Nov 07, 2017 - Sale 2461

Sale 2461 - Lot 275

Price Realized: $ 3,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200
WEBSTER, NOAH. Autograph Letter Signed, "N Webster," to Washington publishers Gales & Seaton, requesting that his subscription to the Daily Intelligencer be changed to the tri-weekly paper and, in a half-page long postscript, complaining that the daily papers have been arriving two or three times a week rather than daily. 1 page, 4to; remnants of prior mounting at corners and right edge verso, faint scattered staining, folds. New Haven, 3 January 1834

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The postscript: "The Tri-weekly paper will probably arrive as often as the Daily, which comes but three or four times in the week--often three papers at once. It appears to me that the business of the Post Office is accumulated to the degree that the care of transmitting public prints & pamphlets ought to be committed to a separate officer . . . . Certain it is that there is not the same care in transmitting papers as there is in sending letters."