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1 Jan. 19 and 22. 1852. Sumner renewed the proposition at the next session (March 3, 1853). ‘Sigma’ of the Boston Transcript (January 26, 1852), noting the resolution, wrote that he was glad, ‘after running up the formidable column of Mr. Sumner's sins, to make such a respectable entry to his credit.’
2 Works, vol. III. p. 45. He moved, July 20, another resolution on the subject. The Legislature of Massachusetts supported him by a resolve passed April 12, 1852. He renewed the proposition in 1854 and 1860. He offered a resolution for cheap ocean postage, Dec. 7, 1868 (Works, vol. XIII. p. 1), and spoke briefly for it Feb. 12, 1869. He pressed the reform at the next session (March 20 and April 6, 1869). He advocated at length ‘one cent postage,’ June 10, 1870 (Works, vol. XIII. pp. 387-444), and recurred to the subject June 17. In 1854 he offered a resolution for an international system of post-office orders, with the view to facilitate the transmission of small sums of money between our own and other countries.
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