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).
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Postal Reform of 1840
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