"I present the enclosed account current, according to the request of the auditor of the Post Office Department containing my claims submitted according to law, for allowance of credits & also my acknowledgements of debits saving & excepting all errors & reserving the right of correcting mistakes, should any appear."
"I refer you to my auditor. I obey no Laws. I make my own!"
"I have laid down the Law and must have record proof! "
"I am counsel for Reeside; all we want is Justice! We have waited four years and made many sacrifices; we will even take your own account; our claim is near $150,000 as admitted by a committee of the Senate of the United States on Post Office & Post Roads."
Drawn On Stone [Political Prints from the 1830's and 1840's]
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Napoleon Sarony
The Man Wot Pays No Postage
Publisher: H. R. Robinson
James Reeside (left) was a successful stagecoach line operator who contracted with the post office to transport mail.   Under Postmaster General William Barry, the post office ran into financial problems and could not pay its contractors.  Reeside lent large sums of money to the post office to help them pay what they owed.

When Amos Kendall (seated) became Postmaster General, he refused to repay Reeside, who sued to recover the money.  In 1841, Reeside was awarded $190,000 by a jury.