Volume 131: January 1-February 16, 1711

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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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January 1–February 16, 1711

1711 1. Estimates of the charges of various military forces for the year 1711, viz.:—
(1.) Of the war in Spain.
(2.) Of the 20,000 men, troops of augmentation, and of other additional forces since taken into the service of her Majesty and the States General.
(3.) Of her Majesty's forces upon the Establishments of Spain and Portugal, &c., with duplicate of a large portion of the same.
(4.) Of the 40,000 men to act in conjunction with the forces of the allies in the Low Countries.
(5.) Of the charge of the Royal Hospital at Chelsea.
20 pages or parts of pages.
2. An estimate of the charge of the office of Ordnance for the year 1711 for land service. 1 page.
3. Abstract or gross estimate of the numbers of forces at sea and land paid or payable by Great Britain for the service of the year 1711. 1 page.
Jan. 1. 4. Lord Chamberlain (Shrewsbury) to the Hon. Mr Compton. Announces her Majesty's grant of a pension of 20l. a year to Elizabeth, widow of Mr Josias Sewell, late page of the removing wardrobe. Dated 1 Jan. 1710–11. 1 page.
Jan. 1. 5. An account of extraordinary expenses from 1 Jan. 1709–10 to 1 Jan. 1710–11, for which Isaac D'Alais craved allowance, the chief being postage of letters at Leyden, Hanover, &c. ½ page.
Jan. 2. 6. Andrew Dabron to George Granville, Esq., M.P., asking him to intimate to the House of Parliament the great wrong done to the Queen's revenue, and to honest merchants dealing in tobacco, by the continual running of tobacco from North Britain to the north of Ireland. Was, with many others in that part of Ireland, broken by it. Those who intended to run the tobacco drew cockets for the Isle of Man, so as to get the drawback, but instead of going there, only went to the cover of some small island opposite this country [Ireland], and there unloaded it into small boats. Allowing Norway and the Isle of Man drawback moneys before certificates were returned, was the only mother and root of this great evil, which could only be prevented by the Parliament of Great Britain. Dated Ireland, Straban, 2 Jan. 1710–11.
“Recd 15 do [i.e. Jan.].” 2 pages.
Jan. 3. 7. Report of G. Granville and J. Howe to the Lords of the Treasury about the appointment of a Deputy Judge Advocate for North Britain. 10s. a day had usually been allowed for the office. Dated Whitehall, 3 Jan. 1710–11.
Minuted:—“4 July 1711. Enquire whether at this time there be room for it.”
Again:—“30 Augt 1711. There is no provision & till there be, the prinll must see that the place be duely executd.” 2 pages.
Jan. 4. 8. Lord Chamberlain (Shrewsbury) to the Lords of the Treasury. Has taken a furnished house in Pall Mall at 350l. per annum, by the Queen's orders, for Prince Kourakin, Minister from the Czar of Muscovy, during his stay. Prays orders to be given to the Treasurer of the Chamber to pay for the same and for a room refurnished for which the Queen was to pay 50l. Dated 4 Jan 1710–11.
Minuted:—“50l. ordd 12th Jan. 1710–11.” 1 page.
Jan. 6. 9. Lord Portmore to —. It would be impossible for him to subsist the four regiments of dragoons in the province of Abeyra and Tralos Montes before the opening of the campaign. Intended very soon to review all her Majesty's troops in the province of Alentejo. Sent an account of effectives. They were then at the lowest, for every packet brought over some recruits, which were so bad, that he had ordered some Portuguese or Spanish to be taken. Any method of recruiting would be of more service than what was in use. Wished he could send his Lordship as good news as was sent him, and that things went on as well in Spain as at home. Was afraid there was little reason to doubt that Mr Stanhope was taken, which he hoped was the most the enemy had to boast of. Dated Lisbon, 17 Jan. 1710–11, N.S.
Letter from the same to Mr Lowndes respecting the recruiting of the troops and subsistence of the regiments of Assa and Hogan, reiterating his dissatisfaction. A very indifferent recruit cost 8 or 9 pounds, and scarce a third that were embarked joined their regiments. Same date. 5¾ pages.
Jan. 9. 10. The same to Lord —. Was thus far on his way to review the Queen's troops in the province of Alentejo. On the establishment of last year there was an allowance by Parliament for the Earl of Galway's Spanish regiment of foot, which was taken in the battle of Caya, of which scarce any remained. The money might be applied to other uses. The contingent charges would be considerably increased by the addition of six regiments of dragoons put on this establishment, and by those of Assa and Hogan; and the allowance for the hospital would scarce be sufficient. Hoped nothing would be retrenched that was allowed to Lord Galway. Dated “Aldea Galeya.” 20 Jan. 1710–11, N.S. 4 pages.
Jan. 9. 11. J. Brydges to Mr Mead. By the misfortune at Brihuega he doubted there was no person in Spain empowered to order Mr Mead to pay money. Until her Majesty should appoint a General, the Lords of the Treasury ordered that he should issue such sums as he (Mr Mead) saw fit for her Majesty's service, in support of the war on that side. As it did not appear how many old corps were taken or what number was lost, he was to use his utmost endeavours to be informed of the true state of them, and how many effectives there were on the spot; and to such only he was to pay subsistence. Where great sums were required he was to transmit an account to the Lords of the Treasury before they were paid. Had sent Lieut.-Genl Stanhope a credit to Madrid, for the subsistence of the prisoners taken at Brihuega, and no money was to be issued for them by Mr Mead. Dated Whitehall, 9 Jan. 1710–11. 2 pages.
This letter was the same day submitted to the Lords of the Treasury. See Minute Book, Vol. XVI., p. 125.
Jan. 10.
12. Memorial of James Craggs, “her Majesty's Resident to the King of Spain,” to the Lords of the Treasury. Prayed an allowance for his journeys to and from Barcelona, and for a field equipage to attend the King of Spain in the campaign. “R. Janu. 10, 1710–11.” 1 page, quarto.
2 Apr. 1710.
and 12 Jan.
13. Establishment of several officers to serve on the expedition under Col. Nicholson, to commence from 1 Apr. 1710, and to continue during such expedition. Dated 2 Apr. 1710.
Also an establishment of 30 serjeants experienced in military affairs on ensigns' pay, to commence 1 Jan. 1710–11. Dated 12 Jan. 1710–11. 2pages.
Jan. 12. 14. Representation by T. Baker and William Gosselin to the Lords of the Treasury as to the sums in the hands of two Receivers General of Prizes, and as to the memorials they (Baker and Gosselin) had sent to their Lps for allowance in connection with prize affairs. Dated 12 Jan. 1710. 1 page.
Jan. 12. 15. Representation of her Majesty's Agents for Taxes to the Lords of the Treasury as to the state of the debt of Thomas Lloyd Esq., late Receiver General of Cheshire, Denbighshire, and Flintshire. Dated 12 Jan. 1710.
Enclosed is a list of moneys due to him. 3 pages.
Jan. 16. 16. Copy of letter of Lord Dartmouth to the Master General of Ordnance, acquainting him with her Majesty's pleasure, that Col. Richards should be sent as soon as possible to Port Mahon, and from thence to Gibraltar, to inform himself of and report upon the condition of those places. Dated Whitehall, 16 Jan. 1710–11.
Copy of another letter from the same to Col. Richards, directing him to go on the above business. Same date. 2 pages.
Jan. 16. 17. G. Granville to William Lowndes, Esq. Sends two extracts from letters relating to bread and forage for the troops in Portugal; also asks directions as to the establishment of two regiments formed out of Spanish and Irish deserters. Dated Whitehall, 16 Jan. 1710–11. 4 pages, quarto.
Jan. 17. 18. Ad. Cardonnel to Mr Lowndes, about the contracts for bread and bread waggons for the next campaign in Flanders; enclosing a certificate of Mons. Slingelandt, secretary to the Council of State in Holland. Dated Westminster, 17 Jan. 1710–11.
The certificate. 2 pages.
Jan. 17. 19. An account of what her Majesty has given out of the Civil List for the services of the public since her Mat's accession to the Crown; distinguishing the services. Dated 17 Jan. 1710–11. 4 pages.
Jan. 17. 20. Petition of Mary Ibbetson, executrix of James Ibbetson in the county of York, gent., deceased. Was possessed of a lease of a moiety of Kirkstall Ing in the co. of York, granted by the master of the Savoy in A.D. 1696 for 21 years; prayed to be allowed to renew the lease. Dated 17 Jan. 1710–11.
Referred to John Manley, Esq., Surveyor General, to report thereon. 1 page.
Jan. 18. 21. Report of Edward Wilcox to the Lords of the Treasury. There were arrears of 2¾ years, due to the groom keepers of the New Forest. Advise their payment yearly, and as much as possible to be made by taking up the old stooles of trees felled for the navy, fuel, and other uses, and by the sale of dotard and decayed trees. Dated 18 Jan. 1710.
Minuted:—“Read 19th Feb. 1710. A wt for so much as is due to the offrs.” 2¼ pages.
Jan. 19. 22. Fees received for Mr Lowndes for banker's annuity orders from the 30th April 1709. Dated Jan. 19, 1710. 2 pages.
Jan. 19. 23. Mons. Vryberge to the Lords [of the Treasury]. Asks that the state of the debt due to the 13th Dutch Regiment might be laid before the House of Commons. Dated 19/30 Jan. 1710.
Minuted:—“3 Feb. 1710–11. Look out all papers belonging to this affair to be layd before the Queen on Monday next.” 2 pages.
Jan. 20. 24. Report of Mr Edw. Wilcox to the Lords of the Treasury, setting forth the repairs required by her Majesty's houses at Lyndhurst in the New Forest, to fit the same for the reception of the present warden of the Forest, estimating the same at 630l. exclusive of timber which might be felled in the forest. Dated 20 Jan. 1710.
Minuted:—“Directions have been given already.” 2 pages.
Jan. 20. 25. Report of the Comrs of Customs to the Lords [of the Treasury] on the petition of the mayor, aldermen, and citizens of Rochester, on behalf of themselves and the rest of the inhabitants of that city, and the towns of Chatham, Gillingham, and Strood, and other places adjacent, respecting the proposed airing of goods from the Baltic at Howfort, in the Medway, from which they were apprehensive of fatal consequences from the plague. Mr Hunt, who had the care of the “quarantain,” had reported favourably of the scheme, and the officers of Ordnance had given permission, &c. All imaginable regard had been had to the petitioner's case, contrary to what was alleged in the petition. Mr Hunt had reported that he hoped the petitioners might not be in so much danger as they apprehended, but if they could name a fitter place they ought to be hearkened to; if not, they must rest satisfied with the care taken to prevent communication. The Comrs were of the same opinion. Dated 20 Jan. 1710.
The petition. 4 pages.
Jan. 22. 26. Admirals Leake and Byng to Wm Lowndes, Esq. Enclose a memorial relating to some men-of-war of the enemy taken by some of H.M. ships under their command, to be laid before the Lords of the Treasury. Dated Admiralty Office, 22 Jan. 1710. 1 page, quarto.
Jan. 23. 27. Letter and proposal of William Ward to borrow 1,500,000l., by way of lottery, for three years at 5 per cent. per ann., by which means 1,500,000l. would come clear into the Exchequer. Dated “Thamstreet,” Jan. 23, 1710. 3½ pages.
Jan. 23. 28. Memorial of the Officers of Works to the Lords of the Treasury. The artificers were two years in arrear, whereof one year and a half had been struck on tallies on tin, without interest, which would not be cleared for two years; praying that the remaining two quarters might be struck on the same fund, and interest be allowed on the whole. Dated [Jan. 23], 1710.
Minuted:—“Read 19th Feb. 1710. My Lords order one qur in money & the rest in tallys on tyn wthout interest.”
Also memoranda of totals in the account. 2 pages.
Jan. 23. 29. Report of Mr J. Brydges to the Lords of the Treasury on the memorial of the clothiers of her Majesty's forces as to their off-reckonings. Dated Pay Office, Whitehall, 23 Jan. 1710–11.
The petition and a list of muster-rolls. 5½ pages.
Jan. 25 & 26. 30. “An abstract of the Ld Ranelagh's accots as late Paymaster Genll of the army from the 1st of January 1687 to the 24th of December 1702, the time he quitted the said imploy.” Dated the 25th of January 1710. “As also a copy of his Lordp's second paper, dated the next day, giving reasons why his accounts were so far in arrear.”
Both papers are addressed “to the Rt Hon. the Committee appointed to inquire how far the several imprest accomptants have past their respective accounts.” 4 pages, 2 halves.
Jan. 26. 31. The answer of the Comrs of the Navy to a paper entitled a method “proposed for the better and more effectual enabling the Treasurer of the Navy to pass his accounts,” addressed to “Mr Auditor Harley, chairman of the committee of the House of Commons appointed to enquire how far the several imprest accountants have passed their respective accounts, & to consider of methods for the more effectual and speedy compelling the said accountants to pass their accounts,” &c. Dated 26 Jan. 1710. 14½ pages.
Jan. 29. 32. Memorial of Charles Godolphin, Esq., about the list of custom house debts given in to the committee of the House of Commons; stating how far he had been made acquainted with the transaction of the Commissioners. His opinion was that the reasons for the debts and arrears should be given, &c. Dated 29 Jan. 1710. 3 pages.
Jan. 29. 33. Certificate from the Remembrancer's Office in Scotland of the seizure of certain wine, &c. claimed by James Gordon, of Edinburgh, merchant, who paid a fine thereon of 3,206l. 8s. 3d. Dated 20 Jan., 9 Anne, 1710. 1 page.
Jan. 31. 34. Mr Secretary Burchett to Mr Lowndes. Encloses copy of a letter and account received from the Apothecaries' Hall, of medicines furnished by them to the marine soldiers at Gibraltar in the year 1704, that they might be laid before the committee of the House of Commons appointed to inspect the debts unprovided for. Dated Admiralty Office, 31 Jan. 1710.
The copies referred to. 5 pages.
Jan. 31.]
35. Memorial of Lieut. Col. Charles Cockburne, Major Alexander Irum, and Major James Cuningham to the Rt Hon. the Earl of Orkney, Lieut.-General of the forces. State their services and wounds during 20 years. Were then amongst the eldest field officers in the army in the Low Countries, and had served there seven years, the lieut.-col. upon major's pay and the two majors on captain's pay, and younger officers had been advanced before them; praying for consideration.
Minuted:—“31 Jan. 1710. Read, his Grace the Duke of M. p[re]sent. His Grace proposes that the 2 batallions of my Lord Orkney may have each a lieut.-coll. & a major; Mr Granville will provide for this in ye establishmt.” 1 page.
Feb. 1. 36. The Comrs of the Navy to Mr Lowndes. Forward copy of a letter which they have sent to Mr Auditor Harley, chairman of the committee of the House of Commons appointed to enquire how far the imprest accountants had passed their accounts, &c., that the same may be made known to the Rt Hon. the Lords of the Treasury and Admiralty. Dated Navy Office, 1 Feb. 1710. 17 pages.
[The letter referred to is previously described under 26 Jan.]
Feb. 2. 37. Report of the Officers of the Mint to the Lords of the Treasury upon the proposal of Mr Robert Ball, merchant, for paying 3l. 16s. per c. for 200 tons of tin upon his factor's receipt thereof at Leghorn. Were of opinion her Majesty would be a great loser by the proposal. Dated 2 Feb. 1710–11. 1 page.
Feb. 2. 38. H. St John to the Lords of the Treasury. Asked for speedy orders to be given for the payment of 500l. to Sir James Wishart, who was going on her Majesty's service to Holland. It was of the greatest importance that he should go over, and he was directed to attempt it, tho' the frost continued and the contrary wind. Dated [2] Feb. 1710–11. 1 page, quarto.
Feb. 3. 39. Report of the Attorney General (Northey) to the Lords of the Treasury on the petition of Charles Duke of Grafton. Was of opinion her Majesty had power to supply a defect in a grant of King Charles the Second to Henry Duke of Grafton, the petitioner's father, of the office of warden of the forest of Whittlewood, in the county of Northampton, by granting the office as the petitioner desired. Dated 3 Feb. 1710–11.
Minuted:—“11 Jany 1711. Read, and Mr Wilcox to propose (in case the grant or confirmac[i]on desired be made) the cautions that ought to be taken for preserving the Queen's timber.”
Again:—“27 March 1712. Warrt to be prepared.” 3 pages, 2 halves.
Feb. 3. 40. Copy of warrant of the Lords of the Treasury to the Barons of the Exchequer in Scotland, for payment of her Majesty's charities and bounties to indigent and necessitous persons in North Britain for a half-year commencing 24 June 1710. Dated 3 Feb. 1710.
The list of the persons, including three bishops. 10 pages.
Feb. 5. 41. Mr Brydges' and Mr Granville's report to the Lords of the Treasury on the memorial of Major-General Thomas Pearce, who had been exchanged and was going to Portugal to his command: advising that 1,910l. should be paid to him, which would in some measure compensate him for the loss of his baggage when taken prisoner. Dated Whitehall, 5 Feb. 1710–11. 3 pages.
Feb. 5. 42. Affidavit of William Bowyer, printer, as to the printing of the 13 vol. of Rymer's Fœdera. Dated 5 Feb. 1710–11. ¾ page.
Feb. 7. 43. Report of the Surveyor General (Manley) to the Lords of the Treasury. Had perused a memorial and letters patent dated 7 Jan., 26 Charles II., granting a pension of 1,000l. per ann. to Richard Lord Arundel for 21 years, to be taken out of the improvement of the revenue in the stannaries, whenever it should take place. The duties remained the same, and there had been no improvement. When her Majesty made any advantage by her contract the pension granted by the patent ought to commence. Dated 7 Feb. 1710. 3 pages.
Feb. 7. 44. Portion of a report of a committee appointed to inquire into the public debt, divided under the following heads:—Wear and tear, seamen's wages, victualling, sick and wounded, ordnance office, transport service, army and transport debentures, and the general state to Michaelmas 1710.
Docquetted:—“Report of debts 7 Feb. 1710. Read 12 Feb.” 12 pages.
Feb. 7. 45. H. St John to the Lords of the Treasury. Transmits to them, by her Majesty's desire, addresses of the House of Commons for an account as well of all such public funds granted by Parliament as now subsist, what incumbrances there are upon them, and from what time they were granted; as also an account of the receipts, payments, and remains of money granted in Parliament for the year 1710, as the same stood in the Exchequer at the time when the late Lord Treasurer was removed; for directions to be given thereon. Dated Whitehall, 7 Feb. 1710–11.
The addresses referred to. 3 pages.
Feb. 7.]
46. Report of J. Brydges to the Lds of the Treasury on the petition of Lieut. Edward Deane of Col. Trepaud's Portuguese regiment of dragoons. Deane had no demand on the office but for his clearings, &c. up to 22 Dec. last, &c. Referred 7 Feb. 1710.
The petition. 2½ pages.
Feb. 8. 47. Report of the same to the same as to the means for satisfying three Spanish officers. Dated Pay Office, Whitehall, 8 Feb. 1710–11 1 page.
Feb. 8. 48. A paper commencing,—“To the Right Honble the Lords Commissioners of her Majties Treasury some few reasons are offered against the late alterations made amongst the officers of the customs in North Britain by the three Comrs there.” Signed, “Philo. Telonius.” He objects to the turning out of such numbers of officers without laying anything to their charge, and the commissioners had chosen some very infamous and ill characters. Several were presented to the best posts who could scarce write their own names &c. Dated Edinburgh, 8 Feb. 1710–11. 2 pages.
Feb. 10. 49. Report of the Attorney General (Northey) to the Lords [of the Treasury] on an extract of a letter from Mr Hunt, representing that no watches were kept in the parishes adjoining to the creek in the Medway to prevent persons breaking “quarantain.” The three parishes chiefly concerned thought it hard that they should bear the burden for the whole hundred, the hundred thought the charge ought to be on the county, and the county thought it ought to be a national charge. By the Act made this sessions the justices ought to cause watches to be kept for preventing persons from coming on shore or going on board any ship under quarantine. They had power to direct the constables of each parish, at the charge of the parishioners, to keep watch. The justices had no authority to make the hundred or county contributory thereto. Her Majesty might appoint some of her guards to assist. Dated 10 Feb. 1710–11.
The extract. 2¼ pages.
Feb. 10. 50. Report of the Comrs of Customs of North Britain to the Lords of the Treasury on the petition of Mrs Janet Swinton respecting certain muslin, &c. belonging to her seized at Leith, the moiety of the value of which was 56l. 3s. 3d. Dated 10 Feb. 1710–11.
Minuted:—“3 Feb. 1711. My Lord says when she has discharged her bonds, his Lop will move ye Queen to give her as much as her moyety amounts to.” 2 pages.
Feb. 12. 51. Secretary at War (Granville) to William Lowndes, Esq. There were no soldiers quartered near Standgate Creek, but two companies of invalids in Tilbury Fort, one company at Upnor Castle and two companies at Sheerness, for the guard of those places, besides the marines, which had their head-quarters at Rochester and Canterbury and were under the directions of the Lords of the Admiralty. Dated Whitehall, 12 Feb. 1710–11. 1 page.
Feb. 12. 52. Petition of Edmund Townley to the Lords of the Treasury. Asks to be provided for in England, his office of riding officer on the sea-coast of Midlothian, in Scotland, having been sunk. Dated London, 12 Feb. 1710–11.
Minuted:—“12 Febry 1710–11. To be read next time pensions are read. Wn the łre comes from Scotland this petic[i]on to be brot in.” 1 page.
Feb. 12.]
53. Petition of Thomas, Earl of Kinnoull, to the Lords of the Treasury, praying payment of arrears of 17,250l. due on a perpetuity of 1,000l. a year settled on the 4½ per cent. customs of Barbadoes and the Leeward Islands.
Certificate relating thereto.
Minuted:—“12th Feb. 1710. Send to the husband of the duty of 4 & ½ p[er] cent., to certify what money there is in hand of that duty, and whether any part thereof was due in ye late King's time.” 2 pages.
Feb. 12.]
54. Memorial on behalf of the four troops of guards and two troops of grenadier guards, to the Lords of the Treasury, praying payment of their clearings due 22 Dec. last in Exchequer notes, and their subsistence to the 23rd instant, and for two months in advance, as they were ordered to Flanders.
Minuted:—“12 Feb. 1710. Ref. to ye paymr & the Secry at Warr.” 1 page.
Feb. 13. 55. A. Davidson to the Lords of the Treasury. The cause of the low state of her Majesty's Customs in North Britain was the mismanagement of the Comrs of Customs. They were notoriously culpable: 1st, they gave no despatch to merchants or inferior officers in their business. This made such persons bribe the clerks with large fees to get their affairs before the Comrs. 2nd, the Comrs did not advance an officer because he was more honest or qualified than others, but because he was recommended by “so or so,” that thereby they might secure more friends at court. Thus the best acquainted with the port and the tricks of the merchants were thrust out, and the ignorant and useless thrust in, thereby encouraging the smuggling trade. Three inspectors of salt duties had been appointed that each Comr might serve a friend. Was informed that the salaries on the new establishment amounted to 2,860l. 15s. quarterly. If things were so managed, her Majesty would not have as much money in the year as these officers had in the quarter. Dated Edinburgh, 13 Feb. 1711. 2 pages, quarto.
Feb. 15. 56. Report from the Barons of the Exchequer of Scotland to the Lords of the Treasury:—(1) On the memorial of the rector, principal, and professors of the University of St Andrews; viz., as to the grants made to the university. They did not know what induced her Majesty to make a grant of 50l. per annum to Mr Gregory, contrary to the tenor of the “mortification” of 1668, but they conceived the university might claim the same. (2) On the memorial of Robert Bannantine and David Graham, in which they included John Hogg. Their allegations were true, and as the diminution of their perquisites by the Union was vouched for by affidavits, the memorialists were equitably entitled to recompense. (3) On the memorial concerning Mrs Eupham Johnston, Mrs Martha Johnston, Mrs Margaret Bressey and Mr George Drummond. The Lady Bogy, relict of Sir John Weems of Bogy, had, in 1681, claimed consideration on the ground of a great sum lent to the Crown by her husband, and the above were her daughters or descendants, and now asked for assistance for the same reason. (4) As to the capture of the ship “Catherine” of Rotterdam and her cargo, condemned by the Court of Admiralty. (5) On the memorial of Alexander Ross, under-clerk of the Court of Justiciaries. He had a just claim to be “stated” on the Civil List for 40l. per annum. [Minuted:—“Dec. 1711. Respited.”] (6) As to the allegations in the petition of Mr James Anderson, they were true, and they [the Barons] advised that the recommendation of Parliament should be carried out, viz., that he should have 1,040l. Dated Edinburgh, Feb. 15, 1710–11.
Minuted:—“31 Xber. 1711. An abstract as to the professors of St Andrews to be layd before the Queen.” 7 pages.
Feb. 15. 57. “Mr Granville's report about additional troops to Sir Richard Temples regiment” ordered to Flanders. Dated Whitehall, 15 Feb. 1710–11. 2 pages.
Feb. 15. 58. Copy of warrant of the Lords of the Admiralty to Richd Crawley, Esq., receiver of salvage money or other droits and perquisites of the Admiralty, for payment of the fees to the judge, register, marshal, and crier of the High Court of Admiralty, &c. Dated 15 Feb. 1710–11. 1½ pages.
Feb. 16. 59. Report of E. Harley, Auditor to the Comrs of the Treasury, on the memorial of Paul Methuen, Esq., executor of his father John Methuen, Esq., deceased, Ambassador extraordinary to the King of Portugal. Since the making up of his father's accounts, had found receipts for 2,290l. 10s. paid to a regiment of Spaniards commanded by Col. John de Ahumada, no part of which had been allowed him which he prayed might be paid to him. No more money ought to allowed as paid to the regiment till some regular state could be formed of their pay, &c. Dated 16 Feb. 1710.
Minuted:—“7 7br 1711. Mr Methwyn to see this report.” 2 pages.
A duplicate of the above. Minuted:—“23 Mar. 1712–13 read.” 1½ pages.