His correspondent, Charles, 4th Earl of Tankerville, Postmaster General, became a victim of convoluted Post Office politics and was forced to resign in August 1786. In the same month Palmers appointment and salary were confirmed by Pitt at the Treasury. On 11 October 1786 the Board appointed Palmer Surveyor and Comptroller General of the Mails. Difficulties later arose because Palmer was technically under the Postmaster General while remaining free to carry out his reforms. For the background to his official appointment, see Kenneth Ellis, The Post Office in the Eighteenth Century (1958), pp.
Charles Bonnor, mentioned in this letter, later became Palmers Deputy. The item "JOHN PALMER, Mail Coach Pioneer, fine original Autograph Letter Signed 1786" is in sale since Tuesday, January 7, 2020.
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