Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Officers Under The Tax Bill

A dispatch to the New York Tribune says:

A foolish report has obtained currency to the effect that the tax bill creates 26,000 offices. Every office-seeker in the country is counting upon seeing himself ensconced in one of these snug berths. The fact is, as we are assured, that the best informed Members of Congress estimate the number of these offices at less than 3,000 for the whole union.

– Published in The Davenport Daily Gazette, Davenport, Iowa, Monday Morning, April 14, 1862, p. 2

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