A bill to establish the post-office and post-roads within the United States
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Published by Printed by Francis Childs and John Swaine. in [Philadelphia] .
Written in English


  • United States. -- General Post Office,
  • Postal service -- Law and legislation -- United States,
  • Post roads -- United States

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Edition Notes

SeriesEarly American imprints -- no. 49689
The Physical Object
FormatElectronic resource
Pagination6 p.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15581425M

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Post Roads. Sources. Post Office Constitution gave Congress the power to establish not only post offices but post roads as well. With the Post Office Act of Congress created the U.S. Post Office, and it did so on three fundamental principles. First, the Post Office would be self-supporting. The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States contains the records for sessions of the U.S. Congress including summaries of proceedings, letters, and speeches for the Senate and House of : Joseph Gales.   Committee on Post Office and Post Roads, History and Jurisdiction. A Select Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads was established in and made a standing committee in The early membership of the committee consisted of one Member from each state. The House went into a Committee of the Whole on a bill for discontinuing and establishing various post roads within the United States. The last clause of the bill, authorizing the postmaster general to discontinue carrying mail on any road not producing more than one-fifth of the costs within three years, caused considerable debate (Annals of Congress description begins Debates and Proceedings.

One maintains, that the power to establish post-offices and post-roads can intend no more, than the power to direct, where post-offices shall be kept, and on what roads the mails shall be carried. 8 Or, as it has been on other occasions expressed, the power to establish post-roads is a power to designate, or point out, what roads shall be mail. Article I, Section 8, Clause 7 of the United States Constitution, known as the Postal Clause or the Postal Power, empowers Congress "To establish Post Offices and Post Roads ". 2 Interpretation. 5 External links. The Postal Clause was added to the Constitution to facilitate interstate communication as well as to create a source of revenue for. See United States v. Handler (D. Md. ). The Supreme Court has confirmed that, like all other delegated powers, the post office power is subject to extrinsic restraints such as the First Amendment. Article 1, Section 8, Clause 7. Document 3. House of Representatives, Post Office Bill. Dec. 3, 5 Jan. Annals , [6 Dec. ]Mr. Livermore observed that the Legislative body being empowered by the Constitution "to establish post offices and post roads," it is as clearly their duty to designate the roads as to establish the offices; and he did not think they.

  “I have the honor to send you herein enclosed, two copies duly authenticated, of an Act concerning certain fisheries of the United States, and for the regulation and government of the fisherman employed therein; also of an Act to establish the post office and post roads within the United States; also the ratification by three fourths of the Author: Ray Raphael. 1. Vining had argued on 6 Dec., “The Constitution has certainly given us the power of establishing posts and roads, and it is not even implied that it should be transferred to the President; his powers are well defined; we create offices, and he fills them with such persons as he approves of, with the advice of the Senate” (Annals of Congress description begins Debates and Proceedings in. The United States Postal Service (USPS; also known as the Post Office, U.S. Mail, or Postal Service) is an independent agency of the executive branch of the United States federal government responsible for providing postal service in the United States, including its insular areas and associated is one of the few government agencies explicitly authorized by the United States : July 1, , Washington, D.C., U.S. 2. The post office establishment of the United States, is of the greatest importance to the people and to the government. The constitution of the United States has invested congress with power to establish post offices and post roads.. Art. 1, s. 8, n. 7. 3.