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Wednesday, January 5, 1848.+-

Washington, DC.

Replying to Botts of Virginia, Lincoln defends action of Postmaster General in fixing compensation to be paid Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad for transporting mail between Washington and Richmond. Company petitions for increase. Botts supports claim and accuses Postmaster General of personal antagonism.Globe; Remarks in United States House of Representatives Concerning Postal Contracts, 5 January 1848, CW, 1:423-29.