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Calendar of Treasury Books and Papers, Volume 3, 1735-1738. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1900.

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Introduction

The materials used and the method followed in the present volume of “Calendar of Treasury Books and Papers” are exactly the same as in the preceding volume. No further word of general guidance, therefore, as to either material or method is necessary. The Calendar proceeds regularly year by year. In each year all the entries from the Minute Book, without exception, and also every other entry of greater historical importance or interest, whether in the Entry Books or in the Treasury Board Papers, are thrown into the text: all entries of minor historical importance or interest, whether in the Entry Books or in the Treasury Board Papers, are thrown into table I.: all entries of warrants, &c., relating to payments of money, are thrown into table II.: finally all entries, &c., relating to appointments are thrown into table III. This order of (a) text, (b) table I., (c) table II., (d) table III., for each separate and single year is followed throughout. Any inconvenience from such an arrangement (which is the only possible one in the case of matter so miscellaneous, of so varied and unequal interest, and, in many cases, e.g., money warrant entries, of so purely departmental or routine or official a character) will, it is hoped, be found to be obviated by the method and fulness of the index, on which special care hits been bestowed.

After the previous introduction to the preceding two volumes of this Calendar, nothing further than this is now needed by way of recapitulation as to material and method. As, however, some doubt has been expressed with regard to the correctness of the decision to exclude from the materials used here, the series of accounts known as Lowther's Accounts, it may be well to raise the question once for all, with the object of obtaining a final pronouncement upon it. The impression used to prevail, and apparently, in places, still prevails lingeringly, that Lowther's Accounts are Secret Service books, or represent one department of Secret Service expenditure. A careful examination will reveal that this is not the case, and will, it is hoped, by contrast, disclose the real nature of the Secret Service system under George II., and at the same time prove the substantial correctness of the description of those documents given in the preface to vol. I. of the present Calendar of “Treasury Books and Papers” (Preface 1729–30 pp. vi.–viii.).

Let it be premised, however, once again and for all, that whatever the nature of the items of payment revealed in “Lowther's Accounts,” as they are mere books of account they could not possibly enter into the scheme of a calendar, any more than could the Quarterly Establishment books, the Civil List books, &c., &c. (described in the above quoted preface, p. v.), of which there exist literally thousands of volumes amongst the records of the Treasury.

However, laying this (in itself quite final) consideration aside for the moment, a close impartial examination of Lowther's Accounts will, it is hoped, establish the following points:

(1) The “King's Money,” the fund or account of which Thomas Lowther acted as Paymaster, was instituted primarily (a) to provide for the payment of clerical fees at the Treasury and (or) Exchequer in the case of such payments as it was thought fitting should be made without any deduction for fees or poundage; and (b) to provide for payments of small bounties in cases where there were either no means of or no justification for the more formal placing of a person on the establishment payable by the Paymaster of Pensions.

(2) Such payments out of this fund of the “King's Money” as are not of the above perfectly justifiable description, such payments, that is, as partake or seem to partake of an occult nature, will be found almost invariably accounted for in some one or other of the Treasury Records which are calendared in the present calendar. In a preponderating number of cases, the items of expenditure will be found to be “vouched” or authorised by a direct resolution of the Lords of the Treasury at their Board meeting, and as such will be found in the Minute Book.

This fact alone will serve instantly to differentiate these items from true Secret Service items. Nothing is more remarkable than the rigid silence which all the existing Treasury records preserve, with regard to the expenditure of the Secret Service money proper. Periodically, moneys, to large amounts, appear as voted into the hands of the Secretary to the Treasury for [his] Secret Service, or into the hands of the two Secretaries of State for [their] Secret Service. But of the expenditure of that money there is not a word—neither actual vote in the Minute Book, nor warrant in the various money and other books, nor even scattered and accidental reference in the Treasury Board papers. When, therefore, we find, as we do in the Minute Book, sums of a few hundred pounds voted by the Treasury Lords to be paid to the proprietor or printer of, say, the “Free Briton,” for writing and printing, and that that sum should be paid by Mr. Lowther out of the King's Money into his hands, the very fact of the entry thus openly appearing in the Minute Book is per se evidence that the item was not considered a secret service item. In the index to this Calendar all such items are brought together under the head of “newspapers” (subsidising of); but such a description is not to be taken as implying necessarily a subsidising of newspapers out of secret service money. That it was a subsidising, and therefore of an occult nature (an actual payment for ‘writing’ or editorial, and not merely for actual copies supplied to or distributed for the Government) there can be no reasonable doubt. But it was apparently not of so occult a nature as to necessitate the employment of the Secret Service system. It is of course not impossible that further and still more occult subsidising of the newspapers was conducted, out of the quite other and separate Secret Service fund, but as this is hidden from us it is useless to conjecture. Certainly the total spent on more open support of newspapers through the means of the “King's Money” fund does not seem large. In 1735, for instance, the total was £6,797 18s. 4d.—a sum which has to be divided between at least five newspapers.

1735 £ s. d. Page of Calendar where the Entry will be found.
Feb. 20 William Arnall, for “Free Britons” 950 0 0 6
May 17 Ditto 600 0 0 19
Feb. 20 John Walthoe, for “Daily Courants” 710 0 0 3
May 20 Ditto 738 6 8. 18
July 17 Ditto 990 0 0 37
Feb. 27 John Walthoe, for “Corncutters' Journal” 238 6 8 3
Nov. 14 Ditto 238 6 8 19
Nov. 10 John Walthoe, for “Gazetteers” 846 13 4 55
Aug. 26 William Wilkins, for “London Journals” 1486 5 0 43
6797 18 4

The third fact which will emerge from a close examination of Lowther's Accounts is that the bounty list is a genuine petty bounty list—not a secret service list. This will appear instantly from the character of the recipients, from the sums named, and from the prima facie probability that such bounties were given (and apparently given annually) by the King mero motu or even by the Treasury Lords on their own initiative as a preferable expedient to swelling the list of established pensions. For instance, on the 17th June, 1735, the Treasury Lords order that “Sarah, widow of Thomas Thurkettle, is to be inserted on the next bounty list” (text infra p. 30). Thurkettle had been a messenger of the Treasury Office, and had apparently died so poor that the Treasury Lords felt themselves compelled to pay his funeral expenses. In addition, they here appear as making an eleemosynary provision for his widow by way of bounty without the more formal establishing (voting and rendering permanent) of a pension. Probably many of the other items in the bounty list are susceptible of an equally open and unimpeachable explanation, if all the local circumstances were known. These small items which constituted the regular petty bounty list and the additional petty bounty list do not anywhere appear in the ordinary Treasury records. There is no counterpart to or duplicate of them in any of the Entry Books which form the materials of the present “Calendar of Treasury Books and Papers.” In order, therefore, to afford some evidence of the recurrence of the items— of the payment of the same bounty to the same individual one year after the other—two complete years of Lowther's accounts are given infra. From this it will be seen that this petty bounty list (and additional petty bounty list) formed a fairly stable item, making up a total in 1735 of 1,347l. 5s. 6d., and in 1736 of £1,411l. 0s. 6d.

In addition, however, to the recurring petty bounty list thus described there are certain (few) largish items of royal bounty which appear out of place in Lowther's accounts—payments not of 2l. or 10l. to a decayed widow, but of larger amounts and to men, e.g., the payment of 100l. to John Mun, infra pp. xxxvi. and 41. This was, doubtless, a payment for service. Mun was in some confidential employ. He had accompanied the Princess of Orange to Holland on her voyage thither after her marriage. He had also been selected as an envoy to the Netherlands (and possibly to France) to discover the secrets of the illicit Irish wool export trade. Now the payments to Mun will be found noticed in the ordinary Treasury records (infra pp. 7 and 51). It is, therefore, in reality one of a class of larger royal bounty which is of quite a different nature from that of the petty bounty list contained in Lowther's accounts. It belongs to the class of what may, for distinction's sake, be styled royal bounty proper, large or largish sums paid by direction of the King in the first place with the consent of the Treasury in the second place, and out of any general funds in the Exchequer in the third place (therefore not out of the King's Money), and, as a rule, in the fourth place, paid as a complimentary present to an ambassador on his taking leave, or to a corporation for a specific purpose named, or to an individual for, presumably, service rendered or expected, or simply as an act of grace on the part of the King. Now all such items of royal bounty proper occur rigorously and of necessity in the regular and usual Treasury Records. The order initiates with the King, and is, therefore, found in the King's Warrant Book. It is executed direct by the Auditor of the Receipt, and therefore, the duplicate entry is (usually) found not in the Money Book but in the Order Book. In most cases, to all appearances, countersigning or sanctioning by the Treasury Lords was hardly more than formal, but if they did actually debate and formally sanction (or even initiate) a grant of royal bounty, then the entry will appear in the Minute Book.

From all these sources they are gathered into the present Calendar, and will be found focussed in the index under “Royal Bounty.” Now, most certainly, if there is anything of an occult or secret service nature in any of the royal bounty items (and as a rule there is not) it would be contained rather in such items than in the petty bounty list of Lowther's Accounts.

The total items in Lowther's Accounts, which appear to be of the nature of the larger royal bounty proper, rather than of the petty bounty list, amount in the year 1735 to £371. They all occur in the regular Treasury records, and the duplicate reference in the present volume of Calendar will be found stated in the extract infra. The page of the Calendar in which this duplicate occurs is stated in the right hand column.

Why the Treasury should have chosen to saddle the ‘King's Money’ with these particular few items, amounting to £371, rather than, as usual, to direct their payment out of any of the funds in the Exchequer, is not capable of explanation. It may have been a matter of temporary cash expediency.

The following are the only entries in 1735 in Lowther's Accounts which appear to belong to the royal bounty proper rather than to the petty bounty list.

1734–5 £ s. d. Calendar
p.
Jan. 31 Mons. Chavigné's chocolate 4 15 0 3
Feb. 21 John Grover 30 0 0 5–6
Feb. 26 John Mun 50 0 0 7
March 5 Stephen Whatley 50 0 0 8
1735.
April 8
Thomas Franks 10 0 0 14
May 20 Mary Egerton 10 0 0 15
June 19 John Massabeky 50 0 0 10
July 3 (?) Thomas Badeslade 39 0 0 30
July 10 Roger Mansuer 20 0 0 38
Aug. 6 Stephen Whatley 50 0 0 41
Aug. 7 M. Renard (per M. Schick) 50 0 0 40
Aug. 29 James Grant (per John Rutherford) 30 0 0 44
Sept. 18 John Munn 100 0 0 51
Nov. 27 Josh Schicke 21 0 0 55

By way of résumé, therefore, it would appear plain, (1) that the main item of expenditure in Lowther's Accounts is that of Treasury and Exchequer fees mostly ‘unvouched’ for by the Treasury Lords, but whether ‘vouched’ or not, entirely devoid of historical interest or importance; (2) that the items of payments to newspapers are all accounted for in the present calendar; (3) that Lowther's bounty list is a petty bounty list of a purely eleemosynary character, and that whatever items are not of that character will be found to be small, and to be accounted for in the present calendar.

The further few items of petty expenses, petty wages, rent of houses, &c., contained in the accounts form altogether a negligeable quantity, and the general description of them as such will suffice. The items are small, both in number and in amount, they bear a bonâ fide stamp, and wherever they have any importance at all they will be found to appear in the body of the present volume of calendar, and to be therefore ‘vouched’ by the Treasury Lords themselves.

To the general statement, outlined above, of the nature of the payments revealed in Lowther's Account, there are two items of exception which appear to militate against the view set forth, viz., the two following payments out of the year 1735:—

£ s. d.
August 28. Paid Samuel Buckley, Esq., for sundry charges and disbursements on his Majesty's service 980 14 0
Sept. 6. Paid Mr. John Peele for several charges and disbursements by him made in his Majesty's special services 1750 0 0

The first of these two items is satisfactorily accounted for in the body of the present calendar (see infra p. 43), and the entry is, therefore, probably similar in nature to (i.e., the fact of its occurring in Lowther's Accounts, and of the money being ordered to be paid out of the King's money in his hands is due to the same cause as in the case of) the entries of royal bounty proper, which have been already discussed.

That the same was also the case with the second of the above two entries there can be little doubt, but the remarkable and quite mysterious fact is that there is no record of this particular payment in the general Treasury Records, and, therefore, none in the body of the present calendar. The fact is inexplicable, and if it should be asserted that the entry is a secret service item, there would be no way of disproving it. But whatever the nature of this particular transaction, it will not in the least alter the general view established as above as to the real petty nature and non-secret service nature of the series of Lowther's Accounts.

Having thus from internal evidence established the real nature of ‘Lowther's Accounts’ a further question arises as to their origin and as to the first employment of a separate fund for Exchequer fees and small bounties, &c., under the specific title of ‘King's Money.’

The answer is by no means easy, but certain reliable facts emerge, and may be stated at the outset.

(1) As a distinct and separate fund, ‘King's Money’ originated with the accession of George I.

(2) Some of the purposes which it served were fulfilled partly and in a very confused way by the Civil List under William III. and Queen Anne.

(3) Therefore in all probability the institution by George I. of the separate ‘King's Money’ fund was an attempt to remedy the extraordinarily chaotic state of Queen Anne's Civil List, and at the same time was an attempt at retrenchment.

To take point (2) first in order. It is evident that under William that there existed no separate fund for the discharge of Exchequer or Treasury fees, and that where it was thought desirable from reasons of policy to order a payment to be made without deduction or fees, then a separate order had to be made for the separate issue of a sum equal in amount to the deduction or fees, or for separate allowance of them in account. Apart from the general Exchequer practice, this may be specifically inferred from the terms (italicised) of the following King's Warrant (fn. 1)
1690, Oct. 22. Royal Warrant to the Auditors of Imprests to allow in the accounts of the Earl of Ranelagh, Paymaster of the Forces, two sums, viz., £1,533 7s. 6d. and £917 19s. 6d., being Exchequer fees on three payments of respectively 172,340l., 282,000l., and 10,000l., the said three payments having been ordered to be paid without deduction, “and that you alsoe allow unto him upon his said accompts such sums as the Exchequer fee amount unto for all other moneys which he hath paid or shall pay by our direction without deduction.

In the following year a similar warrant occurs directing one of the Auditors of Imprests to allow the said Earl of Ranelagh a sum of 1,399l. 13s. 2d., being the deduction of 12d. per £ on sums by him paid, and on which he himself by direction made no poundage deduction. (fn. 2)

With regard to the second type of payments subsequently provided for out of the ‘King's Money,’ viz., petty bounties, the following entry proves the existence or the tendency to the existence of a separate organization for them.
1707, Sept. 27. (fn. 3) Royal warrant to the Auditor of the Receipt for the issue of 476l. 2s. 11d. to Thomas Lowther in satisfaction of so much which has been paid to several persons by the Queen's directions as of her royal bounty.

The curious point is that there is no further trace of Lowther either before this date or after it until he emerges under George I. as the established Paymaster of the King's Money. But an examination of Queen Anne's Civil List will serve partly to explain this fact. For it will be at once apparent that whilst Spencer Compton (or previously Edward Nicholas) was at the time Paymaster both of Pensions and of Royal Bounties great and small, such a chaos prevailed in the civil list that there were numerous other and simultaneous channels through which gifts of royal or petty bounty could be conveyed, and for one of those side channels Lowther or any other subordinate may well have been employed as a useful nominee or substitute for Compton.

In the three following accounts I give in succession extracts from the Civil List Accounts of Queen Anne for 1706 and 1712, and of George I. for 1715. The extracts are only of such items as relate to pensions, bounties, and secret service and similar or like items, and are in each of the three accounts distinguished by the letters A, B, &c., for the purpose of facilitating comparison.

I. Account of the Civil List, 1705, March 25, to 1706, March 25. (fn. 4)

£ s. d. £ s. d.
A To pensions and annuities at the Exchequer 31,336 6 6
A Ditto at the Excise 38,057 6
A Ditto at the Post Office 55,982 17 0
125,366 9 10½
B To Edward Nicholas for Charities, &c., established by Her Majesty 21,546 7
C Ditto for the Irish [sic for French] Protestants 15,000 0 0
D Bounties 7,586 5 0
E Secret Service,
[per] Robert Harley
2,000 0 0
E [per] Sir C. Hedges 3,000 0 0
E [per] W. Lowndes 14,000 0 14,000 0 0
19,000 0 0
F Contigencies of divers natures 53,459 16

II. 1712, November 18, an estimate of the Charges of the Civil Government. (fn. 5)

£ s. d.
A Pensions and Annuities payable at the Exchequer and at the Excise and Post Offices, about 55,000 0 0
B Annual pensions and bounties payable by the hands of Mr. Compton 65,000 0 0
C Bounty to French Protestants usually paid by his hands 15,000 0 0
E Secret Service, per the Secretaries of State 6,000 0 0
E Ditto, per Mr. Lowndes, at least 27,000 0 0
F Contingencies of divers natures, to wit, liberates of the Court and Receipt of Exchequer, printers' bills, law charges, surplusages of accounts, incidents to the Commissioners for Trade and other Officers, casual bounties at the Exchequer, and by the hands of Mr. Compton, and very many other particulars, which always happen in the compass of a year not to be foreseen or enumerated, for all which may be reckoned by estimate 108,000 0 0

III. Civil List payment, 1714, August 1, to 1715, August 1. (fn. 6)

Paid Owing.
£ s. d. £ s. d.
A Pensions and annuities at the Exchequer, Excise, and Post Office 43,309 0 6,690 19
B Ditto, lately payable by Edward Nicholas, Esq. (including 7,120l. per an. for several French and foreigners), not yet settled but by estimate will amount to 30,000 0 0
C The usual annual bounty to the poor French Protestants 15,000 0 0
D Bounties in gross sums at the Exchequer 15,207 15 0
Q Ditto, and other payments by Mr. Lowther 4,607 10 0
E Secret service for 3 Secretaries of State 7,250 0 0
R Presents to Ministers from Foreign Courts, including the charges on receiving it at the Exchequer 3,470 8 8
F Contingents of divers natures, as liberates of the Exchequer, printers' bills, surplusages of accounts, rewards for services and many other particulars 10,980 7 (fn. 7)

In account No. 1 it would not be easy to decide from which item petty bounties could be paid. They could be paid either from D or F. But this point is apparently decided in the next account (No. 2) by the words italicised and emboldened under F. These words make it clear that as a rule casual or petty bounties were paid out of contingencies, and were as a rule paid either by the regular Paymaster of Pensions or directly at the Exchequer.

In account No. 2, item D (‘bountys’) of No. 1 would appear to be sunk either in the huge total of 108,000l. for contingencies (item F), or else in the cognate item B (65,000l.).

In No. 3 account the swollen and suspicious total of Queen Anne's ‘contingencies’ item (108,000l.) disappears. It is replaced by a more modest item of 10,980l. 7s. 0¾d., whilst two new items emerge marked Q and R, viz., a small sum of 4,607l. 10s. 0d. for ‘bounties and other payments’ by Mr. Lowther, and an equally insignificant sum of 3,470l. 8s. 8d. for presents to foreign Ministers.

A comparison of the first Civil List Account of George I. therefore with the two accounts of Anne (one of which was practically of the year but one preceding) reveals the fact that a double change had been instituted, one of economy, the other of arrangement. The suspicious and evasive item of ‘contingencies’ was sharply cut down, and in the second place a new item or fund (as yet unnamed, but later to be designated the King's Money) was instituted to serve for the payments of such casual and petty fees and bounties as had previously been paid direct from the Exchequer and as had been thought fit to be preserved and provided for after having been separated from the ‘contingencies’ item.

The first warrant for a payment to Lowther for the purposes thus outlined was as follows:—
George R. (fn. 8)
Our will and pleasure is that by virtue of our General Letters of Privy Seal, bearing date the 29th day of Sept., 1714, (fn. 9) you issue and pay, or cause to be issued and paid out of our Treasure or Revenue in the Receipt of our Exchequer, applicable to the use of our Civil Government, unto our trusty and well beloved Thomas Lowther, Gent., or to his assessors, the sum of 1,000l., without any account, imprest, or other charge, the same being by him to be paid and applied to such acts and services as we have directed, and for so doing, this shall be your warrant. Given at our Court at St. James's, the 6th day of December, 1714, in the first year of our reign.
By his Majesty's command,
Halifax,
Wm. S. Quintin,
Edwd. Wortley.
To the Commissioners of our Treasury.
Mem.: The 7th Dec., 1714, their Lordships signed a warrant pursuant to the aforegoing sign manuall.

Having thus explained the nature and origin of the King's Money’ or of ‘Lowther's Accounts’ it remains only to show briefly their subsequent history up to the time treated of in the present instalment of Calendar. This will be best done in the abstract which is appended hereto pp. xx. seq., but as far as the mere growth of the fund or item is concerned, the following may be stated in briefest résumé as to the issues made on account of it.

Issues or Payments to Thomas Lowther for King's Money.

£ s. d.
1714 (from the accession of George I.) 1,000 0 0
1715 5,107 10 0
1716 3,000 0 0
1717 5,500 0 0
1718 8,000 0 0
1719 3,300 0 0
1720 13,500 0 0
1721 10,500 0 0
1722 14,000 0 0
1723 10,000 0 0
1724 10,500 0 0
1725 (unfinished) [11,500 0 0]
1726 (lost)
1727 (incomplete) [4,000 0 0]
1728 8,500 0 0
1729 11,000 0 0
1730 9,000 0 0
1731 13,000 0 0
1732 16,500 0 0
1733 18,000 0 0
1734 22,500 0 0
1735 22,000 0 0
1736 16,000 0 0
1737 14,500 0 0
1738 14,100 0 0

It must be left to the general historian to estimate what, if any, constitutional importance attaches to the growth of this yearly item. The object of this preface is only to show the origin of it, and the real use to which it was put, and to set at rest, it is hoped completely, any idea which may still remain, that the King's Money was a Secret Service Fund.

To make this preface and demonstration complete, there is here added a skeleton abstract of the whole of Lowther's Accounts so far as they have been preserved, and an absolutely faithful transcript of two years out of these accounts, the two years (1735 and 1736) being chosen which coincide with the first two years calendared in the present volume.

The transcript is furnished with an extra column on the right hand (which, of course, is not in the original), in which is stated the page of the present vol. of calendar in which the particular transaction can be traced. Failing this, if it is desired to investigate the items de novo and piecemeal, it will be easy to do so by working the general index to the present volume.

Lowther's Accounts.

(a) Skeleton abstract of the whole, (b) verbatim transcript of the accounts for two years, viz., 1735 and 1736.

All that is preserved of the Accounts is comprised in eight folio booklets, as follow:—

Booklet (1) An account of money issued to Mr. Lowther at the Receipt of his Majesty's Exchequer, and by him paid by order of the Right Hon. the Lords Commissioners of his Majesty's Treasury, in pursuance of his Majesty's directions, from his Majesty's accession to the Crown to the 29th of Nov. 1717.
32 pp. and 8 blank pages.

Prefixed. On the front page is the following order of reference.
Whitehall Treasury Chambers, 11th January, 1717–8.
The Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of his Majesty's Treasury are pleased to refer this book to Thomas Jett, Esq., who is to examine the same with the vouchers to be produced by Mr. Thomas Lowther, and make his report thereupon to their Lordships.
W. Lowndes.

Accordingly there is attached to the said front page the said Auditor Jett's report, dated 1718, June 27, and further a certificate by the Earl of Halifax, Auditor of the Receipt, of the sums issued at the Exchequer to Lowther from the King's accession in 1717, Nov. 29, to be by the said Lowther “paid and applied to such use and services as his Majesty hath directed, by virtue of the General Letters of Privy Seal, dated the 29th of September, 1714, and upon the particular orders and sign manuals of the dates, and for the sums” detailed.

This certificate and Auditor Jett's report agree in stating the sums issued to Lowther during said time at 13,607l. 10s., against which Auditor Jett allows Lowther credit for 13,628l. 11s. 7d. for payments as detailed in said Lowther's book—thus leaving a surplusage or balance due to the accountant of 21l. 1s. 7d.

The report continues:
“I have carefully examined and cast up the particulars as well on the credit as debt side, and find the same to be exact. He hath likewise produced to me vouchers for the severall payments, except for fees paid at the severall publick offices for Privy Seals and Patents, and at the Exchequer for the money issued to him there: in which cases he hath only produced his own bills, the particulars whereof are hereunto annexed, amounting in the whole to the sum of 4,072l. 12s. 3d.; and after comparing them with other bills of the like nature, I find them to be as customary.
But it does not appear to me by what authority or direction the said payments were made otherwise than by the allegacon of the accountant that the greatest part of them were pursuant to minutes of the Treasury, and others by verbal order of some of their Lordships there for the time being or their secretaries.”

Auditor Jett accordingly appends to this his report a paper of these “payments made by Mr. Lowther for which no vouchers appear.”

With only two exceptions (viz., Fol. 4, several petty expenses as per bill, 20l. 16s. 0d.: Fol. 8, ditto, 3l. 11s. 6d.), these unvouched payments are entirely of the nature of fees paid to clerks, &c., at the Treasury on the obtaining of money warrants, or at the Exchequer on the actual receipt of the money. The first page of this appended paper of such unvouched papers is as follows. It will serve as a complete exemplification of the whole:—

£ s. d. £ s. d.
Fol. 1. Fees at the Treasury for sign manual, and stamp for 1,000l., received at the Exchequer, 7th Dec., 1714 3 17 6
Warrant and order thereupon 2 2 6
Auditor of the Receipt 6 12 6
Clerk of the Pells 4 2 0
Tellers 15 0 0
[Total Fees paid on the said 1000l.] 31 14 6
Fol. 2. The like fees for another 1,000l. received the 13th of April, 1715 31 14 6
Fol. 3. Fees paid for 317l. 10s. 0d. for his Grace the Duke of Montrose 14 18 6
Ditto for 215l. for Mr. Micklethwaite 17 6 0
Ditto for 1,617l. 10s. 0d. received by Mr. Lowther 46 19 0
Ditto for 100l. by Mr. Biherendorf 8 11 6
Ditto for 1,000l. received the 12th of July 31 14 6
Ditto for 103l. 14s. 2d. for Mr. Lauesbeng 8 17 6
Ditto for 10,000l. Secret Service money 256 14 0
Ditto for 500l. received 17th Sept. 19 4 6
Ditto for 200l. for the Marquess de Sante Creuz 16 9 3
Ditto for 100l. for the Lord Strangford 8 16 0
Fol. 4. Ditto for 500l. received Nov. 8th, 1715 19 4 0
Ditto for 6,450l. purchase money of the library of the Bishop of Ely 166 7 6
Charges in passing the Treasury Commission as per bill 99 18 6
Ditto in passing the Chancellor of the Exchequer's two patents, as per bill 129 6 0
Ditto for 1,000l. Secret Service money, received the 22nd Dec., 1715, as per bill 31 14 6
Ditto for 500l. received by Mr. Lowther the same day per bill 19 4 0
Ditto for passing the Lord Almoner's patent, per bill 52 18 0
Ditto for 3,600l. in the name of Sir Joseph Hodges, per bill 96 17 6
Ditto for 500l. received the 20th Jan., 1715–6, per bill 19 4 0

and so on.

Booklet (2) An account, &c., ut supra, from the 29th day of November, 1717, to the 18th of December, 1719. 24 pages.

Prefixed (ut supra).
(a) Treasury order of reference, dated 1719–20, January 12, referring the said account to Auditor Jett for examination. (b) Said Auditor Jett's report thereupon, dated 1720, 6 June, and certificate by the Earl of Halifax, dated 1719, December 18, all ut supra.

The account shows payments to Lowther of 12,309l., and payments by him of 12,349l. 12s. 9d. (5,318l. 1s. 6d. thereof being unaccounted for by vouchers ut supra), leaving a surplusage or balance due to accountant of 40l. 12s. 9d.

Booklet (3) Account (&c. as above), from the 18th December, 1719, to the 10th of March, 1721.
32 pages, 9 blank pages.

Prefixed (a) Treasury order of reference ut supra, to Auditor Thomas Jett, of date 1722, May 5.
(b) Certificate by the Earl of Halifax, of date 1721–2, March 10, and report by said Jett, of date 1722, Sept. 18, all ut supra.

The account shows payments to Lowther of 26,000l., and payments by him of 26,009l. 15s. 5d. (11,999l. 1s. 2d. thereof being unvouched for by warrant ut supra), leaving a surplusage or balance due to accomptant of 9l. 15s. 5d.

Booklet (4) An account, &c., ut supra, from the 12th of March, 1721, to the 14th of September, 1725.
48 pages, 38 blank pages.

Prefixed (a) Treasury order of reference ut supra, of date 1730, March 10, to William Lowndes.
(b) Certificate by the Earl of Halifax, dated 1725, Sept. 22, and report by Auditor William Lowndes, dated 1732, June 15, all ut supra.

The account shows payments to Lowther of 44,000l., and payments by him of 44,004l. 6s. 2d. (of which 27,350l. 4s. 2d., not accounted for by vouchers, ut supra), leaving a surplusage or balance due to accomptant of 4l. 6s. 2d.

Booklets (5 and 6) An account, &c., ut supra from midsummer, 1727, to the 8th of June, 1732.
56 and 56 pages.

Prefixed (a) Treasury order of reference, of date, 1741, July 31.
(b) Report by Auditor Lowndes, of date, 1741, Sept. 22, and copy of certificate, dated 1732, Oct. 2, by the Earl of Halifax, all ut supra.

The account shows payments to Lowndes of 54,000l., and payments by him of 53,996l. 15s. 7d., leaving an arrear or balance due from him of 3l. 4s. 5d. (corrected to 63l. 4s. 5d.).

[Booklets 5 and 6 are duplicate, differing only in the facts that No. 6 has preserved in it the Treasury order of reference and Auditor Lowndes's report, and the Earl of Halifax's certificate, while No. 5 has preserved in it the said Earl of Halifax's certificate, but not the order of reference nor the report.]

Booklet (7) An account, &c., ut supra, from 1732, Midsummer, to 1735, August 21.
40 pages, 50 blank pages.

Prefixed (a) Treasury order of reference, ut supra, of date 1741, July 31.
(b) Report by Auditor W. Lowndes, of date 1741, Sept. 22, and copy of certificate by the Earl of Halifax, Auditor of the Receipt of date 1735, Sept. 22, all ut supra.

The account shows payments to Lowther of 62,000l., making with arrears, a total charge of 62,063l. 2s. 11d, and payments by him of 62,003l. 13s. 1d., leaving an arrear or balance due from accomptant of 59l. 9s. 10d. (corrected to 47l. 5s. 4d.).

Booklet (8) An account, &c., ut supra, from the 23rd of August to the 14th May, 1740.
64 pages, 22 blank pages.

Prefixed (a) Treasury order of reference, ut supra, dated 1741, July 31.
(b) Report by Auditor William Lowndes, dated 1741, Sept. 22, and certificate by Lord Robert Walpole, Auditor of the Receipt, dated 1740, May 16, all ut supra.

The account shows payments to Lowther of 79,000l. (making with arrears a total charge of 79,047l. 5s. 4d.) and payments by him of 79,004l. 16s. 7d., leaving an arrear or balance due from accomptant of 42l. 8s. 9d.

It will be noted that between Booklets 4 and 5 there is a gap, and that the accounts from 1725, Sept. 14, to 1727, June 24, are missing. It will be further noted that in all three succeeding accounts (booklets 5–8) the order of reference is in every case dated 1741, July 31, and the report of Auditor Lowndes likewise in each case 1741, Sept. 22—indicating the absence of any systematic audit of Lowther's accounts from the accession of George II. to 1741.

(b.) A Transcript of Lowther's Accounts for Two Years, viz., 1735–6.

Date. Purpose or Nature of Payment. Amount. Page of the present Volume of Calendar where the transaction is referred to.
[CHARGE.] £ s. d.
[1735.]
(fn. 10)June 7
Received at the Receipt of Exchequer for his Majesty's service 1500 0 0 ? 100,
104
Feb. 20 Ditto 1500 0 0 ? 100,
104
Feb. 27 Ditto 1500 0 0 ? 100
104
[1735.]
April 21
Received at the Receipt of Exchequer for his Majesty's service 1000 0 0
May 19 Ditto 3000 0 0 111
June 18 Ditto 1500 0 0 113
July 10 Ditto 2000 0 0 123
Aug. 21 Ditto 1500 0 0 126
Aug. 28 Ditto 2500 0 0 126
Sept. 6 Ditto 2000 0 0 128
Sept. 30 Ditto 1000 0 0 131
Oct. 21 Ditto 1000 0 0 135
Nov. 8 Ditto 1000 0 0 137
Dec. 30 Ditto 1000 0 0 189
1736.
Feb. 5
Ditto 2000 0 0 241
Feb. 6 Ditto 1000 0 0 242
March 5 Ditto 1500 0 0 244
April 17 Ditto 1500 0 0 248
June 7 Ditto 1500 0 0 255
June 10 Ditto 1500 0 0
July 2 Received at the Receipt of Exchequer for his Majesty's service 1000 0 0 259
Aug. 12 Ditto 1500 0 0 265,
267(?)
Oct. 8 Ditto 1500 0 0
Nov. Ditto 2000 0 0 276
[1735.]
Dec. 22
Ditto 1000 0 0 278
Date. Purpose of Nature of Payment. Amount. Page of the present Volume of Calendar where the transaction is referred to.
DISCHARGE. £ s. d.
1734–5.
Jan. 2
Paid a bill of several petty expenses from the 22nd Sept., 1732, to this day, as per bill 7 12 9
Jan. 3 Paid Treasury and Exchequer fees for 3,000l. for His Majesty's Privy Purse, as per bill 84 15 0
Jan. 3 Paid Treasury and Exchequer fees and 6d. duty for the clerks of the Treasury['s salaries], &c, as per bill 24 4 6
Paid ditto fees for 1,500l. for His Highness the Duke [of Cumberland], as per bill 110 12 6
Paid ditto fees for 1,257l. for the Princesses, as per bill 92 15 0
Jan. 7 Paid ditto fees of 1,500l. issued to me for His Majesty's service, as per bill 77 7 6
Jan. 8 Paid ditto fees of 2,900l. issued to John Shepherd for His Majesty's Secret Service, as per bill 151 16 6
Paid Mrs. Rebecca Weaver bounty 20 0 0
Paid Capt. Deveil, attorney to Ann Cassottie, ditto 20 0 0
Paid Mrs. Eliz. Floyer, ditto 10 0 0
Paid Mrs. Sarah Lee, ditto 10 0 0
Jan. 8. Paid Mrs. Eliz. Peake, bounty 10 0 0
Paid Mrs. Ann Pack, ditto 10 0 0
Paid Vallentine Magniac, ditto 15 0 0
Paid Christian Davis, ditto 5 0 0
Paid Mr. (sic) Florance Turner, ditto 10 0 0
Paid Mary Wooton, ditto 5 0 0
Paid Ann Fitzgerald, ditto 10 0 0
Paid Mrs Felicia Ruthen, ditto 10 0 0
Paid Mrs. Elenor Wren, ditto 20 0 0
Paid Elenor Bridge, ditto 5 0 0
Paid Mrs. Margaret South, ditto 10 0 0
Paid Mrs. Mary Shepherd, ditto 20 0 0
Paid Mrs. Sarah Beaton, ditto 20 0 0
Jan. 8 Paid Hellen Waite, boimt 5 0 0
Jan. 9 Paid Mrs. Ann Powel, ditto 10 0 0
Paid Mrs. Mary Richards, ditto 20 0 0
Paid Mrs. Sarah Hewitt ditto 12 0 0
Paid Sir Robert Adams ditto 21 0 0
Paid Magnus Du Blair, ditto 20 0 0
Paid Mrs. Jane Walter, ditto 20 0 0
Paid Mrs. Mary Yeats, ditto 20 0 0
Paid Mrs. Ann Smith, ditto 10 0 0
Paid Roger Williams, ditto 10 0 0
Paid James Touchet, Esq., ditto 10 0 0
Jan. 10 Paid Mrs. Alice Blener, ditto 10 0 0
Paid Mrs. Elizabeth Warren, ditto 20 0 0
Jan. 10 Paid Mrs. Deborah Reeves, bounty 10 0 0
Paid Rebeccah Houssey, ditto 5 0 0
Paid Mrs. Jane Kew, ditto 20 0 0
Paid Mrs. Margaret Irmel, ditto 20 0 0
Paid Mrs. Catherine Littlemore ditto 20 0 0
Paid Mr. James Rossi, ditto 40 0 0
Jan. 13 Paid Ann and Elizabeth Curle, ditto 10 0 0
Paid Philis Churchill, ditto 5 0 0
Paid Margaret Jerom, ditto 5 0 0
Paid Mrs. Elizabeth Fish, ditto 10 0 0
Paid the widow Lewis, ditto 5 0 0
Paid Mrs. Jane Hayes, ditto 10 0 0
Paid Mary Allen, ditto 5 0 0
Jan 14 Paid Mrs. Catherine Moore, bounty 10 0 0
Jan 15 Paid Mrs. Mary Mackay, dito 10 0 0
Paid Edward Walpole, Esq., for the use of Catherine Stevens and Elizabeth Lucas 10 0 0
Jan 16 Paid Mrs. Winbish for 3 months' newspapers to Christmas 5 1 6 ½
Paid Mr. Edward Jackson, for the course of Exchange a year to Christmas 2 8 0
Jan 20 Paid Mrs. Francis Braval, bounty 20 0 0
Jan 21 Paid Mrs. Prudence Vincastine, ditto 10 0 0
Paid Francis Banks, ditto 5 0 0
Paid Edward Walford, ditto 5 0 0
Paid Mrs. Sarah Westbrook, ditto 10 0 0
Paid Mrs. Elizabeth Colledge, ditto 20 0 0
Jan. 21 Paid Mrs. Chevalier, bounty 20 0 0
Jan. 22 Paid Christopher Tilson, Esq., for several public Warrants 15 3 6
Paid Mr. Edward Lloyd, bounty 40 0 0
Paid ditto for the use of Roger Glanvill, ditto 10 0 0
Jan. 23 Paid Mrs. Elizabeth Quarme, ditto 10 0 0
Paid Mrs. Smith at the House of Commons, ditto 10 0 0
Jan. 24 Paid Mrs. Ann Rogerson, ditto 5 0 0
Paid Judith Langrish, ditto 5 0 0
Jan. 27 Paid Mrs. Ann Watkins, ditto 5 0 0
Jan. 28 Paid Elizabeth Sikes, ditto 5 0 0
Jan. 29 Paid Philadelphia Squib, ditto 10 0 0
Jan. 31 Paid Mr. Fane for Mr. Whetham for Monsieur Chavigny's chocolate, as per note 4 15 0 3
Feb. 1 Paid Mr. Alexander Carlton, bounty 30 0 0
Feb. 4 Paid Mrs. Jane Gurlaw, ditto 20 0 0
Feb. 5 Paid Mary Cheston, ditto 10 0 0
Feb. 6 Paid Elizabeth Brown, ditto 5 0 0
Paid Mrs. Sarah Wright, ditto 5 0 0
Paid Treasury and Exchequer for 3,000l. for His Majesty's Privy Purse as per bill 84 15 0
Feb. 8 Paid ditto fees of 5,750l., issued to John Scrope, Esq., for His Majesty's Secret Service as per bill 294 4 6
Feb. 12 Paid Mr. William Man, bounty 20 0 0
Paid Mrs. Ann Watkins, ditto 5 0 0
Feb. 20 Paid Mr. William Arnall in pursuance of a minute of the 13th instant for writing and printing ‘Free Brittons’ 950 0 0 6
Feb. 20 Paid Mr. John Walthoe for ‘Daily Courants’ delivered at the Post Office from the 24th August to the 21st Nov., 1734 710 0 0 3
Paid Treasury and Exchequer fees of 400l. bounty in the name of Mr. Edward Jones as per bill 36 7 0
Paid ditto fees of 1,500l. issued to me for His Majesty's service as per bill 77 8 0
Feb. 21 Paid Mr. John Grover for his attending a Committee of the House of Commons last session as per minute 30 0 0 5–6
Feb. 26 Paid Mr. Mum [Mun] for his journey to Callais with the Princess of Orange 50 0 0 7
Paid Mrs. Mary Curtis in the name of John Bois, bounty 20 0 0
Feb. 26 Paid George Liddell. Esq., for the use of Mrs. Mary Selby 10l. on the Bounty list, and 5l. on the additional 15 0 0
Feb. 27 Paid Mr. John Walthoe for ‘Corncutters’ Journals' from the 1st Oct. 1734, to the 24th Dec. following 238 6 8 3
Paid Mrs. Elizabeth Fownes' bounty 20 0 0
Paid Treasury and Exchequer fees for 5,600l. issued to John Scrope, Esq., for His Majesty's Secret Service as per bill 286 14 0
Paid ditto fees of 1,812l. expended by William Richardson his Majesty's service as per bill 97 9 6
Paid ditto fees of 1,500l. issued to me for His Majesty's service as per bill 77 8 0
Feb. 28 Paid Catherine Wilkinson, additional bounty list 10 0 0
March 3 Paid Mary Curtice on additional bounty list 5 0 0
Paid Mr. Daniel Molloy, bounty ditto list 5 0 0
Paid Mrs. Elizabeth Gilbert, ditto on ditto list 10 0 0
Paid fees on 3,000l. for his Majesty's Privy Purse 84 15 0
March 4 Paid Mrs. Justine de Champ Fleury, bounty 5 0 0
Paid Mrs. Elizabeth Alexander, on additional bounty list 10 0 0
March 5 Paid Anna Whithorn, on additional bounty list 10 0 0
Paid Mr. Stephen Watley, [royal] bounty 50 0 0 8
Paid Mary Elliston, on additional list 5 0 0
March 6 Paid Mrs. Susanna Fisher, on ditto list 20 0 0
March 7 Paid Giles Batchellor, bounty on ditto list 20 0 0
March 7 Paid Jane Rex. bounty on additional list 5 0 0
March 10 Paid Mrs.Elizabeth Derme, ditto on ditto list 10 0 0
March 11 Paid Mr. Samuel Hunt for the funeral of Mr. Thomas Thurkettle, late messenger 23 10 6
Paid Mrs. Sarah Mathews, bounty 5 0 0
March 12 Paid Mrs. Katherine Taylor, on additional list 10 10 0
Paid Mrs. Ann Clark, bounty on ditto list 20 0 0
March 21 Paid William Corbett, Esq., 6d. per lib. for 1,000l. deducted at the Exchequer for Mr. Speaker's equipage 25 0 0
Paid Mary Manley, bounty 5 5 0
March 26 Paid Treasury and Exchequer fees for 1,500l. issued to John Scrope, Esq., for His Majesty's Secret Service as per bill 81 14 0
April 2 Paid 6d., duty and fees for the [salaries of the] Clerks of the Treasury, &c., as per bill 24 2 6
April 3 Paid Treasury and Exchequer fees of 3,000l. for His Majesty's Privy Purse, as per bill 84 15 0
April 8 Paid Thomas Franks, bounty 10 0 0 14
Paid Treasury and Exchequer fees for 1,500l. for His Royal Highness, the Duke, as per bill 110 13 0
Paid ditto fees of 1,257l., for the Princesses as per bill 92 15 0
April 18 Paid Sarah Eliot, bounty 10 0 0
April 19 Paid Mr. Milling, minister at the Hague, half a year due at Lady Day, 1735 25 0 0
Paid Mrs. Ann Humfreys, bounty 5 0 0
April 22 Paid Treasury and Exchequer fees of 1,000l., issued to me for His Majesty's service, as per bill 52 7 0
April 23 Paid Mrs. Shepperd for cleaning Mr. Fane's office for half a year due at Lady Day last 6 0 0
Paid Mrs. Charlot Kemmetter, bounty on additional list 10 0 0
Paid Mrs. Elizabeth Godfery, ditto 20 0 0
Paid Mrs. Jane Spooner, ditto 10 0 0
Paid Mrs. Dorothy and Amy Page, ditto 10 0 0
April 24 Paid Treasury and Exchequer fees of 5,300l., issued to John Scrope, Esq., for His Majesty's [secret] service, as per bill 271 14 0
Paid ditto fees of 3,004l., expended by William Richards, as per bill 157 0 6
April 24 Paid Mrs. Winbish for newspapers to Lady Day, 1735 5 7 1
April 29 Paid Mrs. Mary Orett, bounty 10 0 0
May 2 Paid Mr. [sic] Jullie Weston, ditto 30 0 0
Paid Mrs. Mary Morris, ditto 10 10 0
Paid Elizabeth Edwards, ditto 2 0 0
Paid Thomas Reeves, ditto 2 0 0
Paid William Johnson, ditto 2 0 0
Paid William Jackson, ditto
Paid Mary Caudle, ditto 6 0 0
Paid Anne Morgan, ditto 2 10 0
Paid Sarah Smith, ditto 2 10 0
May 4 Paid Anne Cook, ditto 1 0 0
May 12 Paid Treasury and Exchequer fees of 3,000l. for His Majesty's Privy Purse 84 15 0
May 12 Paid Treasury and Exchequer fees of 8,150l. issued to John Scrope, Esq., for His Majesty's Secret Service 414 5 0
May 14 Paid ditto fees of 3,000l. for Lord Harrington, to defray the expenses of his journey to Hanover 156 16 6
May 17 Paid Mr. William Arnall for ‘Free Britons’ and writing, &c. 600 0 0 19
Paid Mr. Fetherston for the Clerks of the Treasury's Tax for 1734 156 0 0
May 19 Paid Treasury and Exchequer fees of 3,600l. issued to John Scrope, Esq., for His Majesty's Secret Service as per bill 229 4 0
Paid ditto fees of 6,000l. expended on His Majesty's service by William Richards as per bill 306 16 6
May 19 Paid Treasury and Exchequer fees of 3,000l. issued to me for His Majesty's Service as per bill 152 7 6
May 20 Paid Mr. John Drummond for the use of Charles Delafay, Esq., for his assigning a stable and ground for His Majesty's use in Downing Street 100 0 0 19
Paid Mrs. John Drummond for the use of Charles Delafay, Esq., for his assigning a stable and groud for His Majesty's use in Downing Street 100 0 0 19
Paid Mrs. Mary Egerton, bounty 10 0 0 15
Paid Mr. John Waltho for ‘Double Courants’ sent to the Post Office between 24 Nov., 1734, and the 22 Feb., 1734–5 738 6 8 18
Paid for ‘Corncutters’ Journals' sent to the Post Office between 24 of Dec., 1734, and the 25 March, 1735 238 6 8 19
May 20 Paid Mr. Arthur Pollard the 6d. duty for 500l. for Mr. Speaker's allowance 12 10 0
May 22 Paid in passing the Treasury Commission thro' the offices, as per bill 86 0 0
Paid Mr. Lowndes for passing a Privy Seal for appointing Receivers-General for Land Tax, 1735 28 16 6
May 28 Paid Elizabeth Oakes, bounty 2 0 0
May 29 Paid Mark Frecker, Esq., for the houses and stables in Downing Street 234 3 10
June 4 Paid Treasury and Exchequer fees for 3,000l. for His Majesty's Privy Purse, as per bill 84 15 0
June 18 Paid ditto fees of 1,500l. issued to me for His Majesty's service, as per bill 77 7 6
June 19 Paid Mr. James Payzant the rent of two houses, being Lord Harrington's office 95 0 0
Paid Monsr. Jean Hassabeky [sic for Massabeky] [royal] bounty 50 0 0 10
June 19 Paid Mr. Daniel Prevereau for passing Her Majesty's commission [as Guardian of the Kingdom] through the several offices 81 15 6 26
June 24 Paid to William Offley, bounty 30 0 0
I crave allowance by virtue of a minute of the 20 Aug., 1720, confirmed on Sept., 1722, for half a year from Christmas last to this day 75 0 0
June 27 Paid Treasury and Exchequer fees of 7,000l., for His Majesty's Secret Service, as per bill 356 14 0
July 3 Paid Mr. Thomas Badeslade, Surveyor, for surveying Kensington Palace and Gardens and part of Hyde Park, &c. 39 0 0 30
Paid Exchequer fees and 6d. duty for the Clerks of the Treasury, as per bill 23 18 0
June 4 Paid ditto fees of 3,000l. for His Majesty's Privy Purse, as per bill 91 9 0
July 5 Paid ditto fees of 1,476l., expended by William Richards, as per bill 80 13 6
Paid Mrs. Winbesh for newspapers, a quarter to midsummer 5 12 7
June 10 Paid Mr. Roger Mansure, bounty 20 0 0 38
Paid Exchequer fees for 1,500l., for His Highness the Duke, as per bill 110 12 6
Paid Treasury and ditto fees of 1,257l., for the Princesses, as per bill 100 12 3
Paid ditto fees of 2,000l., issued to me for His Majesty's service, as per bill 102 7 6
June 17 Paid Mr. John Waltho for ‘Daily Courants’ sent to the Post Office between 25th Feb., 1734, and 28th June, 1735 990 0 0 37
Aug. 2 Paid Treasury and Exchequer fees of 3,000l., for His Majesty's Privy Purse, as per bill 84 15 0
Aug. 6 Paid ditto fees of 6,000l., issued to John Scrope, Esq., for His Majesty's Secret Service, as per bill 306 14 0
Paid Mr. Stephen Whatley, [royal] bounty 50 0 0 41
Paid Mr. Peter Leheup, for passing a Privy Seal for Sir Charles Wager to receive money for redemption of captives 33 1 6 40
Aug. 7 Paid Monsieur Schick for the use of Monsieur Renard of Amsterdam, for a year's correspondency to midsummer, 1735 50 0 0 40
Paid Treasury and Exchequer fees of 7,200l., issued to John Scrope, Esq., for His Majesty's Secret Service, as per bill 367 4 0
Paid ditto fees of 5,058l., issued to Henry Walters, Esq., expended by him on His Majesty's service, as per bill 259 8 0
Aug. 21 Paid Treasury and Exchequer fees of 1,500l. issued to me for His Majesty's service as per bill 77 5 0
Paid Christopher Tilson, Esq., for publick warrants, &c. 28 7 6
Aug. 26 Paid William Corbet, Esq., Sixpenny duty on 500l. as Mr. Speaker's allowance 12 10 0
Paid Mr. William Wilkins for ‘London Journalls’ delivered to the Post from the 16th March, 1733–4 to the last of June, 1735, and for writing 1486 5 0 43
Paid Mr. Choke [Chocke] for the Exchequer certificate, being for three years and odd months 3 3 0
Aug. 28 Paid William Corbet, Esq., for 5 days omitted in Mr. Speaker's warrant for the first table allowance 45 0 0
Aug. 28 Paid Treasury and Exchequer fees for 2,500l. issued to me for His Majesty's service 127 7 6
Paid for transcribing this account 2 2 0
Booklet 8., p. 1.
Aug. 28
Paid Samuel Buckley, Esq., for sundry charges and disbursements on His Majesty's service 980 14 0 43
Paid the messengers of the Exchequer for sending some Land Tax Acts by express to Scotland as per bill 13 5 0
Paid ditto [sic for Exchequer] fees of 100l. issued to the Rev. Dr. Pearce for the sufferers by fire in St. Martin's Lane as per bill 9 4 6
Paid ditto fees for 60l. issued to William Richards for persons concerned in apprehending Gregory, one being killed, as per bill 6 4 6
Aug. 29 Paid Capt. John Rutherford for the use of Mr. James Grant 30 0 0 44
Paid Treasury and Exchequer Fees of 6,500l. issued to John Scrope, Esq., for His Majesty's Secret Service, as per bill 331 14 0
Sept. 6 Paid ditto fees of 2,000l., issued to me for His Majesty's service, as per bill 102 12 0
Paid Mr. John Peele for several charges and disbursements by him made on His Majesty's special service 1750 0 0
Paid Treasury and Exchequer Fees for 3,000l. for His Majesty's Privy Purse, as per bill 84 15 0
Sept. 18 Paid John Munn, as His Majesty's Bounty 100 0 0 51
Sept. 30 Paid Treasury and Exchequer Fees for 7,500l. issued to John Scrope, Esq., for His Majesty's Secret Service, as per bill 381 7 0
Sept. 30 Paid Treasury and Exchequer fees for 1,000l. issued to me for His Majesty's service, as per bill 52 7 6
Oct. 2 Paid Mrs. Shepherd for the care of Mr. Fane's office to Michaelmas last 6 0 0
Oct. 4 Paid Treasury and Exchequer Fees for 1,000l. for His Royal Highness the Duke, as per bill 118 9 6
Paid ditto fees for 1,257l. for the Princesses, as per bill 92 15 0
Paid ditto fees for 3,000l. for His Majesty's Privy Purse, as per bill 84 15 0
Paid ditto fees and 6d. duty for the [salaries of the] Clerks of the Treasury 24 4 6
Paid Mr. Milling, minister at the Hague, for half a year, due at Michaelmas last 25 0 0
Oct. 4 Paid Treasury and Exchequer Fees for 169l. expended by Samuel Buckley, Esq., for printing statutes for one of the colleges in the University of Oxford, as per bill 14 1 6
Paid the Treasury messengers for delivering large quantities of letters to several persons 24 0 0 52
Oct. 17 Paid Treasury and Exchequer fees for 5,165l. issued to John Scrope, Esq., for His Majesty's Secret Service, as per bill 265 0 0
Paid ditto fees of 2,000l., expended by Andrew Wilson, Esq, as per bill 106 16 6
Oct. 21 Paid ditto fees of 1,000l., issued to me for His Majesty's service, as per bill 52 7 6
Nov. 3 Paid ditto fees of 3,000l. for His Majesty's Privy Purse, as per bill 84 15 0
Nov. 8 Paid Treasury and Exchequer fees of 5,000l., issued to John Scrope, Esq., for His Majesty's Secret Service, as per bill 256 14 0
Paid fees of 860l. 16s., expended by William Richards on His Majesty's service, as per bill. 50 0 0
Paid ditto fees of 1,000l., issued to me for His Majesty's service, as per bill 52 7 6
Nov. 10 Paid Mr. John Waltho for “Gazetteers” sent to the Post Office between 1st July, 1735, and the 30th September following 846 13 4 55
Nov. 14 Paid Mr. Samuel Barnsley for necessarys for the office 10 10 0 55
Nov. 19 Paid Mrs. Winbesh for a quarter's newspapers to Michaelmas 6 1 6
Nov. 27 Paid Mr. Jost Schicke's bounty 21 0 0 55
Dec. 4 Paid Treasury and Exchequer fees for 3,000l. for His Majesty's Privy Purse, as per bill 84 15 0
Dec. 19 Paid ditto fees of 6,471l. 17s. 6d., issued to John Scrope, Esq., for His Majesty's Secret Service, as per bill 330 6 0
Dec. 25 I crave allowance, by virtue of a minute of the 20th August, 1720, confirmed September, 1722, for half a year to this day, 1735 75 0 0
Dec. 30 Paid Treasury and Exchequer fees for 1,000l issued to me for His Majesty's service, as per bill 52 7 6
1735–6.
Jan. 3
1736.
Paid ditto fees for 3,000l. for His Majesty's Privy Purse, as per bill
84 15 0
Paid ditto fees and 6d. duty for Xmas quarter for the clerk of the bill 24 4 0
Jan. 3 Paid Treasury and Exchequer fees of 7,000l. issued to John Scrope, Esq., for His Majesty's Secret Service 356 14 0
Jan. 5 Paid Mr. Arthur Pollard 6d. duty of 500l. of Mr. Speaker's allowance 12 10 0
Jan. 8 Paid Mark Frecker, Esq., for rent of houses in Downing Street 108 0 0
Paid in passing a Commission appointing Harry Kelsall, Esq., a Commissioner of taxes, as per bill 68 1 6
Jan. 14 Paid Treasury and Exchequer fees for 1,500l. expended by Mr John Sheppard on His Majesty's service, as per bill 81 16 0
Paid Mr. John Wace the rent of Lord Harrington's office for half a year due at Michaelmas last 95 0 0
Jan. 20 Paid Mr. Winbish for newspapers to Christmas last 6 3 6
Jan. 21 Paid Treasury and Exchequer fees for 2,000l., expended by Mr. John Sheppard on His Majesty's service, as per bill 106 16 6
Paid ditto fees of 1,500l., for His Highness the Duke, as per bill 110 12 6
Paid ditto fees for 1,257l., for the Princesses, as per bill 92 14 6
Paid ditto fees for 400l., bounty to Miles Cook, as per bill 36 6 6
Feb. 5 Paid Mr. John Walthoe for “Gazetteers” sent to the Post Office between the 30th Sept., 1735, and the 30th Dec. following 868 6 8 159
Paid Treasury and Exchequer fees for 2,900l., expended by Mr. John Shepherd on His Majesty's service, as per bill 151 17 6
Paid ditto fees for the Privy Purse 3,000l., as per bill 84 15 0
Feb. 5 Paid Treasury and Exchequer fees for 2,000l., issued to me for His Majesty's service, as per bill 102 7 6
Feb. 6 Paid ditto fees for 1,000l., issued to me for ditto service, as per bill 52 7 6
Paid T. Wood for the funeral of William Richards 23 12 0 158
Feb. 7 Paid Treasury and Exchequer fees for 100l., expended by Samuel Barnsley, as per bill 8 14 0
Paid Elinor Wren, bounty 20 0 0
Paid Mary Shepherd, ditto 20 0 0
Paid Sarah Beeton, ditto 20 0 0
Paid Ann Gassotie, ditto 20 0 0
Paid Mary Wotton, ditto 5 0 0
Paid Hellen Waite, ditto 5 0 0
Paid Christian Davis, ditto 5 0 0
Paid Mary Yeats, ditto 20 0 0
Feb. 6 Paid Catherine Littlemore, bounty 20 0 3
Paid Elizabeth Okes, ditto 2 0 0
Feb. 9 Paid Jane Walter, ditto 20 0 0
Paid Florance Turner, ditto 10 0 0
Paid Elizabeth Fish, ditto 10 0 0
Paid Patetia Ruthwen, ditto 10 0 0
Paid Ann Powell, ditto 10 0 0
Paid Elizabeth Sikes, ditto 5 0 0
Paid Ann Fitzgerald, ditto 10 0 0
Paid James Touchet, ditto 20 0 0
Paid Elinor Bridge, ditto 5 0 0
Paid Valentia Magniac, ditto 15 0 0
Paid Mary Allen, ditto 5 0 0
Paid the widow of Lewis Peare, ditto 5 0 0
Feb. 10 Paid Alice Blenner, ditto 10 0 0
Feb. 10 Paid Mrs. Francis Brevall, bounty 20 0 0
Paid Ann Rogerson, ditto 5 0 0
Paid Mr. Alexander Carleton, ditto 30 0 0
Paid Sarah Eliot, ditto 10 0 0
Paid Rebecca Housley, ditto 5 0 0
Paid Margaret Jerom, ditto 5 0 0
Paid Sir Robert Adams, ditto 21 0 0
Paid Elizabeth Warren, ditto 20 0 0
Paid Mrs. Elizabeth Peake, ditto 10 0 0
Paid Mrs. Sarah Lee, ditto 10 0 0
Paid Mrs. Ann Emes, ditto 20 0 0
Paid Ann and Elizabeth Curle, ditto 10 0 0
Paid Mrs. Ann Pack, ditto 10 0 0
Feb. 10 Paid Mrs. Elizabeth Irmell, bounty 20 0 0
Paid Elizabeth Brown, ditto 5 0 0
Feb. 11 Paid James Rossé, ditto 40 0 0
Paid Mrs. Elizabeth Colledge, ditto 20 0 0
Paid Roger Williams, ditto 10 0 0
Paid Mrs. Mary Richards, ditto 20 0 0
Paid Mrs. Sarah Westbrooke, ditto 10 0 0
Feb. 12 Paid Mrs. Rebecca Weaver, ditto 20 0 0
Paid Mrs. Ann Smith, ditto 10 0 0
Paid Mr. Richard Shergold for one year's course of Exchange to the last day of Dec., 1735 2 8 0
Paid Mrs. Jane Gurlaw, bounty 20 0 0
Feb. 12 Paid Mrs. Jane Kew, bounty 20 0 0
Feb. 13 Paid Mr. Robert Harris, ditto 40 0 0
Paid Mrs. Catherine Moore, ditto 10 0 0
Paid Magnus Du Blair, ditto 20 0 0
Paid Mrs. Dorothea Skippon, ditto 5 0 0
Paid Mrs. Deborah Reeves, ditto 10 0 0
Feb. 16 Paid Martha Booth, ditto 5 0 0
Paid Margaret South, ditto 10 0 0
Paid Elizabeth Quarme, ditto 10 0 0
Paid Mr. William Mann, ditto 20 0 0
Paid S. Smith, widow, ditto 5 0 0
Feb. 17 Paid Christopher Tilson, Esq., fees of publick warrants 17 12 6
Feb. 17 Paid Mrs. Champfleury, bounty 5 0 0
Paid Mrs. Ann Watkins, ditto 5 0 0
Feb. 18 Paid Mrs. Sarah Hewitt, ditto 12 0 0
Paid Jane Hayes, ditto 10 0 0
Feb. 19 Paid Mary Mackay, ditto 10 0 0
Feb. 20 Paid Mary Cheston, ditto 10 0 0
Paid Mary Curtis for John Boise 20 0 0
Paid Mrs. Phillis Churchill 5 0 0
Paid Mrs. Squib, ditto 10 0 0
Feb. 23 Paid Mr. William Arnall, as of His Majesty's bounty 400 0 0 160
Feb. 24 Paid Mrs. Sarah Matthews, bounty 5 0 0
Paid Francis Banks, ditto 5 0 0
Paid Edward Walford,ditto 5 0 0
Feb. 26 Paid Mr. Roger Mansuer, ditto 20 0 0
Feb. 26 Paid Mrs. Mary Chevalier, bounty 20 0 0
Paid Mrs. Elizabeth Floyer, ditto 10 0 0
Paid Mr. Edward Lloyd, ditto 40 0 0
Paid ditto for the use of Roger Glanvill, ditto 10 0 0
Paid Ann Watkins, widow, ditto 5 0 0
Feb. 27 Paid Treasury and Exchequer fees of 6,400l., issued to John Scrope, as for His Majesty's Secret Service, as per bill 326 14 0
Paid ditto fees of 3,269l. 15s. 7d. expended by John Shepherd as per bill 170 19 6
March 3 Paid ditto fees of 3,000l. for His Majesty's Privy Purse as per bill 84 15 0
Paid Prudence Vinckestyne, bounty 10 0 0
March 3 Paid Mrs. Sarah Wright, bounty 5 0 0
March 5 Paid Treasury and Exchequer fees for 1,500l. issued to me for his Majesty's service as per bill 77 7 6
March 8 Paid Roger Perry, bounty 10 0 0
March 17 Paid Judith Langrish, ditto 5 0 0
Paid Mrs. Elizabeth Fownes, ditto 20 0 0
Paid Mr. Stephen Whatley, ditto 50 0 0 162
Paid Dorothy Prat 10 0 0
Paid Ann Springold, ditto 10 0 0
1736.
March 31
Paid Mr. Edmond Jones, servant to Mr. Hanbury, ditto for the use of Mr. Trevor Morgan 30 0 0 164
Paid the clerks of the Treasury Exchequer fees for Lady Day quarter, as per bill 24 4 6
March 31 Paid Treasury and Exchequer fees for 6,600l., issued to John Scrope, for His Majesty's Secret Service, as per bill 336 14 0
Paid ditto fees for 1500l., for His Royal Highness the Duke, as per bill 110 12 6
Paid ditto fees for 1,257l. for their Royal Highnesses the Princesses, as per bill 92 15 0
April 3 Paid ditto fees for 3,000l., for His Majesty's Privy Purse as per bill 84 15 0
April 17 Paid ditto fees of 8,000l., issued to John Scrope, Esq., for His Majesty's Secret Service, as per bill 406 14 0
Paid Treasury and Exchequer fees of 4,000l., expended by John Shepherd as per bill 206 16 6
Paid ditto fees of 1,500l., issued to me for His Majesty's service, as per bill 77 7 6
April 19 Paid Mr. John Wace for the rent of Lord Harrington's office for half a year due at Ladyday 95 0 0
Paid Mark Frecker, Esq., for rent of houses in Downing Street, half a year due at Ladyday 108 0 0
April 20 Paid to Mr. William Fetherston, the land tax charged on the clerks of the Treasury for the year 1735 138 13 4
Paid Mrs. Shepherd, half a year to Lady-day last, for the care of the office of Henry Fane, Esq. 6 0 0
Paid Mr. Arthur Pollard the 6d. duty of 500l. issued to Mr. Speaker on his table allowance 12 15 0
April 21 Paid Catherine Finsham Say, bounty 10 10 0
Paid Charlotte Kimiter, ditto 10 0 5
April 21 Paid Mrs. Sarah Thurkettle, bounty 10 0 0 30
Paid Jane Rex, ditto 5 0 0
Paid George Liddel, Esq., 10l. on the bounty list and 5l. on the additional list, for the use of Mrs. Mary Selby as His Majesty's bounty 15 0 0
April 22 Paid Giles Batcheler, bounty 20 0 0
Paid Mrs. Gilbert, ditto 10 0 0
Paid Mr. Daniel Molloy, ditto 5 0 0
April 24 Paid Mrs. Richards, ditto 20 0 0
Paid Elizabeth Derme, bounty 10 0 0
Paid Sarah Alexander for her mother Elizabeth Alexander, ditto 10 0 0
April 29 Paid Mrs. Catherine Wilkinson, ditto 10 0 0
Paid Mrs. Elizabeth Godfrey, ditto 20 0 0
April 30 Paid the Reverend Mr. Robert Milling, minister of the English Church at the Hague half a year to Lady-day, 1736 25 0 0
Paid Mary Ellison, widow, bounty 5 5 0
Paid Mrs. Wimbish for newspapers to Ladyday last 5 10 4
May 4 Paid Treasury and Exchequer 3000l., for His Majesty's Privy Purse, as per bill 84 15 0
Paid the widow Stephens, bounty 10 0 0
Paid Mrs. Elizabeth Lucas, widow, ditto 10 0 0
Paid Mrs. Catherine Taylor, ditto 10 0 0
Paid Mrs. Mary Orett, ditto 10 0 0
Paid Mr. Charles Lowndes for passing a Privy Seal for appointing Receivers General for 1736 28 11 6
May 12 Paid Mrs. Judith Weston, bounty 30 0 0
May 13 Paid Mr. — Norton Defoe, ditto 50 0 0 168
May 17 Paid Mr. George Dowdall, ditto 5 5 0 168
Paid Treasury and Exchequer fees for 8,725l. 12s. 4d., issued to John Scrope, Esq., for his Majesty's Secret Service 443 1 6
May 20 Paid Catherine Taylor, additional bounty 10 10 0
Paid Mary Manley, ditto 10 5 0
Paid Margaret Curtiss, ditto 5 0 0
May 27 Paid Treasury and Exchequer fees for 7,750l., issued to John Scrope, Esq., for His Majesty's Secret Service 394 4 0
Paid in passing the Treasury Commission through the several offices, as per bill 76 17 0
June 4 Paid Treasury and Exchequer fees for 3,000l., for His Majesty's Privy Purse, as per bill 84 15 0
June 7 Paid ditto fees for 1,500l., issued to me for His Majesty, s service, as per bill 77 7 6
June 8 Paid Mr. John Waltho for “Gazetteers” from the 1st January, 1735, to the 30th of March, 1736 881 5 0 167
Paid Mr, Thomas Arnall, bounty 200 0 0 170
June 9 Paid Mrs. Mary Egerton, ditto 10 0 0 171
Paid Mr. Daniel Pevereau, for his expense in passing Her Majesty's Commission of Regent 81 8 6
June 10 Paid Treasury and Exchequer fees for 1500l., issued to me for His Majesty's service, as per bill 77 7 6
June 22 Paid Mrs. Catherine Gregson, bounty 20 0 0 172
June 23 Paid Treasury and Exchequer fees for 2,820l., expended by Mr. John Shepherd on His Majesty's service, as per bill 177 14 6
June 24 I crave allowance by virtue of a minute of the 20th of August, 1720, confirmed in September, 1722, for 6 months from Christmas last to this midsummer 75 0 0
June 25 Paid William Offley, Esq., bounty 30 0 0
Paid Ann Whithorn, ditto 10 0 0
June 30 Paid Treasury and Exchequer fees of 5,300l., issued to John Scrope, for His Majesty's Secret Service, as per bill 271 14 0
July 1 Paid ditto fees for 2,000l., for the Duke, as per bill 155 7 6
Paid ditto fees for 1,257l., for the Princesses, as per bill 100 12 6
July 2 Paid ditto fees for the Privy Purse 3,000l., as per bill 93 12 6
July 2 Paid Treasury and Exchequer fees and 6d. duty for the Clerks of the Treasury, as per bill 24 4 6
Paid ditto fees for 1,000l., issued to me for His Majesty's service, as per bill 52 7 6
Paid Monsieur Shicke, for the use of Monsieur Renard of Amsterdam for one year's correspondence to Midsummer last 50 0 0
Paid Mark Frecker, Esq., for the purchase of a piece of ground in a yard near Downing Street, for His Majesty's use 200 0 0 168
July 5 Paid Treasury and Exchequer fees for 8,000l., issued to Horatio Walpole, Esq., for his journey to Hanover 156 16 5
July 7 Paid William Corbet, Esq., the 6d. duty out of 500l. of Mr. Speaker's table allowance 12 10 0
July 24 Paid Treasury and Exchequer fees for 2,000l., issued to Mr. Pointz for the use of His Royal Highness the Duke 107 17 6
July 29 Paid Christopher Tilson, Esq., fees of several warrants, &c. 31 0 0
Aug. 4 Paid Treasury and Exchequer fees for 3,000l., for His Majesty's Privy Purse as per bill 84 15 0
Aug. 6 Paid ditto fees of 6,450l., issued to John Scrope, Esq., for His Majesty's Secret Service, as per bill 329 4 6
Aug. 11 Paid ditto fees for 2,000l., expended by John Shepherd on His Majesty's service, as per bill 106 16 6
Aug. 12 Paid Mr. Leheup for a warrant and stamps and entring at the Auditor's office for 6,000l. Virginia quit rents 5 16 8
Aug. 12 Paid Mr. Joseph Wherritt for his service last Sessions 20 0 0 179
Paid Treasury and Exchequer fees of 1,500l., issued to me for His Majesty's service, as per bill 77 7 6
Aug. 13 Paid Mrs. Winbish for a quarter's newspapers to midsummer 4 15 4
Paid Stephen Whatley, bounty 50 0 0 181
Aug. 26 Paid John Massabeky, bounty 60 0 0 182
Sept. 1 Paid Mr. Edward Bryant for a journey to Houghton 11 6 8 181
Sept. 2 Paid Treasury &c., fees of 3,000l., for the Privy Purse, as per bill 84 15 0
Paid Treasury and Exchequer fees for 2,979l. 18s. 0d., expended by Mr. John Shepherd on His Majesty's service, as per bill 165 18 6
Sept. 3 Paid Mr. John Shepherd porterage for sending the annuity orders to the Lords' Houses 0 8 0
Sept. 15 Paid Treasury and Exchequer fees of 3,000l., issued to John Scrope for His Majesty's Secret Service, as per bill 156 14 0
Paid Mr. John Waltho for “Gazetteers” sent to the Post Office, from the 1st of April, 1736, to the 29th of June following 894 2 6 184
Oct. 5 Paid Treasury and Exchequer fees for 3,000l. for His Majesty's Privy Purse, as per bill 84 15 0
Oct. 7 Paid John Martin, Esq., for the expenses at the riot in Spittle Fields 50 0 0 185
Paid Treasury and Exchequer fees for 2,000l. for His Royal Highness the Duke, as per bill 155 7 0
Paid ditto fees for 1,257l., for the Princesses, as per bill 96 15 0
Oct. 7 Paid 6d., duty for 50l., to Mr. Fane, 50l. to Mr. Jones the Solicitor, and 325l., for the Clerks, and 142l. 10s. 0d., [for] Mr. Man et al. as per hill 24 12 0
Paid Elinor Grimston, bounty 20 0 0 190
Oct. 8 Paid Treasury and Exchequer fees for 1,500l., issued to me for His Majesty's service, as per bill 79 12 6
Paid Mrs. Shepherd for the care of Mr. Fane's office for half a year to Michas. last 6 0 0
Oct. 14 Paid the Reverend Mr. Robert Milling, minister at the Hague for half a year to Michas. last 25 0 0
Oct. 16 Paid Treasury and Exchequer fees for 5,000l., issued to John Scrope, Esq., for His Majesty's Secret Service, as per bill 256 14 0
Paid ditto fees for 2,900l., expended by Mr. John Shepherd, as per bill 151 16 6
Oct. 16 Paid Treasury and Exchequer fees for 683l., issued to Mr. Selwyn for the use of their Royal Highnesses the Princesses 56 18 0
Nov. 2 Paid ditto fees for 4,959l. 10s. 0d., issued to John Scrope, Esq., for his Majesty's Secret Service, as per bill 249 16 0
Paid Mr. Arthur Pollard the 6d. duty of 500l., being Mr. Speaker's table allowance 12 10 0
Nov. 3 Paid Mr. Wace for half a year's rent for Lord Harrington's office, due Michaelmas last 95 0 0
Paid Treasury and Exchequer fees for 3,000l. for his Majesty's Privy Purse, as per bill 84 15 0
Nov. 12 Paid ditto fees for 2,000l. issued to me for His Majesty's service, as per bill 102 7 6
Nov. 13 Paid Mr. John Walthoe for “Gazetteers” sent to the Post House, from the 1st of July to the 30th of September, 1736 916 13 4 193
Paid Treasury and Exchequer fees for 360l. bounty, to Mr. John Oldmixon, as per bill 33 1 6
Nov. 23 Paid Mark Frecker, Esq., rent for house and stables in Downing Street, half a year due at Michaelmas 123 15 0
Dec. 4 Paid Treasury and Exchequer fees for 5,782l. issued to John Scrope, Esq., for His Majesty's Secret Service. 295 18 0
Paid ditto fees for 3,000l. for His Majesty's Privy Purse 84 15 0
Dec. 16 Paid Christopher Tilson, Esq., for fees of public warrants, &c. 14 8 6
Dec. 17 Paid Mr. John Shepherd for several journeys by him performed between the 3rd of March, 1735, and the 6th October, 1736 3 15 0
Dec. 17 Paid Treasury and Exchequer fees for 1,400l. expended on His Majesty's service by Mr. John Shepherd 76 16 6
Paid ditto fees of 1,500l., expended on ditto by Mr. John Andrews 117 8 6
Dec. 22 Paid ditto fees for 1,000l., issued to me for His Majesty's service, as per bill 52 7 6
Dec. 23 Paid Mr. Briant for his journey to Norfolk 15 6 8
Paid Mr. Mann for necessarys for the [Treasury] Office 13 0 6
Dec. 24 Paid Mr. George Hawkins money expended by him on His Majesty's service 14 14 0 202
I crave allowance by vertue of a minute of the 20th of August, 1720, confirmed in September, 1722, for 150l., per an. for half a year from Midsummer to Xmas, 1736 75 0 0

Footnotes

  • 1. King's Warrant Book VIII., pp. 188–9, 1690, October 22.
  • 2. Ibid. VIII., p. 381, 1691, June 5.
  • 3. Queen's Warrant Book XVI., p. 256.
  • 4. Treasury Board Papers, XCVII., No. 112.
  • 5. Treasury Board Papers, CLIV., No. 45.
  • 6. Treasury Board Papers, CXCI., No. 36.
  • 7. A later account of the Civil List, 1714, August 1, to 1715, September 29 (Treasury Book Papers, 192, No. 47), gives the items somewhat differently as follows: £s.d.£s.d. Pensions and annuities at the Exchequer19,38329½ Pensions and annuities at the Excise13,868111¾ Pensions and annuities at the Post Office22,744120 —55,996511¼ Bounties in gross15,829124¼ Edward Godfrey for pensions and charities31,97636 Duke of Montrose for Secret Service2,75000 Secretary Stanhope2,25000 Lord Townshend2,25000 William Lowndes10,00000 William Bromley, late Secretary of State427711½17,677711½ Jewels or presents to Foreign Ministers12,99953 Contingencies of divers natures51,13013¾
  • 8. King's Warrant Book, XIX., p 281.
  • 9. The general letters of Privy Seal here referred to merely provide for the continuance of issues and receipts (i.e., of transacting business generally) at the Exchequer, which was, of course, constitutionally and theoretically suspended by the decease of Queen Anne. The letters are, themselves, practically copies of the general letters of Privy Seal issued by Queen Anne herself on the 13th March, 1 Anne for an exactly similar purpose. They are, therefore, perfectly general, and have no special reference whatever to Lowther or the King's Money. They are as follow:Privy Seal Books, Pells., 1 Geo. I., p. 1.General letters of Privy Seal.George by the Grace of God King of Great Britain, France and Ireland, Defender of the Faith, &c., to our High Treasurer, Chancellor, and under Treasurer of our Exchequer, now being, and to our High Treasurer, Chancellor, and under Treasurer of our Exchequer or Commissioners of our Treasury for the time being greeting. Our will and pleasure is, and we do hereby direct, authorize, and command that out of any of our Treasure or Revenue, from time to time being, and remaining in the receipt of our Exchequer, you issue and pay, or cause to be issued and paid, all such sum and sums of money for any public or particular uses or services, is we, by any warrant or warrants under our Royal sign manual shall direct and appoint, the said sum or sums of money respectively to be paid to such officer or other persons, by way of imprest or otherwise, and in such manner and form in all respects as by such warrant or warrants shall be required or directed. And these our letters, &c.Given under our Privy Seal, at our Palace of Westminster, the 29th day of September, in the 1st year of our reign.Anno, 1714. Ex. Geo. Sawyer.
  • 10. Doubtless an erratum for January.