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The History of the Post Office, from Its Establishment Down to 1836
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The History of the Post Office from Its Establishment Down to 1836
Herbert Joyce,Richerd Bently New and Son
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Page 291 - Packhorses were then in general use for conveying merchandise, and the prevailing manner of travelling was on horseback.
Page 291 - In the same town, when the population was about 2,000 persons, there was only one carpet, the floors of rooms were sprinkled with sea-sand, and there was not a single silver fork." " At that time, when our colonial possessions were very limited, our army and navy on a small scale, and...
Page 186 - Let humble Allen, with an awkward shame, Do good by stealth, and blush to find it fame.
Page 397 - Majesty that his Majesty will be graciously pleased to give directions that the remains of the right hon. William Pitt be interred at the public charge, and that a monument be erected in the Collegiate Church of St. Peter, Westminster, to the memory of that...
Page 216 - ... prescribed by the Act of 1784 with those of 1765 is given in Herbert Joyce's ' History of the Post Office ' (p. 216). The same Act imposed, or sought to impose, additional restrictions upon franking. Some concessions were made to members of Parliament as to weight, etc. As part of the subscription however, were now to be given the full date of the letter, the day, the month and the year all in the member's handwriting; and the letter was to be posted on the date which the superscription bore....
Page 28 - ... and to discover and prevent many dangerous and wicked designs which have been and are daily contrived against the peace and welfare of this commonwealth, the intelligence whereof cannot well be communicated but by letter of escript.
Page 130 - Besides this excellent convenience of conveying letters and men on horse-back, there is of late such an admirable commodiousness, both for men and women of better rank, to travel from London to almost any town of England, and to almost all the villages near this great city, that the like...
Page 291 - I have heard my mother relate, that when she was a girl there was only one cart in the town of Penzance, and that if a carriage occasionally appeared in the streets it attracted universal attention.
Page 144 - General l>e adjudged necessary and convenient, and to demand, have, receive, and take the same rates and sums for the postage and conveyance by the carriage called the Penny Post established and settled within the cities of London and Westminster and borough of Southwark and parts adjacent.