Volume 151: August 12-September 15, 1712

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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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August 12–September 15, 1712

Aug. 12.]
1. Memorial of Sir John Jennings, Admiral on the Mediterranean station, to the Queen. The instructions he received relating to Port Mahon led him to enquire into the state thereof, and he found the poor creatures sent thither in such a miserable state that he prevailed with an engineer to draw a plan and estimate of the charge of building a hospital on an island near the harbour mouth, copies of which he sent to the Comrs of Sick and Wounded Seamen, &c. Shows the reasons that induced him to give instructions to the agent for the Comrs to contract for building the same, and that the Comrs of the Admiralty would not allow the charges thereof until the royal pleasure was signified. Prays the royal indulgence, and that the agent may not be allowed to be dismissed.
Minuted:—“12th Aug. 1712. To be read when the accot of this hospital arrives from ye inspectors.” 2 pages.
Aug. 12. 2. Comrs for Sick and Wounded to Mr Taylour. Encloses letter from Mr Griffith, their agent at Port Mahon, asking for the Lord Treasurer's directions thereon. Dated 12 Aug. 1712.
The letter named. Mr Griffiths had received notices of action for bills given for the public service which were not honoured. 2 pages, quarto.
Aug. 13. 3. “Treasurer of the Navy's report [to the Lord High Treasurer] relating to the bills of exchange drawn on the Commissioners for Sick and Wounded.” Dated 13 Aug. 1712.
Encloses the particulars of the same in tabular form. 7½ pages.
Aug. 13.]
4. Petition of Elizabeth Caldwell, daughter of Sir James Caldwell, Bart., to the Queen. Had brought herself under liabilities to pay the debts for the public service incurred by her late brother, Col. Hugh Caldwell, who was killed before “Doway,” as was certified by Sir Alexander Cairnes, Sir David Hamilton, and others. Prayed an enlargement of her pension of 100l. per ann. Her Majesty had expressed an inclination to show her a mark of favour at the time she served the Crown “in the business of Lenox.” Hoped her Majesty would allow her “a gentlewoman's bread.”
Minuted:—“13 Augt 1712. She must be content. The revenues are not in a condition to admit the enlarging of penc[i]ons.” 1 page.
Aug. 14.]
5. Petition to the Lord High Treasurer of several merchants concerned in the bills drawn for the late expedition to Canada by Col. Dudley.
Minuted:—“14 Augt 1712. To the audrs & others to whom the bills for this expedic[i]on were referred, & to enqe where the bills are drawn for money, whether the mo has been actually advanced for the said bills.” 1 large page.
Aug. 14. 6. Memorial of John Manley, Esq., her Majesty's Surveyor General, to the Lord High Treasurer, praying for money to carry on the survey of the manor of Westminster, the manor and bailiwick of St James's, and all her Majesty's lands, tenements, &c. in the city and liberty of Westminster, city of London, and co. of Midd.
Minuted:—“14th Aug. 1712. My Lord will consult Mr Chancellor about what is necessary to be ordered upon this memll.”
Again:—“11 7ber 1712. 500 to Mr Borrett, to be applyed to this service as any 3 of the Commrs shall direct, whereof the Survr to be one.” 1 page.
Aug. 14. 7. Report of Messrs Dodd and Warters [Comrs for Perquisites of the Admiralty] to the Lord High Treasurer on the petition of David Tew, of the city of Dublin, merchant. Petitioner was on board an Irish vessel as supercargo, taken by a privateer; but the petitioner encouraged the rest of the prisoners to revolt, and they overcame the privateer, which was sold at Lisbon as a perquisite of the Admiralty. Advise that the petitioner should have half the value of the same, as a reward for his bravery and recompense his losses. Dated 14 Aug. 1712.
Minuted:—“28 Augt 1712. Agreed, but to be paid out of Admty perquisites.”
An Order in Council and the petition. 4 pages.
Aug. 15. 8. Report of the Barons of the Exchequer of Scotland to the Lord High Treasurer as to the royal grant and conveyance of the land and baronies of Sundram and Auchincruwe, and the lands of Castlemadre and Kairminnow, lying within the sheriffdom of Air and stewartry of Kircudbright, in favour of Allan, Lord Cathcart, and Charles, Master of Cathcart, his son. Dated Edinburgh, 15 Aug. 1712. 1½ pages.
[? About
Aug. 15.]
9. Petition of Alexander Irwin, surveyor of the port of Dundalk in Ireland, to the Lord High Treasurer. Had supported the Protestant interest in the North of Ireland, and more particularly in shutting the gates of Londonderry and continuing a lieutenant during the siege there. Had been a surveyor ever since, in several ports of Ireland. Prays his Lordship's recommendation to the Comrs of Revenue in Ireland for a surveyor's place in Dublin.
Certificate in his favour. Dated 15 Aug. 1712. 1 page.
Aug. 15. 10. Copy of memorial by the Principal Officers of Ordnance to the Lord High Treasurer, praying payment of 128,048l. 12s. 1d. still due to them for the year's service. Dated Office of Ordnance, 15 Aug. 1712.
Minuted:—“28 Augt 1712. Exn this by the proporc[i]ons 12,500 land ser. 12,500 sea ser.” ½page.
Aug. 15. 11. Report of the Officers of Works to the Lord High Treasurer, estimating at 864l. 14s. 2d., the costs of fitting up a large room adjoining Westminster Hall, for keeping the records of the Court of Queen's Bench, and for making further conveniences for the judges of that court, Dated 15 Aug. 1712.
Minuted:—“18 7br 1712. The estimate reduced to 474 10 8 & a wt to performe ye work.” 1 page.
Aug. 15. 12. Board of Ordnance to the Lord High Treasurer. Would take all opportunities of lessening the expense of the office as far as lay in their power. The great charges were the trains in Flanders, amounting to 53,000l. 11s. per ann. Dated 15 Aug. 1712. 1 page.
Aug. 15. 13. Samuel Lynn to Mr Taylor, docquetted:—“Letter from Secretary-at-War with an accot of the detachmts to be made out of several regts to be disbanded in Britain, wch are to be sent to Dunkirk as recruits for the regts in ye garrisn, with a letter from Admiralty thereupon.” Dated Whitehall, 15 Aug. 1712.
The account and letter. 3 pages.
Aug. 16. 14. Comrs for Sick and Wounded to Mr Taylour, Treasury. There had been expended in fitting up the priory at Minorca, used as an hospital for sick seamen, 607l., and the rent 30l. per ann., which was paid in provisions, the friars being of the Franciscan Order, who never meddled with money. The hospital was given up by them and no allowance made. They were very poor, and had nothing but what they got by begging. Dated 16 Aug. 1712.
Minuted:—“Read 19th Aug. 1712.” 2 pages, quarto.
Aug. 18. 15. Comrs of Customs, Scotland, to William Lowndes, Esq. Thought it proper that Mr Boyle should repair to the ports of Inverness, Aberdeen, and Montrose to enquire into the abuses and frauds there, to lay the same before the Ld High Treasurer, as they had lately done by the ports of Dundee, Perth, Kirkcaldy, and Borrowstoness. Dated Custom House, Edinburgh, 18 Augt 1712. 1 page.
Aug. 21. 16. Report of the Comrs of Customs to the Lord High Treasurer on the petition of Peter Putt, mate, and Simon Heeres Backer, master of a ship from Norway, captured by a French privateer, and afterwards taken by the “Warspight.” The Admiralty decreed the restoration of the same to the petitioners. Suffering the goods to be entered and disposed of, would be contrary to the act of navigation; but they might be landed, dried, and then re-shipped. Dated Custom House, London, 21 Aug. 1712.
The petition. 2 pages.
Aug. 21. 17. Report of the Controllers of the Accounts of the Army (Medows and Bruce) to the Lord High Treasurer, suggesting that in case any persons were appointed to transact business for the Government in North America, the remainder of the Canada stores should be sent thither, under their care to be disposed of: and if so, those damaged should be separated. Dated Comptroller's Office, Privy Gardens, 21 Aug. 1712.
Minuted:—“28 Augt 1712. Send this to Genl Nicholson.”
Also a representation about the same. 2 pages.
Aug. 21. 18. Report of Thomas Atterbury to the Lord High Treasurer. The messengers are appointed their “waits” by the Clerk of the Cheque, 20 each month; four attend the Queen, three the Council, and six each Secretary of State, and one the Lord Chamberlain. States from whom they receive their orders, &c. Dated 21 Aug. 1712. 1 page.
Aug. 21. 19. D. Kennedy, Secretary to the Duke of Ormonde, to the Lord High Treasurer. His Grace was of opinion the great charge of the artillery horses might be entirely saved, as well as most of the bread waggons, the troops being so few and so near Ghent, so that 25 waggons would suffice. If her Majesty approved, he desired orders to bring the artillery into Ghent, &c. His Grace had not received an answer from Mr Hill as to sending the meal at Ghent to Dunkirk. His Grace desired instructions as to winter quarters. Dated London, 21 Aug. 1712.
Extract of a letter from the Duke to Lord Bolingbroke dated at Grand, 21 Aug. 1712, in nearly the same terms, with this addition, viz., that the Holsteiners and Walef s dragoons had all the reason in the world to be satisfied with the Queen's present care of them. 3 pages.
Aug 21. 20. Comrs for Sick and Wounded to Mr Taylour. There were now 618 prisoners. A transport sailed from Plymouth on the 12th with all the French prisoners (386). Other prisoners were to be sent home. Sir Tho. Hardy came to Plymouth on the 16th with three prizes, and put ashore 384 prisoners; amongst them was the Chevalier Dare, commander of the “Griffin,” formerly a man-of-war of 50 guns, laden with linen of 50,000l. value. There was a fourth called the “St Esprit,” of about 36 guns, which blew up in the engagement, and most of the men were lost. There never was a cartel settled between us and France for the exchange of prisoners, but in 1703 the Comte de Mornay, a French prisoner then in England, made the first proposal of an exchange of prisoners taken at sea, and showed for that purpose a power from Monsr Ponchastrain. They (the Comrs) had her Majesty's directions to treat with him, and agreed that man for man should be exchanged, and officer for officer of equal rank. In case there were not officers of equal rank, on each side, then 20 men for a captain of a man-of-war, and 10 for a lieutenant. This agreement was only verbal, and so the exchange was carried on until three years since, when there arose difficulties as to lieutenants and ensigns of men-of-war. We had none that bore the character of ensigns, and there was then an agreement to allow five men only for both lieutenants and ensigns, and in this manner the exchange stood. Dated 21 Aug. 1712.
Minuted:—“Read eod. die.” 3 pages.
Aug. 23. 21. The same to the same. There was no particular hardship in Mr William Slaughter's case, either as to the South Sea stock, or his debt, otherwise than to all their officers. Asked that his Lp would grant to them 14,180l. 1s. 3d. for Ladyday quarter. Dated 23 Aug. 1712.
Enclose their memorial. 2½ pages.
Aug. 24. 22. Isaac Townsend to the Lord High Treasurer. Giving his opinion as to whether Porchester Castle was a fitting place to erect a brewhouse for her Majesty's navy. There was room within the walls, but none of the materials would be of service. There was but one small well in the castle, 23 feet deep by 3 feet and in it 6 feet 9 in. of water; yielding about 1¾ tons a day. The castle was difficult of access to vessels. Could by no means think it was a proper place for a brewery. Dated Dock yard near Portsmouth, 24 Aug. 1712. 2 pages.
Aug. 26. 23. Report of the Comrs of Customs to the Lord [High Treasurer] on the petition of Thomas Byerly, Collector and Receiver-General of the province of New York, as to the allowance of his charges on the seizure of the “Eagle” galley and her cargo made in March 1703–4. Dated 26 Aug. 1712.
The petition.
Minuted:—“23 Feb. 1712. Prepare a wt to allow this sum in his acct.” 4 pages.
Aug. 26
Sept. 3.
24. Report of the Postmasters General (Frankland and Evelyn) to the Lord High Treasurer on the savings at the end of the last war in respect to the charge of the packet boats; and on the savings to be effected in the management thereof during “the present cessation by sea.” There were five boats between Harwich and “Helvoitsluice.” Four might serve the contract with Mr Macky, for the Dover boats would cease in a month after the peace. For the Lisbon boats there was no direct intercourse by packet boats between England and Portugal until this war; and at first only every 14 days by three vessels; but on the King of Spain going to Portugal they were ordered to go every week, which added two more boats. Proposed, in order to lessen expense, that the boats should be allowed to carry goods, from which during the war they had been restrained. But difficulties might happen by the Portuguese officers of customs searching the boats, particularly if freighted with gold and silver, great quantities of which had been brought over during the war to the advantage of the nation. Dated General Post Office, 26 Aug. 1712.
Minuted:—“Send to ye Postmr to know what was the establishmt for packet boats dur. ye last peace.”
Enclosed is another paper going into detail as to the expenses of these boats. Dated 3 Sept. 1712. 6 pages.
In the Minute Book, Vol. XVII., p. 269, is:—“Postmrs Genll are called in. Their paper for reducing the charge of the pacquet boats is read. My Lord orders them to take care that the charge be reduced accordingly, by wch will be saved 6,328. 17. 0., besides what may be further saved out of wear & tear.”
Aug. 26. 25. John Bishop to the Lord High Treasurer. Presumes that the old books and waste papers of the several offices of customs, excise, victualling, &c. are as actually her Majesty's stores as are old cables, ropes, anchors, &c. in her Majesty's yards. For above 20 years had bought and sold these kind of stores. The persons who had the sale of them would not sell all they had to any one person, thinking to conceal the profits they made, but that method would save 1,000l. per ann. There were great quantities of books bound in vellum and parchment, which he proposed to strip and take out of the covers, which would serve for several times, and be a considerable saving. If his Lp thought fit to appoint an office or warehouse in some convenient place of the city where all these stores might be brought one person and a porter would be sufficient to receive, strip, and dispose of all such waste books and papers, and they might be disposed of for ready money.
Minuted:—“26 Augt 1712. My Lord will make an enquiry & Mr Bishop shall hear further. Exe whether anything be brot to accot for these wst. books & papers.” 1 page.
Aug. 27. 26. Lord Dartmouth to the Principal Officers of Ordnance. Sends estimate and plan of the fortifications of Port Mahon, delivered by the Duke of Argyle for their perusal and report. They were also to report on the establishment of the officers and gunners, &c. there. Dated Whitehall, 27 Aug. 1712. 1 page.
[The estimate and plans are not now with it].
Aug. 28. 27. Attorney General (Northey), to —. Had altered the draft of the Privy Seal according to her Majesty's directions. Dated 28 Aug. 1712.
The draft referred to, and a fairer copy with some additional alterations. It was to authorise Mr Compton to deliver the plate in his hands belonging to the personal estate of the H.R.H. the Prince of Denmark. 6 pages.
Aug. 28. 28. Wine licence salary bill for the year 1707, with a note at the foot that it was allowed by the Earl of Oxford, 28 Aug. 1712. 1 page.
[? About
Aug. 29.]
29. Regulations to be observed in her Majesty's foot guards.
Minuted:—“29 Augt 1712. Read.” 2 pages.
[? About
Sept. 2.]
30. “An estimate of the expence of the [army] service [in Spain] for the year ending the 29 December 1712, as also of what provision has been made by remittances or otherwise upon accompt thereof, and what is wanting to compleat the same.”
Minuted:—“Read 2 Septr 1712. Vide the Minute Book” [Vol. XVII., p. 266, where it is referred to.] 2½ pages.
Sept. 2. 31. Report of Francis Nicholson to the Lord High Treasurer. Was of opinion that the Canada stores should be sent abroad, and that Mr Netmaker, who had charge of them, should have them surveyed and packed. Dated 2 Sept. 1712. 1 page, quarto.
Sept. 3. 32. Samuel Lynn to John Taylour, Esq. Sends a list of the regiments disbanded in Britain. Dated Whitehall, 3 Sept. 1712.
The list referred to.
Minuted:—“3 7br 1712. Send this to the paymaster.” 2 pages.
Sept. 4. 33. Memorial of the Comrs for Sick and Wounded Seamen, &c. to the Lord High Treasurer, praying for 30,641l. 6s. to be paid to them. Dated 4 Sept. 1712.
Duplicate, with an additional memorandum at the end, and a copy of a previous memorial of 1 May 1712. 5½ pages.
[? About
Sept. 5.]
34. Petition of Constant Oates and William Henley, on behalf of themselves and others, to the Lord High Treasurer. Had delivered a proposal to his Lordship for raising some millions of money. Hoped for a reasonable gratuity in proportion as it had been approved by Parliament, viz., in the duties laid on calicoes, &c.
Minuted:—“Read 5th Septr 1712. My Lord knows nothing of the petrs nor their services.” 1 page.
Sept. 5. 35. Report of J. Warter to the Hon. Wm Lowndes, Esq., on the steps taken for the purchase of Mr West's house adjoining the Admiralty office, for the better accommodation of that office. An assignment was then ready to be executed. Dated 5 Sept. 1712.
Minuted:—“12 Nov. 1712. Read it wn Tr[easur]er Navy is here.” 1 page.
Sept. 5. 36. Sir W. Wyndham to Mr Lowndes. Sends a warrant for the Lord Treasurer's counter-signature, for placing the Earl of Hyndford's regiment upon the establishment in place of the Earl of Strafford's, which was to be raised in Britain. Dated Whitehall, 5 Sept. 1712. 1 page, quarto.
Sept. 5. 37. Report of the Controller of the Accounts of the Army (P. Medows) to the Lord High Treasurer as to the pay of such regiments, prisoners in Spain, as were to be transferred to the establishment in Ireland. At the request of Mr Southwell, enclosed draft of a warrant. Dated 5 Sept. 1712.
Minuted:—“The wt signd.”
The draft named. 3 pages.
Sept. 5. 38. Report of W. Wyndham to the Lord High Treasurer on the memorial of Elizabeth Rowlands, wife of Reginald Rowlands, second lieutenant in the late Lieut.-General Ingoldsby's regiment, praying for a pension. Her husband was killed in the battle of Hochstedt. The fund was exhausted, but the Queen had directed that a man per troop should be mustered under a fictitious name, whereby the fund for the Flanders' widows would be enlarged, and the pensions paid more regularly. Dated Whitehall, 5 Sept. 1712.
Minuted:—“18 7br. 1712. When that comes in she wilbe paid.” 1 page.
Sept. 5.]
39. Memorial of Samuel Edwin, usher of the Exchequer, to the Lord High Treasurer, proposing to give up his dwelling-house, “lying in the body of the Exchequer,” to be used as an office for the lottery.
Report of Lord Halifax, Auditor of the Receipt. The many new offices of late years erected at the Exchequer had taken up all the room there proper for offices, and it would be very difficult to hire a house very near the Exchequer. Dated Exchequer, 5 Sept. 1712.
The letter referring the above matter to the Auditor.
Minuted:—“My Lord is inclinable to agree to a reasonable rent.” 3 pages.
Sept. 6. 40. “Mr Bowyer the printer his affidavit concerning the xiiijth tome of Rymer's Fœdera, &c.” Sworn 6 Sept. 1712. 1 page.
Sept. 8. 41. Comrs of the Navy to Mr Lowndes. Ask him to communicate to the Lord Treasurer a letter received from the Governors of the Chest at Chatham, desiring 22,000l. to be imprested to them for paying a year's pension due on that charity. Also as to the great arrear due to the paymaster of the marines. Dated Navy Office, 8 Sept. 1712.
The copy of the letter referred to. 3 pages.
Sept. 9. 42. Accounts of Charles Cæsar, Esq., Treasurer of the Navy: (1), as to South Sea stock; (2) of sums borrowed of the Bank and others; (3) of what tallies remained in his hands. Dated 9 Sept. 1712. 3 pages.
Sept. 9. 43. Memorial of Jos Bentley to the Lord [High Treasurer]. Was returning to his collection at Lancaster. Reminded his Lordship of his recommendations as a Comr of Customs in North Britain from Lord Mansell, the Comrs of Customs, and the Comrs of Salt, the Archbp of York, Duke Hamilton, and other persons of quality, and hoped they would speak for him. Dated 9 Sept 1712. 1 page.
Sept. 10
and 11.
44. Comrs of Transports to Mr Lowndes. Send an estimate of the sums necessary before 1 Jan. for answering the course of the office. Dated 10 Sept. 1712.
Also a schedule of tallies in the hands of Thomas Micklethwaite, Treasurer for Transports. Dated 11 Sept 1712. 2 pages.
Sept. 10. 45. Certificate of Lord Dartmouth that the Rt Hon. the Lord Lexington, her Majesty's Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Court of Spain, kissed her Majesty's hand and departed to his employment on 11 Aug. Dated at Whitehall, 10 Sept 1712. ½ page, quarto.
Sept 10. 46. Comrs of the Navy to Mr Lowndes, giving an estimate of sums necessary for the paying off and laying up of the fleet, &c. Dated Navy Office, 10 Sept. 1712.
Also list and estimates of ships already ordered to be paid off, and others “at home & expected home,” and an estimate of the wages due to crews of ships lost or taken. Same date. 8 pages.
Sept. 11. 47. Comrs of Victualling to Mr Lowndes. Give an estimate of provisions necessary, supposing the number of men to be 20,000. Dated 11 Sept. 1712. 3 pages, much injured by damp.
Sept. 11. 48. “Mr Attorney Genll's report abt ye Comission for Collo Nicholson” to be her Majesty's Commr to make several enquiries in North America. The evidence would not be received in the courts here, but her Majesty might have an information of the state of her plantations. Dated 11 Sept. 1712. 1 page.
Sept. 11. 49. A state of the off-reckonings of the four independent companies of foot at New York, in America. Signed “Alexr Strahan, agent.” Dated 11 Sept. 1712. 1 page.
Sept. 12. 50. An account of the condition of the clothing of the several detachments left at “Anna Polis” by Major-Genl Hill, according to the returns made by the Secretary-at-War. Dated 12 Sept. 1712. ½ page.
Sept. 12. 51. “30 August 1664. Allowance of provisions to the souldiers at Tangier.” R. Sept. 12, 1712.
A paper thus docquetted. 2 pages.
Sept. 12. 52. Mr Burchett to Mr Lowndes. “In answer to a łre of 11th touching bills drawn by Collo Vetch from Annapolis for maintaining a brigantine there during the absence of the ‘Saphir.’” Dated Admiralty Office, 12 Sept. 1712.
Extract of a letter from the commander of the “Saphir,” as to the impossibility of staying there for the winter. 2½ pages, quarto.
Sept. 12. 53. Report of Thomas Dummer to the Lord High Treasurer on the memorial of Lord Burton, Captain of H.M. Yeomen of the Guard, and on a petition from the yeomen.
The memorial and petition referred to, on one of which is a docquet containing the substance of the report and relating to the allowance to the yeomen of the guard for liveries and watch gowns.
The report is dated Great Wardrobe, 12 Sept. 1721. 5 pages.
Sept. 12. 54. Representations of the Controllers of the Accounts of the Army, recommending Mr James Astry to succeed Mr King as their secretary. Dated Privy Garden, 12 Sept. 1712.
Also copy of Mr King's “Constitution.”
Minuted:—“Send hither the establishmt of their office.” 2¼ pages.
Sept. 13. 55. Report of the Comrs for Stamps to the Lord High Treasurer, enclosing an account of the gross and net produce of the duties under their management. Dated Stamp Office, Lincoln's Inn, 13 Sept. 1712.
The account named. 2 pages.
Sept. 13. 56. Report of Lord Halifax [Auditor of the Receipt] to the Lord High Treasurer on the proposal of Mr Edwin, usher of the Receipt of her Majesty's Exchequer, to let his house for offices for the service of the lotteries. He expected 145l. a year rent and 100l. for damages by removal, as appeared in his paper annexed. Since the usher's proposal, Lord Fitzharding, teller of the Exchequer, had offered his house at 40l. per ann., which was very convenient. Dated Exchequer, 13 Sepr 1712.
Minuted:—“16 7br 1712. My Lord approves the proposic[i]on of my Lord Fitzharding.”
The paper referred to, and a letter of Mr Lowndes referring the same to the Auditor. 3 pages.
Sept 13. 57. “A distribution of the sum of 1,858,953li. 15s.d. remaining 13th September 1712 upon the several fonds granted for the year 1712 to the several uses underwritten.” 3 pages.
Sept. 13. 58. Edward Southwell to the Lord High Treasurer. Had caused the several Londonderry widows who had petitioned her Majesty to appear before him, had examined their cases, and had drawn up a state of their several pretensions. Some of those who had already been relieved seemed to be impostors, and to produce counterfeit certificates, but Anne Smart, having a lame child to maintain, appeared to be an honest person, and was prevented by sickness from returning to Ireland on receiving her Majesty's last bounty. Dated Spring Gardens, 13 Septr 1712.
Minuted:—“18 7br 1712. My Lord will have Mr Arnold, one of her Ma's justices of peace for Westmr & Middx., to order these people before him & exe their certificates, and take care that such as falsify ye same be punished as they ought to be.”
The “state” or “case” referred to. 2 pages.
Sept. 15. 59. An account of the sums voted by Parliament for the services of her Majesty's guards, garrisons, &c. for the year 1712, and likewise for several extraordinary services of the war paid and to be paid by the Paymaster General of her Majesty's guards and garrisons, &c. Dated Pay Office, 15 Sept. 1712.
Also an account of the sums remaining to be paid Same date. 5 pages.