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such proof as the postmaster may require as to the genuineness of the indorsement.** [Sec. 1478]

CROSS REFERENCE: For indorsement and payment of domestic money order to other than payee, see § 17.26.

17.71 Missing advices of orders payable in United States. When an order issued in any of the countries named in Tables 2 and 3, International List, is presented for payment and no advice has been received, the paying postmaster shail immediately apply on Form 6752 to the proper exchange office in this country for an advice. If the order was issued in any of the countries with which money-order business is transacted on the domestic basis, with the exception of Canada and the Philippine Islands, the postmaster shall forward directly to the issuing office a request for a duplicate advice on Form 6006.*+ (Sec. 1479]

NOTE: Canada and the Philippine Islands do not forward an advice for each order issued, as coupons attached to the orders serve the purpose of advices formerly used.

17.72 Advice not certified. (a) When a postmaster receives an advice of an international money order issued in one of the countries named in Table 2 of the International List, which advice has not been certified, he shall promptly send it to the proper exchange office in the United States to be certified and returned.

(b) When an uncertified card order is received by a postmaster or presented to him for payment, he shall send it to the Third Assistant Postmaster General, Division of Money Orders, with a statement of the facts and request that it be replaced by a formal international order.*+ [Sec. 1480]

17.73 Advice corrected through exchange office. In case of a difference between the name of the payee as stated in the advice and that given by the applicant, or in the event of an alteration of the amount, the postmaster shall immediately dispatch, on Form 6752, a request for correction to the proper exchange office, or, if the order was issued in one of the countries with which money-order business is transacted on the domestic basis, an application, on Form 6006, for a second advice, addressed directly to the issuing postmaster.*ť [Sec. 1481]

17.74 Advice returned when order repaid. When notice of repayment of an order payable in the United States is received from any of the countries with which business is transacted on the domestic basis, the postmaster drawn on shall forward the advice or a certificate of nonpayment to the Third Assistant Postmaster General, Division of Money Orders, with the notice of repayment. If the order or a duplicate thereof has been paid at his office he shall report that fact and give the date of payment.** [Sec. 1482]

17.75 Disposition of orders and advices. Money orders issued in all the countries with which money-order business is transacted on the domestic basis and those named in Table 2 of the International List are mailed by the remitters to the payees, and payment is made on the original orders.*+ [Sec. 1483]

17.76 Foreign orders reissued in United States. Advices of orders issued in the countries named in Table 3 of the International

**For statutory and source citations, see note to $ 17.1.

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List are sent to exchange offices in their respective countries, there to be verified before entry in descriptive lists, which are then formally certified and transmitted to the corresponding exchange offices in the United States. Upon receipt of the lists in this country new orders shall be issued and forwarded to the payees at the same time that the advices are mailed to the paying offices.** [Sec. 1484]

17.77 Value in United States money to be entered in advice. (a) In orders issued in the countries named in Table 2 of the International List, the amounts are frequently expressed in foreign money only, but the equivalent sum in United States currency to be paid shall be noted in each advice by the exchange office.

(b) Before the paid order is transmitted as a voucher from a direct accounting office or is transmitted as postal funds by a district postmaster to his central accounting postmaster the paying postmaster shall note in red ink in the upper portion of the order the amount paid and the international number appearing on the back of the advice. The date of payment shall be stamped on both order and advice.** [Sec. 1485]

17.78 Unclaimed international orders. When, at the end of each month, the advices of unpaid international money orders have remained on hand since the close of the previous month, the postmaster shall notify the payees by means of Form 6706 to apply for payment.*+ [Sec. 1486]

17.79 Invalid orders. By the terms of the conventions with the various foreign countries with which the United States exchanges money orders, the amounts of orders which remain unpaid for one year from the date of issue revert to the country of origin. Postmasters therefore shall send promptly to the Third Assistant Postmaster General, Division of Money Orders, the advices of all international money orders which become invalid by reason of age, including advices of orders issued in any of the countries with which money-order business is transacted on the domestic basis.** (Sec. 1487]

17.80 Repayment of international order drawn on domestic form. (a) A money order drawn on the domestic form payable in any country with which money-order business is transacted on the domestic basis may be repaid on due presentation at the office of issue at any time within 1 year from the last day of the month of issue, provided an application for a duplicate order has not been certified. (See $$ 17.35, 17.82.)

(b) When a domestic money order drawn for payment in Newfoundland or St. Vincent has been repaid, the issuing postmaster shall immediately dispatch a special notice (Form 6036) to the Third Assistant Postmaster General, Division of Money Orders, for transmission to the postal administration of the foreign country as a precaution against double payment.** [Sec. 1488]

CROSS REFERENCE: For regulations relating to taking credit for repayment, see § 17.35.

17.81 Authority for repayment. (a) Under no circumstances shall an international money order drawn on any country named in Table 2 or 3 of the International List be repaid without express authority from the Third Assistant Postmaster General, Division of Money Orders.

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(b) After preparing and signing an application for repayment on Form 6759 to which the order should be attached if in remitter's possession, the issuing postmaster shall send it to the proper exchange Office for the particulars of certification. If the advice has been certified, the receiving exchange office shall supply the number and date of the list and the international number of the entry and forward the application to the foreign office for its action. If the foreign postal administration acts favorably on the application by placing the amount of the order at the disposal of the postal administration of this country, an authorization for repayment shall be sent the issuing postmaster by the Third Assistant Postmaster General, Division of Money Orders.

(c) If the advice has been received but not certified by the exchange office, both advice and application shall be transmitted directly to the Third Assistant Postmaster General, Division of Money Orders, and the formal consent of the country drawn upon for the desired repayment to the remitter need not be requested.** [Sec. 1489]

17.82 Duplicate of lost international money orders. (a) Duplicates of lost orders drawn on the United States by any of the countries with which money-order business is transacted on the domestic basis will be issued by the post department of the country of origin. As in the case of a lost domestic order, the paying postmaster shall receive the payee's application on Form 6002, but after executing the "Certificate of paying postmaster" thereon, he shall forward the application to the Third Assistant Postmaster General, Division of Money Orders, for correspondence with the country of origin.

(b) In like manner, when a duplicate is required of an order issued in the United States for payment in any of those countries, the issuing postmaster, after receiving and certifying the remitter's application on Form 6002 for such duplicate, shall forward it to the department. Should a domestic order payable in a foreign country be presented at the issuing office after the expiration of 1 year from the last day of the month of issue, the expiration shall be required to apply on Form 6003 for a warrant as provided in $17.49.*+ Sec. 1490]

17.83 Duplicate of lost order payable in United States, international basis. When notified of the loss or nonreceipt of a money order issued in any of the countries named in Tables 2 and 3, International List, the paying postmaster, if the advice is in his possession, shall accept the payee's application for a duplicate on Form 6753 and forward it to the department. If he has not received the advice he shall apply on Form 6752 to the proper exchange office for a duplicate advice before certifying an application for a duplicate order.** [Sec. 1491]

**For statutory and source citations, see note to 8 17.1.

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AVAILABILITY OF MONEY-ORDER FUNDS, CHECKS

17.84 Special money-order drafts. (a) When the postmaster at a money-order office is called upon to pay orders drawn upon his office for sums in excess of the amount of money-order funds and available postal funds in his possession, he shall, if he has no credit on money-order account with the Treasurer of the United States, at once apply to the Third Assistant Postmaster General, Division of Money Orders, on Form 6033 (or, lacking that form, by letter) for an emergency credit and a special check. (See $ 17.21.)

(b) Postmasters shall provide funds in anticipation of presentation of orders issued abroad, the advices of which are in their possession.*+ [Sec. 1500]

17.85 Credits on Treasurer of United States. (a) When required for the satisfactory transaction of money-order business, the Third Assistant Postmaster General, Division of Money Orders, may grant the postmaster at any money-order office a credit with the Treasurer of the United States on money-order account for a specific amount.

(b) When at any office having a credit with the Treasurer of the United States it is necessary to draw against such credit, the postmaster may issue a check for the sum needed, which check may

be cashed through a bank or business house or drawn in favor of, and delivered to, the holder of the orders in payment for them.

(c) All available money-order and postal funds need not be exhausted before drawing against the credit with the Treasurer, but when holders so desire, checks may be issued in payment of money orders regardless of the amount of funds on hand.

(d) The amount of each check shall be debited by the postmaster in his cashbook upon the day it is drawn.

(e) When the credit with the Treasurer allowed to any office is about to become exhausted, the postmaster shall make application to the Third Assistant Postmaster General, Division of Money Orders, for a renewal thereof, using Form 6035.*+ [Sec. 1501]

17.86 Checks. (a) A book of blank checks consecutively numbered, shall be supplied to each postmaster having a standing credit with the Treasurer of the United States.

(b) The postmaster shall record on the stub of each check a description of the check in the form provided thereon.

(c) Postmasters shall not draw checks upon any form other than that supplied by the department. Checks shall be signed by the postmaster when practicable, but if not, they shall be signed in his name by the authorized clerk.

(d) If a postmaster is unable to negotiate in the vicinity of his own office a check on the Treasurer of the United States, he shall promptly notify the Third Assistant Postmaster General, Division of Money Orders.

(e) A postmaster having a regular credit with the Treasurer of the United States shall make application on Form 6054 for additional blank checks before his supply of such blanks is exhausted. Spoiled checks shall be returned promptly to the Third Assistant Postmaster General, Division of Money Orders.** [Sec. 1502]

**For statutory and source citations, see note to 8 17.1. **For statutory and source citations, see note to $ 17.1.

17.87 Supplying funds to stations. When a branch post office or station is in need of funds for the payment of money orders exceeding in amount the funds on hand the superintendent shall forward an application to the postmaster at the main office who shall supply the necessary amount from money-order funds. For the amount so furnished the superintendent shall give a receipt on Form P (acknowledgment of funds received.)** [Sec. 1503]

RURAL MONEY-ORDER SERVICE

17.88 Rural postal stations. Rural postal stations shall be sup. plied with money-order facilities upon their establishment, and money orders shall be issued by clerks in charge of such stations, under the direction of the postmasters at the offices to which the stations are tributary. Money orders shall not be drawn on a rural postal station.*+ [Sec. 1522]

17.89 Clerks in charge. (a) Clerks in charge of rural stations who are supplied with sufficient funds for the purpose may, with the approval of the postmasters of the offices to which the stations are attached, cash for payees who prove their identity, or for such duly authorized persons as may present the same, money orders drawn upon such offices. In every such case the postmaster shall treat the cashed orders as vouchers, and shall stamp each of such orders on the face as paid at his main office, and take credit as for payment made thereat.

(b) In the transaction of money-order business, clerks in charge of rural postal stations shall be governed by the Postal laws and regulations applicable to the money-order system and by such special instructions as may from time to time be issued by the department.*+ [Sec. 1523]

17.90 Money-order supplies for rural carriers. (a) Each rural carrier shall be furnished with a supply of money-order applications for the use of remitters, and with a book of forms for receipts (No. 6387) to be given by him for money intrusted to him for the purchase of orders.

(b) The postmaster shall number consecutively in ink all of the receipt forms and stubs in each receipt book before it is given to the carrier for use. The numbers shall begin with No. 1 for both receipt and stub when the route is established and be continued consecutively through succeeding books until No. 500 is reached, when the series shall again begin with No. 1.*+ [Sec. 1524, as amended by P.M.G. Order 7169, May 14, 1935]

17.91 Rural carriers to receive applications for money orders. Rural carriers while serving their routes shall take applications for money orders, accept the amounts it is desired to send, plus the fees, and give receipts therefor. On the back of each application the car

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