. . . Uncle Sam’s deputy postmasters and route agents, sometimes cut bills in two and forward half at a time, waiting to hear of the receipt of the first before sending the second half. This, it seems to us, is doubling the risk, as if either half is lost the whole amount is lost. Persons sending us money by mail will therefore please not cut bills. We will take the whole risk in one letter.
– Published in The Burlington Weekly Hawk-Eye, Burlington, Iowa, Saturday, February 1, 1862, p. 2