Transcribed by Dave Hunter, firstname.lastname@example.org
From a recently purchased issue of the Patriot, Saturday, June 2, 1866. This is a rare issue, and will be donated to the PEI Archives when various transcriptions are completed.
The Patriot, Saturday, June 2, 1866
Mails - Summer Arrangement.
The Mails for the United Kingdom, the neighboring Provinces, United States, &c., will, until further notice, be made up and forwarded from the General Post Office, Charlottetown, as follows -
-For Canada, New Brunswick, and the United States, via Shediac, every Monday evening, at 8 o'clock, and every Friday morning, at 8 o'clock.
-For Nova Scotia, via Pictou, every Monday and Thursday morning at 9, and via Brule, every Wednesday and Friday evening at 8 o'clock.
-Mails for Great Britain, Newfoundland, and the West Indies, every alternate Wednesday evening at 8 o'clock, as follows:
Wednesday, May 9
Wednesday, Aug 1
Wednesday, May 23
Wednesday, Aug 15
Wednesday, June 6
Wednesday, Aug 29
Wednesday, June 20
Wednesday, Sep 12
Wednesday, July 4
Wednesday, Sep 26
Wednesday, July 18
Wednesday, Oct 10
L. C. Owen, Postmaster General
Gen. Post Office, Charlottetown, May 1, 1866
Alteration in Scale for Rating Letters:
On and after this date the mode of Charging Letters uniformly by half ounces will be applicable to letters addressed to the following places, viz:-
Great Britain and Ireland, Newfoundland, Sierra Leone, Gambia, Gold Coast, Lagos, Foreign Ports on West Coast of Africa, Falkland Islands
Gibraltar, Malta, and Egypt - via Southampton
Hong Kong and Labuan Ports in China and Japan - via Southampton or Marseilles - as under:
For Letters under 1/2 ounce, 1 rate
For Letters under 1 ounce, 2 rates
For Letters under 1 1/2 ounce, 3 rates
For Letters under 2/2 ounce, 4 rate
L.C. Owen, Postmaster General.
General Post Office, Charlottetown, Feb. 10, 1866.