Minute Book: July 1703

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Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 18, 1703. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1936.

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July 1703

July 1, forenoon.
Treasury Chambers, Cockpit.
Present : Lord Treasurer.
[My Lord] ordered issues as follows : upon reading Mr. Burton's memorial of June 29 last : to be issued out of cash in the Exchequer of this year's funds, viz.
£ s. d.
in part of 264874l. 10s. 0d. for subsistence to the Troops and Regiments in England from 9 July inst to 2 Sept. next inclusive 23366 18 8
for Monsieur le Citter [Aernout van Citters] out of Contingencies [of the Forces] 300
to Col. Lillingston and others pensioners [on their pensions] to 24 June last 107 6 0
in part of 87125l. 10s. 0d. for Marines ;for subsistence to Lord Lucas's Regiment for the same time 1475 16 8
in part of 5000l. for the Invalids : for [bounty on] reducing 26 men of the Company of Invalids at Chester at 20s. each 26
£25276 1 4
Ibid., p. 111.
July 6, forenoon.
Treasury Chambers, Cockpit.
Present : Lord Treasurer, Chancellor of the Exchequer.
[The draft of a] letter [of direction to the Exchequer for the issue out of Civil List funds] of 544l. 0s. 62/3d. for Mr. Wise [for works in the Gardens] is read and approved.
Write to Mr. Cardonal owning the receipt of his last pacquet and that my Lord Treasurer finding the difficulty [which] is made in Holland of proceeding to pay the 20,000 augmentation troops by moieties of the charge and perceiving that the chief difficulty is that by the Constitution of the Provinces each Province must have its proportion of the Troops by a repartition of the whole, his Lordship thinks this matter may be settled by establishing 10,000 of the men to be paid by England and the other 10,000 by the States so that each [nation] may be liable to an equal number and charge of Horse, Dragoons and Foot. But great care is to be taken that this be done equally and without disadvantage to either nation.
[Send word] to Mr. Blathwaite and Mr. Fox to be here to-morrow morning about the Establishment for the Augmentation Troops and the Danes.
The Attorney General thinks my Lord Ranelagh should send the books containing the certificates of the [army debt] debentures, last made out, to the late Trustees for sale of Forfeited Estates forthwith. They should have been sent sooner.
Send [word] to Mr. Highsham, Sir Stephen Evance and partners and to Sir H. Furnese and Sir Tho. Daval that 75000 Rix Dollars are to be paid at Hamburg at single usance and that to-morrow morning at this place his Lordship will receive proposals for remitting the same [in return] for money to be paid here within one month's time.
[Send] to the Auditor of the Receipt, the Clerk of the Pells, and the Queen's Remembrancer together with the Attorney General, to be here to-morrow week at 10 of the clock about the Imprest Rolls.
[My Lord orders the issue of] 6000l. to the Treasurer of the Navy : to be issued out of cash in the Exchequer of this year's funds and to be applied to the head of the Navy Ordinary.
[My Lord orders that] as and when the rent of the Aulnage Duties comes into the Exchequer it is to be issued for Secret Service.
[Send word to the Agents [for Taxes] to be here on Wednesday week at 10 in the morning and Mr. Holbech is to be here then.
This day week at 4 in the afternoon my Lord Treasurer will hear the matter concerning Sir Henry Brabant's debt granted to Dr. Braydy. Ibid., p. 112.
July 7, forenoon.
Treasury Chambers, Cockpit.
Present : ut supra.
Write to the Auditor of the [Receipt of the] Exchequer and the Clerk of the Pells to cause an exact account to be made up and transmitted to my Lord of all the moneys that have been stopped at the Exchequer for any of the taxes on salaries, pensions, &c.
[My Lord orders] Mr. Hart to be paid a year on Mr. Alford's pension. But [first] see the title.
[My Lord orders] 3215l. 4s. 2d. to be paid to the Navy [Treasurer] out of cash of this year's funds : to be for Mr. Whitfield for 2 months' subsistence to 24 August next inclusive for the Regiments of Villers and Sanderson. Ibid., p. 113.
Eodem die afternoon. Present : ut supra.
Sir Simon Harcourt, Mr. Dod and Mr. Broderick [are called in, appearing as of counsel] for Lady Wood ; as also Sir Thomas Powys and Sir John Hawles [who appear as of counsel] for Mr. Anthony Rowe.
Sir Simon insists upon the issues tried in the Exchequer and the verdicts for my Lady Wood and that now there is no reason to interpose against her.
Mr. Dod shows what pretences were formerly made by Mr. Rowe and what proceedings were formerly [had] in the Treasury [and further states] that the Court of Exchequer hath refused any further trial, there being no reason : he says where a person is outlawed the forfeiture is to the Crown but the prosecutor has the benefit constantly [as a matter] of course : that my Lady Wood's trials was by direction of the Treasury : she has a sort of a right to have the 250l. issues levied : it was never denied in any case of like nature : to take away this money from her would be to take money from one who hath spent five times as much to bring her cause to this pass.
Mr. Broderick says in faith and confidence of the tallies the money was lent and he hopes the Treasury will not discredit tallies by extraordinary means. In 1697 an order was made in the Treasury for trying the issue and it was agreed the trial should be conclusive : he hopes that contrary to ordinary rules of the Exchequer no extraordinary course shall be taken to, deprive her of her remedy.
They shew several orders formerly made at the Treasury. The Barons [of the Exchequer] saw no colour for another trial and dismissed their [Rowe's] bill.
Sir Thomas Powys [for Rowe] says' tis agreed the Farmers [of the Hearthmoney] paid all [the money] due to the Crown and the farm ended in 1684 : if a debtor to the Crown borrows the money to pay the Crown and your Lordship should give yourself the trouble to interpose for the lender you would have more trouble than any court whatsoever : that my Lady Wood is not entitled to the aid of the Crown as a debtor or accountant or by patent or otherwise : they don't pretend it [arises by any such title] : Rowe has paid the Crown ; but (says she) he owes me money and let me have aid from the Crown [to recover it from him] : [he further says] that Sir Edward Wood had a bond from Hind, Toplady and Shales for this money : that these were tallies of Sol [or discharge] for money which the Farmers had paid and these tallies were their acquittances which Mr. Hind put into Sir Edward [Wood's] hands : if the Crown can be satisfied [of all moneys due from the Farmers] why should it not discharge the Farmers? The issues belong to the Queen ; they cannot be paid to my Lady Wood ; the Queen hath not granted them to her and she has no more right than anybody else : that in the bill which is dismissed [by the Exchequer Court] the Attorney General was no party but 'twas a bill between private parties : he says the verdicts at the 2 trials disagree ; he says the jury did not find the 2 last issues until next morning the Court sent them back again and then they were found : my Lady Wood has the tallies ; the Court doth not find equity to take them from her and she may keep them : by a statute of Henry VIII accountants ought to be discharged if they can shew equity for that purpose : my Lady Wood may sue Mr. Rowe in Westminster Hall if he be debtor and counsel hopes the Queen's warrant may pass to discharge the issues.
Sir John Hawles [for Rowe] says they were tallies of discharge, downright receipts, not pawnable or assignable : these tallies were for advance money repaid before pawned to Sir Edw. Wood : the patent ownes the receipt of the money as to part of these tallies : at the first trial one of the verdicts was that the money came to Hind only : he says there was not one witness to the issue that finds the money came to the use of Rowe, Bradshaw and partners : the bill in the Exchequer against the Attorney General stands still and upon proof of payment the Farmers ought to be discharged. Two of the tallies are part of the 50,000l. advance money discharged by the patent. They pray the issues may be discharged and that no process may issue till the Court has determined on their bill.
Sir Simon Harcourt [for Lady Wood] says we desire that nothing extraordinary be done : if the course of the Exchequer be observed my Lady will have her money : the tallies were a security because the Farmers could not pass accounts without them : the Crown is satisfied by Sir Edward Wood's lending the money : the statute [of Henry VIII] will not help Mr. Rowe for Mr. Rowe has no equity or good conscience to be discharged without discharging her : though in strictness the money be the Queen's yet the party has always the benefit : the question is not now for disposing the money but whether the Queen shall discharge it : they [the Court] never called to the Attorney General for his answer to their [Rowe's] bill : if the issues were found by evidence the Barons of the Exchequer would have relieved.
Mr. Dod [of the same side] says some of the tallies were [tallies of pro or] of anticipation : the Crown will never grant a privy seal to defraud another ; and to discharge issues is taking away the ordinary remedy from the subject.
Broderick [of the same side says that] Mr. Rowe pawned tallies for money, without which [tallies] he cannot be discharged. The single question is whether the ordinary course of the Exchequer shall be leapt over to defeat my lady of her debt. Mr. Rowe says that he will prosecute upon the bill against the Attorney General : so that [after all] there may be a hearing [that way].
My Lord Treasurer limits the time for this hearing to next Hilary term at farthest. In the meantime the issues are not to be discharged and the process is to be stayed.
[My Lord orders the issue to the Treasurer of the Navy of] 24607l. for the head of [seamen's] wages, whereof 4607l. is to be imprested for medicines for the Fleet : to be issued out of the cash in the Exchequer [of the funds for the year 1703].
Mr. Francis Stratford having proposed to return [remit by way of exchange] 75000 Rix Dollars in specie to Hamburg at sight at the exchange rate of 5 shillings per Rix Dollar my Lord Treasurer accepts that proposal : but he (Stratford) is to be satisfied [accept repayment] by tallies on Malt Duties within a month without interest. Treasury Minute Book XIV, pp. 113-5.
July 13, forenoon.
Treasury Chambers, Cockpit.
Present : Lord Treasurer, Chancellor of the Exchequer.
The hearing between Dr. Brady and Lady Milbanck et al is put off to this day week in the forenoon.
Desire Lord Granville and Mr. Manly to be here to-morrow afternoon.
[Send word] to the Commissioners of Sick and Wounded and Mr. Povy to be here to-morrow morning.
[Send] to Sir Henry Furnese and Sir Stephen Evance and partners to make their proposals to-morrow morning for remitting [by exchange] 100,000l. to Holland.
[My Lord orders the following issues to the Paymaster of the Guards and Garrisons] on Mr. How's memorial [of this day : to be issued] out of cash in the Exchequer [of this year's funds] : viz.
£ s. d.
for clearings to Lord Lucas's Regiment of Foot from 25th April to 24th June, 1703 819 3 7
for offreckonings of 5 Regiments in the West Indies 1736 17
£2556 0 11¾
[Write] to the Navy Commissioners to be here to-morrow afternoon about the money for the [Chatham] Chest.
[My Lord orders the issue to the Navy Treasurer of] 5000l. out of cash in the Exchequer [of funds for the year 1703 : to be] for the head of Wear and Tear, being for imprests and bills of exchange.
[Send] to the Victuallers to be here to-morrow afternoon.
[My Lord orders the issue of] 2000l. to Mr. Methuen out of secret service money, for so much expended by him in Portugal by her Majesty's particular direction.
Send to Mr. Blathwaite to be here to-morrow at about 11 o'clock about the Establishments of the Forces and the Additional Forces in Flanders : and my Lord Ranelagh and Mr. Fox are to be here then.
Write to Mr. Cardonal that my Lord approves the warrant for Brigadier Lloyd.
[My Lord orders] 20l. to be paid to Eliz. Rice for the injury done by the usher's dog at the Exchequer : to be issued out of secret service money.
[Send] to Mr. Warr for a copy of the Treaty with Portugal so that my Lord may see what provision of money is to be made. [Send] to Mr. Ellis for the copies of the rest of the [subsidy] Treaties. Treasury Minute Book XIV, p. 116.
July 14.
Treasury Chambers, Cockpit.
Present : Lord Treasurer, Chancellor of the Exchequer.
My Lord having appointed this day to hear the officers of the Exchequer to the end that some immediate care might be taken to prevent any damage to the public by not transmitting the Imprest Rolls [to the Remembrancer's Office in due and proper time] and my Lord Halifax being indisposed, my Lord Treasurer doth appoint them (with the Deputy Remembrancer) to be here next Friday morning and that the officer or clerk who hath now the Imprest Roll in his hands do bring the same with him. And desire the Attorney General to be here then at 9 a clock.
[My Lord directs the issue of] 3000l. more to the Duke of Somerset on his order for the Extraordinaries of the Stables.
[Send word to] the Agents [for Taxes] and Mr. Holbech to be here on Friday morning at ten o'clock.
Sir Henry Furnese has proposed to remit 100,000l. for subsistence of the Forces in Holland at the following prices [exchange rates in return] for ready money viz.
20,000l. at sight at 10 guilders 9½ stivers.
30,000l. at 30 days' sight at 10 guilders 9½ stivers.
50,000l. at 50 days' sight at 10 guilders 10½ stivers.
and [in part repayment he undertakes that] he will take tallies on the Land Tax for 5000l. [sic]. My Lord accepts this proposal and if the 5000l. with the interest thereof be not satisfied by Michaelmas 1704 my Lord resolves that the same shall be made good some other way.
Ordered that 5000l. out of loans on the Land Tax which are to be made in the name of Mr. Fox be issued to him on his order for 100000l. for Additional Troops in Holland : to be forthwith delivered to the said Sir Hen. Furnese upon the said contract.
The Commissioners of Sick and Wounded [attend]. My Lord recommends to them good husbandry, the present expense [in the Office of the Sick and Wounded] being extravagant and he puts them in mind of the [pursuing the preparation of their] account.
[Write] to Mr. Cardonal that my Lord hath considered what he writes about the pay of the two Brigadiers, Orkney and Ingoldsby and his Lordship is of opinion that if their pay from Midsummer to Xmas 1702 hath been actually paid to them by Mr. Sweet by warrant and vouchers out of the money of the 700,000l. [voted by Parliament for the 40000 men] and Mr. Sweet hath so brought it to account, then no further payment can hereafter be made out of the revenue of Ireland for that time : but if the money was only lent or advanced to the Brigadiers and not received by them as their pay out of the said fund of [700,000l. for the 40000 men in] Holland then the money may be satisfied in Ireland on their giving an acquittance to repay the money advanced by him [Mr. Sweet].
[Write] to Mr. Cardonal that the charge of the Hospitals in Flanders is to come out of the poundage [deducted from the subsistence] of that army, which poundage is part of the clearings and cannot be remitted from hence until the clearings are adjusted. And therefore my Lord desires him to move my Lord Marlborough that an account may be sent of the 2 months' clearings as soon as may be. And my Lord Treasurer being informed that the Colonels or their Agents refuse or delay to receive the clearings that have been sent them (which my Lord apprehends may be prejudicial to the subalterns and soldiers and may occasion complaints) his Lordship desires him [Cardonal] to acquaint the Duke [of Marlborough] herewith [to the end] that those clearings may be received by the Colonels or their Agents and duly applied ; and consequently [thereupon] the poundage will be ready for the use of the Hospital.
Ibid., pp. 117-8.
Eodem die afternoon. Present : ut supra.
The Commissioners of the Victualling [are called in].
The Navy Commissioners [are called in]. My Lord Treasurer approves that they make publication [advertisement] that a quarter will be paid to the pensioners belonging to the [Chatham] Chest viz. on Monday the 6th of Sept. next.
Ordered that Sir Thomas Littleton (out of the money he shall receive of the 300,000l. registered on this year's Land Tax, for wages) do apply 11000l. for one quarter due at Lady day last to the Chest [at Chatham] being part of 16639l. 19s. 4½d which was the Earl of Orford's balance due to the said Chest.
Look out the instructions of the year 1688 given to the Earl of Bath when he held the Convocation of Tinners. Ibid., p. 118.
July 16, forenoon.
Treasury Chambers, Cockpit.
Present : ut supra.
[My Lord directs the issue of] 10000l. for Sick and Wounded viz. 6000l. on the head of Wages : to be paid out of such money as the Treasurer [of the Navy] shall receive of the 300,000l. registered in course on the Land Tax ; and 4000l. on the head of Victualling : [to be issued] out of cash in the Exchequer.
The Agents [for Taxes] and Mr. Holbech are called in. My Lord doth not think it reasonable to give him a commission alone because gross frauds are charged upon him and he appears plainly to be culpable.
Lord Halifax [attends with] the Attorney General, the Deputy Remembrancer [Robert Barker, Deputy to Viscount Fanshaw the Queen's Remembrancer], Mr. [John] Pelham, the Deputy [to William Pelham, Clerk of the Pells], Mr. Clayton [William Clayton, chief clerk in the Auditor of the Receipt's Office] and Mr. Fleetwood [Edward Fleetwood, chief clerk in the Annuity Pells Office]. Mr. Pelham brings the Imprest Rolls to last Hilary term.
My Lord Treasurer finds that the dispute as to who should transmit the rolls is undecided. In order that no damage may happen to the public my Lord gives these rolls to the Remembrancer and leaves the point in dispute to be decided in proper time and place. Ibid., p. 119.
July 16, forenoon
[sic]. St. James's.
Present : the Queen, the Lord Treasurer, the Chancellor of the Exchequer.
The Earl of Ranelagh [his petition is read. The Queen orders that] my Lord Treasurer is to give him a reasonable allowance.
The Duchess of Cleveland [her petition is read. The Queen orders that] she is to be paid for the Queen's time [of being on the throne] out of money grown due in the said time.
Elizabeth Jones [her petition is read. The Queen's reply is] the Temporalities go to the succeeding bishops.
Matthew Perkins [his petition is read. The Queen's answer is] her Majesty will not increase the Establishment of the Household. She says they that have the pensions are very poor.
Elizabeth Macraken [her petition is read]. Her Majesty will not grant her request for a pension but [promises] a bounty some other way.
Captain Thomas [his petition is read. The Queen orders] the like.
Capt. Thomas Paulden [his petition is read. The Queen orders him] to be placed on Mr. Nicholas's list [of the Queen's pensions payable by said Nicholas].
Major Hill [his petition is read. The Queen orders] no pension but to be relieved some other way.
Roger Hallett [his petition is read]. Granted from the time the Establishment began viz. Midsummer 1702. Rectify the mistake.
Ann Dyke [her petition is read]. See whether she be upon the Establishment of the Household.
Lord Rolston [William, Lord North de Kirtling and Lord Grey de Rolleston his petition is read] : not granted.
The Earl of Donegal [his petition is read. The Queen's answer is] the application should be made in Council.
Rudolph Kein [his petition is read. The Queen orders that he is] to be discharged of the plate.
[The petition is read concerning the members of] the Household and Stables. [The Queen replies] the Household has had its share out of [? the late King William's Civil List] arrears.
The Victuallers [their memorial is read].
Capt. Harris [his petition is read. The Queen orders] give him as much as he had last time.
Mr. Browne [his petition is read]. Enquire of Mr. Henning to what time he was paid.
Tho. Herbert [his petition is read. The Queen's answer is] the half year cannot be paid but a bill of 100l. or 200l., if he has any, shall be paid out of arrears.
Lord Granville [John, Lord Granville of Potheridge his petition is read].
[A petition is read from] five poor gentlemen of the Second Troop [of Horse Guards. The Queen orders] their pensions to be continued in Mr. Nicholas's list.
[A petition is read from] Mr. English's tenant. [The Queen orders that] the meadows [at Hampton Court] are to be fenced.
[A petition is read from the Queen's] printers. [The Queen orders their] bills to be digested and laid before the [Privy] Council for a regulation there.
[A petition is read from] the merchants that furnished the paper.
The representation about Shefar is read.
Thomas Lord Fairfax [his petition is read and] referred to Mr. Blathwayte.
Thomas Keightley Esqr. [his petition is read and] referred to the Duke of Ormonde.
The Archbishop of Armagh [his petition is read and referred to] the like.
The Earl of Clarendon [his petition is read. The Queen says] it is not very reasonable. Treasury Minute Book XIV, p. 120.
July 19, forenoon.
Treasury Chambers, Cockpit.
Present : Lord Treasurer, Chancellor of the Exchequer.
[Send word] to the Commissioners of Prizes to attend to-morrow morning about passing the account of the first year [of the Prizes] and [about] the money they demand of the Victuallers. [Send word] to the Victuallers to be here then.
[My Lord orders] 13835l. 1s. 7¾d. out of cash in the Exchequer to be issued to Mr. How for clearings to the Guards and Garrisons from 25 April 1703 to June 24 : as in part of 264874l. 10s. 0d. for [Guards and Garrisons for] the year 1703.
Direct Mr. How to apply (out of the first money he receives upon his order for 100,000l. registered on the first part of the Subsidies) 51354l. 11s. 3¼d. for subsistence for the Guards and [for the Company] at New York and Bermudas to Dec. 24 next : to be as in further part of the [above] said 264874l. 10s. 0d.
Write to the Governor, Deputy Governor and Major of the [Chelsea] Hospital to review the men reduced out of the 4 Companies of Invalids and where they find any of those reduced men fit for service they are to take care that they may be entertained or [else] wholly dismissed. And as to such of the said reduced men who have been actually disabled in the service [my Lord orders the Governor &c.] to represent their number, names and conditions and to specify out of what particular Company of the Invalids they have been reduced ; to the end that some provision may be made for them and that it may be known whether some are not continued in the said Companies that ought not to be there.
Direct Mr. How (out of the 100,000l. ut supra) to apply 4564l. 1s. 5d. to pay the General and Staff Officers from 25 April to 24 Dec., 1703.
[My Lord orders a] warrant to stay the process against Sir Thomas Littleton, Treasurer of the Navy, till Hilary term. Ibid., p. 121.
July 21, forenoon.
Treasury Chambers, Cockpit.
Present : ut supra.
[Send word] to the Commissioners of Excise and of Salt Duties to attend next Tuesday afternoon.
[Send word also] to the Customs Commissioners to be here then.
The business concerning Sir H. Brabant's arrear is to be heard this day fortnight in the afternoon.
[The Navy] Victuallers [are called in. My Lord Treasurer orders that] they are to pay the Queen's part of the approved value for the victuals taken by Capt. Norris ; but the Commissioners of Prizes are to pay that sum distinctly [or separately] into the Exchequer and then [because the provisions proved bad] the same is to be issued again to the Treasurer of the Navy for the Victuallers as part of their quota for the year 1702.
Desire Mr. Bowles to be here this day week in the forenoon about the victuals taken last year by Capt. Norris and bought by him for the Fleet.
Let Mr. Borret write to Mr. Smith to know whether he will proceed upon his proposition for his brother's forfeited estate ; because otherwise it must be disposed to some other.
[My Lord orders the] Marquis de Miremont 300l. as royal bounty : to be paid out of secret service moneys. Treasury Minute Book XIV, p. 122.
July 23.
Present : Lord Treasurer.
[My Lord] ordered 3465l. 11s. 11d. out of Civil List funds to Mr. Nicholas to satisfy the several pensions or bounties payable by his hands to midsummer last.
[Similarly] 5062l. 13s. 8d. to the Treasurer of the Chamber for a quarter on the established allowances payable in that [his] Office viz. for the quarter ended June 24 last.
[Likewise] 179l. 15s. 0d. to same for the Lord Almoner for the Daily Alms and poor at the Gate : to be as in advance for the quarter ending at Michaelmas next.
[Likewise] 117l. 2s. 6d. to same for Sir Benj. Bathurst for disbursements for hire of lodgings last winter.
[Likewise] 454l. 13s. 0d. to same for travelling charges to several servants who attended the Queen at Windsor and Bath last summer.
Ibid., p. 123.
July 27.
Present : Lord Treasurer.
[Memorandum for my Lord] to find the money [which is] to be now paid in performance of the Treaty with Portugal.
[Likewise] to consider of a method of returning [forwarding by means of exchange] the money to Lisbon.
[Likewise] to pitch upon a fit person to apply it here and account here.
[Likewise] to adjust with Mr. Methwyn what part the King of Portugal will desire [to be employed or expended for him] in London at the same rate [of exchange] as if 'twere paid in Lisbon and when he would have it paid.
[Send word] to Sir Thomas Littleton to adjust with the Bank the overplus of the tallies he deposited last year for interest.
[My Lord orders] Henry Killegrew 50l. more.
[Likewise] Mr. Manly 100l. for his journey.
[Likewise] Lord Granville 1000l. for his journey and for holding the Stannary Courts.
[My Lord orders the] quarter's salary due the 1st inst to the five Commissioners of Accounts [meaning the Commissioners for Army Debts] to be paid.
[My Lord directs] 2773l. 19s. 8½d. to be paid to the Navy [Treasurer] as part of the Navy's proportion for the year 1702 : to be paid over to the Commissioners of Transports for service done before the 24th December last for transporting Forces to Holland : to be paid out of the 25 per cent. Duty on French goods ended at Xmas 1699, the 5s. per chaldron Duty on cinders and the Plantation Duties, being [revenue] branches reserved for the service of the year 1702.
[Send word] to Mr. Brewer, to send an account what cash [of prizes money] is in his hands.
[Send word] to Mr. Lucy to pay his balance [of his account of the sede vacante revenues of the bishopric of St. Davids] into the Exchequer by the 29th September [next] otherwise process must go against him.
In case any persons do advance and lend into the Exchequer 69875l. 2s. 1d. or any part thereof on the Subsidies of this year for the Victualling and [it should so fall out that] the said Subsidies should not produce sufficient to repay the same with interest by Michaelmas 1704 my Lord resolves that the said loans with interest (or so much thereof as shall not be satisfied out of the said Subsidies) shall then be made good out of some other funds. Ibid., p. 124.
July 28.
Present : Lord Treasurer.
[The draft of a] letter [of direction to the Exchequer for the issue] of 15000l. [to the Navy Treasurer] for the Victuallers is read and approved.
Make a list of the warrants which remain unsatisfied which are charged on the [late] King's [Civil List] arrears.
So much as the Lord Blantyre's trustees paid in for the first half year's rent of the Aulnage, and for the same time, is to be paid out of secret service money to the Earl of Jersey but the Queen is not to pay the [Exchequer] fees [on the issue of this money]. Ibid.
July 31.
Present : Lord Treasurer.
Ordered that the value of the 60000 pieces of Eight or 45000 milreis at the current rate of exchange be issued out of loans on the Coal Duty to Mr. Fox on his [unsatisfied money] order for the [subsidies for the] Alliances : to be by him applied as in part of the Queen's proportion of 500,000 pieces of Eight payable to the King of Portugal by the eighth article of the late Treaty [to wit] for preparing the [Portuguese] Army &c.
The current rate [of exchange] upon the 2nd August 1703 is 5s. 9¾d. per milreis and Mr. Fox pays this money to Mr. William Brookes and Abraham and Jacob Henkell (brought by Mr. Methuen) who gave their bills payable to Mr. Fox or order at Lisbon at 30 days' sight. Ibid., p. 125.