In 1823, the post office was spending as follows:
- Compensation to post masters, $353,995.98;
- incidental expenses, $30,866.37;
- transportation of the mail, $784,600.08;
- payments into the Treasury, $423.08.
- On the first of July last there was due to the Department from post masters $135,245.28;
- from late post masters and contractors, $256,749.31;
making a total amount of balances due to the Department of $391,994.59.