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Actually, yes. Shortly after parcel post was introduced in the early 1900s, several parents sent their small children though the mail. This was done with the help of sympathetic postal workers, most commonly over short distances in rural areas. And it was cost effective—in 1913, it cost just 15 cents to mail an 8-month-old baby to his grandmother.

Before you get any big ideas, though, know that the fun came to an end in 1920 when the postmaster general officially outlawed sending people through the mail. How lame.

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Jonathon Witting

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โˆ™ 2020-03-20 15:35:23
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Anonymous

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โˆ™ 2020-06-14 13:59:23
oh
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Anonymous

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โˆ™ 2020-06-15 03:08:19
Hmm.. I support NOT sending people through the mail!
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Zi Xin Chen

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โˆ™ 2020-07-08 17:05:10
Crazy!!!!!!!!!!!!
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JuniorHigh324

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โˆ™ 2020-08-19 20:44:35
That's kinda....weird
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Anonymous

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โˆ™ 2020-09-26 23:09:58
oo
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Anonymous

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โˆ™ 2020-10-01 15:40:13
oooooooooookkk?????what????
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Anonymous

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โˆ™ 2020-10-01 18:40:13
that's CRAZY!!!!! WHY WOULD PEOPLE DO THAT
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Anonymous

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โˆ™ 2020-10-02 17:55:44
bruh
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Anonymous

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โˆ™ 2020-10-03 18:41:58
intersting
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Anonymous

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โˆ™ 2020-10-05 19:21:03
why would parents be sooooooo dumb in doing that, like bra
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Anonymous

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โˆ™ 2020-10-05 19:21:59
why would parents be sooooooooooo dumb in doing that, like bra?
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Anonymous

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โˆ™ 2020-10-15 19:10:20
Yeah. Imagine a person getting delivered in a giant box in your front porch....Police shows up "You are arrested because of human trafficking".
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Summer Williams

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โˆ™ 2020-11-06 13:26:02
What!? Really!?
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Summer Williams

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โˆ™ 2020-11-06 13:26:22
Ah you know what I don't actually far tho
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Anonymous

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โˆ™ 2020-11-09 20:25:03
Who here likes seexxxx
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Braliyah Bradford

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โˆ™ 2020-12-10 00:15:25
Don't forget about the slave Henry Box Brown!
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Madelynn

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โˆ™ 2021-01-09 17:32:04
w t f who would do that?????????????
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Madelynn

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โˆ™ 2021-01-09 17:32:18
0_0
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Iara Hernandez

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โˆ™ 2021-02-28 20:11:40
I'm dying of laughter :D
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Khushi Bharti

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โˆ™ 2021-03-21 18:45:22
who will give up there child
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Iara Hernandez

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โˆ™ 2021-03-25 12:30:03
habahyawa?
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Elayna

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โˆ™ 2021-03-29 15:07:19
ohhhh
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Mr's Jr cdc gov Muhd...

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โˆ™ 2021-04-22 21:19:26
Yes how are you doing
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Mr's Jr cdc gov Muhd...

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โˆ™ 2021-04-22 21:30:49
Yes
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Mr's Jr cdc gov Muhd...

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โˆ™ 2021-04-22 21:31:17
You have a whatsapp no
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mijanurshaikh

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โˆ™ 2021-05-02 04:12:01
na
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Nikolaos Tziolas

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โˆ™ 2021-05-24 06:23:01
ฮฉ!
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Matuzelatogo

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โˆ™ 2021-06-03 00:32:46
Hilarious but true Story.
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more ู…ุญู…ุฏ

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โˆ™ 2021-06-09 00:46:39
ุฌู…ูŠู„
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ddln

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โˆ™ 2021-06-17 14:01:51
Yes
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SKOP DINOS

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โˆ™ 2021-06-18 05:42:16
yes
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Ralph miraflor

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โˆ™ 2021-07-05 15:40:39
Check this Video How human mailed..Clickhere:
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Banananananana

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โˆ™ 2021-07-28 04:14:38
das sus man
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kfjeldal

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โˆ™ 2021-09-16 12:03:40
View the topic Slavery for more information!
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9945109

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โˆ™ 2021-09-17 02:21:09
cool
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9945109

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โˆ™ 2021-09-17 02:21:34
cool that you know this
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Dallas garner

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โˆ™ 2021-09-22 21:03:09
oh
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Dallas garner

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โˆ™ 2021-09-22 21:03:29
Before you get any big ideas, though, know that the fun came to an end in 1920 when the postmaster general officially outlawed sending people through the mail. How lame
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4ariam

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โˆ™ 2021-09-23 17:27:56
yes bc henry brown
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cbbible

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โˆ™ 2021-09-29 18:12:53
could u ship ur self to hell or heaven while ur alive
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Errin Harper-Hill

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โˆ™ 2021-10-07 20:40:55
oh
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Natan Abraham

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โˆ™ 2021-10-09 18:50:09
lol
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Jack Kelly

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โˆ™ 2021-10-13 15:37:49
How you plan to ship yourself to heaven or hell? and why was it so cheap to send people though mail!?!
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Lisa Ross

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โˆ™ 2021-10-15 08:14:37
Ooooh
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Raevyn White

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โˆ™ 2021-10-25 13:22:59
What if the child was turned upside down or crushed by another box did no one think of this
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jennayyy

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โˆ™ 2021-10-25 16:38:41
๐Ÿ˜ญ the comments from anonymous and anotha askin someone if dey got whatsapp
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Smart Alec

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โˆ™ 2021-10-26 02:44:44
BRUH. Why would you want to be mailed in a box? CREEPY!
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Smart Alec

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โˆ™ 2021-10-26 02:46:38
OKAY. NOW THATS CREPY
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Smart Alec

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โˆ™ 2021-10-26 02:46:52
IMAGINE BEING MAILED IN A BOX.....
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Smart Alec

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โˆ™ 2021-10-26 02:47:01
sorry caps lock was on
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Lacy Johnson

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โˆ™ 2021-10-26 04:37:43
iยดm skeptical
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clark7920

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โˆ™ 2021-11-03 00:57:28
I WANT TO BE MAILED OUT OF THE USA!!!
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Renee sieling

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โˆ™ 2021-11-03 23:37:12
That's a little weird,like a 8-month old baby,seriously
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Savannah Hill

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โˆ™ 2021-11-09 17:35:53
That's weird to send their children away
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ilisa ilisa

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โˆ™ 2021-11-30 19:11:46
H
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Loshini Talari

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โˆ™ 2021-12-08 17:49:48
Oh God.....
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Loshini Talari

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โˆ™ 2021-12-08 17:50:03
But, it is a good idea
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MADYSON VICKNAIR

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โˆ™ 2021-12-09 14:03:29
W...T...F
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Christine Souza

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โˆ™ 2021-12-09 19:48:27
i didn't know that
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Aaradhya Jain

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โˆ™ 2021-12-14 05:58:10
omgomgomgomgomgomg
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Larondeb

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โˆ™ 2021-12-16 21:48:20
unbelievable.
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Hockeychloe50

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โˆ™ 2021-12-20 15:26:00
Uhm oof
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Dallas garner

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โˆ™ 2022-01-11 23:08:25
wut
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Jared Angeles4

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โˆ™ 2022-01-14 03:57:51
cool
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DJGray103

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โˆ™ 2022-01-28 16:28:42
yeah no
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Isaure MAUSSET

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โˆ™ 2022-02-05 14:05:00
Awww... Boring, how fun it could be... sad... Thanks for this!
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FUNG HO CHUN 4D08

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โˆ™ 2022-02-22 02:45:40
So harsh to the kid
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Eshaan Grewal

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โˆ™ 2022-02-23 18:57:01
h
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Eshaan Grewal

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โˆ™ 2022-02-23 18:57:03
h
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LLL

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โˆ™ 2022-02-24 11:04:15
Yes
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Samuel Ajayi

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โˆ™ 2022-03-12 22:34:43
In the early days of U.S. parcel service, there weren't clear guidelines about what you could and couldn't mail. In January 1913, one Ohio couple took advantage of the U.S. Postal Service's new parcel service to make a very delivery: their infant son
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Coda McNeely _ Stude...

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โˆ™ 2020-10-02 18:39:59

Yes! During harsh times of slavery, a man named Henry Brown in Virginia lost his family to a plantation in North Carolina in 1848. He was devastated, and refused to let the same thing happen to himself. So, he built a box and "Mailed himself to freedom." He was shipped to his friends in Pennsylvania and lived free the rest of his life.

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David Jackson

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โˆ™ 2020-11-18 19:26:44
"...Yes! During harsh times of slavery..."
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David Jackson

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โˆ™ 2020-11-18 19:30:50
Are you saying that there were "Goodย times of slavery"? My My Great-Grandparents must have just forgotten them "Good Ole Days:.
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Anonymous

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โˆ™ 2020-11-24 17:19:03
Can i ask you something?ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย WHO ACTUALLY ASKED?!
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rambling-expert ramb...

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โˆ™ 2021-02-21 21:45:55
dont care
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Vazenroy !

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โˆ™ 2021-03-07 22:46:55
@David Jackson Can u maybe not try to make them sound racist? They clearly meant that times of slavery were harsh, not that some parts of slavery were and others weren't. Check yourself before you make comments like that
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Mr's Jr cdc gov Muhd...

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โˆ™ 2021-04-22 21:31:50
Ok come
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Ribbons & Bows

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โˆ™ 2021-06-18 11:45:14
I knew that, at one time, it was possible to send, usually children, through the mail (the weight limit being 50lbs). However, for a more complete & interesting list, Wikipedia has a page on the subject.
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Breanna

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โˆ™ 2021-10-16 16:35:58
thats true i love history
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Isaure MAUSSET

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โˆ™ 2022-02-05 14:10:39
That is sad and happy...

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Mazikeen

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โˆ™ 2020-04-08 19:46:01

Wasn't there a slave that mailed himself? Not sure though

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Anonymous

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โˆ™ 2020-09-28 18:53:20
nic
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Kendra Allen

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โˆ™ 2020-10-20 00:02:11
No
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Anonymous

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โˆ™ 2020-11-09 17:10:14
Yes his middle name was BOX
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Lexie2012

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โˆ™ 2020-11-18 18:06:24
haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa his name was boy box box
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Historynerd17

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โˆ™ 2021-05-08 01:29:52
Yeah there was Henry โ€œbox โ€œ brown
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astead

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โˆ™ 2021-06-15 16:11:24
Yes many slave mailed themselves to freedom
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Breanna

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โˆ™ 2021-10-16 16:36:16
there was
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Abdul Abdul Basit

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โˆ™ 2021-12-31 16:45:52
Yes I think so

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Logan smith

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โˆ™ 2020-11-17 10:34:15

Henry Brown (age 42), an African-American slave from Virginia, successfully escaped in a shipping box sent north to the free state of Pennsylvania in 1849. He was known thereafter as Henry "Box" Brown. It is illegal to ship a person, so don't even try! That includes shipping yourself, too. Neither the US Postal Service, FedEx, nor UPS allow for “human mail,” and neither do any smaller regional carriers. Charles McKinley (age 25) shipped himself from New York City to Dallas, Texas in a box in 2003.

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Its3lisa Gara

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โˆ™ 2021-02-24 09:24:56
THE GIRL JUST SAID THAT STOP STEALING HER STORY
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Mr's Jr cdc gov Muhd...

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โˆ™ 2021-04-22 21:17:38
Yeah
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Mr's Jr cdc gov Muhd...

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โˆ™ 2021-04-22 21:33:16
Ok come live chat whatsapp me +601111141374
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Historynerd17

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โˆ™ 2021-05-08 01:28:20
We did the same thing history nerds think
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Eli Edwards

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โˆ™ 2022-02-11 18:02:36
yay you used not true news

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Ccs293 Student

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โˆ™ 2020-09-30 16:44:54

Human mail is the transportation of a person through the postal system, usually as a stowaway. While rare, there have been some reported cases of people attempting to travel through the mail. And my real name is Queen devil

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Its3lisa Gara

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โˆ™ 2021-02-24 09:26:20
no its not and to `make you writing make seance to the stupid put youre self in and box and mail yourself
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jennayyy

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โˆ™ 2021-10-25 16:41:44
lmaoao chileee. how u gon correct someone on their writing when u cant even spell since right ๐Ÿ˜ญ i said wht i said .
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Eli Edwards

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โˆ™ 2022-02-11 18:04:07
We hate you

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Ms. Shivers

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โˆ™ 2020-03-25 19:35:16

Yes. Here is some background information I found on the web

One of the earliest tales of beating the mail system occurred in 1849 with the escape of Virginia slave Henry “Box” Brown. One night, Brown had a dream to “mail [himself] to a place where there are no slaves.” With $86 in hand, Brown enlisted the help of a local storekeeper to box him up with water and biscuits and send him north to freedom. James Miller McKim, a Philadelphia abolitionist, agreed to receive the box. The trip began on March 23. While the journey only lasted 27 hours, Brown’s box was passed from wagon to railroad to steamboat and back again. The box often ended up upside down, but Brown remained quiet enough to avoid discovery. On March 24, Brown arrived in Philadelphia and was released as a free man.

That wasn’t the only case of shipping people by mail. In 1914, 5-year-old May Pierstorff was sent from Grangeville, Idaho to visit her grandmother in Lewiston, Idaho. When it came time to buy tickets, Pierstorff’s parents discovered that sending their daughter through parcel post was cheaper than buying fare. Pierstorff, who weighed less than the 50-pound weight limit, was sent through the mail at the chicken rate. Before Pierstorff boarded the train, her parents clipped 53 cents to her coat and sent her on her way. Upon arrival in Lewiston, the postmaster personally delivered the young girl to her grandmother’s house. Six years later, the practice of shipping humans through parcel post became illegal.

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David Jackson

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โˆ™ 2020-04-10 20:14:01

I understand that a certain current president has a tendency to "male it in". But that's just a rumor.

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Lexie2012

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โˆ™ 2020-11-18 18:08:17
let me ask my mom she works for the post offece
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Its3lisa Gara

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โˆ™ 2021-02-24 09:24:05
wot
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cbbible

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โˆ™ 2021-09-29 17:55:20
wait can u get shipped to hell or heaven when ur living???
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Eli Edwards

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โˆ™ 2022-02-11 18:05:32
No
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Eli Edwards

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โˆ™ 2022-02-11 18:05:54
Cbbible

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Nadia Okkers

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โˆ™ 2020-06-15 07:37:39

yes

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Ccs293 Student

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โˆ™ 2020-09-30 16:45:52
Bich
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Anonymous

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โˆ™ 2020-10-01 12:41:45
Oh my gods if your gonna cyber bully at least spell it right! For miss nadias sake im going to have to kindly ask you to take your awful grammar and get it off this site.ย 
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I love school

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โˆ™ 2020-11-10 14:32:21
If your gonna cyber dont even try,How old are you 9 If your older than nine then learn some repect for other people why would someone want you to online bully them would you like it if someone did that to you learn how to treat other people.
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I love school

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โˆ™ 2020-11-10 14:34:06
yes there was
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jennayyy

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โˆ™ 2021-10-25 16:43:38
not the cyberbullying ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ– .
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Eli Edwards

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โˆ™ 2022-02-11 18:07:37
ccs293student dont say that

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Trussti Das

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โˆ™ 2021-06-17 04:55:33

Actually, yes. Shortly after parcel post was introduced in the early 1900s, several parents sent their small children though the mail. This was done with the help of sympathetic postal workers, most commonly over short distances in rural areas. And it was cost effectiveโ€”in 1913, it cost just 15 cents to mail an 8-month-old baby to his grandmother.Before you get any big ideas, though, know that the fun came to an end in 1920 when the postmaster general officially outlawed sending people through the mail. How lame.

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Hazel Hammes

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โˆ™ 2021-06-18 07:05:38
u sure?
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Isaure MAUSSET

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โˆ™ 2022-02-05 14:07:52
Oh my.
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Eli Edwards

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โˆ™ 2022-02-11 18:08:32
why are we talkig about people in the mail

ู†ุนู…! ุฎู„ุงู„ ุฃูˆู‚ุงุช ุงู„ุนุจูˆุฏูŠุฉ ุงู„ู‚ุงุณูŠุฉ ุŒ ูู‚ุฏ ุฑุฌู„ ูŠุฏุนู‰ ู‡ู†ุฑูŠ ุจุฑุงูˆู† ููŠ ูุฑุฌูŠู†ูŠุง ุนุงุฆู„ุชู‡ ููŠ ู…ุฒุฑุนุฉ ููŠ ู†ูˆุฑุซ ูƒุงุฑูˆู„ูŠู†ุง ููŠ ุนุงู… 1848. ูˆู‚ุฏ ุฃุตูŠุจ ุจุงู„ุฏู…ุงุฑ ุŒ ูˆุฑูุถ ุงู„ุณู…ุงุญ ุจุญุฏูˆุซ ู†ูุณ ุงู„ุดูŠุก ู„ู†ูุณู‡. ู„ุฐู„ูƒ ุŒ ุจู†ู‰ ุตู†ุฏูˆู‚ู‹ุง ูˆ "ุฃุฑุณู„ ู†ูุณู‡ ุฅู„ู‰ ุงู„ุญุฑูŠุฉ". ุชู… ู†ู‚ู„ู‡ ุฅู„ู‰ ุฃุตุฏู‚ุงุฆู‡ ููŠ ูˆู„ุงูŠุฉ ุจู†ุณู„ูุงู†ูŠุง ูˆุนุงุด ุญุฑุงู‹ ุจู‚ูŠุฉ ุญูŠุงุชู‡.

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Russel Paucek

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โˆ™ 2021-06-03 18:05:54
love it!
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Eli Edwards

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โˆ™ 2022-02-11 18:09:13
what the
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