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MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION.
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Any letter above those dimensions may, although*'fully paid, be detained and opened, or forwarded, at the option of the Postmaster-General.
Letters, when posted, cannot be returned to the writers before they have been sent to where they are addressed.
No dangerous, explosive, or perishable substance—no sharp or pointed instrument—and no vessel containing liquid can be forwarded through the
post.
flames 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^ Sanover-buildings for each Mail.
London Mail (Day)—including bags for Andover-road, Basingstoke, London, Winchester, and Winchfield—the letter-box closes at 8-45 a. m. London (Midday)—London—12-30 p. m. Stamped letters only sent by this mail.
Portsmouth (Day)—Fareham, Gosport, Portsmouth, & Ryde—12-30p.m.
Salisbury (Day)—Romsey and Salisbury—12-30 p.m.
Dorchester—Christchurch, Dorchester, Lymington, Lyndhurst, Poole,
Ringwood, Wareham, Weymouth, and Wimborne—12-45 p. m.
Isle of Wight (Day)—Cowes and Newport—12-45 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, Hartfordbridge, Kingston, London, Staines, Winchester, and Winchfield—10-0 p.m.
^Salisbury (Night)—Romsey and Salisbury—10-0 p. m. ♦Exeter—Dorchester, Exeter, Lymington, Poole, Ringwood, Wareham,
Weymouth, Wimborne—10-0 p. m.
Havre—one hour before the advertised period of sailing.
Portsmouth (Night)—Bishop's Waltham, Chichester, Emsworth, Fare-
ham, Gosport, Havant, Portsmouth—1-0 a.m.
Isle of Wight (Night)—Cowes, Godshill, Newport, Ryde, and Yentnor —1-0 a. m.
Local Deliveries—Beaulieu, Fawley, Hythe, Marchwood, Millbrook.
Nursling, Redbridge, Shirley, Totton—1-0 a.m.
Local Delivery—Shirley—1-30 p. m.
Local Deliveries—Bitterne, Botley, Bursledon, Hamble, Itchen, Stone-ham, Swanwick, West End—-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 Mil-brook-road. To all persons Hying 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.
.e. Post-office, in Hanover-buildings, is open for paid letters and official enquiries, from 7 a. m. to 11 p. m.; on Sundays, however, it is closed from W a. m. to 5 p. m.
• Letters, &c. for these mails may be
osted at the office window until 10-30
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*oy of the mails after 11 p. m.
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