From the Maysville (Ky.) Daily Evening Bulletin, 7/16/1887, p. 1, c. 3
Greater Than the Governor.
RICHMOND, Va., July 16. – Miss Lizzie Van Lew, ex-postmaster of this city and war unionist, is here spending a summer vacation. She seems to enjoy the notoriety recently given her on account of being reduced to the position of a messenger in the postoffice department at Washington. When she was seen by a reporter to-day she was fairly radiant with smiles and brimming over with good humor. She said: “The United States government, as it is at present, is unable to mortify or humiliate me. I feel like a battle flag returned to my native state.”