Mail

The first mail processed in the new colony were the letters of Laperouse, given to Governor Phillip on February 7 :  ‘ By Alexander, under care of Lieutenant Shortland, agent for the transports… is likewise charged with a box of letters from Monsieur La Perouse for the French Ambassador’.  Lieutenant Shortland sailed from Sydney for England on the convict transport Alexander in company with Friendship on 14 July 1788.  See link and details this link

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