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Copyright 2016 by Wayne Stegall
Created February 1, 2016.  See Document History at end for details.


Return to Sender

Returned letter is consistent with my inability to contact help


On September 11, 2015, I received back a letter that I sent to a lawyer by certified mail more than a year before.  Investigation revealed the following facts:
  • The delivery address was correct when sent and was still valid at the time of return.
  • Postal law forbids the refusal of certified mail.
As a result, I deduce that it is impossible that the letter could have returned under a normal refusal process.  The recipient would have had only the option to dispose the letter after he received it, not to return it.  Therefore something irregular happened to this guaranteed to arrive letter.

I propose that this is consistent with my experience with writing law authorities and politicians for help and not receiving any answer back.  I did receive answers back from two others sent at the same time:  one a form letter refusal and the other an email saying that I needed a lawyer immediately (If so why not take my case?).  Still if outside contact with me was selective, this could have been the one affirmative answer.  Who knows?

What do you think?

Figure 1:  Returned certified mail sent July 8, 2014 with my return address blurred.
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1See related article I Am an Island.

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