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GOVERNMENT DIRECTORY.
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Names of Mails, and of Towns for which Letter-bags are made up in Southampton, with the Time for closing the Box at the Post-office in Hammer-buildings for each Mail.
London Mail (Day)—including bags for Andover-road, Basingstoke, London, Winchester, and Winchfield—the letter-box closes at 8.30 a.m.
London (Mid-day)—London—2.30 p.m.
Dorchester — Christchurch, Dorchester, Lymington, Lyndhurst, Poole Ringwood, Wareham, Weymouth, and Wimborne—1 p.m. '
Isle of Wight (Day)—Cowes, Newport, and Yentnor—1 p.m.
Channel Islands—Guernsey and Jersey—10.0 p.m., on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
•London (Night)—Andover-road, Bagshot, Basingstoke, Chertsey, Esher, Farnham, Guildford, Kingston, London, Staines, Winchester, and Winch-field—10.0 p.m.
♦Salisbury (Night)—Romsey and Salisbury—10.0 p.m.
•Exeter—Dorchester, Exeter, Lymington, Plymouth, Poole, Ringwood, i| Wareham, Weymouth, and Wimborne—10.0 p.m.
Havre—one hour before the advertised period of sailing.
Portsmouth (Night)—Bishop's Waltham, Chichester, Emsworth, Fareham' Gosport, Havant, and Portsmouth—1.0 a.m.
Isle of Wight (Night)—Cowes, Godshill, Newport, Ryde, Ventnor, Yarmouth, and Wootton—1.0 a.m.
Local Deliveries—Beaulieu, Fawley, Hythe, Marchwood, Millbrook, Nursling, Redbridge, Shirley, and Totton,—1.0 a.m.
Local Delivery—Shirley—1 p.m.
Local Deliveries—Bitterne, Botley, Bursledon, Hamble, Itchen, Sholing, Stoneham, Swanwick, and Westend—4.30 a.m.
The Free Delivery is bounded by the Southampton Water, Itchen River, milestones on Bevois Hill and in the Avenue, Park-house in Hill-lane, Summerly-house, in Romsey-lane, and Freemantle-cottage on the Millbrook-road. To all persons living within that boundary there is a delivery of letters three times a-day, commencing at 7 a.m. in the months of March, April, May, June, July, August, September, and October—7-30 a.m. in November, December, January, and February—at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. throughout the year, provided the mails are sorted in time.
The Post-office, in Hanover-buildings, is open during the week for the sale of stamps, for|paid foreign letters, and official enquiries, from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.; and on Sundays, from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. No attendance whatever is given at the office window after 10 a.m. on Sundays, and after 10 p.m. during the week.
•Letters, &c., for these mails may be posted in the too-late letter-box, until 11 p.m., by affixing an additional stamp. No letters, &c., can be sent by any mail that is about to be despatched after the box closes.
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