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Author: Joshua Leavitt
Published: 1848
Language: English
Wordcount: 38,375 / 124 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 31.2
LoC Category: HE
Downloads: 319
Added to site: 2008.11.08
mnybks.net#: 22574
Genre: Non-fiction

REMARKS AND STATISTICSON THE SUBJECT OFCHEAP POSTAGE AND POSTAL REFORMINGREAT BRITAIN AND THE UNITED STATES.

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d declared their readiness to submit to any impost that might be substituted in its stead."

The proof is thus complete, that the British system was actually adopted with sole reference to its general benefits, and the will of the people, and not at all in the expectation of realizing, in any moderate time, as much revenue as was derived from the old postage. The revenue question was discarded, from a paramount regard to the public good, which demanded the cheap postage, even if it should be necessary to impose a new tax for its support. The extravagant expectations of some of the over-sanguine friends of the new system, were expressly disclaimed, and the government justified themselves on these other considerations entirely--considerations which have been most abundantly realized. It will be easy to show that the benefits and blessings anticipated from the actual enjoyment of cheap postage, have fully equalled the most sanguine expectations of the friends of the measure, and have far exceeded

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