REPORT OF POSTMASTER-GENERAL
Financial summary, 3; revenue, 5; expenditures, 7; work of First Assistant's Office sum-
marized, 9; renewal of postmasters' bonds, 9; free delivery statistics, 10; division of
post-office supplies, 11; salary and allowance division, 11; work of and allowances in,
12 ; expenditures of Second Assistant's office for railway-mail and transportation, 13;
for steamboat service, 15; for star routes, 15; for mail-messenger service, 16; fines and
deductions and remissions of same, 16; railway mail service, increase of, &c., 16; for-
eign mail service, facts and statistics as to, 18; receipts therefrom, 20; expenses of, 20;
Universal Postal l'nion, congress of, 21; extension of, by conventions, 21; Third As.
sistant's report summarized, 23, and statistics of, given, 24; money-order system, sta-
tistics of, summarized, 25: Chief Inspector's report summarized, 26; postmasters'
claims for losses by fire, burglary, &c., 27; the current fiscal year, estimate for, dis-
cussed, 29; special-delivery service, 32; foreign mails, negotiations with steamship
lines, &c., 35; additional departmental building recommended, 47; estimate for next
fiscal year, 48; general topics, and recommendations, 49; the taxation to support postal
service discussed, 49; carrier-delivery service, should be extended, 52; collection deliv.
ery service recommended, 54; other local improvements mentioned and suggested, 54;
railroad transportation of the mails, 55; money-order service, reduction of fees rec-
ommended, suggestion as to clerk hire for, &c., 55; post-office leases, recommenda-
tion as to, 56; abuse of the mails by "frauds, " &c., 56; insurance system for railway
postal clerks recommended, 58; legislation as to hotel mail suggested, 59; as to return
of undelivered postal cards, 60; as to protection of postmasters from combinations to
deprive them of their compensation, 60; as to disallowed claims of postmasters for sta-
tionery, 60; limitation on claims for readjustment of salaries of postmasters, 61; post-
office supplies, extension of, system of furnishing suggested, 61; departmental changes
Tecoinmended, 61; dead-letter offico, creation of, as independent bureau, 62; finance
division, salary of chief, increase of, 62; acknowledgments to subordinate officials,
APPENDIX A.-Report of commission to investigate division of post-office supplies, 65;
organization of division, 78; recommendations as to game, 79.
Appendix B. —Tables exhibiting the business of the lines indicated in transporting United
APPENDIX C.-Opinion of Attorney-General as to contracts for foreign mail service..
APPENDIX D).—Correspondence relating to foreign-mail transportation.....
APPENDIX E. – Letter of Hon. Montgomery Blair, March 3, 1862, recommending “ compul-
APPENDIX F.-Lease of Marini Hall
APPENDIX G.–Table of postal stations and post-offices leased, 156, and salary, allowance
for box rents and commissious, surplus, deficiency, &c., 157 ; postal stations leased, 164.
ESTIMATES FOR POSTAL SERVICE FOR FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 1887:
For office of Postmaster-General, 167-176; for office of First Assistant, 177–184; for com-
pensation of postmasters, 177; for clerks in post-offices, 178; for rent, light, and fuel,
179; for office furniture, 180; for miscellaneous and incidental items,
delivery service, 181 ; for stationery in post-ottices, 181; for wrapping twino, 182; for
wrapping paper, 182; for letter-balances, scales, and test-weights, 183; for post-mark-
ing, rating, and canceling stamps, and ink and pads for canceling purposes, 183:
summary of estimates, 184; estimates for Second Assistant's office, 184; for star routes,
184; for steamboat routes, 185; for mail-messenger service, 185; for mail bags, mail-bag
catchers, mail-bag locks and keys, 186; for railroad transportation of mails, 186; for railway
post-office cars, 187; for railway post-office clerks, 187; for special facilities
, 187; estimates
for Third Assistant's office, 18; for adhesive postage and special-delivery stamps, 190;
for stamped envelopes, newspaper wrappers, and letter sheets, 190 ; for postal cards,
; for registered
, tag, and dead-letter envelopes, 192 ; for ship, steamboat,
and way letters, 193; for engraving, printing, and binding drafts and warrants
, 193 ;
miscellaneous, 193 ; recapitulation, 194; saving by new contracts, 195; estimates for
transportation of foreign mails, 196 ; estimates for money-order business, 198; for