In the Eighteenth Century
for London; as Bags are made up, and Accounts kept respectively.
Letters for any Part of England, must pass through London, except to those Places which are mentioned under, and are in the Delivery of
The Cross Post,
Which sets out every Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday Morning, immediately after the Mail's Arrival from London, for, and arrives at the following Places the same Evening, viz. A Bye-bag is made up the same Evening, for Tunbridge, Sevenoaks, and Bromley Letters for which Places, and the Villages in their Neighbourhood, are within the Cross-Post Delivery, therefore will be delivered without first going to London, or paying otherwise then for Bye, or Cross-Post Letters.
To trace the further development of the coach-service is unnecessary. It was admirably conducted until the railway ran from London to " The Wells," when, of course, it gradually died out as the regular mode of conveyance, and was used only by those who