Salt Spring Island

New Westminster Times
November 26, 1859

We learn that it is contemplated establishing a post office at the above island. The necessity of such a convenience being afforded to the settlers was set forth in our columns as far back as the 24th September, and we are happy to find that steps have been taken to carry out our suggestions at once. Why not let the Justice of the Peace, who is now at San Juan, go to this island? His presence would be of much value to the settlers in many respects, and we presume he is no longer required at San Juan. There certainly ought to be some authority on an island where there are 40 bona fide settlers, and a rapidly increasing number of immigrants, as at Salt Spring.

Source: "Salt Spring Island," New Westminister Times, November 26, 1859

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