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18481223-publicledger - , Milcaob or MzMtutas or Coxoxgti. The alitor...
, Milcaob or MzMtutas or Coxoxgti. The alitor alitor nf the New York Tribsne, tine he has takes hit seat in Congress, ha began to eat out a lot of work for that body. Be begin wilh the mileage law, which needs revision, and publishes a list of the member' nsroee, wilh the amount of mileage each receives. The excess charged over the actual number number of miles by post mate amount to the aum of 61,105,. Th excess of three Individuals alone I put down at over a thoosind doliart etch. Mr. Greeley doe not ray that they charge more than the law Allows ; the law expressly sayt that each shall receive, eight dol'ars for every twenty miles travelled tn coming to and returning from Congress, "by the usually travelled route ;" and of course, If the route irually travelled frag California to Washington is around Cap Hora or the member from that embryo State ahnll cbme to think it Is they will each ba entitled to charge Boms $13,000 mileage per sessioa accordingly! When Congress fixed the, compensation, compensation, twenty miles' travel was equivalent to a day's work ; the average rate of travel through the country country not exceeding forty mile per dsy, and the cost being about ten cents per mile, alt things included. At preaent, the average rale of travel i at least one hundred miles per day, and the average cad hardly more than live cents per mil. ' Twenty dollars per hundred atilrs' travel now i fully equal to twenty dollara for fifty mile' trawl then. W think th editor shows sufficient reason whr th law should be amended.

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  1. Public Ledger,
  2. 23 Dec 1848, Sat,
  3. Page 1

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