No. 78
20 January 1859
Sir,
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your Circular Letter of the 30th September 1858, upon the subject of Letters upon the Military Service of the Imperial Government passing through Colonial Post Offices free ofManuscript imageof charge.
2. With reference thereto I would beg to inform you that hitherto no Colonial postage has been charged upon any Letters upon Her Majesty's Service, and care will be taken to guard against any regulation being hereafter introduced which would levy postage upon such letters.
I have etc.
James Douglas
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Merivale
The Governor reports that no Colonial Postage has hitherto been charged on Letters on H.M.'s Service and that care will be taken that no such charge shall be made on such letters hereafter. Put by?
WH 16 March
HM Mh 16
C Mch 17
Douglas, James to Lytton, Edward George Earle Bulwer 20 January 1859, CO 60:4, no. 2739, 77. The Colonial Despatches of Vancouver Island and British Columbia 1846-1871, Edition 2.2, ed. James Hendrickson and the Colonial Despatches project. Victoria, B.C.: University of Victoria. https://bcgenesis.uvic.ca/B59078.html.

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