Franklin D. Roosevelt

Proclamation 2340—Modification of Postage Rates

June 30, 1939

By the President of the United States of America
A Proclamation

Whereas the interests of the public and the promotion of the cultural growth, education, and development of the American people require the continuation of the postage rates on books as prescribed by Proclamation No. 2309 of October 31, 1938:

Now, Therefore, I, Franklin D. Roosevelt, President of the United States, under and by virtue of the authority vested in me by section 2 of the act of June 16, 1933, 48 Stat. 254, as amended by section 515 of title III of the act of May 10, 1934, 48 Stat. 760, Public Resolution 36, approved June 28, 1935, 49 Stat. 431, Public Resolution 48, approved June 29, 1937, 50 Stat. 358, and section 1 of title I of the Revenue Act of 1939, approved June 29, 1939, (Public No. 155, 76th Congress, 1st Session), do proclaim that the postage rate on books consisting wholly of reading matter and containing no advertising matter other than incidental announcements of books, when mailed under such regulations as the Postmaster General shall prescribe, shall, for the period commencing July 1, 1939, and ending June 30, 1941, continue to be one and one-half cents a pound or fraction thereof, irrespective of the zone of destination.

In Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States of America to be affixed.

Done at the City of Washington this 30th day of June in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and thirty-nine and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and sixty-third.

Signature of Franklin D. Roosevelt

By the President:
Secretary of State.

Franklin D. Roosevelt, Proclamation 2340—Modification of Postage Rates Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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