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Post Office In The 1840s

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The post office in the 1840s was a big way of spreading information. Local postmasters (which is a person in control of the post office) were great rewards for local politicians. Three quarters of all federal employees worked at the Post Office. In 1816 the post office employed 3341, but in 1841, there were 14,290 employed workers. The amount of mail expanded way faster than the population grew. There were 2900 letters and 2700 newspapers per thousand people in
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