On July 26, 1775, members of the Second Continental Congress, meeting in Philadelphia, agreed:
That a postmaster general be appointed for the United Colonies, who shall hold his office at Philada, and shall be allowed a salary of 1000 dollars per an: for himself, and 340 dollars per an: for a secretary and Comptroller, with power to appoint such, and so many deputies as to him may seem proper and necessary.
That a line of posts be appointed under the direction of the Postmaster general, from Falmouth in New England to Savannah in Georgia, with as many cross posts as he shall think fit.
This simple statement signaled the birth of the Post Office Department, the predecessor of the U.S. Postal Service and the second oldest federal department or agency of the United States.
Benjamin Franklin was the first Postmaster General. Under him and his immediate successors, the postal system mainly carried communications between Congress and the armies.
America's present Postal Service descends in an unbroken line from the system Franklin planned and placed in operation. History rightfully accords him major credit for establishing the basis of the system that has well served the growing and changing needs of the American people.
William Penn established the very first postal office in Pennslyvania
How do you become a contractor for the US postal service?
900 BC The very first postal service - for government use in China.
Yes. We are an American territory and American citizens. We do have the US Postal Service and the postal rates are the same as they are in the continental US.
The Royal Mail Service is a postal service in the United Kingdom. The Royal Mail Service was established in the year 1516.
The Postal Service, like the US Government, is self-insuring.
The United States Postal Service is abbreviated USPS.
Yes, the US postal service delivers on Saturdays, but not on Sundays or federal holidays.
I am wondering what the rates for the US postal service are, where can I find a US postal rate chart?
The United States Postal Service is part of the executive branch of government.
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Yes, currently (2012) the US Postal Service delivers Monday through Saturday.
"The US Postal Service currently employs thousands of men and women as letter carriers." You would use "US Postal Service" as if it were the name of a company, and mail carriers, post office clerks, etc. are employees of that company. For all intents and purposes, you can think of the US Postal Service as being like a company that is owned by the US government.
Yes that is true and my source is my Us history book it says it in a timeline
U.S. postal service workers are federal employees. As of January 2014, there are approximately 626,764 workers employed by the U.S. Postal Service.
Articles of Confederation
The US Postal Inspection Service.