January 12, 1915


Referring to Your Excellency’s memorandum of date 6th instant, covering Telegram 265, of same date, from the Secretary of State, I have the honour to intimate that Ministers have directed the Postmaster General here to authorize delivery in Newfoundland of all letters and Post Cards, whether unstamped or insufficiently stamped from troops on Active Service, free of charge.

It has also been ordered that letters and Post Cards to our troops on Active Service in Great Britain or (through the agency of the General Post Office in Great Britain) to our troops in Foreign Service, be forwarded without being stamped.

The Postmaster General has been instructed to notify the General Public of this provision and I shall be glad if Your Excellency will also inform the Secretary of State of the same.

I have the honour to be,
Your Excellency’s obedient servant,

Colonial Secretary

His Excellency
Sir Walter R. Davidson, K.C.M.G.,
Etc., etc., etc.,


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