Minute Book
November 1699

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'Minute Book: November 1699', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 15: 1699-1700 (1933), pp. 19-28. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=83215 Date accessed: 28 August 2014.


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November 1699

Nov. 1,
forenoon.
Present: ut supra.
[Write] to the Navy Commissioners to attend to-morrow about the accounts not passed.
When there is an opportunity my Lords will consider Mr. Stanyon for an employment.
Direct Mr. Bruere to make up Mr. Hall's account of the Hearthmoney.
[Write] to Mr. Thomas Cob, late Receiver of Taxes in Hampshire, living in Manchester, and Mr. Humphreys to be here this day 3 week about his [Cobb's] receipts, payments and arrears.
Direct that both the Auditors [of imprests] do join in examining and making up the accounts of the Mints now depending.
Mr. Newton proposes that the salary of 50l. a year which was lately allowed to Griller as an additional engraver [at the Mint] may be now allowed to Mr. Ball: which is agreed to.
Serjeant Ryly and Mr. London [attend]. The latter exhibits a paper shewing that the work in the [Hampton Court] parks hath been performed by [under the authority of] several persons. Serjeant Ryly complains of that and says those persons come to him for money. London says that for want of fencing the cattle have lain in the avenue at Windsor all this summer.
Mr. Ryly says Mr. Hall, a servant of the Earl of Portland, ordered that fencing.
Mr. Willcox says he did it by Mr. Ryly's direction but that Mr. Hall said [that] what Mr. Ryly could not do for want of direction from the Treasury the Earl of Portland would pay for. One end is not done yet.
[Ordered that] Mr. Tallman and Mr. Ryly, with the officers of the Works, be here to-morrow morning. Treasury Minute Book Vol. XI, p. 204.
Nov. 1.
afternoon. Kensington.
Present: the King; Mr. Montagu; Sir Stephen Fox; the Chancellor of the Exchequer; Mr. Boyle.
The petition of Major General Stuart is read for [a grant of] 1000l. a year in lands in Ireland for 99 years and all arrears of rent. The King will make up [the yearly value of] what he has already into 1000l. a year for 99 years; but no arrears are to be granted.
The Lady Dorothy Burk [her petition is read] for [a grant of] the quit rent of the lands granted to the Earl of Peterborough. [The King directs that] my Lords are to leave the matter on Lord Peterborough's caveat and lay the whole before the King.
Letters from Ireland are read about Lord Lanesborough's arrear of quit rent. The King will remit the arrear of 162l. 7s. 2d.
Mr. Henry Baker's memorial about guarding the coast against exportation of wool is read. The King is pleased [to declare] that he be supervisor of the riding officers at the salary of 500l. per annum: to be constituted by the Customs Commissioners.
A letter is read from the Lords Justices [Ireland] on the petition of Lord Carlingford; also the report concerning the same; [the said petition being] for mortgages forfeited by Sir Patrick Trant and Robert Arthur amounting to about 8000l. and [also for allowance for] the damage by demolishing a castle [of his]. My Lords are [directed by the King] to examine further into this matter by speaking with Mr. South and if it be clear that his Majesty is like to get nothing of those mortgages he is inclined to gratify the petitioner.
The letter from the Lords Justices [Ireland] on behalf of Mr. Savage is read. The King is not pleased to grant him any pension.
[The petition is read of] Francis, Earl of Longford for a forfeited estate of Daniel Arthur called White Fryers. The King cannot grant this estate; it not being found by inquisition.
The letter of the Lords Justices [Ireland is read] concerning the arrear to the [Irish] Judges amounting to 6700l. on their additional salary. The King thinks this deserves further consideration in respect to the present state of the revenue of Ireland. [It is accordingly] respited.
The case of the lease to Hasset et al is read, with the opinions of the Attorney and Solicitor General [thereupon]. Let the reasons upon which the lease was granted be brought hither next time.
The letters concerning the woods on the estate so demised are read; valued at 10650l. besides the waste. The King orders that the timber be sold to the best advantage and the money to be reserved for his Majesty's disposal.
A letter [is read] from the Lords Justices [Ireland] about 3000l. to Trinity College near Dublin. Respited.
Another [letter from same is read] concerning 622l. 6s. 2d. disposed among foreign disbanded soldiers for their transportation. The King orders the remainder of the 800l. to be disposed as they propose.
Another [letter from them is read] for 200l. per an. to a library keeper at Dublin. Mr. Montagu will speak to the Archbishop [of Dublin] about this.
Another [letter from them is read] about the mills and weirs of Kilmainham to be granted to the Hospital [there]. Refer it back to Ireland to know the full improved value.
Mr. Killigrew's letter is read and his petition for the recognizances forfeited by Hunt's bail. The King will give him a third part of what shall be actually recovered into the Exchequer; and Mr. Baker is to be prosecuted the same at the King's charge.
Philip Howard [his petition is read]. The King orders nothing.
Lord Fairfax's petition [is read]. Let the Attorney General inspect the title and advise whether he thinks the same probable on the King's behalf.
[Order for] 100l. out of secret service [money in William Lowndes's hands] to Lord Paget's steward, for bringing letters from Turkey. Ibid., pp. 205–6.
Nov. 2,
forenoon. Treasury Chambers, Cockpit.
Present: Sir Stephen Fox; Chancellor of the Exchequer; Mr. Boyle.
The Navy Commissioners will be here again this day week.
Mr. Ryley and Mr. Talman [attend.] Mr. Ryley says he has the office of Surveyor [of woods Trent South] granted as largely as was enjoyed by Treswell or any others preceding him and he exhibits precedents of works done in the [King's] parks by the said Treswell and an original account to justify the same.
Mr. Talman says the Officer of Works will give in a memorial by Tuesday next.
Desire Col. Mordaunt to be here next Monday. Ibid, p. 205, 207.
Nov. 6, forenoon.Present: Mr. Montagu, Mr. Smith.
[Write] to the gentlemen of the East India Company to be here on Thursday and not to-morrow.
[Write] to the Navy Commissioners and to Mr. Dodington to be here on Thursday about the Marine Regiments.
[Write] to the gentlemen of the Hudson's Bay Company to be here on Friday morning.
[Write] to the Customs Commissioners, Mr. Holt, Mr. Blathwaite or Mr. Povey, and Col. Codrington to be here on Tuesday about adjusting the account of Col. Codrington's father. Ibid., p. 208.
Nov. 8, forenoon.Present: Sir Stephen Fox, Mr. Boyle.
The letter [of direction] to the Exchequer for 100l. [out of the moneys of] secret service to Lord Paget's steward; 25l. to Th. Shorter; 50l. to Edward Howard; and 100l. to Mr. Kien: is read and approved.
[Order for] 500l. to Lord Selkirk: to be paid presently.
[Ordered that] 259l. 16s. 10d. to complete 989l. 16s. 10d. for a fifth part on the bills of several of the Messengers [of the Chamber] which was ordered on June 22 last is to be now paid. Treasury Minute Book Vol. XI, p. 209.
Nov. 9, forenoon.Present: Sir Stephen Fox; Chancellor of the Exchequer; Mr. Boyle.
The gentlemen of the East India Company [attend] with Mr. Carleton about furnishing 500 tons of saltpetre at the charter price of 38l. 10s. 0d. per ton. The Company demands 12l. per hundred [weight] for Duties laid [by Parliament] since the contract [was] made by their charter.
They will forthwith deliver into the [Ordnance] Stores 500 tons of saltpetre at 38l. 10s. 0d. for which they are to be paid in money within six weeks' time from this day.
Desire Mr. Harry Mordant to be here to-morrow.
The Navy Commissioners [attend.] The captains of the 2 old Marine Regiments are to make up severally their accounts of the over-abatements for their men's clothes in the form now produced by Sir Cloudesley Shovel and Capt. Leigh for their 2 Companies.
[Write] to the Admiralty that they having desired that no half pay be issued to any of the Captains and Field Officers of the Marine Regiments till they should adjust accounts with the non-commission officers and soldiers; and having since received a letter (13 Oct. last) concerning the Regiment of Col. Dutton Colt, my Lords desire to be informed from the Admiralty Board whether Col. Dutton Colt has adjusted his accounts according to their [the Admiral Lords'] meaning, that so my Lords may order the taking off the said stop as to the Field Officers and Capt. of the said Regiment.
The Victuallers [attend]. They are to give my Lords an account how far their tallies will pay their debt.
[My Lords direct] the [money] order to the Serjeant of the House of Commons to be satisfied. Ibid., p. 210.
Nov. 10, forenoon.Present:—Mr. Montagu; Sir Stephen Fox; Chancellor of the Exchequer; Mr. Boyle.
Write to all that were to attend this afternoon to be here on Tuesday afternoon [instead].
The gentlemen of the Hudson's Bay Company are called in about the value of the goods taken in Fort Bourbon. My Lords acquaint them with the King's pleasure that they restore the value of those goods. They say they are unable. They were "cold" [?called ?valued] by the French 120000l. [and in addition] it cost them [the Company] 15000l. or 16000l. to recover the fort: by policy of the French they have had little or no trade there last year: if it were right for them to pay for these goods they were abundantly overrated: that which is rated at 7s. per £ is not really [worth] 5s. per £: they have paid customs and taxes near 2000l. and the real value of the thing would not be above 3000l.: [they] desire that all the pacts of treaty may be performed and not one exacted by itself: the war was made in part on account of their wrongs sustained by [from] the French: the French re-took this fort afterwards and are obliged by the Treaty of Ryswick to restore it but keep it still: and Commissioners were to treat about the right and title to the whole Bay but nothing is done in that: the English call this Fort Nelson or Fort York on Hayes River.
They say the Company was incorporated in 1670; in 1682 the stock was risen from 100l. to near 1000l.: in 1682 the French invaded them and took away from the English value 15000l.; in 1682 Monsieur Armond took a ship [of the Company's] value 10000l.: in 1686 King James demanded satisfaction of the Crown of France; then the Jesuits procured a neutrality for America "and knew by that time they were in possession of Albany Fort": in 1687 they made infraction of their treaty here and took the Hayes sloop: in 1688 they took 3 ships value 15000l.: in all the Company suffered 113000l. damage in time of peace: the war made [up] in part for these damages. in 1692 the Company set out 4 ships to recover the fort taken in 1686 viz. Albany Fort: in 1694 the French took York alias Bourbon Fort: in 1696 the English re-took it and keep it still: the Peace was made 20 Sept. 1697.
They say by the 7th or 8th Articles there should be a treaty for the right to the whole Bay in the first place.
The French now intercept the trade and the Company cannot hold out 2 years long[er].
These gentlemen [of the Company] desire that the right of the whole Bay may be settled and that York Fort may be delivered to them according to the Treaty, and that their poverty may be represented to the King.
[Write] to the [Principal] Officers of the Works and Mr. London that the King's pleasure is that the works now in hand for boxing and railing the trees shall be finished by those at present employed but for the future it is his Majesty's pleasure the Surveyor of the Woods shall have the care and performance of such works in all his Majesty's parks.
The Trustees for Exchequer Bills [attend]. They are to insert an advertisement in next Monday's Gazette for calling in the 60l. specie [Exchequer] Bills.
The money in the 3 orders payable to these Trustees is to be satisfied out of the surplus of the Tonnage and Poundage. Ibid. pp. 211–2.
Eodem die, afternoon. Kensington.Present: the King: Mr. Montagu; Sir Stephen Fox; Chancellor of the Exchequer; Mr. Boyle.
[The petition of] James Roach for forfeited lands in Ireland amounting to 95l. 13s. 4d. per an., on a surrender to be first made as by the report of the Lords Justices Ireland, is granted without making any surrender.
[The petition of] Emanuell Scroop How for a grant for 45 years of an office &c. now in lease to Mr. Legg [is read and] granted.
[The petition of] Sir Thomas Cook that a debt of above 3000l. owing to him may be paid out of Sir Jno. Freind's estate, upon an Address of the House of Commons, [is read]. To be considered when any money arises from the estate. The like [order is made] as to the petition of Tho. Cash Esq.
[The petition is read of the] Yeomen of the Guard to have their tax [on their pensions] remitted. [Order for] a bill to be made out and to be satisfied by the Treasurer of the Chamber.
The [Irish] Lords Justices' letters are read concerning the estates of Sir Valentine and Sir Nicholas Browne; and the letter from the Revenue Commissioners [Ireland]. The King orders the opinions of the Attorney and Solicitor General to be sent to the Lords Justices, who (if the estate be underlet) are to use such means that Hassell & Rogers may be induced to make some increase of their rent.
[The petition is read of] Gilbert Edwards. The King orders that my Lords remind my Lord Galway of his promise to discharge the petitioner's debt in case Sir John Freind's estate should be granted to his Lordship.
[The petition is read of] Baldwyn Leighton. Some employment to be found for him.
Signify to Mr. Harry Mordant the King's pleasure that he do by Tuesday morning next acquaint my Lords whether he will give such security for his office as is desired.
Mr. Randue to be paid half a year to Xmas last. Treasury Minute Book Vol. XI, p. 213.
Nov. 13,
forenoon. Treasury Chambers, Cockpit.
Present: Sir Stephen Fox; Chancellor of the Exchequer; Mr. Boyle.
[Write] to Mr. Tallman forthwith to send to my Lords a particular and estimate of the new works which the King has ordered to be done at Hampton Court.
[Order for] 1000l. to the sheriff of London and Middlesex on their [money] orders whereon about 2000l. is due.
[Order for] 1000l. to the [King's] printers, 500l. thereof forthwith and 500l. in a month.
Upon a letter from the Admiralty the stop on the half pay of the Field Officers and Captains of Mordant's late Marine Regiment is [ordered] to be taken off.
[Write] to Sir Charles Isaac to make up the account of the expense of the [portion of the] King's Household [which accompanied him when] in Holland during the last summer and to expedite it as soon as he can; to be laid before the King.
"Memorandum: to offer to his Majesty the humble opinion of this Board that some persons be appointed by his Majesty to take an exact survey of all the goods in his several Wardrobes and of the plate and jewels and to make report thereof to the King; and that a remain be taken every year in the several Offices for the future":
Mr. Montagu comes in.
"and that his Majesty will please to direct that as often as any emption is to be made in the Wardrobe or any new work to be done there, that an estimate be first made thereof and brought to this Board, expressing the kinds, quantities and rates of every parcel to be brought."
The like as to the Works and the Gardens.
Memorandum: to speak with his Majesty about the state and debt of the Civil List.
Mr. Crumelin's papers [are ordered] to be laid before the King on Wednesday.
Mr. William Fanshaw to have 100l. [as royal] bounty.
[Write] to the Earl of Montagu desiring him to be here to-morrow morning.
[Ordered that] 251l. upon 2 bills for the Queen's play debts are to be paid out of secret service.
[Order for] 500l. to be paid to Mr. Yard on his order.
[Write] to the Navy Commissioners to be here on Wednesday morning about settling the privy seal for the [Navy] Treasurer's accounts.
[Order for] 312l. to be issued to the Treasurer of the Chamber for Henry Allen, messenger, for one fifth of his bills. Ibid., p. 214.
Nov. 14,
forenoon.
Present: Mr. Montagu; Sir Stephen Fox; Chancellor of the Exchequer; Mr. Boyle.
Mr. Mordant [attends] about giving security for his Office [of Treasurer and Paymaster of the Ordnance]. He will wait on my Lord Romney and comply one way or another. My Lords desire him to be at Kensington to-morrow afternoon.
Sir Thomas Cook desires leave for 2 presses to be sent to India. He is to put it in writing. He is acquainted with the minute on his own petition [supra p. 23].
Letters [of direction are ordered to be sent to the Exchequer] for so much as is due to the 2 Secretaries of State on their salaries lately paid at the Custom House.
[The like for] 537l. 10s. 0d. to Mr. Levy, on his order: to be paid within three weeks.
[Order for] 500l. to Mr. Prior on his ordinary.
[Write] to Mr. Nicho. Baker to be here to-morrow morning about Sir Jno. Elwill's Bank bills.
A list to be made of the widows whose husbands were slain [in the King's service].
[Order for] 200l. to be paid to Mr. Nicho. Baker.
[Write] to the Excise Commissioners not to attend this afternoon "and to Mr. Townsend to come to me [William Lowndes]." Ibid., p. 215.
Eodem die. afternoon. Treasury Chambers, Cockpit.Present: Mr. Montagu; Sir Stephen Fox; Chancellor of the Exchequer; Mr. Boyle.
The Customs Commissioners are called in and Col. Codrington and Mr. Povey. Mr. Hutcheson, agent to the late Col. Codrington is called in. Col. Codrington says the Commissioners [for the Four and a Half per cent. Duty] in the Leeward Islands charge a price certain [on the goods paid in kind for the said Duty: whereas] his father ought to be charged with what he actually and bona fide sold the goods for, he having done the best for his Majesty's service.
Mr. Hutcheson says Col. Codrington was necessitated to take the goods in kind and sell them there [instead of sending same to London to be sold by the Customs Commissioners] and offers the copy of a letter sent by him in 1691 to the Committee for Trade advising the contrary: he would have employed several to sell it at the agency [or commission rate] craved by him; which they refused; and at length he found several that undertook it: that the prices set by the Commissioners are suppositious, but they were sold bona fide without collusion and the Colonel is answerable for no more than the real price they were sold for: that the Colonel had no advantage but the 3 per cent. which [operation] cost him as much; and as to the sugar taken by Chapman by order of the Council there, to buy powder, he was Treasurer of the Island and Col. Codrington was never charged with it.
My Lords are satisfied in the account except 189l. 16s. 10½d. craved for over-rates, wastage, agency; and commission of 562l. 5s. 3d. surcharged in this account as received by Mr. Horne the accomptant's agent in Antigua. The said 189l. 16s. 0½d. is disallowed. As to the second item of 654l. 9s. 0d. my Lords except the sum of 297l. 3s. 0¾d. part thereof and are willing to allow the remainder thereof for his charge in passing his accounts, and for overseeing his agents and for his risk [in the transaction].
[Write] to the Excise Commissioners to cause to be delivered to Sir Fra. Wynington the 6 sheep and horses mentioned in his bill of sale from Thomas Ellis junr. Treasury Minute Book. Vol. XI., p. 216.
Nov. 15,
forenoon. Kensington.
Present: the King; Mr. Montagu; Sir Stephen Fox; Chancellor of the Exchequer; Mr. Boyle.
The officers [Auditors of Imprests] are to give in writing to the Earl of Ranelagh the objections they have to the accounts which he is stating, that they may be laid before the King next Wednesday.
Ordered that as often as any emptions are to be made in the Wardrobe or any new work to be done there, that an estimate be first made thereof and brought to the Treasury, expressing the kinds, quantities and rates of every parcel to be bought.
The like as to the Works and the Gardens.
The King will have the Household expense reduced to 80000l. per annum, all extraordinaries reckoned in.
[Order for] 100l. to be allowed to the Works for building Sir William Forrester's kitchen, "but that sum is not to be exceeded at the King's charge."
Let an account be brought every week to Kensington of the produce of the revenue in that week above the disposition [of the expense as] by the scheme for that week.
The minutes about the Hudson's Bay Company are read. My Lords are to send to the Company again that if they do not pay the money the Attorney General shall proceed against them. Ibid., p. 217.
Nov. 17,
Treasury Chambers, Cockpit, Whitehall.
Present: Earl of Tankerville; Henry Boyle; Mr. Smith, Chancellor of the Exchequer; Richard Hill.
The new Commission of the Treasury is read.
Christopher Montagu Esq., Auditor of the Receipt of the Exchequer alias Tally Writer, signs, seals and delivers to my Lords a surrender of his said office dated Nov. 16 inst.
After the execution of the said surrender my Lords constituted Charles Montagu Esq. to the said office for his life.
Charles Twitty, John Low, William Clayton, and John Pelham, clerks or ministers of the Exchequer are called in: who being present my Lords administered to Charles Montagu the oath for his said office which he took together with the oaths appointed by the Act of 1 Wm. and Mary c. 8, and he did at the same time subscribe the Association and was thereupon admitted into the office by all their Lordships who went to the Exchequer for that purpose and saw him write upon a tally. Ibid., p. 218.
Nov. 21,
forenoon.
Present: all the five Lords: ut supra.
[Write] to the Excise Commissioners not to attend this afternoon.
[Write] to the Earl of Peterborough to desire he will give an answer to the letter that was sent him for appointing a day of hearing on his caveat.
[Ordered that] 640l. 11s. 4d. is to be paid by the Earl of Ranelagh (out of the Disbanding money remaining in his hands) to the Treasurer of the Navy to be by him (in the presence and with the assistance of the Captains) applied to satisfy so much as by accounts appears to be due to the men of the three Companies late of Sir Cloudesley Shovell, Capt. Charles Williams and Sir David Mitchel for abatements exceeding their Regimental clothes.
[Write] to Mr. Charles Fox to be here about his accounts the first day that the Board sits after Friday next.
The stop on the half pay of the Field Officers and Captains of the late Marine Regiments of Seymour, Mordant, Cole and Brudnell is [ordered] to be taken off. Write a letter for those of Seymour and Colt.
Write to the Board of Ordnance to send my Lords an account to-morrow morning what hath been done by Mr. Mordaunt as to the giving his security.
Let Sir Thomas Littleton's privy seal be drawn anew.
Mr. Anthony Row, Lady Wood and Mris. Stephens attend. My Lords are of opinion that upon making the assignment by Mr. Row and Bridges the tallies ought to be delivered up; and no process shall go against Mr. Row in the King's name if he complies in making the assignment.
Write to the Agents [for Taxes] to quicken the Receivers to return up [to London to the Exchequer] the money in their hands of the several Aids and particularly of the last Poll.
[Order for] 150l. for incidents to the Commissioners of Trade.
Mr. Henry Baker is to prosecute the gaoler at Dover and all others concerned in the second escape of Godfrey Crosse. Ibid, p. 219.
Nov. 22,
forenoon.
Present: all the five Lords ut supra.
Write to the Customs Commissioners to cause the money and account of the Duty on cynders to be kept distinct and the money to be paid into the Exchequer weekly under a proper head for itself.
The [Principal] Officers of the Ordnance [attend]. They acquaint my Lords that Mr. Mordant offers for security William Churchill and John Churchill: which my Lords approve of.
[Write] to Mr. Mordant and the Board of Ordnance to be here on Monday morning.
[Write] to the Agents [of Taxes] to be here to-morrow morning. Ibid, p. 220.
Eodem die, afternoon. Kensington.Present: Sir Stephen Fox; Chancellor of the Exchequer; Mr. Boyle; Mr. Hill.
His Majesty comes in.
Mr. Blathwait is called in. "He is to prepare a warrant for money for the men."
[Write] to the Wardrobe to send in forthwith a particular of the furniture for the closet at Hampton Court which the King has directed; expressing the kinds, quantities and prices of the respective parcels: and also to send a particular of the charge of making the bed which is set down in the account at about 990l.
Also a particular of the charge of hiring furniture, "for the King's evidence by what warrant it was done and for whom particularly; there being 833l. 8s. 0d. set down for the same."
Order for 254l. 5s. 9d. to be paid by the Earl of Ranelagh (out of Disbanding money in his hands) to the Navy for the men of Capt. Tho. Ley's Company. Treasury Minute Book XI, p. 221.
Nov. 23,
forenoon. Treasury Chambers, Cockpit.
Present: All the five Lords.
The Agents [for Taxes attend].
[Write] to Mr. Lowman to be here next Tuesday morning. Ibid., p. 222.
Nov. 27,
forenoon.
Present: Lord Tankerville, Mr. Boyle, Mr. Hill.
The Board of Ordnance and Col. Mordaunt [attend]. The Board acquaint my Lords that Col. Mordaunt has given security for the office of Treasurer of the Ordnance and desire that the privy seal may now pass for authorising Mr. Bertie to pay over [to Mordaunt] the remain [of money, tallies and Lottery tickets] in his [Bertie's] hands as late Treasurer.
And they further move for [the issue of] the last year's fund for the Land and Sea Service of the Office of Ordnance. Ibid., p. 223.
Nov. 28,
forenoon.
Present: Earl of Tankerville; Sir Stephen Fox; Chancellor of the Exchequer; Mr. Hill.
Sir Richard Haddock, Mr. Fenn and Mr. Sturt are called in. They will finish their accounts [as late Navy Victuallers] in six months' time. They are [ordered] to give in a memorial of their demands for the pains of themselves, their cashier, accountant and clerks, which my Lords will lay before the King. Ibid., p. 224.
Nov. 29,
forenoon.
Present: All the five Lords.
[Order for] 300l. to be issued to the Speaker [of the House of Commons]. Ibid., p. 225.
Eodem die, afternoon. Kensington.Present: the King: All the five Treasury Lords.
The Earl of Ranelagh and Mr. Blathwaite [attend]. The Earl's [usual weekly] memorial [for money for the Forces] is read.
[Write] to the [Principal] Officers of the Works to return their report to my Lords on Friday morning upon Mr. Tallman's estimate referred to them.
Mr. Ryly shall fence the trees, make the ponds, &c.: but London and Wise are to plant.
[Order for] 100l. to Mr. Bernard Grenville.
[Order for the issue to William Lowndes of] 1,000l. for secret services. Ibid.
Nov. 30,
forenoon. Treasury Chambers, Cockpit.
Present: Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr. Boyle, Mr. Hill.
[Write] to Col. Godfrey to be here to-morrow morning.
[Write] to the Earl of Ranelagh and Mr. Abbot to be here tomorrow morning. The door to be shut. Only Col. Godfrey to come in.
Desire Mr. Sergison to call here to-morrow morning. Ibid., p. 226.