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The official district of the Postmaster of Southampton comprehends the town of Southampton, and a circle round it, the radius of which, is about seven or eight miles, and Godshill, Yarmouth, Freshwater, and Wootton in the Isle of Wight. In this district one general post-office and thirty-six receiving-houses are situated, employing a postmaster, eight clerks, one sub-sorter, one stamper, three porters, thirty-six receivers of letters, and thirty letter-carriers and district post messengers. The principal office is situated in Hanover-buildings.
Postmaster—Eobt. Lankester, esq. Chief Clerk—Mr. Wm. Cooper.
Clerks—E. D. Williams, S. Cox, G. Freeman, W. T. Michell.
C. Gregory, W. Hillier, and G. Viney.
Sub-sorter—A. Starling.—Stamper—C. Whitcher.
Porters—T. Penton, J. Colborne, and B. Cave.
Merchants and tradesmen can avail themselves of the use of a private box at the Southampton Office upon payment of one guinea per annum. By this arrangement the greatest facility is afforded for the early delivery of their letters frdm the window.
Names and Residences of Postmen.
Henry Cole ................2], South-front.
John Burgess ............10, North-front, Kingsland-place.
James Walden............3, Upper Portland-terrace.
Henry Burgess............2, Middle North-front, Kingsland-place.
John Godley................12, North-front, Kingsland-place.
J. Johnson ................10, James-stqgpt.
William J. Warne .. 1, Hanover-place.
Thomas Davis ............18, Bevois-street.
North Stoneham, High-field, and Chilworth—||ps. Cole, 7, Cumberland-street. South Stoneham, Swaithling, and Portswood—James Cole, jun., 7, Cumberland-street.
Botley—William Holmes, Howe's Coffee-shop, Canal-walk.
Westend—Henry Aylward, Marshman's-court, Canal-walk. Bursledon—James Gransden, 30, East-street.
Bitterne—G. Towton, Howe's Coffee-shop, Canal-walk.
Weston, Warsash, and Hamble—W. Bryer, Howe's Coffee-shop, Canal-walk. SwanwicTc—Walter Cole, 1, Compton-walk.
Post-office Money Orders.
Money Orders are granted and paid at the office in Hanover-buildings, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. except on Saturdays, when the office remains open until 8 p.m. On Sundays the Money Order Office is closed.
Money Orders must be presented for payment before the second calendar month after that in which they were issued (for instance, if issued in October, they must be presented for payment before the end of December), otherwise it will be necessary to obtain fresh orders, for which a second commission must be paid.
All Money Orders must be presented for payment before the twelfth calendar month after that in which they were issued (for instance, if issued in October, 1849, and not presented before the end of October, 1850, the money will not be paid at all).
After once paying a Money Order, by whomsoever presented, the Post-office will not be liable to any further claim : the public are therefore strictly cautioned—
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