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- Free Franking Privilege during American Revolutionary period was a legacy of British system of free franking started by British House of Commons in 1660 and applied to Colonial America and continued by the newly independent Continental Congress of America
- Free franking privilege to both the Continental Congress and State Government officials as well as to the Continental and State military officers was essential for timely communications between government and military officials including state militia.
- Free franking was signified by following markings:
- On His Majesty’s Service
- On Public Service or Public Service