Warrants etc
October 1697, 16-31

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'Warrants etc: October 1697, 16-31', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 13: 1697-1698 (1933), pp. 128-141. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=82931 Date accessed: 28 July 2014.


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October 1697, 16-31

Oct. 18.Treasury warrant to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 3000l. in Exchequer Bills to Charles Fox and Lord Coningsby on the unsatisfied order in their names as Paymasters of the Forces, Ireland: as imprest: to be for the Transports Commissioners on account for the Transport service. Disposition Book XIV, p. 114.
William Lowndes to same to issue 25000l. to Edward Russell Esq. [sic for Earl of Orford] on the unsatisfied order in his name as Navy Treasurer: to be issued out of loans made on Exchequer Bills on credit of the Exchequer in general: to be applied to the discharging [the wages] of workmen in the yards. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Clark to procure a letter to be signed by the Lords Justices, England, to authorise the Paymasters of the Forces, Ireland, to pay 3000l. to the Transports Commissioners on account of the transport service. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 355.
Oct. 18/28.Royal warrant under the King's sign manual dated "at our Court at Loo" to the Lords Justices of Ireland (Charles, Marquess of Winchester; Henry, Earl of Galway and Edward, Earl of Jersey) to give orders for preparing a Collar of S.S. with the King's effigies on a medal, to the value of 770l. sterling which the King is pleased as a mark of royal favour and bounty to bestow upon the city of Dublin to be worn by the Mayor of the said City for the time being for ever; and for the same to be presented to Bartholomew Van Homrigh the present Mayor to be worn by him during his continuance in that office: the charge hereof to be satisfied out of the revenue of Ireland. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, p. 282.
Oct. 19.Treasury order for 12l. 10s. 0d. to William Wardour and 10l. to John Lowe for last Michaelmas quarter on their allowance for locking up and taking care of his Majesty's treasure. (In the margin Lowe's name is incorrectly entered as Le Neve). Order Book IV, p. 414.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 10000l. to the Treasurer of the Ordnance on the unsatisfied order in his name for the service of the Ordnance; to be issued out of loans made in Exchequer Bills on credit of the Exchequer in General: to be applied for discharging the Train of Artillery in Flanders. Disposition Book XIV, p. 115.
Oct. 19.Same to Mr. Blathwaite. My Lords think it will be most proper to pay the 10 per cent for the second Subscription for Circulating Exchequer Bills out of the loans now making in such Bills [on credit of the Exchequer ut supra Treasury Calendar Vol. XII, p. 342.] Please have the enclosed warrant [missing] cancelled by the King, if he so please, and obtain his Majesty's signature to the enclosed warrant in its place for so satisfying the said interest or reward. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 362.
Same to Mr. Henry Baker to forthwith make up and bring in to my Lords your account [of Crown Law expenses] to Michaelmas last. (The like letter to Mr. Nicholas Baker). Ibid.
Same to John Knight, Customs Cashier. My Lords direct that in all payments or returns of Exchequer Bills which you shall make hereafter into the Exchequer you deliver a list of each parcel of Bills to the Teller or Tellers in whose Office the same shall be paid. This list is to be signed by yourself and is to contain the number, date, principal sum and interest due on each Bill with a blank space as below to the end the Tellers may note [enter] or make remarks thereupon [of the names of the persons] to whom they issue the said Bills in payment. The said lists are to remain in their Offices to be applied [referred] to upon occasion.
Appending: the said form
No.Date.Principal and Interest.Persons to whom, and time when issued from the Exchequer.
(Similar letter, with the like draft form appended, to the Glass Duty Commissioners; Excise Commissioners; Mr. Lilly, Receiver General of the Post Office; Mr. Pennyman, Receiver General of the Duty on Stamped Paper; and a letter to the Auditor of the Receipt informing him of this direction and requiring him to signify same to the Tellers that they govern themselves accordingly). Ibid, pp. 363, 364, 365.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Christopher Coke of Exeter, merchant, shewing that he is indebted 100l. to the King for Duty on tobacco and having had great losses by the war is disabled to go on with his trade: therefore praying to be discharged from the said Duty, he having paid many thousand £ in Customs. Reference Book VII, p. 241.
Same to same of the petition of Thomas Proudfoot of London, merchant, shewing that he is indebted 2371l. 6s. 5d. to the King for Customs, for which his goods are seized on an extent; that he has traded as a merchant there 20 years and paid 3000l. per an. for Customs and been a considerable loser by the present war: therefore praying acceptance of a composition of 3s. in the £. Ibid.
Oct. 20.Treasury allowance of the 1697 Michaelmas quarter's salary bill, detailed, of the Hackney Coaches Office: total 190l. 10s. 0d. Money Book XIII, p. 385.
The like of the incidents bill, detailed, of same for same quarter: total 95l. 7s. 7d. Ibid.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 50l. for the poor of St. James's ut supra p. 116 out of such of the Lottery tickets remaining in the Exchequer as have no benefits attending them. Disposition Book XIV, p. 115.
Same to Mr. Lilly [Receiver of the Post Office] to pay 1200l. into the Exchequer out of the Post Office moneys in your hands. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 13000l. in Exchequer Bills to the Earl of Ranelagh on any unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Forces: as imprest: for 14 days' subsistence of the Forces in England from Oct. 24 inst:
and 17000l. to the Earl of Orford on the unsatisfied order in his name as Navy Treasurer: as imprest: and is intended for wages to seamen. Ibid, p. 116.
William Lowndes to same to pay 26312l. 4s. 8d. to the Earl of Ranelagh on the like order as above: to be issued out of loans made in Exchequer Bills on credit of the Exchequer in general: to be applied for the clearing and disbanding the two Regiments of Dutch Horse commanded by the Baron de Rechteren and Count Steenboch. Ibid, p. 117.
Same to same to issue 1000l. to same on the like order: out of the like loans: to be paid over to the Victualling Commissioners for provisions furnished for the Forces sent to Newfoundland. Ibid.
Same to same to issue 5000l. to the Earl of Orford on the unsatisfied order in his name as Navy Treasurer: out of loans as above: and is intended for the Victualling Commissioners to be by them applied as follows: viz.
£
for the course of payments in the Victualling Office3000
for imprests2000
Ibid.£5000
Same to Mr. Sansom to take care that the Earl of Portland's equipage be forthwith landed and with the greatest respect to his lordship, particularly that his strong box in which are his papers be not opened. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 365.
Same to Mr. Yard to insert a notice in to-morrow's Gazette as follows: viz.: in the Gazette of the 11th inst. notice was given that guineas would be received at 21s. 6d. each (with a discount and interest therein mentioned) for loans [to the Exchequer] only. My Lords are informed that by occasion thereof a difficulty is arisen in taking guineas from his Majesty's revenues and taxes and do therefore hereby give notice that it was not intended but that all Receivers of Taxes and Public Revenues should receive guineas for the same to his Majesty's use at the rate which they did before the said advertisement was published. Ibid.
Oct. 20.Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ Andrew Duxbury (coastwaiter at Bristol) as landwaiter London port loco Henry Colchester dismissed. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 378.
Same to same to deliver to Eggia de Mezar, Zachary David and other Armenian merchants 15 pieces of Persian silk and 24 handkerchiefs for presents which they brought with them coming lately overland from Persia by way of Holland to buy English manufactures and which were seized at Harwich under the Navigation Act; it being affirmed and proved on the part of the said merchants that they are considerable merchants and exporters of the woollen manufactures of this kingdon and are come over to negotiate a trade of that kind and that they brought the above small parcels overland and from Holland by the English pacquet boat so that no foreign shipping has been used in the importation and although the Customs Commissioners suppose this manner of conveyance to be contrary to the Navigation Act yet petitioners seem to be altogether inadvertent and ignorant thereof and may therefore deserve favour. Ibid., p. 379.
Treasury reference to Sir Christopher Wren of the petition of Richard Bentley for the speedy repair of his Majesty's library at St. James's. Reference Book VII, p. 241.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Mockford an officer of Faversham port shewing that going to visit a vessel lying in [East] Bourne Road in May 1688 in order to do his duty the vessel proved to be a French privateer who took petitioner and carried him prisoner to Dieppe and there kept him ten months, during which time it cost him 35l.: therefore praying payment of his said charges. Ibid., p. 245.
Treasury flat for royal letters patent to constitute Benjamin Johnson gent. as a King's waiter London port loco William Turner. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, p. 401.
Oct. 21.William Lowndes to the Agents for Taxes to write to the Receiver of Taxes to take especial care that where Exchequer Bills are tendered for any taxes pursuant to law the party tendering the same do endorse them with a date and sign the endorsement before they be received: and that the said Receivers do give direction to the parochial collectors to take the like care that the persons paying in such Bills do make the like endorsements, as the Acts of Parliament require. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 366.
Same to Mr. Vernon. The Lords Justices have intimated to my Lords that the Dutch Regiments of Horse now in England be paid off in order to their embarcation for Holland. My Lords desire their Excellencies to signify same in writing with such orders as are to be observed in the doing thereof. Ibid.
Oct. 21.William Lowndes to the Agents for Taxes to report on the enclosed representation [missing] from Mr. William Middleton touching some fraudulent practices relating to taxes. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 367.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to pay Isaac Bernard the King's part of 2 pieces of silk part of the 9 pieces ut supra Treasury Calendar Vol. XII, pp. 264–5; he having made oath that they were part of the parcel mentioned in the former petition. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 380.
Same to Sir Thomas Trevor, Attorney General, for a noli prosequi to the proceedings on the inquisition for finding a sum of money alleged to be in the hands of a merchant of London and belonging to Peter Sartre (brother to James Sartre) an alien enemy: the said James having petitioned shewing that finding the matter not so plain as the law requires he has come to an agreement with the person whom he prosecuted and does therefore pray a noli prosequi. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, p. 399.
Oct. 22.William Lowndes to the Excise Commissioners to take care that bills of exchange [representing remittances of Excise money to London] to be paid in specie for any branch of his Majesty's revenue of Excise shall be paid in the same specie wherein they were drawn; and that where the collectors [of Excise] in the country receive new money or guineas they do not send bills of exchange for other species. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 366.
Same to same. My Lords having now under consideration the mismanagement in several offices of the Excise mentioned in your memorials do direct you to let them know if there have been any other abuses or mismanagement in your Office since his Majesty's accession; with an account what remedies have been applied where such have been discovered; and with your opinion what may be further done for the more effectual collecting and answering to the King the Duties of Excise and the preventing abuses therein. Ibid., p. 367.
Oct. 25.Treasury warrant to the Receipt to renew a torn money order No. 3261 for repayment of 100l. lent in the name of Charles Bertie Esq. on the Salt and Glass Duties; same having been assigned to John Gillam. Order Book IV, p. 411.
William Lowndes to the Agents for Taxes enclosing a letter [missing] from several gentlemen in Cambridgeshire relating to Mr. Mason, the Receiver of Taxes there, refusing to take Exchequer Bills for the 3s. Aid and [refusing to take] guineas at 22s. Please give him the necessary orders to observe the Act of Parliament touching the said Bills and the Gazette advertisement relating to guineas. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 367.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to send to St. James's, to be there opened, two boxes and a pacquet arrived from Holland to the Princess of Denmark with [containing] some goods for her use. Ibid., p. 368.
Oct. 25.Same to Mr. Twitty for an account how far payments are made on the several Annuity Acts and upon the first Lottery Act and whether some [payees thereon] are paid further than others; also whether my Lords' orders concerning the payment thereof have been duly observed; and if not, by whom have same been disobeyed. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to examine into the matter of complaints against the Customs officers as in the Order of Council as follows; and to take effectual care that for the time to come there be no just cause for any such complaints. Ibid.
Appending: order of the Lords Justices in Council dated Oct. 21. Having received frequent complaints that the Customs officers employed in preventing the exportation of wool from Romney Marsh and other places on the coast of Kent do not perform their duty with that diligence and industry as they ought the Lords Justices direct the Treasury Lords to direct the Customs Commissioners to require in their officers greater care for the future in the execution of their trust. Ibid.
Same to the Excise Commissioners to permit Mr. Richard Taylor, a clerk to the Trustees for circulating Exchequer Bills, to inspect any entries, books or papers relating to the receipt of the Excise as he shall desire, for the better finding out any abuses that have been made by false endorsements on Exchequer Bills. (The like letter to the Customs Commissioners for the Customs Books and to the Auditor of the Receipt for all books, entries and papers relating to any payments into, or from, the Exchequer in Exchequer Bills). Ibid., p. 369.
Same to Lord FitzHardinge to present to my Lords the chief clerk in your Office [of a Teller of the Receipt] in order to his being approved by them and sworn pursuant to the Act [of 8 and 9 Wm. III c. 28]. (The like letter to Henry Carew, another of the Tellers). Ibid.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to signify to the Tellers that they receive guineas at 22s. pursuant to the advertisement in the Gazette of Thursday last. Ibid., p. 370.
The Treasury Lords to the Mayor of Newark. Having been informed that Tho. Rokeby, a Surveyor of the Duties on Houses and on Marriages in Co. Notts. has endeavoured to make a survey of the town of Newark according to his duty but there met with such treatment and opposition as made it difficult if not impossible to perform the same; but that you had sent to him and promised and undertaken that he should meet with no disturbance in relation to the said survey of the town; we did then forbear to take any notice to you of the tumultuous proceedings of some of the inhabitants. But it is represented to us that William Wynne, another of the said Surveyors endeavouring to make a survey of the town on Tuesday the 12th inst. the common people of the town got together in a tumultuous and disorderly manner and with stones, dirt and other things forct the said officer from his duty. We are obliged to take notice thereof to you and to desire you to certify us the names and abode of the offenders and of the constables refusing to obey your order, in order that proceedings may be had thereon according to law. The Act of Parliament gives the officers all power necessary for making such survey and they may therefore enter into any house if it shall be necessary in the manner directed by the said Act: and 'twill be expected from you that he have all due assistance accordingly. Hereof fail not. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 370.
Oct. 25.William Lowndes to Sir Robert Howard, the Auditor of the Receipt, to signify to the Tellers my Lords' instructions that they bring all such [Exchequer] Bills as they charge upon the Subsidy, 12d. Aid [sic? for 3s. Aid] and New Customs into your Office the very day they charge the same, in order to being entered and cancelled there: and that a regular certificate thereof be transmitted to my Lords "and any mistake which may happen may be the better and more timely rectified." Ibid., p. 371.
Same to Mr. Clarke to procure a warrant to be signed by the Lords Justices to authorise the Paymasters of the Forces Ireland to pay 50l. to Capt. Daniel Wood "on account for his service in Ireland": but before you deliver out the said warrant you are to take up and cancel the warrant supra p. 127 for the like payment to him on account of arrears for his service in Ireland. Ibid., p. 372.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ Thomas Chamberlain as coastwaiter at Bristol loco Andrew Duxbury preferred to be a landwaiter London port. In the Margin: vacated see infra p. 143. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 381.
Same to same to admit to entry the goods (beaver skins) as follows imported by Thomas Byfeild et al merchants and inhabitants of London; they having petitioned my Lords shewing that the ship Beaver of and from New York, Robert Sinclair commander bound for London, some time since was taken by a French privateer and afterwards re-taken by a Zealand privateer and carried to Flushing where her whole lading was sold; that petitioners being owners of great part of her lading became bidders and purchased a considerable part thereof; but that by reason of the mingling of the parcels they cannot make positive oath that the parcels so bought are the individual parcels whereof they were the sole proprietors before the capture: on which petition the Customs Commissioners have reported that the beaver skins in question being originally shipped in an English ship duly navigated the said captures and all other the involuntary durations under those restraints are not such violation of the Navigation Act as ought to prejudice the importation, the same being redeemed by the original proprietors. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Baber to deliver to Geo. Townesend gent. all papers and writings in your hands concerning his Majesty's service in several causes depending before the Commissioners of Excise and the Commissioners of Appeals in Excise. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, p. 399.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to affix blank papers as follows to Exchequer Bills which are filled up with endorsements: all by reason that it may happen that some of the said Bills are or will be (by passing several times through the revenue) so endorsed that there will not be room for making any further endorsements thereupon. It is therefore hereby ordered that on the bringing of any such Bills to your Office by the Trustees for Circulating the said Bills or by any others you cause a blank paper to be affixed on the back of every such Bill at one corner thereof with a wafer or paste and to seal the said blank paper at the place where it so affixed with the same seal the Bill itself is sealed with and then to deliver back the said Bills to the persons so bringing them to your Office. Ibid., p. 400.
Oct. 26.William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 25l. 9s. 6d. to Hen. Bendyshe out of any disposeable money in the Receipt. Disposition Book XIV, p. 118.
Same to the Attorney General. The matter against Reginald Marriott is of a very high nature, himself having owned that he has forged endorsements for above 20,000l. My Lords desire you to take care on the King's behalf that there be sufficient bail. They desire to speak with you to-morrow morning concerning that matter. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 371.
Same to Mr. Blathwaite enclosing for the King's signature a royal warrant "prepared pursuant to his Majesty's pleasure signified by you" for granting to Lord Woodstock, son and heir to the Earl of Portland, the forfeited estate of the late Earl of Clancarty. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Prizes Commissioners of the petition of William Lewin et al merchants shewing that they bought 58 tun of prize wines from the said Commissioners, being taken by the Portland and brought into Guernsey and thence imported by petitioners to London and fairly entered and Duty paid; but one Barton has exhibited an information against them, pretending that same ought not to be brought into this kingdom from Guernsey: therefore praying that the said Commissioners may be heard in the matter and that a noli prosequi may be granted. Reference Book VII, p. 241.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Cornelius Mason and Company praying a noli prosequi to the King's part of a seizure of several pounds of tobacco seized under the Act of Frauds for omitting to deduct the allowance inwards for damage, which was done through ignorance. Ibid.
Treasury subscription for the execution of a warrant dated Oct. 22 from the Earl of Sunderland, Lord Chamberlain, to the Honble. Heneage Montagu, Master of the Jewel House, for the delivery of 5893 ounces of white plate and 1063 ounces of gilt plate to the Earl of Portland as Ambassador Extraordinary to the French King. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, p. 400.
Oct. 26.Treasury approval of Charles Twitty as first clerk in the office of Sir Robert Howard, Auditor of the Receipt.
Prefixing: said Howard's certificate of Twitty's having taken the oath.
The like of Henry Ferne, as First Clerk in the office of Henry Carew, one of the four Tellers of the Receipt.
Prefixing: the like certificate by said Carew. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, pp. 409, 407.
Warrant by the Lords Justices of England to the Lords Justices of Ireland to replace James Barnard on the list of French Pensioners on the Establishment of the Forces, Ireland for the pension of 3s. a day in such [first] vacancy as shall happen: his said pension having (by reason of his employment in his Majesty's service abroad) been disposed of to J. Villemison: see supra Treasury Calendar Vol. XII, p. 309. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, pp. 288–9.
Oct. 27.William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 50l. to me [Lowndes] on the unsatisfied order in my name for Secret Service: to be issued out of such Malt tickets remaining in the Exchequer for the Civil List as have no prizes attending them. Disposition Book XIV, p. 120.
Same to Mr. Nich. Baker [Treasury Solicitor] to prosecute Mr. Reginald Marryot on the new matter against him "and to take as good bail for him as you can get." Out Letters (General) XV, p. 372.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Capt. Francis Byam praying payment of some part of the arrears due to him on his pension granted by Charles II. Ibid., p. 374.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of the Danish Resident for delivery of a small parcel of linen presented to him for his own proper use by a friend and countryman "the master of the ship as well as himself supposing that no Duties would have been demanded for the same, no such thing being required from any minister in the country of the King his master." Reference Book VII, p. 242.
Oct. 28.Money order for 10l. to John Broadhurst, porter at the Exchequer Gate, for half a year to Sept. 29 last for attendance at the said gate and on the officers of the Receipt. Order Book IV, p. 413.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of new moneys proceeding from loans on the Malt Duties viz.
£
to me [Lowndes] for secret service150
to Richard Welbeck21510
to Abraham Freeman10
to the Treasurer of the Chamber for the Gentlemen of the Chapel in lieu of 3 deer20
£201510
Disposition Book XIV, p. 118.
Oct. 28.Same to same to issue as follows out of loans made in Exchequer Bills on credit of the Exchequer in general: viz.
£
to the Navy Treasurer for wages30000
to ditto for the Victuallers for the Victualling course3000
to ditto for the Victuallers for fresh provisions and short allowance money for the West India ships3000
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance for land services of the Office of Ordnance10000
£46000
Ibid.
Treasury warrant to same to issue 3900l. in Exchequer Bills to the Earl of Ranelagh on the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Forces: on imprest: and is intended for 2 weeks' subsistence to the Troops first expected from Flanders. Ibid, p. 119.
William Lowndes to Mr. Hume and Mr. Creamer. The Treasury Lords direct you to attend daily in the Receipt of Exchequer and to take notice of all payments in Exchequer Bills made there for revenues, impositions, taxes or on any other account whatsoever; and to keep a book expressing every such payment in Exchequer Bills by the name of the Receiver or payer of the revenue, impost, tax or other cause, and the sum paid; and to see that the tally agrees with the entry in your book; and in case you find any Bills defective or mistaken in the form of their endorsements that you object against the same [so] that the persons who by law may and ought to make those endorsements do rectify the same in point of form; and in case you shall suspect any Bills or endorsements to be counterfeited, falsified or unduly practised upon, that you forthwith acquaint my Lords or the Trustees for Exchequer Bills with the grounds of your suspicion, so that inquiry may be made and speedy punishment for any fraud may be inflicted;
and that as to such Bills which from time to time are paid into the Exchequer on the cancelling funds (that is to say those granted for the service of the war in the year 1697) you do take especial care to see that they be cancelled and afterwards kept safe so that recourse may be had to them if there shall be occasion:
and that you keep another book and in the first column thereof do forthwith enter the numbers, beginning with one and so proceeding in arithmetical progression as far as numbered Bills are or shall be made forth pursuant to the Acts; and as any Bill shall be cancelled as aforesaid its sum and interest is to be expressed in the second column; and in the third column some proper notice as you shall think fit referring to the bundle where the cancelled Bill is to be found:
and that you do every morning when the Trustees for Exchequer Bills shall be sitting transmit to them one list of all the Bills cancelled, specifying the day, the Receiver [of Taxes] or payer who brought them to the Exchequer and the sum [thereof chargeable] upon each revenue, tax or other fund; and another list of all the Bills [not to be cancelled] brought in upon such revenues, taxes or funds whereupon they are to be issued again, specifying also the day, the name of the [Taxes] Receiver or payer and the sum paid.
You are also to see that the Tellers or their clerks do fairly and exactly keep their books wherein every particular Bill by them received and which is either cancelled or issued again, ought to be entered; and that once in every week at least you compare their receipts in Bills with their issues in Bills and with those cancelled and thereby satisfy yourselves whether they don't issue [an amount] in Bills more than they regularly receive and what balance in Bills they ought justly to be charged with.
From time to time you are to assist the person appointed or to be appointed by the Trustees in the inspecting, searching and finding out any abuses or ill practices relating to the said Bills in the Exchequer.
And in order that a retrospection may be made for the time past you are to immediately make an account from the entries of the tallies or by the Tellers or by the best means as shall occur to you of the payments which have been made into the Exchequer in the said Bills until this time, shewing the day of payment; the [Taxes] Receiver or [other] payer; the revenue, tax or other fund upon which paid; the sum paid; how many of the Bills so received have been issued again or cancelled and how many now remain in the Tellers' hands or charge. Send one copy thereof to the Treasury Lords and another to the Trustees with your observations.
And forthwith take care to enter in your aforesaid book of cancelled Bills all those particular Bills that are or ought to be already sunk [cancelled] upon the said cancelling funds "which as their Lordships are informed do amount to above 450,000l." Out Letters (General) XV, pp. 373–4.
Oct. 28.Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Sir Peter Killigrew shewing that at the request of one Carpenter, a merchant in Cornwall, he became bound for 255l. 4s. 8¼d. for Duty on tobacco imported at Falmouth; that learning Carpenter was like to become insolvent petitioner consulted the Customs Commissioners who directed their late Secretary [Solicitor] Mr. Hutchinson to assist him and Carpenter's person and goods were seized; that some time after Carpenter sued petitioner for wrongful prosecution, upon which petitioner went to the Exchequer Court for a copy of the venditioni exponas but the clerk who issued same being dead it could not be obtained; whereby the said Carpenter had a great advantage over petitioner: that in 1693 Carpenter applied to the King for said debt to be remitted who ordered the Treasury Lords to do as they thought fit: therefore praying a Treasury warrant for delivery of his bonds. Reference Book VII, p. 243.
The Treasury Lords to the Lords Justices, Ireland to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Sir Edward Byron for a grant of some forfeited lands in Ireland to the clear yearly value of 100l. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, p. 288.
Oct. 29.Warrant by the Lords Justices, England to the Treasury Lords to pay 630l. to Paul Foley for 126 days June 24 last to Oct. 28 inst. on his usual allowance of 5l. a day as Speaker of the House of Commons. (Money warrant dated Nov. 2 hereon). (Money order dated Nov. 3 hereon). King's Warrant Book XIX, p. 434, Money Book XIII, p. 387, Order Book IV, p. 414.
Oct. 29.Money warrant for 154l. 9s. 6d. to Henry Seagar gent. for the charges of the entertainment of the officers of the Mint and the jury of goldsmiths at the Trial of the Pix in July last at the Mint in the Tower. (Money order dated Nov. 3 hereon). Money Book XIII, p. 386, Order Book IV, p. 414.
William Lowndes to the Earl of Ranelagh to pay Archibald Hutchinson, Agent for Col. Henry Holt's Regiment of Foot in the West Indies, the 800l. remaining in your hands on account of that Regiment; 200l. thereof to complete the 700l. advanced by him for the use of the Colonel and officers of the said Regiment and 600l. for the subsistence of the officers now in England. Disposition Book XIV, p. 119.
Same to the Navy Commissioners enclosing an account [missing] exhibited to my Lords by Geo. Dodington of interest received by him on several orders of loan issued to the Navy Treasurer for the service of the Navy and how the same has been certified and applied. You are to certify whether the said sums are all that the Treasurer ought to be charged with on account of such interest and whether same has been certified and applied as stated therein. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 397.
Treasury order to the Customs Commissioners to observe an order of the Lords Justices in Council as follows:
Prefixing: said order dated Whitehall Oct. 21 that all orders and directions formerly given at the Council Board for taking bonds and securities of masters and owners of ships outwards bound not to go to France or to any of the dominions of the French King be hereby superseded and revoked: the present order being made upon a presentment of the Customs Commissioners praying directions in the above particular. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 382.
Oct. 30.Money warrant for 500l. to Phillip Ryley: without account: towards carrying on the works necessary to be done in the Great Park at Windsor and in his Majesty's park at Greenwich. (Money order dated Nov. 6 hereon). Money Book XIII, p. 388. Order Book IV, p. 415.
Same for 21l. 5s. 10d. to Richard Welbeck for 1¾ years to Sept. 29 last on his fee as Stable keeper at Reading. Money Book XIII, p. 388.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 10000l. in Exchequer Bills to the Earl of Ranelagh on the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Forces: to be applied towards disbanding three Regiments of Horse viz. [Earl of] Macclesfield's, Harvey's and Windsor's. (In the margin: applied to other uses see infra under date Dec. 9.) Disposition Book IV, p. 120.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. My Lords have considered your proposal for preventing abuses in the receipt and payment of Exchequer Bills. They approve thereof and direct you to take especial care that the methods as therein be duly put in execution. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 376.
Oct. 30.William Lowndes to the Excise Commissioners to put into execution as above their proposal for preventing the above abuses. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 376.
Same to Mr. Bartholomew Burton to attend the Trustees for Exchequer Bills this afternoon and produce to them such of your books and papers as they shall desire: also take with you such of your clerks as they shall desire; and on Monday next you are with the said Trustees to attend my Lords at the Treasury Chambers. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners enclosing a letter from Mr. Vernon with the account given by the Sick and Wounded Commissioners of the good condition the ship Isabell appears to be in. You are to give her the same liberty as any other ship. Ibid.
Treasury subscription for the execution of a warrant of Oct. 21 from the Earl of Sunderland, Lord Chamberlain, to the Honble. Heneage Montagu, Master of the Jewel House for the delivery to the Earl of Essex of 130 ounces of gilt plate as a gift from the King at the christening of his child. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, p. 401.
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Royal warrant under the King's sign manual dated "at our Court at the Hague" to the Lords Justices, Ireland for a patent to pass the great seal of Ireland for a grant to William Bentinck Esq. commonly called Visct. Woodstock, son and heir of the Earl of Portland, of the forfeited estate of Donogh, late Earl of Clancarty of which the said Earl was possessed at the time of his treason or at any time since, and of all the Crown's title thereto: to hold to him the said Bentinck and his heirs for ever as fully as the same were held by the said late Earl: together with a grant of all the arrears and mesne profits of the premises: "which estate according to a report by you lately transmitted to the Commissioners of our Treasury here did amount at the time of the time of the forfeiture to the full yearly value of 5643l. 8s. 8d. and after the death of the Countess of Clancarty and of Margaret, Countess of Fingal will amount to 7156l. 8s. 8d. per an. or thereabouts; and out of the same the rents payable to the Crown by the Acts of Settlement and Explanation were 858l. 8s. 11¾d. but were afterwards reduced to 600l. per an." Out Letters (Ireland) VII, pp. 290–1.
Oct. 30.William Lowndes to the Lords Justices, Ireland. According to your desire as in yours of the 27 Sept. last my Lords have caused three sets of weights to be prepared and adjusted by the Mint Officers here to be standard for money current in Ireland. The said three sets are delivered to Mr. Robert Rutter sealed up for delivery to you. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, p. 288.
Oct. 31.Treasury reference to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of Arthur Shallet shewing that being under contract with the said Commissioners to return [to London by bills of exchange] the Excise moneys arising within the town of Newcastle and places adjacent he has accordingly satisfied the said moneys except about 2322l. 12s. 9d. which he offers to pay in Exchequer Bills but the said Commissioners refuse to accept same without Treasury order. Reference Book VII, p. 242.