Minute Book
May 1690

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'Minute Book: May 1690', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 9: 1689-1692 (1931), pp. 386-396. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=104795 Date accessed: 01 September 2014.


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May 1690

May 1.
Whitehall, Treasury Chambers.
Present : Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sir Ste. Fox, Mr. Pelham.
[No entry of any minute.]
[Ibid, p. 38.]
May 2
. Whitehall, Treasury Chambers.
Present : all my Lords.
Mr. Rowe and Mr. Nott to be heard on Monday afternoon next.
[Ibid, p. 39.]
May 5.
Whitehall, Treasury Chambers.
Present : ut supra.
Write Sir Rowland Gwyn to send forthwith a particular account of all his receipts and payments since his entrance into his office (of Treasurer of the Chamber).
Sir Ben. Bathurst is desired to attend to-morrow afternoon to give a positive answer about the price of the saltpetre.
[Ibid, p. 40.]
afternoon.
Present : ut supra.
The case touching the settling a Custom House at Harwich is to be heard to-morrow fortnight.
Mr. Harbord will lend 3,000l. on the Temporary Excise if he may have it issued for the discharge of several bills drawn on him from Ireland. My Lords agree to it.
Mr. Stanyon['s] and Mr. Richbal's report is to be heard to-morrow week.
[Treasury Minute Book 99/1, p. 40.]
[Out Letters (General) XII, p. 260.]
May 6.
Whitehall, Treasury Chambers.
Present : Sir John Lowther, Sir Ste. Fox, Mr. Pelham.
Send for Sir Charles Meredith, Mr. Culliford, Mr. Thompson of Richmond and Mr. Stanyon to attend to-morrow morning with Mr. Steele : and in the meantime the [Revenue] Commission for Ireland [is] not to proceed.
Mr. Sturt, Sir John Parsons, Mr. Fenn with Mr. Papillion to attend to-morrow morning.
The present Victuallers desire that the King's pleasure should be signified to the Navy Board for paying to them the appropriated moneys. They are told that my Lords think it needless to give his Majesty such trouble when no scruple remains but that the Victuallers ought to have the money. They [the Victuallers] offer another paper that the 50,000l. (part of 100,000l.) which the old Victuallers are to have benefit of may be applied to his Majesty's best advantage in point of credit.
The Navy Commissioners to attend to-morrow.
My Lords will meet at 8 in the morning.
[Treasury Minute Book 99/1, p. 41.]
afternoon.
Present : the whole Board.
Sir Ben. Bathurst and Mr. Herne [attend] about saltpetre. They say they will call a General Court [of the East India Company] if my Lords please, but they fear the Court may advance the price, and now they are concluded by their former proposal of 3l. a hundred[weight] if my Lords please to accept it at that price. My Lords tell them as to the price (if the way of payment be agreed on) they will not disagree and [Bathurst et al.] are desired to call a Court and to propose to them that after the first 100,000l. lent on the bill of the Customs they shall have 200,000l. out of each succeeding 100,000l. till the whole quantity of [salt]petre, that shall be agreed for, be fully paid for.
Write Sir Chr. Wrenn to forthwith send his report on Mr. Killigrew's petition or (to return) the papers referred to him (April 29 last by letter from Mr. Jephson, with or without his report thereon : my Lords do wonder they have had no return to the said letter).
[Ibid.]
[Out Letters (General) XII, p. 261.]
May 7.
Whitehall, Treasury Chambers.
Present : all my Lords.
The Navy Commissioners [attend] concerning the distribution of the appropriated money to the Victuallers. Mr. Sergison proposes that the Victuallers may have 10,000l. more. It's agreed the whole 100,000l. be paid by [sic for to] the new Victuallers, but 50,000l. to the old Victuallers' debts discretionally to promote the credit : bills of exchange and the pursers going to sea to be first answered. Middleton and Wright to have a good part of their old debt to enable them to proceed in the service.
The old and new Victuallers come in. Sir John Parsons says some of the creditors have petitioned the King [viz. those] whose debts amount to 37,019l., and if they have that money [paid to them they] will trust the King again with as much. Middleton and Wright are amongst them. The old and new Commissioners [of the Victualling are ordered] to meet and peruse the list of all the old debts amounting to 90,000l. and the list amounting to 37,019l. to-morrow afternoon and propose which they think best to be paid with the 50,000l.
Whilst this is doing the old Commissioners of the Victualling must bring their vouchers and pass their accounts with the Navy Board.
It's recommended to the old and new Victuallers to be making [getting] of loans for their own payment.
My Lords do not order but recommend it to the Navy Commissioners to let the new Victuallers have some of the money presently for the service of the fleets going out.
The bills amounting to about 5,000l. payable by the old Victuallers to the Excise Commissioners are to be satisfied out of their 50,000l.
Mr. Papillon says the whole [victualling] expence for this year is estimated at 360,000l. whereof [or towards which] 80,000l. is already paid (20,000l. thereof out of appropriated money) and 30,000l. of appropriated money remains, and the 24,000l. received out of Excise is to be made up to 50,000l. [thus leaving still to be provided] 160,000l. to be paid by 5,000l. a week to the end of December. If this is complied with it may (by the help of credit for the other 40,000l.) enable them to perform this year's service. My Lords will consider of this.
Sir Charles Meredith and others [attend] about Mr. Stele. Sir Charles says he served the [Irish Revenue] Farmers diligently and faithfully : after the farm ended the Major sued Steele for some moneys and 'twas referred to Sir Charles, who determined it : that he was always of good reputation. Mr. Culliford says he had the character of a griping person : that Stone and Steele managed for the Farmers and took money of both hands. Sir Charles says he never heard anything like this. Richbel and Stanyon say he was a very good officer to them. Sir Charles says he has heard him to be an Anabaptist, but he was always employed, from the Restoration. Mr. Richbell says he owned 50l. received for getting assignments on pensions. Mr. Thompson says that Steele paid himself the 50l. by giving an assignment for so much less. Steele had the 50l. to make the assignment solvent. Mr. Culliford desires his character may be received from Mr. Strong. Sir Charles says it will be very hard to take men's characters from any of the late [Irish Revenue] Commissioners. Mr. Harbord says Mr. Dickenson was a very ill man. Sir Charles concludes he looks upon Steele to be a very good man. Mr. Steele called in ; is told he was a Dissenter and extorted 50l. from the Mayor of Dublin. He says Sir Humphrey Jervis employed him as his agent two years for [the Irish pensions for] Col. Lane's daughters and for the city of Dublin ; that he followed this business by which Sir Humphrey had 6,000l. or 7,000l., and he promised him a gratuity at last. He got Sir Humphry's assignment for 300l. on one Meyne, a collector, and he gave him for his pains 50l. by assignment in part of the 300l., and this appeared publicly by endorsement on the bill : and that the city [of Dublin] allowed Sir Humphry Jervis 100l. for Mr. Steele, who gave him but this 50l. of it.
Mr. Strong to be spoke with.
The officers of the Ordnance desire half of 25,210l. to be forthwith paid to the powdermakers and the gunmakers.
Philip Colby proposes to clothe Sir George St. George's Regiment with all accoutrements [on condition of] having in hand paid him 500l. and 500l. more at the delivery and to take the remainder out of twopences [offreckoning], to begin after the former clothing is paid for, which will commence from July 1 next : and this 1,000l. to be stopped out of the last of his payments if my Lords so think fit.
Ordered that Colby have 500l. in hand and be paid the rest out of the offreckonings from July 1 next : and the King is to be repaid the [advance of] 500l. out of the last of the offreckonings.
[Treasury Minute Book 99/1, pp. 42-3.]
May 7,
afternoon. Kensington.
Present : the King and all my Lords.
The Excise Commissioners to attend on Friday afternoon about preventing the anticipating the Excise money in the country by bills.
Monsieur Pereira and Mr. Bridges to attend to-morrow morning.
The King brings a memorial from the Admiralty and commands my Lords to consider of it and how to settle a weekly payment [to the Navy] and to speak with the Navy Commissioners and, if there be occasion for it, with the Admiralty on this matter.
A bill [drawn] on Mr. Blathwaite by Mr. Scravemore [is] shewed to the King. His Majesty orders it to be paid out of the first money that comes in after what is already directed.
As soon as ever money comes in my Lords are to make issues for the subsistence of the Forces under the pay of the Earl of Ranelagh and Mr. Harbord in England, as also the 2,000l. bills from Mr. Henly.
[Order for] 400l. to be paid to the Ordnance, as money comes in, for the swords sent into Ireland.
[Ibid, p. 44.]
May 8.
Whitehall, Treasury Chambers.
Present : all my Lords.
The Earl of Montagu [attends] about the Duke of Schonberg's grant of 50,000l., whereof one payment will be due in June. My Lords will speak to the King about it. The Earl moves for money for the Wardrobe, to discharge what he engaged for to furnish the Queen of Spain [which was] about 2,000l. ; and for 2,000l. more for necessaries for the King's journey. My Lords will also speak to the King about this.
Mr. Pereira and Bridges called in and asked why they did not pass the contract. They took exceptions to some part of it, but those being answered they assure my Lords they will forthwith proceed to finishing the contract.
Mr. Fort and Mr. Hayward propose to lend 20,500l. on the Temporary Excise, out of which they are to have 10,500l. towards the discharge of the debt for the works at Kensington.
The Navy Board to attend to-morrow afternoon.
[Treasury Minute Book 99/1, p. 45.]
May 9.
Whitehall, Treasury Chambers.
Present : Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sir Ste. Fox, Mr. Pelham.
Mr. Peterman is to be King's waiter loco Mr. Richards ; and Mr. Banks is to have the next place in the Customs which he is qualified for.
Serjeant Ryly to attend on Monday afternoon.
Mr. Moore, the King's counsel, and the Commissioners of the Irish Revenue to be heard on Tuesday afternoon next on a patent for making halfpence in Ireland.
[Ibid, p. 46.]
afternoon.
Present : all my Lords.
A letter from Mr. Carlton to Mr. Culliford etc. is read ; upon which my Lords order that Mr. Culliford etc. do [make] answer that they [the officers] must take duties for all goods customable according to law. Also send a copy of a letter my Lords do write to the Duke of Schonberg signifying the King's pleasure therein.
Sir Cornwall Bradshaw, Mr. Rowe and partners, the Auditors of Imprests and Mr. Aldworth are called in. The said Auditors and Aldworth are to state the account [of the late Managers of the Hearthmoney] and acquaint my Lords how it stands.
The Excise Commissioners are called in and spoken to about 25,000l. now coming in course [to be repaid them, my Lords desiring] that they do lend it [afresh] upon one of the two funds lately settled by Act of Parliament. They tell my Lords they will lend it on the Temporary Excise.
[Ibid.]
May 12.
Whitehall, Treasury Chambers.
Present : Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sir Ste. Fox, Mr. Pelham.
Mr. Smith brings a letter from the Mayor of Dover etc., wherein is an information against Birkenhead, a Custom House officer. Send a copy to the Customs Commissioners to report on and meanwhile to suspend Birkenhead.
Upon Mr. Harbord's demands for moneys formerly expended by him and for riding charges as by particulars of his paper, my Lords have considered same and do allow him 1,200l. for his whole demands. Harbord is to lend 2,500l. to be repaid out of the Duchy of Cornwall [revenue], out of which [loan] he is to have the said 1,200l. and to be paid 900l. for Lewson's recruits and 400l. to Mr. Allen for packing hay.
The officers of the Ordnance to attend to-morrow morning.
Alderman Herne, Sir Ben. Bathurst et al. [attending] for the East India Company say that the Company will forthwith serve the King's stores with 1,000 tons of saltpetre at the proposed price of 3l. per cent [hundredweight] ; to be paid out of the loans on the Customs, viz. 20,000l. out of the first part of the second 100,000l. to be received on that Act [2 Wm. and Mary, c. 4], 20,000l. out of the first part of the third 100,000l. and 20,000l. out of the first part of the fourth 100,000l. : with interest at 7 per cent from the time of delivery to the stores : all which is agreed to. And they desire that reserving a store of saltpetre for the King's use as his Majesty shall direct they may have liberty to export the rest upon giving security not to carry to an enemy's country. My Lords will receive the King's pleasure upon this.
[Treasury Minute Book 99/1, p. 47.]
May 13.
Whitehall, Treasury Chambers.
Present : all my Lords.
The officers of the Ordnance are called in and [are] desired to review the saltpetre lately contracted for with the East India Company at 3l. per hundred[weight] and to report what they think fit to be done therein and if they find it for their Majesties' convenience [then they are] to receive 1,000 tons. (Write the said officers a letter to this effect.)
The East India Company [is to be] desired to let the officers of the Ordnance view their saltpetre in order to the above report. Sir Ben. Bathurst came in and acquainted my Lords that the Company had already given direction to their officers therein.
Mr. Bedford, the Register of the Admiralty, to attend on Friday afternoon next upon a petition of Sir C. Hedges.
The Excise Commissioners are called in and bring a report upon Sir Scroop How's last memorial. They complain that Mr. Deering refuses to let them see his books and accounts of the Hearthmoney. My Lords order that the whole account be referred to Mr. Brewer to state same and report and Deering is to let Brewer and also the Excise Commissioners have the inspection of all his books and papers relating thereto.
The Earl of Clare having lent the King 6,000l., my Lords order that 250l. be issued to said Earl for a quarter due to him as a Gentleman of the Bedchamber.
[Ibid, p. 48.]
[Out Letters (General) XII, p. 271.]
afternoon.
Present : the Vice Chamberlain, Sir Ste. Fox, Mr. Pelham.
The case of Mr. Richball and Mr. Stanion upon Mr. Lownds's report is to be heard on Monday afternoon next. The Earl of Ranelagh is desired to attend and to bring Lownds's report, which was lately sent to his lordship.
The Chamberlain of London is to attend to-morrow morning.
[Treasury Minute Book 99/1, p. 48.]
May 14.
Whitehall, Treasury Chambers.
Present : Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sir Ste. Fox, Mr. Pelham.
The Navy Commissioners and Mr. Stephens to attend on Friday afternoon next.
[Ibid, p. 49.]
May 14, afternoon.
At Kensington.
Present : the King, Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sir Ste. Fox, Mr. Pelham.
The Dutch Ambassador is to receive 25,000l. from the Excise Commissioners when the money comes in (struck through).
The Excise Commissioners and Mr. Duncomb to attend to-morrow morning.
The Earl of Scarborough lends 8,000l. on the Temporary Excise and he is to have that [sum issued to him] and 2,464l. 18s. 4d. added to it to clear his Troop of Guards to the 1st inst.
The King orders that the money that is to be received by the Dutch shall be made use of for his Majesty's occasions this week and the Dutch Ambassador shall have 25,000l. out of the first loans on the Temporary Excise.
Process to go out forthwith against Lord Griffith [Griffin], late Treasurer of the Chamber.
My Lords are to speak with Sir Chr. Wrenn about the works at Hampton Court.
[Treasury Minute Book 99/1, p. 49.]
May 15.
Whitehall, Treasury Chambers.
Present : three Lords, ut supra.
Mr. Stephens is called in about the issuing 6,000l. a week against the current service of the Navy and was told that if he do procure the money to be lent it shall be immediately issued to him (struck through).
Out of the first loans to be made by Mr. Fox on the Customs Mr. Harbord is to have 2,190l. to be by him paid over to Count Schonberg for a year's allowance to July 31 last at 6l. a day as General of Horse.
[Ibid, p. 50.]
May 16.
Whitehall, Treasury Chambers.
Present : all my Lords.
Ordered that 100l. be issued to Mr. Harbord to be by him paid to Capt. Pitt by order from the Committee for Irish Affairs.
Mr. Blathwaite called in and prays the despatch of his lease and that it may be granted him for 31 years without a clause of re-assumption [by the Crown] in regard he is to be at great charges in repairs and lawsuits and in payments to obtain possession. My Lords grant his request.
[Ibid, p. 51.]
May 17.
Whitehall, Treasury Chambers.
Present : ut supra.
The Commissioners of the Victualling are to have credit on the Excise, in the same places they had before, for any sums not exceeding 10,000l. from this day to Michaelmas next.
Ordered that 125l. be issued to Mr. Compton upon his order of the 3rd inst. for that sum.
[Ibid, p. 52.]
May 19.
Whitehall, Treasury Chambers.
Present: ut supra.
The King having ordered 3l. a week to be paid for the maintenance of Lady Mountjoy's children, my Lords order that it be paid weekly to the Earl of Bellomont for that use.
My Lords will move the King on Wednesday next for a sum of money to be presently paid to the Commissioners of Sick and Wounded.
Write Mr. Harbord to prepare an account of what the deductions will amount to for the Army in Ireland this summer for bread, oats, clothes etc.
[Treasury Minute Book 99/1, p. 53.]
[Out Letters (General) XII, p. 275.]
May 19, afternoon.
Whitehall, Treasury Chambers.
Present : the Vice Chamberlain, Sir Ste. Fox, Mr. Pelham.
Mr. Stanion and Mr. Richball called in and Mr. Lownds's report on their case is read. My Lords will consider same and Lownds is to make an abstract of such articles as my Lords can determine and have not yet been formerly allowed and thereupon my Lords will proceed to the further consideration of this matter.
Mr. Smith is forthwith to take care to prosecute Mr. Brent's bail.
[Treasury Minute Book 99/1, p. 53.]
May 20.
Whitehall, Treasury Chambers.
Present : Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sir Ste. Fox, Mr. Pelham.
Ordered that 700l. be presently issued to Mr. Harbord, to be by him paid to Mr. Wharton for horses for the bread waggons.
Mr. Williamson to charge his money in the Exchequer ; complaint having been made that it has lain there some days uncharged.
Sir Christopher Wren and Mr. Talman to attend this afternoon upon their memorial delivered in this day.
[Ibid, p. 54.]
afternoon.
Present : all my Lords.
[No entry of any minute.]
[Ibid.]
May 21.
Kensington.
Present : the King, Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sir Ste. Fox, Mr. Pelham.
By the King's especial order Sir Rowland Gwynne is to attend my Lords touching his accounts. Write him to attend to-morrow afternoon.
Write Mr. Harbord to provide carriages against Monday next for sending 58,000l. in specie into Ireland. Write Mr. Blathwaite to provide convoy [guards] to go with it.
[Ibid, p. 55.]
[Out Letters (General) XII, p. 277.]
May 22.
Whitehall, Treasury Chambers.
Present : Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sir Ste. Fox, Mr. Hampden.
Sir Rob. Howard to take in 5,000 guineas of Mr. Hall (which he lends upon the fund of the Customs) at [a premium of] 1s. 9d. each. They are to be reserved to be paid to Mr. Harbord to be sent for Ireland.
[Treasury Minute Book 99/1, p. 56.]
May 23.
Whitehall, Treasury Chambers.
Present : all my Lords.
Sir Rowland Gwynn to pay Dr. Hutton 148l. 10s. 0d. for his riding charges and half a year's salary, being 200l.
The Agents [for Taxes] to attend this afternoon about the receipt [Receivership of the 2s. and 12d. Aids] for Yorkshire, Northumberland etc.
Ordered that 500l. be issued to Mr. Harbord to be paid to Mr. Colby in part of his contract for the clothing of St. George's Regiment.
Mr. Smith called in and (struck through) ordered to prosecute, in their Majesties' name, Sir Robt. Thorald for the possession of the house and place he pretends to in St. James's Park.
Sir Cha. Cottrell to have a privy seal for 100l. a year for his extraordinaries as formerly.
[Treasury Minute Book 99/1, p. 57.]
[Out Letters (General) XII, p. 280.]
May 23, afternoon.
Whitehall, Treasury Chambers.
Present : all my Lords.
One Mr. Rawlins wrote to Sir Ste. Fox about a proposal of advancing the revenue. Send to him to attend on Monday afternoon next.
[Treasury Minute Book 99/1, p. 57.]
May 24.
Whitehall, Treasury Chambers.
Present : ut supra.
Mr. Addison for the Commissioners of the Sick and Wounded is called in and [is] told that they [said Commissioners] should strike tallies on the Customs in the name of the Treasurer of the Navy for 10,000l., to be by said Treasurer paid to said Commissioners, who are to take this [as] in part of 800l. a week for 20 weeks from the 15th of this month.
My Lords have [this day] declared that Mris. Gibbon and others named in the same privy seal which is granted her shall (in case the 2s. [Aid] Act do not hold out to satisfy them) be transferred to some other fund.
[Ibid, p. 58.]
May 26.
Whitehall, Treasury Chambers.
Present : ut supra.
My Lords will move the King to receive his pleasure concerning the receipt of the temporalities of the bishoprics now vacant.
Write Mr. Smith to give my Lords an account of all persons that stand outlawed for treason.
Sir Charles Meredeth [is] desired to attend to-morrow afternoon.
Mr. Papillion etc. to attend to-morrow morning.
[Ibid, p. 59.]
[Out Letters (General) XII, p. 282.]
afternoon. At Kensington.
Present : the King and all my Lords.
By the King's command Sir Jo. Morgan is to have 17s. 4d. a day paid by warrant out of the contingencies, over and above the 10s. a day he has now upon the establishment.
My Lords are to speak with Mr. Harbord touching the account of the deductions in Ireland for the time past and to consider of proper means for settling the accounts of the Army there as to deductions, subsistence, clearings and other payments made there.
Write Mr. Blathwayte (that it is the King's pleasure that he) is to take (and to send speedily to my Lords) an account of all money that has by any persons been paid to the use of the Danish Troops since their being in England (from the time of their landing in England to the time of their embarcation for Ireland).
My Lords are to take care of providing money for the Chapel [Royal] for Ireland.
[Treasury Minute Book 99/1, p. 59.]
[Out Letters (General) XII, p. 283.]
May 27.
Whitehall, Treasury Chambers.
Present : all my Lords.
Mr. Shales is forthwith to bring in a state of his account as to what he has received and disbursed since his being employed as Commissary of the Provisions for Ireland. Mr. Shales is called in and [is] told the same thing. He says 'tis a very difficult and tedious business : his papers and vouchers are now brought to town and his servants and clerks are this day entering on the business and he thinks 'twill be near six weeks before his account can be perfected. [As] for the provisions he delivered them as the Army had occasion for them and the deductions were certified accordingly ; only at first it was omitted in regard the rates were not then set and 'twas not proper for him to set them ; but as soon as the rates were set the provisions were delivered and the same duly certified in order to the deductions. What provisions remained were delivered over to those who succeeded Mr. Shales.
The Commissioners of the Victualling [are] called in. They propose that besides the debt of [owing by the State to] Wright and Middleton, the debts of Goodwyn, Banks and Lavander amounting to 643l. 1s. 7d. and Rodbard's, being 4,176l. 3s. 5d., be paid in like manner by [out of their own] loans in the Exchequer ; and that the remaining money after the bills of exchange [are] paid be, when received, distributed among the rest of the creditors and that the bills due to the Excise Office from the old Commissioners [of the Victualling] be discharged by tallies. To all this my Lords agree.
[Treasury Minute Book 99/1, p. 60.]
afternoon.
Present : ut supra.
My Lords will move the King about money for the fortifications of Jersey Castle.
[Ibid.]
May 28.
Whitehall, Treasury Chambers.
Present : the Vice Chamberlain, Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sir Ste. Fox.
[No entry of any minute.]
[Ibid, p. 61.]
afternoon. Kensington.
Present : the King and all my Lords.
The King commands that my Lords take care to appoint fit persons for managing and receiving the temporalities of the bishoprics now vacant ; and the money to be reserved to be disposed of as his Majesty shall direct.
The Attorney and Solicitor General to attend my Lords to-morrow morning without fail about the Commission of Accounts and the loan.
[Ibid.]
May 29.
Whitehall, Treasury Chambers.
Present : all my Lords.
The Attorney and Solicitor General came in. They will consider of what was [this day] proposed to them concerning the temporalities of the bishoprics now vacant and give my Lords speedily an account of what is fit to be done therein.
They were acquainted [by my Lords] with the King's commands touching a Commission to inspect the accounts of the public money and the disbursements by the Treasurer of the Navy, the Ordnance and the Paymasters of the Forces. They will get a copy of the bill and give my Lords their opinion on this matter.
Touching a loan from the Inns of Court and Chancery and Serjeants Inns they are of opinion 'twill be best to sound the principals first, which they will do. Mr. Lownds is to attend the Attorney and Solicitor General this evening on all these matters and bring my Lords an account thereof to-morrow morning.
[Treasury Minute Book 99/1, p. 62.]
May 30.
Whitehall, Treasury Chambers.
Present : the Vice Chamberlain, Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sir Ste. Fox.
Order for 1,000l. to be issued to me [William Jephson] to pay 600l. [thereout] to Sir Robt. Southwell and 300l. to Mr. Clerk : [all as] out of secret service.
Mr. Hall to pay in, upon the loans, 3,000 guineas at 21d. [premium].
[Ibid, p. 63.]
May 31.
Whitehall, Treasury Chambers.
Present : Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sir Ste. Fox, Mr. Pelham.
My Lords will move the King on Monday next about sending tin into Holland.
The Navy Commissioners to attend on Monday morning next.
Mr. St. Clare and Allan to attend on Monday morning next.
[Ibid, p. 64.]