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Canadian Postal Guide by Canada. Post Office Dept.

CANADIAN POSTAL GUIDE:

CONTAINING THE

CHIEF REGULATIONS OF THE POST OFFICE,

THE RATES OF POSTAGE,

EVERY INFORMATION IN REGARD TO MONEY ORDERS,

COMPILED BY JOHN DEWE, POST OFFICE INSPECTOR.

Published with the permission of the Postmaster General.

[Illustration: Coat of arms]

PRICE 25 CENTS.

TORONTO: R. & A. MILLER, 62, KING STREET; AND 60, ST. FRANCOIS XAVIER STREET, MONTREAL. AND FOR SALE AT THE BOOK STORES.

1863.

TORONTO:

PRINTED BY LOVELL AND GIBSON, YONGE STREET.

Reprinted 1966

DEV-SCO PUBLICATIONS LIMITED 2345 MONTEE ST. AUBIN CHOMEDEY, LAVAL, P.Q.

This Canadian Postal Guide is being reprinted with the hope that Postal Historians and Collectors of Canadian stamps will benefit greatly from the information contained therein.

CHARLES P. DEVOLPI

PREFACE.

The principal object of this little work is the dissemination of information in regard to the Canadian Postal Service. It is published with the kind permission of the Postmaster General, and it is hoped will be useful to the public as well as conducive to the interests of the Post Office.

The short and imperfect sketch of the progress of the post office in Canada, which has been compiled from authentic sources, will be found interesting. It extends over a period of one hundred years, and serves to mark a rapidity of improvement which, in a country purely agricultural, has seldom been surpassed.

As the regulations of the post office are subject to constant change, it is proposed to issue new editions of the Canadian Postal Guide, revised and corrected to the latest date, half-yearly, or yearly, as circumstances may appear to require.

Toronto, January, 1863.

CONTENTS.

Page

A Few Facts about the Post Office in Canada 9

Chief Officers of the Department at Quebec 15

Post Office Inspectors 15

Postal Divisions 16

RULES AND REGULATIONS: Officers 17 Post Office 17 Office Hours 18 Mails 18 Rates of Postage on Letters 19 Soldiers' and Seamen's Letters 20 Rates of Postage on Newspapers 21 Periodical Publications 24 Book Post 25 Printed Papers, Prices Current, Hand Bills, &c. 26 Printed Votes and Proceedings of the Imperial Parliament and Colonial Legislatures 27 Parcel Post 27 Franking and Free Letters 28 Abating and Refunding Postage 28 Undelivered and Dead Letters 29 Registration 30 Postage Stamps 30 Money Orders 31


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