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September 1675

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'Minute Book: September 1675', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 4: 1672-1675 (1909), pp. 326-337. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=80502 Date accessed: 20 October 2014.


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September 1675

Sept. 3. The Lord Treasurer orders that notice be set upon the Treasury door and Wallingford House [as follows] :—
(1) That my Lord does intend to be at the Treasury Chambers every Wednesday and Friday to despatch the public business of the office, viz. from 9 to 12 in the morning, i.e. when the Privy Council shall [happen to] sit in the afternoon, and from 3 to 6 in the afternoon when the Privy Council shall [happen to] sit in the forenoons.
(2) That Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 9 to 12 each morning, my Lord will, at Wallingford House, hear and give answer to petitions and other private business of the office.
(3) That Mondays my Lord sets apart for despatch of the business of the Customs ; and Saturdays to attend the business of the Admiralty.
(4) And for the greater ease of all persons concerned my Lord desires them to deliver in their business in writing, to which they shall have answer that day sevennight, and to take notice that my Lord will not enter into any private business but at the times aforesaid.
[Treasury Minute Book V. p. 37.]
Sept. 4.
At the Treasury Chambers.
Present :
(A blank follows : and no minutes are entered of this day.)
[Ibid, p. 38.]
Proposals to be received for the [Revenue] Farm of Ireland.
[Day Book, p. 96.]
Sept. 6. Mr. Mounteney to pay into the Exchequer the sum of 10,000l. by direction of the Lord Treasurer.
[Treasury Minute Book, V. p. 37.]
Sept. 7.
Wall[ingford] House.
Warrant for 100l. for Mrs. Hubblethorne, due to her before her being placed upon the establishment in Ireland.
The privy seals mentioned in the order of Council concerning the Leeward Islands [are] to be seen : [and as to] Wheeler's and Stapleton's [papers] copies to be taken of them. The Lord Treasurer to be put in mind to speak to the King about Mr. Bridgman to have the same settlement that Mr. Cooke has : and about the order of Council concerning the Leeward Islands.
Mr. Greatbreach's petition to be answered when my Lord has spoken to the King.
Viset. Downe's docquets to be [put] amongst the papers for the King.
Mr. Bertie to speak with Sir Robert Howard about certificates wanting.
Mr. Taylor's petition to be put among the King's papers.
Sir Jo. Coryton's also.
Mr. Spencer's also.
Mr. Brumskell and Lloyd's petition about capias pro fine. A letter concerning Mr. Heber. The petition of the officers at Ludlow. Lord Belasyse's letter. Mr. Taylor's petition. Sir Charles Harbord and Sir Peter Ball's report about Mr. Beddingfield [all these papers are ordered] to be produced at the Treasury Chambers to-morrow.
Mr. Pen's case and request [is considered]. My Lord will speak with the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sir Charles Harbord and the Commissioners [Trustees] of Fee Farms how to settle the accompts. When Mr. Pen finds out any [fee farm] particulars that my Lord can assign to him for the satisfaction of his debt my Lord will do it.
My Lord desires to know whether Mr. Trelawney will manage the office of Say Master [Assay Master of the Duchy of Cornwall] himself : which, if he agree to, my Lord will report in his favour.
The petition about Hounslow Heath bridges is referred to Sir Ch. Wren to give my Lord an account how [out of what money] they have been formerly repaired, &c.
Mr. Bernard's fee in the Remembrancer's office [is ordered] to be allowed for the future.
Mary Ray's petition for a forfeited estate [is read]. The King's Remembrancer to give an account how it stands in the Exchequer.
Mr. Phelips to be consulted about the petition of Mr. Seimour of the Hanaper office.
Mr. Gawen's petition for 1,000l. upon the fee farms (being referred to my Lord from His Majesty per Mr. Povey) is read. My Lord finding the fee farms alienated before his [my Lords'] time [of office as Lord Treasurer] can give him no other assurance unless he [Gawen] can find [some other fee farms equal to] the value in the said rents.
Mr. Leave's petition is referred to the Auditor of the [particular] county [in question].
My Lord desires to see a copy of the lease Sir Tho. Peyton has already.
Mr. Speight's petition is referred to the Trustees [for sale of Fee Farms].
Mr. Finch's petition for two lives in reversion in the office of searcher at Sandwich [is read, having been] referred by His Majesty to my Lord. [Ordered] to be granted if His Majesty think fit.
Mr. Ogilby's paper, Mr. Harding's petition, Col. Streater's petition [are respectively read and ordered] to be dismissed.
My Lord cannot as yet give order in the Countess of Brentford's business.
[Treasury Minute Book V. pp. 38-40.]
Sept. 8. Proposals [due] to be received for the [farm of the] Law Duty [their date of reception is] deferred to Saturday.
[Day Book, p. 96.]
Sept. 9.
Wallingford House.
The Lord Treasurer to move the King for the Countess of Newburgh.
Sir John Oneby's petition [is] answered [to the effect that] 'tis in the same case as all other arrears are and if he can find any arrears [of moneys due] in the Hanaper [my Lord will allow him] to have it applied to the payment, and the Clerk of the Hanaper to give his account in to the Auditor.
The petitions of the Lord Privy Seal, Mr. Legg and Mr. Paston are to be given to my Lord on the next Council day.
Sir Francis Clerk's petition is read and referred to the Customs Commissioners.
Eliz. Olliver's petition is referred to the Lord President.
Petition [read] from Clement Nash, fife player. Speak with Sir Stephen Fox about it.
Petition [read] from Capt. Geo. Gallop. To be heard when the King is in town and my Lord to be put in mind to look for Lord Vaughan's letters about the negroes.
Petition read from Antho. Sturt. Speak to the Cofferer that the growing [accruing] expense for the Ducks may be put upon the establishment of the [King's] House.
Petition read from the tide surveyor of London port. Speak of it to the Customs Commissioners on Monday next.
Petition [read] from Daniel Roberts. Referred to the Customs Commissioners.
Mr. Harris to have the 125l. due to him paid.
Petition read from the doorkeeper attending the [Commissioners for the] Union with Scotland.
Petition read from George Townesend. Nothing done.
Petition read from Robert Woolley. If the pictures be found [to be] for his own use and not for sale [my Lord orders] that he have liberty to bring them over as he desires.
Petition read from Sir Hen. Fitz James. To be given to my Lord next [Privy] Council day.
The Chapel [Royal] music [boys, &c.] to be paid 200l.
Give my Lord an account of the whole charge of the [King's] harriers and falconry.
The Treasurer of the Chamber to give my Lord a distinct account what the Groom Porter's bills have come to each year from the King's restoration to this time.
Petition read from the officers of the House of Commons : 40l. ordered them.
Petition [read] from John Jones, [the King's] apothecary, and respited.
Petition read from the Mayor of Macclesfield. My Lord will speak with the King in it.
[Treasury Minute Book V. pp. 40-1.]
[Before Sept. 11.] A series of papers relating to the farm of the Irish revenue.
(1) Undated. The proposal of George Pitts on behalf of himself and partners.
That the proposer and his associates be commissionated to manage and receive the revenue in Ireland for seven or nine years.
They will accompt for and pay to the King the whole product of said revenue for said term.
They will secure and pay to the King bona fide 241,456l. [per an.] certain, of net clear money, at such times as will be convenient for the King's occasions : to be discounted and allowed as part of said produce.
To be allowed for their hazard, care and pains herein 3s. out of every 20s. of the whole produce of said revenue, but this is not intended to diminish said sum of 241,456l. per an. for that sum shall come clear to the King.
That the whole clear surplus above the said 241,456l. per an. and above the said poundage of 3s. per £ shall be accompted for and paid to the King.
That they will advance and pay down in England a quarter's payment of said certain sum of 241,456l. on sealing the grant, the King allowing interest and exchange for same : and will give such security for performance as shall be approved.
(2) The King's reply hereto, dated 1675, Sept. 4.
(a) The King expects Mr. Pitts and partners to advance a quarter's rent without any allowance of interest or exchange.
(b) And to submit to the abatement of such quit rents as are now under consideration, not exceeding 5,000l. per an.
(c) That they shall pay their rent every quarter day or in 40 days after.
(d) That they shall receive the profits of the casual revenue as it shall be paid into the Exchequer but that it be managed by the King's officers.
(e) On these conditions the King is contented to accept 240,000l. per an.
(f) without any defalcations.
(3) The reply of said William Pitts and associates to these conditions of the King.
(a) This was never put upon any farmers ; much less can it be expected of those who are only contractors for the King's revenue as bare trustees and managers without any propriety in the revenue other than to secure their advance money and their reward for management. And if the King insist thereon (whereas it is given out by the other proposers, the late Farmers and Undertakers, and other persons who pretend to be knowing in the affairs of Ireland, that we have a very hard bargain already) this is to make it, upon the whole, 7,000l. per an. worse. And if this be expected because the [said late] Farmers and Undertakers did in their joint proposals (as we are informed) offer to advance a quarter's rent, without interest, yet they reckoned it as 5,500l. per an. of 238,500l. per an. offered by them. Therefore hope that the interest of the advance money will be allowed and deducted quarterly out of the 240,000l. per an. and reckoned at so much in the constant establishment, till the repayment of the money [and] with the [reckoning at such rate of] exchange which shall be current at any time when same shall be repaid.
(b) This also, as we are informed, is (in the joint proposals of the present Farmers and Undertakers) reckoned at 5,000l. per an., as part of their 238,500l. per an., and if it be not allowed to us as part of the 240,000l. per an. it is a further increase and addition to the same, which, by their reckoning, would make our proposals to be at least 252,000l. per an., and though we make no doubt but that our proposals will, bona fide, be better to His Majesty than that sum, yet to engage ourselves thereto is, in truth, to turn the management to a plain farm. Yet we submit this matter to the King's pleasure to reduce so much of the quit rents, charged or chargeable on the coarsest, barrenest and most insolvent lands remaining in the King's hands or granted unto any others, provided that not above 5,000l. per an. of the quit rents be so reduced.
(c) It is to be considered that there are, besides Sundays and holy days, about 300 days in a year : and to limit the payment [as herein] is re vera to necessitate us to employ so many hands as will do the work within 40 days and must be idle above half their time, which is a great loss to us (who propose to get nothing but what we can save of the poundage), if we must spend the poundage upon idle officers.
Item. It is inconvenient for the people, if what is due from them be exacted with rigour and severity, as it must be in this case unless the people, upon divers emergencies, may have time to take the advantage of fairs and markets to sell what they have, to pay their duties.
Item. The Army and Civil List shall be better paid than ever they have been heretofore, for the payments shall be made in such manner that the Army, by reason of our days of grace, shall never have above four months due unto them, but on warrants issued there shall be effects to discharge them immediately, and the circulation of that little [small specie] money in the kingdom [shall be] so quick that the Army shall have money to discharge their quarters frequently, and the people to pay the King and carry on the trade of that kingdom, which hath been much obstructed by reason great heaps of money have heretofore been gathered together to answer a three months' or a six months' payment.
Item. The conveniencies of all interests will be answered if one third of the certain payments be made in 30 days after the quarter, one third more in 60 days and the remaining third in 90 days at furthest, and the uncertain surplus to be paid as it can be got in.
(d) We never intended to meddle with any fines or forfeitures upon any penal laws, forfeited recognizances for nonappearances or any other particulars within the survey of the Greenwax (excepting only what relates to the constant and standing branches of the revenue) but to leave the same to be ordered and managed according to the ordinary course of the Exchequer, and that the produce thereof which shall be paid into the Exchequer shall be reckoned as part of the said certain sum [of 240,000l.], but we expect to have power to inspect the same and to take care that whatsoever is levied on or paid by the subject to the King's use shall be duly answered and accompted for and paid into the Exchequer.
(e) If we should have the surplusage to our own use it would be very inconvenient and so alter the whole frame of this proposal and turn this affair into a plain farm. But since His Majesty is pleased to offer us the whole surplus we thank His Majesty and will be content with only 3s. 4d. per £ of the whole produce instead of the 3s. per £, which we do to avoid a farm, and that we may be only His Majesty's Commissioners and officers, and humbly pray that the surplus above 240,000l. per an. and above 3s. 4d. per £ on the whole produce may be applied to such public uses for increasing the trade and the good of the kingdom as we shall propose and the King shall approve.
(f) We intend no abatement, deduction, or defalcation of the said sum of 240,000l. per an. for any foreign war which shall happen during the term. But in such case [of war] we desire
(1) That after the term [of expiry of the present proposed grant] we may enjoy a year of peace for every year of war on the same terms [as in our present proposal].
(2) That a convenient proportion of the revenue may be applied in time of war to maintain such a number of ships to guard the seas of Ireland and secure the traffic thereof as the King shall think fit.
(3) That the respective days of payment may, in case of a war, be enlarged for 30 days.
(4) That the King's share of the prizes [which shall be] brought into Ireland may be sold and disposed of there, and that in times of a foreign war the King would grant commissions to such privateers as shall desire the same, [they] paying the due fees and duties.
[Treasury Minute Book V. pp. 43-5.]
Sept. 11. Mr. Pitts and partners to give in their answer to the paper [No. 2, supra p. 329] delivered to them.
The proposals for the Law Farm are to be given in.
[Day Book p. 96.]
Sept. 11.
Treasury Chamber.
Present : The King, the Duke of York, Lord Keeper, Lord Treasurer, Duke of Ormonde, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Secretary Coventry, Secretary Williamson, Chancellor of the Exchequer.
The answer of Mr. Pitts and partners to the paper given them the 4th inst. by the King's direction is read [and the following resolutions are come to].
(1) The King agrees that they shall have Irish interest for their advance quarter.
(2) They submit to the abatement of quit rents not exceeding 5,000l. per an. without pretending to be judges of what is barren land, but when it [the hearing of any petition for abatement of quit rents] is doing [they] desire to be heard.
(3) The King agrees that the times of payment of rent shall be one third part 30 days after quarter day, one third more 60 days after quarter day, and the other, 90 days after quarter day.
(4) The payment of their rent in three payments as aforesaid is to be understood only of so much as the rent comes to, besides 5,000l. per month which they have agreed to pay upon every first day of the month (after the first month of the commencement of their farm), and is to be looked upon as part of the income of the Customs.
(5) The casual revenue is to be paid into the Exchequer and managed by the King's officers and they to receive it out from thence. The Attorney General is to consider how Viscount Ranelagh's covenant on this point may square with this occasion.
(6) They are not to have any defalcations, but the King will add a year of peace to their term for each year of war that may happen.
(7) Their article about Prizes and private [privateer] commissions [is] disallowed.
(8) It being moved that most of the lands in Ireland being held in Socage, and that, therefore, it may be pretended by the Undertakers that a year's value of the lands is due to the King for relief upon the death of any proprietor the King directs that they must not pretend to make any benefit thereby.
(9) The King will have liberty, if he think fit, to make a free port in each province according to the law in that behalf.
Of these two last articles [above] the Undertakers desire further time to consider.
(10) They agree that the major part of them shall always be in Ireland, fully empowered in all points without pretence of sending for instructions from any of their partners in England, and that the King may name two persons to be Commissioners and sit with them and be privy to all transactions in this affair.
(11) The money which is to come next to the King is 240,000l., to be paid in manner aforesaid, and out of what they shall collect more they are to have 3s. 4d. per £ for their pains, and after that is satisfied to them the remainder is to be paid to the King.
[Treasury Minute Book V. pp. 46-7.]
Sep. 14/26.
Sunday.
At the Council of Foreign Affairs, upon the going out of Mr. Pitts and Sir John Babor, it was agreed with the rest of the proposers for the Irish farm that, as a better security for the rents and covenants of the said farm, they were to pay any sum not exceeding 20,000l., over and above the 60,000l. agreed to be the advance money, at any time when the King should think fit to require same, the King paying Irish interest for so much thereof and for so long as the said sum shall remain in his hands.
[Treasury Minute Book V. p. 47.]
Sept. 15. The Lord Treasurer directs payments as follows :—
£ s. d.
3,000 0 0 to the Great Wardrobe.
500 0 0 to the Robes for five weeks.
300 0 0 to the Surveyor of the [King's] private ways.
51 11 8 to Mr. Mariot.
200 0 0 to the music [boys] of the Chapel [Royal].
125 0 0 to Mr. Corbyn.
100 0 0 to the doorkeepers of the House of Lords.
420 0 0 to Viscount Grandison.
100 0 0 to Sir John Mainey (Mayne).
50 0 0 to the poor of Westminster.
210 0 0 to Capt. Cook.
£5,056 11 8
[Send] to know how much remains unpaid to the Treasurer of the Chamber [of the moneys] that Mr. Kent should pay.
Col. Whitly's 6,388l. 14s. 1d. [is ordered] to be paid out of the arrears of the Law Bill [Law duties receipts].
Sir Philip Lloyd to be spoken with about the arrears of the Chimney money.
Mr. Le Gouche to have 2,000l. out of the Chimney rent due this month. In the margin : Done [meaning : warrant drawn].
[Treasury Minute Book V. p. 42.]
Sept. 16. Mr. Bedborough, stable keeper of Hampton Court, [is ordered]
to have a year [on his fee, viz.] 12l. 3s. 4d.
The Grooms and Pages of the King's Chamber to have 100l. for one year's New Year's gift.
The Lord Treasurer to know how far the servants to the Council of Plantations have been paid.
A state of the lands petitioned for by Mrs. Anne Werden is to be given to my Lord.
My Lord will report in favour of Mr. Denny concerning the King's moiety recovered for non-residence.
Mr. Pigeon's petition is referred to the Customs Commissioners.
Mr. Ogylby's (Ogleby's) petition is to be given to my Lord when the Lord Keeper and Lord Privy Seal are present.
Sir Thomas Warner to produce his father's patent and what other things may inform my Lord as to the nature and value of the escheatorship of Barbados.
The serjeant and others of the Buckhounds are to have an answer when the Secretary [of the Treasury] has spoken with Mr. Griffin.
Sir John Pettus [is] to say what he conceives a reasonable compensation.
Mr. Fabian Phillips's petition [and also the respective petitions of] the Hearth Farmers, and Mr. Higgs and Alderman Backwell are to be produced at the Treasury Chambers on Wednesday next.
Mr. Jones's witness is to apply to the Lords of the Admiralty.
The respective petitions of Mr. Apprice, Mrs. Fox, Mr. Gawen and Mary Richardson's order of Council [are to be put among] the King's papers.
[Ibid, p. 48.]
Mr. Millington and Mr. Row to attend my Lord [to-day].
[Day Book p. 96.]
Sept. 16. Sir Algernoon May to have half a year of his salary paid. In the margin : Done [meaning : Warrant drawn].
Sir William Bowles to have 500l. directed upon an order drawn for 5,263l. 6s. 8d. The like marginal note.
[Treasury Minute Book V. p. 42.]
Sept. 17. A letter to be written for payment of Sir Ralph Knight's tally upon the Customs for 1,241l. 19s. 5d. In the margin : Done.
[Ibid, p. 48.]
Sept. 18. The Lord Treasurer directs that for the future in all warrants for grants of lands it be expressed that the Lord Treasurer referred the matter to the Surveyor General [of Crown Lands] and that he reported so and so.
A privy seal to be drawn for a blank sum to purchase Mr.
Collop's, Mr. Thornhaugh and Mr. Thryft's ground butting upon St. James's Park and also for the sum in arrear upon the Wine Licences.
[Ibid, p. 49.]
Sept. 20. A warrant to be drawn for a blank sum yearly out of the Exchequer to Lieut. Col ... (Struck through.)
[Treasury Minute Book V. p. 49.]
Sept. 21. [Warrant for] 400l. for Secretary Williamson on his order for intelligence. In the margin : Done.
[The following words are ordered] to be inserted in all warrants to the Customs Commissioners [for discharge of seizures, &c.] : "paying Custom and other duties for the same."
The petition of the inhabitants of the Isle of Wight is read, as also the answer thereto from the patent officers of Southampton port. The Counsel [on behalf of the Island] says that the inhabitants of the Isle of Wight never paid any Custom of goods carried over to Southampton : he [further] says that the Isle of Wight is not the open sea. The Customs Commissioners desire that the King's Counsel may be heard to this point. The Counsel [for the Island] desires that no other fee may be taken than what was taken in the 4th of King James as the statute directs.
The inhabitants agree to take a sufferance [or let-pass], without paying fee, from the officers of Cowes, Newport and Yarmouth for all goods they carry over to market provided [that there be] no prohibited goods, viz. wool, sheep, tobacco, pipe clay, leather, fullers' earth [and provided also that the said goods be] of the growth and manufacture of the Island.
Both parties [are ordered] to attend the [Customs] Commissioners to agree the matter in dispute between the inhabitants and the officers of the Custom House.
Half [the amount of] Col. Whitley's arrears are to be placed on the Chimney money due in Sept. : the other half on the Law Bill.
[Ibid, pp. 49-50.]
Sept. 22. Lady Fisher to have 500l. : [for] half a year. In the margin : Done [meaning : warrant drawn].
A letter to be written [to the officers of the Receipt] for payment of :—
£ s. d.
100 0 0 to Capt. Mansell.
50 0 0 to Mrs. Betts.
1,000 0 0 to the Earl of Inchiquin.
50 0 0 to Mr. Glascock.
147 13 7 to the King's Drummers.
Major Porter to have 500l.
Mr. Austin to be allowed 30l. out of the King's moiety of a seizure of French hats, wherein he was very instrumental, by His Majesty's approbation.
Lord Frescheville to have 150l. for repairs of the manor house at York and to have liberty to make use of the old material.
Mr. Fra. Fynch to have a grant of two lives in reversion of the searcher's place at Sandwich.
[Ibid, p. 50.]
Mr. Fabian Phillips's petition. Mr. Seymour to be summoned.
Alderman Backwell's petition. Sir W. Doyly, junr., and Mr. Menell to be summoned.
Mr. Higgs's petition. Mr. Dunkley to be summoned.
The petition of the Farmers of the Law Duty. Thomas Handford and Edward Robinson of Southwark to be summoned.
[Day Book p. 96.]
Sept. 23. Upon a petition of William Gawen's for payment of a stopped order for 1,000l., said petition having been referred to the Lord Treasurer the 22nd inst., this petition and reference being shown to the King by the Lord Treasurer, His Majesty was pleased to return answer that he could not give any present satisfaction thereupon to the petitioners.
Mr. Row's petition is read complaining of Mr. Millington. Mr. Keck [is] Mr. Millington's Counsel. Mr. Buckworth proposed as the person to have the matter of accompt referred to. Agreed. Sir John King and Mr. Keck to prepare it for reference.
Mr. Henry Fanshaw, Charles Fanshaw and Simon Fanshaw [are called in] with Viset. Castleton's Counsel, who makes his exceptions against the patent that is [now] passing for the Remembrancer's office. The Lord Treasurer says the King designs it for the good of Viset. Fanshawe wholly. Viset. Fanshawe, Mr. Henry Fanshaw, and Mr. Charles Fanshaw are to be named successively in the patent. The young Lord's maintenance to be 200l. per an. till 10 years old, 300l. per an. from 10 to 15 years and 500l. per an. from thence to 21. Henry Fanshaw takes time to consider whether Viset Fanshawe shall be named first in the patent. On Saturday next to give his answer to Mr. Keene. A clause to be inserted in the patent that in case of failure of the three lives above-named the office [is] to be granted to Mr. Simon Fanshaw. The clause about indemnifying the Trustees for forfeiture is to be referred to [the King's] Counsel.
Mr. Kerwan's and Lady Strickland's petition is to be referred.
Capt. Bowles to have a warrant for what is grown due in my Lord's time [as Lord Treasurer].
[Treasury Minute Book V. p. 51.]
Sept. 24. Mr. Pepys to have 5,400l. for Tangier out of the present half year of Hearthmoney ending the 29th inst. : [he] depositing tallies for the like sum with Sir Robert Howard. In the margin : Done [meaning : directions sent to the officers of the Receipt].
[Warrant for] 2,500l. for the Stables and horses out of any money in the Exchequer. In the margin : Done [meaning : warrant drawn].
Sir John Robinson's son's warrant to be filled up for [the arrear due to him for] my Lord's time [as Lord Treasurer].
[Ibid. p. 52.]
Sept. 25. A privy seal to be drawn for the allowance of Sir William Lock-hart's extraordinaries upon bills to be signed by his secretary and to be allowed by the Secretary of State : and for 2,000l. to be paid in part thereof.
[Ibid.]
Sept. 29. The Lord Treasurer directs the weekly payment of 400l. out of the Exchequer for the ordinary and extraordinary of the Works, upon the establishment of this year, until further order. My Lord further orders 200l., upon the extraordinary of the Works, for the repair of the Court of Wards.
Mr. James Ayre, pilot to the Duke of York and Prince Rupert, is to have 30l. as royal bounty.
Warrants to be drawn for three months for the Forces, viz. for 52,500l. from Oct. 1 next to Jan. 1 next : 26,000l. thereof on the Exchequer by 2,000l. a week and 26,500l. by tallies on the Excise.
The Cofferer's warrant for the Household for three months, Oct., Nov. and Dec. [coming] is also ordered, viz. for 26,750l. : to be by tallies on the Excise.
The remainder of Secretary Williamson's order for intelligence is also enclosed.
Secretary Coventry's ancient fee of 100l. per an. is to be paid.
Col. Thomas Howard, of Suffolk, to be paid half a year of his pension, [viz.] 250l., given in lieu of his command. This to be so expressed in the letter directing the payment.
Mr. Bulckly's petition is to be put among the papers for the King.
Mr. Bulstrode, the King's agent at Bristol, is to be paid the full of his order as to his [ordinary] entertainment.
[Treasury Minute Book V. pp. 33, 52.]