Britain, Parliamentary Papers on the Post Office, Sessions 1800 - 1809
See also, John Palmer's postal reforms, Bank Post Bills, Forgery of bank notes.



Introductory Notes

Indexes to Parliamentary Reports and Papers relating to the Post Office and Postage: 1735-1839.
1840 (10) XLII.1.



1600's

Charles I, 1625-1649, Royal Proclamations
Acts and Ordinances of the Interregnum, 1642-1660 1660, 12 Charles II c. 35, An Act erecting and establishing a post-office (link, link, link)

1663, 15 Charles II c. 14, An act for settling the profits of the post office, and power of granting wine licences, on his royal highness the duke of York and the heirs males of his body (link, title only; link; link, transcribed)
1670, 22 & 23 Charles II c. 18, An act for explaining of a proviso contained in an act, intituled, An act for settling the profits of the post office, and power of granting wine licenses, on his royal the duke of York and the heirs males of his body (link, title only; link; link, transcribed)
1 James II c. 12, more details needed




1700's

1706, 5 & 6 Anne c. 4, An Act for settling upon John Duke of Marlborough and his Posterity, a Pension of five thousand Pounds per Annum, for the more honourable Support of their Dignities, in like Manner as his Honours and Dignities, and the Honour and Manor of Woodstock, and House of Bleinheim, are already limited and settled (link)
1710, 9 Anne c. 10 [or c. 11], An Act for establishing a General Post Office for all Her Majesties Dominions, and for settling a weekly Sum out of the Revenues thereof for the Service of the War and other Her Majesties Occasions (link, link).

9 Anne c. 15, 16, Stamps

1712, 10 Anne c. 19, Newspaper Duty, Almanac Duty, Advertisement Duty, Paper Duty, etc.
Post-Office Revenue.  Franking.  Report from the Committee to whom the Copy of His Majesty's Warrant, whereby Letters are permitted to pass free from the Duty payable upon Post Letters, was referred; April 16, 1735. George III became King on 25 Oct. 1760, with the death of George II.

Post-Office Revenue.  Franking.  Report from Committee on the Frauds and Abuses in Relation to the Sending or Receiving of Letters and Parcels free from Postage, etc.; March 28, 1764.
1765, 5 George III c. 25, An Act to alter certain Rates of Postage, and to amend, explain, and enlarge, several Provisions in an Act made in the Ninth Year of the Reign of Queen Anne, and in other Acts relating to the Revenue of the Post Office (link).

1767, 7 George III c. 50, An Act for amending certain Laws relating to the Revenue of the Post Office, ... (link)

Report from Post Office Committee, on abuses and corruption in the Post Office; 23 May 1787.
Coms. of Inquiry into Fees and Emoluments received in Public Offices:
Reports of the commissioners appointed by act 25 Geo. III. cap. 19. to enquire into the fees, gratuities, perquisites, and emoluments, which are or have been lately received in the several public offices therein mentioned.
1806 (309) VII.1, 909 p.; PDF [ProQuest]
Sixth Report from the Select Committee on Finance, Collection of the Public Revenue, Stamp Office, dated 19 July 1797, 45 p.
Seventh Report from the Select Committee on Finance, Collection of the Public Revenue, Post Office, dated 19 July 1797, 45 p.
Twenty-third Report from the Select Committee on Finance, The Public Revenue for the year 1797, 337 p.



Session 1796-97, 27 September 1796 - 20 July 1797

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18th Parliament of Great Britain, 1st Session, 37 George III


Session 1797-98, 2 November 1797 - 29 June 1798

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18th Parliament of Great Britain, 2nd Session, 38 George III



Session 1798-99, 20 November 1798 - 12 July 1799

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18th Parliament of Great Britain, 3rd Session, 39 George III



Session 1799-1800, 24 September 1799 - 29 July 1800

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18th Parliament of Great Britain, 4th Session, 39 & 40 George III



Session 1800, 11 November - 31 December
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18th Parliament of Great Britain, 5th Session, 41 George III (GB)



Session 1801, 22 January - 2 July, 7 volumes
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1st Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, 1st Session, 41 George III (UK)
Acts
Bill for more effectually preventing Forgery of Bank Notes, and Promissory Notes, Post Bills and Bills of Exchange.
A bill for the more effectually preventing the forgery of bank notes, and other promissory notes, bank post bills, and bills of exchange.
1801 (27) I.83, 8 p.; PDF [ProQuest]

Bill for more effectually preventing Forgery of Bank Notes, Bills of Exchange and Post Bills.
A bill for the more effectually preventing the forgery of bank notes, bank bills of exchange, and bank post bills.
1801 (35) I.111, 6 p.; PDF [ProQuest]

Bill for more effectually preventing Forgery of Bank Notes, Bills of Exchange and Post Bills (as amended by Committee).
A bill [as amended by the committee] for the more effectually preventing the forgery of bank notes, bank bills of exchange, and bank post bills.
1801 (53) I.125, 6 p.; PDF [ProQuest]

Bill for better Prevention of Forgery of Notes and Bills of Exchange of Persons carrying on Business of Bankers.
A bill for the better prevention of the forgery of the notes and bills of exchange of persons carrying on the business of bankers.
1801 (61) I.143, 4 p.; PDF [ProQuest]

Bill for better Prevention of Forgery of Notes and Bills of Exchange of Persons carrying on Business of Bankers.
A bill for the better prevention of the forgery of the notes and bills of exchange of persons carrying on the business of bankers.
1801 (72) I.173, 4 p.; PDF [ProQuest]

Bill for better Prevention of Forgery of Notes and Bills of Exchange of Persons carrying on Business of Bankers (as amended by Committee).
A bill [as amended by the committee] for the better prevention of the forgery of the notes and bills of exchange of persons carrying on the business of bankers.
1801 (90) I.243, 4 p.; PDF [ProQuest]

Accounts relating to Customs, Excise, Stamp Duties and Post Office of Ireland; Abstract of Appropriated Duties; State of Establishment and Charges for Government of Ireland, and State of National Account.
Accounts, presented to the House of Commons, respecting that part of the United Kingdom called Ireland.
1801 (22) V.183, 34 p.; PDF [ProQuest]
http://www.dippam.ac.uk/eppi/documents/8270

Account of Produce of Stamp Duties in England and Scotland, and Cash received on English and Irish Lotteries, 1800.
Accounts, presented to the House of Commons, respecting the stamp duties of Great Britain.
1801 (91) VI.637, 22 p.; PDF [ProQuest]

Account of Produce of Duties of Customs, Excise, Stamps and Incidents.
Accounts, presented to the House of Commons, from the Treasury, respecting the produce of the duties of customs, excise, stamps, and incidents, for one year, ending the fifth day of January, 1801: &c. &c.
1801 (103) VI.661, 20 p.; PDF [ProQuest]



Session 1801-02, 29 October 1801 - 28 June 1802, 7 volumes

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1st Parliament of the UK, 2nd Session, 42 George III
Acts



Session 1802-03, 16 November 1802 - 12 August 1803, 10 volumes

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2nd Parliament of the UK, 1st Session, 43 George III
Bill to amend Act for granting Stamp Duties on certain Medicines.
A bill to amend an act, passed in the forty-second year of the reign of His Present Majesty, intituled,"an act to repeal an act, passed in the twenty-fifth year of the reign of His Present Majesty, for granting stamp duties on certain medicines, and for charging other duties in lieu thereof; and for making effectual provision for the better collection of the said duties."
1802-03 (93) I.337, 6 p.; PDF [ProQuest]



Session 1803-04, 22 November 1803 - 31 July 1804, 13 volumes

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2nd Parliament of the UK, 2nd Session, 44 George III
Debates, Hansard
1803-04 (86) Post Bills

Accounts relating to Payments into Treasury of Ireland from Ordinary Revenues, Funded Debt, and Balances of Stamps and Post Office Revenues.
Accounts, presented to the House of Commons, respecting the payments into the Treasury, the funded debt, the stamp-office balances, and, the post-office balances, of Ireland.
1803-04 (162) VIII.841, 8 p.; PDF [ProQuest]
http://www.dippam.ac.uk/eppi/documents/8344

Account of gross Produce of Stamp Duties, 1803.
An account of the gross produce of the stamp duties, for the year ended the 5th January 1804; distinguishing, as far as possible, the amount arising from each document, article, instrument, or thing, on which the duty attaches.
1803-04 (174) VIII.901, 10 p.; PDF [ProQuest]



Session 1805, 15 January - 12 July, 11 volumes

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2nd Parliament of the UK, 3rd Session, 45 George III
Debates, Hansard
1805 (34)

Bill to amend Act for amending Laws for improving Post Roads in Ireland, and for rendering Conveyance of Letters by H.M. Post Office more expeditious.
(Ireland.) A bill to amend an act, made in the Parliament of Ireland, in the thirty-second year of His Present Majesty, and for more effectually improving and keeping in repair the post roads in Ireland; and for rendering the conveyance of letters by His Majesty's Post Office more secure and expeditious.
1805 (97) I.391, 16 p.; PDF [ProQuest]
http://www.dippam.ac.uk/eppi/documents/8360

Bill to extend provisions of Laws for Punishment of Forgery of Bank Notes, Bills of Exchange and Securities to United Kingdom.
A bill to alter and extend the provisions of the laws now in force for the punishment of the forgery of bank notes, bills of exchange, and other securities, to every part of the United Kingdom.
1805 (178) I.805, 6 p.; PDF [ProQuest]

Account of Number of Stamps on Licenses for killing Game in Ireland, 1801-04.
(Ireland.) Stamps on licences for killing game, from January 1801 to January 1805; &c.
1805 (133) VI.539, 2 p.; PDF [ProQuest]
http://www.dippam.ac.uk/eppi/documents/8397

Account of Balances in hands of Receiver General of Post Office, 1793-1805.
An account of the balances remaining with the Receiver General of the Post Office, on the 5th day of January, the 5th day of March, the 5th day of April, the 5th day of June, the 5th day of July, the 5th day of September, the 5th day of October, and the 5th day of December; from the year 1793 inclusive, to the 5th April last (1805); in the hands of John Mortlock, Esquire, Receiver General of the Post Office.
1805 (209) IX.185, 4 p.; PDF [ProQuest]

Statement of Balances in hands of Receiver General of Stamp Duties, 1793-1805.
A statement of balances in the hands of the Receivers General of the Stamp Duties; from the 5th day of January 1793 to the 5th day of April 1805.
1805 (212) IX.197, 4 p.; PDF [ProQuest]



Session 1806, 21 January - 23 July, 19 volumes

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2nd Parliament of the UK, 4th Session, 46 George III
Bill for better Regulation of Office of Receiver General of Stamp Duties in Great Britain.
A bill for the better regulation of the office of Receiver General of the Stamp Duties in Great Britain.
1806 (155) I.367, 4 p.; PDF [ProQuest]

Bill for better Regulation of Office of Receiver General of Post Office of Great Britain.
A bill for the better regulation of the office of Receiver General of the Post Office of Great Britain.
1806 (164) I.383, 4 p.; PDF [ProQuest]

Bill to amend Act for amending Laws for improving Post Roads in Ireland, and for rendering Conveyance of Letters by H.M. Post Office more expeditious.
(Ireland). A bill to amend an act, made in the last session of Parliament, for amending the laws for improving and keeping in repair the post roads in Ireland, and for rendering the conveyance of letters by His Majesty's Post Office more secure and expeditious.
1806 (184) I.433, 4 p.; PDF [ProQuest]
http://www.dippam.ac.uk/eppi/documents/8443

1806 (309) VII.1, see above, 1700's

Coms. of Inquiry into Fees and Emoluments received in Public Offices in Ireland, Second Report (Stamps), Appendix.
(Ireland.) The second report of the commissioners appointed to enquire into the fees, gratuities, perquisites, and emoluments, which are or have been lately received in certain public offices in Ireland; and also, to examine into any abuses which may exist in the same; and into the present mode of receiving, collecting, issuing, and accounting for public money in Ireland.
1806 (270) VIII.387, 86 p.; PDF [ProQuest]
http://www.dippam.ac.uk/eppi/documents/8453
There were 14 reports issued by this commission between 1806 and 1814.



Session 1806-07, 15 December 1806 - 27 April 1807, 9 volumes

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3rd Parliament of the UK, 1st (only) Session, 47 George III (session 1)
General Alphabetical Index of Bills, Reports, Estimates, Accounts and Papers, Session 1806-07.
General alphabetical index to the printed bills, reports, estimates & accounts, and papers: sess. 1806-7.
1806-07 (000) IX.165, 5 p.; PDF [ProQuest]
This is the first sessional index.  The index itself says "Vol. VIII - 1806-7".

1806-07 (153) I.247, Duty on Paper

Resolutions of Committee of Whole House of Commons relating to Stamp Duties of Ireland, February 1807.
(Ireland.) Resolutions relating to the stamp duties of Ireland.
1806-07 (80) VI.393, 16 p.; PDF [ProQuest]



Session 1807, 22 June - 14 August, 5 volumes

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4th Parliament of the UK, 1st Session, 47 George III (session 2)
General Alphabetical Index of Bills, Reports, Estimates, Accounts and Papers, Session 1807.
General alphabetical index of bills, reports, estimates, accounts and papers, session 1807.
1807 (000) V.643; not available from ProQuest

Bill to repeal Duties of Excise and Stamps in Ireland, and to grant new Stamp Duties in lieu.
A bill [as amended by the committee] to repeal certain duties of excise, and also certain stamp duties, in Ireland, and to grant certain new stamp duties in lieu thereof; and to amend the laws relating to the stamp duties in Ireland.
1807 (53) I.207, 12 p.; PDF [ProQuest]
http://www.dippam.ac.uk/eppi/documents/8489

An Act for prolonging the Term of certain Letters Patent assigned to Henry Fourdrinier and Sealy Four-drinier, for the Invention of making Paper by means of Machinery. [14th August 1807.]

Account of gross and net Produce of Post Office, 1723-87.
No I. Post-Office. An account of the gross and net produce of the Post Office; from Lady-Day 1723, to 5th April 1787.
1807 (43) IV.71, 4 p.; PDF [ProQuest]

Account of additional Duties and Increase of Produce of Post Office, 1793-1806.
No 2. Post-Office. An account from 1793 to January 1807, under their proper dates, of any additional duties that have been laid on during that period; and also, the increase of produce from such additional duties; as far as the same can be made out.
1807 (44) IV.75, 2 p.; PDF [ProQuest]

Account of gross and net Produce of Post Office, 1783-1806.
Post-Office. An account of the gross and net produce of the Post-Office from the 5th April 1783 to the 5th January 1807: distinguishing each year; the produce of the restriction of franking; or of any new rates during that period: as far as the same can be made out.
1807 (74) IV.77, 2 p.; PDF [ProQuest]

Return from Post Office of Ireland on Miscarriage of Letters containing Bank Notes, July 1807.
(Ireland.) Return from the Post-Office in Ireland, to an order of the House of Commons, dated the 7th July, 1807; relating to the miscarriage of letters containing bank notes.
1807 (87) V.53, 4 p.; PDF [ProQuest]

1807 (HL.36) XIV, Fourdrinier, Invention for making paper by means of machinery.  Minutes of evidence on the Bill, Lords committee.



Session 1808, 21 January - 4 July, 15 volumes

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4th Parliament of the UK, 2nd Session, 48 George III
General Alphabetical Index of Bills, Reports, Estimates, Accounts and Papers, Session 1808.
General alphabetical index of bills, reports, estimates, accounts and papers, session 1808
1808 (000) XIV.321; not available from ProQuest

Debates, Hansard
Bill for repealing Stamp Duties on Deeds, Law Proceedings, and other Written Instruments, and Duties on Legacies and Successions to Personal Estate on Intestacies in Great Britain.
A bill for repealing the stamp duties on deeds, law proceedings, and other written or printed instruments, and the duties on legacies and successions to personal estate upon intestacies, now payable in Great Britain; and for granting new duties in lieu thereof.
1808 (251) I.459, 20 p.; PDF [ProQuest]

Bill to repeal Stamp Duties on Licenses for selling Ale, Beer and Exciseable Liquors by Retail.
A bill to repeal the stamp duties on licences granted by justices of the peace for selling ale, beer, and other excisable liquors by retail; and for granting other duties in lieu thereof.
1808 (262) I.559, 8 p.; PDF [ProQuest]

1808 (150) VI.191

Account of cash balances in hands of Bank of Ireland (Postmaster General).
1808 (227) VI.207, 2 p.
http://www.dippam.ac.uk/eppi/documents/8523

Account of Establishment of Government Expresses between London, Holyhead and Dublin, 1801-07.
Post Office. An account of the sums paid for the establishment of government expresses between London and Holyhead, and between Holyhead and Dublin; from the 1st January 1801 to the 1st January 1808; distinguishing each year; and shewing from what fund the same have been paid.
1808 (108) VI.239, 2 p.; PDF [ProQuest]

Letter of Postmaster General of Ireland on Extension of Buildings at General Post Office in Dublin, November 1807.
(Ireland.) Copy of so much of a letter from the Earl O'Neill and the Earl of Clancarty, Postmasters General in Ireland, to His Grace the Lord Lieutenant; dated 10th November 1807;--as relates to the extension of the buildings belonging to the General Post-Office in Dublin.
1808 (220) IX.477, 4 p.; PDF [ProQuest]



Session 1809, 19 January - 21 June, 12 volumes

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4th Parliament of the UK, 3rd Session, 49 George III
General Alphabetical Index of Bills, Reports, Estimates, Accounts and Papers, Session 1809.
General alphabetical index to the printed bills, reports, accounts and papers: sess. 1809.
1809 (000) XII.369, 9 p.; PDF [ProQuest]

Debates, Hansard
Bill for more effectually preventing Forging of Bank Notes, Bills of Exchange and Post Bills, and Negotiation of Counterfeited Notes, of Bank of Ireland.
(Ireland.) A bill for the more effectually preventing the forging of bank notes, bank bills of exchange, and bank post bills, and the negotiation of forged and counterfeited bank notes, bank bills of exchange, and bank post bills, of the Governor and Company of the Bank of Ireland.
1809 (51) I.65, 4 p.; PDF [ProQuest]
http://www.dippam.ac.uk/eppi/documents/8558

1809 (182) I.401, Post Roads, Ireland
1809 (229) I.621, Post Roads, Ireland

Select Committee on Report by T. Telford for facilitating and improving Communication between England and Ireland from Carlisle by N.W. of Scotland. Report, Appendix; Atlas of Plans.
Report from the committee, appointed to examine into Mr. Telford's report and survey, relative to the communication between England and Ireland, by the North-West of Scotland.
1809 (269) III.609, 142 p.; PDF [ProQuest]
http://www.dippam.ac.uk/eppi/documents/8578

Account of Incidental Expenses of Stamps in England and Scotland, 1807-08.
Accounts, presented to the House of Commons, of the incidental expenses of stamps, in England and Scotland.
1809 (153, 154) IX.53, 12 p.; PDF [ProQuest]

Letter to Coms. of Stamps on Premium paid for Remittance from Scotland, April 1809.
Return to an order of the House of Commons; dated 3d May 1809;--for copy of a letter from George Harrison, Esq. to the Commissioners of Stamps; respecting the premium paid for remittances from Scotland, and other points respecting the revenue under their management; dated 25th April 1809.--Whitehall Treasury Chambers, 4th May 1809. (Stamps.)
1809 (188) IX.65, 4 p.; PDF [ProQuest]

Account of Superannuated Officers on Post Office Establishment in Ireland.
(Ireland.) An account of all superannuated officers on the Post-Office establishment, in Ireland, on pensions of above £30. annually: specifying the amount of their former salary and emoluments, and of their present pension, and the grounds of their superannuation; and also specifying the number of years which each had been employed in the department to which he belonged.
1809 (241) IX.307, 2 p.; PDF [ProQuest]
http://www.dippam.ac.uk/eppi/documents/8600

Vessels, private, 1807-9, 4. Post Office.
1809 (186) X.387, 2 p.



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