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18490113-eveningpost - The subject of mileage has been again peiore...
The subject of mileage has been again peiore ins j u : i s i ttonw, ana nas occasioned . moo- - unprovable discussion, a n. oou.. " tion has thus far been a very unequal one. The parties to it hav. been Horace Greeley, supported rather feebly by three or four honest men, on the on side, and a large majority of the House of Representatives on the other. It is perhaps not a lingular fact, that those who have received the greatest excess over what they are entitled to, are th. most implacable in their hostility against Mr. Greeley, whom they consider the author of the discredit which they find cast upon them. although the simple truth is, their taking the money is th. cause of.it, and not the exposure of the taking. There ia a man named Turner, from th. nortbern district of Illinois, who seems to hav. bene- filed by th. system of overcharge asm. eight or tea hundred dollars. This penoa ha taken grant pains to accuse the writer of the article which has raised all thi. stir with intentional falsehood, aad s on, and then, in th. most gallant manner in the world, has informed Mr. Greeley that a holds himself responsible for th. language. Thi happy and ingenious expedient for changing the issue and th. venue, has not succeeded, for Air. G. only points to tha vacuum in th. treasury saused by th abstraction of tho. dollars, and ask. how it money T To which pertinent inquiries no answer I suffer-whateoenrer ha been rendered np to th. present wri- I ting, and none is expected. Th. abuse Mr. G. re - ...... . . I e eeivs. i perfectly natural ; but it is quite harmless to him, though to th. but degree derogatory to ths character of th Hons, which tolerates it utterance. If tbe proposed relerm be effected, tb. people will be uenenun to an amount more than qoai to tne an- nual income of a million of dollars. i I I I 1 I 1 I I l

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  1. The Evening Post,
  2. 13 Jan 1849, Sat,
  3. Page 2

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