London Penny Post

By 1670, six national post roads carried mail in and out of London. Within the City, merchants used a private Penny Post system set up in 1680, which would hand-deliver letters to recipients at home, at work, or in the coffee house. Merchants loved the convenient Penny Post service in London. Originally a private enterprise, the King's brother forced its closure in 1682, then reopened the service as part of the Royal Mail.

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