Roads Between London and Holyhead Act 1819
(59 Geo 3 c.48, 2nd July 1819)
An Act to amend an Act passed in the Fifty-fifth Year of His present Majesty, for granting to His Majesty the Sum of Twenty thousand Pounds towards repairing Roads between London and Holyhead by Chester, and between London and Bangor by Shrewsbury; and for giving additional Powers to the Commissioners therein named, to build a Bridge over the Menai Straits, and to make a new Road from Bangor Ferry to Holyhead, in the County of Anglesea.
[2d July 1819.]
Note: This is a very long Act of 70 clauses and two Schedules of properties etc, laying out the legal basis for the construction of the bridge, the tolls to be charged etc. Only the two clauses below relate to the Post Office (the "Menai Bridge" charge). As such, it seemed best to simply quote these.
LIX. And be it further enacted, That it shall and may be lawful for the Postmaster General for the Time being, and he is hereby required, from and after the passing of this Act, to charge and levy on all Letters and Packets conveyed by Post to and from any Part of Great Britain and Ireland, or from any Part beyond the Seas to any Place within Ireland, or from any Place Within Ireland to any Place beyond the Seas, by the Way of Dublin and Holyhead, in addition to the Rates and Duties now payable by Law for the Conveyance by the Post of such Letters and Packets, the Rates and Duties following; (that is to say), for a Single Letter and Packet, the additional Sum of One Penny; for a Double Letter and Packet, the additional Sum of Two-pence; for a Treble Letter and Packet, the additional Sum of Three-pence; and so in proportion, an additional Sum of One Penny, according to the Rate of Increase of the Postage of Letters now established by an Act passed in the Fifty-second Year of His Majesty's Reign, intituled An Act for granting to His Majesty certain additional Rates of Postage in Great Britain; and all the Powers and Authorities given by Law for the Recovery of the Postage of Letters shall be in force and applicable to such additional Duty hereby imposed, and the same shall be charged, paid, and regulated by, and be subject to the same Rules, Regulations, and Exemptions, as are now by Law in force as to the Rates and Duties payable on such Letters.
LX. And be it further enacted, That the Sum or Sums of Money arising from the said additional Rate of Postage by this Act imposed, shall be paid over from Time to Time to the Receiver General for the Time being of the Revenue of the Post Office, in the same Manner and at the same Time as other Sums of Money are directed to be paid over to him by an Act passed in the Fifty-second Year of His Majesty's Reign, intituled An Act for granting to His Majesty certain additional Rates of Postage in Great Britain; and the said Receiver General shall, at the Times when he shall pay the other Rates and Duties by him received into the Receipt of His Majesty's Exchequer, pay over also into the said Receipt all such Sum and Sums of Money as shall be received by him for or on account of the said additional Rate of Postage hereby imposed (the necessary Charges for paying, collecting, and accounting for the same being first deducted), distinguishing the same in his Accounts, and paying such Sum and Sums of Money for and on account of the said Commissioners appointed by the said Act of the Fifty-ninth Year of His Majesty's Reign; and the said Sum and Sums of Money so paid shall be carried to the Consolidated Fund of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.