Congressional Edition Volume 1714

Congressional Edition Volume 1714

List price: US$90.03

Currently unavailable

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks


This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1876 edition. Excerpt: ... from him at all; it could not be in the absence of the papers?--A. No; I suppose not. Q. What you want with these papers is to justify yourself, to show what you acted upon, and, at the same time, to do right to the Government, by getting back this inoney tbat was paid improperly?--A. Every step except finishing has been taken in the matter. A special agent has been down and has made his report, and the matter is in Judge Spence's hands. Q. What special agent made the report?--A. Mr. Edgarton, I think. Q. How long ago did this transpire f--A. I made that recognition on the fourth quarter of 1874. Q. How long have these papers been missing?--A. I did not look for the papers for some months, perhaps it may have been two or three mouths afterward, when I looked for that case, and 1 could not find it. It was made early iu January, 1875. Q. Had you no well-grounded suspicions as to who took or mislaid your papers?--A. O, no, sir; I cannot say that I suspect anything about it, only that they are gone. Q. The papers are open to a good many people, I suppose?--A. The Department are perhaps going slow, but they have followed the matter up. Q. But there has been nothing arrived at or determined in it yet?--A. I think they are seeking how to get that money back. Q. But it would be easy to retain it out of Chidester's pay on some other contract--A. Well, it would take some time. Q. How much did it amount to?--A. I recoguized for one quarter. It had been recognized for three or four quarters by my predecessor on, I suppose, the same kind of proof that I had. Q. So he really had been getting pay for the whole year, when he was not doing anything in the way of service?--A. The fact is, one man carried the mail all the time, and he was hired by the more

Product details

  • Paperback | 864 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 43mm | 1,510g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236610865
  • 9781236610867