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October 1699

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'Warrants etc: October 1699', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 15: 1699-1700 (1933), pp. 174-193. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=83229 Date accessed: 20 September 2014.


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October 1699

Oct. 3.Money warrant for 200l. to Henry Baker for one year to Sept. 29 last on his allowance as Solicitor for the Treasury. (Money order dated Oct. 4 hereon). Money Book XIV, p. 433. Order Book V, p. 112.
Treasury allowance of the salary bill of the Stamp Office for last Michaelmas quarter: total 1437l. 10s. 0d. Money Book XIV, p. 433.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to pay 37l. 10s. 0d. to Christopher Tilson for last Michaelmas quarter for making a particular account of the Customs. Ibid., p. 434.
Money warrant for 2000l. to the Treasury Lords, (Charles Montague; Ford, Earl of Tankerville; Sir Stephen Fox, John Smith and Henry Boyle) for same quarter's salary. (Money order dated Oct. 4 hereon). Ibid., p. 434. Order Book V, p. 111.
Treasury allowance of the Excise Office salary bill for last Sept. 29 quarter (total 6000l. 17s. 6d.). and incidents bill for last June 24 quarter: (total 702l. 14s. 0d.). Money Book XIV, p. 434.
Money warrant for 75l. to William Wekett for last September 29 quarter's allowance for the Treasury Chambers and 5l. to John Hurst for carrying letters for same quarter. (Money order dated Oct. 4 hereon.) Money Book XIV, p. 434. Order Book V, p. 111.
Oct. 3.Same for 25l. to Nahum Tate for 1699 Michaelmas quarter's salary as Poet Laureat. Money Book XIV, p. 436.
Treasury warrant dormant to the Customs Commissioners to pay the fee or salary of 30l. per an. to Robert Jackson as one of the Customers of the port of Kingston upon Hull. Ibid., p. 436.
The like for 30l. per an. to Matthew Appleyard as one [other] of the Customers of said port. Ibid., p. 438.
The like for 16l. 13s. 4d. per an. to Henry Seager as Comptroller of said port. Ibid.
Treasury allowance of John Thorrowkettle's bill of 16l. 3s. 4d. for last Sept. 29 quarter's attendance in the Treasury. (Treasury warrant to the Customs Cashier to pay same 16l. 3s. 4d. for same quarter's attendance in the Customs). Ibid., p. 436.
Money warrant for 50l. to Thomas Rymer for same quarter's salary as Historiographer Royal. Ibid., p. 437.
Money order for 225l. to the Agents for Taxes viz. 50l. each to Philip Ryley, James Dewy, William Clayton and Charles Dartiquenave and 25l. to Maximilian Stephens: for one quarter's salaries due 1699 Sept. 29.
20l. to Reginald Ryley their clerk being 15l. for himself and 5l. for a messenger for same time. Order Book V, p. 110.
William Lowndes to Mr. Rowe et al. Have you any objection to Auditor Done's petition enclosed [missing] relating to a debt owing from John Hinde to his father-in-law Sir Thomas Griffith who has assigned same to said Done? Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 153.
Treasury reference to Mr. Twitty and Mr. Thrale of the petition of John England shewing that Mr. Packer deceased is indebted to him in 19l. 15s. 0d. but he is not inserted in the list of Packer's creditors: therefore praying to be so inserted and to be paid proportionately with the other creditors. Reference Book VII, p. 352.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Ford, searcher of Chichester port, praying his share of several seizures viz. a third of 2100l. fine on Peter Barillau for importing silk from France; a moiety of 1000l. against Dinah Mason for importing French silks and muslins; a third of 400l. against the said Mason; a third of 700l. against Peter D' Herse for importing the like silks; a third of 1000l. against Stephen Seignoret for importing the like; Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Postmasters General to remit 100l. to Richard Pilkington, late Deputy Postmaster of Ipswich, on his paying the 207l. 3s. 8d. balance remaining of his debt to the King see supra Tr. Cal. XIV, p. 401: the Postmasters General thinking it not reasonable to make him an allowance for the gentlemen of the County not paying for their letters as it may encourage a neglect of duty they not being obliged to deliver letters without being paid for them, but think petitioner is poor and deserving of consideration he having made as few Returns as any Postmaster considering the many letters he had to deliver and the extent of the Branch under his management. (See infra under date 1701 April 7.) Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, p. 284.
Oct. 4.Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to pay the salary bill of the Customs for the outports for last Sept. 29 quarter (total 8059l. 11s. 3d.): and of London port (total 5473l. 15s. 9d.) Money Book XIV, p. 435.
Same to the Customs Cashier to pay 50l. to the Corporation of Lyme Regis for half-a-year to June 24 last on the annuity granted 1671 Dec. 21 for 21 years from 1684 Jan. 24 towards the reparation of the pier called the Cobb there. Ibid., p. 437.
Money warrant for 20l. to Mr. Sharp for his passage to Virginia whither he is going Chaplain. (Money order dated Oct. 10 hereon.) (William Lowndes to the Receipt dated Oct. 24 to pay same out of Civil List moneys.) Money Book XIV, p. 420. Order Book V, p. 113. Disposition Book XV, p. 101.
William Lowndes to Mr. Clarke. On breaking up the Marquess of Carmarthen's and Sir Cloudesley Shovell's Marine Regiments the King established the Reformed Officers thereof on an allowance of half-pay as from 1698 Aug. 19 and payable to the Navy Treasurer. But they are since placed on the Half Pay Establishment payable by the Earl of Ranelagh as from March 25 last.
As no payment has been made by the Navy Treasurer pursuant to the first Establishment, my Lords have directed money to said Earl to cover said interim period viz. 1698 Aug. 19 to March 25 last. Please prepare a royal warrant to authorise this. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 154.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of George Curteis shewing that he bought some foreign silks of one Thomas Rowe which was afterwards seized by an officer of the Lustring Company upon which one Blower entered an information against petitioner and at the trial Rowe and Blower appeared against petitioner and he was fined 500l.: therefore praying a remission of the King's share of said fine. Reference Book VII, p. 352.
William Lowndes to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland enclosing the petition [missing] of Peter Harrold for employment in the Customs in Ireland. My Lords recommend him. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 38.
Oct. 5.Money warrant for 500l. to Henry Baker as imprest for Crown Law charges. (Money order dated Oct. 10 hereon.) Money Book XIV, p. 435 Order Book V, p. 115.
Same for 3750l. to Sir Benjamin Bathurst, Treasurer to William, Duke of Gloucester, for last Sept. 29 quarter on said Duke's annuity. (Money order dated Oct. 10 hereon.) (William Lowndes dated Oct. 24 to the Receipt to pay same out of Civil List moneys that shall be paid in this week.) Money Book XIV, p. 437. Order Book V, p. 114. Disposition Book XV, p. 101.
Oct. 5.Treasury warrant dormant to the Customs Cashier to pay the fee or salary of 10l. per an. to Nathaniell Smith as Comptroller of Poole port.
38l. 13s. 4d. per an. salary to Robert Warren as Customer of Plymouth port. Money Book XIV, pp. 438, 442.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 3000l. to Sir Theodore Janssen out of Civil List moneys: to satisfy the instalments due on the King's subscription to the East India Trade, as in full of 9691l. 15s. 0d. on the order in the said Janssen's name for that purpose. Disposition Book XV, p. 95.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to pay as follows out of the 1437l. 13s. 7d. directed to you this day viz.: 824l. 3s. 6d. to Lieut. Col. Duncanson of Lord Lorne's late Regiment as in full of 1200l. for the loss of the Regiment's clothing at the surrender of Dixmuyd for which clothing said Lieut. Col. stood engaged and has been under arrest (in the margin "380l. in part"): and 613l. 10s. 1d. to the late Commissioners for the Leeward Islands for the balance on their account of their receipts and payments for the subsistence of the officers and soldiers of Col. Holt's Regiment and thereupon to deliver up the obligation entered into by said Commissioners to answer the moneys they should receive for said Regiment. Ibid.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed account of Col. William Beeston, Governor of Jamaica, of moneys received and paid for subsisting Col. Lillingston's late Regiment there. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 153.
Same to Mr. Povey to report on the enclosed account of the above Beeston of moneys received and paid as the King's donation to the poor inhabitants of that island who suffered by the French invasion there. Ibid.
Same to the Board of Greencloth. Send to my Lords the three last Establishments of the Household. Ibid., p. 154.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Benjamin Overton praying that the said Commissioners may be directed to examine whether the under searchers are in possession of the office of head searcher [in London port] as they allege and whether the execution of that office by them may not be prejudicial to the service. Reference Book VII, p. 352.
William Lowndes to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Robert Smallman and other merchants relating to the Duty of 1d. per pound weight on tobacco imported between 24 Dec. 1698 and 26 January following when the Act for granting that Duty passed the royal assent. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 38.
Oct. 6.Money warrant for 219l. 17s. 2d. to Edward Proger (Progers) Keeper of the Middle Park at Hampton Court for disbursements 1694–5 March 21 to 1697–8 Feb. 10 for hay for the deer, taxes, and repairs. (Money order dated Nov. 14 hereon.) Money Book XIV, p. 439, Order Book V, p. 123.
Same for 190l. to Nathaniell Lodington, Consul at Tripoly, for half-a-year to Sept. 29 last on his allowance. (Money order dated Oct. 20 hereon.) Money Book XIV, p. 439. Order Book V, p. 117.
Same for 300l. to Robert Cole, Agent and Consul at Algiers for half a year to Aug. 10 last on his allowance, and 227l. 6s. 7¾d. for a bill of extraordinaries 1696 Sept. 8 to 1697 Sept. 8. (Money order dated Oct. 17.)
Appending: said bill of extraordinaries dated Algiers 6 Oct. 1697 and allowed by the Earl of Jersey 1699 Sept. 12.
Plate.Aspers.
14 Dec.1696 to a poor English galley slave2
21 Dec.to John Beale and Rich. Humphreys two delivered up men [redeemed captives] each a shirt, draws, capotes, shoes and blankets15.5
4 Jan.1696–7 to Thomas Treswalen, Thomas Browne, Richard Green, and Robt. Williams, four delivered up men each a shirt, blanket, shoes and tobacco at several times18.2
24 Feb.to Ishmael Hogga, favourite secretary, at circumcising his son, a Castan86.
1 Mar.to the Grooms in the King's house, their care of his Majesty's horses2.
3 Mar.to a Chiause calling the Admiral to the King's house to take off the passes1.
9 Mar.to a new Screven of the Horse, three ½-pike cloth21.
12 Mar.to the Admiral and Abderhaman Hogga, assisting in taking of [off] the passes eight pike Venice sayes at 10.p. per pike80
25 Mar.to Ro. Williams one of the delivered up men, a pair of shoes—5
28 Mar.to Edw. Hogge, John Child, William Perking and Denis Conniers each a blanket10.
2 April.to Usine Rais, his kind treatment of the above four men three pike of cloth18.
3 Aprilto each of [the] said four men, a shirt, drawers, and blankets, shoes and mending20.726
20 Aprilto the doctor of the Hospital for looking after one of the sick and lame8.
22 Mayto the favourite Hogga writing a letter to his Majesty [concerning] taking of [off] the passes100
2 Juneto three Rs [Reals] a day for provisions for John Beale and Richard Humphreys from the 21st Dec. 1696 to this day being 165 days61.1
to six Rs a day for provisions for four delivered up men the 4th Jan. to this day being 160 days.120
to six Rs a day for the provisions for the four delivered up men from the 28th March to this day being 76 days50.2
to provisions for the above 10 men for their voyage for Christendom and passage to Majorca and Alicante10047.428
June 8 to the Grooms in the King's house at several times, their care of the King's horses10.
100. p. in plate reduced into aspers at 87½ per cent.187.4.28
100860.5.25
£s.d.
860.5 Rs at 3s. 6d. per dollar [or Real] makes sterling15012
to the two Pasqua fees Ramazan and Corban Bairan anno 16977117
to Exchequer fees on 600l. for a year's salary14150
to striking a tally in the Excise for six months' salary950
to allowing my three bills of extraordinaries at the Duke of Shrewsbury's office6156
to [Exchequer] fees for striking tallies on the Excise for the above three bills being 419l. 15s. 9d.1960
to charges of the privy seal31186
to postage of letters to and from Leghorn to 10 August 1696.41610
£3096
Money Book XIV, p. 439–440. Order Book V, pp. 116.
Oct. 6.William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 24l. 18s. 0d. to the Navy Treasurer on his unsatisfied order; to be paid over to Capt. Bennett to complete what is due as a Capt. in the late Marine Regiment under the Marquess of Carmarthen according to a certificate by Richard Harnage, late agent to said Regiment. (Same to the Navy Commissioners to imprest said sum accordingly.) Disposition Book XV, p. 95. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 154.
Same to Sir Christopher Wren to report an estimate on the enclosed memorial [missing] of Mr. James Frontin relating to the repairs of the ice wells at Hampton Court. Ibid., p. 155.
Treasury warrant to Phillip Ryley, Surveyor General of Woods Trent South, to fell dotard and decayed timber in New Forest sufficient to produce 242l. 6s. 0d. for the repair of the following lodges therein viz. Denny, Cross, Whitley Ridge, Reynfeild, Wilverleigh, Homesley, Burleigh, Bolderwood, Broomey, Ashley, Ivar, Bramble Hill, Castle, Irons Hill and Ashees and also bridges and passages in said forest: as by the said Ryley's memorial of Sept. 20 last. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, p. 285.
Oct. 10.Money warrant for 20l. to Mr. Lithgo, clerk, for his passage to the Plantations whither he is going Chaplain. (Money order dated Oct. 18 hereon.)
Mr. Young 20l. for same to Virginia as a same. (Money order dated Oct. 10 hereon.) Money Book XIV, p. 435. Order Book V, pp. 117, 113. Disposition Book XV, p. 101.
Money order for 12l. 9s. 7¼d. to John Champneis for an overpayment on his account to 1695 Sept. 29 as late sheriff of Somerset. (The page of the Money Book XIV p. 424 containing the warrant for this money order has been cut out.) Order Book V, p. 114.
Treasury reference to the Surveyor General [of Crown Lands] of the petition of Sir James Butler for a licence (according to the custom of the manor of Richmond) for him to let for term of years a copyhold estate which he has in said manor. Reference Book VII, p. 353.
Treasury warrant to Sir Scroop How bart., Comptroller of Excise, to appoint John Tooker as his deputy to comptrol the Duties on Salt. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, p. 283.
William Lowndes to the Revenue Commissioners of Ireland. My Lords approve your proposal to employ Mr. John Forster as Counsel in the revenue. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 39.
Oct. 11.Treasury warrant to the Excise Commissioners to pay 120l. to Samuell Johnson their correspondent for the multiplicity of business in his office at the commencement of the Duties on Malt and Leather when the number of Excise Collectors was increased from 39 to 55. Money Book XIV, p. 394.
Oct. 11.Treasury allowance of the 1699 Sept. 29 quarter's salary bill and incidents bill of the Hackney Coaches Office: totals respectively 190l. 1s. 0d. and 93l. 11s. 2d. Money Book XIV, p. 441.
Money warrant for 20l. to Solomon Whateley, clerk, for his passage to Virginia whither he is going Chaplain. (Money order dated Oct. 18 hereon.) Money Book XIV, p. 443. Order Book V, p. 115. Disposition Book XV, p. 101.
Oct. 12.William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 250l. to me, Lowndes, on my unsatisfied order for secret service. Disposition Book XV, p. 96.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to pay 1087l. 8s. 8d. to the Navy Treasurer to clear the pay due to the adjutants and chirurgeons of the two Marine Regiments lately commanded by the Marquess of Carmarthen (410l. 18s. 0d.) and Sir Cloudesley Shovell (676l. 10s. 8d.) to the time they were broke. (Same to the Navy Commissioners to direct the application of said sum accordingly.) Ibid.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 11,086l. 10s. 8d. to the Earl of Ranelagh, of which 9080l. 10s. 2d. to be for 14 days' subsistence to the Standing Troops for Oct. 9 to Oct. 23 inst. and 2006l. 0s. 6d. for three months' subsistence to the Garrisons from March 25 last. Ibid., p. 97.
Same to same to issue 500l. to Henry Baker on his order for Crown Law charges. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Stamps Commissioners of the petition of John Baddaley, carrier for the County of Stafford, shewing that he was robbed of a parcel of stampt paper to the value of 43l. 18s. 0d. for which he is unable to make satisfaction being very poor. Reference Book VII, p. 353.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Daniell Ivie and Henry Arthur shewing that in 1694 and 1695 they imported at Exeter 687,954 pounds [weight] of tobacco and in the same years exported 543,583 pounds of the same as appears by the officers' certificates on the debentures: that in all other ports the merchants receive an allowance of 4 per cent. out of the impost Duties on tobacco for waste and shrinkage: therefore praying the like allowance on their exports as above. Ibid.
Oct. 13.Treasury warrant dormant to the Customs Cashier to pay the salary of 52l. per an. to Richard Warner as a King's waiter, London port. Money Book XIV, p. 455.
William Lowndes to the Farmers of the Lotteries. How far have you paid Col. Vaughan's pension of 300l. per an. since the first stop there of by the order in Council of 1696–7 March 23? Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 155.
Same to Mr. Packer. Send my Lords your answer to the enclosed petition [missing] of Elizabeth Barley, corn chandler relating to your late father John Packer's debt to her. Ibid.
Oct. 13.Treasury reference to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of Timothy Parker, late supervisor of the Duty on salt at Lymington shewing that he has been employed since the commencement of said Duty both as collector and supervisor but Mr. Kent late collector, for private revenge, meeting Foot Onslow at Lymington obtained such credit with him that petitioner was discharged for infidelity: therefore praying an investigation. Reference Book VII, p. 353.
Oct. 14.Money order for 5l. to John Broadhurst, porter at the Exchequer Gate, for 1699 Sept. 29 quarter's salary. Order Book V, p. 115.
Oct. 15.Treasury warrant dormant to the Customs Cashier to pay the salary of 8l. per an. to Charles Ellesdon as searcher of Poole port. Money Book XV, p. 3.
Oct. 16.Treasury warrant to Henry Baker to pay 30l. to Edmund Hornby for charges of him and a clerk in attending the sessions at Manchester for the trial of Lord Molineux and others for nine days as Clerk of the Crown for the Duchy of Lancaster. Money Book XIV, p. 443.
Oct. 17.Same to the Auditors of Imprests to allow 280l. in the accounts of Richard Hutchinson deceased late Cashier of Customs for five clerks which he had to keep extra beyond the Establishment by reason of Exchequer Bills the addition of Duties and the Peace. Ibid., p. 442.
Money warrant for 5876l. 7s. 6d. to Henry D' Nassau, Seigneur D' Auverquerk, Master of the Horse, for one year for the stables from January 1 last. (Money order dated Oct. 20 hereon.)
2500l. to same as imprest for providing horses and geldings for the King; for the year commencing 1698 Sept. 29. (Money order ut supra). Ibid., p. 444. Order Book V, p. 117.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt to distribute and apply the sum of 11,130l. 10s. 11d. toward Deficient Funds as follows: said sum being received between Sept. 19 last and Oct. 17 inst. on branches of the Revenue as follows: viz. on the Window Act 1309l. 14s. 8d.; on Additional Impositions 4244l. 4s. 10d.; on the new Duty on Salt 4287l. 4s. 5d.; on the Duty on paper continued 1289l. 7s. 0d.: the distribution to be as follows: viz.:
Deficiencies as computed by Act of Parliament.How they stood upon the Register the 17th Oct 1699.The distribution and application hereby ordained.
First 4s. Aid55622105556221051237
Third 4s. Aid407372034028270390312
Fourth 4s. Aid917101138984456720346
Second Quarterly Poll89275134887751341980
Three Fourths Customs2134471592114471594739
Salt1711500001590746166379696
Two Thirds Additional Excise16000000129054111135418
Additional Impositions4451777444000000987911¾
Vellum and Parchment2241147235601174972
Marriages648000006480000014379
Wines and Vinegar146181191461811932453
5017793748467031111111301011
Money Book XIV, p. 448.
Oct. 17.William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners. My Lords have given 10 days' leave to Peregrine Bertie, one of the patent searchers, London port, on extraordinary business that requires his attendance in the country. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 105.
Treasury fiat for royal letters patent to constitute Henry Fairfax Esq. as Comptroller of Newcastle port loco Ralph Williamson. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 44.
Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Robert Peters (Receiver General of Land Tax for Co. Herts.) praying to be Receiver General of the Duties on Marriages and on Houses for said county and proposing his securities. (Treasury warrant dated Nov. 10 to the King's Remembrancer to take his securities in 5000l.) (Treasury Commission dated Nov. 10.) Reference Book VII, p. 349. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, pp. 267, 268.
Same to Edward Nicholas of the petition of Katha[rine] and Ursula Siegler showing that the late Queen allowed them a pension of 60l. per an. each "for their services in embroidering from after pictures" and that there is a year due to them at Michaelmas last: therefore praying payment "to enable them to perform the said service." Reference Book VII, p. 353.
Oct. 17, 18, 20, 31, Nov. 10.Same to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of John Derbie Receiver General for Co. Dorset praying allowance of 580l. for his extraordinary charges in his receipts.
William Love the like for 500l. 16s. 0d. as same for Co. Huntingdon.
Henry Whitbread the like for 426l. 13s. 4d. as same for Co. [Beds.]
Hugh Horton the like for 810l. as same for Co. Bucks.
Ben Mathews the like for 1137l. 6s. 5d. as same for Cos. Northampton and Rutland.
Ch. Brown the like for 1197l. 17s. 6d. as same for Co. Somerset and City of Bristol.
John Parran the like for 459l. 15s. 10d. as same for the County, City and University of Oxford. Ibid., p. 354.
Oct. 18.Money warrant for 20l. each to Mr. Sanders and Mr. Marson (Marsom) for their passage money to Virginia and Carolina respectively whither they are going as Chaplains. (Money orders dated Oct. 20 hereon.) Money Book XIV, p. 435. Order Book V, p. 115. Disposition Book XV, p. 101.
Same for 20l. to — White, clerk, for same to Maryland, whither he is going Chaplain. (Money order dated Oct. 18 hereon.) Money Book XIV, p. 443. Order Book V, p. 115. Disposition Book XV, p. 101.
Same for 25l. to Thomas Shorter for attendance on the Lords Justices of England in the year 1699. (Money order dated Oct. 20 hereon.) Money Book XIV, p. 444. Order Book V, p. 117. Disposition Book XV, p. 102.
Treasury warrant dormant to the Receiver General of the Duties on Houses and on Marriages, Co. Yorks., to pay the salary of 80l. per an. to Cole Mordaunt as an officer for surveying and inspecting the said Duties.
Oct. 18.Dormant warrants for 80l. per an. salary each to William Alder, William Chamberlain, Gusta Young, William Ingram and Robert Mason; 70l. per an. to John Hall for Co. Northumberland; 70l. per an. to Robert Cole; 60l. per an. to Joseph Alport for Co. Durham: all as Surveyors of House Duties Money Book XIV, p. 445.
Money warrant for 122l. 3s. 4d. to Henry Seagar for the entertainment of the Officers of the Mint and the Jury of Goldsmiths at the Trial of the Pax 3 August last. (Money order dated Oct. 20 hereon.) (William Lowndes to the Receipt dated Oct. 24 to pay same out of Civil List money.) Money Book XIV, p. 442. Order Book V, p. 116, Disposition Book XV, p. 101.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners enclosing a petition [missing] of Robert Williamson relating to the head searcher's place London port. Do not proceed on Mr. Overton's petition before my Lords speak with you. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 155.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Thomas Crabbe and John Harris praying to have restored to them 16 bags of wool which they were carrying to St. Giles fair Aug. 30 last but were seized by Cha. Webb an officer at Chichester; same not being intended to be exported. Reference Book VII, p. 355.
Same to same of the petition of Joseph Beverton, one of the riding officers of the Customs at Canterbury, shewing that he prosecuted John Thorpe for importing silks from France and John Saunders and Abell Burrows for the like and Mr. Mason for smuggling silks; but that the said persons being evidences against the French merchants that were impeached by the House of Commons are thereby discharged from their penalties: therefore praying a moiety of their convictions. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe to insert in the intended lease to John England and John Elderton the name of Jos. Damer, son, instead of that of Jos. Damer, his father lately deceased; in accordance with their petition.
Prefixing: report by the Surveyor General of Crown Lands on the petition of the said England and Elderton ut supra p. 164. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, p. 286.
Treasury letters patent constituting Charles Boyles to be Receiver in the Alienation Office loco Edward Nicholas deceased, with the annuity or yearly fee of 160l. Ibid., p. 288.
Treasury warrant to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland to discharge — Lowther, relict of John Lowther and Dr. Victor Ferguson of the debt of 346l. 1s. 117/8d. as security for Samuel Richardson, late Collector of Belfast, Carrickfergus and Londonderry on third payment of 46l. 18s. 6d.: they being sureties only for his office at Belfast and Carrickfergus for which there is only a debt due from him to the Crown of 46l. 18s. 6d. for which they are liable out of a total debt as above. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 39.
Oct. 19.Royal letters patent constituting Henry Fairfax Esq. to be Comptroller of Customs, Newcastle port loco Ralph Williamson. King's Warrant Book XX, p. 182.
William Lowndes to Mr. Abbott to attend my Lords to-morrow with an account of what Disbandment moneys remain in the Earl of Ranelagh's hands: and likewise an estimate of what will carry to Jan. 1 next the subsistence and other payments directed by Act of Parliament out of last year's provision. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 155.
Treasury reference to Sir Christopher Wren of Michaell Studholme's estimate of 625l. 3s. 9d. for repairing the King's private road from Whitehall to Kensington. Reference Book VII, p. 355.
Oct. 20.Treasury warrant dormant to the Customs Cashier to pay the salary of 8l. per an. to James Pavey as searcher of Ipswich port.
5l. per an. to Richard Miller as Customer of Woollen Cloth and Petty Customs in the port of London. Money Book XIV, p. 445.
Money order for 10l. to John Low for 1699 Sept. 29 quarter on his allowance for locking up and taking care of his Majesty's treasure [in the Exchequer]. Order Book V, p. 122.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue to me 2100l. on my order for Secret Service. Disposition Book XV, p. 100.
Oct. 21.Same to same to issue 9080l. 10s. 2d. to the Earl of Ranelagh on the order in his name: out of loans on the Land Tax: to be for a fortnight's subsistence to the Standing Troops to Nov. 6 next. Ibid.
Entry of the autograph receipt by T. Weaver from Mr. William Blathwayt's Office of one deal box of papers directed to the Earl of Bellomont at New York in America to be sent forward by the first conveyance. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) II, p. 31.
[?.Oct. 22].Treasury subscription for the execution of a warrant from Peregrine Bertie, Vice-Chamberlain of the Household to Charles Godfrey, Master of the Jewel House, to deliver to Sir Charles Cotterell, Master of the Ceremonies, a diamond ring to the value of 300l. to be presented from the King to Count Dohna, Envoy Extraordinary from Brandenburg. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, p. 288.
Oct. 23.Money warrant for 559l. 9s. 10d. to Thomas Doyley, Receiver General of the second Quarterly Poll for Co. Oxford and of the first 3s. Aid for Co. Monmouth, representing an overpayment on the former [the Poll] account; which he is immediately to repay into the Exchequer on the latter [the 3s. Aid] account. (Money order dated Nov. 6 hereon.) Reference Book XIV, p. 449. Order Book V, p. 119.
Treasury reference to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of George Bruere the elder and Fabian Stedman, clerks in the Auditor of the Excise's Office, shewing that by patent of 1691 July 3 there is granted to the said Auditor 200l. per an. to pay three clerks (whereof petitioners are two) for doing the business of Excise upon beer. ale etc.: but the said business is now very much increased by the Double Duty of 3s. 3d., the Duty of 18d. for building of ships, the Duty of 21d. to complete the second year's Double [ninepence], the 9d. for 99 years, the Bank 9d. and the Lottery 9d. and also by the increase of the Country Collectors from 36 [in number] to 55: therefore praying an increase of salary. Reference Book VII, p. 355.
Oct. 23.Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer to take the securities of Thomas Seyliard in 5000l. as Receiver for the county, university and town of Cambridge and Isle of Ely. (Treasury Commission dated Oct. 23.) Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, pp. 267, 268.
Oct. 24.Money warrant for 15l. 12s. 6d. to John Rogers, late Sheriff of Bucks., for his overpayment on his account ended Sept. 29 last by reason of his paying a reward for the arrest of William Moxon a coiner. (Money order dated Oct. 27 hereon.) (William Lowndes to the Receipt dated Oct. 24 to pay same out of Civil List moneys.) Money Book XIV, p. 446. Order Book V, p. 118. Disposition Book XV, p. 101.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt to pay and satisfy to the respective persons interested 20,171l. 16s. 0¼d. for the deficiency at 1st June last of the fund for annuities on the two-sevenths of the late Duty of Tunnage and now on the two-sevenths of an additional 9d. per barrel Excise: same to be hereby paid out of the Surplus of the Customs unappropriated. Money Book XIV, p. 446.
Money warrant for 75l., 375l., and 87l. 10s. 0d. being 537l. 10s. 0d. in all, to Benj. Levy, broker, for his charges for two years past in promoting the service of the public by encouraging Exchequer security, discounting tallies, procuring bills of exchange and promoting the first subscriptions to the circulating of Exchequer Bills: viz. 75l. for 5s. per 100l. brokerage for procuring 30,000l. to be lent for the use of the Civil List; 375l. for the like brokerage on 150,000l. which he procured on the credit of Mr. Abbott's notes payable in tallies on the Poll; being for the service of the Forces; and 87l. 10s. 0d. for a brokerage of 2s. 6d. per 100l. for 70,000l. in tallies on the Two Millions which he disposed of. But as to his demand of reward for promoting the first subscriptions to the Exchequer Bills, the rest of the brokers having engaged therein as well as petitioner it is concluded that he and they are well enough rewarded for that service by being licensed by the Treasury Lords. (Money order dated Oct. 30 hereon.) (William Lowndes dated Nov. 14 to the Receipt to pay same in three weeks out of Civil List moneys.) Ibid., p. 447. Order Book V, p. 118. Disposition Book V, p. 105.
Same for 3l. 10s. 0¾d. to Thomas Dyke for an overpayment in account as Sheriff of Co. Somerset for apprehending Richard Hawkins alias Wood a highway robber. (Money order dated Nov. 25 hereon.) Money Book XV, p. 3. Order Book V, p. 130.
William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners to direct payment to Col. Mordaunt of the 1682l. 6s. 2d. directed to you Aug. 31 last for clearing the clothing due to the officers and soldiers of said Col. Mordaunt's late Regiment of Marines from 1698 Aug. 1 to 1699 May 20, the time they were disbanded. Disposition Book XV, p. 100.
Oct. 24.Same to the Earl of Montague for an account of the particulars of the emptions last year in the Office of the Great Wardrobe. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 156.
Same to the Works for a particular accompt of all works performed in the Office of the Works between 1699 Xmas and 1699 Michaelmas. Ibid.
Oct. 25.Royal sign manual for 300l. to Sir Thomas Littleton for 60 days Aug. 2 last to Oct. 1 inst. on the usual allowance of 5l. a day as Speaker of the House of Commons. (Money warrant dated Nov. 1 hereon.) (Money order dated Nov. 3 hereon.) (William Lowndes to the Receipt dated Nov. 28 to pay same out of Civil List moneys.) King's Warrant Book XX, p. 183. Money Book XIV, p. 449. Order Book V, pp. 120, 126. Disposition Book XV, p. 111.
Same for 500l. to Robert Yard as reward for pains and service as Secretary to the Lords Justices of England during the King's absence "this last year." (Money warrant dated Nov. 1 hereon.) (Money order dated Nov. 3 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XX, p. 183. Money Book XIV, p. 449. Order Book V, p. 120.
Same for 50l. to Edward Howard Esq. as royal bounty. (Money warrant dated 6 hereon.) (Money order dated 7 hereon.) (William Lowndes to the Receipt dated Nov. 8 to pay same out of Civil List moneys.) King's Warrant Book XX, p. 188. Money Book XIV, p. 456. Order Book V, p. 119. Disposition Book XV, p. 102.
William Lowndes to the Solicitor General to report on the enclosed accounts [missing] of Nicholas Baker for Crown Law charges. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 156.
Oct. 26.Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 13,305l. 14s. 4d. to the Earl of Ranelagh on his unsatisfied order: out of loans on the Land Tax: to be applied as follows:
£s.d.
for three months' subsistence to the Garrisons from June 18 to Sept. 9 making more than a year's subsistence paid to the Garrisons out of the fund given in the last Session of Parliament.200606
for three month's half-pay to the disbanded officers from June 25 to Sept. 29 at 116l. 9s. 10d. per diem which will complete one year out of the provision made last Session of Parliament112991310
Disposition Book XV, p. 102.
Same to Mr. Bland to add the prices in the enclosed estimate [missing] of provisions furnished for the Great Wardrobe from 1698 Michaelmas to 1699 Michaelmas. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 156.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. Charles Cox, who lately appeared in the charge against Mr. Colt, the collector of Bristol is likely to be soon in town. Please proceed in the examination of that affair. Ibid.
Oct. 26.Treasury reference to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of William Hendon shewing that by patent of 1683 July 27 Sir John Hendon, petitioner's late father, had a grant of the Hundreds of Cranbrooke, Berkeley, Blackbourne, Selbrittenden, Rolvenden and Barnfield Magna parcel of the seven Hundreds within the Lathe of Showinghope for 21 years: therefore praying a further grant thereof. Reference Book VII, p. 356.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of the tidesmen in fee London port praying to be included in the new settlement of tidesmen which is now making. Ibid.
Same to same of the petition of Christopher Cole surveyor at Dublin, for leave to exchange with a land waiter in Bristol port. Ibid.
Same to same of the petition of Susanna Vaux, widow, shewing that her husband John Vaux was drowned in India 1698 July 7 and the Governor of Surat finding he had left no children seized his goods pretending that same belonged to the King, whereupon petitioner finding that a French ship now called the Princess of Savoy, which was formerly an English ship called the Princess Ann of Denmark, was ready to sail and that no English ship would sail for England that year petitioner gave 12,000 rupees for licences to come from Surat with her goods for goods; and being set ashore at Paris and hiring a barque to carry her goods for England the same were seized because they came in a French vessel: therefore praying relief as she acted through ignorance. Ibid., p. 357.
Same to same of the petition of Sir Richard Levett on behalf of himself and other merchant adventurers for the coast of Guinea praying licence to export 1500l. worth of worsted spun yarn in the ship Nicholson for Guinea "which being prohibited by former statutes cannot be exported without the Treasury Lords' leave." Ibid.
Oct. 31.
et postea.
Treasury warrant dormant to the Receiver General of the Duties on Marriages and on Houses for Co. Montgomery to pay the salary of 60l. per an. to Edward Davis as Surveyor and Inspector of said Duties: as from Sept. 29 last:
Richard Symons 70l. per an. salary as same for Co. Worcester.
Hugh Walford 50l. per an. salary as same for London, Westminster and Middlesex: from same date.
William Lawrence 70l. per an. salary as same for Co. Middlesex: from same date.
Walter Wyatt 80l. per an. salary as same for Co. Wilts. from same date.
William Owen 70l. per an. salary as same for Co. Worcester: as from 1699 Nov. 1. (Warrant dated Nov. 21.) Money Book XIV, p. 451.
Money warrant for 4837l. 10s. 1½d. to Edward Brewster and Gillham Hills for printing Acts of Parliament, Proclamations, Forms of Prayer, Speeches &c. and for stationery wares delivered for the service of the two Houses of Parliament for one year to 1698 Sept. 29.
Appending: abstract of the said printer's bills for the delivery of said material, detailing the recipients thereof. (Money order dated Nov. 6 hereon.) Ibid., p. 453. Order Book V, p. 121.
Oct. 31Same for 1623l. 18s. 11d. to the Bank of England for the deficiency for the year commencing 1698 June 1 on the annual sum of 100,000l. payable to the Bank on the Act for establishing same. (Money order dated Nov. 8 hereon for 1633l. 18s. 11d. with a marginal note that only 1623l. 18s. 11d. was issued thereon.) Money Book XIV, p. 454. Order Book V, p. 120.
Same for 200l. to Nicholas Baker as imprest for Crown law suits. (Money order dated Nov. 6 hereon.) (William Lowndes to the Receipt dated Nov. 14 to pay same out of Civil List moneys.) Money Book XIV, p. 455. Order Book V, p. 122. Disposition Book XV, p. 106.
Same for 1752l. 3s. 0d. to Sir Thomas Cuddon for the charges and services of himself, agents and clerks in receiving from the Exchequer and paying back to divers citizens of London the sum of 97,854l. 16s. 3d., with the interest thereof, which had been lent on credit of the Exchequer in General and transferred to the first 3s. Aid: and also in receiving from divers persons at the Chamber of London and paying into the Exchequer 307,696l. 17s. 5d. which was lent on credit of the Ecxhequer in General and transferred to the second 3s. Aid. (Money order dated Nov. 14 hereon.) Money Book XIV, p. 457. Order Book V, p. 130.
Oct. 31.William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to observe the payments prescribed in (a) infra.
Appending: (a) scheme or schedule of the distribution to the Civil List for 14 entire weeks from 1699 Oct. 20 to 1699–1700 Feb. 1 viz.:
Household for emptions (besides 800l. unpaid on the last scheme see supra p. —) 800l. per week.
Privy Purse (besides 600l. unpaid on the last scheme) 600l. per week.
Stables extraordinaries (besides 400l. unpaid on the last scheme) 400l. per week.
Wardrobe for emptions (besides 300l. unpaid on the last scheme) 300l. per week.
Works and Signor Verrio: 210l. per week.
Gardens 200l. and 200l.: 400l. per week.
Viscount Cornbury: 10l. per week.
Mr. Nicholas: nine weeks of 200l. each to complete 4000l. for [Maids of Honour's wedding] portions.
Mr. Ryley 50l. per week to make up 1450l. in part of 2170l. for works in parks.
200l. per week for liberates in part of 3432l. 10s. 6¾d. 1381l. 18s. 1d. in the first week to the Cofferer to complete 16,781l. 18s. 1d. to pay wages [to the Household] to 1698 June 24.
797l. 3s. 10d. in the first week to the Treasurer of the Chamber in full of 11,797l. 3s. 10d. to pay wages [payable in the Chamber] to same date.
1072l. 11s. 10d. in the first week to Mr. Nicholas to complete 9322l. 11s. 10d. to clear [the late Queen's] servants to same date and pensions to 1698 Sept. 29.
250l. in the first week to the Robes to complete 3000l. in the former list.
1500l. in the first week to the Duke of Northumberland unpaid of the former list.
265l. 12s. 0d. in the first week for 140l. for Mrs. May's rent; 37l. 12s. 0d. for Mr. Joddrell; 88l. for Lady Fitzharding: all in the last list.
1500l. in the third week to the Earl of Manchester to complete 3000l.
500l. per week in the third, fourth and fifth week for Mr. Shales the goldsmith in part of 3095l. 6s. 4d.
553l. 9s. 0d. in the fifth week for the charge of the Bank engraftment [the Act for increasing the Bank's Stock.
498l. in the sixth week for Mr. D. Brien's bills in part.
1250l. in the fourth week for Mr. Hume to answer Mr. Robinson's bills.
500l. per week in the third and fourth week for Mr. Blathwayte in part of 2780l. 10s. 6d.
130l. per week for the third, fourth and fifth weeks and 158l. 4s. 6d. for the sixth week for Mr. Crumpton on his salary.
238l. 7s. 1d. in the fifth week for Mr. Wiseman on his salary.
648l. 19s. 7¼d. in the seventh week to the sheriffs of Lancaster, Bucks., Surrey and Somerset on their orders.
120l. in the second week for the present to the Dey of Algiers.
300l. in the eighth week for 150l. each to Dowager Lady Berkeley and Mrs. May to midsummer 1698.
500l. in the sixth week for the Usher of the Receipt in further part of 2634l. 13s. 11d.
250l. in the seventh week to Visct. Duplin for one quarter on the Earl of Kinnoul's pension.
250l. in the seventh week for half-a-year to 1698 June 24 to Monsieur Gatigny.
350l. 9s. 6d. in the fourteenth week to the Works for repairs of Mr. Evelyn's house at Deptford.
200l. in the fourteenth week to Mr. Henry Baker for a year's salary.
3750l. in the second week for the Duke of Gloucester.
300l. in the thirteenth week to Consul Cole at Algiers in part of 527l. 6s. 7¾d.
190l. in the thirteenth week to Consul Lodington at Tripoly, for half-a-year.
2000l. per week for the seventh and eighth weeks for the Commissioners for Trade for half-a-year.
545l. in the 9th week for the said Commissioners' Secretary and clerks.
200l. in the ninth week for the Clerks of the Council attending the said Commissioners.
500l. in the twelfth week for the four Clerks of the Privy Council for half-a-year's salary.
451l. 13s. 9d. in the fourteenth week to the nine Serjeantsat-Arms each half-a-year.
210l. in the fourteenth week to the Kings' Heralds and Pursuivants-at-Arms each half-a-year.
40l. in the fourteenth week to Mr. Hill, Latin Secretary.
57l. 10s. 0d. in the fourteenth week to Mr. Chase, Apothecary to the King.
30l. in the fourteenth week to Mr. Stephens, Messenger of the Press.
208l. 8s. 8d. in the fourteenth week to the Officers of the Works for half-a-year.
200l. a week for the fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth weeks for the Earl of Portland as First Gentleman of the Bedchamber.
500l. a week for the same five weeks for five Gentlemen of the Bedchamber.
250l. a week for the same five weeks for seven Grooms of the Bedchamber.
912l. 10s. 0d. in the tenth week for the late Lord Privy Seal.
300l. in the fourteenth week to the Vice Chamberlain.
222l. 15s. 0d. in the thirteenth week for the patent officers at Hampton Court.
147l. 12s. 0d. in the thirteenth week for the Officers of Windsor Castle and the Engine keeper there.
157l. 8s. 4d. in the seventh week viz. for 20l. to the Foreign Apposer; 24l. 1s. 8d. for the Secondaries in the Treasurer's Remembrancer's Office; 10l. to the Secondaries in the Pipe; 48l. 6s. 8d. to the Clerk of the Estreats in the Exchequer; 2l. 10s. 0d. to the Clerk of the Pleas; 20l. to the Comptroller of the Pipe; 22l. 10s. 0d. to the Clerks in the Treasurer's Remembrancer's Office; 5l. to the Clerk of the House of Commons; 5l. to the Clerk of the Estreats in the Common Pleas.
50l. in the twelfth week for the poor Ministers in the Isle of Man.
49l. 1s. 0d. in the eleventh week for 6l. 2s. 0d. for the poor of St. Michael's Cornhill; 10l. 12s. 4d. for ditto of St. Magnus; 3l. 10s. 0d. for ditto of St. Botolphs; 3l. 16s. 8d. for ditto of Walbrook; 25l. for ditto of Hampton town.
55l. 10s. 0d. in the eleventh week for 18l. 13s. 4d. for the Master of the Temple; 3l. 6s. 8d. for the Vicar of the Tower; 7l. 10s. 0d. for the Vicar of Lichfield; 5l. for the Dean and Chapter of Lichfield; 21l. for Eton College.
106l. 13s. 4d. in the eleventh week for 5l. for Cambridge University; 20l. for the Reader of Civil Law there; 20l. for the Physick Reader there; 6l. 13s. 4d. for the Divinity lecturer there; 8l. 6s. 8d. for Emanuel College; 6l. 13s. 4d. for Lady Margaret's Professor at Oxford; 20l. for the Physick Reader there; 20l. for the Reader of Civil Law there.
219l. 17s. 2d. in the twelfth week for Mr. Progers for disbursements in Hampton Court Park.
1200l. in the tenth week for those instrumental in Charles II's escape from Worcester fight viz. Mrs. Gunter's executors 100l.; Sir Francis Windham 300l.; Mr. Rogers 50l.; Mr. Lane 250l.; Col. Gifford 150l.; Lady Windham's daughters 200l.; Thomas Whitgrave 100l.; heirs of Nicholas Yates 50l.
22l. 13s. 4d. in the eighth week for 20l. to the executors of Lodowick Bray and 2l. 13s. 4d. to Sir John Cotton.
1000l. in the twelfth week to the Duke of Shrewsbury in arrear for secret service.
650l. in the thirteenth week viz. 350l. for Mrs. Mary Kirke to clear the King's bounty to her to 1698 June 24; 100l. to Sir Samuell Moreland for half-a-year; 100l. to Mr. Grove; 100l. to Dr. Oxenden as Judge of the Admiralty.
400l. in the ninth week for Mr. Bill for his journey to Piedmont. (Total 79,587l. 8s. 1¾d. for 14 weeks.)
Disposition Book XV, p. 104 and table appended thereto.
Oct. 31.William Lowndes to Mr. Talman to attend my Lords to-morrow and meanwhile to give no orders concerning railing and boxing the trees in Hampton Court Park. (The like letter to Mr. London.) Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 156.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ Nicholas Ruffin as an officer for guarding the coast of Kent and Sussex loco John Knight deceased.
John Bury as register of certificate cocquets in the searcher's office London port at 60l. per an. salary without incidents loco John Cook dismissed for neglect of duty; he to make such allowance out of the same for the support of John Cook as the said Commissioners shall think reasonable, Cook having been worn out in the service.
Christopher Gott (for seven years an extraordinary watchman in London port) as a watchman in fee ibid loco Robert Clarke deceased.
William Richards and John Thorn (extraordinary tidesmen Falmouth port) as tidesmen in fee ibid as proposed by Capt. Ward in his late survey of Falmouth port.
Jacob Willis as a boatman in Sunderland port loco John Hay deceased.
Capt. Walter Batson (Commander of the Dover [Customs] sloop) as one of the officers for guarding the coasts of Kent and Sussex loco Matthew Barton, resigned. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 45, 46, 47.
Treasury reference to the Warden &c. of the Mint of the petition of Jonathan Ambrose, melter to the Mint in the Tower shewing that he performed his agreement of melting and coining the several ingots and scissels of silver proceeding from the old money into small bars and making up the sweep of each fond by itself at three farthings per pound Troy, the King bearing the loss of the waste: that the said waste does not exceed 4d. per pound weight Troy according to the agreement with petitioner: but auditor Bridges who is now making up petitioner's account of the said waste refuses to allow same without a Treasury warrant for the King's bearing the loss: therefore praying such a warrant for the auditor. Reference Book VII, p. 356.
Same to Mr. H. Baker of the petition of George Griffith shewing that he has subsisted Henry Grimes and family to the value of 60l. for which he has Grimes' bond and an order to said Baker to pay same: therefore praying an order to Baker to comply therewith. Ibid.
Oct. 31.Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer to take the securities in 9000l. of Samuell Pacey as Receiver for Co. Suffolk. (Treasury Commission dated Oct. 31.) Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, p. 267, 268.