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OF THE

POSTMASTER-GENERAL

OF THE

UNITED STATES;

BEING PART OF

THE MESSAGE AND DOCUMENTS

COMMUNICATED TO THE

TWO HOUSES OF CONGRESS

AT THE

BEGINNING OF THE SECOND SESSION OF THE FORTY-FIFTH CONGRESS.

WASHINGTON:
GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE.

1877.

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REPORT

OF

THE POSTMASTER-GENERAL.

WASHINGTON, D.O., November 9, 1877. SIR: The total expenditures of this department during the fiscal year ended June 30, 1877, were

..$33, 486, 322 44 The revenues were as follows: Ordinary receipts ...

$26,988, 444 94 Receipts from money order business.... 172, 409 85 Receipts for official stamps and stamped envelopes

370, 730 47

27,531, 585 26

Excess of expenditures over receipts

5,954, 737 18 In addition to the receipts shown above, there was realized on grants from the Treasury for various purposes, hereinafter detailed, the sum of $7,013,300.00, making the total amount received from all sources $34,514,885.26, an excess over the expenditures of $1,058,562.82. Included in the above statement of expenditures is the sum of $1,163,818.20, paid on liabilities incurred in previous fiscal years, and not properly chargeable to the expenditures of the last fiscal year. Deducting this sum from the aggregate amount leaves $32,322,501.24, as the actual ex. penditures for the year.

In the receipts from money-order business is included the sum of $63,261.84, received from international money-orders for the year ended June 30, 1875, which, deducted from the total receipts in the above statement, leaves the sum of $109,148.01 as the actual receipts from that source, and reduces the amount of revenues for the year to $27,468,323.12.

The expenditures and receipts of the department therefore, on account of and appertaining to the business of the last fiscal year, (excluding expenditures and receipts on account of previous years,) are as follows,

viz:

Expenditures

$32, 322, 504 24 Receipts, ordinary, from money-order business and from official stamps

27, 468, 323 42 Leaving an excess of expenditures over receipts of...

4, 854, 180 82 The expenditures during the fiscal year were $222,834.86 more than those of the preceding year, and $3,353,483.55 less than the estimates therefor.

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