Post riders of yore

John Saunders, who carried newspapers and mail from Hartford to Litchfield, had enough of the merciless job and gave notice in April 1794.

“For the want of health and money the subscriber is obliged to resign the benefits of Post-riding after this number, into the hands of Mr. Jonathan Woodworth of Litchfield,” Saunders said in a notice published in the Hartford Courant for April 28, 1794.

Saunders asked that his customers settle up.

Full text available to premium subscribers only. Log in or Create an account.

Once you've created an account, you will be given a free 30-day subscription to the site where you can view all content unrestricted. After 30 days, you can extend your account by purchasing a subscription.

If you are already a print subscriber, click here to give us your contact information, and we will confirm your active subscription and give you a password to access the website.