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U.S. Post Office established permanently (1794)

May 8

U.S. postal system established in 1775
Benjamin Franklin as its first postmaster general

June 1788 Postal Clause   

Post Office

Article I, Section 8, Clause 7 of the United States Constitution, empowers Congress “To establish Post Offices and Post Roads”. – Ma roads

September 26, 1789 – Washington appointed Samuel Osgood as the first Postmaster General under the Constitution

May 8, 1794 (1 Stat. 354), continued the Post Office indefinitely.

1800 Post Office moved from Philadelphia to Washington, D.C

July 1, 1971 United States Postal Service Founded
an “establishment of the executive branch of the Government of the United States
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