Warrant Books: March 1714, 1-10

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Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 28, 1714. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1955.

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March 1714, 1-10

March 1. William Lowndes to James Brydges [late Paymaster of the Forces Abroad]. The Queen has directed the Secretary at War to prepare the present state of all matters relating to the expense of the Troops in the clearest possible light in order to be laid before Parliament. My Lord Treasurer directs you to give all assistance to the Secretary at War therein. (The like letter to Mr. How, Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons.) Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 143.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to hasten their report on the petition of the coal-meters of London port referred to you June 18 last, supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXVII, p. 255. Ibid., p. 144.
Same to the Customs Commissioners, Scotland. My Lord has sent to the Earl of Mar several of your representations concerning insults upon your officers in the execution of their duty. I enclose the Earl's letter [missing] thereon which my Lord Treasurer desires you to follow so far as relates to you. As to that part which relates to the quartering of Forces in the principal seaport towns my Lord has written to the Duke of Ormonde, General of her Majesty's Forces, to give such order therein as he shall think proper. Ibid., p. 145.
Order by Treasurer Oxford to the Customs Commissioners to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing: (a) order of the Queen in Council dated St. James's 20 Feb. 1713–14 taking off the quarantine from ships coming directly from Sweden: her Majesty being informed by a memorial from Count de Gillenburg [Carl, Count Gyllenborg], Minister from the King of Sweden, this day presented and read at the [Privy Council] Board, that there is not at present not hath been at least for these twelve months past any contagious distemper in that kingdom. Out Letters (Customs) XVI, p. 116.
March 2. Money warrant for 330l. to Robert, Lord Lexinton, for one bill of extraordinaries from 1713 Nov. 11 to 1713–14 Jan. 24 as late Ambassador Extraordinary to the Catholic King.
Appending: said bill:
£ s. d.
for postage of letters, packets &c. 140 0 0
for Gazettes, printed papers and other Intelligence 60 0 0
given away on taking audience of leave 130 0 0
for the hire of horses, mules &c. for the carriage of myself, servants and baggage from Madrid to Lisbon 220 0 0
given to the Captain of the man of war for bringing myself, servants and baggage from Lisbon to England 107 10 0
£657 10 0
Together with: Secretary Bolingbroke's allowance dated Whitehall 1713–14 Feb. 10 of said bill. I allow the first three articles amounting to 330l. as being within the Regulation. As to the fourth article of 220l. I understand that my Lord Lexinton has set down nothing but the expense of hiring horses, mules &c., and I think it reasonable an allowance should be made his Lordship, as has been often done in like cases for the extraordinary charge of travelling. The fifth article is of the same nature and falls under the same reason. However I submit the said sums of 220l. and 107l. to my Lord Treasurer. (Money order dated Mar. 10 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated March 10 hereon.) Money Book XXIII, p. 22. Order Book VIII, p. 401. Disposition Book XXII, p. 210.
March 2. Letter of direction for 130l. 17s. 6d. to Charles Dartiquenave, Paymaster of the Works: out of Civil List moneys: and is to be paid over to Michael Studholme, Surveyor of her Majesty's Private Roads, for so much due to him for making a new road between the river of Thames and the new Plantation at Windsor (being 107l. 8s. 0d.) and for several small repairs in and about the roads by the House Park wall and in the Great Park at Windsor during the last summer and winter seasons (being 23l. 9s. 6d.). (William Lowndes dated same day to said Dartiquenave to so pay same.) Disposition Book XXII, p. 207.
William Lowndes to the [Principal] Officers of the Works. My Lord finds from the enclosed petition [missing] of Ezekiel Johnson et al., and Mr. Burton's report thereon, that there are several sums due to persons employed by Mr. Manley, late Surveyor General of Crown Lands, in repairing several houses in the Savoy. Please examine the bills for same and report what further repairs are necessary there. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 143.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed letter [missing] from one Gard complaining of the indirect practice of a tidewaiter. Ibid., p. 144.
Same to the Navy Commissioners. My Lord has read your answer to Mr. Cæsar's memorial concerning a double charge made upon him by you, in his ledger, of 168,100l. which he received from the late Treasurer of the Navy in tallies and orders on the General Mortgage anno 1710 “and [which was] by another direction from him subscribed into the South Sea Company.” You are to rectify the mistake by giving him a credit for the said tallies and orders so paid to the said Company. Ibid., p. 146.
Treasury reference to the Commissioners for Disbanding Marines of the petition of Lieut. William Dawes, Paymaster to Lieut. General Wills's late Regiment of Marines, shewing that he borrowed of Mr. Hobdey and Mr. Sawkins of Canterbury 867l. upon encouragement of the Admiralty Lords, to pay [off] the Detachment that was ordered to Dunkirk; to which he added 30l. 13s. 3d. advanced by himself: therefore praying repayment out of the 576l. 10s. 2d. stopped out of the said Marines’ sea pay by the said Commissioners and the rest out of such other moneys as my Lord Treasurer my direct. Reference Book IX, p. 156.
March 2. Treasury reference to the Commissioners for Disbanding Marines of the petition of the abovesaid Dawes and Col. Pallisor for repayment of 100l. which they borrowed in Jan. 1712–13 for subsistence of Wills's Regiment. Reference Book IX, p. 156.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Sir Robert Dunkley, surety for Thomas Coutts, for tobacco Duties, praying the liberty of his person, being in a very poor condition and a prisoner in the Marshalsea. Ibid.
Mar. 2, 3,
13, 20, 22.
Same to same of the petition of Richard Tomlinson for release from quarantine of the ship Friends’ Adventure, John Murray master, with bale goods from Hamburg: on an order of reference from the Privy Council dated Feb. 28.
The like of the petition of Christian Guliker for release of the ship Loyalty from quarantine: on an order of reference dated Feb. 28 from the Privy Council to the Lord Treasurer.
The like for [the ship] Christina.
The like of the petition of John Travers for the ship William and Anne, William Scott master, with pipe staves from Hamburg: on a like reference from the Privy Council.
The like of the petition of Henry Norris for the ship William, Patrick Rae master, from Dantzic: on an order of reference from the Privy Council dated March 8.
The like of the petition of James Young for the ship James from Riga: on an order of reference from the Privy Council dated March 22. Out Letters (Customs) XVI, pp. 72, 75.
March 3. Money warrant for 1,818l. 15s. 0d. to General Francis Nicholson, which with 606l. 5s. 0d. before issued to him by way of advance is for one year to 1713 Dec. 25 on his 2,425l. per an. as by the privy seal of 1712 Oct. 14 as Commissioner for enquiring into several matters in North America. (Money order dated Mar. 9 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated March 25 hereon.) Money Book XXIII, p. 21. Order Book VIII, p. 401. Disposition Book XXII, p. 214.
Warrant dormant by Treasurer Oxford to the Customs Cashier to pay the fee or salary of 12l. per an. to Anthony Meeke and William Sloan for the office of one of the five undersearchers of London port. Money Book XXIII, p. 22.
Warrant by same to Edward Nicholas to pay 100l. to John Eadows in reward of services by him performed for the advantage of the public revenues.
100l. to William Paterson as royal bounty. Ibid., p. 26.
William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners to make forth a Navy bill for allowing to the Navy Treasurer 104l. 14s. 9d. for the charge on transfers by him made of South Sea Stock to the several creditors of the Navy to Xmas last. Disposition Book XXII, p. 208.
Same to same to apply as follows the sum of 6,163l. 0s. 8d. remaining in the hands of the Navy Treasurer out of the 200,000l. advanced by Sir William Fazakerley et al. on credit of South Sea Stock: viz.
£ s. d.
for answering two bills made out by you, the Navy Commissioners, and the Victualling Commissioners for dividends paid to persons possessed of those bills, according to the Navy Treasurer's representation 2,991 11 9
for satisfying bills which you are hereby directed to make forth for three quarters' pay to Xmas last to the Duke of Leeds, Vice Admiral of the Fleet 687 10 0
to satisfy such bills as you have or shall make out for Exchequer fees and other disbursements by the Navy Treasurer relating to his Office so far as the same will extend 2,483 18 11
£6,163 0 8
March 3. Same to the Customs Commissioners enclosing a letter [missing] from the Commissaries appointed for treating of commerce with France, desiring a computation of the Customs and Duties now payable on goods imported from France and what will be payable according to the Rule of Equality stated in the Ninth Article [of the Treaty of Utrecht] when it is made effectual. You are to send them such an account. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 144.
Same to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed letter [missing] from one Gard proposing to discover an estate of 800l. or 900l. a year belonging to the Crown. Ibid.
Same to same. My Lord Treasurer has read your report on the enclosed draft [missing] of a letter of attorney from the Queen Dowager and finds thereby that you think the payment to her order of the annuities of 37,328l. 13s. 7d. granted to Trustees for her will be a sufficient discharge in equity but will not be a legal discharge. My Lord desires you to advise the most speedy and proper way for vesting the said annuities in such person or persons as may give legal discharges to the Tellers of the Exchequer or to any others who may be directed to make any payments thereon. Ibid., p. 145.
March 4. Same to the Commissioners of Trade. The Queen has referred to the Lord Treasurer the enclosed memorial [missing] of the Earl of Orkney relating to some discoveries lately made in Virginia of an oar [ore] that has a resemblance to silver in it, setting forth that it may be very advantageous to her Majesty if proper encouragement be given to the inhabitants of the said Colony for making further progress therein. My Lord Treasurer desires your opinion what is fit to be done therein. Ibid.
Treasury reference to Alexander Pendarves, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, of the petition of the Earl of Torrington for a lease of the reserved moiety of the extra parochial tythes of the Bedford Level or to be a purchaser thereof during Sir John Shaw's term therein upon Mr. Vernon's surrender in 1712, “who by the said letters patent has the trust of the Queen's reserved moiety and is accountable to her Majesty for the same.” Reference Book IX, p. 157.
March 4. Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Francis Kennedy shewing that the Collector of Customs of the Lower District of James River in Virginia has been often represented as a person unqualified for that trust and [for] neglect thereof; therefore praying to succeed him “if the said Collector shall be dismissed.” Ibid.
Same to same of the petition of Triamore Sparke, riding officer, waiter and searcher at Eastbourne, praying a Queen's waiter's place in London port. Ibid.
Same to the Commissioners for Disbanding the Marines of the petition of Col. Parker of the Royal Regiment of Fuziliers praying that no part of the 2,400l. due to Mr. Potter from Wills's Marines may be paid to the said Potter till he has accounted with petitioner and the [said] Regiment for what he has received by overpayments on account of the said Regiment. Ibid.
Same to Samuel Burton, Esq., of the petition of William Forster, Rector of St. Clement's Danes, and Jane Hesket, widow of the late Rector, praying payment of 16 years’ arrears of 1l. 6s. 8d. paid yearly to the Rector of St. Clement's Danes till 1697 by the Master of the Savoy, as a composition for tithes. Ibid., p. 158.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Samuel Burton shewing that one Peter Wood of Covent Garden desires to be admitted tenant to the house called ‘ the Boot’ in the Strand, belonging to the Savoy; at 30l. per an. rent and 10l. repairs. Ibid.
March 5. Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to Samuel Burton, Esq., Receiver of the rents and revenues of the late dissolved Hospital of the Savoy, to pay 14l. 4s. 10d. to Rachel Briggens (Biggins) for glasier's work done by her late husband in some houses in the Savoy formerly held by Sir John Vanaire and Thomas Addison, Esq.
Prefixing: report by said Burton on the bill for said work and on the rents of said Hospital. Money Book XXIII, pp. 27–8.
William Lowndes to Mr. Ferne [Customs Cashier] to pay into the Exchequer the money of the Four and a Half per cent. Duty. How much thereof remains in the hands of the husband of said Duty and when will be the next sale [of the specie goods sent over from Barbados as in payment for said Duty] and what may the same amount to? Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 146.
Same to Lord Bolingbroke to report on the enclosed report [missing] from the Postmasters General on the petition of the Commanders of the packet boats on the Harwich station desiring an addition of more hands on each boat. Is the additional charge necessary for her Majesty's service? Ibid.
J. Taylour (in the absence of the Treasury Secretaries) to the Secretary at War. Send my Lord an account what sum would be necessary to pay the Bounty Money &c. upon disbanding four Regiments of Foot in Ireland and one of Horse and one of Dragoons. Have any directions been sent to Ireland to forbid the making any new contracts for clothing? If not please take the Queen's pleasure therein and signify same to the Government of Ireland as soon as may be. Ibid., p. 147.
March 5. Fiat by Treasurer Oxford for royal letters patent to constitute William Taunton, senr., as searcher of Poole port loco George Lysle. Out Letters (Customs) XVI, p. 117.
Warrant by same to the Stamps Commissioners to employ James Hetheridge as a stamper loco John Bayley. Warrants not Relating to Money XXII, p. 160.
Same by same to the Receiver General of [Crown rents and revenues of] South Wales to pay 64l. 15s. 0d. to the Sheriff of Co. Cardigan to be by him restored to the parties on whom same was levied for estreated recognizances.
Prefixing: report dated 15 Feb. 1713–14 by S. Godolphin [Auditor of Wales] on the petition of Edward Brydges and Francis Winnington, Justices of the Great Sessions for the several Counties of Carmarthen, Cardigan and Pembroke, shewing that William Hughes, late Undersheriff of Co. Cardigan, levied 70l. on several forfeited recognizances of Jenkin Evans, Evan Evans and Richard Rice, whereof he paid 64l. 15s. 0d. to the Receiver of South Wales, deducting 5l. 5s. 0d. for poundage. Out Letters (North Britain) III, pp. 26–7.
March 6. Approval by same of the form of an Order to be given forth in exchange for Tickets in the Queen's Lottery [the Civil List Arrears Lottery as by 12 Anne, c. 11]: as follows:
In the Queen's Lottery for raising 500,000l.
No. 150 in the 48th Course of payment.
William Henry Cornelisen. Ordered the 31st day of December 1714 by virtue of the Queen's letters patent under the great seal of Great Britain bearing date the 13th of Oct. in the 12th year of her reign for raising 500,000l. by way of a Lottery upon credit of the Civil List revenues for the purposes therein mentioned pursuant to the power given to her Majesty by an Act of Parliament in that behalf that by and out of the yearly fund of 35,000l. limited, appointed, set apart and appropriated, as well by the said letters patent as by the said Act of Parliament, there be paid unto William Henry Cornelisen of St. Giles in the Fields in the County of Middlesex, Esq., his executors, administrators and assigns the principal sum of 450l. together with interest for the same after the rate of 4 per cent. per annum from the 29th day of Sept. 1713 by equal half yearly payments, to wit at Michaelmas and Lady day in every year until the said principal sum shall be paid off and discharged or sufficient money reserved for paying thereof according to the directions of the said letters patent: which said principal sum is the amount of the chances upon 99 tickets delivered up by the said William Henry Cornelisen and cancelled: the said 99 tickets being part of the 1,000 tickets beginning No. 15001 and ending No. 16000, which happened to fall in the 48th Course.
In the left hand margin:
Queen's Lottery: the contents hereof have been examined, the Tickets registered, and this Order is certified by us
In the right hand margin:
450l. principal money, the annual interest whereof is 18l.
Let this order be executed in all things according to the tenor thereof.
[Treasurer] Oxford.
Order Book VIII, p. 406.
March 6. J. Taylour (in the absence of the Treasury Secretaries) to the [Principal] Officers of the Works to reconsider their estimate for repairing Mrs. Hartstongue's lodgings in the Mews and to present to my Lord a fresh estimate as moderate as possible by Tuesday next, “it being intended that the same should be fitted up with all the speed that may be.” Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 147.
Treasury reference to Mr. Wilcox of the petition of Tho. Simpson and Edw. Golding shewing that the pales and gates about Bushey and Middle Park on that side next Hounslow and round to Hampton Green are so bad as to be blown down by every gust of wind and let the deer out into the country; also that the wall from the Wick to Hampton Court is decaying; that two new deer pens are wanting and the present pens want repairing and new racks. Reference Book IX, p. 158.
Subscription by Treasurer Oxford for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant to the Master of the Great Wardrobe for the provision for Henry Franks, a child of the Chapel Royal [whose voice has broken], of a suit of plain cloth, a hat and band, two Holland shirts, two cravats, two pair of cuffs, two handkerchiefs, two pair of stockings, two pair of shoes and two pair of gloves: to an estimate of 9l. Warrants not Relating to Money XXII, p. 134.
Warrant by same to Thomas Cornwallis, Humphry Brent, Christopher Tilson and Nehemiah Arnold (appointed to take in the tickets of the Queen's Civil List 500,000l. Lottery) to divide benefit tickets of 1,000l. or upwards into several standing orders of less amounts at the request of the owner, provided that no such order be for less than 500l. The orders for such divided benefits are to stand in the same Course as if they had remained only one undivided order. Ibid., p. 168.
[?] Entry of the Treasury signature of an in custodiam lease under the Exchequer seal to Emerice Rood of lands in Felpham, Co. Sussex, part of the lands of Sir Richard Anderson, baronet, outlaw. Ibid., p. 169.
March 6. The like of the in custodiam grant to Jane Bromley, widow, of the office of gauger of liquors and other gaugeable things in the port of Bristol for 26½ years from the feast of St. John Baptist anno 1715: at 9l. 2s. 0d. per an. rent. Ibid.
William Lowndes to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland, to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of John Heylin on behalf of Leigh Backwell, Esq., Colonel of her Majesty's First Regiment of Carabineers, now on the Establishment of Ireland, relating to such half mounting as the said Regiment should want for the service of the year 1713, which were bespoke before it [said Regiment] was placed on the said Establishment; praying that same may be passed Customs-free at the Custom House in Dublin. Out Letters (Ireland) IX, p. 354.
March 7. Royal sign manual for 10,000l. to Conyers Darcy and George Fielding, Commissioners for the Office of Master of the Horse: as imprest for the extraordinary expense of the Stables. (Money warrant dated March 23 hereon.) (Money order dated Mar. 24 hereon.) Queen's Warrant Book XXVI, p. 29. Order Book VIII, p. 412.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Queen's Remembrancer to stay process against William Hewer on his accounts as executor to Samuel Pepys, former Treasurer for Tangier, and on his [Hewer's] accounts as succeeding Treasurer there.
Prefixing: report by Auditor Edward Harley on the state of preparedness of said accounts. Money Book XXIII, p. 29.
March 9. Same by same to Edward Nicholas to pay 20l. to John Deffonseca as royal bounty. Ibid., p. 28.
Money orders for 1,419l. 3s. 6½d. and 76l. 14s. 2¾d. to the executors of the Duke of Queensberry, by virtue of the privy seal of 1708–9 Feb. 28, for 280 days 1710 Sept. 29 to 1711 July 6 (the day of his death) on his allowance of 1,850l. per an. as late one of her Majesty's Secretaries of State: and on his patent fee of 100l. per an. as same: to be paid out of the 500,000l. Civil List Lottery. Order Book VIII, p. 405.
William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners. Send my Lord an account of the expense of the Navy and Victualling for 1710 Xmas quarter and a state of the debt of the Navy and Victualling at Xmas 1710, Xmas 1711, Xmas 1712 and Xmas 1713 respectively. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 147.
Same to [the Customs Commissioners, Scotland] to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Alexander Gordon, Collector of Customs at Inverness, praying to be restored to his collection from which he was suspended. Out Letters (North Britain) III, p. 27.
March 10. Money warrant for 52l. 7s. 10d. to Joseph Wasey [sic] and Jehosophat Postle for a surplusage on their accounts as Sheriffs of Norwich for the year ended 1713 Sept. 29, the same arising by their payments for apprehending Henry Grimes, a highwayman.
Prefixing: certificate by the Deputy Clerk of the Pipe of the said surplusage. (Money order dated April 2 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated April 8 hereon.) Money Book XXIII, pp. 31–2. Order Book VIII, p. 413. Disposition Book XXII, p. 219.
March 10. Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to Edward Nicholas to pay 62l. 10s. 0d. to Ann Feilding as royal bounty towards the support and maintenance of herself and brothers and sisters, Martha, William, George and Charlotte.
50l. to John Drummond of Perthshire as royal bounty. Money Book XXIII, p. 32.
Letter of direction for 1,000l. to the Duke of Montague, Master of the Great Wardrobe: out of Civil List moneys: and is to be applied towards providing her Majesty's linen and lace according to a warrant from the Mistress of the Robes, and to pay for the State necessaries to be delivered to Lord Bingley, who is going Ambassador to the Catholic King. Disposition Book XXII, p. 209.
Same for 13,309l. 6s. 11½d. to Samuel, Lord Masham, Cofferer of the Household: out of same: and is to clear what is due in his Office for 1713 Michaelmas quarter. Ibid.
Same for 600l. to Edward Nicholas to satisfy pensions and bounties due since Midsummer 1713. Ibid., p. 210.
William Lowndes to Mr. Brydges enclosing the report [missing] from the Comptrollers of Army Accounts on the case of four persons soliciting arrears of subsistence due to them while prisoners in Spain. If their demands are just my Lord Treasurer directs that they may be satisfied and placed to the accounts of their Regiments. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 148.
Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Works enclosing Mr. Portman's letter [missing] representing that the Ring in Hyde Park and the way leading thereto want gravelling and that the rails are decayed. Report to my Lord what is necessary to be done, with an estimate for same. What is now allowed for watering the Ring and places adjacent and by whom is that service performed? Ibid., p. 149.
Same to the Duke of Montagu. My Lord has directed 1,000l. to you for providing linen and lace for the Queen according to the signification of the Mistress of the Robes, and for Lord Bingley's State as Ambassador to Spain. Her Majesty expects that the said goods should be provided at a ready money price. Send my Lord Treasurer a particular account of the charge of each parcel and of the workmanship for the said State, to be laid before the Queen. Ibid., p. 152.
Treasury reference to Alexander Pendarvis, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, of the petition of John Oliver for a lease of a moiety of a tenement called Haunch in Co. Cornwall, parcel of the Duchy of Cornwall, [he] being now tenant in possession. Reference Book IX, p. 158.
Same to same of the petition of William Downe, gent., for a lease of 26 acres of land in Hampmoon in the manor of Ryme, Co. Dorset, parcel of said Duchy, as granted 1673 June 3 to Thomas Bugg, petitioner having purchased the present interest therein. Ibid.
Same to same of the petition of Richard Raw, gent., for a new lease of the Prince's Meadows, parcel of the manor of Kennington, Co. Surrey, and of the Duchy of Cornwall, as granted by James II. 12 Aug. 1686 for nine years from 1707 Aug. 16 to John Arundell, and afterwards 15 March 1699–1700 to Sir Francis Child at the nomination of the said Arundel, for whom the said Child is declared by deed to be simply in trust: and the last fine was paid by said Arundell, who by will has given the premises to petitioner. Ibid., p. 159.
March 10. Same to Mr. Borret of the petition of Capel Billingsly for payment of a bill of 198l. 7s. 9d. as clerk to the Attorney General, for Proclamations, reports &c. done by the Attorney [General's] clerks for the Queen's service between 19 Oct. 1710 and 1 March 1713–14. Ibid.
Same to same of the petition of Josua Williams, the Solicitor General's clerk, for 40l. 7s. 6d. for like services. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Prince, late mercer in Covent Garden, for a landsurveyor's place in London port. Ibid.
Same to the Commissioners for Disbanding the Marines of the petition of the subalterns of Marines shewing that by reason of being abroad and on board ship the greater part of the war they could not be placed on the muster rolls taken at their respective quarters; on which account no money has been issued to them for subsistence but when they were on shore, nor have they received any clearings since 1708. Ibid.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners, Scotland. My Lord Treasurer directs you to cause the Queen's salt remaining in Scotland in the several ports on the West Coast to be brought to Newport, Glasgow, and from the ports on the East Coast (Kirkcaldy excepted) to Leith with all possible expedition and frugality, attended by tidewaiters from the place of lading to the ports of discharge: and that directions be given to the officers in each port not to mix the French salt with Spanish or Portugal salt; to weigh each parcel carefully at shipping; to certify the same; and to take bills of lading in due form, one [copy] to be kept by the officer lading the salt, a second [copy] to be sent to you the Customs Commissioners, Scotland, and the third [copy] to be directed to the Collector of Glasgow or Leith: who is to be directed to receive the salt, lodge it in convenient cellars and to acknowledge the receipt thereof so that they may be duly and respectively charged therewith. Out Letters (North Britain) III, p. 28.