Don’t Hate Me Because I’m So Popular

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May 14, 2014 by Lorene

During this time in our history, it was common that mail was sent without stamps, so the recipient had to pay the postage due. Taylor had so many “admirers” around the country that he was bombarded with mail postage due. He actually told the post office he would not accept any letters with postage due. The Whigs wrote and told him he was their Presidential candidate, but he did not get the letter because it was postage due. Finally, they sent him another letter and put a stamp on it and he received it.

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