Postage to and from Canada, New-Brunswick, Noa-Sotiar, Newfoundland, Cape
Breton, and Prince Edward's Island, from and to any Point in the United States.
On letters sent not over 3000 miles by post routes, . . . 10 cents,
Sent over 3000 miles, 15
Prepayment is optional in either country; but all is to be prepaid or none. A
mail is made up for the British Provinces, via Halifax, from New-York and Boston.
by the' English steamers. The postage on a single letter thus sent, is 5 cents, o
be prepaid. The postage on newspapers and periodicals to these places is at the
regular United States rates, to and from the line, to be paid in the United States.
Editors may exchange free of expense.
AMERICAN sEAMEN.-Official returns of American seamen registered in the
several ports of entry of the United States during the year ending 30th September,
States. Native. Nat. States Native, Nat.
Maine,................... 1302 34 Virginia,.............. . 466
New-Hampshire, ......... 44 1 North-Carolina,............ 29 1
Massachusetts, .......... 4174 70 Georgia,................ 103 3
Rhode Island,........... 207 1 Florida,................. 6
New-York,............. 645 4 Louisiana,. ....... .. 237 19
Pennsylvania, ............ 607 38
Maryland, .............., 69 4 Total,.. .............. 7889 -220
In 1849 there were 9843 native, and 241 naturalized seamen. The largest
number registered in one year was in 1852, namely, 9863 native, and 286 niat-
MAmNm HOSPr AL, for the year ending June 30, 1857.-Seamen admitted,
9722; discharged, 10,006; expenditures, $343,934; hospital money collected,
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