An Act To improve and modernize the postal service, to reorganize the Post Office Department, and for other purposes

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Title 39, United States Code, the United States Postal Service, is revised and reenacted. The revision concerns: general regulations and definitions, personnel, modernization and fiscal administration, mail matter, and transportation of mail. Regulations pertaining to penalty mail are set forth. The official mail of the Smithsonian Institution may be transmitted as penalty mail, which is authorized by law to be transmitted in the mail without prepayment of postage.


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  • 84 Stat. 719
  • Title 39, Postal Service
  • Public Law

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Statutes at Large

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84 Stat. 719 (1970); Pub. L. No. 91-375 (Book)

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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,


  • 1971
  • 08/12/1970


  • United States Code
  • Revision
  • Franking privilege
  • Postal service
  • United States Code--Revision


Public Law

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Number of pages: 5; Page Numbers: 719, 751-54

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