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24. Facility is given to the Post Office in the discharge of its daily duties, and gi'eater security
afforded to the public, by careful attention to the following recommendations : — •
1st. To post all letters, etc., as early as practicable, especially when sent in large numbers.
as is frequently the case with newspapers and circulars. The trouble of the Office
is much diminished if circulars, before being posted, be tied in bundles, with the
addresses all faced one way.
2nd. To make the address legible and complete, giving the name of the post town ; and if
there be more than one town in the kingdom of that name, or if the post town be
not well known, adding the name of the county.
3rd. To see that every letter, newspaper, or other packet sent by post, is securely folded
and fastened. When postage stamps are remitted, they should be enclosed in paper
sufficiently thick to prevent them being seen or felt through the cover.
4th, Never to send money or any other article of value through the post, except either by
means of a money order or in a registered letter.
5th. When complaint is made of letters or newspapers lost, miscarried,- or delayed, to
furnish to the Surveyor-General information, as XDrecise as possible, regarding all the
facts of the case, and to enclose whatever documents may throw light upon it,
6th. To see that every letter contains the full address of the writer, in order to ensure its
due return, if the person to whom it is directed cannot be found.
The Post Office is not responsiljle for any injury which books or other articles forwarded
by post may sustain ; and the public, therefore, should not employ the Post Office for the con-
veyance of anything likely to suffer injury in transit. Neither is the Department responsible
for any loss or inconvenience Avhich may arise from the mis -sending, mis-delivery, loss, etc., of
any letter, postal packet, or parcel.
Any person who, on receiving a surcharged letter, has reason to think that the letter has
1)eeu wrongly taxed, should take it, ^before it has ieen opened, to a post office to be weighed,
and should have its exact weight certified in writing at the post office. The cover should
thereafter be forwarded to the Surveyor-General, with a statement of the matter.

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