Address of William T. Barry, Postmaster General, to the People of the United States
Washington: Francis Preston Blair, 1834.
24pp. 8vo, disbound, margins browned throughout, foxing to margins of title page. Washington: Francis Preston Blair, 1834. First Edition
Author became postmaster general in 1829. Beginning in 1830, Barry was investigated by Congress for corruption. "He was charged with favoritism in making contracts for carrying the mails, with increasing payments to contractors far beyond the published schedules...Barry successfully refuted the charges..." DAB I, page 657. Sabin 3692.