Warrants etc
November 1697, 16-30

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'Warrants etc: November 1697, 16-30', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 13: 1697-1698 (1933), pp. 156-166. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=82933 Date accessed: 02 October 2014.


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November 1697, 16-30

Nov. 17.Royal warrant under the King's sign manual dated Kensington to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 20,000l. to Charles Shales, the King's goldsmith, for gold works, gilt and white plate and other things delivered or to be from time to time delivered into the Jewel House. King's Warrant Book XIX, p. 437.
Same to the Treasury Lords to pay the Trustees for Exchequer Bills 69,962l. out of such of the said Bills as shall be lent into the Exchequer on credit of the Exchequer in general; which sum (together with 290l. remaining in the hands of the said Trustees being so much overpaid for interest on the first Contract or Subscription for Circulating Exchequer Bills) will complete 70,252l. for the interest or reward after the rate of 10 per cent. on the 702,520l. agreed by them by their second contract or agreement with the Treasury Lords for exchanging or circulating as well the 1,500,000l. Exchequer Bills authorised by the 3s. Land Tax Act [8–9 Wm. III, c. 6] as also the 1,200,000l. like Bills authorised by the further Subsidy Act [8–9 Wm. III, c. 24]. The said sum is to be received as imprest by the said Trustees and upon account to satisfy to the respective subscribers the interest on their individual subscriptions. (Money warrant dated Nov. 18 hereon for 69962l. accordingly). (Money order dated Nov. 22 hereon). (See infra p. 173 under date 1697 Dec. 10). Ibid., p. 438. Money Book XIII, p. 394. Order Book IV, p. 418.
Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 2024l. 3s. 5d. to Thomas Hall as imprest for such service relating to the Mints as the Treasury Lords shall direct: all by reason that the Act [8–9 Wm. III, c. 8] for encouraging the bringing of plate into the Mint offered a reward of 6d. per ounce out of funds settled or to be settled by Parliament for supplying the deficiencies of the clipped moneys; in pursuance whereof divers quantities of plate and clipped moneys have been brought into the several Mints, for the greatest part whereof the proprietors have received the said reward, and moneys are reserved in the Exchequer for the remainder; and for the greater ease of the King's subjects who had the said reward of 6d. per ounce due to them for plate brought into the Mint at Chester (which were in small parcels and very numerous) the King has caused the said reward to be paid to them by the officers of the Mint at Chester "out of our own money not appropriated by Act of Parliament" which has been accordingly done, as is testified by the affidavit of Edward Lewis, Clerk in the said Mint, the intention being "nevertheless to reimburse ourself out of the moneys appointed by Act of Parliament to satisfy the said reward": the above sum is therefore hereby appointed to be paid to Hall as above out of the Duties on Houses in accordance with the terms of the Act [clause 15 of 8–9 Wm. III, c. 20]. (Money warrant dated Nov. 30 hereon accordingly. This warrant quotes the privy seal as dated Nov. 25). (Money order dated Nov. 30 hereon). King's Warrant Book XIX, p. 439. Money Book XIII, p. 401. Order Book IV, p. 420.
William Lowndes to Mr. Twitty to report on the enclosed memorial of Mr. Zouch touching a tally for [a loan repayment of] 300l. on the third 4s. Aid in the name of Elizabeth Taunton which was paid in Mr. Howard's Office (as he [Zouch] alleges without his direction). Out Letters (General) XV, p. 396.
Nov. 17.William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to send to Kensington forthwith, to be opened there, the King's goods lately arrived from Flanders and brought to Whitehall; and to search at the Customs House such of the King's goods as are there. Ibid.
Nov. 18.Same to the Postmasters General to direct their Receiver General forthwith to pay into the Exchequer 1500l. for his Majesty's immediate service, provided same may be done with [due] respect to the appropriation of 600l. a week by Act of Parliament out of the Post Office revenue. Disposition Book XIV, p. 127.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue the said 1500l. to me [Lowndes] on the unsatisfied order in my name for secret service. Ibid., p. 128.
Same to same to issue to the Earl of Ranelagh on any unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Forces 1500l. out of such new money as is in the Exchequer arising from the present general loan [loan on the credit of the Exchequer in general]: to be applied towards payment of several Troopers and Dragoons that have been disbanded in Flanders and are come or coming hither. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to same to issue 13921l. 6s. 8d. in Exchequer Bills to same [on the like unsatisfied order]: to be applied as follows viz.:
£
to the subsistence of the Forces in England, exclusive of those that came from Flanders: to wit for 14 days from Nov. 21 inst.1228120
for 14 days' subsistence for the Regiments of Selwyn, Churchill, Trelawney and the Fuziliers: to commence from the time of their landing164048
£1392168
Ibid.
Same to the Navy Commissioners to make forth bills for paying ut supra p. 142 the 1155l. 14s. 9d. directed to be issued to the Navy Treasurer. Ibid., p. 129.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue to Francis Eyles and others 1510l. ut supra p. 150 out of such of the [Malt] Lottery tickets remaining in the Exchequer for the use of the Civil List as have no prizes attending them. Ibid., p. 130.
Same to Mr. Blathwayte enclosing the Customs Commissioners presentment [missing] concerning some of their officers who have been beaten, abused and hindered from performing their office in visiting a dogger lately arrived from Holland, by some of his Majesty's Troop of Guards. My Lords desire you to lay this matter before the General Officers sitting at the Horse Guards to the end they may give such directions therein that the Custom officers be not discouraged in their duty nor the King prejudiced in his revenue by the unlawful running of goods. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 396.
Nov. 18.William Lowndes to Mr. Augustine Briggs to attend my Lords within fourteen days on a complaint against you for misapplying part of the money received by you out of the Mint at Norwich. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 397.
Treasury warrant to the Attorney General to enter a noli prosequi to the information in the Exchequer Court against William Lewen and Moses Francia et al merchants of London, on account of wines as follows: viz.: in April 1696 the King's ship Portland brought a French ship Nostre Dame De Lombordy (Lombardy) into Guernsey with wines &c. where she was condemned in the Admiralty Court [there] and in June 58 tuns thereof were sold at 16l. the tun by the Prizes Commissioners to Edward Ettrick acting for himself and the said merchants and were imported to London on the John, Thomas Moulin master, fairly entered and Duty of 28l. per tun duly paid but nevertheless seized by John Barton as not lawful to be brought into this kingdom from Guernsey; which the defendants consider to be directly contrary to the late Treasury order to the Prizes Commissioners for making it a part of the condition in their public sales to oblige the buyers to bring all prize wines from Guernsey &c. into England in order to the payment of the Duty for the advantage of the revenue: and the Customs Commissioners in their report thereon being of opinion that the prosecution is groundless and vexatious. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, pp. 392–3.
Treasury letters patent constituting Richard Stanes Esq. to be housekeeper of the Excise Office loco Thomas Lassells Esq. deceased: with the fee or salary of 200l. per an.: he to keep and maintain at his own cost a sufficient person as porter to attend the gate of the said house and one or more sufficient persons to take care of the woodyard and other yards belonging to the house. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, pp. 412–3.
Nov. 19.William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 8000l. to Edward, Earl of Orford on the unsatisfied order in his name as Navy Treasurer: to be issued out of new moneys lent on credit of the Exchequer in General: and is intended for wages to seamen. Disposition Book XIV, p. 129.
Treasury warrant to same to issue 410l. in Exchequer Bills to the Earl of Ranelagh [on the unsatisfied order in his name] as Paymaster of the Forces: as imprest and is intended for 14 days' subsistence to Col. Seymour's Regiment from the time of their landing. Ibid.
William Lowndes to the Victualling Commissioners for an accompt on Monday next of your [Victualling] debt on your book and also how much of the old debt has been paid by tallies or otherwise since May 1 last; how much of the old debt remains unsatisfied; what tallies are in your hands; how the sums which you have received at the Exchequer since May 1 have been applied and what cash and what species now remain in your hands. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 397.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ Jos. Miller as a riding officer at Workington in Whitehaven port loco Gervace Bertie deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 392.
Nov. 22.William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners. My Lords have directed the Earl of Montagu, Master of the Great Wardrobe, to write to Mr. Greenhill, Navy Commissioner at Portsmouth, to send up the bails [bales] of goods intended by the King for presents to the Government of Algiers and Tripoli so that they may be opened and repaired at the Office of the Great Wardrobe. Greenhill has sent them up by the Portsmouth carrier but they are detained at the Inn in Southwark by the Customs officers. You are to cause same to be delivered to the Earl of Montagu. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 398.
Same to Mr. Knight. Send my Lords forthwith a state of your accompt of the Four and a Half per cent. Duty as it stands at this time. Ibid.
Same to the Postmasters General. My Lords have read your report on the petition of Ralph Blackhall, collector of the Penny Post Office. In case he do not pay the King's money in his hands to the Receiver General of the Post Office in seven days you are to suspend him. Ibid.
Same to the Agents for Taxes for an estimate of what the tax upon ready money and debts in the Capitation Act will amount to. Ibid., p. 399.
Order by the Treasury Lords forbidding officers and clerks of the Exchequer to intermeddle as brokers, solicitors or agents. It has been represented to us that divers clerks or others belonging to the Receipt have frequently heretofore negotiated business as solicitors at the Receipt for persons who have moneys to receive there for salaries, pensions, annuities or on other account "and have usually at the request of the said persons when the money so payable to them has been actually issued according to the forms of the Exchequer instead of delivering out the moneys, have given their notes for the same payable upon demand or otherwise.' Such practices may be of very ill consequence as well to the persons accepting the said notes (by the death, failure or removal of the officer) and a great discredit to the Exchequer if any person should so suffer thereby. It is hereby strictly ordered that no officer, clerk, substitute or servant whatsoever belonging to the Receipt do in any wise solicit or intermeddle as brokers, solicitors or agents in the receiving of moneys at the Receipt upon any account for any person whomsoever otherwise than as to the duty of their several employments belongeth; and that they do not at any time give their notes to any person for moneys left in their hands by way of deposit. Any offender herein shall be forthwith expelled from the Exchequer. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, pp. 413–4.
Nov. 23Treasury warrant to the Postmasters General to pay 596l. to Robert Cole, his Majesty's Consul at Algier, for so much expended by him in buying, fitting out and maintaining an advice boat for his Majesty's service to go between Algier and Leghorn: as by a bill thereof allowed allowed April 13 last by Secretary the Duke of Shrewsbury.
Nov. 23.Followed by: said bill in detail dated Algier 1696 Aug. 10 "of the first cost and charge [of] the Bonareturns [Bonaventure] bought for the immediate service of his Majesty as carrying the Articles of Peace to Leghorn confirmed by Hady Ahamet Dey."
Aspers
first cost and fit her with masts &c.48108
[plastres][Reals]
to the Capt. of the "Mould" [Mole] for rigging &c.363
to the servant in the King's house for bill of sale and chravie3040
a bandria, 4 oars &c.4630
a pot to boil provisions in18
sail makers' work11
65 load of brush to burn her fit for calkering810
calkering her, tallow and 3 p[air] cotansto43
brass kettle &c.1460
provisions while fitting to sea2120
cable, anchor and compas142
to the Captain of the Mould and the English Druggerman fees on buying her35
to the Captain of the Mould's servants and the Guard on the Mount, the like fees8
provisions for the voyage: 500 pound biscuit 22p. 4 0; 107 pound Cuscaso 4 6. and Vind, 12p 640
8 measures beans 6p 3 11; 50 pound olives 3p 3; oil 2p 5 012011
onions 1 0 14; rice 2p 2; an ox 11p; and salt 1p15514
sacks for bread 4p 3; wine 20p; and other small disbursements2860
port charges99
141744
Plate.
charges at Ivace [Iviza] and Maxorke [Majorca] in order to her proceeding1830
charges in Leghorn Jan. 28 and March 133522
[paid] to Capt. Hills on 3 men and a box [boy] from March 13 to April 4151
to ditto for ditto, wages from April 4 to ton max [? 8 May] when sailed75
7612
Aspers
761p 2 rs plate reduced into aspers at 87½ [187½] per cent. makes this money143460
port charges99
5 Moors' wages from 8 Sept. 1695 to 8 May 1696 at 11p per month440
total339124
3391 2 4 aspers reduced to sterling at 3s. 6d. per dollar is 596l.
Money Book XIII, p. 394, 396.
Nov. 23.Treasury warrant to the Principal Commissioners of Prizes to pay the 3s. Aid assessments on the officers of the Prize Office whose salaries do not exceed 60l. per an. Ibid., p. 395.
Same to the Receipt to restore Guy Palmes to his office as a Teller of the Receipt, such being the King's pleasure, from the exercise of which he was pro temp suspended by the Treasury warrant of May 28 last supra Tr. Cal. XII, p. 190. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Postmasters General to pay the assessments to the 3s. Aid on the officers of the Post Office whose salaries do not exceed 60l. per an.
Appending: detailed list of said officers: 32 in all: total capitation assessment 193l. 14s. 0d. Ibid., pp. 397–8.
Treasury allowance of the salary bills of the Commissioners for the Duties on Glass Wares, stone and earthenware from 1695 Dec. 28 to 1696 May 17 being the day of the commencement of the pipe Duty; (total 1039l. 15s. 9½d.): and from 1696 May 17 to 1697 May 17 for the several Duties on glass, tobacco pipes and earthen wares (total 5698l. 9s. 3d.) Ibid., pp. 399–40.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 20l. to the Earl of Ranelagh on the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Forces: to be issued out of the rent of Hackney Coaches in the Exchequer: and is intended to be paid over to Thomas Barry in part of the arrears due to him as a Lieutenant in Sir Henry Belasyse's Regiment. Disposition Book XIV, p. 130.
Same to same to issue 3000l. to same on the like order: to be issued out of the loans in new money upon credit of the Exchequer in general: and is to be applied towards reducing of several Regiments of Foot. Ibid.
Same to the Board of Greencloth for an account of the constant annual expense of the King's Household as it stands at this time and what may be the additional charge thereof by the year; and likewise how much of the annual expense or payments on the Establishment is fallen or lessened since the making of the said Establishment. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 399.
Same to Mr. Twitty et al [of the Auditor of the Receipt's Office]. John Weld is nominated by Visct. Fitz Harding, one of the four Tellers of the Receipt, to be a clerk in his office loco Mr. Richard Darby. Please report his fitness. Ibid.
Nov. 24.Royal letters patent constituting John Blencowe Esq. (one of the Barons of the Exchequer) to be a Justice of Common Pleas. King's Warrant Book XIX, p. 513.
Treasury warrant dormant to Richard Hutchinson, Customs Cashier, to pay the salary of 20l. per an. to Marmaduke Deane and Simon Marshall in respect of their office of Comptroller of Chester port. Money Book XIII, p. 394.
Nov. 24.Treasury Warrant to the Commissioners for Transports and for Licensing of Hawkers and Pedlars to make forth [from time to time] quarterly bills for the salaries of them and their officers in accordance with an Establishment for same detailed herein to a total of 890l. per an. The fee authorised by Parliament for licensing hawkers and pedlars is to be accounted for by you for the benefit of the persons concerned in the transport debt: this present Establishment being now made by the Treasury Lords after hearing the said Commissioners and some of the principal persons concerned in the said debt. Money Book XIII, p. 397.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 2000l. to Charles Fox and Lord Coningsby on the unsatisfied order in their names as Paymasters of the Forces Ireland: to be issued out of loans in Exchequer Bills on credit of the Exchequer in general: and is intended to be paid over to the Commissioners of the Transports on account of the Transport service. Disposition Book XIV, p. 130.
Treasury warrant to same to issue 40,000l. in Exchequer Bills 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. 131.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 102l. 3s. 11d. to Jno. Chetwind, sheriff of Stafford; 100l. thereof out of such Malt Lottery tickets remaining in the Exchequer [for the uses of the Civil List] as have no benefits attending them; and the remaining 2l. 3s. 11d. out of any disposeable money in the Exchequer. Ibid., p. 138.
Same to the Excise Commissioners. My Lords have read your report of the 15th inst. on the petition of Arthur Shallet relating to a debt of 5322l. 12s. 10d. due on several bills of exchange. They direct that 1640l. thereof be paid within 14 days and the remainder be accepted in Exchequer Bills endorsed upon the days when the bills of exchange became due. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 399.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Dabbadie, servant to the Earl of Arran, shewing that he was ordered to bring from Holland some muffs, damask, muslin &c. for the use of the Duchess of Ormonde but same are seized by the Customs Officers. Reference Book VII, p. 245.
Same to Mr. Travers, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, of the petition of Sir Robert Clayton for extension of his lease of the manor of Kennington Co. Surrey, parcel of the Duchy of Cornwall. Ibid., p. 245b.
Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer to take the securities, detailed, of John Bury as Receiver General for Co. Notts. of the Duties on Marriages and the Duties on Houses loco Thomas Trueman deceased. (Treasury commission to same dated same day). Warrants not Relating to Money XV, p. 415.
Nov. 25.Royal letters patent constituting Henry Hatsell (Serjeant at Law) to be one of the Barons of the Exchequer quamdiu se bene gesserit. King's Warrant Book XIX, p. 470.
Nov. 25.William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 525l. 4s. 6d. to the Earl of Ranelagh on the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Forces: to be issued out of loans in new money on credit of the Exchequer in General: and to be applied to the payment of 3 weeks' subsistence to the Scots Battalion of Foot Guards on account of their arrear; and is to enable them to march from Hull to Scotland. Disposition Book XIV, p. 131.
Treasury warrant to same to issue 4378l. 17s. 4d. in Exchequer Bills to the Earl of Ranelagh [on the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Forces]: to be applied as follows viz.:
£
for subsistence to the First Troop of Guards who landed the 14th inst. and have been paid to the 27th [inst.] inclusive; viz.
for 7 days' subsistence to Dec. 425746
to the Second Troop, the like25746
to the Third Troop, the like25746
to the Troop of Grenadier Guards; the like178170
to the Earl of Portland's Horse; the like36066
to part of the First Regiment of Foot Guards who landed the 7th inst. and have been paid to the 20th inclusive; viz. for 14 days' subsistence to Dec. 4382150
to part of the Second Regiment of Foot Guards; the like441180
to the Dutch Foot Guards; the like117862
to the Royal Regiment of Dragoons who landed the 14th inst. and have been paid 14 days' subsistence to the 27th inst. inclusive; viz. for one week more to Dec. 4 to set them on the same footing2441810
to Brigadier Selwyn's Foot who landed the 14th inst. and have been paid 14 days' subsistence to the 27th inclusive; viz. for one week more to the said 4th of December20507
to Major General Churchill's; the like20507
to Brigadier Trelawney's; the like20507
to Col. Seymore's; the like20507
Ibid., p. 132.
Nov. 26.William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 2000l. to the Earl of Ranelagh on the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Forces: to be issued out of loans in new money on credit of the Exchequer in general: to be applied towards disbanding two Regiments of Horse, — Harvy's and — Windsor's, and two Regiment of Dragoons, — Denbigh's and — Leigh's, and reducing twelve private troopers out of each Troop in the Earl of Macclesfield's Regiment. Ibid.
Same to same to issue 60l. to Ann Ryall out of such Malt Lottery tickets remaining in the Exchequer for the uses of the Civil List as are in the earliest course of payment. Ibid, p. 133.
Nov. 26.William Lowndes to Mr. Blathwayte to procure a warrant to be signed by the King to authorise the Paymasters of the Forces, Ireland to pay 2000l. to the Commissioners of Transports on account of the Transport service. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 400.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of David Robertson, master of the ship Swan, shewing that in April last he gave bond in Virginia to carry thence his loading of tobacco to some port of England; that going north about Ireland for the port of Whitehaven, he saw several French privateers which obliged him for safety's sake to put into Lough Swaine [Swin] where he happened to run ashore and remains a wreck to this time; by which loss he is reduced to a mean condition and yet is willing to pay Duties for such of the tobacco as was saved: therefore praying that his bond may be discharged he having paid the ½d. per pound on so much of the tobacco as was saved [in order to its being allowed to be unladed in Ireland.] Reference Book VII, p. 245.
Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer for a particular of the lands &c. of Arthur Mangey, Robert Child and Jno. Hurst attainted at the Assizes at York for high treason for counterfeiting the coin: in order to a grant thereof as the King shall direct. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, p. 414.
William Lowndes [sic for the Treasury Lords] to the Lords Justices, Ireland. By ours of April 19 and Oct. 1 last we conveyed the King's pleasure for a grant to Mr. De la Rue of 300l. or 400l. per an. clear out of forfeited lands Ireland. He is now endeavouring to find out such forfeited lands as may be of the said value. Please send us such lists of such lands as he shall present to you, with your report thereon, to the end we may lay same before the King, and meantime do not give away or lessen by reprisals any of such lands upon any other account whatever till determination of the King's pleasure. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, p. 292.
Entry of a Treasury caveat in behalf of Richard Ashton Esq. and others the creditors of Arthur Mangey, convicted and executed at York for treason [for counterfeiting], that no grant pass of his estate till notice be given to Jno. Weddall Esq. at his Chamber in Lincoln's Inn. Caveat Book, p. 69.
Nov. 29.Money warrant for 62l. 3s. 11d. to Jno. Chetwind, late sheriff of Co. Stafford in full of his overpayment on his account for the year ended 1696 Sept. 29 by reason of his payments for the apprehending of highwaymen and clippers &c. (Money order dated Dec. 7 hereon). Money Book XIII, p. 402. Order Book IV, p. 421.
William Lowndes to the Excise Commissioners forthwith to pay into the Exchequer 500l. out of the fines and penalties arisen in Excise cases. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 400.
Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer to take the securities, detailed, of William Spenceley as Agent to Major General Leveson's Regiment. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, p. 312.
Nov. 30.Money warrant for 200l. to Nicho. Baker: upon account: for Crown Law charges (Money order dated Nov. 30 hereon). Money Book XIII, p. 400. Order Book IV, p. 419.
Nov. 30.Same for 100l. to Rudolph Kien Esq. for half a year to Michaelmas last on his salary as Closet Keeper to the King. Money Book XIII, p. 402.
Same for 225l. to John, Phillip and Joseph Rotiers for half a year to Lady day last on their annuity of 450l. [as gravers to the Mint]: to be satisfied out of such moneys arising by the Coinage Duty as are in or shall come into the Exchequer. Ibid.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 200l. to Nicho. Baker out of such Malt Lottery tickets remaining in the Exchequer for the uses of the Civil List as have no benefits attending them and are in the earliest course of payment. Disposition Book XIV, p. 133.
Same to the said Mr. Nicho. Baker to pay over the abovesaid 200l. to Mr. Aaron Smith towards the charge of prosecuting the matter wherein the late Lord [Visct and Marquess] Montgomery was concerned. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Hen. Baker for a copy of the answer which Mr. Neale the brewer has put into the Exchequer Court. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 400.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of John Badham, clerk, chaplain to Brigadier Windham's Regiment, praying the taking off of the stop in your Office of 29l. 15s. 4d. on his pay. Ibid.
Same to same enclosing a letter and list sent to my Lords from the Lords Justices of Ireland touching the accounts of the several Regiments now in the King's service there. As far as your Office is concerned please send the accompt which is desired. (The like letter Mr. Fox as one of the Paymasters of the Forces, Ireland; to the Muster Master General; and to the Earl of Romney [as Master General of the Ordnance]). Ibid, p. 401.
Same to Edward Wills. My Lords desire to speak with you when it suits best with your conveniency. Ibid.
Same to the Attorney and Solicitor General enclosing the Customs Commissioners' presentment [missing] touching actions brought against Mr. Manley and Mr. Edlyn, Customs officers, for seizing as French certain wines imported from St. Sebastian. As the case is ready for trial you are to take particular care thereof, as the consequence will fall upon the King if a verdict be obtained against the officers. Ibid.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Capt. Walter Ralegh praying payment of 121l. 13s. 3d. to clear him as Ensign and Lieutenant in the First Regiment of Guards from 1692 April 1 to 1693 Dec. 31. Ibid, p. 402.
Same to same to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Francis Eyles merchant praying an allowance for the discount of Exchequer Bills which he received in lieu of money; and also an allowance for the difference in the discount of 2000l. Exchequer Bills between the time he furnished the said Bills and the time of repaying same. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 402.
Nov. 30.Treasury reference to the Navy Commissioners of the petition of the Colonels of the two Marine Regiments praying 200l. a week for each Regiment for their subsistence and 400l. a Regiment to clear their arrears now due in quarters. Reference Book VII, p. 245.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Phillip Grymes of London merchant shewing that in Sept. 1693 he became bound in 800l. [for Customs] but is reduced to a miserable condition by losses at sea, particularly of the ship Unicorn, and has given his Majesty judgment this present Michaelmas term [in the Exchequer]: therefore praying consideration of his miserable state. Ibid.
Same to same of the petition of Richard Fulford shewing that he can discover a remote place in the West of England where all sorts of goods may be run ashore unknown to the officers: therefore praying to be made officer there. Ibid.
Same to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Ralph Williamson, Receiver General of the fourth 4s. Aid for Co. York [&c.] shewing that he has cleared his account for same and paid 117760l. 12s. 3¼d. therefore praying payment of 1177l. 12s. 0d. being 1 per cent. for the charge of convoy of money, exchange &c., "according to agreement." Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Excise Commissioners to stop all proceedings against Richard Bugbey of Cliffe Regis Co. Northampton for 25 quarters of malt by him not entered on May 10 last as in his possession on 20 April 1697; which he alleges had been made two years before and sold but not delivered and therefore he thought same not liable: by which concealment he has forfeited 50l. and the said 25 quarters and he has been prosecuted for the said 50l. before the Justices for Northampton but no judgment hath been given. He is first to pay the Duty of 4s. per quarter and the reasonable charges of the officer in the prosecution before the justices. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, pp. 416–7.