U.S. Postal service

USPS

Our purpose?

To connect every American, every door, every business, everywhere though the simple act of delivering mail.
First postal service came about when King William and Queen Mary wroe a grant in 1692 to "erect, settle and establish within the chief parts of their majesties' colonies and plantations in America, an office or offices for the receiving and dispatching letters and pacquets, and to receive, send and deliver the same under such rates and sums of money as the planters shall agree to give, and to hold and enjoy the same for the term of twenty-one years."

The actual postal service around today was created in 1775 by the continental congress, and Benjamin Franklin was appointed first Postmaster General.

Current Postmaster General: Patrick R. Donahoe


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