Yay! Millard. We used to snicker about him in school, possibly because of his name. No one ever met a Millard. Sounds a bit too closed to Dullard.
"Reducing postage" was an odd thing to highlight, given the lead-up to the Civil War. Wikipedia:
On August 6, 1850, he sent a message to Congress recommending that Texas's debts be paid provided Texas abandoned its claims in New Mexico. This, and his deployment of 750 Federal troops to New Mexico, helped shift a critical number of northern Whigs in Congress away from their insistence upon the Wilmot Proviso, the stipulation that all the Mexican lands must be closed to slavery.
I find this interesting as well:
On February 18, 2010, the United States Mint released the thirteenth coin in the Presidential $1 Coin Program, bearing Fillmore's likeness. A total of 74,480,000 coins were produced.
The Federal budget in 1851 was $54 million.