Its Public Affairs

Its Public Affairs

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1909 edition. Excerpt: ...of the WVest Essa post office. And again, in October of the same year, the Council asked for a post office at Mr. Nulty's Mills (Creemore) on the Fourth Line of Nottawasaga, and another at Cookstown, their requests being duly granted. Some of the customs and practices of later times than those just described strike us as a little singular, or they would be so if in vogue nowadays in the distribution of mail matter. For example, "Squire" Benjamin Ross, the postmaster of Innisfil post office in the fifties and later, wore to church at St. Paul's every Sunday a tall plug hat and always had it crowded full of letters, etc. for those people who attended public worship at the place. He lived nearly four miles south of the church, and this plugful of letters carried thus far on their way was a step for the accommodation of the settlers, whatever may be said of it in the way of strict Sabbath observance. The practice of Wearing letters to church every Sunday in the top of a tall beaver hat is probably now obsolete. In 1851, the transfer took place of the Postal Department from Imperial control to that of Canada, the first Canadian PostmasterGeneral having been the Hon. James Morris. Up to this time the revenues from postal arrangements in Canada (if there were any) had gone to Downing Street. The Imperial Government's surrender of the revenue to the provinces of Canada at this time, in exchange for the civil list, had been a subject of much negotiation for some time. With the placing of postal affairs under Canadian management, improvements came more rapidly than before, and it would be impossible for us to follow the subject through all its bearings, and in every part of the county, sufficient having been said for...
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  • Paperback | 102 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 195g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236872002
  • 9781236872005