From the Richmond Dispatch, 7/24/1880, p. 1, c. 3

THE RICHMOND POST-OFFICE. – The Washington correspondent of the Baltimore American writes: The Richmond (Va.) postmastership is creating a stir among office-seekers from that section. The President has decided to remove Colonel Forbes, the present incumbent, in consequence of bad management of affairs, and that fact having become known delegations have commenced to arrive. There are applications for the intended vacancy from Miss Van Lew, the former postmistress; Dr. G. K. Gilmer, who has been a chronic office-seeker for many years, and Colonel Nye, The Gilmer delegation, headed by Judge Rives, arrived to-day [Thursday], and called upon the President, but as Postmaster Forbes has not yet been officially notified to step down and out the President did not give the delegation any encouragement.


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