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How The Post-traders Were Bled

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Washington telegram to Western Associated Press: "C. M. Peck was recalled, and testified before the Committee on Expenditures in the War Department that the post-traders were assessed for political purposes, and that during tlie last Presidential oanvass he paid from .$6,000 to $8,000. He thought he remittod the money to the chairman of i the eommittee at Washington. He presumed that they were asked to subscribe because they held tlie post-traderships uuder thi Administration. He did not cocsider that tliey were obliged to p.iy, l)iit were notiftel thnt contributioña would be acceptable. He thought that : the amount of eontribations from the j military posts was doMgnated i?i voportion to the nuinhi r "i' troop8 tlr ■■ . "J. J. Fisher (reoalle1) terifleJ that lhe firru oí Kv.'ms t (V, posi traders, contribuíéd nvmey f o potítical purponee in pursuance of a requefrt eontained in a I printed circular. He dkl not nnderI stand that the contribution was compulsory, but he thought it tlie safer way to pay the money, apart from political oonsideratious. " Mr. Evans testified that dnring the last Presidencial canvass he, in compliance -with a circular received at Fort Bill, Bent $300 to tho Bepnblican ExeCTi ove Committee in Washington, and had I paid $150 to the same committee, withi1 the last six months. He voted for Lincoln as President against McClellao, but was not now mixed up in politics. He ■vould not have paid the money if he had not been called on to do so. He sent a check for money to Postmaster Ed mnndB."


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