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Just for Fun: Postmaster “Blair’s Boner”

This Friday, here’s some fun history for ya! From “The Lesser-Known Follies of Lincoln’s Cabinet” courtesy of the Whim Quarterly comes this gem on Postmaster General Montgomery Blair, circa 1864: BLAIR’S BONER The folly: In the fall of 1864, Postmaster General Montgomery Blair shot a mail thief to death. That wasn’t the mistake—in fact, to […]