The Life of Sir Rowland Hill; And the History of Penny Postage Volume 1

The Life of Sir Rowland Hill; And the History of Penny Postage Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1880 edition. Excerpt: ...of the public; in face of which the Post Office itself could not levy its full penalties. Thus, in the year 1833, though one of the fines incurred was as high as, 1,000, the highest amount actually paid was only 160A Such a seizure had lately been made, bringing to light in a carrier's warehouse one bag containing no less than 1,100 letters. Independently, however, of positive evidence, it was clear that "the vast extent to which the trade of the country had increased during the previous twenty years" (viz., those immediately following the close of the great war with France and the second war with the United States) "must have been attended by a proportionate increase in the amount of mercantile correspondence, while the spread of By statistics published in the Journal of the Society of Arts (Oct. 28th, 1870), it appears that the plan of secondary distribution, (though perhaps not under that name) actually exists in North Germany, concurrently with complete distribution from house to house; and, doubtless, the one arrangement has facilitated and justified the other. "Post Office Reform," second edition, pp. 34 and 83. t Pari. Return, 1834, No. 19. X "Post Office Reform," second edition, p. 83. education and increase of population during the same period must have greatly augmented the correspondence of all kinds." Now it was easy to foresee (though, as will afterwards appear, the very probability was then not merely questioned, but denied) that the proposed reduction to one penny would cause all, or nearly all, this correspondence to pass through the Post Office, which, by its superior organisation and command of means, would render private competition on equal terms altogether futile. I have...show more

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  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 327g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236506227
  • 9781236506221