From the Richmond Daily State Journal, 10/29/1873, p. 1, c. 5
RICHMOND, VA., October 29, 1873.
In the hurry necessarily attending the proper distribution of tickets among the Republican voters of the state, I called inside the Postoffice this morning to weigh a package containing tickets and ascertain the amount of postage necessary for their transmission, when the postmaster, Miss E. L. Van Lew, (although she saw me rapidly passing out) rudely ordered me to leave her office and never come into it again. Her conduct was doubtless due to a rebuke I felt called upon a few days ago to administer to one of her employees for his insolence. He is a special favorite of hers. The thanks of the Republicans of Virginia, and especially of Richmond, should be tendered the postmaster of Richmond for courtesy extended to those engaged in helping their cause. Many think she might be of some service to the party if she would substitute Republicans for a avowed Democrats she has in her office.
JOHN W. WOLTZ.