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Auction: 23027 - Stamps and Covers of Great Britain
Lot: 2044

Great Britain
Postal History
The Herbert Joyce Family Archive
1796 (6-8 December) "The London Chronicle", including "General Post Office, Wednesday 7th. Dec. 1796. The Post boy carrying the North Mail from Warrington to Chester, was stopt on Monday evening the 5th. Instant, between Seven and Eight o'Clock, within a Mile of Chester, by a Man on Foot, who took from him the Mail, containing the Manchester, Warrington, and Frodsham Bags of Letters.
The Robber was dressed in a blue Jacket, and white Trowsers, and had an Oil Case Cover to his Hat.
Whoever shall apprehend and convict, or cause to be apprehended and convicted, the Person who committed the said Robbery, will be entitled to a Reward of TWO HUNDRED POUNDS over and above the Reward given by Act of Parliament for apprehending Highwayman... ":

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