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Postal History of Canada

/\ French Control 1608-July 1763
In 1608, the first French settlement was established at the Indian village of Stadacona (present day Quebec) by Samuel de Champlain. Montreal was founded in 1642 by Maisonneuve. The communications between these two settlements was by river, or less frequently by Indian trail.

/\ Military Postal Service 1759-1763
The British occupied Quebec on Sept 13, 1759. On Sept 8, 1760, Wolfe defeated Montcalm at Montreal. A Postal Service was established almost immediately. The Military Postal Service functioned between Quebec and Montreal and Montreal and Albany until the establishment of the civil government in 1763.



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