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POST-OFFICE REGULATIONS.

(Prepared Sept., 1882, at the Post Office, Boston.)

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DOMESTIC. NOTE. All kinds of mail matter (except newspapers, magazines, and periodicals,

sent to subscribers from a known office of publication), must be at least partially prepaid by means of postage stamps.

FIRST CLASS MATTER, LETTERS AND POSTAL CARDS in the U. S. Forwarded Letters. — (To be sent beyond the delivery of the office

where deposited.) Letters and written matter, and any other matter containing anything written in the nature of personal correspondence, also CTS. articles sealed against inspection, For each half ounce or fraction thereof, no limit to the weight

.03 If not prepaid at least one rate, it is held ; if prepaid one rate and more is due, the deficient amount is collected on delivery. Drop or Local Letters. –(To be sent within the delivery of the office

where deposited.) At offices where free delivery by carrier is established, for each ħalf ounce or fraction

.02 At other offices, for each half ounce or fraction

.01 If unpaid, or short paid, these will be forwarded, and the amount due collected on delivery. Registered Letters. – The fee for registered letters (in addition to the regular postage, which must be fully prepaid), is per letter

.10 Postal Cards, issued exclusively by the p. 0. Department, with no writing on the face but the address, and not joined with anything else, each

.01 SECOND CLASS MATTER. NEWSPAPERS, MAGAZINES, &c., in the U. S. All newspapers and other publications, one copy to each actual subscriber

residing within the county where they are printed and published, wholly or in part, except those deliverable at letter-carrier offices

.free. Newspapers and periodical publications, not designed primarily for advertising purposes, mailed from a known office of publication or news agency, addressed to regular subscribers or news agents, issued as frequently as four times a year, for each pound, or fraction thereof

.02 Periodicals, other than newspapers, wheth er regular or transient, not exceeding 2 óz, in weight, and newspapers (except weeklies) without regard to weight, deposited in carrier's office, for delivery there, each one .01 Periodicals other than newspapers, if over 2 oz. in weight, each one .

.02 THIRD CLASS MATTER. MISCELLANEOUS PRINTED MATTER in the U. S. Pamphlets, circulars, occasional publica tions, transient newspapers, mag

azines, handbills, posters, prices-current, proof-sheets or corrected proofs, and manuscript copy accoinpanying the same, engravings, lithographs, photographs, fancy lithographed cards, valentines and maps, and all matter wholly in print not issued regularly to subscribers, and not exceeding four pounds in weight, for each two ounces, or fraction

.01 Books (printed or blank). — For each two ounces, or fraction, not to exceed

four pounds in weight (except in cases of single volumes, which may be in excess of such weight)

.01 Fee for registration, in addition to the postage, for each package

FOURTH CLASS MATTER.

MERCHANDISE in the U. S. Merchandise. - Samples of metals, ores, minerals, or merchandise, draw

ings or plans, paintings in oil or water, crayon drawings, printed envelopes, bill-heads, letter-heads, blank cards and albums; also seeds, cuttings, bulbs, roots, and scions, and also any articles not belonging to the other classes of mail matter, and in nature or form not liable to damage the mails, or injure any person, not exceeding four pounds in weight, for each ounce, or fraction thereof.

Fee for registration, in addition to the postage, for each package.

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UNITED STATES MONEY ORDERS. Money Orders, for any amount not over $150, and not exceeding $50 on one order, are issued in the principal offices, on payment of the following fees: For orders not exceeding $15 .10 | Over 30, and not exceeding $40

.20 Over $15, and not exceeding $30 . 15 Over 40, and not exceeding $50

.25

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FOREIGN.

Universal Postal Union. The rates of Postage for the various kinds of mail matter addressed to the under

mentioned countries and places which belong to the Postal Union are as follows: Prepayment optional, except for registered articles, but on printed matter and

samples, postage must be at least partially prepaid. LETTERS. –5 cents per 15 grammes, which weight is very slightly over

one half ounce. POST CARDS, - 2 cents each. PRINTED MATTER.-1 cent for each two ounces or fraction. Limit

of weight, 4 lbs. 6 oz. COMMERCIAL PAPERS (Insurance Documents, Way Bills, In

voices, Papers of Legal Procedure, Manuscripts of Works, &c.)

The same as for printed matter, but the lowest charge is 5 cents. SAMPLES OF MERCHANDISE. – The same as for printed matter, but

the lowest charge is 2 cents. Limit of weight 8] oz., except to France, Bel

gium, and Great Britain and Ireland, to which countries the limit is 12 oz. Aden, Arabia. England.

Madeiras.

Scotland.
Algeria.
Egypt.
Malacca.

Senegal.
Amoy.
Falkland Isl. Malta.

Seychelles.
Antigua.
Foochow.

Martinique. Shanghai.
Argentine Rep. France.

Mauritius. Singapore.
Aspinwall. Fusainpo,Corea. Mexico.

Spain.
Austria,
German Emp. Miquelon

St. Croix.
Azore Islands.
Greece.

Mozambique. St. John,
Bahamas.
Grenada,
Nevis.

St. Kitts.
Barbadoes. Greenland. New Caledonia, St. Lucia.
Belgium. Guadeloupe. Newfoundland. St. Pierre.
Bermudas. Guatemala. Nicaragua.

St. Thomas,
Borneo,
Hayti.
Norway.

St. Vincent.
Brazil.
Holland,
Panama.

Sunatra.
British W. Afr. Honduras,

Paraguay

Surinam.
Canary Islands. Hong Kong. Penang

Sweden.
Canton,
Iceland.
Persia.

Switzerland. Cape De Verdes. India.

Peru.

Tahiti.
Cayenne.
Ireland.

Porto Rico. Tangier.
Ceylon,
Italy.
Portugal.

Tobago.
Chili.
Jamaica.

Philippine Isl. Tortola,
Cuba.
Japan.
Réunion.

Trinidad
Curacoa,
Java.
Russia.

Turkish Emp.
Deinerara.
Labuan,
Saigon.

Turk's Island,
Denmark.
Lagos.
Salvador.

Uruguay.
Dominica.
Liberia.

San Domingo. Venezuela,
Ecuador.
Macassar.

Sandwich Isl, Wales,
To Canada, comprising British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova

Scotia, and Prince Edward Island, the postage for all kinds of mail matter is the same as in the United States, with the exception of samples, for which the rate is ten cents for a rate limited to 8 ounces.

All kinds of mail matter may be registered to any of the above places upon a prepayment of a fee of 10 cents for each address, in addition to the postage, which must be fully prepaid. Places not comprised in the Postal Union,

(Prepayment required where a star (*) is not prefixed.) Africa (South), Cape of Good Hope, New Zealand

12c Natal *150 Patagonia

27c Australia, Colonies of New South St. Helena

.*27c Wales, Victoria, and Queensland, 12c Siam, via San Francisco

100 Australia, West and South . 50 Tasmania, or Van Dieman's Land, 5c Bolivia .

17c, West Indies (except places in the China. (Places not in the Postal Postal Union) Union)

5c West Indies, if sent via direct Fiji and Society Islands, via steamer

50 San Francisco 5c Zanzibar

5C FOREIGN MONEY ORDERS. Money Orders not exceeding $50, and for not more than $150 in one day,

are issued as follows: To Great Britain and Ireland, for orders not exceeding $10

.25 For orders from $10 to $20

.50 | For orders from $30 to $40 For orders from $20 to $30

$

1.00 To France and Algeria, Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Canada, and Newfoundland, New South Wales, Victoria, New Zealand, and Jamaica, for every $10 or fraction of $10

.15

13C

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HINTS FOR THE HOUSEHOL SYSTEM. I have made it a rule in my housekeepin, to have a set place — nail, box, bag, nook, or closet from a clothes-pole to a darning-needle. I have mar never to be departed from, always to put a thing a place as soon as I have used it. No matter how huri am, back goes the nutmeg-crater, as by instinct, on il meg in its box, the box on its shelf, just where it has and will stand, I suppose, to the end of time with me. it a set rule to wash the dishes, and all utensils used in i Llave done with them. That necessitates the const not water, which is rarely missed from my range, conse have a pile of dirty things about, and a heap of bows, b kettles to wash in a lump, as some housekeepers do t? Mrs. Mary A. Denison.

DOMESTIC TRIALS A DISCIPLINE, – Talk of hair-c!" scourgings, and sleeping on asnes, as means of saints need of them in our country. Let a woman once look trials as her hair-cloth, her ashes, her scourges, rejoice in them, – smile, and be quiet, silent, patient, ar them, - and the convent can Beach her no more; she saint. - Mrs. H. B. Stowe.

TRUTHFULNESS WITH CHILDREN. — I wish my honest, sincere, and undisguised, to tell the truth at under all circumstances. I have always kept this in si ing, in my whole intercourse with them, to avoid appearance of art or disguise. Children must never be example, in order to induce them to take medicine, they told that it is less bitter than it is; nor to keep thei should things which they want be slyly concealed from th to let them cry than to give them a lesson in manoeuvri unwilling to disclose anything, we should say, so, and n means to hide it, and we should encourage thein to the

We should never invite them to express more they really feel, or to lavish marks of fondness, whet employ themselves abuut something else. It is better t seem cold than be insincere. . Whenever they give theil should be encouraged to do it fully, freely, and not be tei or color it because it may happen to differ from vure others. — W. E. Changing.

TRUST YOUR CHILDIKEN. — There no lesson that the teacher as that by which whildren are taught to fei trusted — that father mother commit atters of their care, with confiderade that they will no disappoint this teaching while the child is yet young. Tas a great e life when it first feels that you look to it with long con performance of certain duties — that you have truste and that feeling of responsibility which comes with it wakes up self-respect. It is only by love and gentlen can be taught to find real enjoyment in later or more in Exerct it as a duty, sternly command, watch with cont and fault-finding, and labor is drudgery, and cares of an to the young. – Mrs. H. W. Beecher.

CULTIVATÉ CHEERFULNESS, No matter how you f cheerful and courageous spirit. When you get up in resolve to make the best of everything; and not to be the frequent mischances of daily life.

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Being BISSEXTILE or LEAP-YEAR, and (until July 4) 1087 of American

Independence.
FITTED FOR BOSTON, BUT WILL ANSWER FOR ALL THE NEW ENGLAND STATES.
Containing, besides the large number of Astronomical Calculations
and the Farmer's Calendar for every month in

the year, a variety of
NEW, USEFUL, AND ENTERTAINING MATTER.

ESTABLISHED IN 1793,
BY ROBERT B. THOMAS.

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BOSTON:
PUBLISHED BY WILLIAM WARE & CO.

Sold by the Rooksellers and Traders throughout New England.

(Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1883, by WILLIAM WARE,

in the Office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington.)
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TO PATRONS AND CORRESPONDENTS. more the earth has rolled through its vast annual journey, and again sfer to the friends and patrons of the Almanack our kindly greetings for de New Year.

In spite of drought flood, of storms and hurricanes, we have an abun. dant harvest, and peace and prosperity reign in our borders.

Let us not forget to lay the foundations of a lasting prosperity broad and deep, by education, by justice, by the spread of the great principles of morality and religion.

We have to thank our friends and correspondents for their favors, and to request that they will continue to oblige us with their suggestions. We close in the words of the founder of this Almanack:

It is by our works and not by our words we would be judged: these we hope will sustain us in th humble though proud station have so long held.

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