In 1691, on February 17, Thomas Neale was given the concession to oversee the delivery of mail in the British Colonies. The patent was issued by the joint sovereigns of England, William and Mary. This effectively made him what would now be called the Postmaster General. His Chief Offices were located in New York City. He would continue to have the Patent until 1710 when the British Postal system was extended to the colonies.
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