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Jonathon Witting
Answered 2020-03-20 15:35:23

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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Anonymous
2020-06-14 13:59:23
oh
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Anonymous
2020-06-15 03:08:19
Hmm.. I support NOT sending people through the mail!
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Zi Xin Chen
2020-07-08 17:05:10
Crazy!!!!!!!!!!!!
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JuniorHigh324
2020-08-19 20:44:35
That's kinda....weird
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Anonymous
2020-09-26 23:09:58
oo
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Anonymous
2020-10-01 15:40:13
oooooooooookkk?????what????
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Anonymous
2020-10-01 18:40:13
that's CRAZY!!!!! WHY WOULD PEOPLE DO THAT
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Anonymous
2020-10-02 17:55:44
bruh
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Anonymous
2020-10-03 18:41:58
intersting
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Anonymous
2020-10-05 19:21:03
why would parents be sooooooo dumb in doing that, like bra
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Anonymous
2020-10-05 19:21:59
why would parents be sooooooooooo dumb in doing that, like bra?
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Anonymous
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
2020-11-06 13:26:02
What!? Really!?
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Summer Williams
2020-11-06 13:26:22
Ah you know what I don't actually far tho
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Anonymous
2020-11-09 20:25:03
Who here likes seexxxx
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Braliyah Bradford
2020-12-10 00:15:25
Don't forget about the slave Henry Box Brown!
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Madelynn
2021-01-09 17:32:04
w t f who would do that?????????????
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Madelynn
2021-01-09 17:32:18
0_0
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Iara Hernandez
2021-02-28 20:11:40
I'm dying of laughter :D

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Coda McNeely _ Student - ReedyCreekMS
Answered 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
2020-11-18 19:26:44
"...Yes! During harsh times of slavery..."
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David Jackson
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
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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Adriauna Labs
2021-01-20 21:02:37
hi there my name is adriauna labs
dont care

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Mazikeen
Answered 2020-04-08 19:46:01

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

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Anonymous
2020-09-28 18:53:20
nic
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Kendra Allen
2020-10-20 00:02:11
No
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Anonymous
2020-11-09 17:10:14
Yes his middle name was BOX
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Lexie2012
2020-11-18 18:06:24
haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa his name was boy box box

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David Jackson
Answered 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
2020-11-18 18:08:17
let me ask my mom she works for the post offece
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Its3lisa Gara
2021-02-24 09:24:05
wot

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Nadia Okkers
Answered 2020-06-15 07:37:39

yes

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Ccs293 Student
2020-09-30 16:45:52
Bich
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Anonymous
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
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
2020-11-10 14:34:06
yes there was

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Logan smith
Answered 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.

7SearchPPC Publishers

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Adriauna Labs
2021-01-20 21:04:28
sex
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Its3lisa Gara
2021-02-24 09:24:56
THE GIRL JUST SAID THAT STOP STEALING HER STORY

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Ccs293 Student
Answered 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
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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John B. Winkler
Answered 2020-05-31 01:39:09

YES, IN THE LATE FORTIES I READ A BOOK CALLED "THE BAREFOOT MAILMAN" It was based on an actual postal route

A mailman would take mail down the Atlantic Coast from Jacksonville to Miami! Some times he escorted adults along as parcel post.

He had many inlets and rivers to cross.

Remember, in those early days Miami was barely started and one could not drive to it. Later a railroad reached Miami and there, still, no roads to it.

While 0n the postal subject... while I was in college in 1948 i worked in the Philadelphia 30th street post office. It was a large building.

Every day mail was sent from the roof of the post office to the Philly airport , then in Camden, NJ! via an autogiro.

The autogiro invented by Pitcairn had a propeller AND horizontal rotary blades over the plane.

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Ms. Shivers
Answered 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.

Mental floss. com article53334

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Jude Elaman
Answered 2021-01-14 20:43:13

yes it was henry box during the civil war henry mailed himself to free land so he couldn't be a slave no more. Also Spooder shronkey mcgee mailed himself to pluto.

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Jude Elaman
2021-01-14 20:43:49
Thanks so much! I needed to know this for a school assignment.

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