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LETTER CARRIER. A person employed to carry letters from the post office to the persons to whom they are addressed.
     2. The act of congress of March 3, 1851, Statutes at Large of U. S. by Minot, 591, directs, Sec. 10, That it shall be in the power of the postmaster general, at all post offices where the postmaster's are appointed by the president of the United States, to establish post routes within the cities or towns, to provide for conveying letters to the post office by establishing suitable and convenient places of deposit, and by employing carriers to receive and deposit them in the post office; and at all such offices it shall be in his power to cause letters to be delivered by suitable carriers, to be appointed by him for that purpose, for which not exceeding one or two cents shall be charged, to be paid by the person receiving or sending the same, and all sums so received shall be paid into the post office department: Provided, The amount of compensation allowed by the postmaster general to carriers shall in no case exceed the amount paid into the treasury by each town or city under the provisions of this section.
     3. It is further enacted by c. xxi. s. 2, That the postmaster general shall be, and he is hereby, authorized to appoint letter carriers for the delivery of letters from any post office in California or Oregon, and to allow the letter carriers who may be appointed at any such post office to demand and receive such sum for all letters, newspapers, or other mailable matter delivered by them, as may be recommended by the postmaster for whose office such letter carrier may be appointed, not exceeding five cents for every letter, two cents for every newspaper, and two cents for every ounce of other mailable matter and the postmaster general shall be, and he is hereby, authorized to empower the special agents of the post office department in California and Oregon to appoint such letter carriers in their districts respectively, and to fix the rates of their compensation within the limits aforesaid, subject to, and until the final action of, the postmaster general thereon. And such appointments may be made, and rates of compensation modified from time to time, as may be deemed expedient and the rates of compensation may be fixed, and graduated in respect to the distance of the place of delivery from the post office for which such carriers are appointed, but the rate of compensation of any such letter carrier shall not be changed after his appointment, except by the order of the postmaster general; and such letter carriers shall be subject to the provisions of the forty-first section of the act entitled "An Act to change the organization of the post office, department, and to provide more effectually for the settlement of the accounts thereof," approved July second, eighteen hundred and thirty-six, except in cases otherwise provided for in this act.

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Eugene, OR, letter carriers Terrence Graves and Bryce McLean, who spotted and detained a suspected thief, are recipients of the Unit Citation award.
Last Saturday, in spite of record cold and snow, our local letter carriers continued the tradition of picking up much-needed food for FOOD for Lane County, Junction City Local Aid and other local food banks.
In a sense, we are all enrolled in the national carrier program, because letter carriers often act if they see something abnormal.
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Last year the letter carriers delivered 30 tons of food to the pantry, which serves about 3,000 clients, more than half of them children.
WORCESTER -- Letter carriers on May 10 will help fill the food banks in Central Massachusetts that have become bare in these tough economic times.
Rural-route letter carriers won't report their canned-food totals until today and Tuesday, Woodward said on Sunday.
Letter carriers will collect bags of food items including canned meat, fruit and vegetables, dried pasta, cereal and rice, which will be delivered to area food banks and pantries.
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Less than 2 weeks later, the Postal Service and the National Rural Letter Carriers Association agreed on a 3-year labor contract affecting some 80,000 active and retired rural letter carriers nationwide.
The NRLCA is an independent union who members include 106,551 full- and part-time rural letter carriers.
It also shows the strong connection between letter carriers and the communities they serve -- a unique bond that serves the nation well.