St. Louis directory :
12 Post Office Department.
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Rates Of Postage.

Notice—So letters will be sent from this office to places within the United States, unlets the postage is

Unpaid letters will be sent to places beyond the limits of the United States, in those cases in which such
letters can now be sent without pre-payment.

Unpaid letters deposited in this office for places within the United States will be sent to the Dead Letter
Office, at Washington.

Ii the postage on a letter is part paid, and it is apparent that the deficiency in the payment was unn-
tentional, the letter will be charged with the balance of the postage, and forwarded pursuant to its address;
otherwise, it will be sent to the Dead Letter Office.

Letters—The inland postage (which must be pre-paid), for 3000 miles or under, upon single letters, is
three cents; double letters twice, and treble, three times these rates.

Letters for California and Oregon, ten cents.

Every letter or parcel not exceeding half an ounce in weight, shall be deemed a single letter, and every
additional weight or half an ounce or less shall be charged with an additional single postage.

Drop letters, for delivery, only one cent.

Advertised letters are charged with one cent, in addition to the postage.

Newspapers—The postage per quarter on the regular numbers of a newspaper, mailed from the office
of publication to subscribers anywhere within the United States, is as follows :

On a daily paper, 30 cents; tri-weekly, 19 1/2 cents; semi-weekly, 13 cents; weekly, 6 1/3 cents; semi-
monthly, 3 cents; monthly, 1 1/2 cents. Payable quarterly in advance.

Transient Newspapers—One cent each to any part of the United States, if pre-paid.

Magazines— Transient Rates—One cent for first three ounces. Every additional ounce, or fractional
part of an ounce, one cent, pre-paid. To subscribers, one half the above rates, payable quarterly in advance.
Books— One cent an ounce for any distance under 3000 miles ; over three thousand miles, two cents an
ounce, pre-paid,

Circulars—One cent each to any part of the United States, pre-paid.

Table Of Domestic Postages.
Letter Postage To And From Any Part Of The United States, Except Cali-
Fornia, Oregon And Washington Territories.

For each one-half ounce, three cents; California, Oregon Territory and Washington Territory, ten cents.
Pre-payment by stamps required. Newspapers one cent each.

Newspapers, Etc.

Rates of postage to be charged upon newspapers, pamphlets, periodicals, books, unsealed circulars, and
every other description of printed matter, transient or otherwise:

Weights. No. 1. No. 2. No. 3. No. 4. No. 5.
Cts Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts.
Weighing 1 oz. or under 1 1 2 2
Over 1 oz. and not over 2 oz 1 2 4 2
Over 2 oz. and not over 3 oz 1 3 6 2
Weighing not over 1 1/2 oz 1 2
Weighing 3 oz. or under 1 2
Oyer 3 oz. and not over 4 oz 2 4 8 4
do 4 oz. do 5 oz 3 5 10 6
do 5 oz. do 6 oz 4 6 12 8
do 6 oz. do 7 oz 5 7 14 10
do 7 oz. do 8 oz 6 8 16 12
When weighing at least 8 oz 4
Over 8 oz. do 9 oz 7 4 1/2 9 18 14
do 9 oz. do 10 oz 8 5 10 20 16
do 10 oz. do 11 oz 9 5 1/2 11 22 18
do 11 oz. do 12 oz 10 6 12 24 20
do 12 oz. do 13 oz 11 6 1/2 13 26 22
do 13 oz. do 14 oz 12 7 14 28 24
do 14 oz. do 15 oz 13 7 1/2 15 30 26
do 15 oz. do 16 oz 14 8 16 32 28

No. 1 relates to newspapers, periodicals, unsealed circulars, or other articles of printed matter (except books) when sent
to any part of the United States.

No. 2 relates to small newspapers, published monthly or oftener, and pamphlets not containing more than sixteen octavo
pages, when sent in single packages, to one address, and pre-paid by postage stamps.

No. 3 relates to books, bound or unbound, not weighing over 4 pounds, fur any distance under 3000 miles, pre-paid.

No. 4 relates to books, bound or unbound, not weighing over four pounds, for any distance over 3000 miles, pre-paid.

No. 5 relates to transient newspapers, periodicals, etc., sent to any part of the United States, not paid.


1st. Transient matter, to be entitled to the benefits of the rates above mentioned, must be pre-paid at
the mailing office. If not pre-paid, it is subject to double the above rates.

2nd. Small newspapers, pamphlets, etc., when sent in packets of less than eight ounces, must be rated

3d. Books sent unpaid are subject to a postage of fifty per cent, in addition to their pre-paid rates.

4th. The weight of newspapers, periodicals or other printed matter, must be taken or determined when