Bureaucratic trivia

Recently I durn near lost all the contents of my Palm thingie and wound up reviewing a lot of the restored notes, including some travel notes from a couple of years ago in London. Then just now I saw Orac's captioning contest and its comments. The association reminded me of a trivia question:

What was the first use of a printed form by a bureuacracy? When, what bureaucracy, what purpose?

Bonus: Isn't it ironic? Explain.

Answers the next time I get around to posting something. Also, another printing-trivia question.