In this letter, Lord of the Admiralty John Pratt tells John Palmer that he has ‘the disagreeable task of informing you of the disappointment of your wishes’. Palmer had applied for a government appointment but as Pratt relates the youthful Chancellor of the Exchequer and soon to be Prime Minister William Pitt has turned him down. Palmer a mail coach pioneer was eventually appointed Surveyor and Comptroller of Mails in 1786.
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