Letters from P.E.I. - Postal Rates and Routes, 1866

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Transcribed by Dave Hunter, [email protected]

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.

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