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REPORT OF THE SIXTH AUDITOR.

REPORT

OF THE

AUDITOR OF THE TREASURY FOR THE POST-OFFICE DEPART

MENT.

OFFICE OF THE AUDITOR OF THE TREASURY
FOR THE Post-OFFICE DEPARTMENT,

October 30, 1877. SIR: I have the honor to submit the following report of the business operations of this office during the fiscal year ended June 30, 1877. My annual report to the Postmaster-General, exhibiting in detail the financial transactions of the Post Office Department, has been completed and submitted.

The following is a summary of the principal labors performed by the several divisions during the fiscal year, viz:

EXAMINING DIVISION. Number of stamp accounts settled

146, 464 Number of quarterly accounts settled.

146, 464 Amount involved in settlements ....

$26,939, 005 11

REGISTERING DIVISION.

146, 464 $26, 939, 005 11

9,398

37, 402 5,888 6,079 6,992 20, 040 12, 679

Number of accounts registered...
Amount involved in registration
Number of changes of postmasters entered

BOOK-KEEPING DIVISION.
Number of postmasters' accounts on ledgers.....
Number of late postmasters' accounts on ledgers
Number of mail-contractors' accounts on ledgers
Number of day-book entries journalized .
Number of entries on auxiliary books
Number of warrants countersigned and registered

STATING DIVISION.
Number of general accounts of Presidential offices.
Number of general accounts of the fourth class...
Number of changes, establishments, re-establishments, &c..
Number of accounts of late postmasters stated
Number of letters written...

COLLECTING DIVISION.
Number of accounts of late postmasters received
Amount due the United States on above accounts
Number of drafts issued on late and present postmasters
Amount collected on drafts issued....
Number of accounts reported for payment
Amount paid postmasters and late postmasters
Number of accounts submitted for suit
Amount for which suits were brought
Amount collected by suit.
Amount received in letters and returned or deposited
Number of letters received during fiscal year
Number of letters sent anring fiscal year
Number of accounts copied....

1, 396 36, 190 10, 227 8, 801

965

17,990 $366, 600 26

1,986 $180, 445 78

739 $26, 651 79

78 $111, 390 17 $56, 983 89 $7, 294 29

344, 771 176, 255 19, 336;

FOREIGN MAIL DIVISION.
Amount paid to United States in gold on settlement of accounts by

Great Britain, France, Germany, Belgium, Denmark, Italy, Sweden,
Switzerland, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, and Austria...

$55, 640 90 Amount of balances due same countries for transit of open and closed mails....

$30, 868 27 Nomber of duplicates registered...

6, 082 Number of reports of ocean postages made to Postmaster-General...

159 Amount of reports in gold

$159, 415 15 PAY DIVISION. Number of accounts of railroad companies for mail-transportation reported for payment.....

3, 611 Amount paid railroad companies

$9,505, 139 50 Number of collection orders sent railroad companies..

45, 529 Amount collected on orders....

$3, 383, 186 44 Number of accounts of mail-contractors, "star" service, settled

33, 192 Amount paid inail-contractors, “ star" service

$5,717,371 19 Number of collection orders sent to mail-contractors, "star" service

86, 054 Amount collected on orders.....

$1,343, 217 49 Amount of settlements of ocean-mail and consular service..

$470, 817 28. Amount of settlements of special mail-carriers' accounts.

$59, 347 60 Amount of mail-messenger settlements

$667, 107 30 Amount of settlements of superintendents and assistant superintendents

of railway postal service and special agents of the Post Office Department...

$190, 775 64 Amount of settlement of accounts of railway postal clerks, route-agents, mail-route messengers, and local mail-agents ..

$2, 436, 822 46 Amount of settlemeut of the accounts of the free-delivery system $1,893, 619 85 Amount of miscellaneous payments...

$1, 199, 559 36 Amount of warrants countersigned and registered.

.$11, 123, 273 23 Amount of drafts countersigned and registered ....

$1, 840, 072 41

MONEY-ORDER DIVISION.

The following table shows the results of the business of the money. order division for the fiscal year:

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