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* Embraces the steamship service from New York via Panama to San Francisco, Cal., heretoforo sot down to California. + The Philadelphia, Wilmington, and Baltimore railroad is under a Maryland number.

This includes steamboat service from Louisville to Cincinnati, Ohio; and from Evansville, Ind., to Cairo, II.

GILES A. SMITH. Second Assistant Postmastor General.

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Table showing the increase and decrease in mail transportation and cost during the year ended June 30, 1869.

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Michigan
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Iowa.....
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Minnesota
Kentucky
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10, 400 13, 520 30, 056 35, 360 225, 570 215, 592

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a Increased number of trips.

h Occasioned by failures and deaths of contractors, and service having to be re-let b Corrected distance.

at higher pay:
c Route from Stamford to Richfield, 174 miles, placed under railroad contract; remain i Route from Bridgeport to Decatur curtailed to commence at Guntersville, saving
ing 114 miles is for discontinued service.

104 miles, and service between Guntersville and Decatur increased to six times
d Embraces the steamship service from New York, via Panama, to San Francisco, a week. Pay on route from Mobile to Selma increased.

Cal., heretofore set down to California. Route from White Hall to Rouse's Point i Service on 474 miles of route from Vicksburg to Meridian reduced to six times a
curtailed to end at Plattsburg, saving 25 miles and $1,200 per annum.

week, and pay to $75 per mile. Route from York Station, Ala., to Meridian,
e Close of first year of new contract term.

Miss., 274 miles, put in operation.
| The greater portion of this belongs to railroads, and is caused by the fact that pre- & This is owing principally to the fact that the service re-advertised in January, 1868,

vious reports gave the contract number of trips, wbereas returns from the rail. to go into operation July 1, 1868, was let at a much lower rate of cost than had
road officials, in connection with the reports of weight of mails, &c., show that been previously given for it..

the number of trips actually performed is greatly in excess of the contract number. Steamship service from New York via Panama to San Francisco, Cal., transferred
g Route from Grafton to Parkorsburg transferred to West Virginia

to New York section.
im Number of trips per week reduced.

GILES A. SMITH,
Second Assistant Postmaster General.

Statement showing operations and results of foreign mail service for the fiscal year ended
June 30, 1869.
The postages on United States and European mails were as follows:
The aggregate amount of postage s: inland, and foreign) on the

mails exchanged with the United Kingdom.----------------------- $661,112 50 With North German Union.---------------------------------------- 521,236 22 With France------------------------------------------------------- 243,026 96 With Belgium-------------------------------- --------------------- 11,563 04 With Netherlands----------------------------- --------------------- 17,583 59 With Switzerland............. ----------- - - - - - --------------------- 30,286 20 With Italy.-------------------------------- ------------------------ 18,964 54 Total postages.------------------------------ ----------------- 1,503,773 05 Being $202,694 71 less than the amount reported for the previous year. The postages on mails sent to Europe were as follows, viz: To Great Britain---------------------------------------------------- $347,617 05 To North German Union--------------------------------------------- 257,104 27 To France---------------------------------------------------------- 133,370 33 To Belgium--------------------------------------------------------- 5,752 05 To Netherlands - - - 9,001 19 To Switzerland 14,191 90 To Italy------------------------------------------------------------ 7,333 80

Postages collected in the United States................................ $939,348 95 Postages collected in Europe----------------------------------------- 564,424 10 Excess of collections in the United States...................... 374,924 85 Number of letters sent from the United States.............. ............ 6,083,504 Number of letters received from Europe................................ 5,345,047 Total.---------------------------------------------------------- 11,428 551

Being an increase of 1,359,892 over the number reported for the previous year.

The excess of postages on mails sent from the United States to different countries of Europe over that accruing on mails received from the same countries was as follows:

Great Britain--------------------------------------------------------- $34,121 60 France--------------------------------------------------------------- 23,713 70 Netherlands------------------------ ---------------------------------- 41879

Total.---------------------------------------------------------- 58,254 09

The excess of postages accruing on mails received over those sent was as follows:

North German Union-------------------------------------------------- $7,027 6Italy----------------------------------------------------------------- 4,2969; Switzerland.--------------------------------------------------------- 1,90240 Belgium--------------------------- ----------------------------------- 589.

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Table showing the increase and decrease of post offices in the screral States and Territories ; also the number of post offices at which appointments are made by the President, and by the Postmaster General, for the year endod June 30, 1869.

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