From the Richmond Daily State Journal, 1/16/1871, p. 1, c. 2
Miss Van Lew.
We are glad to learn that the herculean efforts of the enemies of this lady, to force her out of the position of postmaster, which she so ably and acceptably fills, have entirely failed. She found no difficulty in renewing her bond, and replacing the names of those who had withdrawn by those of some of the most responsible Republicans in this city.
The President, we learn, when informed of the matter, expressed the utmost confidence in Miss Van Lew, and regretted the course her enemies had adopted to effect her removal. We congratulate this estimable lady on her complete triumph over the machinations of her enemies, as well as upon possessing in so marked a degree, the confidence of the administration, and of the people of Richmond.