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The first postal service in the United States was established by Benjamin Franklin.
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Spreading the News: The American Postal System from Franklin to Morse by Richard R. John.
In the seven decades from its establishment in 1775 to the commercialization of the electric telegraph in 1844, the American postal system spurred a c...