Britain, Parliamentary Papers on the Post Office

John Palmer's Postal Reforms in Britain



General information
Parliamentary Reports, 1788-1813
Bills, 1808-1813, leading to Act of 1813
Debates



General information



Parliamentary Reports, 1788-1813

Tenth Report of the Commissioners appointed by an Act of Parliament, to enquire into the Fees, Gratuities, Perquisites, and Emoluments, which are or have been lately received in the several Public Offices therein mentioned.  Post Office.
Report from the Committee Who were appointed to consider of the Agreement made with Mr. Palmer, for the Reform and Improvement of the Post Office, and its Revenue; &c. &c., dated 13 July 1797.
Select Committee on Petition of J. Palmer, relating to Agreement for Reform and Improvement of Post Office and its Revenue, Report.
Report from the Committee on Mr. Palmer's petition.
Report from the Committee on Mr. Palmer's Petition, dated 13 July 1807.
Select Committee on Account of Percentage on net Revenue of Post Office due to J. Palmer, Report.
Report from the committee on Mr. Palmer's account.
Report from the Committee on Mr. Palmer's Account, to which is subjoined An Account of the Net Revenue of the Post-office from 5 April 1793 to the 5 January 1808, etc., dated 9 June 1808.
Minutes of Evidence before Select Committee on Petition of J. Palmer, relating to his Agreement with Post Office.
Copy of the minutes of the evidence taken before the committee, in the last session of Parliament, to whom the petition of John Palmer, of the city of Bath, Esquire, was referred.
Account of net Revenue of Post Office, and J. Palmer's Percentage, 1793-1807.
Post-Office. An account of the per centage due to Mr. Palmer, on the net revenue of the Post-Office beyond £.240,000, from the 5th April 1793 to 5th January 1808; deducting the produce arising from increased postage and restriction in franking (according to the amount at which they were severally taken) and also the sum of £.3,000 a year received during that period.
Account of net Revenue of Post Office, and J. Palmer's Percentage, 1793-1811.
Post-Office. An account of the per-centage due to Mr. Palmer, on the net revenue of the Post-Office; from 5th April 1793 to 5th January 1812.
Committee on Agreement with J. Palmer for Reform and Improvement of Post Office and its Revenue: Minutes of Evidence.
(Mr. Palmer & the Post Office.) Minutes of evidence taken before the committee appointed to consider of the agreement made with Mr. Palmer, for the reform and improvement of the Post-Office and its revenue; and to whom several reports and accounts, relating thereto, were referred; and who were empowered to report the minutes of the evidence taken before them, dated 3 June 1813.
An Account of the Net Revenue of the Post Office, from 5 April 1793 to 5 Jan. 1813, dated 21 May 1813.
Reports and Accounts relating to J. Palmer's Agreement with Post Office, and its Revenue.
Reports and accounts relating to Mr. Palmer's agreement with the Post-Office, and net revenues of the Post Office in relation to Mr. Palmer's agreement.
Account of net Revenue of Post Office, and J. Palmer's Percentage, 1793-1813.
Post Office. An account of the net revenue of the Post Office, from 5th April 1798 to 5th January 1813; distinguishing each year, including in such net revenue any expense of packets beyond the sum limited by Mr. Palmer's agreement, the expense of Irish government expresses, and the annuity of £3,000, paid to Mr. Palmer since the year 1798; distinguishing also, the produce of the restriction in franking in 1795, and of the several duties imposed in and since 1797; calculated according to the relative proportions which such new rates bear to the rates existing at the time at which they were severally imposed.



House of Lords, The Sessional Papers, 1801-1833, vol. 53 (1812).
Also, House of Lords Papers, session (number) volume



Bills, 1808-1813, leading to Act of 1813

Bill to secure to J. Palmer Future Percentage on Revenue of Post Office.
A bill to secure to John Palmer, Esquire, his future per centage on the net increased revenue of the Post-Office, according to the provisions of his appointment of one thousand seven hundred and eighty-nine.
1808 (253) I.493, 6 p.; PDF [ProQuest]
offered for sale, 2017, Empire Books (link)

Bill to secure to J. Palmer Future Percentage on Revenue of Post Office: (as amended by Committee on Report).
A bill [as amended by the committee, and on the report] to secure to John Palmer, Esquire, his future per-centage on the net increased revenue of the Post Office; according to the provisions of his appointment of one thousand seven hundred and eighty-nine.
1812 (296) I.1171, 6 p.; PDF [ProQuest]

Bill to secure to J. Palmer Future Percentage on Revenue of Post Office: (as amended by Committee on Report).
Sess. 1812-13. A bill to secure to John Palmer, Esquire, his future per-centage on the net increased revenue of the Post Office; according to the provisions of his appointment of one thousand seven hundred and eighty-nine.
1812-13 (230) II.863, 6 p.; PDF [ProQuest]
offered for sale, 2017, Empire Books (link)

The bill finally passed, 14 July 1813, as 53 Geo. III c. 157, dated by Royal Assent 21 July 1813.

Palmer was paid £50,000 "in full Satisfaction and Discharge for his Services in the accommodation afforded to the Public, and the benefit derived to the Post Office Revenue".  (link)




Debates

Debates in both Houses of Parliament, in the Months of May and June 1808, relative to the Agreement made by Government with Mr. Palmer, for the Reform and Improvement of the Post-Office and its Revenue, with an Appendix containing the several documents therein referred to. 
London, Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees and Orme, 1809, [3] + 130 + xxxviii p.
     -- GK entry number 19902, Reel 1968.
     -- Offered for sale, 2017, John Drury Rare Books (link).
London, Printed by T. C. Hansard, 1811, 130 + xlii p.
     -- GK entry number 20370.16, Reel 2015.
     -- GK entry number 20384, Reel 2017.

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