Stray money letters.
--Statement of dead letters, containing money, received at the dead letter office during the past year:
|March 31, 1860||2403 letters,||containing||$13,120.87|
|June 30, 1860||268 letters,||containing||18,177.41|
|Sept. 30, 1860||2192 letters,||containing||10,975.86|
|Dec. 31, 1860||2885 letters,||containing||11,880.71|
|Total, 1860||9790 letters,||containing||$52,154.86|
Average amount of money to each letter, $5 02½.
More than nine-tenths of the above letters and money have been sent out and delivered to the writers thereof.
Those letters containing money, the owners of which cannot be found, are filed, to await the application of the owners.
If not called for before June next, the bank notes contained in the letters will be sold for specie, and the specie deposited in the United States Treasury.
But the letter and draft for the amount contained in it, less the discount, may be obtained on proper application at any time thereafter. --National Intelligencer.