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.
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.
Wasn't there a slave that mailed himself? Not sure though
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.
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
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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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.
نعم! خلال أوقات العبودية القاسية ، فقد رجل يدعى هنري براون في فرجينيا عائلته في مزرعة في نورث كارولينا في عام 1848. وقد أصيب بالدمار ، ورفض السماح بحدوث نفس الشيء لنفسه. لذلك ، بنى صندوقًا و "أرسل نفسه إلى الحرية". تم نقله إلى أصدقائه في ولاية بنسلفانيا وعاش حراً بقية حياته.
Yes, big brown envelopes can be mailed through the United States Postal Service.
According to the United States Postal Service, 3 days, or less.
Yes, you can buy fireworks from a marketer and have it shipped to you. However, it has to shipped via common carrier and cannot be mailed through the United States Postal Service.
Yes, the post office now has a pick up service for packages that you need mailed. You can sign up right on the United States Postal Service site for a pick up.
Nothing happens, the letter will still be mailed. You just overpaid for it. Thank you for your contribution to the operating budget of the United States Postal Service.
Three to five days.
about 2 to 3 days
Firearms can legally be mailed within the restrictions of the Postal Service. Ammunition and many other explosives cannot be mailed. (see the related link)
For information about items that can and cannot be mailed to Australia, visit the Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry website. For shipping methods and rates, visit the UPS, FedEx and United States Postal Service website.
UPS, FedEx or US Postal Service. However, the frame of a handgun cannot be mailed.
Standard US Postal Service, legal sized envelope - roughly one week.
USPS also known as United states postal service and fed-ex will also deliver stuff for you but they do stuff mostly of major packages. You could also buy a PO Box where stuff and money will be mailed to directly.