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From The Times, April 30th, 1798:


".... The Postmaster General has ordered a daily Post to the town of Great Grimsby, in Lincolnshire, which will prove a great accommodation to his Majesty's ships, to convoys, and Merchant's ships in the Humber. ....."




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From The Times August 1, 1788:

" ... Among other regulations necessary in the Royal Navy is that of conveying letters by his Majesty's packets to the officers and seamen serving abroard, free of expence. During the late war, it is a notorious fact that the Captains of these packets would not deliver their letters without being previously paid for the postage; so that the brave fellows who were supporting the honour, commerce, and navigation of Great Britain had often the mortification (for want of a few shillings) of seeing letters from their dearest connections returned to England ....."

Does anyone else know more about this practice, or even the postal service itself, say, how it worked? Were the captains of these vessels civilians?


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