Texas Almanac, 1859 Page: 96
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V0 TEXAS ALMANAC.
LIST OF FOREIGN CONSULS IN TEXAS.
H. A. H. Runge,
H. D. St. Cyr,
Arthur T. Lynn,
J. W. Jockush,
D. H. Klaener,
F. X. Erdozain,
H. D. St. Cyr,
F. H. Steil,
J. W. Jockush,
J. C. Kuhn,
F. A. Stokes.
EATES OF POSTAGE WITHIN THE UNITED STATES.
For every single letter in manuscript, or paper of any kind in which
information shall be asked for, or communicated in writing, or by marks
or signs, sent in the mail not exceeding 3000 miles, 3 cents.
Sent over 3000 miles, .... .. . . 10 "
Upon all letters passing through or in the mail, except such as are
to or from a foreign country, the postage must be prepaid, except upon
letters and packages addressed to officers of the government on official
business, and so marked on the envelope. This is not, however, to in-
terfere with the franking privilege.
For a double letter there shall be charged double the above rates; for
a treble letter, treble the above rates, etc. Every letter or parcel not
exceeding half'an ounce (avoirdupois) in weight is a single letter, and
every additional weight of half an ounce or of less than half an ounce is
charged with an additional single postage. When advertised, one cent
additional is charged on each letter. For a letter delivered by a carrier,
there is an additional charge of not exceeding one or two cents.
For drop letters, prepayment optional, (iot to: be mailed,) each . 1 cent.
For all letters or packages (ship ketlers) conveyed by any vessel not
employed in conveying the mail, . . . . . .. 2
To this charge of 2 cents is added 4 cents, when the letters are not
transmitted through the mail, but are delivered at the post-office where
deposited; and the ordinary rates of United States postage are added
when the letter is transmitted through the mails.
Each newspaper, periodical, unsealed circular, or other article of
printed matter, not exceeding three ounces in weight, to any part of the
United States, . ...... 1 cent.
For every additional ounce or fraction of an ounce, . . . "
If the postage on any newspaper or periodical is paid quarterly or yearly in ad.
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Texas Almanac, 1859, book, 1859~; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth123765/m1/97/: accessed October 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.