Saturday, March 9, 2013

A post office clerk named Charles Gay . . .

. . . at Montmorenci, Mich., is under arrest and will doubtless be sent to the State Penitentiary, for opening a young lady’s letter and writing a page of obscenity in it.  The Post Office Department takes notice only of the former offense, but the latter makes the penalty all the more deserved.

– Published in The Burlington Weekly Hawk-Eye, Burlington, Iowa, Saturday, February 8, 1862, p. 2

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