0 The U.S. Post Office Turns 225

Benjamin Franklin, postmaster general
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On July 26, 1775, Congress established the United States Post Office and named Benjamin Franklin as the first U.S. postmaster general. Members of the Second Continental Congress met in Pennsylvania and agreed "...that a Postmaster General be appointed for the United States, who shall hold his office at Philadelphia, and shall be allowed a salary of 1,000 dollars per annum..."

I wonder what Franklin would think of email?

And now, ladies and gentlemen, for your listening enjoyment—The Marvelettes with their 1961 Motown hit, Please Mr. Postman:


[Source: About.com]

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