Star Route Conspiracy: United States Against Thomas J. Brady and Others. Opening Address of George Bliss, Washington, D.C., June 2 and 5, December 14, 15, 18, and 19, 1882

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1882 - Postal service - 123 pages

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Page 5 - The head of each department is authorized to prescribe regulations, not inconsistent with law, for the government of his department, the conduct of its officers and clerks, the distribution and performance of its business, and the custody, use, and preservation of the records, papers, and property appertaining to it.
Page 3 - If two or more persons conspire either to commit any offense against the United States, or to defraud the United States in any manner or for any purpose, and one or more of such parties do any act to effect the object of the conspiracy, each of the parties to such conspiracy shall be fined not more than ten thousand dollars, or imprisoned not more than two years, or both.
Page 5 - That there shall be at the seat of government an executive department to be known as the Department of Commerce and Labor, and a Secretary of Commerce and Labor, who shall be the head thereof...
Page 6 - The arrangement of the mail service of the United States, and placing the same under contract, embracing all correspondence and proceedings respecting the frequency of trips, mode of conveyance, and times of departures and arrivals on all the routes, the course of the...
Page 20 - No extra allowance shall be made for any increase of expedition In carrying the mail, unless thereby the employment of additional stock and carriers is made necessary, and In such case the additional compensation shall bear no greater proportion to the additional stock and carriers necessarily employed than the compensation In the original contract bears to the stock and carriers necessarily employed in Its execution.
Page 4 - ... directly or indirectly, himself, or by any other person in trust for him, or for his use or benefit, or on his account, undertake, execute, hold, or enjoy, in whole or in part, any contract or agreement made or entered into in behalf of the United States...
Page 8 - ... or who has made any agreement, or given or performed, or promised to give or perform, any consideration whatever to induce any other person not to bid for any such contract...
Page 12 - ... bears to the original service ; and when any such additional service is ordered, the sum to be allowed therefor shall be expressed in the order, and entered upon the books of the department ; and no compensation shall be paid for any additional regular service rendered before the issuing of such order.
Page 6 - Congress of the mail lettings, giving a statement of each bid ; also of the contracts made, the new service originated, the curtailments ordered, and the additional allowances granted within the year.
Page 19 - General, to the contractor or carrier of any mail, on any route, over or beyond the amount stipulated in the contract entered into for the transportation of the mail on such route, unless additional service shall be required ; and then no additional compensation shall be allowed to exceed the exact proportion of the original amount to the additional duties required...

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