Copy Letter

Scope and Content

Copy letter from F[rancis] Freeling, General Post Office, to C[hristopher] Saverland esq [surveyor]. The present postal arrangements, the best for all parties, might have continued uninterrupted, but for the opposition of the Earl of Stamford's steward [Isaac Worthington]. He wishes C.S. to write to Lord Stamford, explaining that the G.P.O. favours the existing arrangement, but if the inhabitants refuse to pay the gratuity in aid of the expense now incurred, the G.P.O. will be forced to charge a penny post rate on letters.