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Ed. Ann Abbor COurieb: On the first day of January, 1883, 1 enclosed the money due the government for the quarter ending Vee. 31, 1882, from this postoffice in registered package No. 16, directed to the postmaster at Detroit. arrived at Detroit it was cut open and five dollars of the money stolen. I am instructed to-day by the Acting Third A8sistant P. M. Oeneral, Madison Davis, that I must iinmediately forward that money again to the P. M. at Detroit. That is to gay, after the money is placed in the hands of an agent of the government, by directions of the post-offlee department at Washington, and stolen by that agent. Then the P. M. forwardlng the money must submlt to the loss. I suppose pay it as many times as the government agenta get short of funds and appropriate them to their own use. That may be post-offlee law, but t would not do in a common business transaction. A principal is bound by the acts of hia agent when the agent is acting offlcially for his employers. The gorernment will not allow its post-masters to ibrward the balance due the governtnent in New York Exchange draft on sorne bank in Detroit or express money order or anytliing of the kind, but the P. M. must forward the money and stand the loss if stolen. Right here I want to make a sugíresUon to the P. M.'s of Michigan and perhaps our bondsmen are lnterested in this business. That we all open an account with some one bank at Detroit where we can forward New York exchange or drafts that will be placed to our credit. Where some officer of the bank will takt the trouble to go and pay the money to the post-master at Detroit accordlng to our iortructions. We not only owe to our families, but to our bondsmen, that we protect ourselves when we are transacting official business. Let us hear from you all through the newspapers of Michigan. Iíespectfully yours, GEÓ. A. PETEK8, I M. Scio, Maren 5, 1883, Note. - We have ince ascertained that a five dollar greenback was found loose in the mail bag which arrired at Chelsea the next morning after Mr. Peters' letter was sent, and it Is very llkely that was the one lost, but it is a mystery how it got there. Evidently there was an