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The Richmond post-office.

--At a meeting of the clerks of the Richmond City post-office, March 30th, 1865, Jas. M. Wayt being called to the chair and A. H. Cleveland appointed secretary, the following resolutions were unanimously adopted:

  1. 1. "Resolved, That in the resignation of our worthy Postmaster, John O. Steger, Esq, the Post-office Department has lost the services of a most faithful and conscientious officer.
  2. 2. "That while his continuation in office would have been highly gratifying to us, we trust that his resignation will be conducive to his own best interests.
  3. 3. "That while he has been firm in requiring a prompt and faithful discharge of the duties devolving upon each of us, the courteous and gentlemanly intercourse ever existing has endeared him to us as a warm and sincere friend.
  4. 4. "That the difficulties attending the discharge of the duties of postmaster during his continuance as such have been very great, and certainly without a precedent; that these difficulties have been so numerous, varied and complicated, that a due appreciation of them is hardly possible by those not immediately connected with the active duties of the mail service; that the constant interruption of the mail routes, the frequent occasions which require the clerks to leave their posts in the office, often for days together, to do military duty, and the ever-recurring demands upon the office for its experienced clerks for permanent duty by the military authorities, leaving their places to be supplied by others, who require months of experience before they can be efficient, are some of these difficulties.
  5. 5. "That we believe that no means within his control have been spared to overcome these difficulties and to meet the demands of the public.
  6. 6. "That in his separation from us we take pleasure in recording our best wishes for his future happiness and prosperity.
  7. 7. "That a copy of these proceedings be sent to Mr. Steger, and also to the Richmond papers with request to publish the same.

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