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PeOtI Afbiru *i te eaCbumene
. 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
'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
"&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."
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DIRUG(IST & APOTIII:t;ARY.
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TIlE GOLIEN M(IUI'AIl
I'-WashiCRCton St. Katchitoches I.dr.
' (UII) itforma his friends and
tihe public gtenerally. that he lh:Ljust
receivedl a large anld..well .assorted
s tock of Druggs and Medicines. pure
\Vines and r1tandies t'-r Medical pur
po.is, whichl he will sell as cheap as
can be bought anvlwhero in Louisiaina
outside of New Orleans. Buycrs are
respectfully requested to give him a
call before purchasing elsewhere.
[l'Physicians, prescriptions care
fully prepared at all hours day and
*Ithswvepovt Prices Cu rt.
Cr,,.d EpreeaIt for Lo cagilyl Xt.,
SUGAR....... .... 8 'a 1a'
CO e ...... .. .. t; ra 16
itIca........ .... . 6 ',, 7
BACON, ,Shoulders. 1: '. -.
l tan ._ ... OU a, 16 I.
ýid ,s..... 00 O
LAID............ .. -
RIOPE.. .. .. . .. 1
1 RUN ......... .. 4 4 hI
CANDLE!.......... . 4 i 26
CHEES,.......... ',L 14
iP:NVAR............. '.'a -
LEJ AD.......... . i '.a -10
WHISKY\, 1 t.at. ;o 'a
MOLAES. ...... .:.- '., 371
. i d.. .. i 00 r.
"LOcL 4 Ui.r'l.. 7 C0 'a. 9 00.
PoRK"....... ..... 0 (i 5 z
liMiF......... ....... 4 00 -
VIN iF;AI ..... .... :. 0 'a. 6 00
CEMEN'I... -..--- : 0 '. -
OTA'] IES, ' br1ITe1 3 60 / 0 00
LAGGIN. . Itdlit... J5 ,
Keiniucky - 'a. i
CoRN, b1,ulI.el..-. 'a -d
()A'sI... ......... ' -
BRAN, 'P c..... '
AY ........... ...... " -
I',)W E . I K, . . -09 ',,. 0 0
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L'RIOR ........... .. 0 (It 'aO1. 00)
Lim. ........... 2 00 'Q. 0 01
VINi AIA'R, ......... 0 O0 'u. 0
C(E.1EN'T,........ -..- 0 0t 'a
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NAIl.s............ 00 '(
Sltrr, ' g..... 0 0 00 "a 0 00
SALT, 9 ;1ck ..... 0 00 '/r 0 00
N..w Orlesasln Catl e allIrLkt.
Wstetrn - Beef Cattle, I 100 bs%..
1st quality...... l()o 9 01
2d do '. ..... 4 Olir. 7 01)
'',txas,9 Phead, 1stqty 30 (i0"a45 Of
2d q#y .......... 12 00t,18 00
V,,al ('rttle, P head.. 7 J0O'r13 00
th l5,,,l't'head,lstqty 3 0hre' 4 00
l16t.rii,........ 2 50 rC 4 O0
] 1,og-. I 100 iih,= gross. 5 (00ta 6 00
lilch ('ows, Pk head. 30 (toaGO 00
2<l quOljlitVy........ t : 00l',0 0 00
S.hrtIIvleort Ilide 1l0air-ets
('t,rrrcted iaily by . . (I. I.Trym
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( IIl-:.v do, .......... 3 3
Ii.r:Itr SKINS .......... 10 t 12A
(CtN do ........... 5 9a 10
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'1'Al.l.oW ............. . ' -
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