Telephone subscribers may also obtain the services of an express messenger by telephoning to the nearest post office connected with the exchange.
Bagration knew that as the distance between the two flanks was more than six miles, even if the messenger were not killed (which he very likely would be), and found the commander-in-chief (which would be very difficult), he would not be able to get back before evening.
Have just this moment received by special messenger very joyful news--if it's not false.
Send by special messenger to Usvyazh.
When he awoke next morning the major-domo came to inform him that a special messenger, a police officer, had come from Count Rostopchin to know whether Count Bezukhov had left or was leaving the town.