Recent Developments of the United States Mail

Washington Star

"Now that every postman in the United States and all the rural free-delivery carriers are limited walking postoffices for the additional purpose of registering mail matter, I will give you a point or two of value about this, one of the most important offshoots of the people's branch of the government which are imperfectly understood, and in some communities not understood at all," said a postoffice official.

"In the first place, articles of value should not be sent through the mails unregistered. If an article is of any value at all it is worth the small fee the government demands for its safe transmission and its insurance up to the amount of ten dollars, which amount of indemnity it is proposed to increase to thirty dollars.

Great Men with Great Hearts
July 11, 1901

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