Volume 117: November 16-December 29, 1709

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Calendar of Treasury Papers, Volume 4, 1708-1714. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1974.

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November 16–December 29, 1709

Nov. 16.
1. A state of Mr Brydges' demands in respect of the public services for the year 1709, with regard to Flanders. Dated 16 Nov. 1709. 1 page.
Nov. 17. 2. Report of the Comrs of Customs to the Lord High Treasurer, sending an account of the quantity of corn transported from the Thames and the outports, since Midsummer last. Dated 17 Nov. 1709.
The account mentioned. 4½ pages.
Nov. 17. 3. Sir James Steuart to —. Reminds him that a pension was promised him (Sir James) of 700l. yearly, when he ceased to be H.M. Advocate in May last. His two servants, who were innocently losers by his being laid aside, were promised to be well provided for by a suitable post. His usher (Longtoun's) fee had not been ordered out of the excise, which produced ready payment, but out of the crown rents, which were quite exhausted; asks for a sign manual of the Ld High Treasurer for payment out of the Excise. Dated Edinburgh, 17 Nov. 1709. 2 pages, quarto.
Nov. 19. 4. Report of the Comrs of Customs, North Britain, to the Lord High Treasurer. Offering their opinion that it would be better for the revenue if the sloops were disposed of, and barges and boatmen with small arms were provided. The expense would be somewhat less. Dated Edinburgh, 19 Nov. 1709. 2 pages.
Nov. 21. 5. Report of R. Ingoldsby and others to the Lord Lieut. of Ireland (Wharton) on the petition of Brigadier Wm Villiers, bearing testimony to the satisfactory manner in which they found he had performed his services in the army. Dated 21 Nov. 1709.
Also the petition, praying for a continuance of his pension. 2 pages.
Nov. 22. 6. W. Lowndes to Mr Attorney General (Montague). Asks him to call on the Lord High Treasurer on the following morning and bring the papers transmitted to him, and his (the Attorney General's) report thereon, in relation to the ship “King David,” seized at Portsmouth with prohibited goods, about which Gaspar Mendez, merchant, had petitioned. Dated 22 Nov. 1709. 1 page.
Nov. 23. 7. The report of the Attorney General last above referred to, together with other reports and papers on the same subject. The Attorney General advises that the prosecution should go on. Dated 23 Nov. 1709. 18 pages and 3 halves.
Nov. 24. 8. Report of Charles Dering, Auditor General, to the Lords Justices of Ireland on the petition of Capt. Augustus Claverie, who had served the French King as captain lieutenant. Was of opinion that as he was a Protestant and a gentleman of a good family, and destitute of all means of subsistence, he might deserve a pension Dated 24 Nov. 1709.
The petition. 2 pages.
Nov. 24. 9. Report of R: Walpole to the Lord High Treasurer on the case of the widow of the late Lieut.-Col. Edward Thornicroft, setting forth her distressed condition with seven children, and no other support than 40l. per annum out of the fund for widows of officers killed in Spain, Portugal, and the West Indies. Encloses copy of a report which he (Mr. Walpole) had previously made to the Earl of Sunderland, wherein he had expressed his opinion that the pension was too small, and proposed to give an ensign's commission to her son in Sir Charles Hotham's regiment. Dated 24 Nov. 1709.
Minuted:—“5 Dec. 1709. The Q. has considered her beyond the 40li a year, by an ensigns comon to one of her sons, and to make any further pension to her would be out of the rule and of very ill precedt.”
The report above referred to, two letters, and three certificates of officers under whom Col. Edward Thornycroft had served, of his highly creditable services. On a march between Ballimagooly and Cork in Ireland, having 80 men under his command, he was attacked by about 500 horse and dragoons of the enemy, whom he repulsed with great loss on their side. Dated Oct. 9, 10, and 14, 1709.
Also copies of three numbers of the London Gazette and a private letter from the colonel to his brother detailing the fight above referred to dated 24 July 1691. 16½ pages.
Nov. 28. 10. Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (Wharton) to the Lord High Treasurer. Had no objection to offer to the grant for 21 years, of the pension of 300l. per ann. on the establishment of Ireland, held during pleasure by Elizabeth Countess of Thanet. Dated Dover Street, 28 Nov. 1709.
Also the petition referred to. 2 pages.
Nov. 28. 11. Report of the Comrs of Customs to the Lord High Treasurer on petitions touching certain ingots of foreign gold, seized by a searcher of the Port of London. If his Lordship saw fit to grant a warrant to the Attorney Genl for a nolle prosequi, the Comrs proposed that satisfaction should be made to the officer, and they hoped it would prevent the melting down and exporting the coin. Dated 28 Nov. 1709.
Minuted:—“Read 2d Decr 1709. My Lord agrees to this rept, but directs notice to be given to the Lord Mayor and Court of Aldermen how the law stands, as stated in Mr Att. Genlls rept, and also directs that the Comrs of ye Customes, do give notice to the merchts, that they may avoid running into like inconveniencys for the future.”
Two petitions and an affidavit. 6 pages.
Nov. 29. 12. Report of the Board of Ordnance to the Duke of Marlborough on the memorial of William Bridges, Surveyor General of the ordnance, advising that Mr Bridges' extraordinary services deserved the additional allowance of 200l. per ann. beyond his salary of 500l. per ann. as well for the seven years past, as for the time to come. Dated 29 Nov. 1709.
The memorial referred to. 2 pages.
Nov. 30. 13. Petition of the Earl of Ranelagh to the Lord High Treasurer. Had received his quietus on all his accounts to Christmas 1701. There remained but one account for the forces ending at Christmas 1702, which was delivered in long service; but it being his final account, he could not prosecute the passing of it, as it was charged at the beginning with four millions and a half above the sums he received for the service of that year, which arose from the disallowance of large sums in the preceding accounts, tho' actually paid by him, the auditors of imprest refusing to allow them, for want of regular vouchers. This matter was referred to the auditors who had not reported on it. Prayed that process against him may be superseded till his Lp declared his pleasure. Presented Nov. 30, 1709.
Minuted:—“10 Dec. 1709, audrs to attend.” 1 page, quarto.
Nov. 14. Memorial of the Comrs of Works to the Lord High Treasurer praying payment in specie for carrying on the service of the Midsummer quarter last, also for the Prince's funeral. Dated November [ ], 1709. 1 page.
Dec. 1. 15. Lord Lieut. of Ireland to the Lord High Treasurer. Asks for her Majesty's warrant for payment of the expenses of holding the last sessions of Parliament in Ireland. Dated London, 1 Dec. 1709. ½ page (signature cut away).
Dec. 3. 16. Lord Chamberlain to the Lord High Treasurer. Asks for 300l. to be paid to Mons. Ducker, envoy extraordinary “from the Bishop of Munster,” on his departure from hence. Dated 3 Dec. 1709. 1 page.
Dec. 3. 17. Similar letter in favour of Mons. Waldersec, envoy extraordinary from the King of Denmark. Dated 3 Dec. 1709. 1 page.
Dec. 3. 18. Account of money paid out of civil list funds in aid of the annuity fund granted anno 1707, with an estimate of what will be further required. Dated 3 Dec. 1709. 2 pages.
Dec. 8. 19. Report of the Comrs of Customs to the Lord High Treasurer on a proposal of Dr Maynwaring for purifying the goods that came from Dantzick. There might be some weight in his objections against airing the goods below in the Medway. Dr Maynwaring's estimate for the other part of his proposal was a pound of medicines of 10s. value for a bale of hemp of a ton weight. The operation could not be done under four hours, with the help of six men, and an allowance of two guineas a day for himself, and they would need a double booth of 60 feet long and 20 feet broad. The doctor owned that the men employed would be liable to infection. They could not judge whether it would be effectual. Dated 8 Dec. 1709.
In his proposal the Doctor says that in the year of the Great Plague (1665) he stayed in the city from first to last, visiting the sick, and recovering many, being recommended by Sir John Lawrence, then Lord Mayor. He had the charge of a pest house at Clerkenwell, by order from the Earl of Southampton and the justices of Middlesex. He also cleared houses and goods from infection, so that people might return to their habitations with safety, for, as a very able physician (an intimate friend and fellow labourer of his) says in his writings, “Of all diseases there is none that finisheth its course with more expedition, insinuates more slily, treads more softly, lurks more privily, and kills more treacherously.” He further says of the few physicians who then ventured their lives, so far as he can hear, he is the only one who then survived.
Minuted:—“Read 9 Dec. 1709.” 3½ pages.
Dec. 8. 20. H. Boyle to the Lord High Treasurer. By command of her Majesty signifies that directions should be given for payment of 20s. a day to Mr Isaac d'Alais, who was to continue the correspondence from the court of Hanover till the arrival of another minister, viz., from the 22 of Sept., being the day of the death of Mr Howe. Dated Whitehall, 8 Dec. 1709.
Minuted:—“Agreed.” 1 page.
Dec. 8. 21. Thomas Chetle to William Lowndes, Esq. Encloses the paper of which he told Mr Lowndes. If of service should ask him to take a younger son for his (Mr Lowndes') clerk, and the rather because at that time his eldest son was in the Gazette for sheriff of Worcester, for which county he (Mr Chetle) served 14 years since. Dated 8 Dec. 1709.
The paper referred to entitled:—“Tenne thoughts how great sumes of money may be raised to assist carrying on the present warre, and not hurtt the subjects nor trade, but be for the general good, in case the legislative powers please to enact the same.”
His scheme related (1) to the importation of Irish cattle; (2) the royal forests; (3) importation of foreign iron; (4) irrigation and drainage; (5) making rivers navigable; (6) establishment of a mint at Dublin; (7) enclosure of common field land; (8) embankments on the sea shore; (9) enclosure of commons; (10) mines undiscovered.
Also a set of 10 queries as to what inconvenience would arise from carrying out the above. 9½ pages.
Dec. 10. 22. Various papers relating to the laying on of a duty on tallow or candles. Mostly undated, but those that are dated are between 24 Nov. and 10 Dec. 1709. 19 pages or parts of pages.
Dec. 12. 23. Sir Henry Furnese to the Lord High Treasurer. Proposes a way by which bills for 200,000l. for Holland might be given by the bank, with advantage to themselves and no prejudice to the public. The way was used with good success in 1707–8, when the bank was in some distress. Danger might attend this negotiation if the Bank had anything in view besides the locking up such sum in Exchequer bills. An interruption of two or three months in the course of his business would disable him from serving his Lordship for the future with credit and reputation, for it was much easier to keep up credit when in full possession than to re-assume it after such an interruption. Dated 12 Dec. 1709.
In the Minute Book, Vol. XV., p. 74, 12 Dec. 1709, is:—“The gent. of the Bank called in, wth Sr H. Furnesse. My Lord acquaints Sr H. that some of the gentlemen of the Bank, being of opinion that it would be of service to the public, and an ease to the Bank, if they had the remitting of the next 300,000l. for the service of the troops in Flanders,” &c., “Mr Eyles says the Bank do propose to give bills for 300,000l., payable at Amsterdam, for the service of the troops in Flanders, at 3 & ½ usance—4 and 4½ in equal proportions at the rate of 9 gildrs 16 ‘stuyvers’ Bank mo for a pound sterling, and to receive their paymt in Exchequer bills. Sir H. thinks the rate not unreasonable, and says he is willing to give them the like ease and accommodation in this proposition as he did in March 1707–8, by taking the bills they shall draw on Amsterdam for ye said 300,000l, which will be the same service to the Bank as if they remitted, & prevent the inconveniences that might happen to the public if the remittances for the army were in several hands. My Lord approves of what is so offered. Mr Eyles desires that in regard the Bank are alwaies ready to assist Sr H. in his affaires for the public service, he should do what in him lies to serve the Bank by keeping his cash there. My Lord says he thinkes it very reasonable, and Sir H. assures his Lordp he will always do so for the future.” 1½ pages.
Dec. 12. 24. “An acct of what money hath been annually granted by Parliament for the service of the Navy, and what hath been annually issued upon the several heads thereof, since her Mat's happy accession to the crown:” to wit a.d. 1702–1709. Dated 12 Dec. 1709. 1 large page.
Dec. 12. 25. Copy of a provisional convention between Major-General Carpenter and the Portuguese General [Mons. le Comte d'Attalaya]. viz:—As to advances of money for the troops in Catalonia, as to Portuguese prisoners to be formed into two regiments of infantry, as to 1,200 recruits for the English army in Spain, to be furnished by the Count d'Attalaya; and as to a chaplain of the Roman religion for the two regiments and free exercise of their religion in the English corps. Dated at Barcelona, 23 Dec. 1709 N.S. [i.e., 12 Dec.]. 3 pages.
Dec. 13. 26. Representation of Sir Alexander Rigby to the Lord High Treasurer. After endeavouring for two years and a half to discharge his duty, the merchants who had engaged in clandestine trade showed so much animosity to him, that his life was threatened; but depending upon God, the Queen, his Lordship, and his innocency, he might have continued his business, had he not been still under the weight of the losses he sustained by the Great Duke of Tuscany's imprisonment of William Plowman in anno 1696–7, and the oppression of his house of co-partnership at Leghorn; notwithstanding he had paid since that unhappy accident 15,000l. These affairs being known to the merchants, they had declared at the market cross of the city, that they would draw down on him every creditor he had, and processes had thereupon been commenced against him. The disgust against him was so great, that it was impossible for him to remain. In England he would be amongst his friends; but here he was destitute of all help. Prays for his Lordship's timely help. Dated Edinburgh, 13 Dec. 1709. 4 pages.
[This produced a sympathizing letter from Mr Lowndes in reply. See North Britain Book, Vol. II., p. 118.]
Dec. 17. 27. Memorial of the Officers of Ordnance to the Duke of Marlborough in reference to the furnishing for the palatines going to New York 600 tents, firelocks, &c. They (the officers) had issued tents for the whole of the palatines encamped at Blackheath and Camberwell; and no money had been given for either service. They claim also sums for other services, and ask that her Majesty will give directions for payment. Dated 17 Dec. 1709.
Also an estimate for the tents. 3 pages.
Dec. 17. 28. “B. S” to the Lord High Treasurer. Proposes a duty on hats and stockings. Dated Shafton, 17 Dec. 1709. 1½ pages.
Dec. 17. 29. Report of the Surveyor General (Travers) to the Lord High Treasurer on instructions received through Mr Lowndes to treat with the proprietors of the houses on the Castle Hill at Windsor, between her Majesty's late purchase there and the gateway leading into the town; and likewise with Edward Jones, a gardener, who was in possession of ground lying under the west end of the terrace, with a view to purchase the same for her Majesty's use. The Surveyor in reporting thereon, relates the negotiations he had had with the several proprietors, and the terms upon which they would part with their interests. They were all willing to do so, except one Mrs Mary Jones, a widow, who held of the Dean and Canons of Windsor, and had a term for 29 years. He (the surveyor) had several times discoursed with her, but found her a woman of the most ungovernable temper that ever he met with; and though he assured her she should have more than the value of the premises, she absolutely refused to treat or make any demand. The report concludes “Since therefore the perverseness of this woman leaves me no hopes of bringing her to reason, and the way near her houses is so narrow and dangerous, being fenced only with a rotten pale, that I am told a carriage some time ago fell from it into the ditch, I would humbly offer it to her Ma[jes]ties consideration, that the gateway be removed above those houses, next the Lady Freschville's garden, and that so much of the ditch which belongs to the Crown be filled up … a large open space below & make a handsom way up to the Castle.
“As to a convenient place to wait in, especially in bad weather, which by the pulling down all the public houses on the Hill, will be very much wanted by persons of quality, who have the honour to attend her Mat's person, or resort to the court on other occasions, I begg leave further humbly to offer, that over the porter's lodge, in the building commonly called the Devil's Tower, there is a large room whereof no use had been made for a long time, and I humbly conceive that if a sober person were permitted to fit up for a tea and chocolate room, with a prohibition to sell wines, or suffer any manner of gaming there, it would be a great ease, especially to such as are obliged to a constant attendance, since they might be always ready at hand to go upon their several duties.” Dated 17 Dec. 1709. 3 pages.
Dec. 17. 30. Memorial of Henry Bendysh to the Lord High Treasurer (Godolphin). Had executed charter-parties with commanders and owners of ships, who were to carry the 3,000, and about 300 palatines to New York at 5l. 10s. per head, and was bound for between 18,000l. and 19,000l., besides demurrage. Prays for a warrant to the Hon. Spencer Compton, Esq., for payment of 1,000l. a week for the same. Dated 17 Dec. 1709. 1 page.
In the Minute Book, Vol. XVI. p. 3, 13 Sept. 1710, is the following on the subject of the Palatines:—
“The meml of Mr Bendyshe for 2500li (for which he stands bound), to compleat 25854 15 8 due on charter partys, for transporting palatines to New York is read. The Queen orders this remainder to be p[ai]d by 500li a week.”
Dec. 19. 31. Report of the Lord Lieut. of Ireland to the Lord High Treasurer, on the petition of Francis Harrison, praying to be paid for the time he acted as Commissary General of Ireland, from the death of his brother to the time Col. Pennyfather entered on the same. Was of opinion he should be paid. Dated 19 Dec. 1709.
Signature cut away. 1 page, quarto.
Dec. 19. 32. Report of the Comrs of Customs to the Lord High Treasurer on a memorial from the Comrs of North Britain as to some defects in the law relating to the bounty payable upon the exportation of corn, and to the drawbacks for tobacco exported. Enclosing a draft of a clause to be offered to Parliament in relation thereto. Dated 19 Dec. 1709.
The memorial and the clause.
Minuted:—“Read.” 5 pages.
Dec. 19. 33. Report of the Lord Lieut. of Ireland (Wharton) to the Lord High Treasurer on the petition of Richard Barry, Second Remembrancer of the Court of Exchequer in Ireland, seeking that the office should be granted to him during his life, and the lives of William Barry and John Keating. Advising that it should be granted for one life besides his own. Dated London, 19 Dec. 1709.
Minuted:—“The Q. doth not thinke fit to grant reversions.”
The petition. 2 pages.
Dec. 19. 34. The same to the same, on the petition of the Earl of Cavan. Was of opinion it would be an act of justice and charity if her Majesty would grant an annual pension on the Establishment of Ireland of 300l. to the petitioner to support himself and family in some measure according to his quality. Dated London, 19 Dec. 1709.
The petition. 2 pages
Dec. 19. 35. The same to the same on the petition of Lieut. Willm Brown, Lieut. John Miller, and Quartermaster Thomas Thornborogh. The facts were as stated by petitioners, and as he (the Lord Lieut.) had hindered them from applying to the Parliament of Ireland for relief, it was reasonable they should be restored to half pay. Same date. 2 pages.
Dec. 19. 36. The same to the same on the petition of Captains James Manson, Mort Cunningham, James McCormack, Steven Miller, Thomas White, John Murray, and Lieuts Guy Carleton, and Mark Smith, and Ensign Nicholas Holmes; advising the payment of their arrears of half pay. Same date.
Copy of petition and certificate. 4 pages.
Dec. 19. 37. The same to the same on the memorial of Col. Harman, Col. of the company of battle-axe guards, as to additional pay for new clothing: if the pay were not allowed 740l. would be required for clothing. Same date.
The memorial. 2 pages.
Dec. 19. 38. The same to the same, recommending a pension of 1s. 6d. a day to Peter Poussin, who lost one of his eyes and his hearing in the discharge of his duty in Dublin Castle. Same date. 1 page.
Dec. 20.]
39. Report of Auditor Maynwaring to the Lord High Treasurer, on the memorial of Charles Fox, Esq., late paymaster of the foreign forces; as to allowances for passing his accounts, &c.
The memorial. Referred 20 Dec. 1709.
Minuted:—“Read 23 Jan. 1709. Agreed to and a warrt accordingly.” 4½ pages.
Dec. 21. 40. Comrs of the Navy to Mr Lowndes, respecting the old debt of the Navy, drawn out from the books kept at the office of the bills entered in course, which appear to remain unpaid, &c. Dated 21 Dec. 1709.
Minuted:—“24 Janry 1709. The debt of the Navy being before the House, this matter is respited.” 2 pages.
Dec. 21. 41. Ro. Hunter to the Lord [High Treasurer]. Proposal for remittance of 8,000l. to New York. Dated London, 21 Dec. 1709. 2½ pages, quarto.
Dec. 21. 42. Report of the Lords Justices of Ireland to the Lord Lieut. of Ireland, on the petition of the widow Delaspois. Had directed the Auditor General to examine and report thereon. Enclosed his report and agreed that the widow was a fit object for the grant of a pension of 3s. a day. Dated Dublin Castle, 21 Dec. 1709.
The report named, two petitions, a further letter and two certificates. Captain Delaspois served the Crown several years in military employments, being at the Battle of the Boyne, where he received several wounds, and was afterwards aid-de-camp to the Earl of Gallway, &c.
Minuted:—“Read 12 June 1710. Lre abt Cha Delaspois, warrt sign'd.” 6 pages.
Dec. 22. 43. Report of Charles Dering, Auditor General to the Lords Justices of Ireland, on the petition of Judith Julia Coutiers, widow and relict of Lieut. and Quartermaster Coutiers in Major-General Sankey's regiment of foot: recommends an allowance of 3s. a day. Dated 22 Dec. 1709. 1 page.
Dec. 23. 44. Proposal of Micaya Perry, & Co. for remitting 8,000li sterl. to New York.
Minuted:—“Read & agreed to. 23rd Decr 1709, and a minute to be entered accordingly.” 1 page.
[This is entered in the Minute Book, Vol., XV., p. 80.]
Dec. 23. 45. Report of Mr Wm Borrett to the Lord High Treasurer on the memorial of William Hanbury, Esq., who solicited the passing of the Act of Parliament for vesting in her Majesty the inheritance of Cotton House. He thought the amount claimed, 327l. 8s. 10d., reasonable to be allowed. Dated 23 Dec. 1709.
The memorial and bill of charges. 6 pages and 2 parts.
Dec. 23. 46. An order of the Court of Directors of the East India Company, for the Lord High Treasurer to be informed, that the circumstances of the company's affairs would not allow them to comply with his proposal, which was to pay for the petre required for the board of ordnance by tallies on the general mortgage to commence in 1714: the 45,000l. taken for the last saltpetre in tallies not having been paid. The Directors also pray for an order of payment in money or Exchequer bills for the petre demanded. Dated 23 Dec. 1709. 1 page.
Dec. 24. 47. Report of Mr Wm Borrett to the Lord High Treasurer on the case of Lord Mordington, who denied his marriage to Mary Dillon. Finding that it was a valid marriage, according to the rites of the Roman Catholic Church, and that cohabitation followed the marriage. Had enquired as to the marriage of the same Mary Dillon with Captain Laycock, but there were no legal grounds for the same. Dated 24 Dec. 1709.
The letter of Lord Mordington, in which he says he has “listed” as a soldier, and so hopes to regain his character. He denies Mary Dillon to be his wife, &c. He further says she reports the Queen has given her a pension; if so, her Majesty has been misinformed, for there is no Lady Mordington upon the face of the earth.
A note from him “for my Ladie Mordington:” the extract from the marriage register, and three affidavits. 6 pages.
In the Minute Book, Vol. XV., p. 196, 30 Aug. 1710, is:—“Lady Mordington—Give her 10l., but not as a quar of the pension.”
Dec. 24. 48. Report of the Officers of Ordnance to the Lord High Treasurer on the petition of Francis Grueber and William Walton, as to their proposal of delivery of 6,000 barrels of gunpowder. The credit they proposed to give the Government would not balance the great inconvenience that would arise, by discouraging all the rest of the powder makers, who would be obliged to turn their mills to other uses; by which means “Gruber” and Walton would engross the sole making of powder, and in a short time would impose what terms they pleased upon the board. Dated 24 Dec. 1709.
Minuted:—“Read 28th Dec. 1709. My Lord agrees in opinion wth the board of ordñce.” 1 page.
Dec. 24. 49. Lord Lieut. of Ireland (Wharton) to the Lord [High Treasurer] to acquaint her Majesty that the Chancellor of the Exchequer had an ancient fee on the establishment of 200l. per ann., for which the process of green wax ought to be sealed, without any fee for sealing it; yet Mr Savage, the present Chancellor, had for several years received great sums from her Majesty, amounting in nine years to near 1,300l. Mr Savage was also Clerk of the Crown of the Court of Queen's Bench. No return of the fines had been made since the Queen's accession (except in the case of some Popish booksellers) and few since Mr Savage was made Chancellor of the Exchequer; so that that part of her Majesty's casual revenue had been lost to the Crown. Asks whether this should be enquired into or proceeded on. Dated 24 Dec. 1709.
Minuted:—“15th Feb. 1709. Ref. to Lord Lieutenant of Ireland.” 2 pages, quarto.
Dec. 24. 50. A proposition for a lottery to establish a fund of 135,000l. per ann. by Act of Parliament for 32 years. Dated 24 Dec. 1709.
Also a printed copy. 5 pages.
Dec. 24. 51. Report of the Comrs of Customs to the Lord High Treasurer on the petition of Francis Jones, praying in consideration of the great charge he had been at, in prosecuting a seizure of plate, to be allowed her Majesty's part of the forfeiture. The case had been litigated since 1704, at a cost to the petitioner of 1,200l., besides other damages to the amount of 1,000l.: recommending that petitioner should be allowed her Majesty's part, and that the Attorney General should acknowledge satisfaction on the judgment. Dated 24 Dec. 1709.
The petition and three other papers. 7 pages and 2 halves.
Dec. 25. 52. “An accot of the produce of the several duties on pepper for seven years before the last new duty of 18d per pound, and is from Christmas 1702 to ditto 1709, distinguishing the produce of the duties yearly and the uses to which they are applicable.” 1 page.
Dec. 25. 53. Account of what remains due to clear the pensions and annuities payable at the Exchequer to Christmas 1709. 1 page.
Dec. 25, 1708
Dec. 25, 1709.
54. An abstract of the receipts and payments of her Majesty's customs, new and additional impositions from 25 Dec. 1708 to 25 Dec. 1709.
Also an account of bonds for the same period. 3 pages.
Dec. 29.
55. An estimate of the present to be made to the Indians under her Majesty's protection.
Minuted:—“29 Decr 1709. Officers of ye ordñce to attend to-morrow morning wth an accot of ye particulars furnished by their office to ye Lord Lovelace for a p[re]sent to the Indians when he was sent Govr and of the charge thereof.” 1 page.