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,S sate . AN ACT, to be extitled an act to prescribe the rates of postage in the Ca,.federate States of America, and fbr other purposes. 3gsraon 1. The Congress of the Con federate States of America do enact, Twhat from nuid after sacs period as the Posttaster General may ' by procla mation arusiouuce, there shall be charg ed the foll.wing rates of postage, to wit: For every single letter sealed and for evey letter in matnuscript or paper of any kind upon which infor manion shall be asked for, or commu nicate in writing, or by marks or signs conveyed in the mail for any distance 'between places within the Conafdrat.e States of America, not exceeding 500 miles, 6 cents; and for any distance exceeeling 500 miles, double that rate; and every letter or, parcel not exeed ing half an ounce in weight. shall be deemed a single letter, and every ad ditional weight of half an ounce or ad ditional weight less tian lalf an ounce shall be cltarged with an additional single postage; and all patckeges con taitnig other than printe.l or written pm.itter, and money. packages in olu ied in this class, shall be rated by weighlt as letters are rated, and shall be ch.arg d double the rates of postage on Ietors; .and all.drp letters or let ters pliced in any postoffice not for trans.8issi-au but for delivery only, shall be charged with.postag_ at the rate of two cents each;. and in all the forega.ig cases the postage must be prepaid by stamps; and all letters which sh:ll hereatter be advertised as remaining over or uncalled ftr in any posts)tfic! shall be charged with two cents eash ia.addition to thre regular postage, both to be accounted for as other p staiges of this (ontederatiotn. "S.c. 2. And be it further enacted, That all newspapers not excee.diing three ounces in weight, sent from thel otize of publiea;ion so actu:d and bo sna jfe subscribers. shdil be charged with postage as follows, to-wit: time gostage on the regular numbers of a newspaper paolistied weekiy with11i the Stat.e where published, shall be 61 conts perquarter; and papers publish ed semi-weekly, double that rate-; and papers published thrice a week, treble their rate; and papers publish ed daily, six times that rite; and the postage on all newspapers to ac tual subscribers without the State where published, shall be charged double the foregoing rates; and ieri odicals sent from the office of publi cation to actual and bona fidesubscri bers, shall be charged wtu po.st.ge as follows, to-wit; the postage on the regular.umlers of a periodical, not exceeding one and a half ounces in weight, and published monthly, with in the Staterwhere published, shall be 3 cents per quarter; if publishted semi-monthly, double that rate; and for every additional ounce or Iraction of an ounce, double the foregoing rates shall be charged; and periodi cals published quarterly or bi-monthly shall be charged one cent an ounce; and the postage on all periodicals without the State where published, .hall be double the above specifie.d ri.tes; and, regular subscribers to newspapers and porioticals shall be required to pay one qiuarter's postage in advance. And there shall becharg ed upon every other newspaper and. ,a-ch circular not sealed, handbill, en artaving, pamphlet. periodical anld ma.u .zine which shatbe unconnuected with any manuscript or written mnat trr, not exceediug three ounces in weight, 2 on ;, and for each addi tional ounce or fraction o' an ounce, 2 cents additional; .aitd in. all cases the oostage shall be p'rep id by stamps. Atd books bound or unbound, rot weigning over four pounds, shall be 'leeaod mailable matter, and shalrfhe charged with p ,stage, .to he prepaid by stamps, at 2 cents per ounce, ftir anty distance. The publishers o£fnewe oapers or periodicals may send to each other, from their respective ofi cos of publication, free of postage. nme copy of each publication. , S c. 3. And be it frther enacted, 'eat it shall be the duty of the Pestmasto,. G~eeral to provide and fiurnish to all Depity Postmasters and to all o;her pesomons.ayplying and pay ing therefor, suitable Ipotage stamps, ;rand stamped envelopes ot the denom-. Ination of two conta, five cents, and twenty cents, to tacilita~e the pre payment of postage provided for in this act, and alpy person who;shall Torge oreomnterfeit any pstago stamp provided or furnished under the pro visions of this or any former act, whether the same are impressed or printed on or attached to envelopes or not, or any dies, plate or engravlng therefor, or shall make, or print, of knowingly use or sell or have in poe session, with intent to use or seli, a:ty such false, forged or co,uiutrlilltt dies, plate, engraving- or p ,st.agtE stamp, or who shad on.ix, or print, or authorize, or proceur't it, ts t lntadh- or printed, any pastage Hsti.1ps ,i tie. kind provided and 1'Lurnllitctt by thet 1Postmaster (General a11 alt, es oC, a i t - out tile especial authority till csiltc; tion of the Postollice Depar'tleut, .)l who, after such pistago stamps nIave been printed, shlatl, WIt l IutOlnL to dE - traud the revenues otf itit 1o'uot.ut-ict Deplartment deliver a.ly pst..ig: stamps to any person or poJasos ,. It.., than such as shall be nuthorizute .t, receive the saune by ally Illstl i'rtul, of writing, duly execured uti(l1e tllt; hand of . tile Postmairster- Gelleral anl the seal of thae Posttifiice De.partnuati shall, on conviction thali eol be tteetlOti guilty of felony, and be iulisllstlld by a teille not exceeding $J00, or by a.,. prisonlmtnt not eXceeding nive yieasa, or by. bL.th such tihe ail i.nprosuaº ment'; and the expnuses of prterUl'g and providing anit suaei p is age zi.dlip. and letter elv ,ltpes as are pri,'.,.'e bfor or. atuhorized by tAils act. so.ai ti. paid.after being ,aujus,.d by ,tie Ac ditor of tlo l1'otsintice Dpl,iartn.uIt .,;t tile certifi;ate of tilte I'o,.i l .s:er GA:.. eral out of any ionely in thie Treasury arisin gfroml the revenues of the 1',ost office De1partnat.lsl. 'See 4. And be it f urther enacted, That it shall be tit! ,,say ,,t ,-V,.s Postmaster to cause to be detfcd ii such manner as the Post lnster Getn eral shall direct, all p,,s;agte stUl-un of this Confederacy to letters- dpos ited in his ollicet, tr delivery ox to be senlt byV al11 a; atli d If' ally LtS tillas e. sending letters in thite ina.il with suchd postage st.amps attached shall omit to deface the. samne, it shall be tiht. duty of the Poss'tasuter to who-se office such letters shall be sent four delivery, to deface the statnupanud re port the delinquent Postlimaster to the l'o.stmaster (Uetr;al. And if any per s shl ushall st, ,r atLtol4)t to uSe, ill prepaymtent of postage, any postalge stamps. wihich shall have been betfore used t;r liket p:lrposes, such persons shall be subject to, a.penalty of fifty dollars for every such ,tionses, to be. recovered in tilh name of the Confed crate Satrs it Alericail in any court oicotnp-tent jurisdiction. "&ec.5. And be it .further. enacted. 'That from and after the day whlle this act goes into effect, tht franking privilege shaIll be abolished; provided, that tie Postmaster t:netr .4 and his chiof clerks, and the Auiti tor of the Treasury for ihe Poistotii-e Department shall be and they are hereby. authorized to tranlsimit through the mails, free of pi,stage, aly letters, packages, or other mat ters relating exclusively to thetir ·itti cial duties, or to the business of. tlhI Postoffice Department; but they shall in every such case endorse on the back of the letter or packages to be sent free of postage over their own signatures, the words, 'Official busi ness,'and fotr any such endorsement falsely -made, the person so offending shall forfeit and pay taxes 8300; and proridedfurtlcer, tile several Dep Iu P'ostmasters throughout the Confeder ate Shall shall be and hereby are au thorized to send.' through the mails free of postage all. letters and' pack ages which it may be their diity, or thely may have occasion to trans!nit to any person or plac@, and which shall relate exclusively ~o the busi ness oftheir respective oflies, or to the business of the Postofliee eIpart Inent; but in every such case the Deputy Postmaster sending any such letter or p.cekage shall endorse there on, over his own signature, the words 'Postoffice business,' and for any and every such endorsement, falsely made, the person making the samne shalltforfeit and pay $800. Sec. 6 Aad be it furtA.er enacted, That the third section of an act en titled an act further to amend ian act entitled an act to reduce and mod., fy the rates of postage in the United States,.and for other purposes, pass ed March 3. 18.1,' approved March 3, 1855, wheteby the letter registra tion system w.as established, beand is hereby repealed from and after the day when this act goons into uiOcet. "Soc. 5 Be it faurther ernace, etc, That no letters sialltbo carried by the e xpress or other chartered compan ies, unless the same shall be prepaid by being enclosed in a stamped en velop of this Confederacy; and any company violating the provision of this act shall tfrfi'it and pa:y the sum of $500 for each oftfenlse to be recov ."r;"; tiy action of debt in any. court of ihis tonfedthr:oy having cognizance :h,.:T,,,l; in the nme and for the-use ,of' .lis Confeder'acy. o:c. 8 Be.it further eacted, That :lith Postmaster General of the Con tederate Srates-be anid is hereby au horrized to. miakte- all necessary ar aintgemnents for the transportation of miaijs between tihe territories of this anid other Governments, subject to ;he approval of the President until l.sta~: treaties can be teffected." *'IPassed Feb. 21, 1861." PROPECTUS 4(F I'HE BOSSIER BANNER.. HIfE Bossier Banner is published .Lt iltilevue, La., at rttree <tb1fars per aun~luai to single subscribtis. Adver tisetneuts inserted.at $1 per square of ten lines or less. and 50 cCOlirss 1'lr each l bise;llie;it insertion. Professional 11i1' bt.-intness cards not .exceeding one 1 li.tre, including paper. ten ioliars :)t.; i;1:111;1i ; tivetdlllals tºrsi. otetlti. Advertissiuemit . for the yeair iolertd ,i tiry iijbemal terms. ''h, lilaiinitr L an independent p:tpl'r. and lhas as :A g cire.tla:ion .as :ally paller pub .iAhemi N.rlh Luuisiaia. Address WMV . 11. SCANI.AN D, Elitor and : ro,,i iv:or. -IE ' II1REVI;'( )'I' Weekly News Published in t he citv of Shireve prt, Parish of Caddo, ,very Monday liirning at the low price of $2 50. T'mt News will not be ftrwarde.l to any address, until the subscription .noney is received, as it is published on the eash principle;, and the terms being put at low figures, will not ad mnit t' credit. It is the chenpest paper published in the Staty, the sheet is 24 ty 3G in ches, and contains twlrct/-eight co/ umn. ojf reading matter, set in solid /ype. The Weekly News is mad,. lpl) of the reati:ng publisiltd in the lailv. andl contains the latest newe re c, ived in Shreveport, andi well set lected articles. In fact it is one of t ite BEST FAMILY PAPERS, published in the South. Specimen copies will be. forwardied to such as des ire subscribing. 'l'iTe columns will contain articles, selected an:ud original, which will prove ·tf interest and tend to tthe welfare of its readers. It will be devoted to the. interes'ts of the outhll; and ilnterntal iimprIove.imelts in the Parish and vi cinity, will receive the undivided at tention of the publislhtr, ThIe colultns of the News will bit opeti to every person. Personal arti cles will not. under any circullmst;llances. (either as comnimiticationl or adv.er tisenleuts,) Ih publishta(l.' Correspondence is solicited from all sections. JNO. DICKINSO(N. Propriet or. Papers publishing the above ithre. mnontlis,wil beentiled to an exchangel for the DIaily. B Read. ; To CoUntry Printers, & Merchants. 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S ; and Weekly, $2 per year.. 1To tlih,s who may interest th. t,.sclves ill pro. curing subscribers, si. copies of the wV'eekly paper will ti: forwarded to onet :auldre'ss for 'te:i D)oll:ts. All ode'rs to bet itlvariabiv accotjpatltieel, by thts c: a-. ItlET'T, Charleston, S. (' Tl1 ' . SOuT7IE I N CI('L 72 VA T(LA. _ MONTHIII,3 .Journal. ucroted So Souhietrn Agticulture. I1rt icul ture. Stack lh'cdiigl. I'otultrv, tL.es, ltreeral Fartit Icoitoitiy , e:c. its able editors at:. IMs sty.+ 1). D. l(dulnond and C. V+. H1vward. ' Ftte-seer'nt (ci ienth volnuc colinutnice'd .January Ist, 1159!; The "' Southi Coulttlrytlniln "hasI recet'(y bleen' t r:Las t'lrrt' to rie C" Cnltivatl,t," tiLaking this valuable puinlication still more intereist ingatld instructivet. "l'he ye'arl y subscription isonlv $1.00. Address WM. S..( )~'IS. Augusta, (a.. VTV Congress hl A enacted the, fiol lowintg law in refierence to, "te'wspa perIs, entitled the NE WVSP..P.El LA.1W Stubscribers aluo donot.giveexpre.ss notice t to the colltralr, are con-idclted as wish;ilng to cintinutte t he itbcrip liol. It iulhcrib.irs ordehr thle discontit uiancet of their tapjersm . the i .ts llishers tiasv conti nee' to S~cad th,'em till-all that is due li paid. If 'stbscriebArs negle'c't or rf'tise to, take their pape:s frtot, t1ite ofltcr to whicl they alt re directet:. Icv iare hcld resposlilj; until tihy have t-e.tiled their bills and ordered thae.ir papter dis acunt inued. If SB!t l'icriat i ren'oye to ('othierp hla('es without iuiforetig tli.: publisher, and the l-'pe'r is sent to the. former direc tion. tihey are held respousidle. Tie courts have decided tlhat refus ing to take a paper or periodical fromt t.,e otfice, is prima fact evidence of fraud J(AOA IX . TAB,1;.. DIRUG(IST & APOTIII:t;ARY. .| G .vN o . 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