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Post Office Act of 1792

The core of any government-run system is the legislation that outlines its role and responsibility. It could be written by a parliament thousands of sea miles away, a fledgling revolutionary government still finding its way, or a young, steady nation. In the U.S. the codification of laws that arose from decades of passionate debate over the postal system’s mission offered a foundation for service that has continued to mature and change with the needs of the public.

Nancy A. Pope, National Postal Museum