Minute Book: November 1669

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Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 3, 1669-1672. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1908.

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November 1669

Nov. 1.
Present: Lord Ashley, Treasurer of the Household, Sir John Duncombe.
Sir R. Long and Sir Philip Warwick called in about the business of making a state of the money employed in the late wars.
Sir R. Long, Sir G. Downing, and Mr. Sherwyn are to consider of a warrant to discharge the Tellers as to the 1,304l. paid by Sir G. Carteret to Mr. Coventry and others, as the said Tellers make a difficulty in executing the said warrant for want of regular acquittances.
Write Mr. Morice Wynn, the Receiver of North Wales, to keep the money of the manor of Ruthin in his hands till further order, and neither to pay it into the Exchequer nor otherwise dispose of it until he has answered the Treasury letter of Oct. 27 last calling for an accompt of the moneys received by him for the said manor, and until he has received my Lords' directions thereupon.
[Treasury Minute Book III. p. 202.]
Nov. 1.
Monday afternoon.
Present: Lord Ashley, Treasurer of the Household, Sir John Duncombe, and also Sir George Carteret, Sir R. Long, Sir Philip Warwick.
His Majesty came in with the Duke of York and the business of money not spent in the war as reported by the Commissioners of Accounts was debated. Sir Philip Warwick brings in a paper about this business of which 20 or 30 copies are to be written.
The Commissioners of the Navy present their certificate.
Viscount Brouncker to have a copy of Sir Denys Gauden's last letter.
Sir R. Long is to give every week to the Commissioners of the Navy an accompt what money or assignments the Treasurers of the Navy and the Victualler respectively have had that week.
[Ibid. p. 202.]
Nov. 3.
Present: Treasurer of the Household, Sir J. Duncombe.
The business of this day to be considered on Monday.
[Ibid. p. 202.]
Nov. 8.
Present: Lord Ashley, Sir John Duncombe.
Dormant warrant for the Earl of Dorset's creation money.
Sir W. Doyly presents a list of the arrears of the taxes. Ordered that he draft a letter to the Commissioners [of Aids] for Norfolk [requiring them] to assess what is in arrear in that county, otherwise process will go out on the whole county. Doyly to take care to suspend Mr. Reuse from receiving any more moneys, and to appoint another Receiver in his place. Doyly to prepare letters to all the Receivers who are in arrear requiring them to account. Sir R. Long, Sir W. Doyly, Sir C. Harbord, Sir G. Downing, and Mr. Sherwyn are to sit de die in diem about the arrears of assessments, and are to offer [to my Lords] such expedients as are necessary for recovery of same. Sir W. Doyly is to deliver up Mr. Bendish's present bonds, and to take new securities from him proportionable to the arrear.
Mr. Pemberton desires the entail to be cut off from some of the Earl of Mulgrave's lands. Referred to Sir C. Harbord to go to the Solicitor General to consider what is necessary to be done in this case so far as to enable the Earl of Mulgrave to make a bargain about the alum works. But as to taking away the King's title to the reversion my Lords cannot do it. Before this is referred to Sir C. Harbord, Mr. Pemberton is to speak with the Earl of Mulgrave.
The letter from Secretary Trevor about the [lease of] Walsingham House to the Duke of Buckingham is referred to Sir C. Harbord to report the value and the King's title.
Mr. Seymour says he is willing to receive the Sixpenny Writs for the Earl of Newburgh and to give security to pay the 1,000l. per an. to the Hanaper. Ordered that he give 2,000l. security, and on clearing his accounts and quitting his employment he shall receive the profits from Michaelmas last.
Order for a new privy seal for Sir E. Griffin.
Sir Denis Gauden and Mr. Pepys called in about the Lent account [and] for [provisions for] Toulon and [provisions delivered to the several] garrisons. Write the several governors [of the said garrisons] to know what became of these provisions and how the King shall be reimbursed or else process shall go out [against the said governors]. Warrant to the Auditor to allow in Gauden's account the 362l. certified by Mr. Pepys. Gauden's Lent account and Toulon account to be reported in Council.
Sergeant Walker's bill referred to Sir R. Long to report how it is to be paid.
[Treasury Minute Book III. pp. 202–3.]
Nov. 9.
Present: Lord Ashley, Sir John Duncombe.
Alderman Backwell having advanced 9,200l. to the Wardrobe, and promised to advance 800l. more, a warrant is ordered to the Auditor to allow him interest when Mr. Newport brings a certificate of the time when the money was advanced.
Petition read from the Farmers of the Cheshire Excise. Referred to the Excise Commissioners.
Alderman Bucknall et al. called in about the Irish [Revenue Farm] Commissioners. My Lords tell them they scruple the clause of security to be given [by the said commissioners] to them [Bucknall et al.]. [Ordered] that the security be given into the Exchequer to the King by the Commissioners and Sub-Commissioners for the money that shall come to their hands. In the next place my Lords except against the clause that three of them shall not act. Ordered that it be left out, and the warrant to be prepared thus.
Sir Richard Pigot called in [on behalf of the Hearth money Farmers]: moves that some of their sub-farmers be taken into custody on the affidavits. Ordered that warrants issue for their arrest accordingly, and that for refractory persons a direction be given to the Attorney General to prosecute them.
Sir Richard Pigot to be paid the whole charge for vellum and half fees for passing the patent for loans on the land revenue.
Charles Herbert and Henry Dunell are to be Excise Commissioners for the arrears in Wales.
Mr. Killegrew's 600l. is to be placed on the tin at Ostend.
[Ibid. pp. 203–4.]
Nov. 10.
Present: Treasurer of the Household, Sir J. Duncombe.
Warrant for the Earl of Bridgewater's creation money.
Write Alderman Bucknall that my Lords have offered the warrant for his [Revenue Farm] Commissioners for Ireland to the King to sign, but that the King excepts against Capt. John Stone and Col. John Clarke and has ordered that their names be left out and that His Majesty leaves it to Bucknall to propose two other names in their place.
[Treasury Minute Book III. p. 204.]
Nov. 12.
Present: Treasurer of the Household, Sir John Duncombe.
The warrant for mourning for the Queen Mother's Council and Almoners is to be sent up for the King's signature.
Warrant for Alderman Bucknall's 1,000l. on the arrears of the London Excise.
[Ibid. p. 204.]
Nov. 15.
Present: Lord Ashley, Treasurer of the Household, Sir John Duncombe.
The King came in with the Duke of York and Prince Rupert.
The Commissioners of the Navy are called in. Ordered that in their weekly certificates they add what is imprested each week.
Warrant for 1,000l. for the Commissioners of accounts: to be on the arrears of the present Farmers of Excise.
Mr. Newport and Mr. Reymes called in about the extraordinaries of the Wardrobe. Ordered that they bring to the Treasury all their warrants for extraordinaries and that the Treasury deny them what is beyond the 16,000l. per an. allotted.
A proposition made by the King about making an agreement in gross for the Stables. He says he'll speak to the Duke of Buckingham about it. Ordered that the footmen's last liveries be kept to serve next time because they were worn but 14 days before the mourning liveries were made [on the occasion of the Queen Mother's death]. Also saddles made for the [King's] last progress are to be saved for next time.
The King will speak with the Earl of Sandwich about farming [sic ? framing or drafting an establishment for] the ordinary of the Wardrobe.
Warrant for a year for the Pipe Officers.
Same for the Earl of Oxford.
Warrant for the Commissioners of the privy seal.
Warrant for half a year for the Masters in Chancery.
Sir John Bennet's last Post defalcations are to be settled on the Excise arrears.
[Ibid. pp. 204–5.]
Nov. 16.
Present: Lord Ashley, Treasurer of the Household, Sir John Duncombe.
Sir Hen. Herbert to be answered that all what he demands is without [outside or in excess of] the establishment, except 10l. per an.
Sir Geo. Fletcher and Mr. Musgrave called in, and Sir George's petition is read. My Lords say that penal statutes cannot be farmed. Sir George desires that care be taken that the law against [importation of] Scotch cattle be observed. My Lords offer him or anyone else a commission to seize [wrongly imported] Scotch cattle. Ordered that in the matter of the 500 [Scotch] cattle which Sir George Fletcher has seized, his information go on without opposition from the Customs Farmers, and when the composition is made [for this offence] the informers shall go to Mr. Egleston and Mr. Musgrave, and commissions to seize are to be granted to such as Mr. Musgrave and Sir G. Fletcher shall nominate. The moneys arising by forfeitures of Customs . . . . . . . .
Mr. Denis's docquet read. It's contrary to the rules to grant reversions.
Sir Robert Southwell's accounts are to be carried up to the Privy Council.
Warrant to the officers in Sherwood [Forest] to attend Commissioner Tippets to shew him the wood in said forest, and to fell any trees he shall desire not exceeding ten: they giving an account of the money raised by them.
Petition read from Thomas Preston and Jo. Charnock. My Lords will keep that rule in granting all future patents.
Same read from Sir Joseph Jordan. My Lords can grant no reversions.
Same from Capt. Pine. My Lords can do nothing in his petition.
Entered by my Lords' order that the warrant for 1,000l. lent by Alderman Bucknall was drawn and countersigned by His Majesty's especial and express command.
Petition read from George Skip. Ordered that he and the Commissioners of Excise be heard next Tuesday.
Sir C. Harbord's report read about the manor of Eckington. Lord Frescheville to see his report.
Petition from Peter Ricaut. Referred to Sir. C. Harbord.
Same from Sir Richard Ford. To be sent to Sir Philip Warwick to make answer in writing.
Same from Mr. Woodcock. Ordered that he pay in the money in his hands.
Same from Gerard Bourne. Nothing to be done in it.
Same from Richard Brow and William Stone. The like answer.
Same from William Smith. The like answer.
Same from Sir John Bennet. Referred to the Attorney General as to what is desired concerning the toll.
Same from Josias Ward. Referred to Sir W. Doyly.
Same from George Bean. Sir G. Downing to enquire whether this be Essex Bean, the Farmer of Excise, and what repute he has and if of good repute then to have the place.
Same from Jervas Bennet. Nothing can be done in it.
Same from Sir Hen. Puckering et al. To be considered when Lord Willoughby's accounts are passed.
Same from Aphra Stevens. Referred to the Excise Commissioners.
[Same from] Richard Hodgekinson. Warrant for 200l. on the arrears of the Excise.
Same from Mr. Norton. The ecuyers' report upon it read. Ordered that he bring an estimate what the charge will be.
Same from Sir William Sanderson. Referred to Sir C. Harbord.
Same from Mrs. Chiffinch. Referred to Sir C. Harbord and Sir R. Long.
Petition from Eleanor Withers. Referred to the Receiver to report.
Same from Edw. Strange. Nothing to be done in it.
Same from William Dickinson. Examine if he has been paid as other officers of the Works: if not, then to have a warrant as the others have had.
Same from John Gorling. Referred to Sir W. Doyly.
Sir C. Harbord's report read about the ground of the Great Wardrobe. Referred to Dr. Wrenn to consider and report what is fit to be done for the King's best advantage.
The Solicitor General's report read about Cardonell's business. Mr. Lawrence called in. Ordered that the docquet be signed.
The Earl of Carlingford called in and his petition read. Report to be made in the Privy Council of his proposition.
The King to be moved to direct the officers of the Navy and Ordnance to give an account at [every] Xmas of their stores.
Petition read from Capt. Iles. My Lords can do nothing in it.
Sir C. Harbord's constat of Kingswood Chase is read. Ordered that the covenants for building the lodges on Sir Bainham Throckmorton's part be made positive, and Sir G. Downham to speak with Sir Bainham about a convenient number of warrants to be allowed.
The report about the Clerks of the Peace is to be sent to the Attorney General to report the point of law.
Warrant for the arrears to Mr. Rumbold's children to be on the last half-year of the Customs.
Mr. Townsend's certificate about Mr. Mearne is read. Referred back to Mr. Townshend to show how it came to pass that the year 1666 so much exceeded the foregoing and following years.
Petition read from Mr. Ellisdon. To be represented to the King.
Same from Sir Edward Scot. Referred to Sir R. Long to report if he pay any more than the fees for a pension.
Warrants for the Duke of York on the Customs for his several fees.
Petition read from Mr. Heaton. Referred to the Solicitor General.
[Treasury Minute Book III. pp. 205–7.]
Nov. 17.
Present: Lord Ashley, Treasurer of the Household, Sir John Duncombe.
Warrant to take off the 12 per cent. [delinquent receivers'] charge from Mr. Bennet [on his account for co. Somerset &c.]: on said Bennet's affidavit.
Sir Francis Vincent's Dover account is considered and passed.
Mr. Townsend brings in some warrants about the charge of the interment of the Lady Henrietta.
The late Customs Farmers are called in together with Mr. Fowell and Auditor Beale; and Fowell's logwood account is declared.
The order of Council about Sir Thomas Clutterbuck is read. Write the Treasurers of the Navy that my Lords do allow of the payment of that money. Also Sir G. Downing is to consider of instructions to Sir Thomas Clutterbuck about prizes taken [and sent into Leghorn] by Sir Thomas Allen with liberty to Sir Thomas Allen to make use of the money for the service of the fleet.
Viscount Fauconberg's docquet read. The King to be moved in it.
The late Customs Farmers called in about their account for the first three years. Warrant for the allowances of 300l. and 282l. 10s. 0d.
Write Sir C. Harbord to insert in Sir Bainham Throckmorton's constat that the King have liberty to charge the warrants for five brace of bucks and as many does each year, so as he charge none the first three years. Also Sir Bainham to be obliged to build the lodges and stock the chace in a limited time.
A complaint having been made to my Lords against William Warrington and George Burnell, brewers in Chester, for refusing entrance to the sworn gauger under John Brock and the rest of the Sub-Commissioners of Excise of the city of Chester, write the said brewers to attend my Lords this day week. An effectual letter to be written to [Justices of] the city of Chester complaining of their not taking the gaugers' testimony and not relieving the Cheshire Excise Farmers on [their] complaint according to law, and that the city take care of it for the future, else the King must consider how to remedy these evils otherwise.
Mr. Pemburton called in about the Earl of Mulgrave's alum mines. Ordered that his lordship have a lease of 51 years of the whole mine, with power of digging in it, but not to carry in it the soil. Mr. Pemburton, being satisfied with my Lords' proposals in this business of the Earl of Mulgrave, consents that the [alum] farmers now pay in their rent. Mr. Crispe to attend about it on Friday.
Mr. Baker called in about the order of Council about Sir Allen Apsley, &c. Referred to Sir C. Harbord to examine and report according to the directions of the order of Council, and that he advise with the King's Counsel.
Order for a warrant of immediate extent against such of the Chimney Sub-Farmers as are mentioned in Mr. Webb's affidavits and which the Chimney Farmers shall desire extent against.
Petition read from James Robinson and John Cotton. Referred to Sir C. Harbord who is to advise with some of the gentry of the county.
[Treasury Minute Book III. pp. 208–9.]
Nov. 19.
Present: Lord Ashley, Mr. Treasurer, Sir John Duncombe.
Mr. Lawrence Hyde called in. Ordered that he assign to the Earl of Sandwiche 1,300l., to be saved out of this year's 5,000l.: same to be to pay an arrear to some officers of the Robes.
Ordered that Mr. Andrews sell the tin, what he can, at Ostend and the rest at Ostend [sic] and return the money [to England by bills of exchange]. Also that he give the Governor [? of Ostend] as much tin as will make 200l.
The King to be moved about Sir William Jennings.
Sir William Doyly acquaints my Lords that the Friars at Somerset House are to remove on Monday, and that they have goods of great value in their custody. Ordered that he take care to secure them.
Write Mr. Hayes [Secretary to Prince Rupert] to acquaint Prince Rupert that Dudley Reuse being much in arrear on his receipt my Lords desire that he receive no more of the King's money and that His Highness be pleased to recommend another person in his room.
Warrant for Mr. Edward Capell for a year of his pension.
Mr. Legous's docquet is to be made during pleasure, and then to pass.
Write Viscount Fanshawe that at the end of every term he give an account how the King's business in that office [of the King's Remembrancer] stands.
Warrant for the payment to Elizabeth and Abigall Mell of David Mell's arrears.
Mr. Seymour and Mr. Rogers called in. [Ordered] that they shall have 237l. for Osborne out of the next money Sir Edward Griffin has.
[Treasury Minute Book III. p. 209.]
Nov. 22.
Present: Treasurer of the Household, Sir J. Duncombe.
Warrant to discharge Josias Ward on Mr. Argoll's certificate.
The Earl of St. Albans' cancelled deeds are to be delivered to Alderman Backwell.
A copy of the King's warrant is brought by Mr. Kinnaston for [leave to] Alderman Backwell to export 40,000 or 50,000 guineas. Write Kinnaston that my Lords take notice of his care, and take it well that he did acquaint them with the said warrant, matters of this nature not being wont to pass but with the knowledge of the Treasury, and they desire that he do forbear passing the said warrant until my Lords consent to it, and he have received my Lords' directions therein.
Richard Marnot to execute the place of Receiver of the Revenue of Windsor on Prince Rupert's recommendation.
[Ibid. p. 209.]
Nov. 23.
Present: Lord Ashley, Treasurer of the Household, Sir J. Duncombe.
Sir Philip Buttler to have a copy of Mr. Hornegold's petition, to answer on Tuesday.
Warrant for 200l. for Mr. Doddington: to be on Sept. next of the Customs.
Capt. Cock et al., Navy creditors, are called in. My Lords tell them that they will consider them among the first out of the money given by the Parliament, and if [this particular debt be] not provided for in Parliament then [my Lords resolve it] to be charged on the Chimneys and nothing to be charged before them but a place to be reserved and [they] to have 6 per cent. interest till payment [of the principal]. Write Sir R. Long to keep open or reserve a place on the Hearth money Register after what is already registered.
Sir Thomas Clutterbuck's instructions are to be sent to Lord Arlington to get the King's signature.
Sir William Morice's letter is referred to Sir R. Long, Sir G. Downing and Mr. Sherwyn.
Sir John Norton to have the allowance in Sir William Doyly's letter.
Warrant ordered in accordance with Sir C. Harbord's report about the ground for Sir William Boreman to build an Hospital at Greenwich.
Mr. Bowdler called in about his account. Warrant to discharge him of the 45l. 10s. 0d. lost in the waggons on such certificate as he has of it.
The Earl of Essex's warrant is to be drawn again, leaving out the 60l. for a picture.
Write Sir C. Harbord to examine what lands the King has in London where the houses were burned [in the great fire].
Mr. Goodwyn's petition about a customer's place is to be again [at some future time] considered.
Warrant for Mrs. Eliz. Wyndham: upon the King's warrant.
[Petition from] Mrs. Lesly. To be considered with the first of the pensioners.
Sir Robert Southwell's 250l. warrant is to be paid out of the Customs rent of February next.
Petition read from Mr. Stansbye. Nothing to be done in it.
Same from Mr. Weedon. Referred to the Excise Commissioners.
Same from John Williams, Clerk of the Peace in Carnarvonshire. Nothing to be done in it.
Same from Hugh Holland. Referred to Mr. Webb and Mr. Hartlib.
Same from the clerks to the Commissioners for Sewers. Warrant for the sum demanded.
Same from Sir Thomas Orbye. Referred to Sir C. Harbord to report what completing the lease to 31 years is worth and then report to be made to the King.
Same from the Earl of Bridgewater. Report to be made to the King that it is fit to be done.
Same from Mr. Bean. Referred to the Excise Commissioners.
[Treasury Minute Book III. pp. 210–1.]
Nov. 24.
Present: Lord Ashley, Treasurer of the Household, Sir J. Duncombe.
The King to be moved to refer it to the Committee of Foreign Affairs to consider of an establishment for presents to foreign ministers at their departure.
Sir Peter Wyche to have a new privy seal for his Polish negotiation, 200l. equipage and 3l. a day [as ordinary] "and a certificate from Secretary Trevor when to begin vacating his present privy seal as to the 3l. a day when this [new privy seal] begins."
Mr. Lawrence to make his return [or certificate of legal business he has on hand and of the progress therein] at the end of every term.
Warrant for the Earl of Stamford's creation money.
Warrant to take off the 12 per cent. from Mr. Bowdler: but first a certificate [to be got] from Sir W. Doyly of his having well paid the King's money.
Write Sir Robert Crooke to certify what has been set off by sheriffs towards repairing the highways, and what has been paid out of Greenwax.
The paper brought in by Dr. Wren about the fines of the King's Bench is referred to Sir R. Long, Sir R. Crooke, and Sir G. Downing.
My Lords will, in Sir Edward Griffin's next payment, direct 200l. to be paid by him to Sir Ste. Fox for so much lent by said Fox to him in Lord Treasurer [Southampton's] time, but Fox must bring Sir Edward's certificate that the money was lent and not repaid.
Warrant for a year's creation money to the Earl of Carlisle.
Warrant to the woodward of New Forest to gather 1,000 bushels of acorns and as much beech mast and hawthorn berries and sloes [as will suffice] to sow 300 acres.
Sir R. Long, Sir C. Harbord, Sir G. Downing and Mr. Sherwyn are to consider of Sir Edw. Griffin's accounts up to the year 1666, with a view to regulating same: they to call before them the auditor with Sir Edward's former accounts and the instructions and rules which he had to guide him in his payments.
Warrant for half a year for the Queen's dressers: to be on the Customs.
The Queen's Council called in: move for a despatch of the [arrangements concerning making up the] remain of the Queen's jointure. Ordered that they make a proposal and Sir G. Downing is to quicken the [Exchequer Court] auditors and the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster to hasten their returns [of the Crown's fee farm rents and other rents], which are to be read by Monday week. Write Auditor Chislett to hasten the breviates he has now before him from the several auditors of the said rents.
Mr. Preston asked to attend Mr. Sherwyn about the business of the money [realised by him out] of Cadwallader Jones's office on his [Jones's] suspension from said office.
Mr. Sherwyn moves about the duty to be done by several officers in making returns from chancery. Ordered that the letters drawn and presented by Mr. Sherwyn be considered by Sir R. Long, Sir G. Downing, Sir C. Harbord, and Mr. Sherwyn.
The Clerk of the Pipe, the King's Remembrancer and the [Exchequer Court] Auditors are called in. The Remembrancer complains that the Auditors do not return their accounts to him. The Auditors say they give always constats of the money set in super to the King's Remembrancer and the Lord Treasurer's Remembrancer to issue process upon. Also as to the sheriffs' apposals my Lords tell the Auditors that they ought to attend on them to give information as has been formerly done. My Lords order the schedules to be always freshly sent, and that the Auditors be present at the sheriffs' apposals and [also] the King's Remembrancer or some one for him. This order to be drawn up and confirmed by the Exchequer Court, as also that the sheriffs before their apposals do attend the King's Remembrancer.
The Alienation Office account is considered and declared.
Mr. Rutter called in about the business between him and Aynell and his having imprisoned him. He says it was done without his knowledge.
Warrant for 100l. for Capt. Heemskirke, he surrendering his 200l. per an.
The officers of the Works that now are are to have the same allowances that the former had.
Warrant for three months [ordinary] to Sir William Temple to be on the loans on [the Customs for] September.
Mr. Crispe to pay in 1,000l. of the alum rent: and Mr. Pemburton and he to attend my Lords next Tuesday.
Warrant for paying Sergeant Walter's riding charges: to come out of next month for the Judges on the Customs.
The King to be moved concerning Mr. Legouse's docquet being for life.
Lord Ashley has taken the report of Sir Heneage Finch on Mr. Heaton's business, to move the Duke of Ormonde about it.
[Treasury Minute Book III. pp. 211–211b.]
Nov. 26.
Present: Lord Ashley, Treasurer of the Household, Sir J. Duncombe.
Petition read from the Earl of Anglesey. Sir R. Long to certify what money the present Treasurers of the Navy have received and on what funds.
The Earl of Ailesbury called in. Sir C. Harbord will give an account what remains to be collected by the bailiffs before 16l. per an. be allowed to them.
An order of Council read about an allowance to the French minister at the Savoy. The King to be moved about appointing some ecclesiastical living for his maintenance.
Lord St. John presents an account of the charge of enclosing 300 acres in New Forest. Warrant ordered for enclosing them.
Warrant for 500l. to the Works for [building] the Duke of York's lodgings at Hampton Court.
A clause to be put into Sir Baynham Throckmorton's lease that he repair or rebuild all such lodges as have been in the chace and endeavour to build four more. He says that the place which the Commissioners are enclosing in Dean Forest is not proper for wood. Write the Commissioners [for Dean Forest] to send an account what part they are enclosing and not to proceed till further order.
The warrant on the order of Council for taking off the suspension [of salary] on the falconers is to apply to such only as keep hawks.
Process against Mr. Darcy is to stop till next term but the 12 per cent. cannot be remitted.
Viscount Fauconberg's privy seal is to be for 1,000l. and the 60l. for a picture for the King is to be left [out]; Viscount Fauconberg being content that it should be left out. Write Mr. Williamson to speak to Lord Arlington that the privy seal may be made so and my Lords will sign the docquet, this being a new charge brought upon the King.
Mr. Heaton's business is to pass, Lord Ashley having spoken to the Duke of Ormonde.
The Earl of Bridgewater is to be continued steward of the manor of Tring for two years from the Queen Mother's death.
Warrant to Mr. Battailler for the impost money for next year.
[Treasury Minute Book III. p. 211b.]
Nov. 29.
Present: Treasurer of the Household, Sir J. Duncombe.
Warrant for Mr. Bagnoll on Sir C. Harbord's report.
The King to be acquainted in Council with the proposals for farming the 4½ per cent. duty in Barbados.
Warrant ordered on Sir C. Harbord's particular about the business in the Isle of Man.
Mr. Smith's docquet read. My Lords say there are serjeants-atarms enough, and why should it begin from 1667, Michaelmas?
Referred to Sir W. Doily what allowance to make Mr. Trevanion for carrying [or transporting by waggon] the money [of the Aids of co. Cornwall from Cornwall to London]. Warrant for the arrest of Mr. Wills (Willis), on Auditor Parson's state of Mr. Trevanion's account.
Mr. Pritchard's bonds are to be put in suit.
[Ibid. p. 212.]