Salt Spring Island Mail

March 14, 1865

Mr. Dennis, member for the district of Salt Spring Island and Chemainus, had an interview yesterday with His Excellency the Governor, at three p.m. accompanied by Mr. Mallandaine and Mr. Begg who had just returned from the island, and presented a petition from the settlers praying for an alteration in the system of delivering the letters at present adopted. The Fideliter, it appears, only calls on the inside of the island, and the petitioners, who reside on the north side, or Begg's settlement, are almost entirely cut off from mail facilities. His Excellency promised to attend to the request now again brought before him for postal facilities, promising that he was convinced of the extreme importance of regular communication as facilitating settlement.

Source: "Salt Spring Island Mail," The British Colonist, March 14, 1865

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