A case which may be compared with that of a corporation under contract with a municipality is the case of a carrier under contract with the national government to carry mails. It has been urged that such a contract is made for the benefit of individuals who send matter through the post. It has, however, been held that the carrier,14 is not liable directly to one who sends mail, or to an insurance company which has paid a loss to such a sender and has become subrogated to his rights;15 nor is a carrier who contracts with the government to carry a mail agent, liable on this contract to the agent.16 It is difficult to distinguish on principle these cases from those involving a municipality. In both it seems to be true that the contract is made for the benefit of the people as a community rather than for the benefit of particular individuals, and that any right of action should be vested in the government.