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Re: postal service unclaimed mail
Posted by: D.O'Meara (ID *****5196) Date: January 26, 2013 at 08:45:37
In Reply to: postal service unclaimed mail by Lisa Keeley of 38904

I don't know what the rules were in the 1800's but now they keep them 5 days and try to return to sender. If no return address is on it it goes to the dead letter area. I would imagine that something similar happened back then.

I too have heard of people getting mail years later but I think that was the exception rather than the rule.

Too bad because I too have seen ads for my ancestors for unclaimed mail.

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