18th June 1859

Corporal Whitmore of the Hussars posting continues.

Post Office
Queenborough, BC
18th June, 1859

Sir,

I have the honor to state that owning to the great increase of the population of this place, it is a considerable detriment to, and interruption of business, that Corporal Whitmore, 15th Hussars, Assistant Post Master, is obliged to proceed to the camp with letters upon the arrival of each Steamer from Victoria.

I therefore beg leave to suggest that Sergeant Bridgeman who has been appointed as Post Master Sergeant for the Camp, may be instructed to call at this Office for letters upon each arrival of Steamers from Victoria.

I have the honor to be,
Spaulding, JP

Note: Whitmore living in New Westminster, appears to be too busy in his new position, to be taken away from his post for the 3 mile return march to the camp.