The Writings of Abraham Lincoln— Volume 2: 1843– 1858

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Author: Abraham Lincoln

Report in the House of Representatives, March 9, 1848.

Mr. Lincoln, from the Committee on the Postoffice and Post Roads, made the following report:

The Committee on the Post-office and Post Roads, to whom was referred the petition of H. M. Barney, postmaster at Brimfield, Peoria County, Illinois, report: That they have been satisfied by evidence, that on the 15th of December, 1847, said petitioner had his store, with some fifteen hundred dollars’ worth of goods, together with all the papers of the post-office, entirely destroyed by fire; and that the specie funds of the office were melted down, partially lost and partially destroyed; that this large individual loss entirely precludes the idea of embezzlement; that the balances due the department of former quarters had been only about twenty-five dollars; and that owing to the destruction of papers, the exact amount due for the quarter ending December 31, 1847, cannot be ascertained. They therefore report a joint resolution, releasing said petitioner from paying anything for the quarter last mentioned.

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Chicago: Abraham Lincoln, "Report in the House of Representatives, March 9, 1848.," The Writings of Abraham Lincoln— Volume 2: 1843– 1858, ed. Jameson, J. Franklin (John Franklin), 1859-1937 in The Writings of Abraham Lincoln—Volume 2: 1843–1858 Original Sources, accessed January 23, 2020, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=3TT5G2JZV8VXXQ9.

MLA: Lincoln, Abraham. "Report in the House of Representatives, March 9, 1848." The Writings of Abraham Lincoln— Volume 2: 1843– 1858, edited by Jameson, J. Franklin (John Franklin), 1859-1937, in The Writings of Abraham Lincoln—Volume 2: 1843–1858, Original Sources. 23 Jan. 2020. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=3TT5G2JZV8VXXQ9.

Harvard: Lincoln, A, 'Report in the House of Representatives, March 9, 1848.' in The Writings of Abraham Lincoln— Volume 2: 1843– 1858, ed. . cited in , The Writings of Abraham Lincoln—Volume 2: 1843–1858. Original Sources, retrieved 23 January 2020, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=3TT5G2JZV8VXXQ9.