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18490131-indianaherald - MILEAGE OF KIEMDERS OF CON - CRESS. ' Quite a...
MILEAGE OF KIEMDERS OF CON - CRESS. ' Quite a flare up has lately been created created in Congress by the exposo made by tha indefatigable. IIobace Greeley, of New York, of tha enormous amount of extra mileage charged and received by members of Congress". ' After expending a great deal of time and labor, ho has given in his paper the amount of mileage each member of tho last session ofCon - . w taally charged for tha number of miles .1 - i ....i i - i e : j ji. excess of mileage or money received. As might have been expectedwhen this article met the eyes of many members of Congress, they were thrown into spasms, and we are inclined to the belief that they might well be. It plainly reveals 10 me eyes oi an nsionisneu peopio a most outrageous fraud - which has long been practiced upon - the Treasury. From this article it appears that the ex - vuas vi macule jiaiu iu ine uiuiuuuja ui f M JJj. .1 the last Congress amounts to $G2,105 20 1 InTorOef to give our readers some idea of a Congressman's mileage, we will give an item or two the names the amount received, and the overcharge: Names. Ain't ree'd. Overcharge. Brown, of Miss., 1,864 00 1,026 40 Farran, O., 632 00 . 248 40 L0G4JJ0 7G8 00 Ilammcrson, La., 250 1 9JJ0 Johnson, Ark., 1,600 00 Morse", La., : 2,080 00 Sawyer, O., ' CCO CO Wick. Ind.. 788 90 55 10 281 GO 332 00 546 40 Pcjit, 1.046 00 SENATORS. , Foote, Miss., $2,C64 00 $1,256 00 Borland, Ark., 1,808 00 956 00 Benton, Mo., 2.333 00 689 00 Downs, La., '2,230 00 "1,289 00 Jnlinenn : 1 fill . Oft i 00 Q , t"'" " , - - " Judge Wick of this State, who resides near inaianapons, charges lo,r UCfa miles, while the actual distance by the usually travelled route, is about, 571 miles. Bright, Senator from this State, residing at Madison, charged for 1431 miles 445 miles more than jck, yet he lives about CO miles nearer! llannej;an charged for 1G02 miles, tvb(!? tlift firtinl rli'stanr saom wr uuncan, oi unio, charged charged for 996, when, properly, he should have charged fur only 400 miles. Wm. IlocUhill, representative in Congress from ibis Districtr charges for 1 002 miles, the actual distance is only 644 ! - Mr. Grce - hy sums up the matter as follows : No. of extra miles charged by IieprcsentElives,TESS:r: 59,030 Nor - oC extra; mflesrxhUTge d"liy Senators, 18,602 .. .'Total extra miles, 77,632 Extra mileage of the House, 847,223,80 ' " " Senate, 14,881,40 Total extra mileage, 62,105 20 This is a subject which - has attracted the attention of the public for some years past, and should at this time arrest the uttention of every reflecting man in the country. The law allowing members of Congress 88,00 for every twenty miles travel to and from Congress, was passed when the country was new, and travelling travelling at times in tho year almost impossible. impossible. But now, the facilities for travelling travelling are. mneh better the whole country is crossed with canals and railroads men can travel more expeditiously, and frren.cfotfrth would it be for us toemploy this money in educating our people - rearing" benevolent benevolent tim!lution3 or in some way to alleviate alleviate llja miseries which afflict our ful - low creatures, than in "lavishing it upon political demagogues, for making long windy speec!ie$'on subjects of little or no jmportenco to the great mass of the peo - of t'lS country'. - y' , - " ' " ; ' Th's ii in evil which' calls loudly for ToOrm, 'nd w earnestly - hope it may oon lo corrected.: . VL, . - v, . or n of is be "d ,

Clipped from The Indiana Herald31 Jan 1849, WedPage 2

The Indiana Herald (Huntington, Indiana)31 Jan 1849, WedPage 2
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