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Handbook, 1909
			


                       A. M. E. Church.                          169

duties begin September 1 and continue until June 1. Examinations
are held in each December and June. Further information may be
secured by addressing the superintendent, Col. Hugh L. Scott, U. S. A.,
West Point, N. Y.


                     FIRST R. F. D. ROUTE.
  The first rural free delivery route in the United States was estab-
lished Oct. 1, 1896, between Halltown, Uvilla and Charlestown, W.
Va., while William L. Wilson was postmaster-general.


               THE PRESIDENTIAL SUCCESSION.
  The presidential succession is fixed by chapter 4 of the acts of the
49th congress, first session. In case of the removal, death, resigna-
tion or inability of both the president and vice-president, then the
secretary of state shall act as president until the disability of the
president or vice-president is removed or a president is elected. If
there be no secretary of state, then the secretary of the treasury will
act; and the remainder of the order of succession is as follows:
Secretary of war, attorney-general, postmaster-general, secretary of
the navy and secretary of the interior. The secretary of agriculture
and the secretary of commerce and labor were added by subsequent
enactment. The acting president must, upon taking office, convene
congress, if not at the time in session, in extraordinary session, giving
20 days' notice. This act applies to such cabinet officers as shall have
been confirmed by the senate and are eligible.
  David R. Atchison, United States senator from Missouri, was legal
president of the United States, Sunday, March 4, 1849, as Gen. Taylor,
the president-elect, was not sworn into office to succeed President
Polk until the following day.


                          POSTAL RATES.
                              Domestic.
   First class.-Letters, postal cards, and matter wholly or partly in
writing, whether sealed or unsealed (except manuscript copy accom-
panying proof-sheets of the same), and all matter sealed or otherwise
closed against inspection.
   Rate.-Two cents per ounce or fraction thereof. Postal cards,
1 cent each. On "drop" letters, 2 cents per ounce or fraction thereof,
when mailed at letter-carriers office; and 1 cent per ounce or fraction
thereof at other offices.




			
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Handbook, 1909


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