Postal Moneys Used for War

In 1799, Prime Minister Sir William Pit, used the Post Office as a source of revenue at the start of the Napoleonic Wars. He paid for arms, ships and supplies with Post Office profits (Browne 40).


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

Bibliography