Posted by Caroline on August 06, 1997 at 17:35:40:
In reply to Frank you both very much posted by Sherry on August 06, 1997 at 15:13:21
] ] ] ] 1- What does it mean "to be franked"? Is it a tip or a present?
] I think I knew it had to do with that but it is used so oddly in this diary I am reading. The diary is of a Parson Woodforde and he says on a journey to Bath , two young gentlemen on their way home from school join the coach and ride on top.
I haven't read Parson Woodforde in twenty years! Thanks for reminding me of him! But that gives me another thought- maybe he paid their bill? and that's what he meant by franking!What do you think?
] They all dine together at the Inn and then he franks them.
] So I guess he paid for their letters. Seems odd to do that for someone you just meet. I guess it would be a little kindness or gift in that respect. Anyway--------thank you!
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