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Cover Type: USA domestic stampless
Entered by: dwsnow
Added on:May 12, 13
Edited on:May 12, 13
Postmark: Jul 31, 1845 (Post Office Regulations)
Origin: Washington, District of Columbia, UNITED STATES
Destination: Richfield Springs, New York, UNITED STATES
Description: "Post Office Department / Official Business" two-line handstamp and signature of N.M. Miller, Third Assistant Postmaster General.
On printed notice of the Inspection Office of the Post Office Department, Madisonian Office, outlining regulations for Contractors to report reasons for failure to arrive at any Post Office within the time specified in their contract or schedule, or else they will be fined.
Excerpt: "If bad roads are alleged, a specific report must be made of of what portion of the road was so bad as to obstruct the mails, and what was its peculiar condition; if high waters, it must be shown what water-courses were impassible; and so of all other excuses."

Signed by N.M. Miller, Third Assistant Postmaster General (appointed 1845).
Owner's ID: 169
Certificate? No
For Sale? No
Stampless? Yes