Present : Lord Treasurer.
The Lord Treasurer directs 1,000l. to be paid for the immediate
supply of the Wardrobe.
The Lord Treasurer to discourse with the Earl of St. Albans
concerning the Wardrobe.
Mr. Bertie to speak with Sir Allen Apsley about repairing the
Mews Stables at St. James's.
The Lord Treasurer orders 3,000l. to be forthwith paid to the
Master of the Ordnance as part of his establishment of 60,000l. per
an. [viz. for the year] commencing at Midsummer, 1674.
The Lord Treasurer orders 2,000l. to the Works as part of the
year's establishment commencing from April 1 last.
Mr. Mountney, junr., to have — due for interest upon two
A warrant to the officers of the Works to give an estimate of the
wall of New Park and what the charges of the repairs will come to.
The [? arrangement of the course of the assignments upon the]
sixth quarter [of the present Eighteen Months' tax is] to be
A letter to be written to Sir Robert Howard to know what orders
are in course on the late subsidy.
The Lord Treasurer directs a warrant for 1,500l. [for] half a year
of the Lord Privy Seal's salary due at Michaelmas next "for the use
of the Chest" [possibly a lacuna ; and also — to the Navy
Treasurer for the use of the Navy Chest].
A letter to Mr. Mountney for [him to pay into the Receipt] 182l.
due to the Lord Privy Seal for half a year of his fee payable out of
Mr. Thomas Harris of the Inner Temple to be found at the
"Crown," between the Temple Gates. [Write him] to attend [the
Treasury] in Sir Robert Thomas's concerns.
Capt. Anthony Young to have 965l. for a vessel he has sold to the
King. The said sum to be paid out of 59,000l. received by Mr.
Stephens of the Farmers' of the Excise.
Mr. Shales to write to Mr. Lyttelton for an account of his payments
while Cashier to the Treasury of the Navy and to the officers
of the yards for the needful returns from them, &c., and to go to
Sir Cha. Lyttelton to adjust with him the case of the goods consigned
to him by the Governor of Jamaica part of the proceed of Capt.
Galeop's prize ; and to give the Lord Treasurer an account of the whole.
Give the Lord Treasurer an accompt how far Viscount Yarmouth's
[Ibid, pp. 128-9.]
Sir Gabriel Sylvius's case to be referred to the Customs Commissioners.
The order of Council for making several ships free [or naturalized
as English] is to be referred to them [the Customs Commissioners]
to consider and report and to inform the Lord Treasurer as well as
they can what the number of ships is which have been lost this war
and how many made free to repair the said loss.
The Lord Treasurer will speak with Mr. Finch on the business
of hair seized by his deputy at Dover.
[British Museum Additional MS. 28,077, p. 130.]
A letter to be written to Mr. Mountney to pay 50,000l. into the
[Ibid. p. 129.]
Present : Lord Treasurer.
The Lord Treasurer directs that care be taken, by the 23rd day
of this instant Sept., that the sum of 4,827l. 2s. 4d. be paid to the
Treasurer of the Navy for the service of the victualling in part of
the establishment of the 200,000l. per an. for the use of the Navy
this present year. A letter to be written to Sir Robert Howard
directing the payment of the aforesaid sum for the Victuallers
A letter to be written to Mr. Backwell to pay the [remain of the
Queen Consort's dowry or] Portugal money into the Exchequer.
The Lord Treasurer appoints 200l. to be paid towards the present
necessary repairs of the Stables at the Mews, as an extra of the
service [of the Office of Works].
Enquire when Mr. Slingsby passed his last accompt about the
Col. Kingwell to have 500l. in further part of his order for 1,500l.
The Lord Treasurer allows the distribution of the said Coinage
duty, as the Customs Commissioners have reported, viz. 4d. to the
Receiver General, 4d. to the Comptroller, and 4d. to the Collector
in the respective ports.
Write to Alderman Backwell to give an accompt of what money
he hath already received from the States [General of the United
Provinces], the Lord Treasurer having heard that he hath already
received four-fifths [thereof and ask him] what hopes he has of
receiving the remainder, and that he comply as soon as he can with
Sir John Banckes's tallies.
The Lord Treasurer to speak with Mr. Maddocks on a business
concerning the Navy.
To mind the Lord Treasurer to speak with some of the Commissioners
of the Customs about books lately brought from Flanders
directed to Her Majesty.
[Ibid. pp. 130-1.]
Present : Lord Treasurer.
The London [Excise] Farmers [are] called in about the
Additional [Excise] duty. They pray the Lord Treasurer to accept
the rent for the new rates [of the New and Additional Excise]
according to their covenants in their old lease ; or that [on their]
paying the full produce of the said new rates and bearing the loss
of all bad debts and charges of management they may not be made
losers by the New and Additional rates. The Lord Treasurer takes
three days' time to give an answer to this proposal.
A warrant to be drawn for striking a tally for 14,326l. for interest
[on] money advanced till Midsummer last by the new Farmers of
the Excise : to be allowed out of the first third payment of their
rent according to [the King's] covenant [with them].
A warrant to be drawn for the Auditors' fee upon their patent
[viz.] 20l. to each [of them].
A letter to be written to Sir Robert Howard to acquaint the Lord
Treasurer when any imprest rolls are made up ; but [that the states
of accounts deduced from said rolls are] not to be delivered out
before the parties first charge themselves.
A letter to be written to Mr. Alexander Nowell upon the complaint
of some conventiclers that he detains the King's part of the fine
notwithstanding the Lord Treasurer's warrant for restoring it.
[British Museum Additional MS. 28,077, pp. 131-2.]
A letter to be written for payment of Sir John Finch's order
The like for Lord Alington.
A letter for payment of Mr. Fowkes's 190l. 1s. 6d.
Mr. Richard Webster to be landwaiter at Sunderland if qualified.
A report to be drawn upon the Countess of Portland's petition.
A warrant to be drawn for 100l. for cleansing the new river at
Hampton Court according to an estimate under Mr. Hugh May's
Dr. Bourchier to have a letter to Sir Robert Howard for —.
[Ibid. p. 132.]
Present : Lord Treasurer.
Memorandum : To quicken Sir Robert Howard about the certificates
of the goldsmiths' interest upon [their] loan [money]. That
as every goldsmith brings in the certificate of his accounts from
Sir Robert Howard it be referred to Auditor Aldworth to draw up
the account of two years for every one [? goldsmith] and to return
the said certificates to the Lord Treasurer, upon which warrants
are to be drawn for the moiety of each accompt for two years, until
the Lord Treasurer and the Chancellor of the Exchequer shall
adjust the time of the commencement of each goldsmith's particular
Mr. Mountney to observe [and pay] Lord Gerard's dormant
warrant till further order.
The Lord Treasurer appoints 12,000l. to the Treasurer of the
Navy for two weeks upon the ordinary and extra establishment of
the Navy charge.
Send for Mr. Ashmole to speak to-morrow with the Lord
A warrant to be drawn for 10,000l. for secret service : [to be
charged] upon the sixth quarter [of the present Eighteen Months'
tax] in the first place.
The petition of the clerks of the peace is referred to Sir Phillip
Lloyd and Mr. Sherwin to report upon.
The clerks of the Council's warrants [are] to be drawn.
To take an estimate of the rent of the Bishopric of Durham : and
to know whether the next [sic? for neat] rent will answer more than
what is charged upon it.
The Lord Treasurer directs the placing of Col. Whitley's
2,844l. 6s. 7d. on the list of [orders charged in course upon] the
sixth quarter [of the present Eighteen Months' tax].
The Groom Porter [of the Tower] to have 200l. at present.
[British Museum Additional MS. 28,077, pp. 133-4.]
The Lord Treasurer to be put in mind of the Yeomen of the Guard.
A letter [to be written to the Receipt for payment of] a quarter
to Col. Howard on his pension.
The Lord Treasurer to be put in mind of giving directions in
Mr. Kirk's business.
"The privy seal to be despatched for Col. Philips and the rest
who are to have allowances out of the Excise : [? to be directed]
to Sir Stephen Fox : and a warrant dormant to be drawn upon it as
soon as 'tis passed."
The Lord Treasurer will appoint a day to discourse the business
of the tin with the Attorney General, Solicitor General and
Mr. Courtney. His Lordship to be put in mind of it. Thursday
morning next appointed for this business.
Alderman Breeden, Alderman Forth and the rest of the Farmers
of the London [Excise] are to attend then.
Lord Windsor's money is to be placed on the extraordinaries for
[Warrant for] 12,000l. to the Navy presently.
The [King's] musicians' warrants [are] to be paid.
[Warrant for] 200l. for the Robes for two weeks.
[Ibid. pp. 134-5.]
Mr. Ross to have 100l. [being the unpaid] remainder of the
Lord Treasurer's warrant [granted to said Ross] for 200l.
[Ibid. p. 135.]