United States Statutes at Large/Volume 1/1st Congress/3rd Session/Chapter 23
Former act for temporary establishment of post-office continued.
1789, ch. 16.Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the act passed the first session of Congress, intituled "An act for the temporary establishment of the post-office," be, and the same is hereby continued in full force until the end of the next session of Congress, and no longer.
Letters on public service to officers of the treasury to be conveyed free of postage.Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That all letters to and from the treasurer, comptroller and auditor of the treasury, and the assistant to the secretary of the treasury, on public service, shall be received and conveyed by the post, free of postage.
Mail to be extended from Albany to Bennington.Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the postmaster general shall be and he is hereby authorized to extend the carrying the mail from Albany, in the state of New York, to Bennington in the state of Vermont.
Approved, March 3, 1791.