"I make bold to ask your excellency to move a little for this gentleman," said the postmaster
, entering the room followed by another traveler, also detained for lack of horses.
The postmaster was compelled to acknowledge that there could be no objection, provided nothing but a necessary line was added to the address, provided nobody touched the letter but himself, and provided the precious time of the post-office was not suffered to run to waste.
Captain Wragge watched the postmaster's hands, as they sorted the letters in the box, with breathless eagerness.
"'Noel Vanstone, Esquire,' did you say?" asked the postmaster, keeping the letter in his own hand.
"Ossory, Essex," chimed in the postmaster, throwing the letter back into the box.
A Royal Mail spokesperson said: "At the moment I can not say whether we are looking to reopen the post office or replace the postmaster
. This is, unfortunately, the price of vandalism."
He told the committee: "I'm very clear and it was clear in our submission that the balance of all the people we have to keep engaged with Post Office has tilted too far away from the postmaster
The mid-December news story, coming a month after yet another angry Yates letter to Postmaster
General Marvin Runyon, led Rogers to order his staff and a team of postal inspectors to find out just how bad things really were "up north." The resulting two-pronged inquiry took the hide off Chicago Postmaster
Jimmie Mason's north lakefront operations and found that many of the problems were citywide.
When Gordon Higel, Sarasota's postmaster
from 1950 to 1983, was born in Sarasota in 1908, his family already had quite a history here.
In remarks published in the United States Postal Service's newsletter, Memo to Mailers, Postmaster
General William J.
In the December robbery, a knife-wielding man also threatened a postmaster
, tied him up with adhesive tape, and made off with about 21 million yen.
Claim to fame: Since 1983, she's been postmaster
of the Gardiner post office, which celebrated its 150th anniversary last March and is one of the oldest post offices in Oregon.