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Affairs of the East India Company: Appendix C No. 23

Pages 1374-1375

Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 62, 1830. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, [n.d.].

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No.23 -General Statement of the Bond Debts and Simple Contract Debts of The East India Company, with the Rates of Interest they respectively carry, and the Amount of such Interest; and the State of Cash remaining in the Treasury, and other Effects appertaining to the Company, in Great Britain and Afloat, on the 1st of May in each Year, from 1815 to 1829 inclusive; distinguishing the Debts and Assets in the Political and Territorial Branch from the Debts and Assets in the Commercial Branch.
Debts 1815. .1816. 1817. 1818. 1819. 1820. 1821. 1822. 1823. 1824. 1820. 1826. 1827. 1828. 1829. Assets. 1815. 1816. 1817. 1818. 1819. 1820. 1821. 1822. 1823. 1824. 1825. 1826. 1827. 1828. 1829.
POLITICAL and TERRITORIAL. £ £ £ £ £ £ £ £ £ £ £ £ £ £ £ POLITICAL and TERRITORIAL. £ £ £ £ £ £ £ £ £ £ £ £ £ £ £
Bills of Exchange unpaid, from India and St. Helena 508,218 123,489 240,158 418,879 263,353 393,848 799,721 915,822 3,375,113 653,951 573,159 283,577 362,642 446,141 503,794 Military Stores, &c. exported, and to be exported 381,435 333,087 563,985 465,962 656,617 608,337 565,881 414,132 491,868 521,768 642,981 1,130,000 1,544,023 979,118 587,441
The Public, for a Loan in 1812, deducting what redeemed 2,150,459 2,012,342 1,874,816 1,731,718 1,583,100 1,933,327 1,824,059 1,802,916 - - - - - - - Due from His Majesty's Government for Stores, Expeditions, &c. &c. - Old Account 960,000 960,000 960,000 960,000 960,000 960,000 960,000 960,000 - - - - - - -
Ditto, for interest on the above Loan to 1st May 21,500 21,500 21,500 21,500 21,500 21,500 21,500 21,500 - - - - - - - Ditto for recent Expeditions 400,000 1,328,576 1,431,083 536,083 976,846 1,334,542 1,410,066 1,944,948 - - - - - - -
Warrants passed the Court unpaid 16,728 29,133 36,400 50,900 34,100 36,407 36,500 34,200 29,800 67,700 44,200 81,400 48,000 78,700 78,646 Cargoes from England not arrived in India 430,366 244,343 389,453 326,548 606,467 331,349 283,740 250,447 262,233 294,640 254,924 523,153 571,309 520,618
Commercial Branch - Balance of Payments for Bills for Principal and Interest on Debt 459,891 1,360,938 1,315,772 815,485 1,816,120 4,791,719 6,227,714 6,302,657 6,257,143 8,306,913 8,109,659 9,356,859 10,220,891 10,704,276 10,640,172 Bullion shipped for India for Redemption of Debt 1,024,647 388,442 176,946 - - - - - - - -
Ditto, for Territorial Payments in England, from 1st May 1814 1,844,735 3,104,950 3,801,880 4,201,429 4,452,939 - - - - - - - - - - Ditto arrived from India on Territorial Account 481,050 - - - - -
Amount owning for Territorial Exports 65,795 78,562 98,236 74,039 79,301 51,454 74,088 185,428 266,977 174,295 113,661 54,711 Bills on His Majesty's Government for Supplies furnished in India 1,800 135,190 138,788 84,428 114,820 38,789 37,743 121,899 3,101 86,725 51,015 42,361
Unclaimed Prize Money applicable to Lord Clive's Fund 51,121 54,525 56,949 63,077 62,477 66,445 66,319 68,287 Owing from sundry Persons for Advances, &c. 9,805 7,090 3,138 3,475 3,433 5,959 5,127 5,270 4,843 4,726 4,777 18,542 19,932 15,811
Owing to Officers of the House for Political Disbursements 288 Silver consigned to St. Helena 19,936 15,333 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Due to His Majesty's Government for Pay Office Demands, since 30th April 1822, for Spices form the Moluccas, &c. 126,411 91,207 285,324 377,434 482,253 610,560 665,235 Value of the St. Helena Schooner 7,000 1,500 - - - - - - -
Estimated Value of Stock, &c. Company's Stud Farm 4,000 3,000 - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Value of a Diamond taken at Nassuck 18,000 18,000 18,000 18,000 18,000 - - - - -
Value of Carnatic Stock belonging to the Company 9,420 10,800 14,275 34,845 32,754 27,977 29,903 31,662 34,037
Value of East India College at Haileybury, and Military Seminary at Addiscombe 99,000 102,000 102,000 102,000 177,220
Consignments on Territorial Account unsold 1,023 - - -
Balances in Hands of Officers of House, charged as Political Charges General 2,815 35 939 1,202 1,483 688 249 189 187 245 1,844 3,762 4,325 3,670
Total Territorial Debts 5,001,531 6,652,352 7,290,526 7,305,706 8,249,674 7,275,037 8,983,533 9,207,805 9,894,446 9,250,808 9,260,847 10,428,724 11,354,526 12,019,657 12,010,845 Total Territorial Assets 1,757,050 3,084,805 3,222,773 2,355,838 4,084,806 4,058,697 3,562,298 3,753,067 818,838 1,360,669 1,196,245 1,525,676 2,308,108 1,759,361 1,381,158
COMMERCIAL COMMERCIAL.
Bills of Exchange unpaid 11,335 444 182,523 206,637 178,391 107,721 92,533 68,761 291,729 194,118 144,498 47,047 566,351 104,232 125,054 Due from Government 1,207,560 1,207,560 1,207,560 1,207,560 1,207,560 1,207,560 1,207,560 1,207,560 1,207,560 1,207,560 1,207,560 1,207,560 1,207,560 1,207,560 1,207,560
Ditto 89,824 281,349 Cash Balance 2,167,346 1,125,196 1,230,012 1,895,716 2,629,404 2,635,369 1,271,766 1,047,336 2,516,126 1,118,591 1,594,644 779,195 262,024 312,638 1,081,563
Customs on Goods sold and unsold 149,222 112,737 132,313 125,035 121,636 8,000 9,000 15,000 12,000 3,000 1,500 2,000 2,013 Goods sold, and not paid for 1,892,296 1,493,440 1,518,413 2,225,850 2,102,362 1,063,215 1,456,138 1,094,599 1,411,720 1,570,954 1,439,709 961,352 1,271,107 1,028,394 891,616
The Bank, Loan on Annuities at 4 per Cent 600,000 600,000 600,000 - - - - - - - - - - - - Due from Board of Ordnance for Saltpetre 99,110 39,629 - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Ditto, Interest on ditto 12,000 12,000 12,000 - - - - - - - - - - - - Goods in England unsold 5,063,591 5,215,972 6,251,815 7,058,165 5,759,140 5,035,423 5,343,689 6,364,258 6,910,021 6,939,814 5,949.144 5,340,094 5,038,607 6,272,325 5,597,959
Freight and Demurrage 81,000 96,000 148,900 147,958 44,558 85,000 96,000 174,338 287,977 254,000 205,000 240,150 278,900 267,900 240,500 Cargoes not arrived in India and China 2,123,301 1,593,159 2,095,730 1,212,726 944,424 862,690 1,563,015 1,302,053 1,062,709 955,594 859,394 643,385 703,278 499,661 641,984
Supracargoes Commision on Goods sold and unsold 85,536 72,866 70,886 66,963 66,605 47,173 47,333 58,352 59,138 66,121 55,444 53,312 45,888 59,181 60,890 Ditto arrived, not unladen 620,062 - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Private Trade Goods sold 848,619 969,505 780,372 1,584,000 1,304,000 529,300 1,012,445 572,738 844,251 817,094 823,005 598,056 703,600 625,516 370,067 Balance of Consignment to and from Batavia 134,609 95,774 16,366 16,366 - - - - - - -
Almshouses at Poplar-(Poplar Fund) 70,546 66,723 61,103 141,159 139,002 132,741 221,232 218,777 223,449 231,874 235,879 240,174 244,390 248,400 245,342 Exports shipped, and remaining 1,177,269 1,197,600 1,348,204 1,039,152 1,088,644 1,677,495 1,776,842 1,509,895 1,278,193 1,373,188 1,114,103 1,135,768 1,009,227 947,889 754,021
Unclaimed Prize Money applicable to ditto 27,609 30,654 33,530 34,408 34,751 35,955 35,730 36,670 Bullion ditto 101,004 1,050,826 107,992 106,870 520,691 - - - - - - - - -
Ditto, of which the Application is not ascertained 4,075 5,883 2,943 2,343 43 Impress, &c. paid to Owners 518,822 481,579 207,017 128,495 143,049 136,906 141,169 119,822 111,338 112,866 55,239 77,431 86,043 65,117 92,957
Amount owning for Commercial Exports 74,760 222,279 178,464 285,325 148,106 123,132 166,051 92,272 66,579 85,184 94,998 33,696 62,992 Value of Ships, Sloops, &c. at Home 79,250 202,900 202,227 413,000 300,500 334,810 324,790 317,372 284,990 236,247 230,061 213,456 218,144 174,574 173,199
Ditto to the Fee and Widows Funds 20,282 11,415 12,458 335 10,687 15,477 12,643 20,763 16,028 20,365 29,078 9,365 12,136 12,446 6,504 Value of East India House and Ware houses 1,143,000 1,182,000 1,182,000 1,187,600 1,209,257 1,222,257 1,236,000 1,239,000 1,249,000 1,274,000 1,208,000 1,229,000 1,249,000 1,259,000 1,294,768
Ditto for Teas returned, and resold 971 971 971 971 971 961 971 971 971 971 971 971 971 971 971 Hemp imported on account of Government 444,208 540,452 540,452 540,452 380,000 343,833 346,197 226,000 59,962 60,000 - - - - -
Warrants passed the Court unpaid 52,972 37,065 26,100 37,600 41,500 42,362 35,000 40,900 133,500 42,600 33,600 31,900 123,800 120,600 44,192 Due from Government for Advances on account of Ceylon 45,709 49,930 148,815 75,641 102,500 38,738 47,299 - - - - - - -
Dividends on Stock 59,350 59,448 41,537 39,333 40,098 43,302 41,051 43,121 41,394 44,829 42,895 42,422 50,835 47,478 48,407 Due from sundry Persons for Advances, &c.&c. 4,875 5,528 5,526 6,140 5,450 5,372 5,526 6,336 6,224 7,890 7,288 6,167 6,849 6,221 6,333
Interest on Bonds 94,978 84,592 51,910 34,505 39,705 44,284 38,283 40,058 34,513 31,652 32,032 50,519 42,404 40,182 30,126 Territorial Branch - Balance of Payments from 1st May 1814, for Reduction of Principal of Debt 459,891 1,360,938 1,315,772 815,485 1,816,120 - - - - - - - - - -
Balance of Commercial Consignments to and from Batavia 9,460 9,460 9,460 9,460 - - - - - - - - - *Ditto for Territorial Payments made in England from 1st May 1814 1,844,735 3,104,950 3,801,880 4,201,429 4,452,939 4,791,719 6,227,714 6,302,657 6,257,143 8,306,913 8,109,659 9,356,859 10,220,891 10,704,276 10,640,172
Amount borrowed from the Bank at 3½ per Cent. 1,500,000 500,000 - - - - Balances in Hands of Officers of House and Warehouses 12,702 3,664 1,699 3,274 4,174 2,248 4,905 982 1,637 4,556 1,901 1,119 1,795 638 48
Interest thereon from 1st November last 8,750 - - - - Value of Stock in the Public Funds in the Company's Name 1,470,000 1,481,840 1,435,818 1,795,133 1,699,576 1,455,516 1,547,859 749,882 760,942
Amount borrowed of the Bank at 4 per Cent. 100,000 - - Advances to Trustees of Deccan Booty, repayable 130,000 295,775 -
Amount due to the Trustees of Deccan Booty on Consignments from India 10,762 Due from Government for Advances from Commercial Funds at the Cape of Good Hope 18,203 18,203
Bills due from North American Colonies on account of Proceeds of Tea, not yet realized 10,455 -
Total Commercial Debts 2,251,395 2,405,115 2,130,533 2,616,235 2,175,077 1,351,106 1,754,597 1,408,595 2,147,538 3,335,369 2,213,639 1,438,194 2,300,228 1,596,332 1,284,533 Total Commercial Assets 18,473,569 20,566,668 21,066,229 22,190,729 22,118,664 19,942,088 22,430,415 22,283,375 23,792,441 24,963,306 23,476,278 22,406,902 22,952,384 23,552,608 23,161,325
Territorial Debts brought down 5,001,531 6,652,352 7,290,526 7,305,706 8,249,674 7,275,037 8,983,533 9,207,805 9,894,446 9,250,808 9,260,847 10,428,724 11,354,526 12,019,657 12,010,845 * Memoranda.-The Sums stated under this Head are subject to Reduction by Advances made in India to the Commercial Branch, which were not brought to account at the Close of the Year, but when estimated were as follows, and the Balance due to Commerce was diminished accordingly not estimated 3,000,000 3,800,000 4,380,000 4,600,000 4,642,475 4,591,000 4,134,000 4,960,241 6,067,292 5,908,942
Ditto Assets ditto 1,757,050 3,084,805 3,222,773 2,355,838 4,084,806 4,058,697 3,562,298 3,753,067 818,838 1,360,669 1,196,245 1,525,676 2,308,108 1,759,361 1,381,158 Amount set apart from Surplus Commercial Profits, for Liquidation of Debt, subsequent to 1st May 1814, and not deemed repayable by the Territory 1,815,700 1,821,985 3,332,561 3,358,061 4,754,903 4,754,903 4,754,903 4,758,853 4,840,956 4,923,021
Territorial Assets deficient 3,244,481 3,567,547 4,067,753 4,949,868 4,164,868 3,216,340 5,421,235 5,454,738 9,075,608 7,890,139 8,064,602 8,903,048 9,046,418 10,260,296 10,629,687
Commercial Debts brought down 2,251,395 2,405,115 2,130,533 2,616,235 2,175,077 1,351,106 1,754,597 1,408,595 2,147,538 3,335,369 2,213,639 1,438,194 2,300,228 1,596,332 1,284,533
Ditto Assets ditto 18,473,569 20,566,668 21,066,229 22,190,729 22,118,664 19,942,088 22,430,415 22,283,375 23,792,441 24,963,306 23,476,278 22,406,902 22,952,384 23,552,608 23,161,325
Commercial Assets in favour 16,222,174 18,161,553 18,935,696 19,574,494 19,943,587 18,590,982 20,675,818 20,874,780 21,644,903 21,627,937 21,262,639 20,968,708 20,652,156 21,956,276 21,876,792
Assets in favour 12,977,693 14,594,006 14,867,943 14,624,626 15,778,719 15,374,642 15,254,583 15,420,042 12,569,295 13,737,798 13,198,037 12,065,660 11,605,738 11,695,980 11,247,105
Amount of Company's Home Bond Debt, at 5 per Cent. Interest 'till 1817, afterwards varying from 4 to 3 per Cent. 4,392,392 3,963,975 3,958,175 3,958,162 3,958,162 3,923,412 3,923,412 3,923,412 3,922,312 3,922,237 3,922,237 3,780,475 3,780,475 3,780.475 3,780,475
Amount of ditto not bearing Interest 15,417 15,417 15,417 15,417 15,417 15,417 15,417 15,417 15,417 15,417 15,417 15,417 15,417 15,417
Total Bond Debt 4,392,392 3,979,392 3,973,592 3,973,579 3,973,579 3,938,829 3,938,829 3,938,829 3,937,729 3,937,654 3,937,654 3,795,892 3,795,892 3,795,892 3,795,892
Assets in Favour £ 8,585,301 10,614,614 10,894,351 10,651,047 11,805,140 11,435,813 11,315,754 11,481,213 8,631,566 9,800,144 9,260,383 8,269,768 7,809,846 7,900,088 7,451,213
India Board, Westminster,
14th January 1830.
(Errors excepted.) Wm. LEACH.