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John the Footman in Pamela

By Samuel Richardson

John the Footman

A servant at the Bedfordshire estate, he is initially responsible for delivering Pamela's letters to her parents. Pamela thinks he's a great guy until she discovers that he has been passing all of her letters by Mr. B before delivering them. He's super remorseful about it, though, so he then tries to advocate for Pamela, which gets Mr. B ticked off at him. However, he too is eventually forgiven and hired back at the end of the novel, once Pamela and Mr. B have decided they're actually in love.