Texas Almanac, 1859 Page: 98
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98 TEXAS :ALMANAC.
3. The Governors of States may send free the laws, records, and documents of
the Legislature to the Governors of other States.
4. The Secretaries of the Departments and Assistant Sedretaries; the Attorney.
General, Postmaster-General, and Assistant Postmasters-General; Comptrollers,
Auditors, Register, and Solicitor of the Treasury; Treasurer;. Commissionersiof the
different Offices and Bureaus; Chiefs of Bureaus in the War and Navy:Departments,
General-in-Chieg and Adjutant-General; and the Superintendent of the Coast Survey
and his Assistant may send and receive free all letters and packages upon official
business, but not their private letters or papers.
5. The Chief Clerks in the Departments may send free public official letters and
6. Deputy postmasters may send free all such lettersand packages as relate ex<
elusively to the business of their respective offices; and those whose compensation
did not exceed $200 for .the year ending the 30th-of Junei.1846, may also=send
free, through the mails, letters written by themselves, and receive freeall written
communications on their own private business, not weighing over one half-ounce,
but not transient newspapers, handbills, or circulars,
7. Exchange newspapers, magazines, etc., between editors, pass free.
8. All publications entered for copyright, and which, under the Act of August 10,
1846, are to be deposited in the library.of Congress and- in the Smithsonian Insti-
For other'free matter, see Rates of IVsFage,
Public Documents are those printed by the orderof either House of Congress, and
publications or books procured or purchased by Congress, or either House, for the
use of the members,
RATES OF FOREIGN LETTER AND NEWSPAPER POSTAGE BETWEEN
ANY POINTS IN -THE UNITED STATES AND- FOREIGN COUNTRIES.
Great Britain and Ireland.
Between the United States and- Great Britain and Ireland, -letters are rated by
weight, as in the United States. Between any office in the United. States (Califor-
nia, Oregon, and Washington Territory excepted) and any office in Great Britin
and Ireland, by either the United States; or British line, the -entire postage is 24
cents the single letter, prepayment optional Five cents are to be added, when- to
or from California, Oregon, or Washington Territory.. Newspapers 2 cents each, td
be prepaid. ;Payment of any thing. less than the. entire postage goes for nothing,
and such matter will be treated as wholly unpaid,: Where the postage-mark is in red
ink, the letter is paid; when in black ink, it is unpaid.
Postage to Jfexico, South-America, and the West-Indies, from, any Point in the
. . DUnited States.
On letters to Chagres, Havana, (Cuba,) Mexico, Panama, and other
places where the rates are not fixed by postal treaty, and to the British-
West-Indies, namely, Antigua, Barbadoes, Bahamas, Berbice, Curagoa,
Demerara, Dominica, Essequibo, Grenada' Jaih aica, Montserrat, Nevis,
St- Kitts; St. Lucia,:St. --:Vicent,Tobago;.Tortola, and-Trinidad,
If.distance from mailing office does not exceed 2600.miles, . 10 centE.
If distance from mailing office does exceed 2500miles,- ; . 20 ."
-Newspapers 2 cents each. The- postage on letters and -newspapers
must be prepaid,-being United States postage only- .-
,On. letters to the West-fadia Islands(not British) exceptr:Cuba, to
Carthagena, Honduras, St,. Juan, (Nicaragua,) Turks Island, and St.
Thomas, or to places in the Gulf of Mexico, or on the Atlantic coast of
South-America, not in British possession, namely, Venezuela, Brazil,
and Uruguay,: to be repaid; being .British ad United Stite postage,-
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