ANDERSON BAY POST OFFICE.
TO THE EDITOR. Sir,—Permit me to correct & grossly untrue implication contained in a letter in Tuesday’s Star over the signature of “ Pro Bono Publico”—viz., that “the post office has been established solely for the benefit of Mr Lee.”^ The writer is either quite ignorant of what he is writing about, or, worse still, animated by unseemly spleen against one of the most worthy public men of this district. If it is at all necessary that the responsibility be fixed upon any individual for the boon which has been granted, I will take it, and can adduce ample evidence that I originated the movement—not only to benefit myself, but a wide district suffering great inconvenience in that our letters were not only delayed by the invidious delivery by postmen to a moiety of favored householders, but that we, who are equally taxed in support of the service, were thrown upon the kindly offices of private persons to take delivery for us. _ If the misnomer “ Pro Bono Publico” will sink his animosity for a moment and project his judgment forwards, say five years, and ask himself what would then be thought of any agitation to abolish the post office (which was impartially serving the whole district with an early delivery at a central place, where all can get such free from obligation) and revert to a late delivery, so that thirty persons could have personal delivery, and all others to get whom they could to take their mail matter, perhaps his screechings will cease.—l am, etc.,
Thomas J. Milnes, Anderson Bay, October 10.
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ANDERSON BAY POST OFFICE., Evening Star, Issue 8035, 11 October 1889
ANDERSON BAY POST OFFICE. Evening Star, Issue 8035, 11 October 1889
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