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The report of the Post Master General presents a gratifying picture of the condition of the Post Office Department…. The Department has been redeemed from embarrassment and debt, has accumulated a surplus exceeding half a million dollars, has largely extended and is preparing still further to extend the mail service, and recommends a reduction of postages equal to about 20%.

 
Context
This is one of the few instances in American History where there was a reduction in Postal Rates.
Citations

Andrew Jackson, 1767-1845, 7th President of the United States (Democrat, TN), 8th State of the Union Address, December 5, 1836

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Andrew Jackson
Andrew Jackson
  • Born: March 15, 1767
  • Died: June 8, 1845
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: President

Andrew Jackson was an American soldier and statesman who served as the seventh president of the United States from 1829 to 1837. Before being elected to the presidency, Jackson gained fame as a general in the United States Army and served in both houses of Congress. As president, Jackson sought to advance the rights of the "common man" against a "corrupt aristocracy" and to preserve the Union.

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