Send to Mr. Lydcot to give an account of what is in arrear of the
coinage duty collected by Sir John Shaw.
The order of Council about the Greenland ship is referred to the
Customs Commissioners to report their opinion upon the whole
Mr. Finche's case is referred to the Customs Commissioners.
Speak to the King about Capt. Dean's warrant (to which he got
the King's hand) to imprest to him the money which he has in his
hands for stores sold to the French squadron.
Speak with Mr. Mountney about the payments to Tangier.
Sir Richard Bellingham's petition is read. To be considered on
Thursday morning next.
Acquaint the Lord Treasurer with the state of the debt upon the
Four and a Half per cent. duty at Barbados.
Speak with the Lord Chancellor about the docquet for Tangier.
Warrant for the Duke of Monmouth's creation money according
to his note.
[Ibid. pp. 24-5.]
Speak with Mr. Meynell about the Duke of Buckingham's order
for 4,300l. : how much is paid of it.
[Ibid. p. 25.]
The Lord Treasurer to be put in mind of making his report to
the King concerning the issues of the city.
On Tuesday next at 3 o'clock the business betwixt the Lord Privy
Seal, Sir George Carteret and Sir Ri. Bellingham is to be heard
again. [Ordered] that a duplicate of all those papers that shall be
presented to the Lord Treasurer upon Sir Ri. Bellingham's account
be sent the day before to the Lord Privy Seal by Sir Richard's
agents, with copies of all the bills and letters of advice from his
lordship and Sir James Shene [Shaen].
Write to the Commissioners of the Navy in the Lord Treasurer's
name to hasten said Lord Treasurer's accounts [as late Treasurer
of the Navy] and also to despatch the joint account of Sir Tho.
Osborne and Sir Tho. Littleton [as late joint Treasurer of the Navy].
Warrant for a privy seal for 2,000l. for the Countess of Oxford :
payable out of any treasure in the Exchequer.
Sir Jeremy Smith and Lieut. Godden are to attend on Tuesday
morning in relation to the victualling [of the Navy].
The Chancellor of the Exchequer will attend the Lord Treasurer
on Saturday morning.
The Lord Treasurer may be pleased to take into his consideration
the debt of 1,000l. due from Col. Reames to Gosport [town] for
[quarters for] Sick and Wounded.
Sir Robert Howard to be desired not to pay any salaries to the
clerks of the fee farms till he have the Lord Treasurer's directions
[Warrant for] 20,000l. to the Treasurer of the Navy : to be charged
on the Customs after the last list of 40,000l. [Warrant for] 10,000l.
more to said Treasurer on the fourth quarter of the [Eighteen
Months'] tax : to be charged after 21,000l. odd hundred to the
Victuallers ; and 10,000l. more upon the same quarter of the said
tax after 120,000l. [charged thereupon]. Memorandum : that out
of the 70,000l. already charged to the Navy upon the third quarter
of the [abovesaid] tax for the use of the seamen's wages there be
25,000l. after 10,000l. of the said 70,000l. employed to the use of
buying stores, &c.
Mr. Hugh Upton to furnish 220 tons of hemp [for the Navy]
whereof three fourths [to be] of the best Riga Rhine hemp and one
quarter to be of the best Knigsberg Rhine hemp at 29l. per ton :
to be paid by Custom House bonds, half taken at London, half in
the outports, without allowance of discount.
[British Museum Additional MS. 28,077, p. 26.]
Ordered : that Lord St. John and his partners [in the late
intended farm of the Customs] shall be satisfied [for the unpaid
remainder of their advance money and subsequent loan] out of the
[fee farm] rents in possession remaining in the Northern Counties
proper [or specifically assigned] to them by former orders :
that provision being made for [meeting annually the] pensions
[and other fixed payments on the individual counties] the city and
Mr. Lindsay are to be satisfied out of the remaining rents and [out
of] the rents excepted from sale as nomine decimae rents. But the
city orders are to be first satisfied before Mr. Lindsay's orders, and
Mr. Lindsay having [i.e. when he has] paid the city money [the
remains of the 60,000l. loan to the King] is to have [fee farm]
rents for all his own orders as well as for the city money according
to his letters patent.
The Trustees [for Fee Farms] and all other persons concerned
in this affair are to give all possible dispatch to it.
[Ibid. p. 30.]
Present : The Lord Treasurer ; Chancellor of the Exchequer.
Write the Chamberlain of the city of London for a state of the
city debt of [of 60,000l. lent to the King, viz. as to the part agreed]
to be paid [back to the city] by Mr. Lindsay.
Mr. Meynell called in about the Duke of Buckingham's order for
4,300l. on the Additional Excise, on which Meynell owns he has
only advanced 3,000l. and that 1,300l. still remains [unpaid] to the
An order to Auditor Aldworth for a state of said Meynell's interest
Col. Strode and Sir Charles Wheeler called in with their counsel
about the Four and a Half per cent. [duty] in Barbados. Sir C.
Wheeler's petition is read. Mr. Keck moves on behalf of Wheeler
that the accounts of the farm may be referred to an auditor, that it
may appear what is in arrear of the rent and what the profits of the
farm have been, in regard Wheeler is bound by covenants to pay
the rent and is interrupted in meddling with the farm. He also
complains that Col. Strode doth not attend the former reference to
Sir G. Carteret, Sir Nich. Strode, &c. Col. Strode saith he could not
account for [because of] want of vouchers which miscarried [when]
coming from Barbados, but now they are arrived. Sir C. Wheeler
moves that the reference about their private accounts may be
proceeded upon hand in hand with the accounts with the King and
that new bonds may be entered into by both parties to stand to the
award of the old referees. Both sides agree that by the 26th inst.
the state of the accounts shall be delivered to Auditor Aldworth and
that by the 1st of Oct. they shall be ready stated to be presented to
the Lord Treasurer and that on that day they will enter into bonds to
stand by the arbitration to the old referees as to their private
accounts. And as to the difference of 1,100l. between Strode and
Wheeler both parties agree that they will stand to the award of
three persons to be named, if upon viewing the state of the account
it shall appear necessary to the Lord Treasurer to so refer it : and
if such three persons shall not compose the difference within a
certain time to be named then both sides agree, upon a state of the
case before the Lord Chief Baron, to be concluded by his award.
Then about the difference about a person to take up and sell the
goods Col. Strode proposing Mr. Samuell Tyrrell and Sir C. Wheeler
proposing Mr. Francis Trywhit, both parties agree that Mr. Tyrrell
shall not take up or sell any goods but in the presence and with the
privity of Mr. Trywhit and then, when the goods are sold, the
money to be placed in the hands of Mr. Mountney to be paid into
[On page 29 this minute is re-drawn as follows.] Ordered that
Sir C. Wheeler and Col. John Stroud bring in their account with
the King for the farm of the Four and a Half per cent. to Auditor
Aldworth on Friday week and that the account be settled with the
Auditor for the Lord Treasurer's perusal by the 1st of Oct. That
then both parties refer all differences to such three persons as the
Lord Treasurer shall nominate and if they cannot end them, to be
referred to the Lord Chief Baron for a final end. That the effects
be sold by Mr. Samuell Terrill with the allowance from time to time
of Mr. Terwhit, but Mr. Terrill not to receive any money but the
money to be paid in to Mr. Mountney till it amount to 500l. and
then toties quoties into the Exchequer.
[British Museum Additional MS. 28,077, pp. 26-8, 29.]
Present : Lord Treasurer, Lord Privy Seal, Duke of Ormonde.
Viscount Dillon's petition to the King was read on a reference
from the King. Mr. Coughlan produced copies of the privy seal,
the letter to the Lord Keeper, and the order of respite which were
read. Upon debate my Lords agree to move the King for an order
of respite till the first day Trinity term next for the arrears and
growing quit rents and for the arrears of old and new quit rents due
before 1668, Xmas. Mr. Coughlan to send by the end of Michaelmas
term next a certificate of what new rents stand charged upon
Viscount Dillon's estate and what the old rents reserved before the
war were and how much his Lordship is in arrear upon both
[British Museum Additional MS. 28,077, p. 28.]
The Lord Treasurer to be satisfied that there is such an escheat
as Col. Philips sets forth in his petition.
Upon Mr. Seimour's petition my Lord finding a report drawn up
by the late Lord Treasurer, and seeing no cause to the contrary,
Gerard Fowk's petition referred to Sir C. Harbord.
[Ibid. p. 29.]
Present : Lord Treasurer, Lord Privy Seal, Vice Chamberlain.
Upon hearing the matter between the Lord Privy Seal, the Vice
Chamberlain and Sir Ri. Bellingham, [it is] ordered [that] Sir
Richard Bellingham give in to the Lord Treasurer an abstract of
all his bills and bring original vouchers for each bill at the time of
hearing : and to state his particular demands upon the Lord Privy
Seal upon the misapplied warrants ; which is to be sent to the Lord
Privy Seal on Tuesday morning. The business to be heard again
before the Lord Treasurer on Thursday morning at the Treasury
Present : the Lord Treasurer.
Mr. Nevill says he is collector of the duty of coals for the city and
had his salary paid. The Lord Treasurer asked Mr. Nevill if he
received any salary since May, 1670. He replied that he received
a quarter in June after and another at Michaelmas, 1670. Upon
the question whether there was any difference of his salary before
May, 1670, or after, Mr. Nevill said it was the same. Mr. Bridges
called in and shewed the power by which he acts for the city, dated
1671, June 14, and said he received 10s. per hundred for this
collection. He swore that this was the original deputation and that
he entered upon the execution of his office 1671, June 15, and he
never had any other deputation. This business to be heard again
on Thursday morning.
Mr. John Truman to attend on Tuesday afternoon next (Sept. 23)
with his papers and records relating to Sherwood Forest. The
Attorney and Solicitor General to attend then.
Enquire where to send to Capt. Munday to let him know that my
Lord would speak with him forthwith.
[Ibid. pp. 29, 30-1.]
Viscount Grandison's and the city's business is deferred to
Saturday morning next. On Viscount Grandison's desire it is
deferred [still further] till Saturday week, Oct. 5.
[Ibid. p. 31.]
The Lord Treasurer will speak with the Attorney General concerning
the disturbing the aulnagers in the execution of their office
and the taking of Stockbridge, a constable, into custody.
The Lord Treasurer will speak with Sir Robert Howard about
Mr. Portman's petition.
[British Museum Additional MS. 28,077, p. 31.]