To give the sack to

to discharge, or be discharged, from employment; to jilt, or be jilted.

See also: Sack

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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A stranger leaves a sack of money in a bank in Hadleyburg, with a note instructing the cashier to give the sack to the person who makes a certain remark; secret letters then come to nineteen prominent townsmen, telling them the supposed remark.