Congressional Edition Volume 3336

Congressional Edition Volume 3336

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...taken by his own post office inspectors. In conclusion, I wish to call your attention to the evidence of the assistant postmaster, Mr. Kurtz, wherein he expressly declares that the primary we speak of was merely a contest between the "ins" (under Johnson and Airey) and the "outs "--the parties who had gotten office, and the parties who had wished it and failed to get it. This amply corroborates my statements of what the strnggle in the primaries was, and explains clearly why the post-office was used to influence them. I also wish to state how pleased I am that the Postmaster-General should emphatically say that he believes in having written charges submitted against any accused person, said accused person being given opportunity to be heard in his own defense. Judging from the multitudes of complaints we have received, especially from railway-mail clerks who were discharged about tho time the classification was extended to cover that service, this has not hoen tho custom in the Post-Office Department. It was the conrse that was followed in this investigation. The men were all hefore us to he heard in their own defense, and the charges against them were not only written hut printed. Having failed to make any effective defense at all, and the charges being perfectly clear and specific, and their guilt proved beyond sliadow of doubt, it is clearly the right thing to do to remove them, and also to remove the postmaster at Baltimore and the two inspectors who reported upon the case. Extracts from testimony taken by post-office inspectors at the Baltimore post-office in the matter of political assessments. Testimony Of E. D. C. Bond pages 6473 of typewritten testimony). Q. Now, Mr. Bond, state what you know of any...show more

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  • Paperback | 244 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 440g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236742966
  • 9781236742964