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Messenger Service

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The Messenger Service was the system used in the Shire for its inhabitants to communicate with each other. By this way, along with the Quick Post (which was probably a part of the Service), letters and news was passed between the four Farthings.

The office of the Mayor, in his capacity as Postmaster, was responsible for its efficiency.[1]


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, "Prologue", "Of the Ordering of the Shire"