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Minute Book: September 1715

Pages 288-292

Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 29, 1714-1715. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1957.

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September 1715

Sept. 1. Present: Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sir William St. Quintin, Mr. Wortley.
Mr. Walpole comes in. His memorial is read. [Thereupon my Lords] ordered 4,350l. 18s. 0d. to be issued to him out of the money remaining in the Exchequer of this year's funds, [the same to be] as in part of 265,754l. 7s. 6d. voted for pay and levy money of Additional Forces anno 1715.
Mr. Aislabie, Treasurer of the Navy, [is] called in and upon reading his memorial my Lords direct 10,000l. to be issued to him out of the like money as above: [and is to be] for wages to put ships out of pay.
My Lords also order that Mr. Aislabie do apply the residue of 37,960l. 13s. 5¾d. received by him from Mr. Cæsar, late Treasurer of the Navy, being 20,879l. 13s. 5¾d., to the head of Wages for putting ships out of pay. But before the letters are delivered out he is desired to send a memorial containing the names of the ships to which the said two sums of 10,000l. and 20,879l. 13s. 5¾d. are intended to be paid and how much is due to them respectively: and [that he do send] the like exact memorials in all time coming.
The Governor and some of the Directors of the Bank are called in. They shew my Lords an account of what has been subscribed in part of the 910,000l. for annuities of 5 per cent. redeemable by Parliament [by Geo. I., St. 2, c. 19].
They [the Bank Directors] recommend to my Lords Mr. Arthur Collins to be Collector of the Customs at Poole, which is now vacant. My Lords say they will put him into some employment in the Customs but cannot promise him that collection. Ibid., p. 143.
Sept. 8. Present: ut supra.
Mr. Aislabie, Treasurer of the Navy, [is] called in. His memorial [for money for the Navy] is read and [my Lords] thereupon ordered 30,000l. out of money in the Exchequer on the Contributions for 5 per cent. Annuities redeemable by Parliament: and is for wages, being intended for ships to be put out of pay.
Upon reading a letter from Capt. Atkinson and the rest of the late Commissioners of Transports desiring that 2,550l. may be imprested to John Hill, Esq., Paymaster for that service, to satisfy bills made out by them [the said Transports Commissioners, my Lords] ordered that out of the imprest money repaid by Mr. Micklethwayte [late Paymaster of Transports] into the Exchequer there be issued 2,550l. to the said Mr. Hill upon the order in his name for this purpose. Ibid., p.144.
Sept. 13. Present: Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sir William St. Quintin.
Papers are read and minutes [are] taken thereupon [and are endorsed thereon].
[My Lords direct] 522l. 0s. 10d. to be issued to the Master of the Great Wardrobe [for the following services]: viz.
£ s. d.
to be paid for goods provided by Mr. Lockman for Madam Schuylenburg's lodgings at St. James's 393 0 10
to Lord Masham for furniture left by him in his lodgings at St. James's 129 0 0
£522 0 10
Ibid., p. 145.
Sept. 14. Present: Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sir William St. Quintin, Mr. Wortley.
Mr. Aislabie's memorial is read [for money for the Navy. My Lords] ordered thereupon issues as follows out of money in the Exchequer contributed for 5 per cent. Annuities: viz.
£
for a month's Course for the Navy to the end of May last 14,579
for a month's Course for the Victualling to the same time 9,891
£24,470
Ibid., p. 146.
Sept. 15. Present: ut supra.
[My Lords order an] issue of 10,000l. to the Ordnance for land service.
[Likewise to the Navy an] issue of 6,551l. to pay Plymouth Yard for Midsummer and Michaelmas quarters anno 1714. Ibid., p. 147.
Sept. 16. Present: ut supra.
[My Lords direct an] issue to the Treasurer of the Navy of 20,161l. out of money in the Exchequer of [the subscriptions for] Annuities: [and is intended for the following services]: viz.
£
for Midsummer and Michaelmas quarters anno 1714 for Woolwich Yard 10,161
on the head of Victualling: for Short Allowance money 10,000
£20,161
Mr. Walpole comes in. He presents two memorials of this day's date as follows: viz.
£ s. d.
one for arrears to Outpensioners of Chelsea Hospital from 24 June 1713 to 24 Dec. 1714 42,209 3 8
for half a year to ditto from 25 Dec. 1714 to 24 June 1715 22,237 11 7
£64,446 15 3
another for 1,000l. a piece to the 13 Regiments of Dragoons and eight Regiments of Foot new raised 21,000 0 0
for a month's subsistence to the Regiments of [Joseph] Sabine [23rd Regiment of Foot], [George] Preston [26th Regiment of Foot] and [William] Windress [37th Foot] lately arrived at Chester: to enable them to march 1,656 18 0
for a month's subsistence from Sept. 25 inst. to Oct. 24 next to the Regiments of Dragoons commanded by Lieut. Gen. [George] Carpenter [3rd Dragoons or 3rd Hussars] and Col. [Lord Mark] Kerr [Regiment of Scots Foot] [which are] ordered to march for North Britain 1,365 0 0
upon account in further part of 425,900l. 14s. 6d. and is intended to be applied to the use mentioned at large in the said memorial 2,887 12 0
The total of the above being 89,991l. 5s. 3d. my Lords order to be supplied in manner following: viz. out of Annuity money in the Exchequer 40,000 0 0
by an application of Malt tallies in Mr. Walpole's hands, for provisions supplied to Chelsea Hospital, the interest incurred thereupon from the date thereof to the days of assigning being to be reckoned as so much principal money 4,991 5 3
and as to the remaining 45,000l. my Lords desire Mr. Walpole to borrow the same of the Bank of England upon a sufficient deposit of the said Malt tallies and orders: to be repaid [to the Bank] within two months with 5 per cent. per an. interest 45,000 0 0
£89,991 5 3
Treasury Minute Book XXII, p. 148.
Sept. 19. Present: Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sir William St. Quintin, Mr. Wortley.
[My Lords direct] 2,632l. 6s. 0d. to the Treasurer of the Ordnance: out of annuity money in the Exchequer: [and is] for land service [of the Ordnance], being intended to be applied to pay for stores to be sent to South Carolina pursuant to his Majesty's pleasure signified to my Lords by Secretary Stanhope.
[My Lords direct] 6,551l. to Mr. Aislabie, Treasurer of the Navy: out of the like money [of Contributions for Annuities] and is intended for Midsummer and Michaelmas quarters anno 1714 for the Yards at Plymouth.
[My Lords order a] letter to the Lord Almoner to transmit [to him] a petition of Eliza[beth] Verboon which has been laid before the King for [continuance of] an allowance of 20l. a year paid to her by the Lord Almoner in the reign of Wm. III.: and to signify [to him] that ‘tis his Majesty's pleasure the said pension shall be paid from Midsummer 1714 out of the money issued to my Lord Almoner from time to time for his Majesty's alms and charities. Ibid., p. 149.
Sept. 21. Present: ut supra.
Mr. Walpole comes in. He acquaints my Lords that there will be a month's subsistence wanting for the Troops [on the] 24th inst. and desires that instead of the 45,000l. which by a minute of the 16th he was directed to borrow of the Bank, he may now be directed to borrow 15,000l. more upon [on security of] the Malt tallies in his hands, he having not yet been with them [the said Bank] about the said 45,000l.
Whereupon: my Lords desire Mr. Walpole to borrow of the Bank of England a sum of 60,000l. for the service of the Forces upon a sufficient deposit of Malt tallies and orders now remaining in his hands: and my Lords do agree on his Majesty's behalf that the same shall be repaid within two months, together with 5 per cent. per an. interest for the same.
Mr. Clayton, Mr. Edwards, Mr. Bolt and Mr. Madockes [are] called in. The Chancellor of the Exchequer acquaints them that my Lords have under consideration what methods may be most proper to be taken to supply the Deficiency which may happen in the subscriptions for purchase of the Redeemable 5 per cent. Annuities, which [subscriptions] are to be made on or before the 29th of this instant September: and upon discoursing with these officers it is agreed [by my Lords] that the officers of the Receipt of the Exchequer be required to attend in their respective Offices on the said 29th Sept. and also that the Treasurer of the Navy, the Paymaster of the Forces and the Treasurer of the Ordnance or their respective instruments do likewise attend that day at the Exchequer to give their respective receipts for so much as my Lords shall direct to be issued to them for the service of their several Offices, out of the said Contribution money, as will complete what may be then wanting of the sums intended by the two Acts of Parliament [1 Geo. I., St. 2, c. 12, for 910,000l. six per cent. annuities; and 1 Geo. I., St. 2, c. 19, for 910,000l. five per cent. annuities] to be raised thereby: and then the Tellers [are] to throw down their bills acknowledging their receipt of so much Contribution money from Mr. Madockes, the present Cashier of the Bank, who is appointed Receiver of the said purchase money: and the said Mr. Madockes upon receiving from the said Treasurer of the Navy, Paymaster of the Forces and Treasurer of the Ordnance the respective tallies which shall be levied pursuant to the Tellers’ bills, is to give to the said Treasurer and Paymasters [due and formal] receipts or acquittances for so much purchase money as the said tallies shall import to have been paid into the Exchequer on his account of purchase money as aforesaid.
And as to the 1 per cent. [sic for 8 per cent. by clause 10 of 1 Geo. I., St. 2, c. 19] discount which pursuant to the said Acts is to be allowed to the Contributors [as rebate or discount for prompt payment or prepayment of Contributions] the said Treasurers and Paymaster are to surcharge themselves therewith: and a warrant [is to be issued] to the Auditors of Imprests to take care that they be surcharged in their accounts accordingly. Ibid., pp. 150–1.
Sept. 27. Present: Earl of Carlisle, Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sir William St. Quintin, Mr. Wortley.
Several papers are read and minutes [are] taken [thereupon and are endorsed] thereon. Treasury Minute Book XXII, p. 152.
Sept. 28. Present:ut supra.
[My Lords direct the] 16,143l. 15s. 7¾d. remaining in the Exchequer [out of] the Contributions to the Civil List Lottery anno 1713 [as by 12 Anne, c. 11] to be issued upon an order in the name of Samuel Travers, Esq. for 30,000l. towards discharging the debts for the buildings at Blenheim. Ibid., p. 153.
Sept. 29. Present: Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sir William St. Quintin, Mr. Wortley.
Mr. Lansdale, Deputy to the Treasurer of the Ordnance, is called in. He says there is 13,500l. demanded by the East India Company for saltpetre which he believes they are willing to accept in annuity contributions: but he cannot answer for their [the subscribers] undertaking to make the four subsequent payments [of their instalment of annuity purchase money].
Mr. Elliott [is] called in. He says he wants 4,000l. or 5,000l. to answer bills drawn upon him for tin by his agent in Cornwall and that if he has it not immediately he'll return the bills. Mr. Beranger is called in and acquainted with what Mr. Elliott has said. Mr. Beranger tells my Lords that he has 4–5,000l. in Cornwall which Mr. Elliott's deputy has refused to take.
Mr. Elliott [says he] will take that money in the country for further payment, but that he must have 4,000l. or 5,000l. in town for [meeting] the bills already drawn.
Mr. Beranger [tells my Lords he] will pay these bills.
Mr. Elliott goes out.
Mr. Beranger desires a further security for the 54,000l. which he has lent and is to lend upon tin [to wit further security] than that which he has in his hands at Amsterdam, or [alternatively] that some time may be fixed for his repayment.
My Lords [tell him they] will consider of it. Ibid., p. 154.
Sept. 30. Present: Earl of Carlisle, Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sir William St. Quintin, Mr. Wortley.
My Lords read a letter from Mr. Bowdidge, Receiver of the Land Tax &c. for Co. Somerset dated the 28th inst. directed to the Agents or Commissioners for Arrears of Taxes acquainting them with his fears of an insurrection in that county and desiring instructions about his receipts.
My Lords require the [said] Commissioners to give orders not only to Mr. Bowdidge but to all the Receivers to use all diligence to get returns for their money as fast as it can be collected.
Custom House presentments [of officers for vacancies] are considered and minutes [are] taken thereupon [and are endorsed thereon]. Ibid., p. 155.