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lished at a very early period. Ilerodotus informs us that in Persia, men nnd horses were stat'ioned by the monarch at certain distances along the road for the Lransmission of News. A simular regulation was ostablishcd in Romo by Auguslus, under iho namo of cumia ptiblicus. Postswere established for tlie first lime in Modern Europe, in 1477, by Louis XI. [t waa very natural to have a box at each snd of this post route, and at different joints on the way, wlucjb was subsequenty expanded into a post office. There ivere post viastcrs long before post offices vero eslablished; bt:t théir duties were lo Vivnidti nncf.linrsrs insfp.'ifl of Irllcrs. In10:35, Charles I esíabüshed n loííer office for England and Scptland, nnd tho postmasters yore to fi:rnísh horses lor the íonvevanco of the letters nt n mile. In 1649 a post-olfiee or estnbühhifir.t Cor the weekly conveyance of letters to all paris of the kingdotn, was estabüshed, with nn mmediate saving of nbout L7,000 a year oii account of postmasters! - In 1657, tho Post Office was established nearly on its present footing ín England, nnd the ratos of postage ihat '.vere then fixed, wero continued to the reign of Queen Anno. The letters now despatched from London avorage about 40,000 a iuyl-Ch. Cit. (TJIn Micliigan ore 2U.753 pfr,oiia beiweon 1 nnd 16 years old, wlio did not %o to ch-xl !:iEt yrn". I