On January 1, 1913 the United States government began parcel post service throughout the country, based on a zone system which would determine how much postage would be charged for a particular package. Eleven pounds was the weight limit for a single package and basically anything that did not injure other mail could be sent. . .
The new parcel post system was making headlines around the world. . . folks were so excited about the prospect. Then, someone tried to mail a child.
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