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Minute Book: February 1705

Pages 71-73

Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 19, 1704-1705. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1938.

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February 1705

Feb. 1
at my Lord Treasurer's house.
Present : the Lord Treasurer.
[My Lord directs the issue of] 30,000l. for the Ordnance, half for sea services and half for land services : to be issued out of loans on Malt.
[My Lord directs that] out of the 10,000l. lately ordered for transports the Commissioners [of Transports] are to cause three months to be paid to the 16 ships lately employed in the West India service. Ibid., p. 48.
Feb. 2 forenoon
at my Lord Treasurer's house at St. James's.
Present : Lord Treasurer ; Chancellor of the Exchequer.
A letter [of direction is] signed for 1000l. [to William Lowndes] for secret service.
The like for 30,000l. to the Ordnance, half for land service and half for sea service.
[The like for] 17,095l. 19s. 0d. to Mr. Fox [for the Forces Abroad] in tallies on last year's Malt Duty : and is to be applied as follows :
£ s. d.
for a quarter's subsidy to Xmas 1704 to the King of Denmark 9375
for half a year's ditto to same date to the Landgrave of Hesse 5813 19 0
for same to same date to the Elector of Treves 1907
£17095 19 0
Sir Theodore Janssen and Sir Stephen Evance are called in. My Lord Treasurer acquaints them that there is occasion to remit 20,000 livres to Her Majesty's Resident at Geneva which his Lordship desires may go by this night's post. Sir Theodore says that comes to 6666¾ crowns and asks 61 pence for each crown but agrees at 60½ pence which comes to 1680l. 11s. 1d. and gives his bills accordingly. This sum is to be issued to Mr. Fox by a particular royal sign manual ; out of Civil List moneys. Ibid., p. 49.
Feb. 5 forenoon
at my Lord Treasurer's house.
Present : Lord Treasurer.
[My Lord orders a letter of direction for] 5000l. to be issued to the Treasurer of the Navy : out of loans on Malt : for imprests and bills of exchange : to be placed to the head of Wear and Tear.
[Likewise for] 21,000l. to Mr. Fox [for the Forces Abroad] : out of the like loans : and is to complete 25,000l. for two months' full pay for the King of Portugal's 13,000 men, being 83,333⅓ milreis computed at 6s. per milrei according to his memorial of the 29th ult., to wit from March 1 next to April 30 next, payable by advance.
Also 4571l. 12s, 11½d. to same : out of loans to be made by Fox himself on credit of the Malt Duties anno 1704 : to be applied [according] to his memorial of the 26 ult. viz. as follows :
£ s. d.
for offreckonings of the Royal Regiment of Dragoons and the Regiments of Stanhope and Stewart from 1704 April 25 to 1704 June 24 (their muster rolls not being returned when the last demand was made) 1157 13
for offreckonings from June 25 to Aug. 24 last of the several Regiments on the Establishment for Portugal excluding the Regiment of Harvey whose rolls are returned no further than the 24th of April, 1704 3413 19 2
£4571 12 11½
[Send word to] Mr. Henry Baker to attend on Wednesday morning.
[Send a] letter to the Attorney General that application having been made to the Lord Treasurer by several of the lords bishops for to be discharged from arrears of First Fruits and Tenths the lord Treasurer desires him to give his opinion whether her Majesty can grant or discharge any arrears of those revenues with respect to the Act of Parliament and the Charter relating to her grant of those revenues for the augmentation of the maintenance of the poor clergy. Treasury Minute Book XV, p. 50.
Feb. 7 forenoon.
Whitehall, Treasury Chambers.
Present : Lord Treasurer.
[No entry of any minute]. Ibid., p. 51.
Feb. 9 forenoon. Present : ut supra.
[No entry of any minute]. Ibid.
Feb. 13
at my Lord Treasurer's house at St. James's.
Present : Lord Treasurer ; Chancellor of the Exchequer.
It is this day agreed by Sir Henry Furnese with my Lord Treasurer on her Majesty's behalf that he, Sir Henry, will for six months to be reckoned from this day remit and cause to be remitted to Amsterdam all the moneys necessary for the service of her Majesty's Forces in the Low Countries and Germany or for any other services of her Majesty for which she shall have occasion to remit money to Amsterdam within the time aforesaid : and will also remit and cause to be remitted to Lisbon all the moneys which her Majesty's service shall require in Portugal during the said six months : all which remittances shall from time to time during the term aforesaid be made as often as ready money shall be directed by his Lordship for the same : and that all the said remittances shall be made from time to time for the best advantage and profit of her Majesty : and that he, Sir Henry, shall weekly and every week during the time aforesaid give to his Lordship in writing a true, particular and exact account of the value and real cost of all the bills of the said remittances, whether drawn from hence or from either of the said places : the bills to be drawn from hence to be delivered in London or Westminster to the Paymaster of the Forces ; and the value of the bills drawn from abroad to be paid to the respective deputies of the said Paymaster there : and that the said Sir Henry will endorse all the bills aforesaid to be delivered to the Paymaster here and assure the payment thereof. And for the risk of all the said bills to be drawn from hence and for commission, brokerage and other charges of all the said bills as well those drawn from hence as those from abroad his Lordship on her Majesty's behalf is pleased to allow to the said Sir Henry 11 shillings for every 100 pounds and [my Lord undertakes] to pay for the said remittances on the delivery of the bills ; and to make punctual payment of all [such of] the said bills as shall be drawn from abroad upon due notice thereof. [Signed] Henry Furnese. Ibid.
Feb. 24 forenoon.
Whitehall, Treasury Chambers.
Present : ut supra.
[No entry of any minute]. Ibid., p. 52.
Feb. 26 forenoon. Present : Lord Treasurer.
The Gentlemen of the Bank are called in [and my Lord discourses them and they conclude that] they will move the Court of Directors on Wednesday for making a loan. They say that the 16,000l. which they lent on the Subsidies and 67,399l. 5s. 0d. on the sixth 4s. Aid and for which they have former minutes, is still unpaid to them. Ibid., p. 53.
Feb. 27 forenoon. Present : Lord Treasurer ; Chancellor of the Exchequer.
[No entry of any minute]. Ibid., p. 54.
Feb. 28 Present : ut supra.
[No entry of any minute]. Ibid., p. 55.