January 12, 1915


I beg to forward you herewith, in original, memorandum of date 6th instant form His Excellency the Governor, covering telegram No. 265, if the same date, from the Secretary of State.

I beg to inform you that the Government have directed that all letters and Post Cards, whether unstamped or insufficiently stamped, from troops on Active Service, shall be delivered in Newfoundland 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 on Foreign Services, be forwarded without being stamped.

This practice has been adopted by the Imperial Government and the Government of the Colony think that it should also apply here even though it may entail some loss of revenue. I shall be glad if you will give public notice of this privilege, so that those who have relatives and friends on Active Service may be able to take advantage of the same.

I have the honour to be,
Your obedient servant,

Colonial Secretary

Hon. H.J.B. Woods
Postmaster General.

Source: The Rooms, Provincial Archives, St. John's, NL


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