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First published 1986 (DOST Vol. VI).

Postage, -adge, n. [e.m.E., in this sense 1654, in other senses 1590.] a. The postal service between two places or generally. b. The charge for sending a letter by the postal service (Post n.2); the revenue arising by this means. — 1674 Aberd. Council Lett. V 313.
Bot after Mertinmes 1676 it is in the power of the postmaster generall to alter the postadges so that the post of Aberdein goes no furder then Stonhyve
1686 Reg. Privy C. 3 Ser. XII 404.
For ye know I am not wanting to pey the postage of them [letters sent]
Ib. XIII 26.
[The Aberdeen post-master's malversations such that] the postadge upon the road from Aberdeen to Edinburgh wes very near given over and slighted

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