Grant of John Palmer, Esquire (Post Office Services) Act 1813 (53 Geo 3 c.157, 21st July 1813)
An Act for granting the Sum of Fifty thousand Pounds to John Palmer Esquire, in Consideration of the Public Services performed by the said John Palmer in the Improvement of the Post Office Revenue.
[21st July 1813]
'WHEREAS the Commons of the United Kingdom in Parliament assembled have resolved that a Sum not exceeding Fifty thousand Pounds be granted to John Palmer Esquire, out of the Consolidated Fund of Great Britain, in Consideration of the Accommodation afforded to the Public, and the Benefit derived to the Revenue from the Adoption of his Plan for the Conveyance of the Mails, and in full Satisfaction for the Services performed by the said John Palmer;' And do therefore most humbly beseech Your Majesty that it may be enacted; and be it enacted by the King's Most Excellent Majesty, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled. and by the Authority of the same, That the Sum of Fifty thousand Pounds shall be issued and paid, out of the said Consolidated Fund of Great Britain, to the said John Palmer Esquire, without any Fee or other Deduction whatsoever, in full Satisfaction and Discharge for the Services performed by the said John Palmer, in the Accommodation so afforded to the Public, and the Benefit derived to the Post Office Revenue as aforesaid; and which said Sum of Fifty thousand Pounds the said John Palmer accepts in full Satisfaction of such Services: Provided always, that nothing herein contained shall affect the Payment of a certain Pension or annual Allowance of Three thousand Pounds heretofore made to the said John Palmer out of the Revenues of the Post Office, by virtue of an Order of the Lords Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury, bearing Date the Twenty eighth Day of June One thousand seven hundred and ninety three.