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mail-coach

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Mail-coach a.k.a. Mail coach: In Great Britain, the mail coach or post coach was a horse-drawn carriage that carried mail deliveries, from 1784. In Ireland, the first mail coach began service from Dublin in 1789. The coach was drawn by four horses and had seating for four passengers inside. Further passengers were later allowed to sit outside with the driver. The mail was held in a box to the rear, where a Royal Mail post office guard stood.

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Google previewThe British encyclopedia, or, Dictionary of arts and sciences (1809)

by William Nicholson

Every mail-coach, So soon as it arrives in town, is sent to the Overseer and Contractor at Mill-Bank, Westminster, where it is strictly examined, the screws tightened, axles greased, and every precaution taken to guard against accident. Coaches ...

Google previewThe British Encyclopedia (1809)

Or, Dictionary of Arts and Sciences. Comprising an Accurate and Popular View of the Present Improved State of Human Knowledge by William Nicholson

Every mail-coach, so soon as it arrives in town, is sent to the Overseer and Contractor at Mill-Bank, Westminster, where it is strictly examined, the screws tightened, axles greased, and every precaution taken to guard against accident. CoAches ...

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