Mail Carriers

In 1801, Post Office Secretary Francis Freeling recruited carriers to deliver directly to people's homes in London so that more value was obtained for higher postal charges (Browne 41). Six open-sided "Accelerate" omnibuses transported mail carriers from St. Martin's-le-Grand, where the mail was sorted and inspected, to their London delivery routes (Browne 41).


Introduction

Rates and Terms

Mail Carriers

Mail Coaches

Mail Guards

Franking

Postal Moneys Used for War

Postal Reform of 1840

Austen's Style

Quotes from Austen's Characters

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