§ Mr. TOUCHE
asked the, Secretary to the Treasury if he will state who are the new contractors for the supply of adhesive postage and fiscal stamps; what trade or business has heretofore been carried on by them; whether they have had any experience in the manufacture of stamps, and, if so, in what direction; and whether the Postmaster-General is satisfied that the wants of the public will be duly met in the course of the current year under the new contract, and what safeguards have been taken to insure continuous and adequate supplies to that end?
§ Mr. ILLINGWORTH
Messrs. Harrison and Sons are the new contractors for the supply of adhesive postage stamps. The fiscal stamps and certain denominations of the postage will be manufactured at 1873 Somerset House. The firm in question are the well-known Government printers, and they have previously manufactured stamps for one of the small Colonies.