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First Public Post letter to Paris (27 January 1636)

On 31 July 1635, by Royal Proclamation of Charles I, the Letter Office (later the Post Office) was established. This letter from less than six months later is among the first sent abroad using the public service. The letter would have taken several days to get to Paris. It has a high rate marking on it as a consequence.