Minute Book
June 1698

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William A. Shaw (editor)

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1933

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'Minute Book: June 1698', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 13: 1697-1698 (1933), pp. 95-98. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=82927 Date accessed: 20 August 2014.


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June 1698

June 1,
forenoon Cockpit, Treasury Chambers.
Present: Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr. Smith, Sir Thomas Littleton.
Sir Algernon May's warrant [is directed] to be paid out of the loans for the Civil List. (Ibid, p. 180).
June 3, forenoon Cockpit, Treasury Chambers.Present: Sir Stephen Fox, Mr. Smith, Sir Thomas Littleton.
Capt. Bush to have 50l.
My Lords will not recall the process against the Hea[rthmoney late] Farmers unless they forthwith comply with trying the [point at] issue sent to them.
Mr. Hall to be here on Tuesday morning. (Ibid, p. 181).
June 7,
forenoon Cockpit, Treasury Chambers.
Present: Sir Stephen Fox, Sir Thomas Littleton, Mr. Pelham.
5000l. will be lent per Mr. Hall for the Privy Purse and is to be repaid with such interest as others have out of the funds for the Civil List.
John Herne to be a surveyor for the windows, Co. Bucks, instead of Mr. Montagu. (Ibid, p. 182).
June 8,
forenoon Cockpit, Treasury Chambers.
Present: [no attendance].
[no minutes]. (Treasury Minute Book X, p. 183).
eodem die, afternoon Kensington.Present: all the five Lords.
[Write] to Mr. Newton to attend to-morrow morning.
The Earl of Ranelagh and Mr. Blathwayt [attend]. The Earl's [weekly] memorial [for money for the Forces] is read. The King directs him to borrow a week's subsistence [for the Forces] if he can [on the credit of tallies and orders in his hands].
The said Earl is to appoint Mr. Huxford to take care of disposing the provisions as Commissary to Newfoundland as in the [abovesaid] memorial of this day.
The said Earl is to pay 1000l. to Capt. Norris, Commander of the squadron mentioned in the same memorial.
The Victuallers' memorial is read. To be provided for as soon as there is money.
Sir William Lowther's petition [is read and] granted. The warrant is signed.
Lieut.-Col. Collier [his petition is] read. The King will not give away these tithes and lands from the Government of Jersey.
Sir Rowland Gwyn [his petition is read] for a seizure. Granted.
The Duchess of Cleveland [her petition is read] for her pension. My Lords are to give her a warrant for half a year to be paid by 100l. a week from this time.
The Earl of Romney [his petition is read] for ground and a market at Greenwich. The King will grant the market as desired; as to the ground he will speak with my Lord Romney.
Thomas Whitbred's petition [is read and] not granted.
[Order for the issue to William Lowndes of] 1000l. for Secret Service. (Ibid, p. 184).
June 9,
Cockpit, Treasury Chambers.
Present: Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sir Stephen Fox, Mr. Smith.
Mr. Tonstall and Mr. Williamson are to be heard the next time the latter comes to town.
Hen. Baker to have 500l. [for Crown Law suits] out of any money in the Exchequer.
[Order for the issue to William Lowndes of] 1500l. out of the like: for secret service.
The Earl of Romney's papers are to be delivered to Mr. Watson.
Mr. Clayton [is called in]. The report from him and Mr. Herne concerning forged [Exchequer] Bills is read. Mr. Heron comes in.
Mr. Newton [Warden of the Mint attends and my Lords discourse him] about counterfeiters in Yorkshire. He will write to Mr. Blythman and take care in that matter. (Ibid, p. 185).
June 10,
forenoon. Cockpit, Treasury Chambers.
Present: Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sir Stephen Fox, Mr. Smith, Sir Thomas Littleton.
[Order for] 30l. to be paid to Mr. Killigrew.
Several petitions are read. The minutes [are margined or endorsed on them. (Ibid, p. 186).
June 21,
forenoon Cockpit, Treasury Chambers.
Present: Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sir Thomas Littleton.
A letter to be written for [the Custom House's] sending an officer to the Swedish ambassador's house to visit his goods on his Excellency's going home; pursuant to the King's pleasure [as communicated] per Secretary Vernon the 20th inst. (Ibid, p. 187).
June 22,
forenoon Cockpit, Treasury Chambers.
Present: Sir Stephen Fox, Sir Thomas Littleton.
Some petitions and papers are read [and are margined or endorsed] with minutes on them. (Ibid, p. 188).
eodem die, afternoon Kensington.Present: the King, all the five Treasury Lords.
[Ordered that] 1293l. 15s. 0d. for 3 weeks' subsistence for the Regiments [ordered to go] for Ireland and 1191l. 15s. 0d. for their transportation are to be paid out of the first money the Earl of Ranelagh receives for pay of the Forces.
The Regulation prepared per Mr. Blathwait for half salary to the Lieutenant Governors in the West Indies is read and approved as follows: viz.
Whereas his Majesty has thought fit that for the better support of the Government in the several Plantations a sufficient allowance be set apart for such as shall be Lieutenant Governor or Commander in Chief residing there for the time being upon the death or during the absence of a Governor in Chief the king directs that one full moiety of the salary and of all the perquisites and emoluments whatsoever which would otherwise become due to the said Governor in Chief be paid to such Lieutenant Governor: and that the said moiety shall not upon any account whatsoever be diverted for the future from such Lieut. Governor; and that the Governor in Chief do not pretend to take to himself any part of the said moiety on any account whatsoever during such absence or until his arrival upon the place: his Majesty likewise reserving to himself the disposal of the other moiety of the said salary from the date of the commission of such Governor in Chief until his actual arrival within the Government.
[Order for] 1400l. and 2500l. out of seizures [in the Exchequer. This money is] to be brought to Kensington: see the papers.
John Butcher [his petition is read]. See whether the grant to FitzPatrick passed.
The Earl of Albemarle's warrant for reducing his quit rent [on his lands in Ireland is] to be referred to [the Lords Justices] Ireland. (Ibid, p. 188).
June 23,
forenoon, Cockpit, Treasury Chambers.
Present: Sir Stephen Fox, Sir Thomas Littleton.
The Trustees for Exchequer Bills [attend]. Their memorial is read. (Ibid, p. 189).
June 24,
Cockpit, Treasury Chambers.
Present: Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sir Stephen Fox.
The Commissioners of Sick and Wounded [attend]. Capt. Warren of the Windsor is to pay the 6300 dollars in his hands to the [Principal] Commissioners of Prizes who are to distribute it according to the Act; and out of that part of it which will be received by the Commissioners of Sick and Wounded he is to be allowed the 360l. for charges on sick men at Rejonorcah according to the Commissioners' report.
My Lords will hear the complaint which concerns Mr. Savage at their first leisure.
Sir Thomas Littleton comes in.
[Write] to the Navy Commissioners that out of any money in the Navy Treasurer's hands for wages there be applied 8,810l. to complete the pay of the Hampshire.
[Write] to the Tellers of the Exchequer not to charge any Exchequer Bills till they are first proved per Mr. Clayton. (Treasury Minute Book X, p. 190).
June 28,
forenoon Cockpit, Treasury Chambers.
Present: Sir Stephen Fox, Mr. Pelham.
Ordered that no direction be given for any payment on the pension late of Nicho Yates deceased till the cause now depending in Chancery between the administratrix and Ann Tonkes be determined.
Ordered that the deed of pensions which was made by the Trustees for the Fee Farm Rents be enrolled for safe custody and that Hen. Baker do take care thereof.
Sir Thomas Littleton comes in. (Ibid, p. 191.)
June 29,
forenoon. Cockpit, Treasury Chambers.
Present: Sir Stephen Fox, Mr. Smith, Sir Thomas Littleton. [no entry of any minute]. (Ibid, p. 192).
eodem die, afternoon KensingtonPresent: the King; Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sir Stephen Fox, Mr. Smith, Sir Thomas Littleton.
The Earl of Ranelagh [attends]: [his weekly] memorial [for money for the Forces is] read.
A scheme is to be made of all the sums voted this session and of those particularly voted to be raised within the year and of all the sums enacted in this session and the particular appropriations thereof.
[Write] to the Agents for Taxes for an account of what is due to the Commissioners for the Capitation Tax.
The 31 years granted to John Butcher in 883l. per an. quit rents [in Ireland is ordered] to be made up [to] 99 years.
[Order for] 1000l. to be paid to the Cofferer. (Ibid, p. 193).
June 30,
forenoon, Cockpit, Treasury Chambers.
Present: Sir Stephen Fox, Sir Thomas Littleton.
Mr. Morgan, goldsmith in Suffolk Street, and Centurion Lucas, a printer by trade now dwelling in Blackfriars [are called in]. Lucas says Johnson, a tradesman, desired him to have Exchequer Bills engraved above four months ago: he answered 'twas not his trade: Johnson after shewed Lucas a plate for Exchequer Bills which (as Lucas perceived by his discourse) was done by a schoolmaster at Worcester: he does not know where Johnson lives.
Lucas says about two years ago he printed passes for this Johnson of which he shews the original and some printed copies. He saw Johnson about a month ago who then shewed Lucas a Bill taken off from another plate which was better done.
My Lords desire them to find out this Johnson if they can and to acquaint my Lords as soon as they can. (Ibid, p. 194).