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Protecting postal patrons from obscene mail. Hearing, Eighty-ninth Congress, first session, on H.R. 980 and related bills. March 30, 1965 by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Post Office and Civil Service. Subcommittee on Postal Operations.

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Published by U.S. Govt. Print. Off. in Washington .
Written in English


  • Postal service -- Law and legislation -- United States,
  • Obscenity (Law) -- United States

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The Physical Object
Paginationiii, 34 p.
Number of Pages34
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15568911M
LC Control Number65061106

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