from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In postal service, a slip of paper accompanying each package of letters, showing the destination of the package, the point of departure, the date, and the name of clerk sending it.
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Special Delivery letters (unregistered) number five or more for any one office the Postmaster should make a separate package of them, marking it "For Special Delivery"; if such letters are fewer than five, he should place them immediately under the "facing-slip" of the letter-package which he makes up, either directly or indirectly, for the Special Delivery office for which they are intended, so that the most prompt attention may be secured therefor.
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