footpost

footpost

(ˈfʊtˌpəʊst)
n
1. (Communications & Information) post or messages delivered on foot
2. a person who delivers post or messages on foot
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It was proverbial that `the country-gentlewoman's pleasure is the drudgery of a footpost; and she requires as much airing as her husband's horses'.
In 1731, Sarah Gilbert, upholsterer, charged for altering a crimson damask bed in the Duke of Cumberland's new apartment at St James's: 'For new Covering the Pedestalls to the base Moldings and Covering the Footposts': NA LC9/288, No.