ADDRESS OF WILLIAM T. BARRY, POSTMASTER GENERAL, TO THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES.
Francis Preston Blair, Washington:, 1834
24pp, disbound. Scattered foxing. Good+ to Very Good. Barry was a Kentuckian who opposed Henry Clay and became a Jacksonian Democrat; the Postmaster Generalship was his reward. "He was charged with favoritism in making contracts for carrying the mails, with increasing payments to contractors far beyond the published schedules, with sweeping dismissals from office, with illegally borrowing money, and with general looseness in his bookkeeping." DAB. Barry defends himself against this "unexampled persecution," as he calls it here. There is much discussion of mail routes in Ohio, Kentucky, Virginia, and between Chicago and Green Bay. Sabin 3692. AI 23234 . Not in Eberstadt, Decker.
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