Edwards' annual directory to the inhabitants, institutions, incorporated companies, business, business firms, manufacturing establishments, etc., in the city of Saint Louis
Delivery by Carriers.
In the business portion of the city, letters and newspa
pers are delivered from five to seven times a day, or at
7.30 a.m., and immediately after the arrival of each
mail during the day. In the outer portions of the city,
two daily deliveres are made.
All those who are supplied by carriers will call for their
letters at the office on Sunday.
Letters are equally as safe in the hands of carriers as if
delivered froma Post Office, and are more certain to
be handed to the rightful owners, who are thus saved
the time and trouble of calling or sending for their cor-
respondence, which is frequently done when where are
no letters for the applications.
Free delivery of letters by carriers at the residences of
owners, may be secured by observing the following
rules.
1. Direct letters plainly to the street and number, as
well as the Post Office and State.
2. Head letters with teh writers post Office and State,
street and number, sign them plainly with full name,
and request that answers be directed accordingly.
3. Letters to strangers and transient visitors in a town
or city, whose special address may be unknown, should
be marked on the lower left hand corner with the word
"Transient."
4. Place the postage stamp onthe upper right hand cor-
ner, and leave space between the upper and direction
for post-marking, without interfering with the writing.
n.north B.—A request for the return of a letter to the
writer, if unclaimed within 30 days or less, written
or printed, with the writer's name, post office and
State across the left hand side of the envelope, on the
face side, will be complied with free of charge.—Law
of 1866.