Letterbook 2

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Letter, Robert Johnston to Richard M. Young • 21 April 1840
Post Office Department
Appointment Office
21st. April. 1840
Sir
I have the honor to inform you that the Postmaster. General has this day changed the name of the Post Office at Hancock Co. Ill. to “and appointd. , Postmaster thereof
Very respectfully
Your Obt Servt
Robt. Johnston
2d. Asst. PM Genl.
Hon
Senate
Letter, Richard M. Young to Elias Higbee • 22 April 1840
April 22. 1840
Dear Sir
After your departure from this , I received under cover from the Rev. , the petition mentioned by you; for the appointment of as postmaster at — This petition I laid before the Hon. Robt Johnson. Second assistant Postmaster General; who has appointed as requested— We found on an examination of the papers and a letter from , that there was a request, that the name of the Post office should be changed, to that of — a Hebrew Term signifying Beautiful Place— Mr Johnson at my instance, has changed the name accordingly. in the supposition that it would be agreeable to the citizens concerned— Will you please advise with the Rev Joseph Smith, and others most imm [p. 135]
Letter, Robert Johnston to Richard M. Young • 21 April 1840
Post Office Department
Appointment Office
21st. April. 1840
Sir
I have the honor to inform you that the Postmaster. General has this day changed the name of the Post Office at Hancock Co. Ill. to “” and appointd. , Postmaster thereof
Very respectfully
Your Obt Servt
Robt. Johnston
2d. Asst. PM Genl.
Hon
Senate
Letter, Richard M. Young to Elias Higbee • 22 April 1840
April 22. 1840
Dear Sir
After your departure from this , I received under cover from the Rev. , the petition mentioned by you; for the appointment of as postmaster at — This petition I laid before the Hon. Robt Johnson. Second assistant Postmaster General; who has appointed as requested— We found on an examination of the papers and a letter from , that there was a request, that the name of the Post office should be changed, to that of — a Hebrew Term signifying Beautiful Place— Mr Johnson at my instance, has changed the name accordingly. in the supposition that it would be agreeable to the citizens concerned— Will you please advise with the Rev Joseph Smith, and others most imm [p. 135]
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