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On this day, the General Post Office circularised all railway companies a warning against breaching the state monopoly on the carriage of letters.
The FR Co. approached the LNWR, as a major carrier, for advice, and later in August 1887, Spooer was instructed that "letter bags not to be carried for quarry proprietors", which leads to the opinion that this had been a previously normal practice.
A contract, of £30 per year, for the carriage of mail bags was agreed in 1881.