US Post Office, 1789 to 1875

Congressional Statutes, Resolutions, Treaties

Don Heller, 15 May 2019






The US Post Office was established by law under the Constitution, at first temporarily, 22 Sep. 1789, and then definitively, 20 Feb. 1792.  It continued as a direct function of the Government until 1971.  The primary endpoint of this listing, 1875, corresponds to the beginning of the Universal Postal Union, but is otherwise somewhat arbitrary.

We have attempted to list every act, resolution, proclamation and treaty bearing on the Post Office and its operation, extended to revenue collections by stamped paper and adhesive stamps.  Territorial and statehood information is included.  We have not attempted to highlight only the most important acts, or to avoid seemingly trivial private acts.

References are to the Statutes at Large, published since 1845, at first retrospectively, with a few notes on earlier contemporary publications.  For current use, the Revised Statutes and US Code should be consulted.



United States Statutes at Large, 1789 – 1875
Volume Congresses Dates
1 1 – 5 1789 – 1799
2 6 – 12 1799 – 1813
3 13 – 17 1813 – 1823
4 18 – 23 1824 – 1835
5 24 – 28 1836 – 1845
6 1 – 28 Private Acts, 1789 – 1845
7 --- Treaties with the Indian Tribes, 1778 – 1842
8 --- Treaties with Foreign Nations, 1776 – 1845
General Index to vol. 1 – 8
9 29 – 31 1845 – 1851
10 32 – 33 1851 – 1855
11 34 – 35 1855 – 1859
12 36 – 37 1859 – 1863
13 38 1863 – 1865
14 39 1865 – 1867
15 40 1867 – 1869
16 41 1869 – 1871
17 42 1871 – 1873
18 43 1873 – 1875; Revised Statutes
19 44 1875 – 1877
etc. etc. 1877 – 2011
Information and sources
Bibliographic details
Notes
Index volumes
Contents by topic
Previous collections
Related lists and compilations
Foundational documents
Revised Statutes and United States Code
Presidents and Congresses
States and Territories
Postmasters General
Highlights and Lowlights, a very short and very subjective list

Tables of Postal Laws, Resolutions and Treaties, by volume

Tables of Laws and Resolutions, by topic

Further references
Homework problems




US Statutes at Large, Volumes 1-19, 1789-1877

Information and sources

Bibliographic details, US Statutes at Large, vol. 1-90

Notes

Index volumes

Contents by topic Previous collections, sample volumes only
Previous collection, useful for comparison, included in the Synoptical Index, 1852. Related lists and compilations
Foundational documents (Organic Laws)
Revised Statutes and United States Code
Presidents and Congresses
Inauguration Dates President Congresses
30 Apr. 1789 4 Mar. 1793 George Washington 1, 2, 3, 4
4 Mar. 1797
John Adams 5, 6
4 Mar. 1801 4 Mar. 1805 Thomas Jefferson 7, 8, 9, 10
4 Mar. 1809 4 Mar. 1813 James Madison 11, 12, 13, 14
4 Mar. 1817 4 Mar. 1821 James Monroe 15, 16, 17, 18
4 Mar. 1825
John Quincy Adams 19, 20
4 Mar. 1829 4 Mar. 1833 Andrew Jackson 21, 22, 23, 24
4 Mar. 1837
Martin Van Buren 25, 26
4 Mar. 1841
William Henry Harrison (1)
27
6 Apr. 1841
John Tyler
27, 28
4 Mar. 1845
James K. Polk 29, 30
4 Mar. 1849
Zachary Taylor (1) (2)
31
10 July 1850
Millard Fillmore
31, 32
4 Mar. 1853
Franklin Pierce 33, 34
4 Mar. 1857
James Buchanan 35, 36
4 Mar. 1861 4 Mar. 1865 Abraham Lincoln (1)
37, 38, 39
15 Apr. 1865
Andrew Johnson
39, 40
4 Mar. 1869 4 Mar. 1873 Ulysses S. Grant 41, 42, 43, 44
4 Mar. 1877

Rutherford B. Hayes
45, 46
4 Mar. 1881

James A. Garfield (1)
47
19 Sep. 1881

Chester A. Arthur
47, 48
4 Mar. 1885

Grover Cleveland
49, 50
4 Mar. 1889

Benjamin Harrison
51, 52
4 Mar. 1893

Grover Cleveland
53, 54
4 Mar. 1897
4 Mar. 1901
William McKinley (1)
55, 56, 57
14 Sep. 1901
4 Mar. 1905
Theodore Roosevelt
57, 58, 59, 60


etc.

(1) died in office
(2) Mar. 4 being a Sunday, sworn in the following day
States and Territories
States are listed by the date when the Constitution was ratified (first 13) or when the state was admitted to the Union with representation in Congress.  Some states were first admitted conditionally, while the Confederate states were readmitted conditionally. 

The Wikipedia articles, Organized incorporated territories of the United States, and Territorial evolution of the United States, nicely condense the pre-state dates and land transfers.  The articles Admission to the Union, and List of U.S. states by date of admission to the Union, describe the statehood process.
Postmasters General
Highlights and Lowlights, a very short and very subjective list



Links in the tables



US Statutes at Large, Volume 1, 1789-1799, published 1845, 1845 (with more material), 1848 (second ed.), 1850, 1854

This volume contains acts of the First through Fifth Congresses.  The first two sessions were held in New York, the remainder in Philadelphia.  The Constitution had been signed 17 Sep. 1787, by delegates from 12 of the 13 states; it went into effect with the first Congress, 4 Mar. 1789.  Ratification dates for the first 13 states, and statehood acts for Vermont, Kentucky, and Tennessee, are listed below.

The Post Office was formally established on 18 Oct. 1782, under the Continental Congress.  The earliest postal acts under the Constitution continued and strengthened policies developed under the Continental Congress and the Articles of Confederation.
Congress special sessions regular sessions LoC
LLoC
1st
4 Mar. 1789 – 29 Sep. 1789
4 Jan. 1790 – 12 Aug. 1790
6 Dec. 1790 – 3 Mar. 1791
p. 23
p. 99
p. 188
pdf, 27.9 MB
p. i-cxxii, 1-225
2nd 4 Mar. 1791 24 Oct. 1791 – 8 May 1792
5 Nov. 1792 – 2 Mar. 1793
p. 226
p. 287
pdf, 10.0 MB
p. 226-340
3rd 4 Mar. 1793 2 Dec. 1793 – 9 June 1794
3 Nov. 1794 – 3 Mar. 1795
p. 341
p. 403
pdf, 8.8 MB
p. 341-444
4th 8 – 26 June 1795 7 Dec. 1795 – 1 June 1796
5 Dec. 1796 – 3 Mar. 1797
p. 445
p. 496
pdf, 7.5 MB
p. 445-535
5th 4 Mar. 1797

17 – 19 July 1798
15 May 1797 – 10 July 1797
13 Nov. 1797 – 16 July 1798
3 Dec. 1798 – 3 Mar. 1799
p. 520
p. 536
p. 613
pdf, 18.4 MB
p. 536-755
House Journal, Senate Journal, Senate Executive Journal, Annals of Congress
1845
1845 (but actually later), adding subject-matter tables
1848 (second ed.)
1848 (second ed. variant)

1850 (second ed.), as 1848 variant

1854 (second ed.), as 1848 variant

1861, noted by Checklist of United States Public Documents, 1911, p. 966 (ref)


Public Acts, vol. 1, p. 1-756

Vol.
Pages C/S Ch. Act of ... Title




29 May 1775

26 July 1775
"As the present critical situation of the colonies renders it highly necessary that ways and means should be devised for the speedy and secure conveyance of Intelligence from one end of the Continent to the other, Resolved, That Mr. [Benjamin] Franklin, Mr. [Thomas] Lynch, Mr. [Richard Henry] Lee, Mr. [Thomas] Willing, Mr. S[amuel] Adams, and Mr. P[hilip] Livingston, be a committee to consider the best means of establishing posts for conveying letters and intelligence through this continent."
Journals of the Continental Congress, vol. 2, p. 71
The report was delivered 25 July 1775 and approved 26 July 1775; vol. 2, p. 203, 208-209.  Benjamin Franklin was thus appointed Postmaster General for the United Colonies.




12 May 1777 "Resolved, That all post masters, post riders, and persons immediately concerned in conducting the business of the post office, ought to be exempted from all military duties; and that it be recommended to the legislatures of the different states, to exempt such persons accordingly."
Journals of the Continental Congress, vol. 7, p. 347.
See, 1 Stat. 232, 20 Feb. 1792, § 27, where it is a requirement.
1
4-9


9 July 1778
Articles of Confederation, Art. 9, Sec. 4, p. 7, "The United States, in Congress assembled, shall also have the sole and exclusive right and power of . . . establishing and regulating post offices from one State to another, throughout all the United States, and exacting such postage on the papers passing through the same, as may be requisite to defray the expenses of the said office; . . .".
Signed at Philadelphia, 9 July 1778, with the final state delegates signing 1 Mar. 1781.
18
7-12


9 July 1778 Articles of Confederation, Art. 9, p. 10, "The United States in Congress assembled shall also have the sole and exclusive right and power of . . . establishing and regulating post-offices from one State to another, throughout all the United States, and exacting such postage on the papers passing thro' the same as may be requisite to defray the expenses of the said office . . .".




18 Oct. 1782
An Ordinance for regulating the Post-Office of the United States of America.
Journals of the Continental Congress, vol. 23, p. 669-679.  Amended, 28 Oct. 1782, p. 687-689; 24 Dec. 1782, p. 830.  Free franking, etc.




3 Sep. 1783
Treaty of Paris, Britain recognized US independence.  This formally ended the British Post Office in America.
Wikipedia, transcribed.




14 Feb. 1787
[Draft] An Ordinance for regulating the Post Office of the United States of America.
Journals of the Continental Congress, vol. 32, p. 45-57; discussion continued.
18
13-16


13 July 1787
An Ordinance for the government of the territory of the United States northwest of the river Ohio.  [Northwest Territory]
Wikipedia, Northwest Ordinance
1
10-20


17 Sep. 1787 Constitution, Art. 1, Sec. 8, p. 12-14, "The Congress shall have power . . .  To establish post-offices and post-roads; . . . And, To make all laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into execution the foregoing powers, . . .".
18
17-28


17 Sep. 1787 Constitution, Art. 1, Sec. 8, p. 19-21, "The Congress shall have Power . . .  To establish Post Offices and post Roads; . . . And To make all Laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into Execution the foregoing Powers, . . .".
Ratification of the Constitution Delaware, 7 Dec. 1787.
Pennsylvania, 12 Dec. 1787.
New Jersey, 18 Dec. 1787.
Georgia, 2 Jan. 1788.
Connecticut, 9 Jan. 1788.
Massachusetts, 6 Feb. 1788.
Maryland, 28 Apr. 1788.
South Carolina, 23 May 1788.
New Hampshire, 21 June 1788.
Virginia, 26 June 1788.
New York, 26 July 1788.
1
50-53
1/1
8
7 Aug. 1789
An Act to provide for the Government of the Territory Northwest of the river Ohio.  The 1787 Northwest Territory Ordinance is included as a footnote.
1
65-67
1/1
12
2 Sep. 1789
An Act to establish the Treasury Department.  Duties of the Secretary, Comptroller, Auditor, etc.  See next, 1 Stat. 279, 3 Stat. 366.  Alterations not involving the Post Office are not noted here.
1
67-68 1/1 13 11 Sep. 1789 An Act for establishing the Salaries of the Executive Officers of Government, with their Assistants and Clerks.  Postmaster General, in footnote (b) only.
1
68-69 1/1 14 15 Sep. 1789 An Act to provide for the safe-keeping of the Acts, Records and Seal of the United States, and for other purposes.
See also, about promulgation of the laws, p. 443, 3 Mar. 1795, ch. 50; p. 496, 21 Dec. 1796, ch. 1; p. 519 (resolution), 3 Mar. 1797, no. 2; p. 724-725, 2 Mar. 1799, ch. 30, sec. 4.
1
70 1/1 16 22 Sep. 1789 An Act for the temporary establishment of the Post-Office.
Wikisource
ESTC, http://estc.bl.uk/W17355
An early (1791) edition of the Acts gave the approval date 18 Sept. 1789 (link).
Passed the Senate, 15 Sep. 1789; passed the House, 17 Sep. 1789.
Samuel Osgood was nominated as Postmaster General 25 Sep. 1789, and took office the next day.
For comparison, see the acts establishing the State Dept., 27 July 1789 (link) and 15 Sep. 1789 (link); the War Dept., 7 Aug. 1789 (link); the Treasury Dept., 2 Sep. 1789 (link); and the office of the Attorney General, 24 Sep. 1789 (link).
Ratification of the Constitution North Carolina, 21 Nov. 1789; previously considered, 2 Aug. 1788.  See, Act of 3 Feb. 1790, p. 99-101.
Rhode Island, 29 May 1790; previously rejected, 24 Mar. 1788.  See, Act of 14 June 1790, p. 126-128.
1
97-98
1/1
--
25 Sep. 1789
Joint Resolution, proposing twelve amendments to the Constitution.  Ratification of ten of these (the Bill of Rights) was completed 15 Dec. 1791 (ref).
Wikipedia, United States Bill of Rights.
1
123
1/2
14
26 May 1790
An Act for the Government of the Territory of the United States, south of the river Ohio.  [Southwest Territory, formerly part of North Carolina, later Tennessee]
1
130 1/2 28 16 July 1790 An Act for establishing the temporary and permanent seat of the Government of the United States.  Currently in New York, the capital would be in Philadelphia from 6 Dec. 1790, then Washington, D.C., from 1 Dec. 1800, § 5, 6.
Constitutional authority, Art. 1, Sec. 8, Clause 17 (ref).
See also, vol. 1, p. 214-215, 3 Mar. 1791, ch. 17; p. 461, 6 May 1796, ch. 21; vol. 2, p. 55-56, 24 Apr. 1800, ch. 37; vol. 2, p. 103-108, 27 Feb. 1801, ch. 15.
Land ceded by Maryland (act of 23 Dec. 1788) and Virginia (act of 3 Dec. 1789); for the 1846 retrocession of Alexandria to Virginia, see 9 Stat. 35.
Wikipedia, Residence Act.
Library of Congress, Residence Act.
Proclamation, 24 Jan. 1791, Defining the Boundaries of the District of Columbia.
Proclamation, 30 Mar. 1791, same.
1
145-178 1/2 35 4 Aug. 1790 An Act to provide more effectually for the collection of the duties imposed by law on goods, wares and merchandise imported into the United States, and on the tonnage of ships or vessels.  Exemptions from reporting ship's contents, § 17, p. 159.  Revenue cutters, § 62-65, p. 175.
1
178 1/2 36 4 Aug. 1790 An Act to continue in force for a limited time, an act intituled “An act for the temporary establishment of the Post-Office”.
original document, http://www.loc.gov/item/rbpe.2150020a/
original document, http://arago.si.edu/record_80912_img_1.html
Wikisource
ESTC, http://estc.bl.uk/W15507, http://estc.bl.uk/W15501
ESTC, http://estc.bl.uk/W17666, http://estc.bl.uk/W17674
1
189
1/3
4
4 Feb. 1791
An Act declaring the consent of Congress, that a new State be formed within the jurisdiction of the Commonwealth of Virginia, and admitted into this Union, by the name of the State of Kentucky.  Effective 1 June 1792.
1
191
1/3
7
18 Feb. 1791
An Act for the admission of the State of Vermont into this Union.  Effective 4 Mar. 1791.  Vermont had ratified the Constitution 10 Jan. 1791.
1
218 1/3 23 3 Mar. 1791 An Act to continue in force for a limited time, an act intituled “An act for the temporary establishment of the Post-Office”.  Free franking, § 2.  Mail route, Albany (NY) to Bennington (VT), § 3.
original document, http://arago.si.edu/record_183916_img_1.html
http://www.rfrajola.com/resources/1791Act.pdf
Wikisource
ESTC, http://estc.bl.uk/W17602
1
232-239 2/1 7 20 Feb. 1792 An Act to establish the Post-Office and Post Roads within the United States.  Effective 1 June 1792.  Post roads, § 1; contracts, § 2, 6; postmaster general, § 3, 8; quarterly accounts, § 4; penalties, § 5, 11, 14-17, 24-25; post office hours, § 7; rates of postage, § 9-10; advertised letters, § 18; free franking, § 19-20; newspapers, § 21-22; compensation, § 23; ship letters, § 12-13, 26.  Post Office employees exempt from militia duty, § 27.
Passed the House, 9 Jan. 1792; amended and passed the Senate, 30 Jan. 1792; amended by the House, 2 Feb. 1792; passed the Senate, 3 Feb. 1792.
original document, http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.rbc/rbpe.21800300
original document, http://www.loc.gov/item/rbpe.21800500
original document, http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.rbc/rbpe.2180050a
original document, http://arago.si.edu/record_76704_img_1.html
http://www.rfrajola.com/resources/1792Act.pdf
Transcribed, http://njpostalhistory.org/media/pdf/postact1792.pdf
Wikipedia, Postal Service Act
Wikisource
ESTC, http://estc.bl.uk/W17606, http://estc.bl.uk/W15502
ESTC, http://estc.bl.uk/W17769, http://estc.bl.uk/W14838, http://estc.bl.uk/W15504
ESTC, http://estc.bl.uk/W17777, http://estc.bl.uk/W15505
1
271-274 2/1 33 8 May 1792 An Act more effectually to provide for the National Defence by establishing an Uniform Militia throughout the United States.  Post Office employees exempt from militia duty, § 2.
1
279-281 2/1 37 8 May 1792 An Act making alterations in the Treasury and War Departments.  Free franking, § 12.




1793 Committee report.  ESTC, http://estc.bl.uk/W18010
1
354-366 3/1 23 8 May 1794 An Act to establish the Post-office and Post-roads within the United States.  Effective 1 June 1794.  Post roads, § 1; contracts, § 2, 6; postmaster general, § 3, 8; quarterly accounts, § 4; penalties, § 5, 11, 14, 16-17, 24-25; post office hours, § 7; rates of postage, § 9-10; postal monopoly, § 14; way letters, § 15; advertised letters, § 18; free franking, § 19-20; newspapers, § 21-22; compensation, § 23; ship letters, § 12-13, 26; carrier fees, drop letters, § 28.  Post Office employees exempt from militia duty, § 27.
http://www.rfrajola.com/resources/1794Act.pdf
Wikisource
Folwell, 1796
ESTC, http://estc.bl.uk/W15503, http://estc.bl.uk/W15506
Postmaster General Timothy Pickering was reconfirmed by the Senate, 11 Dec. 1794, under this act; Senate Executive Journal, 10-11 Dec. 1794 (link).
1
402
3/1
8
11 Mar. 1794
Joint Resolution, proposing the Eleventh Amendment to the Constitution (ref).  Ratification was completed 7 Feb. 1795, and certified by Message of the President, 8 Jan. 1798 (link).
Wikipedia, Eleventh Amendment to the United States Constitution.
1
403-404 3/2 2 3 Dec. 1794 An Act extending the privilege of franking to James White, the delegate from the Territory of the United States, south of the river Ohio; and making provision for his compensation.  [Southwest Territory, later Tennessee]
1
419-420 3/2 30 25 Feb. 1795 An Act to amend the act entitled “An act to establish the Post-Office and Post Roads within the United States”.  Changes to post roads.
original document, http://www.loc.gov/item/rbpe.22200900/
Wikisource
ESTC, http://estc.bl.uk/W14572
1
474-475 4/1 32 27 May 1796 An Act altering the Compensation of the Accountant of the War Department.  Free franking, § 2.
1
491-492
4/1
47
1 June 1796
An Act for the admission of the State of Tennessee into the Union.  [former Southwest Territory]
1
509-512 4/2 19 3 Mar. 1797 An Act in addition to the act intituled “An act to establish the Post-Office and Post Roads within the United States”.  Post roads and compensation, § 1-5; newspapers, § 6; free franking for George Washington, § 9.
Wikisource
1796 Committee report, ESTC, http://estc.bl.uk/W21846
1796 bill, ESTC, http://estc.bl.uk/W14878
1
512-516 4/2 20 3 Mar. 1797 An Act to provide more effectually for the Settlement of Accounts between the United States, and Receivers of public Money.  Payments, § 5.
1
547 5/2 24 28 Mar. 1798 An Act to continue in force the fifth section of an act intituled “An Act in addition to the act intituled, An act to establish the Post-Office and Post Roads within the United States”.
Wikisource
1
549-550
5/2
27
7 Apr. 1798
An Act for an amicable settlement of limits with the state of Georgia, and authorizing the establishment of a government in the Mississippi territory.
See also, 2 Stat. 69, 10 May 1800, ch. 50.
See also, Cession by Georgia, 24 Apr. 1802.
1
569 5/2 56 22 June 1798 An Act to extend the privilege of franking letters and packets to the Secretary of the Navy.  The Dept. of the Navy was established by 1 Stat. 553, 30 Apr. 1798.
Wikisource
1
580-591 5/2 70 9 July 1798 An Act to provide for the valuation of Lands and Dwelling-Houses, and the enumeration of Slaves within the United States.  Free franking, § 28, p. 591.
1
591-594 5/2 71 11 July 1798 An Act to regulate and fix the compensation of the officers employed in collecting the internal revenues of the United States, and to insure more effectually the settlement of their accounts.  Free franking, § 11.
1
610 5/2 85 16 July 1798 An Act to alter and amend the several acts for the establishment and regulation of the Treasury, War and Navy Departments.  Free franking, § 1.
1
613 5/3 1 30 Jan. 1799 An Act for the punishment of certain Crimes therein specified.  Correspondence with foreign governments.
1
627-704 5/3 22 2 Mar. 1799 An Act to regulate the collection of duties on imports and tonnage.  Exemptions from reporting ship's contents, § 31, p. 651.
1
709-717 5/3 24 2 Mar. 1799 An Act for the Government of the Navy of the United States.  Letters from the enemy, § 34-35, p. 712; similar clauses in later years for the Army or Navy are not listed here.
1
717-720 5/3 25 2 Mar. 1799 An Act making appropriations for the support of Government for the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-nine.  Postmaster General's office, § 1, p. 720.  The appropriations acts of 1789 through 1798 make no specific mention of the Post Office; see p. 95, 104, 185, 190, 226, 284, 325, 342, 405, 445, 493, 498, 534, 536, 542, 611, 723.
1
729-730 5/3 38 2 Mar. 1799 An act to augment the Salaries of the Officers therein mentioned.  Postmaster General, and Assistant, § 1.
1
730-731 5/3 40 2 Mar. 1799 An Act to regulate and fix the Compensation of Clerks.  Postmaster General's office, § 2.
1
733-741 5/3 43 2 Mar. 1799 An Act to establish the Post-Office of the United States.  Effective 1 May 1799.  General Post Office and postmaster general, § 1; oath of office, § 2; penalties and suits, § 3, 9, 14-15, 20, 23-24, 28-29; contracts for carrying the mail, § 4; duties of postmasters, § 5, 6; rates of postage, § 7; ship letters, § 8, 10-11, 25; postal monopoly, § 12; way letters, § 13; advertised letters, dead letters, § 16; free franking, § 17-18; newspapers, § 19-20; compensation, § 21; quarterly accounts, § 22; letter carriers, carrier fees, drop letters, § 27; unproductive post roads, § 30; repeal of former acts, § 31.  Post Office employees exempt from militia duty, § 26.
http://www.rfrajola.com/resources/1799Act.pdf
ESTC, http://estc.bl.uk/W15500
ESTC, http://estc.bl.uk/W15019
(Evans 36476, 36489)




US Statutes at Large, Volume 2, 1799-1813, published 1845, 1848, 1850, 1853

This volume contains acts of the Sixth through Twelfth Congresses.  The first session was held in Philadelphia, the remainder in Washington, D.C.

Ohio was admitted to the Union 29 Nov. 1802, under the acts of 30 Apr. 1802 (p. 173-175), and 19 Feb. 1803 (p. 201-202); the official date is now 1 Mar. 1803, since 7 Aug. 1953 (67 Stat. 407), Congress having neglected to complete the formal admission until then (some history).  The Indiana Territory (formed in 1800) was expanded with the balance of the Northwest Territory.  Louisiana was admitted to the Union effective 30 Apr. 1812 (act, act).  The District of Columbia was organized from lands ceded by Maryland and Virginia (Constitution, Art. 1, sec. 8, clause 17; act of 16 July 1790; act of 27 Feb. 1801); the ex-Virginia portion was returned in 1846 (act).
Congress special sessions regular sessions LoC
LLoC
6th
2 Dec. 1799 – 14 May 1800
17 Nov. 1800 – 3 Mar. 1801
p. 3
p. 88
pdf, 13.1 MB
p. i-xxxviii, 3-127
7th 4 – 5 Mar. 1801 7 Dec. 1801 – 3 May 1802
6 Dec. 1802 – 3 Mar. 1803
p. 128
p. 199
pdf, 10.2 MB
p. 128-244
8th
17 Oct. 1803 – 27 Mar. 1804
5 Nov. 1804 – 3 Mar. 1805
p. 245
p. 307
pdf, 8.9 MB
p. 245-347
9th 4 Mar. 1805 2 Dec. 1805 – 21 Apr. 1806
1 Dec. 1806 – 3 Mar. 1807
p. 348
p. 411
pdf, 8.5 MB
p. 348-449
10th
26 Oct. 1807 – 25 Apr. 1808
7 Nov. 1808 – 3 Mar. 1809
p. 450
p. 505
pdf, 7.8 MB
p. 450-546
11th 4 – 7 Mar. 1809 22 May – 28 June 1809
27 Nov. 1809 – 1 May 1810
3 Dec. 1810 – 3 Mar. 1811
p. 547
p. 554
p. 614
pdf, 9.7 MB
p. 547-666
12th
4 Nov. 1811 – 6 July 1812
2 Nov. 1812 – 3 Mar. 1813
p. 667
p. 787
pdf, 14.0 MB
p. 667-831
House Journal, Senate Journal, Senate Executive Journal, Annals of Congress
1845
1848, as 1845, p. i-xxxviii, 3-831 1850, as 1845, p. i-xxxviii, 3-831

1853, as 1845, p. i-xxxviii, 3-831

1854, 1861, noted by Checklist of United States Public Documents, 1911, p. 966 (ref)


Public Acts, vol. 2, p. 1-832

Vol.
Pages C/S Ch. Act of ... Title
2
4 6/1 2 2 Jan. 1800 An Act extending the privilege of franking to William Henry Harrison, the delegate from the territory of the United States, northwest of the [river] Ohio; and making provision for his compensation.  [Northwest Territory]
Wikisource
2
19 6/1 18 3 Apr. 1800 An Act to extend the privilege of franking letters and packages to Martha Washington.
2
42-45 6/1 32 23 Apr. 1800 An Act to alter and to establish sundry Post Roads.
2
58-59
6/1
41
7 May 1800
An act to divide the territory of the United States northwest of the Ohio, into two separate governments.  Effective July 4, 1800.  [Northwest Territory, Indiana Territory]
2
62-66 6/1 47 7 May 1800 An Act making appropriation for the support of Government for the year one thousand eight hundred.  Postmaster General's office, § 1, p. 65.
2
88 6/2 1 15 Dec. 1800 An Act extending the privilege of franking letters to the Delegate from the Territory of the United States, northwest of the river Ohio, and making provision for his compensation.  [Northwest Territory]
2
102 6/2 9 25 Feb. 1801 An Act freeing from postage all letters and packets to John Adams.
2
103-108
6/2
15
27 Feb. 1801
An Act concerning the District of Columbia.
See also, p. 115-116, 3 Mar. 1801, ch. 24; p. 193-195, 3 May 1802, ch. 52.
2
117-121 6/2 27 3 Mar. 1801 An Act making appropriations for the support of Government for the year one thousand eight hundred and one.  Stamp-office, p. 118; post-office, p. 119, 120.
2
125-127 6/2 35 3 Mar. 1801 An Act further to alter and to establish certain Post Roads.  Free franking, letters and packets from John Adams, § 3.
2
130-131 7/1 5 18 Feb. 1802 An Act extending the privilege of franking and receiving letters, free of postage, to any person admitted, or to be admitted to take a seat in Congress, as a delegate; and providing compensation for such delegate.
2
152 7/1 25 14 Apr. 1802 An Act to revive, and continue in force, an act, intituled “An act to augment the salaries of the officers therein mentioned," passed the second day of March, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-nine.
2
184-188 7/1 47 1 May 1802 An Act making appropriations for the support of Government for the year one thousand eight hundred and two.  Postmaster General's office, § 1, p. 186.
2
189-192 7/1 48 3 May 1802 An Act further to alter and establish certain Post Roads, and for the more secure carriage of the Mail of the United States.  Only free white persons may carry the mails, § 4.  Free franking, § 5.
Laws of the United States, 1804, vol. 6, p. 164-172.
National Postal Museum, The History and Experience of African Americans in America's Postal Service (link).
2
210-215 7/2 19 2 Mar. 1803 An Act making appropriations for the support of Government for the year, one thousand eight hundred and three.  Postmaster General's office, § 1, p. 212.
2
227-228 7/2 24 3 Mar. 1803 An Act making appropriations for the Military establishment of the United States, in the year one thousand eight hundred and three.  Appropriations "for postage on letters on public service".
2
245
8/1
1
31 Oct. 1803
An Act to enable the President of the United States to take possession of the territories ceded by France to the United States, by the treaty concluded at Paris, on the thirtieth of April last; and for the temporary government thereof.  [Louisiana Territory]
2
250 8/1 12 20 Feb. 1804 An Act continuing for a limited time, the salaries of the officers of government therein mentioned.  Postmaster-General and assistant.
2
264-269 8/1 21 14 Mar. 1804 An Act making appropriations for the support of Government, for the year one thousand eight hundred and four.  Postmaster General's office, § 1, p. 266.
2
275-277 8/1 34 26 Mar. 1804 An Act further to alter and establish certain post roads, and for other purposes.  Free franking, § 3.
2
283-289 8/1 38 26 Mar. 1804 An Act erecting Louisiana into two territories, and providing for the temporary government thereof.  US laws, including the postal laws, to apply, § 7.  Effective Oct. 1, 1804, § 16.  [Territory of Orleans; District of Louisiana, under the Indiana Territory]
2
306
8/1
--
12 Dec. 1803
Joint Resolution, proposing the Twelfth Amendment to the Constitution (ref).  Ratification was completed 15 June 1804, and certified by proclamation of the Secretary of State, 25 Sep. 1804.
See also, 2 Stat. 295-296.
Wikipedia, Twelfth Amendment to the United States Constitution.
2
309-310
8/2
5
11 Jan. 1805
An Act to divide the Indiana Territory into two separate governments.  Effective June 30, 1805.  [Indiana Territory, Michigan Territory]
2
315 8/2 16 14 Feb. 1805 An Act authorizing the Postmaster-General to make a new contract for carrying the mail from Fayetteville, in North Carolina, to Charleston, in South Carolina.
2
316-321 8/2 21 1 Mar. 1805 An Act making appropriations for the support of Government, for the year one thousand eight hundred and five.  Postmaster General's office, § 1, p. 319.
2
331-332
8/2
31
3 Mar. 1805
An Act further providing for the government of the district of Louisiana.  Effective July 4, 1805.  [Territory of Louisiana]
2
337-338 8/2 35 3 Mar. 1805 An Act further to alter and establish certain post roads; and for other purposes.
2
384-389 9/1 33 18 Apr. 1806 An Act making appropriations for the support of Government, for the year one thousand eight hundred and six.  Postmaster General's office, § 1, p. 386.
2
396-397 9/1 41 21 Apr. 1806 An Act to regulate and fix the compensation of clerks, and to authorize the laying out certain public roads; and for other purposes.  Postmaster General's office, § 2.
2
408-410 9/1 55 21 Apr. 1806 An Act further to alter and establish certain Post Roads; and for other purposes.
2
432-436 9/2 29 3 Mar. 1807 An Act making appropriations for the support of Government during the year one thousand eight hundred and seven.  Postmaster General's office, § 1, p. 434.
2
444 9/2 43 3 Mar. 1807 An Act to establish certain Post Roads; and for other purposes.
2
456-457 10/1 14 27 Jan. 1808 An Act to continue in force for a limited time an act, intituled “An act continuing for a limited time the salaries of the officers of government therein mentioned”.
2
462-466 10/1 17 10 Feb. 1808 An Act making appropriations for the support of Government during the year one thousand eight hundred and eight.  Postmaster General's office, § 1, p. 464.
2
483-484 10/1 44 13 Apr. 1808 An Act to authorize the transportation of certain documents by mail, free of postage.
2
484-485 10/1 48 21 Apr. 1808 An Act concerning public contracts.  Postmaster-General to make annual reports, § 5.
2
491 10/1 56 23 Apr. 1808 An Act to establish certain post roads in the states of Georgia and Ohio.
2
505 10/2 1 18 Nov. 1808 An Act to authorize the transportation of a certain Message of the President of the United States, and documents accompanying the same.
2
514-516
10/2
13
3 Feb. 1809
An Act for dividing the Indiana Territory into two separate governments.  Effective Mar. 1, 1809.  [Indiana Territory, Illinois Territory]
2
520-525 10/2 18 17 Feb. 1809 An Act making appropriations for the support of Government during the year one thousand eight hundred and nine.  Postmaster General's office, § 1, p. 522.
2
526 10/2 20 28 Feb. 1809 An Act freeing from postage all letters and packets to Thomas Jefferson.
On this subject, in 1812, letter of Gideon Granger, Postmaster General (link).
2
552 11/1 14 28 June 1809 An Act freeing from postage all letters and packets from Thomas Jefferson.
2
554 11/2 1 9 Dec. 1809 An Act to authorize the transportation of certain Documents free of postage.
2
557-562 11/2 13 26 Feb. 1810 An Act making appropriations for the support of Government during the year one thousand eight hundred and ten.  Postmaster General's office, § 1, p. 559.
2
579-589 11/2 30 28 Apr. 1810 An Act to establish Post Roads.
2
589-590 11/2 34 28 Apr. 1810 An Act providing for the better accommodation of the General Post-office and Patent Office, and for other purposes.
2
592-604 11/2 37 30 Apr. 1810 An Act regulating the Post-office Establishment.  Only free white persons may carry the mails, § 4.  Effective June 1, 1810.
http://www.rfrajola.com/resources/1810Act.pdf
2
614 11/3 1 17 Dec. 1810 An Act to authorize the transportation of certain documents free of postage.
2
615 11/3 4 17 Jan. 1811 An Act to fix the compensation of the additional assistant Postmaster-General.
2
641-643
11/3
21
20 Feb. 1811
An Act to enable the people of the Territory of Orleans to form a constitution and state government, and for the admission of such state into the Union, on an equal footing with the original states, and for other purposes.  [Louisiana]
2
643-648 11/3 22 20 Feb. 1811 An Act making appropriations for the support of Government during the year one thousand eight hundred and eleven.  Postmaster General's office, § 1, p. 645.
2
667 12/1 1 18 Nov. 1811 An Act to authorize the transportation of certain documents free of postage.
2
686-691 12/1 33 26 Feb. 1812 An Act making appropriations for the support of Government during the year one thousand eight hundred and twelve.  Postmaster General's office, § 1, p. 688.
2
691-692 12/1 35 7 Mar. 1812 An Act supplementary to “An act providing for the better accommodation of the General Post-office and Patent Office, and for other purposes”.
2
696-699 12/1 46 28 Mar. 1812 An Act to establish a Quartermaster's Department, and for other purposes.  Free franking, § 10.
2
701-704
12/1
50
8 Apr. 1812
An Act for the admission of the State of Louisiana into the Union, and to extend the laws of the United States to the said state.  Effective Apr. 30, 1812.
2
708-709
12/1
57
14 Apr. 1812
An Act to enlarge the limits of the state of Louisiana.
2
713 12/1 66 24 Apr. 1812 An Act to continue in force for a limited time, an act entituled “An act continuing for a limited time the salaries of the officers of government therein mentioned."
2
716-718 12/1 68 25 Apr. 1812 An Act for the establishment of a General Land-Office in the Department of the Treasury.  Free franking, § 11.
2
730-732 12/1 80 11 May 1812 An Act to alter and establish certain Post Roads.
2
743-747
12/1
95
4 June 1812
An Act providing for the government of the territory of Missouri.  Louisiana Territory, renamed and reorganized.  Effective Dec. 7, 1812.
2
778-781 12/1 129 6 July 1812 An Act to prohibit American vessels from proceeding to or trading with the enemies of the United States, and for other purposes.  British packets, § 5.
2
784-785 12/1 137 6 July 1812 An Act making further provision for the Army of the United States, and for other purposes.  Free franking, § 3.
2
787 12/2 1 12 Nov. 1812 An Act to authorize the transportation of certain documents free of postage.
2
790 12/2 9 14 Jan. 1813 An Act authorizing the President of the United States to establish post routes, in certain cases.
2
805 12/2 34 27 Feb. 1813 An Act in addition to an act regulating the Post-office establishment.
2
806 12/2 36 27 Feb. 1813 An Act to establish certain post roads in the State of Louisiana.
2
806-807 12/2 37 27 Feb. 1813 An Act to encourage Vaccination.  Free franking, § 2.  Repealed, May 4, 1822 (3 Stat. 677).
2
816-818 12/2 48 3 Mar. 1813 An Act the better to provide for the supplies of the Army of the United States, and for the accountability of persons entrusted with the same.  Free franking, § 2.
2
819-820 12/2 52 3 Mar. 1813 An Act for the better organization of the general staff of the Army of the United States.  Free franking, § 11.
2
823-829 12/2 58 3 Mar. 1813 An Act making appropriation for the support of Government for the year one thousand eight hundred and thirteen.  Postmaster General's office, § 1, p. 826.




US Statutes at Large, Volume 3, 1813-1823, published 1846, 1850, 1854, 1856

This volume contains acts of the Thirteenth through Seventeenth Congresses.

Indiana was admitted to the Union Dec. 11, 1816 (act, resolution); Mississippi, Dec. 10, 1817 (act, resolution); Illinois, Dec. 3, 1818 (act, resolution); Alabama, Dec. 14, 1819 (act, resolution); Maine, Mar. 3, 1820 (act, effective Mar. 15); Missouri, Aug. 10, 1821 (act, resolution, proclamation).
Congress special sessions regular sessions LoC
LLoC
13th
24 May 1813 – 2 Aug. 1813
6 Dec. 1813 – 18 Apr. 1814
19 Sep. 1814 – 3 Mar. 1815
p. 1
p. 88
p. 143
pdf, 23.4 MB
p. i-xl, 1-250
14th
4 Dec. 1815 – 30 Apr. 1816
2 Dec. 1816 – 3 Mar. 1817
p. 251
p. 344
pdf, 12.1 MB
p. 251-400
15th 4 – 6 Mar. 1817
1 Dec. 1817 – 20 Apr. 1818
16 Nov. 1818 – 3 Mar. 1819
p. 401
p. 477
pdf, 11.5 MB
p. 401-538
16th
6 Dec. 1819 – 15 May 1820
13 Nov. 1820 – 3 Mar. 1821
p. 539
p. 610
pdf, 9.6 MB
p. 539-648
17th
3 Dec. 1821 – 8 May 1822
2 Dec. 1822 – 3 Mar. 1823
p. 649
p. 720
pdf, 13.7 MB
p. 649-798
House Journal, Senate Journal, Senate Executive Journal, Annals of Congress
1846
1850

1854, as 1850

1856, as 1850
1861, as 1850

Public Acts, vol. 3, p. 1-790

Vol.
Pages C/S Ch. Act of ... Title
3
4 13/1 9 13 July 1813 An Act freeing from postage all letters and packets to and from the superintendent general of military supplies.
3
39 13/1 22 24 July 1813 An Act to establish the office of commissioner of the revenue.  Free franking, § 6.
3
48-49 13/1 33 28 July 1813 An Act to authorize the transportation of certain documents free of postage.
3
106-111 13/2 28 24 Mar. 1814 An Act making appropriations for the support of government for the year one thousand eight hundred and fourteen.  Postmaster General's office, § 1, p. 108-109.
3
130-133 13/2 75 18 Apr. 1814 An Act to alter and establish certain post-roads.
3
137-139 13/2 91 18 Apr. 1814 An Act to amend the act laying duties on licenses to retailers of wines, spirituous liquors and foreign merchandise, and for other purposes.  Free franking, § 10.
3
159-161 13/3 16 23 Dec. 1814 An Act to provide additional revenues for defraying the expenses of government, and maintaining the public credit, by duties on sales at auction, and on licenses to retail wines, spirituous liquors, and foreign merchandise, and for increasing the rates of postage.  Repealed, see p. 252.
http://www.rfrajola.com/resources/1814Act.pdf
3
164-180 13/3 21 9 Jan. 1815 An Act to provide additional revenues for defraying the expenses of government, ... .  Deputy Postmasters to assume the role of tax assessor and collector when no other person is available, § 37, p. 178.
3
202-203 13/3 35 7 Feb. 1815 An Act to alter and amend the several acts for establishing a Navy Department, by adding thereto a board of commissioners.  Free franking, § 3.
3
206-211 13/3 44 16 Feb. 1815 An Act making appropriations for the support of government for the year one thousand eight hundred and fifteen.  Postmaster General's office, § 1, p. 209.
3
220-221 13/3 65 27 Feb. 1815 An Act in addition to the act regulating the post-office establishment.  Commissions and allowances for postmasters, § 1-2.  Steamboat letters and fees, § 3-5.
3
221-222 13/3 69 1 Mar. 1815 An Act to alter and establish certain post-roads.
3
239-244 13/3 100 3 Mar. 1815 An Act to fix the compensations, and increase the responsibility of the collectors of the direct tax and internal duties; and for other purposes connected with the collection thereof.  Free franking, § 7.
3
252 14/1 7 1 Feb. 1816 An Act to repeal so much of an act, passed on the twenty-third day of December, one thousand eight hundred and fourteen, as imposes additional duties on postage.
http://www.rfrajola.com/resources/1816RepealAct.pdf
3
264-266 14/1 43 9 Apr. 1816 An Act in addition to an act to regulate the Post-office establishment.
http://www.rfrajola.com/resources/1816Act.pdf
3
277-283 14/1 45 16 Apr. 1816 An Act making appropriations for the support of government, for the year one thousand eight hundred and sixteen.  Postmaster General's office, § 1, p. 281.
3
302-306 14/1 82 26 Apr. 1816 An Act supplementary to the act to provide additional revenues for defraying the expenses of government and maintaining the public credit, by laying a direct tax upon the United States, and to provide for assessing and collecting the same.  Free franking, § 13.
3
309-310 14/1 103 27 Apr. 1816 An Act continuing the salaries of certain officers of government.
3
322 14/1 140 29 Apr. 1816 An Act supplementary to an act making alterations in the Treasury and War Departments, passed the eighth day of May, 1792.  Free franking, § 1.
3
334-338 14/1 171 30 Apr. 1816 An Act to establish post-roads.




10 Dec. 1816
Senate Committee on Post Offices and Post Roads, until 1946
3
350 14/2 25 1 Mar. 1817 An Act freeing from postage all letters and packets to and from James Madison.
3
352-358 14/2 33 3 Mar. 1817 An Act making appropriations for the support of government for the year one thousand eight hundred and seventeen.  Postmaster General's office, § 1, p. 355.
3
363-366 14/2 44 3 Mar. 1817 An Act to alter and establish certain post-roads.
3
366-368 14/2 45 3 Mar. 1817 An Act to provide for the prompt settlement of public accounts.  Fifth Auditor of the Treasury, for the Post Office accounts, § 4; see next, 5 Stat. 80.  Free franking, § 16.
3
371-373
14/2
59
3 Mar. 1817
An Act to establish a separate territorial government for the eastern part of the Mississippi territory.  [Alabama Territory; effective upon constitution adopted 15 Aug. 1817, and governor commissioned 25 Sep. 1817]
See also, p. 466-467, 20 Apr. 1818, ch. 126; p. 468, 20 Apr. 1818, ch. 127.
3
418-423 15/1 45 9 Apr. 1818 An Act making appropriations for the support of government for the year one thousand eight hundred and eighteen.  Postmaster General's office, § 1, p. 421.
3
426-427 15/1 61 14 Apr. 1818 An Act regulating the staff of the army.  Free franking, § 10.
3
445-447 15/1 87 20 Apr. 1818 An Act to regulate and fix the compensation of the clerks in the different offices.  Postmaster General's office, § 7.
3
453-457 15/1 92 20 Apr. 1818 An Act to establish and alter certain post roads.
3
484 15/2 27 20 Feb. 1819 An Act to increase the salaries of certain officers of government.  Postmaster General and assistants.
3
489-492
15/2
47
2 Mar. 1819
An Act to enable the people of the Alabama territory to form a constitution and state government, and for the admission of such state into the Union on an equal footing with the original states.
3
493-496
15/2
49
2 Mar. 1819
An Act establishing a separate territorial government in the southern part of the territory of Missouri.  Effective July 4, 1819.  [Arkansaw Territory, Arkansas Territory since Apr. 1820]
3
496 15/2 52 2 Mar. 1819 An Act authorizing the Postmaster General to contract, as in other cases, for carrying the mail in steamboats, between New Orleans, in the state of Louisiana, and Louisville, in the state of Kentucky.
3
496-502 15/2 54 3 Mar. 1819 An Act making appropriations for the support of government for the year one thousand eight hundred and nineteen.  Postmaster General's office, § 1, p. 499.
3
503-508 15/2 72 3 Mar. 1819 An Act to alter and establish certain post-roads.
3
536 15/2 107 3 Mar. 1819 An Act to repeal part of an act passed on the twenty-seventh day of February, one thousand eight hundred and thirteen, entitled “An act in addition to ʻAn act regulating the Post-office establishmentʼ ”.
3
539 16/1 1 14 Dec. 1819 An Act authorizing the transmission of certain documents free of postage.
3
548 16/1 23 13 Mar. 1820 An Act in addition to an act, entitled “An act regulating the post-office establishment”.
3
555-561 16/1 40 11 Apr. 1820 An Act making appropriations for the support of government, for the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty.  Postmaster General's office, § 1, p. 559.
3
577-581 16/1 99 13 May 1820 An Act to alter and establish certain post-roads.
3
606-607 16/1 133 15 May 1820 An Act to provide for repairing the roof of the general post-office, and to procure an engine for the protection of said building.
3
623-628 16/2 33 3 Mar. 1821 An Act to alter and establish certain post-roads.
3
628-633 16/2 34 3 Mar. 1821 An Act making appropriations for the support of government, for the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty-one.  Postmaster General's office, § 1, p. 631.
3
649 17/1 1 19 Dec. 1821 An Act authorizing the transmission of certain documents free of postage.
3
654-659 17/1 13 30 Mar. 1822 An Act for the establishment of a territorial government in Florida.  US laws, including the postal laws, to apply, § 9.  East Florida and West Florida had been ceded from Spain by the Treaty of Washington, signed Feb. 22, 1819, ratified Feb. 19, 1821 (ref); see also, 3 Stat. 637, Mar. 3, 1821.
3
668-673 17/1 41 30 Apr. 1822 An Act making appropriations for the support of government for the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty-two, and for other purposes.  Postmaster General's office, § 1, p. 671.  Postage expenses, § 3, p. 673.
3
702-707 17/1 127 8 May 1822 An Act to establish certain post-roads, and to discontinue others, and for other purposes.
3
757-763 17/2 31 3 Mar. 1823 An Act making appropriations for the support of government for the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty-three.  Postmaster General's office, § 1, p. 761.
3
764-768 17/2 33 3 Mar. 1823 An Act to discontinue certain post-roads and to establish others.  Steamboat waterways considered post roads, § 3.
3
779 17/2 54 3 Mar. 1823 An Act for clearing, repairing, and improving, certain roads for the purpose of facilitating the transportation of the United States' Mail.
3
784 17/2 63 3 Mar. 1823 An Act to authorize the Postmaster General to pay for certain repairs to the general post-office, and keep the engine house, the fire engine, and apparatus, in repair.

Public Resolutions, vol. 3, p. 1-790

Vol.
Pages C/S No. Approved ... Title
3
6
342
181
14/1
6
27 Apr. 1816
Resolution requiring the Secretary of State to compile and print, once in every two years, a register of all officers and agents, civil, military and naval in the services of the United States. 
Often known as the Biennial Register, Blue Book, Official Register or similar.
For full details of the publication and its postal information, 1816 to 1959, see here.
3
474-475 15/1 7 19 Mar. 1818 Resolution authorizing the transportation of certain documents free of postage.
3
537 15/2 2 5 Dec. 1818 Resolution authorizing the transmission of certain documents free of postage.
3
537 15/2 5 15 Feb. 1819 Resolution authorizing the transmission of the documents accompanying the report of the committee to examine into the proceedings of the Bank of the United [States] free of postage.
3
719 17/1 4 26 Apr. 1822 Resolution providing for the security in the transmission of letters, etc., in the public mails.  Imlay's copper cases for carrying letters to be tested.




US Statutes at Large, Volume 4, 1824-1835, published 1846, 1848, 1850, 1856

This volume contains acts of the Eighteenth through Twenty-third Congresses.
Congress special sessions regular sessions LoC
LLoC
18th
1 Dec. 1823 – 27 May 1824
6 Dec. 1824 – 3 Mar. 1825
p. 1
p. 79
pdf, 14.8 MB
p. i-xlv, 1-136
19th 4 – 9 Mar. 1825 5 Dec. 1825 – 22 May 1826
4 Dec. 1826 – 3 Mar. 1827
p. 137
p. 197
pdf, 8.5 MB
p. 137-245
20th
3 Dec. 1827 – 26 May 1828
1 Dec. 1828 – 3 Mar. 1829
p. 246
p. 323
pdf, 9.9 MB
p. 246-369
21st 4 – 17 Mar. 1829 7 Dec. 1829 – 31 May 1830
6 Dec. 1830 – 3 Mar. 1831
p. 370
p. 431
pdf, 9.5 MB
p. 370-495
22nd
5 Dec. 1831 – 16 July 1832
3 Dec. 1832 – 2 Mar. 1833
p. 496
p. 609
pdf, 13.7 MB
p. 496-669
23rd
2 Dec. 1833 – 30 June 1834
1 Dec. 1834 – 3 Mar. 1835
p. 670
p. 746
pdf, 11.2 MB
p. 670-818
House Journal, Senate Journal, Senate Executive Journal, Annals of Congress (18th), Register of Debates, Congressional Globe (23rd)
1846
1848
1850, as 1848
1856, as 1848
1860, noted by Checklist of United States Public Documents, 1911, p. 966 (ref)


Public Acts, vol. 4, p. 1-792

Vol.
Pages C/S Ch. Act of ... Title
4
11-17 18/1 32 2 Apr. 1824 An Act making appropriations for the support of government for the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty-four.  Postmaster General's office, § 1, p. 14, 16.
4
22-23 18/1 46 30 Apr. 1824 An Act to procure the necessary surveys, plans and estimates, upon the subject of roads and canals.  "... or necessary for the transportation of the public mail; ...".
4
41-43 18/1 157 26 May 1824 An Act authorizing the employment of additional clerks, and certain messengers and assistants, and other persons in the several departments.
4
85-91 18/2 13 25 Feb. 1825 An Act making appropriations for the support of government, for the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty-five.  Postmaster General's office, § 1, p. 88.
4
95-100 18/2 46 3 Mar. 1825 An Act to establish certain post-roads, and to discontinue others.
4
102-114 18/2 64 3 Mar. 1825 An Act to reduce into one the several acts establishing and regulating the Post-office Department.  Only free white persons may carry the mails, § 7.  Free franking, § 27, 28, 40.
http://www.rfrajola.com/resources/1825Act.pdf
4
139 19/1 8 3 Mar. 1826 An Act concerning the transportation of the mail between Vincennes and St. Louis.
4
142-149 19/1 13 14 Mar. 1826 An Act making appropriations for the support of government, for the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty-six.  Postmaster General's office, § 1, p. 145-146.
Note - LoC, LLoC and TA substitute a second instance of p. 144 for p. 146.
4
154 19/1 27 20 Apr. 1826 An Act appropriating a sum of money for the repair of the post-roads between Jackson and Columbus in the state of Mississippi.
4
188 19/1 134 20 May 1826 An act to allow the transportation of goods, wares, and merchandise, to and from Philadelphia and Baltimore, by the way of Lancaster and York, or by the mail-route.
4
190 19/1 139 20 May 1826 An Act appropriating a sum of money for the repair of the post-road from the Chatahoochie to Line Creek, in the state of Alabama.
4
208-214 19/2 23 2 Mar. 1827 An Act making appropriations for the support of government for the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty-seven.  Postmaster General's office, § 1, p. 212.
4
221-226 19/2 37 2 Mar. 1827 An Act to establish sundry post-roads.
4
233-234 19/2 50 2 Mar. 1827 An Act in addition to "An act to regulate and fix the compensation of the clerks in the different offices”, passed [20] April, one thousand eight hundred and eighteen.  Postmaster General's office, § 5.
4
238-239 19/2 61 2 Mar. 1827 An Act amendatory of the act regulating the Post-office Department.
http://www.rfrajola.com/resources/1827Act.pdf
4
239 19/2 62 2 Mar. 1827 An Act to increase the salary of the Postmaster General.
4
242 19/2 93 3 Mar. 1827 An Act to grant a certain quantity of land to the state of Ohio, for the purpose of making a road from Columbus to Sandusky.  No tolls to be charged to the mails.
4
247-253 20/1 6 12 Feb. 1828 An Act making appropriations for the support of government for the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty-eight.  Postmaster General's office, § 1, p. 251; § 3, p. 253.
4
303 20/1 99 24 May 1828 An Act to authorize the Postmaster General to erect an additional building, and employ five additional clerks.
4
315-320 20/1 125 24 May 1828 An Act to establish sundry post-roads and to discontinue others.
4
323-329 20/2 1 9 Jan. 1829 An Act making appropriations for the support of government, for the first quarter of the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty-nine.  Postmaster General's office, § 1, p. 327.
4
336-344 20/2 24 2 Mar. 1829 An Act making additional appropriations for the support of government for the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty-nine.  Postmaster General's office, § 1, p. 341.
4
377-382 21/2 33 18 Mar. 1830 An Act making appropriations for the support of government for the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty.  Postmaster General's office, § 1, p. 379.
4
407 21/1 107 26 May 1830 An Act for the distribution of certain books therein mentioned.  Free of postage, § 3.
4
414-416 21/1 153 29 May 1830 An Act to provide for the appointment of a solicitor of the treasury.  Free franking, § 11.
4
446-447 21/2 36 25 Feb. 1831 An Act to provide for the adjustment of claims of persons entitled to indemnification under the convention between the United States and his majesty the King of Denmark, of the twenty-eighth March, eighteen hundred and thirty, and for the distribution among such claimants of the sums to be paid by the Danish government to that of the United States according to the stipulation of the said convention.  Free franking, § 10.
4
452-459 21/2 55 2 Mar. 1831 An Act making appropriations for the support of government for the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty-one.  Postmaster General's office, § 1, p. 453, 456.
4
471 21/2 65 2 Mar. 1831 An Act making provision for a subscription to a compilation of Congressional documents.
This act refers to the series American State Papers, published in 1832, 1834, and 1858-61, ultimately in 38 volumes.  For the distribution and continuation, see the Resolutions of 10 July 1832, 4 Stat. 606, and 2 Mar. 1833, 4 Stat. 669, and the Act of 12 June 1858, 11 Stat. 328, § 19.
4
483-486 21/2 97 2 Mar. 1831 An act declaring the assent of Congress to an act of the general assembly of the state of Ohio, hereinafter recited.  No tolls to be charged to the mails.
4
506-514 22/1 74 5 May 1832 An Act making appropriations for the support of government for the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty-two.  Postmaster General's office, § 1, p. 507, 510.
4
534-549 22/1 141 15 June 1832 An Act to establish certain post-roads, and to alter and discontinue others; and for other purposes.
4
564 22/1 174 9 July 1832 An Act to provide for the appointment of a commissioner of Indian Affairs, and for other purposes.  Free franking, § 3.
4
574-576 22/1 199 13 July 1832 An Act to carry into effect the convention between the United States and his majesty the King of the French concluded at Paris on the fourth of July, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-one.  Free franking, § 8.
4
618 22/2 41 20 Feb. 1833 An Act to authorize the laying out and constructing a road from Line Creek to the Chatahooche, and for repairing the road on which the mail is now transported.
4
619-629 22/2 54 2 Mar. 1833 An Act making appropriations for the civil and diplomatic expenses of government for the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty-three.  Postmaster General's office, § 1, p. 619, 623.  Free franking, § 1, p. 622; § 6, p. 629.
4
655-659 22/2 79 2 Mar. 1833 An Act declaring the assent of Congress to an act of the General Assembly of the State of Virginia, hereinafter recited.  No tolls to be charged to the mails.
4
666-667 22/2 96 2 Mar. 1833 An Act to carry into effect the convention between the United States and his majesty the king of the Two Sicilies, concluded at Naples on the fourteenth day of October, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-two.  Free franking, § 8.
4
689-699 23/1 92 27 June 1834 An Act making appropriations for the civil and diplomatic expenses of government for the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty-four.  Postmaster General's office, § 1, p. 689, 693.
4
729-735
23/1
161
30 June 1834
An Act to regulate trade and intercourse with the Indian tribes, and to preserve peace on the frontiers.
4
740-741 23/1 168 30 June 1834 An Act authorizing the governors of the several states to transmit, by mail, certain books and documents.  Free franking.
4
760-771 23/2 30 3 Mar. 1835 An Act making appropriations for the civil and diplomatic expenses of government for the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty-five.  Postmaster General's office, § 1, p. 761, 764-765.
4
779 23/2 46 3 Mar. 1835 An Act to continue the office of commissioner of pensions.  Free franking, § 3.
Public Resolutions, vol. 4, p. 1-792

Vol.
Pages C/S No. Approved ... Title
4
194 19/1 1 4 May 1826 Resolution directing a survey of certain routes between Baltimore and Philadelphia for a post-road.
4
320 20/1 1 3 Apr. 1828 Resolution authorizing the Speaker of the House of Representatives to frank letters and packages.
4
320 20/1 3 23 May 1828 Resolution in relation to Charles Carroll, of Carrollton.  Free franking.
4
322 20/1 6 24 May 1828 Resolution in relation to the mail-route between the cities of New Orleans and Mobile.
4
429 21/1 3 30 Apr. 1830 A resolution authorizing the transmission of papers, by mail, relating to the fifth census.
4
495 21/2 1 13 Jan. 1831 Resolution in relation to the transmission of public documents printed by order of either House of Congress.
4
606-607 22/1 6 10 July 1832 Resolution directing the distribution of a compilation of congressional documents, and for other purposes.
4
608 22/1 10 14 July 1832 Resolution directing the transmission of the fifth census by mail.
4
608 22/1 11 14 July 1832 Resolution respecting the Biennial Register.
4
744 23/1 2 19 June 1834 Resolution for distributing returns of the last census.




US Statutes at Large, Volume 5, 1836-1845, published 1846, 1850, 1853, 1856, 1860

This volume contains acts of the Twenty-fourth through Twenty-eighth Congresses.

Arkansas was admitted to the Union June 15, 1836 (act, act); Michigan, Jan. 26, 1837 (act); Iowa and Florida, Mar. 3, 1845 (act, act, act); Texas, Dec. 29, 1845 (resolution); Iowa fully, Dec. 28, 1846 (act).  Texas had declared its independence of Mexico on Mar. 2, 1836.
Congress special sessions regular sessions LoC
LLoC
24th
7 Dec. 1835 – 4 July 1836
5 Dec. 1836 – 3 Mar. 1837
p. 1
p. 135
pdf, 21.2 MB
p. i-xxxv, 1-200
25th 4 – 10 Mar. 1837 4 Sep. 1837 – 16 Oct. 1837
4 Dec. 1837 – 9 July 1838
3 Dec. 1838 – 3 Mar. 1839
p. 201
p. 208
p. 312
pdf, 14.6 MB
p. 208-366
26th
2 Dec. 1839 – 21 July 1840
7 Dec. 1840 – 3 Mar. 1841
p. 367
p. 410
pdf, 5.8 MB
p. 367-436
27th 4 – 15 Mar. 1841 31 May 1841 – 13 Sep. 1841
6 Dec. 1841 – 31 Aug. 1842
5 Dec. 1842 – 3 Mar. 1843
p. 437
p. 469
p. 586
pdf, 18.8 MB
p. 437-650
28th
4 Dec. 1843 – 17 June 1844
2 Dec. 1844 – 3 Mar. 1845
p. 651
p. 721
pdf, 13.2 MB
p. 651-803
House Journal, Senate Journal, Senate Executive Journal, Register of Debates (24th-25th), Congressional Globe
1846
1850
1853, as 1850 1856, as 1850
1860, as 1850

Public Acts, vol. 5, p. 1-801

Vol.
Pages C/S Ch. Act of ... Title
5
9 24/1 52 14 Apr. 1836 An Act making appropriations for the payment of the revolutionary and other pensioners of the United States, for the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty-six.  Payments, § 2.
5
10-16
24/1
54
20 Apr. 1836
An Act establishing the Territorial Government of Wisconsin.  Effective July 3, 1836.
5
17-25 24/1 59 9 May 1836 An Act making appropriations for the civil and diplomatic expenses of Government for the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty-six.  Postmaster General's office, § 1, p. 17, 20.  Annual report, § 2.
5
34-36 24/1 87 7 June 1836 An Act to carry into effect a convention between the United States and Spain.  Free franking, § 8.
5
52-56 24/1 115 23 June 1836 An Act to regulate the deposites of the public money.  Payments, § 5.
5
80-90 24/1 270 2 July 1836 An Act to change the organization of the Post Office Department, and to provide more effectually for the settlement of the accounts thereof.  Auditor of the Treasury for the Post Office Department, § 8, 10, 14, etc.; see also 16 Stat. 162 § 7.  Third Asst. Postmaster General, § 20.  Free franking, § 8, 20, 36.  Express mail, § 39.  Letter carriers and fees, § 41.
§ 24-25, partly repealed by 13 Stat. 185 § 6.
http://www.rfrajola.com/resources/1836Act.pdf
5
90-107 24/1 271 2 July 1836 An Act to establish certain post roads, and to alter and discontinue others, and for other purposes.
http://www.rfrajola.com/resources/1836Post.pdf
5
107 24/1 290 2 July 1836 An Act to extend the privilege of franking letters and packages to Dolly P. Madison.
5
107-112 24/1 352 4 July 1836 An Act to reorganize the General Land Office.  Hours open, § 12, p. 112.
5
112-115 24/1 353 4 July 1836 An Act in addition to the act entitled "An act making appropriations, in part, for the support of Government, for the year eighteen hundred and thirty-six, and for other purposes.  Compensation, § 4.
5
117-126 24/1 357 4 July 1836 An Act to promote the progress of useful arts, and to repeal all acts and parts of acts heretofore made for that purpose.  Patent Office, free franking, § 1.
5
163-176 24/2 33 3 Mar. 1837 An Act making appropriations for the civil and diplomatic expenses of Government for the year eighteen hundred and thirty-seven.  Post Office, § 1, p. 163, 167, 171, 174, 175.
5
187 24/2 43 3 Mar. 1837 An Act to continue the office of Commissioner of Pensions.  Free franking, § 3.
5
216-223 25/2 54 6 Apr. 1838 An Act making appropriations for the civil and diplomatic expenses of Government for the year eighteen hundred and thirty-eight.  Post Office, § 1, p. 216, 219-220, 223.
5
235-241
25/2
96
12 June 1838
An Act to divide the Territory of Wisconsin and to establish the Territorial Government of Iowa.  Effective July 3, 1838.  [Iowa Territory]
5
255 25/2 158 5 July 1838 An Act to modify the last clause of the fifth section of the deposite act of the twenty-third of June, eighteen hundred and thirty-six.  Payments.
5
256-260 25/2 162 5 July 1838 An Act to increase the present military establishment of the United States, and for other purposes.  Free franking, § 21, p. 259.
5
264-267 25/2 169 7 July 1838 An Act to provide for the support of the Military Academy of the United States for the year eighteen hundred and thirty-eight, and for other purposes.  Post Office, § 4, p. 265.  Mail route, § 5, p. 266.
5
271-283 25/2 172 7 July 1838 An Act to establish certain post routes and to discontinue others.  Every railroad a post road, § 2, p. 283.
5
314 25/3 4 25 Jan. 1839 An Act further to regulate the transportation of the mail upon railroads.
5
331-337 25/3 80 3 Mar. 1839 An Act to provide for taking the sixth census or enumeration of the inhabitants of the United States.  Postage allowance, § 12.
5
339-349 25/3 82 3 Mar. 1839 An Act making appropriations for the civil and diplomatic expenses of Government for the year eighteen hundred and thirty-nine.  Post Office, § 1, p. 339, 342-343, 348.
5
353 25/3 87 3 Mar. 1839 An Act providing for the erection of a fire-proof building for the use of the General Post Office Department.
5
369-370 26/1 4 4 Mar. 1840 An Act to continue the office of commissioner of Pensions, and to transfer the pension business, heretofore transacted in the Navy Department, to that office.  Free franking, § 3.
5
371-380 26/1 22 8 May 1840 An Act making appropriations for the civil and diplomatic expenses of the Government for the year eighteen hundred and forty.  Post Office, § 1, p. 371, 374, 378, 379-380.
5
383-384 26/1 34 12 June 1840 An Act to carry into effect a convention between the United States and the Mexican Republic.  Free franking, § 5.
5
385-392 26/1 41 4 July 1840 An Act to provide for the collection, safe keeping, transfer, and disbursement of the public revenue.  Payments, § 9-11, p. 387-388; § 19-20, p. 390.
5
421-433 26/2 35 3 Mar. 1841 An Act making appropriations for the civil and diplomatic expenses of the Government for the year eighteen hundred and forty-one.  Post Office, § 1, p. 421, 424-425, 429, 430-431.
5
439-440 27/1 7 13 Aug. 1841 An Act to repeal the act entitled “An act to provide for the collection, safe-keeping, transfer, and disbursement of the public revenue,” and to provide for the punishment of embezzlers of public money, and for other purposes.  Post Office, § 2, 4.
5
453-458 27/1 16 4 Sep. 1841 An Act to appropriate the proceeds of the sales of the public lands, and to grant pre-emption rights.  Mails, § 9, p. 455.
5
461 27/1 19 9 Sep. 1841 An Act authorizing the transmission of letters and packets to and from Mrs. Harrison, free of postage.
5
461 27/1 20 9 Sep. 1841 An Act to make appropriations for the Post Office Department.
5
473 27/2 23 14 Apr. 1842 An Act to establish certain post roads.
5
475-488 27/2 29 18 May 1842 An Act making appropriations for the civil and diplomatic expenses of Government for the year eighteen hundred and forty-two.  Post Office, § 1, p. 478, 479, 487-488.
5
498 27/2 107 30 July 1842 An Act to provide for the permanent employment in the Post Office Department of certain clerks heretofore for several years temporarily employed in that Department.
5
523-533 27/2 202 26 Aug. 1842 An Act legalizing and making appropriations for such necessary objects as have been usually included in the general appropriation bills without authority of law, and to fix and provide for certain incidental expenses of the Departments and offices of the Government, and for other purposes.  Post Office, § 11, 17-18, 22, p. 525, 526-527, 531, 532.
5
536-537 27/2 207 26 Aug. 1842 An Act to define and establish the fiscal year of the Treasury of the United States.  Commencing July 1, 1843.
5
538 27/2 255 29 Aug. 1842 An Act to provide for the publication of a new edition of the laws and regulations of the Post Office Department, and a perfect list of the post-offices in the United States.
5
568-575 27/2 274 31 Aug. 1842 An Act [to] establish certain post roads.  § 2, effective July 1, 1843.
5
579-581 27/2 286 31 Aug. 1842 An Act to reorganize the Navy Department of the United States.  Free franking, § 7.
5
586-597 27/3 2 24 Dec. 1842 An Act making appropriations for the civil and diplomatic expenses of Government for the half calendar year ending the thirtieth day of June, eighteen hundred and forty-three.  Post Office, § 1, p. 590-591.
5
597 27/3 4 20 Jan. 1843 An Act to continue the office of Commissioner of Pensions.  Free franking, § 3.
5
600 27/3 31 15 Feb. 1843 An Act to authorize the chief clerk in the office of the Secretary of State to frank public and official documents sent from that office.
5
630-645 27/3 100 3 Mar. 1843 An Act making appropriations for the civil and diplomatic expenses of Government for the fiscal year ending the thirtieth day of June, eighteen hundred and forty-four.  Post Office, § 1, p. 637, 643-644.
5
668 28/1 62 15 June 1844 An Act making appropriations for the service of the Post Office Department, for the fiscal year ending thirtieth June, eighteen hundred and forty-five.
5
669 28/1 65 15 June 1844 An Act to establish certain post roads in the Territory of Florida.
5
681-696 28/1 105 17 June 1844 An Act making appropriations for the civil and diplomatic expenses of Government for the fiscal year ending the thirtieth day of June, eighteen hundred and forty-five, and for other purposes.  Post Office, § 1, p. 687.
5
732-739 28/2 43 3 Mar. 1845 An Act to reduce the rates of postage, to limit the use and correct the abuse of the franking privilege, and for the prevention of frauds on the revenues of the Post Office Department.
See Resolution, same date, p. 800.
http://www.rfrajola.com/resources/1845Act.pdf
Transcribed, http://www.jcampbell.com/Reference/us/184503_law.pdf
5
739-740 28/2 44 3 Mar. 1845 An Act making appropriations for the service of the Post Office Department, for the year ending thirtieth June, eighteen hundred and forty-six.
5
748-750 28/2 69 3 Mar. 1845 An Act to provide for the transportation of the mail between the United States and foreign countries, and for other purposes.  Counterfeit stamps [postal markings], § 5, p. 749.
5
752-765 28/2 71 3 Mar. 1845 An Act making appropriations for the civil and diplomatic expenses of the Government for the year ending the thirtieth June, eighteen hundred and forty-six, and for other purposes.  Post Office, § 1, p. 757; § 8, p. 765.
5
778-787 28/2 74 3 Mar. 1845 An Act to establish certain post routes.
5
790-795 28/2 77 3 Mar. 1845 An Act making appropriations for the naval service for the year ending the thirtieth June, eighteen hundred and forty-six.  Contract proposals to be advertised, § 12.
Public Resolutions, vol. 5, p. 1-801

Vol.
Pages C/S No. Approved ... Title
5
131 24/1 2 19 Mar. 1836 Resolution to establish certain post roads in Missouri and Arkansas.
5
132 24/1 4 14 May 1836 A Resolution to change the time of making contracts for the transportation of the mail.  Contracts to begin July 1 instead of Jan.1.
5
198-199 24/2 1 2 Mar. 1837 A Resolution to enable the Postmaster General more readily to change the commencement of the contract year in the Post Office Department.
5
207 25/1 1 12 Oct. 1837 A Resolution directing the postage on letters sent by the Express Mail to be paid in advance.
5
310 25/2 1 19 Mar. 1838 Joint Resolution, authorizing the Commissioner of the Public Buildings to cause the removal of the walls of the late Post Office Building.




23 June 1840 [House Resolution, not in this series; see Act of 21 July 1840, ch. 99, § 13, vol. 6, p. 816]
5
583 27/2 5 1 June 1842 A Resolution to authorize the extension of the contract for carrying the mail on the route between Mobile and New Orleans.
5
585 27/2 14 31 Aug. 1842 A Resolution to authorize an extension of a contract for carrying the mail.
5
718-719 28/1 14 15 June 1844 A Joint Resolution in relation to the transmission of the British mail between Boston and Canada, and for other purposes.
5
796 28/2 4 20 Feb. 1845 Joint Resolution authorizing the Postmaster General of the United States to contract with railroad companies, in certain cases, without advertising for proposals therefor.
5
800 28/2 13 3 Mar. 1845 Joint Resolution to fix the time when the act to reduce the rates of postage, to limit the use and correct the abuse of the franking privilege, and for the prevention of frauds on the revenues of the Post Office Department, passed at this session, shall go into effect.  [July 1, 1845]




US Statutes at Large, Volume 6, Private Acts, 1789-1845, published 1846, 1853, 1862

1846
1848, noted by Checklist of United States Public Documents, 1911, p. 966 (ref)

1853
1856, noted by Checklist of United States Public Documents, 1911, p. 966 (ref)

1862, as 1853
Note - "surety" refers to a person who provided a financial guarantee for a government appointee or contractor, much as a bonding agency would do today.


Private Acts, vol. 6, p. 1-942

Vol.
Pages C/S Ch. Act of ... Title
6
3 1/2 24 1 July 1790 An Act for the relief of Nathaniel Twining.  [mail carrier]
6
40 6/1 18 3 Apr. 1800 An Act to extend the privilege of franking letters and packages to Martha Washington.
6
71 10/1 23 25 Feb. 1808 An Act for the relief of Samuel Whiting.  [theft by postmaster]
6
103 12/1 7 12 Dec. 1811 An Act for the relief of Josiah H. Webb.  [wounded mail carrier]
See also 2 Stat. 409.
6
119 12/2 59 3 Mar. 1813 An Act for the relief of Susannah Wiley.  [widow of surveyor]
6
144 13/2 90 18 Apr. 1814 An Act for the relief of John D. Hay.  [postmaster]
6
184 14/2 11 8 Feb. 1817 An Act for the relief of Henry Malcolm.  [lost in the mail]
6
201 15/2 28 3 Apr. 1818 An Act for the relief of Abraham Byington.  [surety]
6
245 16/1 71 8 May 1820 An Act for the relief of the widow of John Heaps, deceased.  [mail carrier, murdered by ruffians]
6
272-273 17/1 85 7 May 1822 An Act for the relief of John Post and Farly Fuller.  [surety]
6
285 17/2 86 3 Mar. 1823 An Act for the discharge of John Burgin from imprisonment.  [surety]
6
290 18/1 5 7 Jan. 1824 An Act for the relief of Thomas W. Bacot.  [postmaster]
6
300 18/1 76 17 May 1824 An Act for the relief of Henry Lightner.  [postmaster]
6
301 18/1 81 17 May 1824 An Act for the relief of Elliott Rucker.  [surety]
6
333 18/2 87 3 Mar. 1825 An Act for the relief of James Porter and Tunstall Quarles.  [surety]
6
333-334 18/2 90 3 Mar. 1825 An Act for the relief of John Heck.  [surety]
6
345 19/1 84 20 May 1826 An Act for the relief of John Donly.  [mail carrier]
6
348 19/1 102 20 May 1826 An Act for the relief of Jarvis Jackson.  [former postmaster]
6
367 19/2 87 3 Mar. 1827 An Act for the relief of Haley and Harris.  [mail contractors]
6
376 20/1 38 28 Apr. 1828 An Act for the relief of Asa Herring.  [surety]
6
378 20/1 62 19 May 1828 An Act granting compensation to Rebecca Blodget, for her right of dower in the property therein mentioned.  [General Post-Office]
6
410 21/1 53 2 Apr. 1830 An Act for the relief of the legal representatives of Erastus Granger.  [why?]
6
437 21/1 158 29 May 1830 An Act for the relief of Fielding L. White.  [reward]
6
439 21/1 171 29 May 1830 An Act for the relief of Isaiah Townsend, Peter Dox, and Gerrit L Grange, sureties of Gerrit L. Dox.  [surety]
6
455 21/2 44 2 Mar. 1832 An Act for the relief of William Clower.  [mail carrier]
6
514 22/1 158 14 July 1832 An Act for the relief of Christopher Brooks.  [reward]
6
517 22/1 266 14 July 1832 An Act for the relief of Rebecca Blodget, widow of Samuel Blodget, deceased.  [General Post-Office]
See also, Senate report, 1832; p. 378, above.
6
583 23/1 188 30 June 1834 An Act for the relief of George Bowen.  [mail carrier]
6
598 23/1 249 30 June 1834 An Act for the relief of John Chandler and William Johnson.  [surety]
6
665-666 24/1 284 2 July 1836 An Act for the relief of William B. Stokes, Richard C. Stockton, Lucius W. Stockton, and Daniel Moore.  [mail contractors]
6
672 24/1 311 2 July 1836 An Act for the relief of Seaborn Jones and Joel Crawford.  [surety]
6
705-706 25/2 24 7 Mar. 1838 An Act for the relief of Thomas J. Lawler and Smith M. Miles.  [expenses]
6
709 25/2 44 28 May 1838 An Act for the relief of the legal representatives of Thomas W. Bacot, late of Charleston, South Carolina, deceased.  [post office construction]
6
713 25/2 66 20 Apr. 1838 An Act for the relief of D.W. Haley.  [captured two mail robbers, slaves]
6
715 25/2 76 20 Apr. 1838 An Act for the relief of James McMahon.  [expenses]
6
716 25/2 83 21 May 1838 An Act directing the Postmaster-General to settle the claim of Hard and Longstreet.  [mail contractors]
6
750 25/3 22 13 Feb. 1839 An Act for the relief of William B. Ferguson and sureties.  [special agent]
6
754 25/3 49 2 Mar. 1839 An Act for the relief of Nathaniel Mitchell.  [payment]
6
755 25/3 55 2 Mar. 1839 An Act for the relief of William Colt and William Donoldson.  [expenses]
6
770 25/3 141 3 Mar. 1839 An Act for the relief of Richard Hendley.  [payment]
6
770 25/3 142 3 Mar. 1839 An Act for the relief of Abel A. Pasko and others.  [release]
6
770 25/3 143 3 Mar. 1839 An Act for the relief of John Brown and Company.  [mail carrier]
6
787 25/3 210 3 Mar. 1839 An Act for the relief of Cornelius Taylor.  [mail carrier]
6
789 25/3 219 3 Mar. 1839 An Act for the relief of Patrick Green.  [mail carrier]
6
792 25/3 232 3 Mar. 1839 An Act for the relief of Jamison and Williamson.  [mail contractors]
6
813-816 26/1 99 21 July 1840 An Act for the relief of Chastelain and Ponvert, and for other purposes.  Funds for House Resolution of 23 June 1840, § 13, p. 816.
6
822 26/2 27 3 Mar. 1841 An Act for the relief of Avery, Saltmarsh, and Company.  [mail contractors]
6
838 27/2 75 27 July 1842 An Act for the relief of Jabez L. and Asa White, of the state of Connecticut.  [mail contractors]
6
843-844 27/2 100 27 July 1842 An Act for the relief of Nathaniel Mitchell.  [payment]
6
848 27/2 114 1 Aug. 1842 An Act for the relief of John P. Converse and Henry J. Rees.  [payment]
6
861-862 27/2 175 16 Aug. 1842 An Act for the relief of Joseph F. Caldwell.  [mail contractor]
6
864 27/2 201 23 Aug. 1842 An Act for the relief of Hezekiah Cunningham.  [mail contractor]
6
864 27/2 208 26 Aug. 1842 An Act for the relief of Charles D. Hammond and Augustus H. Klein.  [suit]
6
867-868 27/2 224 26 Aug. 1842 An Act for the relief of Samuel R. Slaymaker.  [mail carrier]
6
882 27/3 21 4 Feb. 1843 An Act for the relief of the Steamboat Company of Nantucket.  [mail carrier]
6
883 27/3 25 4 Feb. 1843 An Act for the relief of Barent Stryker.  [mail carrier]
6
884 27/3 37 18 Feb. 1843 An Act for the relief of William De Buys, postmaster at New Orleans.  [reimbursed for repairs to the N.O. P.O. building]
6
884 27/3 39 24 Feb. 1843 An Act for the relief of Samuel D. Rose and others.  [returning proceeds from a mail robbery]
6
889 27/3 68 1 Mar. 1843 An Act for the relief of John Wharry.  [postmaster]
6
890-891 27/3 112 3 Mar. 1843 An Act for the relief of S. and M. Riche.  [surety]
6
900-901 27/3 157 3 Mar. 1843 An Act for the relief of Peters, Moore, and Company.  [mail carrier]
6
911 28/1 34 31 May 1844 An Act for the relief of Adam L. Mills.  [mail carrier]
6
918 28/1 110 17 June 1844 An Act for the relief of C.P. Sengstack.  [payment]
6
923 28/1 130 17 June 1844 An Act for the relief of Manlius V. Thompson, sole executor of Milus W. Dickey, deceased.  [mail contractor]
6
937 28/2 30 27 Feb. 1845 An Act for the relief of Walker, Kinkle, and Caruthers.  [mail contractor]
6
938 28/2 49 3 Mar. 1845 An Act for the relief of Dunning R. McNair.  [mail contractor]

Private Resolutions, vol. 6, p. 1-942

Vol.
Pages C/S No. Approved ... Title
6
816-817 26/1 2 16 May 1840 Joint Resolution for the relief of Masterson and Smith, and for other purposes.  [contractors for marble used in the new P.O. Dept. building]
6
876 27/2 1 14 Apr. 1842 A Resolution to authorize the settlement of the accounts of George Whitman.  [mail contractor]
6
877 27/2 11 31 Aug. 1842 A Resolution to authorize the Postmaster General to settle the accounts of Patton Pilcher and Company.  [mail contractor]
6
907 27/3 9 3 Mar. 1843 Joint Resolution to authorize the Postmaster-General to settle with J. and P. Voorhies.  [mail contractor]
6
932 28/1 7 31 May 1844 Joint Resolution to authorize the Postmaster-General to re-examine certain claims, and to allow one month's extra pay to certain mail contractors.




US Statutes at Large, Volume 7, Treaties with the Indian Tribes, 1778-1842, published 1846, 1848, 1854, 1856, 1861

1846
1848, as 1846
1854
1856
1861, as 1856



US Statutes at Large, Volume 8, Treaties with Foreign Nations, 1778-1845, published 1846, 1848, 1853, 1857, 1867

1846 1848
1853, as 1848
1857, as 1848

1867, as 1848, with index to the treaties

Treaties and Postal Conventions, vol. 8, p. 1-613

Vol.
Pages Approved ... Title
8
584-589 6 Mar. 1844 Postal Convention Between the United States of North America and the Republic of New Granada.  (link)




US Statutes at Large, Volume 9, 1845-1851, published 1851, 1854, 1862

This volume contains acts of the Twenty-ninth through Thirty-first Congresses.

Texas was admitted to the Union, Dec. 29, 1845 (resolution); Iowa fully, Dec. 28, 1846 (act); Wisconsin, May 29, 1848 (act).  California was fully obtained from Mexico by the Treaty of Guadelupe Hidalgo, Feb. 2, 1848 (text); it had a military government from July 7, 1846 to Dec. 20, 1849, then a local civil government until it became a state Sep. 9, 1850 (act).  Oregon was organized as a Territory Aug. 14, 1848 (act; treaty of June 15, 1846); Minnesota, Mar. 3, 1849 (act); Utah, Sep. 9, 1850 (act); New Mexico, Sep. 9, 1850 (act), with the boundary settled Dec. 13, 1850 (proclamation).
Congress special sessions regular sessions LoC
LLoC
29th 4 – 20 Mar. 1845 1 Dec. 1845 – 10 Aug. 1846
7 Dec. 1846 – 3 Mar. 1847
p. 1
p. 117
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p. i-xxvi, 1-208
30th
6 Dec. 1847 – 14 Aug. 1848
4 Dec. 1848 – 3 Mar. 1849
p. 209
p. 341
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p. 209-420
31st 5 – 23 Mar. 1849 3 Dec. 1849 – 30 Sep. 1850
2 Dec. 1850 – 3 Mar. 1851
p. 421
p. 565
pdf, 17.6 MB
p. 421-648
House Journal, Senate Journal, Senate Executive Journal, Congressional Globe
Contents
1851
1854
1857, noted by Checklist of United States Public Documents, 1911, p. 966 (ref)

1862

Public Acts, vol. 9, p. 1-648

Vol.
Pages C/S Ch. Act of ... Title
9
3 29/1 6 6 Feb. 1846 An Act establishing certain Post Routes.
9
6-9 29/1 14 8 May 1846 An Act to supply Deficiencies in the Appropriations for certain Objects made for the Service of the fiscal Year ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and forty-six.  Superintendent of the post-office building.
9
15-16 29/1 25 29 May 1846 An Act establishing certain Post Routes, and for other Purposes.
9
19 29/1 31 19 June 1846 An Act making Appropriations for the Service of the Post-Office Department for the Year ending thirtieth June, eighteen hundred and forty-seven.
9
35-37 29/1 35 9 July 1846 An Act to retrocede the County of Alexandria, in the District of Columbia, to the state of Virginia.  Post Office, § 2.
Proclamation, 7 Sep. 1846.
See also, Resolution, 9 Stat. 1000, Sep. 7, 1846.  Virginia took possession by an act of Mar. 13, 1847.
9
59-66 29/1 90 6 Aug. 1846 An Act to provide for the better Organization of the Treasury, and for the Collection, Safe-Keeping, Transfer, and Disbursement of the public Revenue.  Payments, § 19.
9
85-97 29/1 175 10 Aug. 1846 An Act making Appropriations for the civil and diplomatic Expenses of Government, for the Year ending the thirtieth Day of June, eighteen hundred and forty-seven, and for other Purposes.  Post-office Dept., p. 89-90.
9
122-123 29/2 6 2 Feb. 1847 An Act to provide for the Establishment of additional Post Routes in the State of Texas.
9
147-148 29/2 33 1 Mar. 1847 An Act to amend the Act entitled “An Act to reduce the Rates of Postage, to limit the Use and correct the Abuse of the franking Privilege, and for the Prevention of Frauds on the Revenues of the Post-Office Department,” passed third of March, eighteen hundred and forty-five.
9
152-153 29/2 37 2 Mar. 1847 An Act making Appropriations for the Service of the Post-Office Department for the Year ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and forty-eight.
9
155-168 29/2 47 3 Mar. 1847 An Act making Appropriations for the civil and diplomatic Expenses of Government for the Year ending the thirtieth Day of June, one thousand eight hundred and forty-eight, and for other Purposes.  Post-office Dept., p. 160.
9
187-188 29/2 62 3 Mar. 1847 An Act providing for the Building and Equipment of four naval Steamships.  Mail contracts, § 2-5.
9
188-202 29/2 63 3 Mar. 1847 An Act to establish certain Post Routes and for other Purposes.  Branch post offices, § 10.  Postage stamps, § 11.
p. 188-200, http://www.rfrajola.com/resources/1847Routes.pdf
p. 200-202, http://www.rfrajola.com/resources/1847Act.pdf
9
213 30/1 16 9 Mar. 1848 An Act granting the Franking Privilege to Louisa Catherine Adams.
9
230 30/1 43 17 May 1848 An Act in Amendment of an Act entitled “An Act to amend the Act entitled “An Act to reduce the Rates of Postage, to limit the Use and correct the Abuse of the Franking Privilege, and for the Prevention of Fraud on the Revenues of the Post-Office Department,” ” passed the third of March, one thousand eight hundred and forty-five.
9
231-232 30/1 47 27 May 1848 An Act to provide additional Examiners in the Patent Office, and for other Purposes.  Free franking, § 4.
9
241-242 30/1 79 27 June 1848 An Act to amend the Act to provide for the Transportation of the Mail between the United States and foreign Countries, and for other Purposes.
http://www.rfrajola.com/resources/1847misc.pdf
9
245-246 30/1 98 10 July 1848 An Act making Appropriations for the Service of the Post-Office Department for the Year ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and forty-nine.
9
266-273 30/1 121 3 Aug. 1848 An Act making Appropriations for the Naval Service, for the Year ending the thirtieth June, one thousand eight hundred and forty-nine.  Mail service, § 1, 10.
9
284-302 30/1 166 12 Aug. 1848 An Act making Appropriations for the Civil and Diplomatic Expenses of Government for the Year ending the thirtieth Day of June, one thousand eight hundred and forty-nine, and for other Purposes.  Post-office Dept., p. 290-291.  Post office construction, p. 296.
9
306-320 30/1 175 14 Aug. 1848 An Act to establish certain Post Routes.  California offices, § 3.
p. 320, http://www.rfrajola.com/resources/1848postage.pdf
9
346-347 30/2 61 22 Feb. 1849 An Act for authenticating certain Records.  Post Office, § 3.
Amended, ch. 82, p. 350-351, nothing of postal interest.
9
353 30/2 89 2 Mar. 1849 An Act to define the Period of Disability imposed upon certain Bidders for Mail Contracts.
9
354-370 30/2 100 3 Mar. 1849 An Act making Appropriations for the civil and diplomatic Expenses of Government for the Year ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and fifty, and for other Purposes.  Post-Office Dept., p. 359, 365.  Post office construction, p. 364, 366.
9
374-379 30/2 103 3 Mar. 1849 An Act making Appropriations for the Naval Service for the Year ending the thirtieth of June, one thousand eight hundred and fifty.  Collins mail contract, § 7.
9
379-380 30/2 104 3 Mar. 1849 An Act making Appropriations for the Service of the Post Office Department for the Year ending the thirtieth of June, one thousand eight hundred and fifty.
9
395-397
30/2
108
3 Mar. 1849 An Act to establish the Home Department ... .  Dept. of the Interior.
9
402-403 30/2 115 3 Mar. 1849 An Act to make Arrangements for taking the seventh Census.
9
421 31/1 1 10 Jan. 1850 An Act to extend the Privilege of franking Letters and Packages to Sarah Polk.
9
423-428 31/1 10 15 May 1850 An Act to supply Deficiencies in the Appropriations for the Service of the fiscal Year ending the thirtieth of June, one thousand eight hundred and fifty.  Post Office Dept., p. 425, 426, 427.
9
428-436 31/1 11 23 May 1850 An Act providing for the taking of the seventh and subsequent Censuses of the United States, and to fix the Number of the Members of the House of Representatives, and provide for their future Apportionment among the several States.  Postage expenses, § 17.
9
440 31/1 25 18 July 1850 An Act to grant the Franking Privilege to Mrs. Margaret S. Taylor.
9
460-461 31/1 56 16 Sep. 1850 An Act making Appropriations for the Service of the Post-Office Department, during the fiscal Year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and fifty-one.
9
466-467 31/1 61 20 Sep. 1850 An Act granting the Right of Way, and making a Grant of Land to the states of Illinois, Mississippi, and Alabama, in Aid of the Construction of a Railroad from Chicago to Mobile.  Mail transport, § 6.
9
473-496 31/1 75 27 Sep. 1850 An Act to establish certain Post-Roads in the United States.
9
513-517 31/1 80 28 Sep. 1850 An Act making Appropriations for the Naval Service for the Year ending the thirtieth of June, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-one.  Navy steamers could carry the mail, provided that flogging is abolished, p. 514-5.
9
523-544 31/1 90 30 Sep. 1850 An Act making Appropriations for the Civil and Diplomatic Expenses of Government for the Year ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and fifty-one, and for other Purposes.  Post-Office Dept., p. 530.  Post office construction, p. 539, 540.
9
570-574 31/2 12 27 Feb. 1851 An Act to supply Deficiencies in the Appropriations for the Service of the Fiscal Year ending the thirtieth of June, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-one.  Post-Office Dept., p. 571.
9
587-591 31/2 20 3 Mar. 1851 An Act to reduce and modify the Rates of Postage in the United States, and for other Purposes.  Postage stamps and envelopes, § 3.
http://www.rfrajola.com/resources/1851Act.pdf
9
591-593 31/2 21 3 Mar. 1851 An Act making Appropriations for the service of the Post-Office Department during the fiscal Year ending the thirtieth of June, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-two, and for other Purposes.
http://www.rfrajola.com/resources/1851Act.pdf
9
598-618 31/2 32 3 Mar. 1851 An Act making Appropriations for the Civil and Diplomatic Expenses of Government for the Year ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and fifty-two, and for other Purposes.  Post-Office dept., p. 606.  Post office construction, p. 609, 617.
9
621-626 31/2 34 3 Mar. 1851 An Act making Appropriations for the Naval Service for the Year ending the thirtieth of June, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-two.  Mail transportation.
9
637-645 31/2 48 3 Mar. 1851 An Act to establish certain Post-Roads in the United States, and the Territories thereof.

Private Acts, vol. 9, p. 649-814

Vol.
Pages C/S Ch. Act of ... Title
9
710 30/1 16 9 Mar. 1848 An Act granting the Franking Privilege to Louisa Catherine Adams.  [widow of John Quincy Adams]
9
745 30/1 210 14 Aug. 1848 An Act for the Relief of John Lorimer Graham, late Postmaster in the City of New York.
9
772 30/2 117 3 Mar. 1849 An Act to grant the Right of Way to the Mobile and Ohio Railroad Company.  Mail transport, § 2.

Resolutions, Public and Private, vol. 9, p. 1-648, 649-814

Vol.
Pages C/S No. Approved ... Title
9
110 29/1 6 20 May 1846 A resolution providing for temporary Mail Service in Texas.
9
681 29/1 19 6 Aug. 1846 Joint Resolution for the Relief of Seth M. Leavenworth.  [mail contractor]
9
681-682 29/1 21 8 Aug. 1846 Joint Resolution for the Relief of John B. Denton and Curtis Humphreys.  [post office contract]
9
682 29/1 22 8 Aug. 1846 Joint Resolution for the Relief of Sheldon H. Hays.  [mail services]
9
707 29/2 1 18 Feb. 1847 Joint Resolution authorizing and directing the Examination and Settlement of the Claims of Alexander M. Cumming.  [mail contractor]
9
708 29/2 14 3 Mar. 1847 Joint Resolution for the Relief of William B. Stokes, surviving Partner of John N.C. Stockton and Company.  [mail carrier]
9
708 29/2 15 3 Mar. 1847 Joint Resolution for the Relief of M.A. Pries and E.A. White.  [mail transportation]

Treaties and Postal Conventions, vol. 9, p. 815-998

Vol.
Pages Approved ... Title
9
965-970 15 Dec. 1848 Postal Convention with Great Britain.  (link)
Transcribed, http://avalon.law.yale.edu/19th_century/br1848.asp
See also, vol. 16, p. 783 and following.
In the British Parliamentary Papers, 1849 [1012] LI.39.




US Statutes at Large, Volume 10, 1851-1855, published 1855, 1866

This volume contains acts of the Thirty-second and Thirty-third Congresses.

Washington was organized as a Territory Mar. 2, 1853 (act); Kansas and Nebraska, May 30, 1854 (act).  The Gadsden Purchase enlarged the New Mexico Territory (treaty, act), June 30, 1854.
Congress special sessions regular sessions LoC
LLoC
32nd 4 – 13 Mar. 1851 1 Dec. 1851 – 31 Aug. 1852
6 Dec. 1852 – 3 Mar. 1853
p. 1
p. 149
pdf, 24.9 MB
[title] p. i-iv,
[public acts] i-xvi, 1-264
33rd 4 Mar. – 11 Apr. 1853 5 Dec. 1853 – 7 Aug. 1854
4 Dec. 1854 – 3 Mar. 1855
p. 265
p. 597
pdf, 81.6 MB
[public acts] p. 265-724,
[private acts] i-xviii, 725-872,
[treaties] i-iv, 873-1176,
[appendix] 1177-1180,
 [index] 1081-1244
House Journal, Senate Journal, Senate Executive Journal, Congressional Globe
Contents
1855
1866, p. i-ii, i-xvi, i-xviii, i-iv, 1-1244

Public Acts, vol. 10, p. 1-724

Vol.
Pages C/S Ch. Act of ... Title
10
8-10
32/1
45
10 June 1852
An Act granting the Right of Way to the State of Missouri, and a portion of the Public Lands, to aid in the Construction of certain Railroads in said State.  Mail route, § 6, p. 10.
10
38 32/1 97 30 Aug. 1852 An Act to provide for a tri-monthly Mail from New Orleans to Vera Cruz, via Tampico, and back, in Steam-Vessels.
http://www.rfrajola.com/resources/1852Act.pdf
10
38-40 32/1 98 30 Aug. 1852 An Act to amend the Act entitled "An Act to reduce and modify the Rates of Postage in the United States, and for other Purposes," passed March third, eighteen hundred and fifty-one.
http://www.rfrajola.com/resources/1852Act.pdf
10 61 32/1 105 30 Aug. 1852 An Act making Appropriations for the Transportation of the United States Mail by Ocean Steamers and otherwise, during the fiscal year ending the thirtieth of June, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-three.
10 110-112 32/1 111 31 Aug. 1852 An Act making Appropriations for the Service of the Post-Office Department during the fiscal Year ending the thirtieth of June, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-three, and for other Purposes.
10 121-142 32/1 113 31 Aug. 1852 An Act to establish certain Post-roads, and for other Purposes.  Stamped envelopes, § 8, p. 141-142.
10 155-156
32/2
59
9 Feb. 1853
An Act Granting the Right of Way and Making a Grant of Land to the States of Arkansas and Missouri, to Aid in the Construction of a Railroad from a point on the Mississippi, opposite the mouth of the Ohio River, via Little Rock, to the Texas Boundary near Fulton, in Arkansas, with Branches to Fort Smith and the Mississippi River.  Mail route, § 6, p. 156.
10 189-214 32/2 97 3 Mar. 1853 An Act making Appropriations for the Civil and Diplomatic Expenses of the Government for the Year ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and fifty-four.  Post Office, p. 196-197, 212.
10 225 32/2 103 3 Mar. 1853 An Act making Appropriations for the Service of the Post-Office Department during the Fiscal year ending the thirtieth of June, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-four.
10 239-240 32/2 139 3 Mar. 1853 An Act making Appropriations for the Transportation of the United States Mail by Ocean Steamers and otherwise, during the fiscal year ending the thirtieth of June, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-four.
10 249-256 32/2 146 3 Mar. 1853 An Act to establish certain Post-roads, and for other Purposes.  Railroads declared post roads, § 3, p. 255.  Counterfeit postage stamps, § 7, p. 256
10 266 33/1 8 2 Feb. 1854 An Act granting the Franking Privilege to the Superintendent of the Coast Survey, and the Assistant in charge of the office of said Coast Survey.
10 276 33/1 52 22 Apr. 1854 An Act to amend the third section of the "Act making Appropriations for the Civil and Diplomatic Expenses of Government for the year ending the thirtieth of June eighteen hundred and fifty-four," and for other purposes.
10 290-298 33/1 60 31 May 1854 An Act to supply Deficiencies in the Appropriations for the service of the fiscal year ending the thirtieth of June, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-four, and for other purposes.  Post Office, p. 295, 297-298.
10 298-299 33/1 61 22 June 1854 An Act regulating the Pay of Deputy-Postmasters.
10 312-313 33/1 109 27 July 1854 An Act making Provision for the Postal Service in the State of California and in the Territories of Oregon and Washington.
10 349-546 33/1 230 3 Aug. 1854 An Act to establish certain Post-Roads.
10 546-574 33/1 242 4 Aug. 1854 An Act making Appropriations for the Civil and Diplomatic Expenses of Government for the year ending the thirtieth of June, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-five, and for other purposes.  Post offices, § 2, p. 571.
10 588-589 33/1 270 5 Aug. 1854 An Act making Appropriations for the Service of the Post-Office Department during the fiscal year ending the thirtieth of June, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-five.
10 589 33/1 271 5 Aug. 1854 An Act to establish certain Additional Post Roads.
10 604 33/2 70 10 Feb. 1855 An Act changing the Appropriation for the Erection of a Building in the City of Milwaukie, for a Custom-House, Post-Office, and the United States Courts.
10 610 33/2 111 17 Feb. 1855 An Act to provide for the Accommodation of the Courts of the United States in the District of Maryland, and for a Post-Office at Baltimore City, Maryland.
10 641-642 33/2 173 3 Mar. 1855 An Act further to amend the Act entitled "An Act to reduce and modify the Rates of Postages in the United States, and for other Purposes," passed March third, eighteen hundred and fifty-one.  Prepayment, registry, etc.
http://www.rfrajola.com/resources/1855Act.pdf
10 683-685 33/2 201 3 Mar. 1855 An Act making Appropriations for the Service of the Post-Office Department during the fiscal year, ending the thirtieth of June, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-six.
10 686-701
33/2
204
3 Mar. 1855
An Act making Appropriations for the Current and Contingent Expenses of the Indian Department, and for Fulfilling Treaty Stipulations with various Indian Tribes, for the year ending June thirtieth, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-six, and for other Purposes.  Laws punishing "depredations upon the mails" extended to Indian country, § 8, p. 700.
10 704-714 33/2 211 3 Mar. 1855 An Act to Establish certain Post-roads.

Public Resolutions, vol. 10, p. 1-724

Vol.
Pages C/S No. Approved ... Title
10
145 32/1 3 13 Jan. 1852 Joint Resolution to authorize the Postmaster-General to legalize certain contracts for the transportation of the Mail in California and Oregon.
10
147 32/1 14 12 July 1852 A Resolution to establish certain Post Routes.
10 147-148 32/1 16 6 Aug. 1852 Joint Resolution providing for the distribution of the Laws of Congress, and the Debates thereon.
10 593 33/1 12 3 May 1854 A Resolution for extending an existing contract for carrying the mail in Alabama.
10 593-594 33/1 16 17 July 1854 Joint Resolution explanatory of the second section of "a resolution to establish certain post routes," approved July twelve, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-two.

Private Acts, vol. 10, p. 725-872

Vol.
Pages C/S Ch. Act of ... Title







Private Resolutions, vol. 10, p. 725-872

Vol.
Pages C/S No. Approved ... Title







Treaties and Postal Conventions, vol. 10, p. 873-1176

Vol.
Pages Approved ... Title
10
1031-1037
30 Dec. 1853
30 June 1854
[Treaty with Mexico, Gadsden Purchase.]  Mails, Art. 8, p. 1036.
Transcribed, http://avalon.law.yale.edu/19th_century/mx1853.asp

Proclamations, vol. 10, p. 1177-1180

Vol.
Pages No. Date Title









US Statutes at Large, Volume 11, 1855-1859, published 1859, 1863

This volume contains acts of the Thirty-fourth and Thirty-fifth Congresses.

Minnesota was admitted to the Union, May 11, 1858 (act); Oregon, Feb. 14, 1859 (act).
Congress special sessions regular sessions LoC
LLoC
34th
3 Dec. 1855 – 18 Aug. 1856
21 Aug. 1856 – 30 Aug. 1856
  1 Dec. 1856 – 3 Mar. 1857
p. 1
p. 147
p. 153
pdf, 22.2 MB
p. i-xviii, 1-256
35th 4 – 14 Mar. 1857
15 – 16 June 1858
7 Dec. 1857 – 14 June 1858
6 Dec. 1858 – 3 Mar. 1859
p. 257
p. 373
pdf, 48.1 MB
p. 257-879
House Journal, Senate Journal, Senate Executive Journal, Congressional Globe
Contents
1859
1863
1867, noted by Checklist of United States Public Documents, 1911, p. 966 (ref)


Public Acts, vol. 11, p. 1-444

Vol.
Pages C/S Ch. Act of ... Title
11
9-10 34/1
28
15 May 1856
An Act making a Grant of Lands to the State of Iowa, in alternate Sections to aid in the Construction of certain Railroads in said State.  Post route, § 5.
11 15-16
34/1
31
17 May 1856
An Act granting Public Lands, in alternate Sections, to the States of Florida and Alabama, to aid in the Construction of certain Railroads in said States.  Post route, § 5.
11 17-18
34/1
41
3 June 1856
An Act granting Public Lands, in alternate Sections, to the State of Alabama, to aid in the Construction of certain Railroads in said State.  Post route, § 5.
11 18-19
34/1 42
3 June 1856 An Act making a Grant of Lands to the State of Louisiana, to aid in the Construction of Railroads in said State.  Post route, § 5.
11 20-21
34/1 43
3 June 1856 An Act granting Public Lands to the State of Wisconsin to aid in the Construction of Railroads in said State.  Post route, § 5.
11 21-22
34/1 44
3 June 1856 An Act making a Grant of alternate Sections of the Public Lands, to the State of Michigan, to aid in the Construction of certain Railroads in said State, and for other Purposes.  Post route, § 5.
11 30-32
34/1
83
11 Aug. 1856
An Act granting Public Lands in alternate Sections to the State of Mississippi to aid in the Construction of Railroads in said State, and for other Purposes.  Post route, § 5.
11 81-94 34/1 129 18 Aug. 1856 An Act making Appropriations for certain Civil Expenses of the Government for the Year ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and fifty-seven.  Post office construction, p. 83-84, 85, 86, 88, 92-94.  Post Office Dept., § 4, p. 90-91.
11 94-95 34/1 130 18 Aug. 1856 An Act making Appropriations for the Service of the Post-Office Department during the fiscal Year ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and fifty-seven.
11 101-102 34/1 161 18 Aug. 1856 An Act making Appropriations for the Transportation of the United States Mail by Ocean Steamers and otherwise, during the fiscal Year ending the thirtieth of June, one thousand eight hundred fifty-seven.
11 122-138 34/1 168 18 Aug. 1856 An Act to establish certain Post-Roads.
11 153 34/3 2 2 Jan. 1857 An Act providing for the compulsory Prepayment of Postage on all transient printed Matter.
http://www.rfrajola.com/resources/1857Act.pdf
11 188-190 34/3 96 3 Mar. 1857 An Act making Appropriations for the Service of the Post-Office Department during the fiscal Year ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and fifty-eight.
11 195-197
34/3
99
3 Mar. 1857
An Act making a Grant of Land to the Territory of Minnesota, in alternate Sections, to aid in the Construction of certain Railroads in said Territory, and granting Public Lands in alternate Sections to the State of Alabama, to aid in the Construction of a certain Railroad in said State.  Post route, § 5.
11 206-221
34/3
107
3 Mar. 1857
An Act making Appropriations for the Legislative, Executive, and Judicial Expenses of Government for the Year ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and fifty-eight.  Postmaster to the Senate, postmaster to the House, postage for the public printer, Auditor of the treasury for the Post-Office Dept., Post-Office Department (p. 215).
11 230-240 34/3 109 3 Mar. 1857 An Act to establish certain Post-Roads in the United States and the Territories thereof.
11 248-249 34/3 113 3  Mar. 1857 An Act making Appropriation for the Transportation of the United States Mail, by Ocean Steamers and otherwise, during the fiscal Year ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and fifty-eight.
11 251 34/3 118 3 Mar. 1857 An Act to construct a Building for a Custom-House and Post-Office at Perth Amboy, New Jersey.
11 293 35/1 46 24 May 1858 An Act to prevent the inconvenient Accumulation in the Post-Office Department of Postmasters' Quarterly Returns.
11 319-328 35/1 154 12 June 1858 An Act making Appropriations for sundry Civil Expenses of  the Government for the Year ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and fifty-nine.  Post Office building, p. 323.  Publication of Post Office contracts, § 12.  Post office construction, § 17.
11 337-362 35/1 162 14 June 1858 An Act to establish certain Post-Roads.
11 364-365 35/1 164 14 June 1858 An Act making Appropriations for the Transportation of the United States Mail by Ocean Steamers and otherwise, during the Fiscal Year ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and fifty-nine.
11 366 35/1 167 14 June 1858 An Act making Appropriations for the Service of the Post-Office Department during the Fiscal Year ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and fifty-nine.

Public Resolutions, vol. 11, p. 1-444

Vol.
Pages C/S No. Approved ... Title
11
142 34/1 3 13 Mar. 1856 A Resolution providing for the final adjustment of certain cases of appeal from the decisions made by the Auditor of the Treasury for the Post-Office Department.
11
142-143 34/1 4 5 Apr. 1856 Joint Resolution, for enlarging the Custom-House, Post-Office, and Court-House at Buffalo, New York.
11
143-144 34/1 7 9 May 1856 Joint Resolution for enlarging the Custom-House, Post-Office, and Court-House at Cleveland, Ohio.
11
144 34/1 10 15 May 1856 Joint Resolution for enlarging the Custom-House, Post-Office, and Court-House at Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
11
145-146
34/1
18
18 Aug. 1856
Joint Resolution giving an increased Compensation to all Laborers in the Employment of the Executive and Legislative Departments of the Government in the City of Washington.  [messengers]

Private Acts, vol. 11, p. 445-572

Vol.
Pages C/S Ch. Act of ... Title
11
521 34/3
176 3 Mar. 1857
An Act for the Relief of George Chorpenning, Jr.  [mail contractor]
See also, 16 Stat. 519, 16 Stat. 673, 16 Stat. 702, 17 Stat. 82.

Private Resolutions, vol. 11, p. 445-572

Vol.
Pages C/S No. Approved ... Title







Treaties and Postal Conventions, vol. 11, p. 573-750

Vol.
Pages Approved ... Title





Proclamations, vol. 11, p. 751-800

Vol.
Pages No. Date Title









US Statutes at Large, Volume 12, 1859-1863, published 1863

This volume contains acts of the Thirty-sixth and Thirty-seventh Congresses.

Kansas was admitted to the Union conditionally, 11 May 1858 (act), and fully, 29 Jan. 1861 (act); West Virginia conditionally, 31 Dec. 1862 (act), and fully 20 Apr. 1863 (proclamation, effective 20 June 1863). 

Colorado was organized as a Territory 28 Feb. 1861 (act, act); Nevada, 2 Mar. 1861 (act); Dakota, 2 Mar. 1861 (act); Arizona, 24 Feb. 1863 (act); Idaho, 3 Mar. 1863 (act).

The Civil War began as Southern states seceded (South Carolina, 20 Dec. 1860, then Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Texas, Virginia, Arkansas, North Carolina, Tennessee, through June 1861), the Confederate Constitution was adopted (11 Mar. 1861), and military action began (12 Apr. 1861, at Fort Sumter, in South Carolina).  The Confederate Post Office Dept. was established 21 Feb. 1861, and began public functions 1 June 1861; Confederate postal legislation is listed with the secession references.
Congress special sessions regular sessions LoC
LLoC
36th 4 – 10 Mar. 1859
26 – 28 June 1860
5 Dec. 1859 – 25 June 1860
3 Dec. 1860 – 2 Mar. 1861
p. 1
p. 121
pdf, 25.2 MB
[title] p. i-ii,
[public acts] iii-xxx, 1-254
37th 4 – 28 Mar. 1861 4 July 1861 – 6 Aug. 1861
2 Dec. 1861 – 17 July 1862
1 Dec. 1862 – 3 Mar. 1863
p. 255
p. 329
p. 631
pdf, 51.0 MB
[public acts] p. 255-831
House Journal, Senate Journal, Senate Executive Journal, Congressional Globe
Contents
1863

Public Acts, vol. 12, p. 1-832

Vol.
Pages C/S Ch. Act of ... Title
12
1-2 36/1 1 15 Feb. 1860 An act making appropriations to defray the deficiencies in the appropriations for the service of the Post-Office Department for the fiscal year ending 30th of June, 1859, and in part for the support of the Post-Office Department for the fiscal year ending the 30th June, 1860.
12 4 36/1 9 27 Mar. 1860 An act to establish mail routes in the Territory of Kansas.
12 11 36/1 11 3 Apr. 1860 An act authorizing Publishers to print on their Papers the Date when Subscriptions expire, and in Relation to the Postage on drop Letters.
http://www.rfrajola.com/resources/1860Act.pdf
12 11 36/1 13 6 Apr. 1860 An act in relation to the return of undelivered letters in the Post-Office.
http://www.rfrajola.com/resources/1860Act.pdf
12 16 36/1 49 16 May 1860 An act to furnish additional mail facilities.
12 37-39 36/1 131 15 June 1860 An act making appropriations for the service of the Post-Office Department during the Fiscal year ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and sixty-one.
12 69-70 36/1 165 21 June 1860 An act to establish a mail six times a week from Sacramento, in California, to Olympia, in the Territory of Washington.
12 70-71 36/1 166 21 June 1860 An act confirming certain land entries under the third [proviso to the first] section of the act of third March eighteen hundred and fifty-five, entitled "An act making appropriations for the service of the Post-Office Department during the fiscal year ending the thirtieth of June eighteen hundred and fifty-six.
12 89-90 36/1 200 23 June 1860 An act providing for the erection of a post-office in the City of Philadelphia.
12 91-104
36/1
205
23 June 1860
An Act making Appropriations for the Legislative, Executive, and Judicial Expenses of Government for the Year ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and sixty-one.  Postmaster to the Senate, postmaster to the House, postage for the public printer, Auditor of the treasury for the Post-Office Dept., Post-Office Department (p. 100).
12 112-113 36/1 212 25 June 1860 An act making further appropriations for the service of the Post-Office Department during the fiscal year ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and sixty.
12 151-170 36/2 57 27 Feb. 1861 An act establishing certain post-routes.  Letter sheets authorized, § 2.  Postal stationery cutouts not authorized, § 3.
p. 167-170, http://www.rfrajola.com/resources/1861Act.pdf
12 177-178 36/2 61 28 Feb. 1861 An act in relation to the postal service.
12 204-207 36/2 73 2 Mar. 1861 An act making appropriations for the service of the Post-Office Department during the Fiscal year ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and sixty-two.
12 272 37/1 12 24 July 1861 An Act in Relation to forwarding Soldiers' Letters.
12 332 37/2 8 21 Jan. 1862 An Act to promote the efficiency of the dead-letter office.
12 332 37/2 9 21 Jan. 1862 An Act in Relation to the Letters of Sailors and Marines in the Service of the United States.
12 379-380 37/2 56 16 Apr. 1862 An Act to authorize the Postmaster General to establish Branch Post Offices in Cities.
12 381-382 37/2 58 17 Apr. 1862 An Act making Appropriations for the Service of the Post Office Department during the fiscal Year ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and sixty-three.




15 May 1862
Department of Agriculture.
12 408-409 37/2 85 26 May 1862 An Act to amend an Act entitled "An Act making Appropriations for the Service of the Post Office Department during the fiscal Year ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and sixty-three," approved April seventeenth, eighteen hundred and sixty-two.
12 413-421 37/2 95 2 June 1862 An Act to establish certain Post-Routes, and for other Purposes.
12 431-432 37/2 110 18 June 1862 An Act making Appropriations for Postal Service on Post Routes established at the present Session of Congress.
12 489-498 37/2 120 1 July 1862 An Act to aid in the Construction of a Railroad and Telegraph Line from the Missouri River to the Pacific Ocean, and to secure to the Government the Use of the same for Postal, Military, and Other Purposes.  Union Pacific Railroad.
See also, 13 Stat. 365, 17 Stat. 358.
12 502-503 37/2 128 2 July 1862 An Act to prescribe an Oath of Office, and for other Purposes.
12 503-505 37/2 130 2 July 1862 An Act donating Public Lands to the several States and Territories which may provide Colleges for the Benefit of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts.  Annual reports free of postage, § 5.
12 530-531 37/2 139 11 July 1862 An Act in Relation to the Post-office Department.
12 538 37/2 154 12 July 1862 An Act to amend an Act entitled "An Act to aid in the Construction of a Railroad and Telegraph Lines from the Missouri River to the Pacific Ocean, and to secure the Government the Use of the same for Postal, Military, and other Purposes," approved July 2, 1862.
12 569-571 37/2 167 14 July 1862 An Act to establish certain Post-Roads.
12 572-574 37/2 171 14 July 1862 An Act to establish additional Post Routes.
12 588 37/2 188 16 July 1862 An Act to punish the fraudulent Sale or Use of Postage Stamps.
12 592 37/2 196 17 July 1862 An Act to authorize payments in stamps and to prohibit circulation of notes of less denomination than one dollar.
12 646-647 37/3 26 9 Feb. 1863 An Act making Appropriations for the Service of the Post-Office Department during the Fiscal Year ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and sixty-four.
12 662-664 37/3 55 24 Feb. 1863 An Act to establish certain Post Roads.
12 701-709 37/3 71 3 Mar. 1863 An Act to amend the Laws relating to the Post-Office Department.
http://books.google.com/books?id=kGUkAQAAMAAJ  [Illinois]
http://www.rfrajola.com/resources/1863Act.pdf
http://www.rfrajola.com/resources/1863Instructions.pdf
APRL, Government Document, in process (2017)
12 772-774
37/3
98
3 Mar. 1863
An Act for a Grant of Lands to the State of Kansas, in alternate Sections, to aid in the Construction of certain Railroads and Telegraphs in said State.  Post route, § 5.

Public Resolutions, vol. 12, p. 1-832

Vol.
Pages C/S No. Approved ... Title
12
114 36/1 4 28 Mar. 1860 Joint Resolution for the relief of the contractors of the Post-Office Department.
12
616 37/2 20 15 Mar. 1862 A Resolution providing for the custody of the letter and gifts from the King of Siam.
12
830 37/3 35 3 Mar. 1863 A Resolution authorizing the collection in coin of postages due on unpaid mail matter from foreign countries.

Private Acts, vol. 12, p. 833-926

Vol.
Pages C/S Ch. Act of ... Title
12
893
36/2
109
(note 1)
An Act for the relief of Hockaday and Ligget.  [mail route]
Private Resolutions, vol. 12, p. 833-926

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Treaties and Postal Conventions, vol. 12, p. 927-1256

Vol.
Pages Approved ... Title
12
1117-1123 21 Dec. 1859 Convention between the United States of America and His Majesty the King of the Belgians.
12
1205-1211 11 Dec. 1861 Postal Convention between the United States of America and the Republic of Mexico.
Transcribed, http://avalon.law.yale.edu/19th_century/mx1861b.asp

Proclamations, vol. 12, p. 1257-1270

Vol.
Pages No. Date Title









US Statutes at Large, Volume 13, 1863-1865, published 1866

This volume contains acts of the Thirty-eighth Congress.

Nevada was admitted to the Union, 31 Oct. 1864 (act, proclamation).  Montana was organized as a Territory, 26 May 1864 (act).  The Civil War effectively ended 9 Apr. 1865, with Lee's surrender to Grant; the Confederate government dissolved and Jefferson Davis was captured 10 May 1865.
Congress special sessions regular sessions LoC
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5 Dec. 1864 – 3 Mar. 1865
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House Journal, Senate Journal, Senate Executive Journal, Congressional Globe
Contents
1866

Public Acts, vol. 13, p. 1-574

Vol.
Pages C/S Ch. Act of ... Title
13
2 38/1 4 22 Jan. 1864 An Act to amend the Law prescribing the Articles to be admitted into the Mails of the United States.
http://www.rfrajola.com/resources/1864Acts.pdf
13 22-28 38/1 30 14 Mar. 1864 An Act to supply Deficiencies in the Appropriations for the Service of the Fiscal Year ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and sixty-four, and for other Purposes.  Postage expenses in various agencies, p. 23; post office buildings, p. 25; payment of letter carriers, p. 27.
13 29-30 38/1 34 16 Mar. 1864 An Act making Appropriations for the Service of the Post-Office Department during the Fiscal Year ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and sixty-five.
13 30 38/1 35 16 Mar. 1864 An Act in Addition to an Act to amend the Laws relating to the Post-Office Department, approved March three, eighteen hundred and sixty-three.  Free franking.
13 36-37 38/1 40 25 Mar. 1864 An Act to provide for carrying the Mails from the United States to foreign Ports and for other Purposes.
http://www.rfrajola.com/resources/1864Acts.pdf
13 62 38/1 73 29 Apr. 1864 An Act for the Relief of Postmasters who have been robbed by confederate Forces or Rebel Guerillas.
See also, 3 Mar. 1865, ch. 89, § 2, p. 505.
13 64-65 38/1 79 5 May 1864 An Act making a Grant of Lands to the State of Minnesota, to aid in the Construction of the Railroad from Saint Paul to Lake Superior.  Post road, § 7.
13 72-74 38/1 84 12 May 1864 An Act for a Grant of Lands to the State of Iowa, in alternate Sections, to aid in the Construction of a Railroad in said State.  Post road, § 6.
13 76-79 38/1 87 17 May 1864 An Act to establish a Postal Money-Order System.
http://www.rfrajola.com/resources/1864Acts.pdf
The first Superintendent of the Money-Order System, Dr. Charles F. Macdonald, held the position until 7 July 1893.
13 85-92 38/1 95 26 May 1864 An Act to provide a temporary Government for the Territory of Montana.  Dual appointments prohibited, except for postmasters, § 8, p. 88.
13 93-94 38/1 98 28 May 1864 An Act authorizing the Establishment of Ocean Mail Steamship Service between the United States and Brazil.
13 95 38/1 102 1 June 1864 An Act in Relation to Franked Matter.
13 140-141 38/1 137 20 June 1864 An Act granting Lands to the State of Michigan for the Construction of certain Wagon-Roads for Military and Postal Purposes.
13 145-161 38/1 147 25 June 1864 An Act making Appropriations for the Legislative, Executive, and Judicial Expenses of the Government for the Year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and sixty-five, and for other Purposes.  Postmaster to the Senate, postmaster to the House, postage for the public printer, Auditor of the treasury for the Post-Office Dept., Post-Office Department.
13 183-184 38/1 153 25 June 1864 An Act granting Lands to the State of Wisconsin to build a Military Road to Lake Superior.  Post road, § 2.
13 184-186 38/1 155 25 June 1864 An Act to expedite and regulate the Printing of Public Documents, and for other Purposes.  Postmaster-General's annual report of contracts, § 6.
13 218-222 38/1 172 30 June 1864 An Act to provide Ways and Means for the Support of the Government, and for other Purposes.  Fractional notes, § 5, p. 220.
13 223-306 38/1 173 30 June 1864 An Act to provide Internal Revenue to support the Government, to pay Interest on the Public Debt, and for other Purposes.  Free franking, § 1, 3.  Postage expenses, § 22, 25.  Mail transport not charged duty, § 103.  Stamp duties, § 151-170, p. 291-302.
13 316-322 38/1 175 30 June 1864 An Act to establish certain Post-Roads.
13 324-325
38/1
182
30 June 1864
An Act in Relation to the Village of Deposit, Delaware County, New York.  In which county?
13 335-339 38/1 197 1 July 1864 An Act to establish Salaries for Postmasters, and for other Purposes.
13 339-340
38/1
198
1 July 1864
An Act making an additional Grant of Lands to the State of Kansas to aid in the Construction of Railroad and Telegraph Lines.  Not postal, but see 12 Stat. 772.
13 340-341 38/1 199 1 July 1864 An Act to encourage and facilitate Telegraphic Communication between the Eastern and Western Continents.  Available for postal use, § 4.  "Net neutrality", § 5.
13 355 38/1
213
2 July 1864
An Act granting Lands to the State of Oregon, to aid in the Construction of a Military Road from Eugene City to the Eastern Boundary of said State.  Post road.
13 356-365 38/1 216 2 July 1864 An Act to amend an Act entitled "An Act to aid in the Construction of a Railroad and Telegraph Line from the Missouri River to the Pacific Ocean, and to secure to the Government the Use of the same for Postal, Military, and other Purposes," approved July first, eighteen hundred and sixty-two.  Post road, § 10, p. 360.
13 365-372
38/1
217
2 July 1864
An Act granting Lands to aid in the Construction of a Railroad and Telegraph Line from Lake Superior to Puget's Sound, on the Pacific Coast, by the Northern Route.  Northern Pacific Railroad, a post road, § 3, p. 367; § 11, p. 370; § 20, p. 372.
13 382 38/1 241 4 July 1864 An Act to correct a clerical Error in the Law of June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and sixty-four, relating to the Post-Office Department.
13 421-422 38/2 16 20 Jan. 1865 An Act to amend an Act entitled "An Act to provide for carrying the Mails from the United States to Foreign Ports, and for other Purposes," approved March twenty-fifth, eighteen hundred and sixty-four.
13 425-426 38/2 23 28 Jan. 1865 An Act making Appropriations for the Service of the Post-Office Department during the Fiscal Year ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and sixty-six.
13 430 38/2 37 17 Feb. 1865 An Act to authorize the Establishment of Ocean Mail-Steamship Service between the United States and China.
13 431 38/2 38 17 Feb. 1865 An Act supplementary to an Act approved July fourteen, eighteen hundred and sixty-two, entitled "An Act to establish certain Post-Roads."
13 431 38/2 39 17 Feb. 1865 An Act to establish a Bridge across the Ohio River at Cincinnati, Ohio, a Post-Road.
13 432-434 38/2 47 23 Feb. 1865 An Act to facilitate the Collection of certain Debts due the United States.
13 445-462
38/1
73
2 Mar. 1865
An Act making Appropriations for the legislative, executive, and judicial Expenses of the Government for the Year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and sixty-six, and additional Appropriations for the current fiscal Year.  Postmaster to the Senate, postmaster to the House, postage for the public printer, Auditor of the treasury for the Post-Office Dept., Post-Office Department.
13 469-487
38/2
78
3 Mar. 1865
An Act to amend an Act entitled "An Act to provide Internal Revenue to support the Government, to pay Interest on the Public Debt, and for other Purposes," approved June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and sixty-four.  Free franking, § 20, p. 487.
13 504 38/2 88 3 Mar. 1865 An Act to amend an Act entitled "An Act to aid in the Construction of a Railroad and Telegraph Line from the Missouri River to the Pacific Ocean, and to secure to the Government the Use of the same for Postal, Military, and other Purposes," approved July first, eighteen hundred and sixty-two, and to amend an Act amendatory thereof, approved July second, eighteen hundred and sixty-four.
13 504-507 38/2 89 3 Mar. 1865 An Act relating to the postal Laws.
http://www.rfrajola.com/resources/1865Act.pdf
13 515 38/2 96 3 Mar. 1865 An Act to remove all Disqualification of Color in carrying the Mails.
13 515-516 38/2 97 3 Mar. 1865 An Act related to the Clerkships in the Post-Office Department.
13 522-526 38/2 104 3 Mar. 1865 An Act to establish certain Post-Roads.
13 526-528
38/2
105
3 Mar. 1865
An Act extending the Time for the Completion of certain Land-grant Rail roads in the States of Minnesota and Iowa, and for other Purposes.  Post road, § 8, p. 528.
13 540-541
38/2
126
3 Mar. 1865
An Act supplemental to an Act entitled "An Act to amend the several Acts respecting Copyright," approved February third, eighteen hundred and thirty-one, and to the Acts in Addition thereto and Amendment thereof.  Free franking, § 2.
Public Resolutions, vol. 13, p. 1-574

Vol.
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13
411-412 38/1 53 30 June 1864 Joint Resolution to authorize the Postmaster-General to extend the Contract with the Overland Mail Company.
13
567
38/2
11
1 Feb. 1865
A [Joint] Resolution submitting to the Legislatures of the several States a Proposition to amend the Constitution of the United States.  Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution (ref).  Ratification was completed 6 Dec. 1865, and certified by proclamation of the Secretary of State, 18 Dec. 1865 (link, link).
Wikipedia, Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution.
13
574 38/2 37 3 Mar. 1865 A Resolution to purchase mail-pouches or boxes of Marshall Smith's patent, for the postal service, and for other purposes.

Private Acts, vol. 13, p. 575-604

Vol.
Pages C/S Ch. Act of ... Title
13
576 38/1 25 8 Mar. 1864 An Act for the Relief of John H. Sheperd and Walter K. Caldwell, of Missouri.  [mail contractors]
13
583 38/1 207 1 July 1864 An Act for the Relief of George F. Nesbitt.  [stamped envelope contractor]

Private Resolutions, vol. 13, p. 575-604

Vol.
Pages C/S No. Approved ... Title
13
590 38/1 65 1 July 1864 A Resolution for the Relief of Carlisle Doble.  [mail carrier]

Treaties and Postal Conventions, vol. 13, p. 605-729

Vol.
Pages Approved ... Title
13
623-630 28 June 1862 Treaty between the United States of America and the Kickapoo Tribe of Indians.  Atchison and Pike's Peak Railroad.
13
673-679 7 Oct. 1863 Treaty between the United States of America and the Tabeguache Band of Utah Indians.  Art. 3, mail lines.
13
681-684 12 Oct. 1863 Treaty between the United States of America and the Shoshonee-Goship Bands of Indians.  Art. 1, 2, mail lines.
13
699-710 4 July 1864 Treaty between the United States of America and the Republic of Honduras.  Art. 2, p. 700, post-office packets.

Proclamations and Executive Orders, vol. 13, p. 730-778
Appointment of Provisional Governor, including reestablishment of post offices and post routes (sec. 4).
Executive Orders Proclamations
Vol.
Pages No. Date State Vol.
Pages No. Date State
13
777-778 4 9 May 1865 Virginia 13
760-761
761-762
764-765
765-767
767-768
769-771
771-772
38
39
41
42
43
46
47
29 May 1865
13 June 1865
17 June 1865
17 June 1865
21 June 1865
30 June 1865
13 July 1865
North Carolina
Mississippi
Georgia
Texas
Alabama
South Carolina
Florida

Arkansas and Louisiana, see Proc. 18, 8 July 1864, p. 744-747.
Tennessee, see Proc. 40, 13 June 1865, p. 763-764.



US Statutes at Large, Volume 14, 1865-1867, published 1868

This volume contains acts of the Thirty-ninth Congress.

Nebraska was admitted to the Union, 1 Mar. 1867 (proclamation).
Congress special sessions regular sessions LoC
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39th 4 – 11 Mar. 1865 4 Dec. 1865 – 28 July 1866
3 Dec. 1866 – 2 Mar. 1867
p. 1
p. 373
pdf, 79.6 MB
p. i-xxx, 1-969
House Journal, Senate Journal, Senate Executive Journal, Congressional Globe
Contents
1868

Public Acts, vol. 14, p. 1-576

Vol.
Pages C/S Ch. Act of ... Title
14
3 39/1 9 10 Feb. 1866 An Act granting the franking Privilege to Mary Lincoln.
14 3 39/1 10 16 Feb. 1866 An Act authorizing an Increase of the clerical Force in the Post Office Department.
14 5-8 39/1 16 14 Mar. 1866 An Act to establish certain Post Roads.
14 12-13
39/1
24
5 Apr. 1866
An Act more effectually to provide for the Punishment of certain Crimes against the United States.  Penalty for counterfeiting, but no mention of postage or revenue stamps.
14 14-28
39/1
28
7 Apr. 1866
An Act making additional Appropriations, and to supply the Deficiencies in the Appropriations for sundry civil Expenses of the Government for the fiscal Year ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and sixty-six, and for other Purposes.  Completion, alteration or repairs of post offices, p. 17, 22 (2), 26.  No living person's portrait on currency, § 12, p. 25.
14 40 39/1 48 17 Apr. 1866 An Act to provide that the "Soldier's Individual Memorial" shall be carried through the Mails at the usual Rate of Printed Matter.
14 48-50 39/1 85 18 May 1866 An Act making Appropriations for the Service of the Post Office Department during the fiscal Year ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, and for other Purposes.
14 51 39/1 87 21 May 1866 An Act to establish a Post Route from West Alburgh, Vermont, to Champlain, in the State of New York, and for other Purposes.
14 59-61 39/1 114 12 June 1866 An Act to amend the Postal Laws.
http://www.rfrajola.com/resources/1866Act.pdf
14 66 39/1 124 15 June 1866 An Act to facilitate commercial, postal, and military Communication among the several States.
14 79-80 39/1 159 3 July 1866 An Act to amend and Act entitled "An Act to amend an Act entitled 'An Act to aid in the Construction of a Railroad and Telegraph Line from the Missouri River to the Pacific Ocean, and to secure to the Government the Use of the same for Postal, Military, and other Purposes,' approved July 1, 1862," approved July 2, 1864.
14 86-87
39/1
167
4 July 1866
An Act granting Lands to the State of Oregon, to aid in the Construction of a Military Road from Corvallis to the Acquinna Bay.  Post route, § 2.
14 87-88
39/1
168
4 July 1866
An Act making an additional Grant of Lands to the State of Minnesota, in alternate Sections, to aid in the Construction of Railroads in said State.  Post route, § 6.
14 89
39/1
174
5 July 1866
An Act granting Lands to the State of Oregon, to aid in the Construction of a Military Road from Albany, Oregon, to the Eastern Boundary of said State.  Post route, § 2.
14 94-97
39/1
182
13 July 1866
An Act granting Aid in the Construction of a Railroad and Telegraph Line from the Town of Folsom to the Town of Placerville, in the State of California.  Post route, § 2.
14 98-173 39/1 184 13 July 1866 An Act to reduce Internal Taxation and to amend an Act entitled "An Act to provide Internal Revenue to support the Government, to pay Interest on the Public Debt, and for other Purposes," approved June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and sixty-four, and Acts amendatory thereof.   Free franking, § 65, p. 170; § 66, p. 171.
14 189-191 39/1 202 18 July 1866 An Act to establish certain Post Roads.
14 191-208
39/1
208
23 July 1866
An Act making Appropriations for the Legislative, Executive, and Judicial Expense of the Government for the Year ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and sixty seven, and for other Purposes.  Postmaster to the Senate, postmaster to the House, postage for the public printer, Auditor of the treasury for the Post-Office Dept., Post-Office Department.  Post Office Dept., topographer, p. 201; female clerks, § 6, p. 207.
14 208-209 39/1 209 23 July 1866 An Act to amend the fifth Section of an Act entitled "An Act donating Public Lands to the several States and Territories which may provide Colleges for the Benefit of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts," approved July 2, 1862, so as to extend the Time within which the Provisions of said Act shall be accepted and such Colleges established.
14 210-212
39/1
212
23 July 1866
An Act for a Grant of Lands to the State of Kansas to aid in the Construction of the Northern Kansas Railroad and Telegraph.  Post route, § 5, p. 211.
14 221-222 39/1 230 24 July 1866 An Act to aid in the Construction of Telegraph Lines, and to secure to the Government the Use of the same for postal, military, and other Purposes.  The Postmaster-General set rates for telegrams between government agencies, § 2; see also 16 Stat. 507, 17 Stat. 219, 17 Stat. 367.
14 236-239
39/1
241
25 July 1866
An Act granting Lands to the State of Kansas to aid in the Construction of the Kansas and Neosho Valley Railroad and its Extension to Red River.  Post route, § 5, p. 237.
14 239-242
39/1
242
25 July 1866
An Act granting Lands to aid in the Construction of a Railroad and Telegraph Line from the Central Pacific Railroad, in California, to Portland, in Oregon.  California and Oregon Railroad Co.  Post route, § 2, p. 239; § 5, p. 241.
14 244-246 39/1 246 25 July 1866 An Act to authorize the Construction of certain Bridges, and to establish them as Post Roads.
14 280-288 39/1 267 26 July 1866 An Act to establish certain Post Roads.
14 289-291
39/1
270
26 July 1866
An Act granting Lands to the State of Kansas to aid in the Construction of a southern Branch of the Union Pacific Railway and Telegraph, from Fort Riley, Kansas, to Fort Smith, Arkansas.  Post route, § 5, p. 290.
14 292-299
39/1
278
27 July 1866
An Act granting Lands to aid in the Construction of a Railroad and Telegraph Line from the States of Missouri and Arkansas to the Pacific Coast.  Atlantic and Pacific Railroad Co.  Post route, § 3, p. 294; § 11, p. 297; § 20, p. 299.
14 301 39/1 281 27 July 1866 An Act to authorize the Use in Post Offices of Weights of the Denomination of Grams.
14 310-323
39/1
296
28 July 1866
An Act making Appropriations for sundry Civil Expenses of the Government for the Year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, and for other Purposes.  Post offices, construction and repairs, § 1, p. 310, 311, 316, 318, 319.  Post Office, § 4, p. 321.
14 324-327 39/1 297 28 July 1866 An Act to supply Deficiencies in the Appropriations for the Service of the Fiscal Year ending June thirty, eighteen hundred and sixty-six, and for other Purposes.
14 328-331
39/1
298
28 July 1866
An Act to protect the Revenue, and for other Purposes.  Free franking, § 13, p. 331.
14 342-343 39/1 306 28 July 1866 An Act supplemental to the Act to appropriate Money for the Postal Services.
14 373-374
39/2
4
20 Dec. 1866
An Act making Appropriations and to supply Deficiencies in the Appropriations for the Service of the Government for the fiscal Year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, and for other Purposes.  Post Office, p. 373.
14 378 39/2 11 22 Jan. 1867 An Act in Regard to the Compensation of Route Agents in the Post-Office Department.
14 383-385
39/2
26
5 Feb. 1867
An Act to punish certain Crimes in Relation to the Public Securities and Currency, and for other Purposes.  Penalty for counterfeiting, etc.
14 387-389
39/2
29
5 Feb. 1867
An Act to authorize the Extension, Construction, and Use of a lateral Branch of the Baltimore and Potomac Railroad into and within the District of Columbia.  Post route, § 5.
14 393-394 39/2 41 18 Feb. 1867 An Act making Appropriations for the Service of the Post Office Department during the fiscal Year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and sixty-eight, and for other Purposes.
14 395 39/2 43 18 Feb. 1867 An Act amendatory of the several Acts respecting Copyrights.  "Copyright matter" free of postage to the librarian of Congress.
14 408-409
39/2
76
25 Feb. 1867
An Act to authorize the Construction of a submerged Tubular Bridge across the Mississippi River at the City of Saint Louis.  Post route, § 3.
14 409
39/2
77
25 Feb. 1867
An Act granting Lands to the State of Oregon to aid in the Construction of a military Wagon Road from Dalles City, on the Columbia River, to Fort Boise, on the Snake River.  Post route.
14 412 39/2 98 27 Feb. 1867 An Act declaring Clinton Bridge, across the Mississippi River, at Clinton, in the State of Iowa, a Post-Route.
14
428-430
39/2
153
2 Mar. 1867
An Act to provide for the more efficient Government of the Rebel States.  Includes conditions for readmission with representation in Congress, § 5-6.
Supplementary acts, 15 Stat. 2-5, 15 Stat. 14-16, 15 Stat. 29, 15 Stat. 30, 15 Stat. 41.
See also, Secession and Readmission.
14 430-432 39/2
154
2 Mar. 1867
An Act regulating the Tenure of certain Civil Offices.  Postmaster-General.
14 440-457
39/2
166
2 Mar. 1867
An Act making Appropriations for the legislative, Executive, and Judicial Expenses of the Government for the Year ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and sixty eight and for other Purposes.  Postmaster to the Senate, postmaster to the House, postage for the public printer, Auditor of the treasury for the Post-Office Dept., Post-Office Department.
14 457-468 39/2
167
2 Mar. 1867
An Act making Appropriations for sundry Civil Expenses of the Government for the Year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and sixty-eight, and for other Purposes.  Post office construction and repairs, p. 461.
14 543-544 39/2 182 2 Mar. 1867 An Act to authorize the Establishment of Ocean Mail Steamship Service between the United States and the Hawaiian Islands.
14 548-550
39/2
189
2 Mar. 1867
An Act granting Lands to aid in the Construction of a Railroad from the City of Stockton to the Town of Copperopolis, in the State of California.  Post route, § 8.
14 551-556 39/2 191 2 Mar. 1867 An Act to establish certain Post Roads.
Public Resolutions, vol. 14, p. 1-576

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354 39/1 29 25 Apr. 1866 A Resolution for the Transfer of Funds appropriated for the Payment of Salaries in the Post Office Department to the General Salary Account of that Department.
14 356 39/1 38 16 May 1866 Joint Resolution relative to the Courts and Post Office of New York city.
14 356 39/1 41 26 May 1866 A Resolution to authorize certain Medals to be distributed to Veteran Soldiers free of Postage.
14 357 39/1 45 6 June 1866 Joint Resolution authorizing the Postmaster-General to pay additional Salary to Letter-Carriers in San Francisco.
14
358
39/1
48
16 June 1866
Joint Resolution proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.  Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution (ref).  Ratification was completed 9 July 1868, and certified by proclamations of 20 July 1868 (15 Stat. 706) and 28 July 1868 (15 Stat. 708).  A concurrent resolution of 21 July 1868 (ref, ref, ref) does not appear in the Statutes.
Wikipedia, Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution.
14 371 39/1 100 28 July 1866 Joint Resolution authorizing the transmission through the mails, free of postage, of certain certificates by the adjutant-general of New Jersey.
14 563 39/2 4 14 Jan. 1867 Joint Resolution authorizing certain medals to be distributed to honorably discharged soldiers, free of postage.
14 563-564 39/2 5 22 Jan. 1867 Joint Resolution to procure a site for a building to accommodate the post-office and United States courts in New York City.
14 566 39/2 15 18 Feb. 1867 A Resolution in relation to ocean mail service between San Francisco, in California, and Portland, in Oregon.
14 569
39/2
30
28 Feb. 1867
Joint Resolution giving additional Compensation to certain Employees in the Civil Service of the Government at Washington.
14 573 39/2 53 2 Mar. 1867 A Resolution relative to the post-office and sub-treasury of the city of Boston.

Private Acts, vol. 14, p. 577-646

Vol.
Pages C/S Ch. Act of ... Title
14
597-598
39/1
203
18 July 1866
An Act for the Relief of A.T. Spencer and Gordon S. Hubbard.  [mail contractor]

Private Resolutions, vol. 14, p. 577-646

Vol.
Pages C/S No. Approved ... Title
14
608
39/1
54
21 June 1866
A Resolution referring the Petition and Papers in the Case of Joseph Nock to the Court of Claims.  [contractor, locks and keys]
14 609
39/1
61
29 June 1866
Joint Resolution for the Relief of Ambrose L. Goodrich and Nathan Cornish, for carrying the United States Mail from Boise City to Idaho City, in the Territory of Idaho, and of David Wellington and J.C. Dorsey, for Extra Services in carrying the Mails.  [mail contractors]
14 640-641
39/2
24
22 Feb. 1867
Joint Resolution for the Relief of Ober, Nanson, and Company, Merchants, of New York.  [lost valuable parcel]
14 643
39/2
43
1 Mar. 1867
Joint Resolution to audit and pay the Claim of Tuller and Fisher of Missouri.  [mail contractor]
14
644
39/2
62
2 Mar. 1867
A Resolution for the Relief of Dempsey Reece, of Indiana.  [mail contractor]
14
644-645
39/2
66
2 Mar. 1867
Joint Resolution authorizing the Secretary of the Treasury to audit and pay the Claim of John R. Beckley.  [mail contractor]

Treaties and Postal Conventions, vol. 14, p. 647-810

Vol.
Pages Approved ... Title
14
769-784
28 Apr. 1866
Treaty between the United States of America and the Choctaw and Chickasaw Indians.  Post Offices, Art. 44, p. 779.

Proclamations, vol. 14, p. 811-822

Vol.
Pages No. Date Title









US Statutes at Large, Volume 15, 1867-1869, published 1869

This volume contains acts of the Fortieth Congress.

Wyoming was organized as a Territory, 25 July 1868 (act).  Alaska was purchased from Russia, by treaty of 30 Mar. 1867, with formal possession 18 Oct. 1867, and organized as the Department of Alaska.
Congress special sessions regular sessions LoC
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40th 1 – 20 Apr. 1867 4 Mar. 1867 // 2 Dec. 1867
2 Dec. 1867 // 10 Nov. 1868
7 Dec. 1868 – 3 Mar. 1869
p. 1
p. 33
p. 265
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p. i-xxxii, 1-828
The first session was 4-30 Mar., 3-20 July, 21 Nov. - 2 Dec., 1867.  The second session was 2 Dec. 1867 - 27 July 1868, 21 Sep., 16 Oct., and 10 Nov., 1868.  The impeachment and trial of Pres. Andrew Johnson extended from 24 Feb. to 26 May, 1868.

House Journal, Senate Journal, Senate Executive Journal, Congressional Globe
Contents
1869

Public Acts, vol. 15, p. 1-350

Vol.
Pages C/S Ch. Act of ... Title
15
10
40/1
15
29 Mar. 1867
An Act to grant to the American Atlantic Cable Telegraph Company, of New York, the Right of Way and Privilege to lay, land, and operate a Submarine Telegraph Cable on the Atlantic Coast of the  United States, and establish Telegraph Communication between the United States and Europe, via the Bermudas and Azores Islands.  Post Office use, § 3.
15 14 40/1 29 19 July 1867 An Act to establish certain Post-Roads.  Maine.
15 37 40/2 10 21 Feb. 1868 An Act to authorize the Southern Minnesota Railroad Company to construct and maintain a Bridge across the Mississippi River and establish a Post Route.
15 38 40/2 15 2 Mar. 1868 An Act to establish and declare the Railroad and Bridges of the New Orleans, Mobile, and Chattanooga Railroad Company, as hereafter constructed, a Post-Road, and for other Purposes.
15 40-41 40/2 22 9 Mar. 1868 An Act in relation to the promulgation of the laws of the United States.  Free franking, § 3.  Treaties and postal conventions, § 4.
15 45-54 40/2 35 30 Mar. 1868 An Act to establish certain Post-Roads.
15 55-56 40/2 37 30 Mar. 1868 An Act making Appropriations for the Service of the Post-Office Department during the fiscal Year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and sixty-nine.
15 79 40/2 76 25 June 1868 An Act to amend an Act entitled "An Act to provide for carrying the Mails from the United States to foreign Ports, and for other Purposes." approved March twenty-five, eighteen hundred and sixty-four.
15 92-110
40/2
176
20 July 1868
An Act making Appropriations for the legislative, executive, and judicial Expenses of the Government, for the Year ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and sixty-nine.  Postmaster to the Senate, postmaster to the House, postage for the public printer, Auditor of the treasury for the Post-Office Dept., Post-Office Department (p. 105).
15 110-120
40/2
177
20 July 1868
An Act making Appropriations for sundry civil Expenses of the Government for the Year ending June thirty, eighteen hundred and sixty-nine, and for other Purposes.  Post office construction, p. 114.
15 121-122 40/2 179 20 July 1868 An Act authorizing the construction of a bridge across the Missouri River, upon the military reservation at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.
15 123 40/2 182 20 July 1868 An Act amendatory of an Act approved July twenty-six [five], eighteen hundred and sixty-six, entitled "An Act to authorize the Construction of certain Bridges, and to establish them as Post-Roads."
15 171-177
40/2
233
25 July 1868
An Act making Appropriations and to supply Deficiencies in the Appropriations for the Service of the Government for the fiscal Year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and sixty-eight, and for other purposes.  Post office construction, p. 173-174.  Post-Office Dept., p. 175.
15 178-183
40/2
235
25 July 1868
An Act to provide a temporary Government for the Territory of Wyoming.  Dual appointments prohibited, except for postmasters, § 8, p. 180.
15 188-193 40/2 244 25 July 1868 An Act to establish certain Post-Roads.
15 194-197 40/2 246 27 July 1868 An Act to further amend the postal Laws.  Return address, § 1.  Money orders, § 2, 4, 5.  Mail steamers to Japan and China, § 6.  Shanghai agency, § 7.
http://www.rfrajola.com/resources/1868Act.pdf
15 229-231 40/2 260 27 July 1868 An Act to provide for an American Line of Mail and Emigrant Passenger Steamships between New York and one or more European Ports.
15 238-239
40/2
269
27 July 1868
An Act donating a Portion of the Fort Leavenworth military Reservation for the exclusive Use of a public Road.  Post route.
15 272 40/3 37 19 Feb. 1869 An Act to establish a certain Post-Road in the State of Connecticut.
15 273 40/3 38 19 Feb. 1869 An Act to establish a certain Post-Road in the State of Connecticut.
15 280-281 40/3 49 1 Mar. 1869 An Act to restrict and regulate the Franking Privilege.
15 283-301
40/3
121
3 Mar. 1869
An Act making Appropriations for the Legislative, Executive, and judicial Expenses of the Government, for the Year ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and seventy.  Postmaster to the Senate, postmaster to the House, postage for the public printer, Auditor of the treasury for the Post-Office Dept., Post-Office Department (p. 297).
15 301-311
40/3
122
3 Mar. 1869
An Act making Appropriations for sundry Civil Expenses of the Government for the Year ending June thirty, eighteen hundred and seventy, and for other Purposes.  Post office construction, p. 305-307.  Knoxville, see also 16 Stat. 310 § 8.
15 311-315
40/3
123
3 Mar. 1869
An Act making Appropriations to supply Deficiencies in the Appropriations for the Service of the Government for the fiscal Year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and sixty-nine, and for other Purposes.  Post office construction, p. 313-314.  Post-Office Dept., p. 314.
15 323 40/3 126 3 Mar. 1869 An Act making Appropriations for the Service of the Post-Office Department during the fiscal Year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy.
15 327-334 40/3 131 3 Mar. 1869 An Act to establish certain Post-Roads.
15 336-337 40/3 139 3 Mar. 1869 An Act to establish a Bridge across the East River, between the Cities of Brooklyn and New York, in the State of New York, a Post-Road.
15 340-341
40/3
150
3 Mar. 1869
An Act granting Lands to the State of Oregon to aid in the Construction of a military Wagon Road from the navigable Waters of Coos Bay to Roseburg in said State.  Post route.
Public Resolutions, vol. 15, p. 1-350

Vol.
Pages C/S No. Approved ... Title
15
22-23 40/1 12 26 Mar. 1867 A Resolution to terminate a contract of a member of Congress with the Post-Office Department of the United States of America.
15 30-31 40/1 40 20 July 1867 Joint Resolution authorizing extensions of the Mail Steamship Service between the United States and China and Japan.
15 245 40/2 1 20 Dec. 1867 Joint Resolution in relation to the printing of the report of the Postmaster-General.
15 246 40/2 8 31 Jan. 1868 A Resolution limiting contracts for stationery and other supplies in the executive departments to one year.
15 248 40/2 14 2 Mar. 1868 Joint Resolution authorizing the transmission through the mails, free of postage, of certain testimonials by the adjutant-generals of the several States.
15 250 40/2 20 12 Mar. 1868 Joint Resolution relative to the post-office and sub-treasury of city of Boston.
15 254 40/2 39 25 June 1868 A Resolution authorizing a change of mail service between Fort Abercrombie and Helena.
15 258-259
40/2
60
20 July 1868
Joint Resolution in Relation to the Rock Island Bridge.  Post road.
15
346
40/3
14
27 Feb. 1869
A [Joint] Resolution proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.  Fifteenth Amendment to the Constitution (ref).  Ratification was completed in Feb. 1870, and certified by proclamation of the Secretary of State, 30 Mar. 1870 (16 Stat. 1131).
Wikipedia, Fifteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution.
15 347 40/3 17 1 Mar. 1869 Joint Resolution in regard to the publication of postal conventions made with foreign countries.
15 347-348
40/3
21
3 Mar. 1869
A Resolution giving the Assent of the United States to the Construction of the Newport and Cincinnati Bridge.  Post road.

Private Acts, vol. 15, p. 351-466

Vol.
Pages C/S Ch. Act of ... Title
15
357
40/2
39
30 Mar. 1868
An Act for the Relief of Henry Greathouse and Samuel Kelly.  [mail constractors]
15 357
40/2
40
30 Mar. 1868
An Act for the Relief of William Shunk.  [postmaster]
15 369
40/2
94
25 June 1868
An Act for the Relief of Jonathan Jessup, Postmaster at York, Pennsylvania.
15 409
40/2
309
27 July 1868
An Act for the Relief of Palemon John.  [revenue stamp agent]
15 439
40/3
40
19 Feb. 1869
An Act for the Relief of William Grant Powers.  [hospitalization]
15 454
40/3
119
1 Mar. 1869
An Act for the Relief of Edwin B. Hoag.  [mail contractor]
15 461
40/3
174
8 Mar. 1869
An Act for the Relief of Reverend D. Hillhouse Buel.  [mail losses]

Private Resolutions, vol. 15, p. 351-466

Vol.
Pages C/S No. Approved ... Title
15
434
40/2
86
27 July 1868
A Resolution for the Relief of Jonathan S. Turner.  [inadvertent omission of one 5-cent revenue stamp]
15
464-465
40/3
30
3 Mar. 1869
Joint Resolution for the Relief of Henry S. Gibbons, Luther McNeal, and Seth M. Gates.  [postmasters]

Treaties and Postal Conventions, vol. 15, p. 467-696

Vol.
Pages
Approved ...
Title
15
505-511
19 Feb. 1867
Treaty between the United States of America and the Sissiton and Warpeton Bands of Dakota or Sioux Indians.  Mail stations, Art. 2, p. 506; Art. 10, p. 507.
15
581-587
21 Oct. 1867
Treaty between the United States of America and the Kiowa and Comanche Tribes of Indians.  Mail stations, Art. 11 part 6, p. 585.
15
593-599
28 Oct. 1867
Treaty between the United States of America and the Cheyenne and Arapahoe Tribes of Indians.  Mail stations, Art. 11 part 6, p. 597.
15
635-647
29 Apr. 1868
Treaty between the United States of America and different Tribes of Sioux Indians.  Mail stations, Art. 11 part 6, p. 639.
15
667-672
1 June 1868
Treaty between the United States of America and the Navajo Tribe of Indians.  Mail stations, Art. 9 part 6, p. 670.

Vol.
Pages Approved ... Title
15
545-548 18 June 1867 Convention between the General Post-Office of the United States of America and the General Post-Office of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
15 549-562
21 June 1867
Treaty between the United States of America and the Republic of Nicaragua.  Mails, Art. 2, p. 550; Art. 15, p. 559; Art. 17, p. 560.
15 563-564 10 Aug. 1867 Postal Convention between the United States of America and the Colonial Government of Hong Kong.
15 565-568 21 Aug. 1867 Convention for the Regulation of the Postal Intercourse between the United States of America and Belgium.
15 569-572 26 Sep. 1867 Convention between the General Post-Office of the United States of America and the General Post-Office of the Netherlands.
15 573-576 11 Oct. 1867 Convention for the Amelioration of the Postal Intercourse between the United States of America and the Swiss Confederation.
15 577-580 21 Oct. 1867 Convention agreed upon between the Post Departments of the United States of America and of the North German Union for the Amelioration of the Postal Service between the two Countries.
15 601-604
8 Nov. 1867
Articles agreed upon between the Post Department of the United States of America ... and the Postal Administration of the Kingdom of Italy, ...
15 691-692 28 July 1868 Convention between the General Post-Office of the United States of America and the General Post-Office of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.

Proclamations, vol. 15, p. 697-712

Vol.
Pages No. Date Title









US Statutes at Large, Volume 16, 1869-1871, published 1871

This volume contains acts of the Forty-first Congress.
Congress special sessions regular sessions LoC
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41st 12 – 22 Apr. 1869 4 Mar. 1869 – 10 Apr. 1869
6 Dec. 1869 – 15 July 1870
5 Dec. 1870 – 3 Mar. 1871
p. 1
p. 59
p. 395
pdf, 101.5 MB
p. i-xxxiv, 1-1314
House Journal, Senate Journal, Senate Executive Journal, Congressional Globe
Contents
1871

Public Acts, vol. 16, p. 1-602

Vol.
Pages C/S Ch. Act of ... Title
16
9-13
41/1
15
10 Apr. 1869
An Act making Appropriations to supply deficiencies in the Appropriations for the Service of Government for the fiscal Year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and sixty-nine, and additional Appropriations for the Year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy, and for other Purposes.  Post-Office Dept., p. 9, 11.
16 48-50 41/1 30 10 Apr. 1869 An Act to establish certain Post-Roads.
16 69-75 41/2 22 5 Mar. 1870 An Act to establish certain Post-Roads.
16 78-79 41/2 33 25 Mar. 1870 An Act to incorporate the Washington Mail Steamboat Company.
16 81-82
41/2
46
6 Apr. 1870
An Act giving the Consent of the United States to the Erection of a Bridge across the Delaware River, between Philadelphia and Camden.  Post road; see p. 168 below.
16 83-90
41/2
56
20 Apr. 1870
An Act making Appropriations to supply Deficiencies in the Appropriations for the Service of the Government for the fiscal Year ending June thirty, eighteen hundred and seventy, and for other Purposes.  Post-Office Dept., p. 84, 89.  Post office construction and repairs, p. 84, 85.  Expenses of House committee on the Post Office and post roads, p. 86.
16 98-116
41/2
80
5 May 1870
An Act to provide for the Creation of Corporations in the District of Columbia by General Law.  Mail transport, § 30, p. 115.
16 149 41/2 125 8 June 1870 An Act to establish certain Post-Roads in the State of Alabama, and for other Purposes.
16 162-165
41/2
150
22 June 1870
An Act to establish the Department of Justice.  Auditor of the Post Office, § 7, p. 163.
16 168 41/2 166 28 June 1870 An Act declaring the Bridge between Philadelphia and Camden a Post-Route.
16 173 41/2 176 30 June 1870 An Act to authorize the construction and maintenance of a bridge across the Niagara river.  Post road.
16 185-186 41/2 195 1 July 1870 An Act authorizing the construction of a bridge across the Arkansas river at Little Rock, Arkansas.  Post road, § 3, 4.
16 198-217
41/2
230
8 July 1870
An Act to revise, consolidate, and amend the Statutes relating to Patents and Copyrights.  Free franking, § 8, p. 199.  Copyright registration by mail, § 90-96, p. 213-214
16 227-228 41/2 241 11 July 1870 An Act making Appropriations for the Service of the Post-Office Department during the fiscal Year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-one.
16 230-251 41/2
251
12 July 1870
An Act making Appropriations for the legislative, executive, and judicial Expenses of the Government for the Year ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and seventy-one.  Postmaster to the Senate, postmaster to the House, postage for the public printer, Auditor of the treasury for the Post-Office Dept., Post-Office Department (p. 246-247).
p. 233, "no envelopes, letter or note sheets, for the use of Congress or any department or officer, shall be printed from steel or copper-plate, or by lithographing."; compare to p. 571.
16 274
41/2
258
14 July 1870
An Act for the Relief of the United States and Brazil Steamship Company.  Mail carrier.
16 275
41/2
260
14 July 1870
An Act to amend an Act entitled "An Act authorizing the Construction of a Bridge across the Missouri River upon the military Reservation at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas."
16 279 41/2 272 14 July 1870 An Act to extend the Provisions of the Pre-emption Laws to the Territory of Colorado, and for other Purposes.
16 279-291 41/2 273 14 July 1870 An Act to establish certain Post-Roads.
16 291-310
41/2
292
15 July 1870
An Act making Appropriations for sundry civil Expenses of the Government for the Year ending June thirty, eighteen hundred and seventy-one, and for other Purposes.  Post office construction and repairs, p. 295-296, 303, 310.  Post Office contractor, p. 307.
16 311-315
41/2
293
15 July 1870
An Act making additional Appropriations and to supply the Deficiencies in the Appropriations for the Service of the Government for the fiscal Years ending June thirty, eighteen hundred and seventy, and June thirty, eighteen hundred and seventy-one, and for other Purposes.  Post office construction, p. 312.
16 364
41/2
300
15 July 1870
An Act to provide for Inventories and Accounts of the Property of the United States in the public Buildings and Grounds belonging to the United States in the District of Columbia.
16 365 41/2
302
15 July 1870
An Act to provide for the Reports of the Receipts and Expenditures of the Secretary of the Senate and the Clerk of the House of Representatives of the United States, and for other Purposes.  Postmasters of the House and Senate.
16 395-396
41/3
2 15 Dec. 1870
An Act granting to the Utah Central Railroad Company a Right of Way through the public Lands for the Construction of a Railroad and Telegraph.  Post route, § 3.
16 430
41/3
67
24 Feb. 1871
An Act to authorize the Union Pacific Railroad Company to issue its Bonds to construct a Bridge across the Missouri River at Omaha, Nebraska, and Council Bluffs, Iowa.  Post road.
16 460-470 41/3 101 28 Feb. 1871 An Act to establish certain Post-Roads.
16 473-474 41/3 110 3 Mar. 1871 An Act to authorize the construction of a bridge over the Mississippi river at Louisiana, Missouri, and also a bridge over the Missouri river at Glasgow, in said State.  Post route.
16 475-495
41/3
113
3 Mar. 1871
An Act making Appropriations for the legislative, executive, and judicial Expenses of the Government for the Year ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and seventy-two.  Postmaster to the Senate, postmaster to the House, postage for the public printer, Auditor of the treasury for the Post-Office Dept., Post-Office Department (p. 490-491).
16 495-515
41/3
114
3 Mar. 1871
An Act making Appropriations for sundry civil Expenses of the Government for the Year ending June thirty, eighteen hundred and seventy-two, and for other Purposes.  Post office construction, p. 509, 514.
16 515-521
41/3
115
3 Mar. 1871
An Act making Appropriations to supply Deficiencies in the Appropriations for the Service of the Government for the fiscal Years ending June thirty, eighteen hundred and seventy, and June thirty, eighteen hundred and seventy-one and for former Years, and for other Purposes.  Post office construction, p. 515-516.  Post-Office Dept., p. 518-519.
16 571-573 41/3 121 3 Mar. 1871 An Act making Appropriations for the Service of the Post-Office Department for the Year ending June thirty, eighteen hundred and seventy-two, and for other Purposes.
16 573-579
41/3
122
3 Mar. 1871
An Act to incorporate the Texas Pacific Railroad Company, and to aid in the Construction of its Road, and for other Purposes.  Post road, § 19, p. 578-579.
16 587-588 41/3 141 3 Mar. 1871 An Act to provide for a Building suited to the Use of the Post-Office, the Pension and Revenue Officers, and the judicial Officers of the United States, in the City of Trenton, New Jersey.
Public Resolutions, vol. 16, p. 1-602

Vol.
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16
53
41/1
10
7 Apr. 1869
Joint Resolution authorizing the Building of a Railroad Bridge over the Ohio River at Paducah, Kentucky.  [post road]
16
370
41/2
22
16 Mar. 1870
Joint Resolution making Appropriations to supply Deficiencies in the Appropriations for contingent Expenses of the House of Representatives of the United States for the fiscal Year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy.  [mail carriers]
16 372
41/2
33
7 Apr. 1870
Joint Resolution directing an Inquiry into the Loss of the United States Steamer "Oneida".  [collision with mail steamer]
16 374-375 41/2 47 5 May 1870 A Resolution authorizing the Postmaster-General to prescribe an earlier Time for the Execution of Contracts by accepted Bidders, and for other Purposes.
16 388 41/2 111 14 July 1870 Joint Resolution granting the Evansville and Southern Illinois Railroad Company the Right to build a Bridge across the Big Wabash River.  [post road]
16 598-599
41/3
42
24 Feb. 1871
Joint Resolution for the Relief of John E. Hagerty, of St. Louis, Missouri.  [mail contractor]
16 599-600 41/3 48 3 Mar. 1871 Joint Resolution granting the Chicago and Illinois Southern Railroad Company the right to build a bridge across the Wabash river and declaring the same a post-road.

Private Acts, vol. 16, p. 603-706

Vol.
Pages C/S Ch. Act of ... Title
16
634
41/2
52
12 Apr. 1870
An Act for the Relief of Samuel F. Butterworth and Others.  [sureties]
16 642
41/2
154
23 June 1870
An Act for the Relief of William H.Murphy, of Farmington, Missouri.  [mail contractor]
16 654
41/2
279
14 July 1870
An Act for the Relief of J. Alden Rathbun, Postmaster of Mystic Bridge, Connecticut.
16 655-656
41/2
288
14 July 1870
An Act for the Relief of the Trustees of Albert G. Sloo.  [mail contractor]
16 656
41/2
306
15 July 1870
An Act for the Relief of Rittenhouse P. Finck.  [postal agent]
16 657
41/2
310
15 July 1870
An Act for the Relief of L.F. Larkin, of Weldon, North Carolina.  [postmaster]
16 675
41/3
4
20 Dec. 1870
An Act for the Relief of Alfred E. Brooks, Postmaster at Ilion, New York.
16 676-677 41/3
13
22 Dec. 1870
An Act for the Relief of Richard P. Spencer.  [lost mail]
16 699
41/3
192
3 Mar. 1871
An Act for the Relief of A.A. Vance, Postmaster at Morristown, New Jersey.

Private Resolutions, vol. 16, p. 603-706

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Pages C/S No. Approved ... Title
16
668 41/2
85
24 June 1870
A Resolution for the Relief of Lewis D. Smith.  [postmaster]
16
670
41/2
122
14 July 1870
A Resolution authorizing the Postmaster-General to continue to use in the postal Service a certain Invention and Device for the Post-marking of Mail Packages and for the more permanent Cancellation of Postage-Stamps, and to make a just and equitable Compensation for the past and future Use of the same by the Post-Office Department.
16
673
41/2
142
15 July 1870
Joint Resolution authorizing the Postmaster-General to adjust the Accounts of George Chorpenning.  [mail contractor]
16
702
41/3
26
9 Feb. 1871
Joint Resolution repealing the Joint Resolution approved July fifteenth, eighteen hundred and seventy, entitled a "Joint Resolution authorizing the Postmaster-General to adjust the Accounts of George Chorpenning."

Treaties and Postal Conventions, vol. 16, p. 707-1124
Vol.
Pages Approved ... Title
16
783-788 15 Dec. 1848 Convention between the United States of America and her Majesty the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, for the Improvement of the Communication by Post between their respective Territories.
http://www.rfrajola.com/resources/1848Act.pdf
16 788-806 14 May 1849 Articles Agreed upon ...  (p. 792, effective 1 July 1849)
16 807-809 3, 27 Dec. 1852 Additional Articles ...
16 810 19 May, 3 June 1853 Additional Articles ...
16 811-813 10 Aug., 7 Sep. 1853 Additional Articles ...
16 814-815 25 Nov., 12 Dec. 1853 Additional Articles ...
16 815-822 20 Mar., 9 Apr. 1856 Additional Articles ...
16 823-824 25 May, 17 June 1858 Additional Articles ...
16 824-825 11 Jan., 3 Feb. 1859 Additional Articles ...
16 825 25 Nov., 14 Dec. 1859 Additional Articles ...
16 826 28 June, 21 July 1860 Additional Articles ...
16 827 13 Aug., 1 Sep. 1860 Additional Articles ...
16 828 7, 30 July 1862 Additional Articles ...
16 829 26 Dec. 1862, 12 Mar. 1863 Additional Articles ...
16 830 26 Sep., 19 Oct. 1863 Additional Articles ...
16 831 6 Aug., 10 Sep. 1864 Additional Articles ...
16 832 25 Oct., 11 Nov. 1865 Additional Articles ...
16 833-836 18 June 1867 Convention between the General Post-Office of the United States of America and the General Post-Office of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
16 837-848 9 Aug., 5 Sep. 1867 Detailed Regulations ...
16 849-850 28 July 1868
14 Aug. 1868
Convention between the General Post-Office of the United States of America and the General Post-Office of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
16 851-868 7 Nov., 24 Nov. 1868 Convention between the General Post-Office of the United States of America and the General Post-Office of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.  Detailed Regulations ...
16 869-870 3 Dec., 14 Dec. 1869 Additional Convention ...
16 871-889 2 Mar. 1857 Postal Convention between the United States and France.
16 890-898 22 Feb., 8 Mar. 1861 Additional Articles ...
16 899-917 21 Dec. 1859 Convention between the United States of America and His Majesty the King of the Belgians.
16 918-922 31 July 1863 Additional Articles ...
16 923-949 21 Aug. 1867 Convention for the Regulation of the Postal Intercourse between the United States of America and Belgium.  Detailed Regulations ...
16 951 1 Mar. 1870 Additional Convention to the Convention for the Regulation of the Postal Intercourse between the United States of America and Belgium, signed at Brussels the twenty-first day of August, A.D. eighteen hundred and sixty-seven.
16 953-955 4 Aug. 1853 Postal Convention between the United States and Bremen.
16 955-957 17 May 1855
23 Aug. 1860
23 Nov. 1860
28 Mar. 1864
Additional Articles ...
16 958-960 12 June, 30 June 1857 Postal Convention between the United States and Hamburg.
16 960-962 23 Aug. 1860
11 Nov. 1863
28 Mar. 1864
Additional Articles ...
16 963-975 17 July, 26 Aug. 1852 Postal Convention between the United States and Prussia.
16 976-978 29 Aug., 14 Oct. 1855
28 Dec. 1860, 24 Apr. 1861
Additional Articles ...
16 979-982 21 Oct. 1867 Convention agreed upon between the Post Departments of the United States of America and of the North German Union for the Amelioration of the Postal Service between the two Countries.
16 983-1002 30 June, 22 July 1868 Regulations ...
16 1003-1004 7 Apr., 23 Apr. 1870 Additional Convention ...
16 1005-1008 8 July 1863 Postal Convention between the United States of America and Italy.
16 1009-1012 8 Nov. 1867 Articles agreed upon ...
16 1013-1026 19 Mar., 2 May 1868 Detailed Regulations ...
16 1027 1, 25 May 1869 Amended Article ...
16 1029 16 Jan., 8 Feb. 1870 Additional Convention ...
16 1031-1034 11 Oct. 1867 Convention for the Amelioration of the Postal Intercourse between the United States of America and the Swiss Confederation.
16 1035-1054 28 Nov. 1867 Regulations ...
16 1055-1057 12 Oct. 1867 Convention for the further Amelioration ...
16 1059 6, 26 Mar. 1869 Additional Article ...
16 1061 7 Feb., 13 Apr. 1870 Additional Convention ...
16 1063-1066 26 Sep. 1867 Convention between the General Post-Office of the United States of America and the General Post-Office of the Netherlands.
16 1067-1092 26 Nov. 1867 Detailed Regulations ...
16 1093 23 May, 15 June 1870 Amended Article ...
16 1095-1097 25 Mar. 1851 Postal Convention between the United States and Canada.
16 1097-1098 25, 28 Aug. 1856 Additional Articles ...
16 1099-1102 11 Dec. 1861 Postal Convention between the United States and Mexico.
Transcribed, http://avalon.law.yale.edu/19th_century/mx1861b.asp
16 1102 4 July 1862 Regulations ...
16 1103-1104 4 June, 16 July 1862 Postal Convention between the United States of America and the Republic of Guatemala.
16 1105-1106 19 July 1865, 26 June 1866 Postal Convention between the United States of America and Venezuela.
16 1107-1108 10 Aug., 12 Nov. 1867 Postal Convention between the United States of America and the Colonial Government of Hong Kong, China.
16 1109-1112 14 Mar. 1870 Postal Convention between the United States of America and the Empire of Brazil.
16 1113-1114 4 May 1870 Postal Convention between the United States of America and the Hawaiian Kingdom.
16 1115-1117 9 June, 25 July 1870 Postal Convention between the United States of America and the Provinces of Vancouver's Island and British Columbia.
16 1119-1120 20 July, 5 Oct. 1870 Postal Convention between the United States of America and the Republic of Salvador.
16 1121-1123 3 Aug., 5 Oct. 1870 Postal Convention between the United States of America and the Colonial Government of New Zealand.

Proclamations, vol. 16, p. 1125-1138

Vol.
Pages No. Date Title









US Statutes at Large, Volume 17, 1871-1873, published 1873

This volume contains acts of the Forty-second Congress.
Congress special sessions regular sessions LoC
LLoC
42nd 10 – 27 May 1871 4 Mar. 1871 – 20 Apr. 1871
4 Dec. 1871 – 10 June 1872
2 Dec. 1872 – 3 Mar. 1873
p. 1
p. 23
p. 397
pdf, 94.4 MB
p. i-xl, 1-1132
House Journal, Senate Journal, Senate Executive Journal, Congressional Globe
Contents
1873

Public Acts, vol. 17, p. 1-640

Vol.
Pages C/S Ch. Act of ... Title
17
5-12
42/1
21
20 Apr. 1871
An Act making Appropriations to supply Deficiencies in the Appropriations for the Service of the Year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-one, and for additional Appropriations for the Service of the Year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-two, and for other Purposes.  Mail carrier, p. 7-8.  Post office construction, p. 8.
17
17 42/1 27 20 Apr. 1871 An Act to establish certain Post-Roads.
17 17-18 42/1 28 20 Apr. 1871 An Act to establish Post-Routes.
17 24-25 42/2 5 21 Dec. 1871 An Act for the Construction of a public Building at Chicago, Illinois.  Post-office.
17 25-27 42/2 6 16 Jan. 1872 An Act to establish Post-roads.
17 27 42/2 7 16 Jan. 1872 An Act to establish Post-roads.
17 30 42/2 14 2 Feb. 1872 An Act to establish certain Post-Routes in the State of Iowa.
17 30 42/2 18 12 Feb. 1872 An Act establishing certain Post-roads in Vermont.
17 31 42/2 20 20 Feb. 1872 An Act making Appropriations to supply a Deficiency in the Appropriations for Salaries and contingent Expenses of the Post-office Department for the current fiscal Year.
17 33-34 42/2 28 5 Mar. 1872 An Act to authorize the Construction of a Bridge across the Missouri River at or near St. Joseph, Missouri.  Post-route, § 3.
See also, 17 Stat. 58.
17 39 42/2 45 12 Mar. 1872 An Act to authorize the Purchase of a Site for a public Building at Cincinnati, Ohio.  Post office.
17 39 42/2 46 12 Mar. 1872 An Act to authorize the Construction of a fire-proof Building at Albany, New York.  Post office.
17 41-42 42/2 58 18 Mar. 1872 An Act to amend an Act entitled "An Act to provide for a Building suited to the Use of the Post-office, the Pension and Revenue Officers, and the judicial Officers of the United States, in the City of Trenton, New Jersey," approved March third, eighteen hundred and seventy-one.
17 42 42/2 59 18 Mar. 1872 An Act for the Construction of an Addition to the United States Courthouse and Post-office Building in Indianapolis, Indiana, and for the Purchase of additional Ground adjourning the Site of said Building.
17 42-43 42/2 60 18 Mar. 1872 An Act to provide for a Building for the Use of the Post-office, Custom-house, Pension-office, United States Circuit and District Courts, and internal Revenue Offices, at Hartford, Connecticut.
17 43-44 42/2 65 27 Mar. 1872 An Act appropriating Money for the Purchase of a suitable Site, and erecting a Building thereon, in the City of Saint Louis, Missouri, to be used for the Purposes of a Custom-house, Post-office, and other federal Offices.
17 44-46 42/2 73 1 Apr. 1872 An Act to authorize the Construction of a Bridge across the Mississippi River at or near the Town of Clinton, in the State of Iowa, and other Bridges across said River, and to establish them as Post-roads.  Post routes, § 3, 6, 7, 8.
17 56-57 42/2 125 27 Apr. 1872 An Act relating to Proposals and Contracts for Transportation of the Mails, and for other Purposes.
17 61-85 42/2 140 8 May 1872 An Act making Appropriations for the legislative, executive, and judicial Expenses of the Government for the Year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-three, and for other Purposes.  Postmaster to the Senate, postmaster to the House, postage for the public printer (p. 64), Auditor of the Treasury for the Post-Office Dept. (p. 68), Post-Office Department (p. 78).
17 99-100 42/2 158 11 May 1872 An Act to authorize the Construction of a Bridge across the Missouri River, at Boonville, Missouri.  Post route, § 3.
17 100-116 42/2 159 14 May 1872 An Act to Establish certain Post-roads.
17 118 42/2 163 15 May 1872 An Act to authorize the West Wisconsin Railway Company to keep up and maintain a Bridge for Railway Purposes across Lake Saint Croix, at the City of Hudson, in the State of Wisconsin.  Post road.
17 120-121 42/2 170 17 May 1872 An Act to authorize the Construction of certain Bridges across the Mississippi River, and to establish the same as Post-roads.  Post route, § 3.
17 121-122 42/2 171 17 May 1872 An Act authorizing the Erection of a public Building in Rockland, Maine.  Post office.
17 122-134 42/2 172 18 May 1872 An Act making Appropriations to supply Deficiencies in the Appropriations for the Service of the Government for the fiscal Year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-two, and for former Years, and for other Purposes.  Post offices, p. 126.  Payments to Post Office employee, contractor, p. 127.
17 140 42/2 188 21 May 1872 An Act authorizing the Construction of a public Building at Fall River, in the State of Massachusetts.  Post office.
17 160-162 42/2 213 25 May 1872 An Act to authorize the Construction of a Bridge, and to establish the same as a Post-road.  Post route, § 3.
17 193-194 42/2 242 31 May 1872 An Act authorizing the Construction of a Bridge across the Arkansas River, at Little Rock, Arkansas.  Post route, § 3.
17 194 42/2 243 31 May 1872 An Act to provide for a Building for the Use of the Post-office, United States circuit and district Courts, and internal Revenue Offices, at Utica, New York.
17 199-202 42/2 256 1 June 1872 An Act making Appropriations for the Service of the Post-office Department for the Year ending June thirty, eighteen hundred and seventy-three.
17 215 42/2 281 4 June 1872 An Act further regulating the Construction of Bridges across the Mississippi River.  No postal import.
17 219 42/2 285 4 June 1872 An Act supplementary to an Act entitled "An Act to aid in the Construction of Telegraph Lines, and to secure to the Government the Use of the same for postal, military, and other Purposes," approved July twenty-fourth, eighteen hundred and sixty-six.  International Ocean Telegraph Co.
17 222-223 42/2 291 4 June 1872 An Act authorizing the Construction of a Bridge across the Missouri River opposite to or within the corporate Limits of Nebraska City, Nebraska.  Post route, § 4.
17 223-224 42/2 292 4 June 1872 An Act authorizing the Construction of a Bridge across the Missouri River at Brownville, Nebraska.  Post route, § 3.
17 224-225
42/2
293
4 June 1872
An Act granting the Right of Way through the public Lands for the Construction of a Railroad and Telegraph in Florida.  Post route, § 2.
17 230-258 42/2 315 6 June 1872 An Act to reduce Duties on Imports, and to reduce Internal Taxes, and for other Purposes.
p. 240, 241-243, 245-248, 253-257
17 280
42/2
323
7 June 1872
An Act granting the Right of Way through the public Lands to the Jacksonville and Saint Augustine Railroad Company.  Post road.
17 280-281 42/2 324 7 June 1872 An Act to provide for a Building for the Use of the federal Courts, Post-office, internal Revenue, and other civil Offices, in the City of Little Rock, Arkansas.
17 283-330 42/2 335 8 June 1872 An Act to revise, consolidate, and amend the Statutes relating to the Post-office Department.
Sec. 327, p. 326-330, "The following acts and parts of acts ... are repealed ...".
Wikipedia, Post Office Act (1872)
http://www.rfrajola.com/resources/1872Act.pdf
Transcribed, http://www.jcampbell.com/Reference/us/187206_code.pdf
Organized by topic, see Postal Laws and Regulations, 1873, p. 3, 5-140 (link).
Preliminary version, The Statutes Relating to the Postal Service, ..., Washington, 1869, 6 + 76 p. (ref).
The Post Office was established as an Executive Department, giving the Postmaster General formal Cabinet status.
17 340-341 42/2 359 8 June 1872 An Act granting the Right of Way through the public Lands to the Pensacola and Louisville Railroad Company of Alabama.  Post road.
17 342 42/2 362 8 June 1872 An Act authorizing the Construction of a public Building at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, for the Use of the Post-office and United States Courts in said City.
17 347-369 42/2 415 10 June 1872 An Act making Appropriations for sundry civil Expenses of the Government for the fiscal Year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-three, and for other Purposes.  Mail contractors, p. 350-352; post offices, p. 352-353; railroad, p. 358.
17 378
42/2
420
10 June 1872
An Act to prevent and punish the Obstruction of the Administration of Justice in the Courts of the United States.  Threatening letters.
17 379-380 42/2 422 10 June 1872 An Act to authorize the Construction of a Bridge across the Mississippi River at or near the City of Red Wing, in the State of Minnesota, and to establish it as a Post-road.  Post route, § 3.
17 382-387 42/2 427 10 June 1872 An Act to establish certain Post-roads.
17 387 42/2 428 10 June 1872 An Act for the Construction of a Custom-house, bonded Warehouse, and Post-office at Port Huron, Michigan.  The post office is mentioned only in the title.
17 390 42/2 433 10 June 1872 An Act to provide for the Erection of a Building suitable for the Use of the United States Courts, Post-office, and other necessary Government Offices, at Raleigh, North Carolina.
17 397 42/3 1 10 Dec. 1872 An Act making an Appropriation for the Repairs, Furnishing, and Ornamentation of the United States Custom-house and Post-office in Bath, Maine.
17 398-400 42/3 4 17 Dec. 1872 An Act to authorize the Construction of Bridges across the Ohio River, and to prescribe the Dimensions of the same.  Post route, § 6.
17 400-401 42/3 12 24 Dec. 1872 An Act authorizing the Construction of Railroad-bridges across the Mobile River and other navigable Streams tributary to Mobile Bay, in Accordance with the Acts of the Legislature of the State of Alabama, and to establish them as Post-roads.
17 405-406 42/3 18 8 Jan. 1873 An Act making Appropriations to supply Deficiencies in the Appropriations for the Service of the Government for the fiscal Year ending June thirty, eighteen hundred and seventy-three, and for other Purposes.  Postal cards, p. 405.
17 406-407 42/3 21 9 Jan. 1873 An Act to amend the one hundred and thirty-third Section of an Act approved June eighth, eighteen hundred and seventy-two, entitled "An Act to revise, consolidate, and amend the Statutes relating to the Post-office Department."
17 411 42/3 38 16 Jan. 1873 An Act to authorize the Erection of a public Building at Evansville, Indiana.
17 413-415 42/3 46 22 Jan. 1873 An Act to authorize the Washington City and Point Lookout Railroad Company to extend a Railroad into and within the District of Columbia.  Mails, § 6.
17 416 42/3 49 23 Jan. 1873 An Act establishing Post-routes in the State of Maine.
17 419 42/3 65 24 Jan. 1873 An Act to provide for the Erection of a public Building at Nashville, Tennessee.   
17
419
42/3
66
24 Jan. 1873
An Act to pay the County of Ontario, in the State of New York, the Sum of eighteen thousand Dollars.  Payment for use of Post Office building.
17 421 42/3 82 31 Jan. 1873 An Act to abolish the franking privilege.  Effective July 1, 1873.
17 422 42/3 105 5 Feb. 1873 An Act making an Appropriation to defray the Expenses of the American and British Claims Commission, and for other Purposes.  New York Post Office, § 2.
17 436 42/3 132 12 Feb. 1873 An Act for a public Building at Atlanta, Georgia.
17 465 42/3 150 17 Feb. 1873 An Act for the Erection of a public Building for the Use of the United States in Covington, Kentucky.
17 469-470 42/3 176 21 Feb. 1873 An Act for authorizing and directing the Secretary of the Treasury to cause Plans and Estimates to be made and a suitable Site provided for a public Building at Memphis, Tennessee.
17 470 42/3 177 21 Feb. 1873 An Act to authorize the Construction of a Fire-proof Building at Lincoln, the Capital of Nebraska.
17 470 42/3 178 21 Feb. 1873 An Act for the Construction of a Court-house, Post-office, and other Government Offices at Grand Rapids, Michigan.
17 471 42/3 179 21 Feb. 1873 An Act to provide for the Erection of a Post-office Building at Dover, in the State of Delaware.
17 477-479 42/3 207 27 Feb. 1873 An Act to authorize the Northern Pacific Railroad Company to construct and maintain a Bridge across the Saint Louis River.  Post route, § 5.
17 485-509 42/3 226 3 Mar. 1873 An Act making Appropriations for the legislative, executive and judicial Expenses of the Government for the Year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-four, and for other Purposes.  Postmaster to the Senate, postmaster to the House, postage for the public printer, Auditor of the Treasury for the Post-Office Dept. (p. 493), Post-Office Department (p. 505-506), assistant attorney-general of the Post Office Dept. (p. 508), assistant postmaster general, etc. (p. 508-509).
17 510-530 42/3 227 3 Mar. 1873 An Act making Appropriations for sundry civil Expenses of the Government for the fiscal Year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-four, and for other Purposes.  Post office construction, p. 523-524.
17 530-543 42/3 228 3 Mar. 1873 An Act making Appropriations to supply Deficiencies in the Appropriations for the Service of the Government for the fiscal Year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-three, and for other Purposes.  Post office construction, p. 541.  Post Office Dept., § 3, p. 542.  Postage expenses, official stamps, § 4, p. 542.
17 556-559 42/3 231 3 Mar. 1873 An Act making Appropriations for the Service of the Post-office Department for the Year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-four.
17 579-580 42/3 241 3 Mar. 1873 An Act to provide for the Preparation and Presentation to Congress of the Revision of the Laws of the United States, consolidating the Laws relating to the Post-roads, and a Code relating to military Offenses, and the Revision of Treaties with the Indian Tribes now in Force.
17 586-598 42/3 255 3 Mar. 1873 An Act to establish certain Post-roads.
17 598-600 42/3 258 3 Mar. 1873 An Act for the Suppression of Trade in, and Circulation of, obscene Literature and Articles of immoral Use.

This is the (in)famous Comstock Act.  See, for example,
See earlier, 3 Mar. 1865, 13 Stat. 507, § 16; 8 June 1872, 17 Stat. 302, § 148.
See later, 12 July 1876, 19 Stat. 90.
17 604 42/3 272 3 Mar. 1873 An Act to authorize certain Postmasters to deposit public Moneys in national Banks.
17 610 42/3 286 3 Mar. 1873 An Act to authorize the Construction of a Railroad and Drawbridge across the Genesee River, in Monroe County, New York.  Post road.
17 610-611 42/3 288 3 Mar. 1873 An Act to authorize the Secretary of the Treasury to dispose of the old Post-office Property in Chicago.
17 611 42/3 289 3 Mar. 1873 An Act to provide for a Building suitable for a Post-office, for the Accommodation of the Revenue Officers, and the United States Courts and their Officers, in the City of Parkersburgh, West Virginia.
17 613-614 42/3 295 3 Mar. 1873 An Act to provide for the Erection of a public Building for Post-office and other U.S. Offices at Jersey City, New Jersey.
17 615 42/3 301 3 Mar. 1873 An Act authorizing the Transfer of Safes from the War Department to the Post-office Department for Use in the Transportation of registered Mails.
17 616-617 42/3 302 3 Mar. 1873 An Act authorizing the Construction of a Bridge across the Mississippi River at Saint Louis in the State of Missouri.  Post road, § 5.
17 621 42/3 311 3 Mar. 1873 An Act to purchase a Site for a public Building in Pittsburgh.  Post Office.
17 627-629 42/3 325 3 Mar. 1873 An Act to authorize the Construction of a Bridge across the Missouri River at or near the City of Lexington, in the State of Missouri, and to establish it as a Post-road.
17 630-631 42/3 329 3 Mar. 1873 An Act to authorize the Little Rock, Pine Bluff and Arkadelphia Southwestern Railroad Company to construct a Bridge over the Ouachita River at or near Arkadelphia, Arkansas.  Post-route, § 3.
Public Resolutions, vol. 17, p. 1-640

Vol.
Pages C/S No. Approved ... Title







Private Acts, vol. 17, p. 641-794

Vol.
Pages C/S Ch. Act of ... Title
17
646 42/2 48 12 Mar. 1872 An Act for the Relief of Francis A. Eastman, Postmaster at Chicago, Illinois.
17
651 42/2 101 16 Apr. 1872 An Act for the Relief of F.B. Brayton.  [postmaster, robbed of stamps]
17
652
42/2
107
17 Apr. 1872
An Act for the Relief of George H. Rupp.  [stolen mail item]
17 654 42/2 120 25 Apr. 1872 An Act for the Relief of Augustine Bacon.  [route agent]
17
662
42/2
208
23 May 1872
An Act for the Relief of William Nixon, of West Virginia.  [mail contractor]
17 669 42/2 248 31 May 1872 An Act for the Relief of Albert Wieland.  [mail contractor]
17 680 42/2 380 8 June 1872 An Act for the Relief of Albert D. Pierce, Postmaster at Sumnerville, Ottawa County, Kansas.
17 684-685 42/2 397 8 June 1872 An Act for the Relief of Charles Hipp. of St. Mary's, Auglaize County, Ohio.  [postmaster]
17 688 42/2 411 8 June 1872 An Act for the Relief of John Milone, Postmaster at Uhricksville, Ohio.
17 688 42/2 412 8 June 1872 An Act for the Relief of the Sureties of S.F. Marks, former Postmaster at New Orleans.
17 698 42/2 448 10 June 1872 An Act for the Relief of W.T. Bowers.  [postmaster]
17 702 42/2 462 10 June 1872 An Act for the Relief of William F. Barker, Postmaster at Northville, Fulton County, New York.
17 706 42/2 480 10 June 1872 An Act for the Relief of Henry N. Galpin, Postmaster at Berlin, Connecticut.
17 716 42/3 59 23 Jan. 1873 An Act for the Relief of W.H. Kirk.  [postmaster]
17 722 42/3 98 1 Feb. 1873 An Act for the Relief of Daniel O. Cleveland, Postmaster at Broadalbin, in the State of New York.
17 723-724 42/3 103 4 Feb. 1873 An Act for the Relief of Captain Brice X. Blair, Postmaster at Huntingdon, Pennsylvania.
17 724 42/3 104 4 Feb. 1873 An Act for the Relief of H.H. Meredith, late Postmaster at Wade, Bedford County, Virginia.
17 729 42/3 139 14 Feb. 1873 An Act for the Relief of Lizzie Gilmer, Postmaster at Pittsfield, Illinois.
17 729 42/3 140 14 Feb. 1873 An Act for the Relief of the Sureties of Frederick Boehmler, of the State of Iowa.  [postmaster]
17 732 42/3 162 18 Feb. 1873 An Act for the Relief of John Miller.  [postmaster]
17 766 42/3 351 3 Mar. 1873 An Act for the Relief of Jonathan Diehl and George Blymer, Sureties on the Bond of Josiah S. Diehl, late Contractor for carrying the United States Mails on Post-route No. 4249.
17 769-770 42/3 362 3 Mar. 1873 An Act for the Relief of George F. Tracy, Postmaster at Bridgeport, Connecticut.
17
789
42/3
458
3 Mar. 1873
An Act for the Relief of Thomas Hollis, of Morgan County, Georgia.  [mail carrier]

Private Resolutions, vol. 17, p. 641-794

Vol.
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Treaties and Postal Conventions, vol. 17, p. 795-948

Vol.
Pages Approved ... Title
17
859 31 Mar. 1871
14 May 1871
Additional Article to the Convention for the Amelioration of the Postal Service, concluded on the 21st October, 1867, between the Post Departments of the United States of America and the North German Union, as well as to the additional Convention of the 7-23 April, 1870.
17 879-886 9 May 1871 Postal Convention between the United States of America and the Republic of Ecuador.
17 887-901 30 June 1871
27 July 1871
Convention between the General Post-office of the United States of America and the General Post-office of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.  Money orders.
17 903-916 7 Nov. 1871
1 Dec. 1871
Convention for the Regulation of the Postal Intercourse between the United States of America and the Kingdom of Denmark.  Detailed Regulations arranged ...
17 935-938 23 Feb. 1872 Additional Articles to the Postal Convention between the Swiss Confederation and the United States of America of the 12th of October, 1867, relative to the Exchange of International Postal Orders.  Supplement to the Detailed Regulations ...
17 939-940 6 May 1872
31 May 1872
Second Additional Convention to the Convention relative to the Amelioration of the Postal Intercourse, concluded between the United States of America and the Swiss Confederation, signed at Berne, October 11, 1867.
17 945-946 13 Nov. 1872
20 Nov. 1872
Postal Convention between the United States and Newfoundland.

Proclamations, vol. 17, p. 949-958, nothing with postal relevance.  But, see the Executive Order concerning dual appointments, Jan. 17, 1873 (link).




US Statutes at Large, Volume 18, 1873-1875, published 1875, 1878 (second ed.)

This volume, in three parts, contains acts of the Forty-third Congress, including the Revised Statutes.  Part 3 was published first.  Parts 1 and 2 are not identified as such on their title pages.
Congress special sessions regular sessions LoC
LLoC
43rd 4 – 26 Mar. 1873 1 Dec. 1873 – 23 June 1874
7 Dec. 1874 – 3 Mar. 1875
p. 1
p. 291
pdf, see below
House Journal, Senate Journal, Senate Executive Journal, Congressional Record
Vol. 18, Part 1, Revised Statutes of the United States, passed at the first session of the Forty-third Congress, 1873-'74; embracing the statutes of the United States, general and permanent in their nature, in force on the first day of December, one thousand eight hundred and seventy-three, ..., Washington, 1875. Vol. 18, Part 1, Revised Statutes, Second edition, published 1878
Vol. 18, Part 2, District of Columbia, Post Roads, Public Treaties, published 1875
Vol. 18, Part 3, Forty-third Congress, Dec. 1873 - Mar. 1875, published 1875
The following item is a bit of a mystery - the title page is missing, and the contents resemble Vol. 18 Part 1 (with different section numbers), but the title given by Google suggests Vol. 18 Part 2.

Public Acts, Vol. 18, Part 3, p. 1-526

Vol.
Pages C/S Ch. Act of ... Title
18.3
2 43/1 5 5 Jan. 1874 An act to establish a post route from the village of L'Ause, in the county of Houghton and State of Michigan, to Huron Bay, in said county and State.
18.3 7-14 43/1 21 4 Feb. 1874 An act to establish certain post-routes.
18.3 18 43/1 40 27 Feb. 1874 An act to establish certain post-routes in the State of Arkansas.
18.3 19-20 43/1 46 5 Mar. 1874 An act to amend the fifteenth section of an act approved June eighth, eighteen hundred and seventy-two, entitled "An act to revise, consolidate, and amend the statutes relating to the Post-Office Department."
18.3 23 43/1 57 18 Mar. 1874 An act to provide for the issuing and recording of commissions to postmasters appointed by the President by and with the advice and consent of the Senate.
18.3 85-111 43/1 328 20 June 1874 An act making appropriations for the legislative, executive, and judicial expenses of the Government for the year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-five, and for other purposes.
§ 3, 5
18.3 111-112 43/1 331 20 June 1874 An act making additions to the fifteenth section of the act approved July 2, 1864, entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to aid in the construction of a railroad and telegraph line from the Missouri River to the Pacific Ocean, and to secure to the Government the use of the same for postal, military, and other purposes,' approved July 1, 1862."
18.3 113-114 43/1 333 20 June 1874 An Act providing for publication of the revised statutes and the laws of the United States.
18.3 133-146 43/1 388 20 June 1874 An Act making appropriations to supply deficiencies in the appropriations for the service of the Government for the fiscal years ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-three and eighteen hundred and seventy-four, and for other purposes.
Post-Office Department, p. 143-144.
18.3 197 43/1 405 22 June 1874 An Act to authorize the construction of a bridge across the Mississippi River at or near the city of La Crosse, in the State of Wisconsin.
18.3 204-230 43/1 455</