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Federal Reserve Bank
O F D A LLA S
F I S C A L A G E N T O F T H E U N IT E D S T A T E S

Dallas, Texas, December 31, 1942

TO THE ISSUING AGENT ADDRESSED
A supply of special penalty envelopes described in our circular letter of
November 24, 1942, is being forwarded to you under separate cover, to be used
in dispatching War Savings Bonds to owners or their agents. When the special
penalty envelopes have been received, no further reimbursement will be allowed
for postage and registry fees in connection with the delivery of inscribed
War Savings Bonds,
The following Treasury Department instructions for the use of these
envelopes must be observed:
1,

The name and return address of the authorized issuing agent must be
printed or stamped on the envelope in the space over "Authorized
Issuing Agent."

2,

Deliveries of War Savings Bonds by mail in the special envelopes must
be restricted to those cases where personal delivery either is not
practicable or is inadvisable,

3,

The special envelopes must be used only for the original delivery of inĀ­
scribed War Savings Bonds to the owners or their agents, by authorized
issuing agents,
(Attention is directed to the penalty provided for
improper use of the franking privilege.)

4,

Care must be used in enclosing bonds in envelopes and in effecting
delivery of the bonds to the local post office. They should not be
deposited in an ordinary mail box.

5,

The agent should use due care and should keep an inventory of the
contents of all shipments.

6,

The envelope should not be used to mail matter other than bonds even
though postage is paid, but there is no objection to enclosure as
penalty matter of a letter of transmittal describing contents or
containing information as to the condition of an employee's bond account
under the payroll allotment plan. Firm advertising material even
though relating largely to savings bond campaigns is not suitable for
enclosure in the penalty envelope.

7,

Where issuing agents make bulk shipments to plants, the face of the
envelope properly addressed may be securely glued to the package of
inscribed bonds.

As special penalty envelopes may be purchased only under contracts negotiated
by the Postmaster General, your future requirements should be requisitioned from
this bank.
Yours very truly,

g y iC T O R Y
BUY
UNITED
STATES

W AR
BONDS

R. B. COLEMAN
Vice President

AND

STAMPS

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