The Post Master General has authorized Boxes
to be put up at the places named below, for the
reception of Letters and Circulars.
All Letters and Circulars deposited in these
Boxes will be carried to the Office Free.
Thes Boxes will be visited daily (excent Sun-
days) by Collectors, at 2 and 6 P. M. On Sun-
days and holidays at 6 P. M.
In the central portion of the city collections
will be made more frequently.
A limited supply of Stamps may be obtained at
any of these stations.
Letters containing valuable inclosures should be
taken to the Post Office and Registered.
The Boxes are located as follows:
Spruce, opposite Pacific Railroad Depot.
Olive and Pine.
ond and Franklin av.avenue
and Biddle, opposite Biddle Market.
and North Market.
The postage on letters, to be forwarded in the
mails to any part of the United States, is three cents per half ounce, pre-paid by stamps.
The postage on letters dropped in this Office
for delivery in the City, is two cents per half
ounce, pre-paid by stamps.
Transient newspapers, pamphlets, proof sheets,
book manuscripts, samples, sample cards, photo-
graph cards, cards, maps, blanks, blank paper,
engravings, envelopes, seeds, roots, scions, and
printed matter, (except circulars and books,) will
be rated at two cents for every four ounces, or
fraction thereof, prepaid by stamps.
Double the above rates will be charged for
Unsealed circulars, not exceeding three in num-
ber, shall pass at the single rate of two cents, and
in that proportion for a greater number, adding
one rate for three circulars, or less number there-
of, directed to one address.
Canada and the British Provinces, ten cents per
half ounce. New Founcland, ten cents per half
ounce, must be pre-paid by stamps.
Letters to any executive department, except of-
ficial communications, written and franked by an
officer responsible thereto, must be pre-paid.
The “United States Mail.” a monthly paper
published in New York, by J. Holbrook, Esq., con-
tains correct tables of postages to foreign coun-
tries, arrivals and departures of foreign mails and
the official decisions and other important matters
relating to the Post Office Department.