THE CLOSED LETTER.
TO THE JBDITOB. Sir,—-Your Mount tiomers correspondent complaint about his report being oloied by the post officials; now that Is totally untrue. His little boy came to thU effioe bringing the report m question/ (whloh he matt have tealed on the way, as three persons oan testify), saying 11 Father says this will go for nothing." It was sent as direoted by the boy, unstamped. As he asked for a shilling's worth oi stamps at same time he oould easily have stamped it If told to dd so, but the rules do not compel a postmaster to fiad stamps for letters sent unstamped, or the Government would soon have to raise the salary of country postmasters Bjfore a charge like this U made It la oleurJy <ha senders duty to deliver letters personally, or entrust them to the,ore of -flotno-reeppaaible partyp not giro them into the hands of a child who would think he was doing perfeotly right by olotlng what he supposed was a letter. It Is vexing to ba blaaciei for othera' oarelena* ness, and as this la not the firat time unfounded oharges have been made 1 shall In future take other means to jastlfy my character as Postmaster.—l am, etc., Thomas Bix, Mount Somera Post Offioo.
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THE CLOSED LETTER., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2050, 30 January 1889
THE CLOSED LETTER. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2050, 30 January 1889
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