No. 138
21st December 1868
My Lord Duke,
The Postmaster General of this Colony has received from the General Post Office in London a letter dated28thManuscript image 28th of October, in which it is stated that letters posted in England would be forwarded to British Columbia whether prepaid or unpaid. It is suggested that the same course should be followed in the Colony with regard to letters addressed to the United Kingdom.
2. I would beg leave to point out that an adherence to the proposal made by the Duke of Montrose to theTreasuryManuscript image Treasury on the 12th of August 1867, would be much more convenient to the Colony. His Grace proposes that both the Mother Country and the Colony shall keep all the postage they may collect. I understand this to mean compulsory prepayment which saves a great deal of trouble.
I have the honor to be,
My Lord Duke,
Your Grace's most obedient
humble Servant.
Frederick Seymour
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Sir F. Sandford
Altho' the Post Office letter to the Post Master in the Colony dated the 28th Oct: has reached its destination, our despatch of the 3rd Oct: see 10568 has not.
Copy to Post Office for consideration.
CC 3/2
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At once.
FRS 3/2
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Sandford to Secretary to the Post Office, 6 February 1869, forwarding copy of the despatch for consideration.