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'Warrants etc: September 1700, ', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 15: 1699-1700 (1933), pp. 435-445. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=83247 Date accessed: 20 August 2014.


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September 1700,

Sept. 6.Entry of a Treasury caveat in favour of Mr. Watts, a tidesurveyor London port, disabled, against any appointment to succeed him. Caveat Book, p. 54.
Sept. 10.Money warrant for 38l. 5s. 0d. to Charles Bertie for three quarters to 1699 Lady day on his salary as late Treasurer of the Ordnance.
27l. 7s. 6d. to James Lowther for 1½ years to 1699 Xmas as Clerk of the Deliveries of the Ordnance.
54l. 15s. 0d. to Christ. Musgrave for same time as Clerk of the Ordnance.
21l. 15s. 0d. to Henry Mordaunt for same as Treasurer and Paymaster of the Ordnance.
100l. to Sir Henry Godrick for same as Lieut. Gen. of the Ordnance.
82l. 2s. 6d. to William Meesters for same as Storekeeper of the Ordnance.
263l. 17s. 6d. to the Earl of Romney for same as Master General of the Ordnance.
54l. 15s. 0d. each to John Charlton for same as Surveyor General of the Ordnance and to George Brown, as Master Gunner of England.
180l. to John Fitch for same as Work Master of the Ordnance.
22l. 16s. 3d. to Thomas Gardiner for same on his fee of 10d. a day as Keeper of the Stores of Small Arms. Money Book XV, p. 170.
William Lowndes to the Receipt to issue 7446l. 10s. 6d. to the Earl of Ranelagh on the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Forces: to be for two weeks' to Sept. 25 for subsistence for the Forces in England, Jersey, New York, Leeward Islands and Newfoundland. Disposition Book XV, p. 206.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to permit Samuell Barwick to ship for Barbados eight bells weighing 28 cwts. 14 lbs. for chimes for Bridgetown there. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 92.
Sept. 13.Money warrant for 20l. to Mr. Andrews, clerk, for his passage money to Virginia whither he is going chaplain. (Money order dated Sept. 19 hereon.) Money Book XV, p. 154. Order Book V, p. 211. Disposition Book XV, p. 209.
Same for 8698l. 14s. 6d. to Charles Shales, his Majesty's goldsmith, for gold works, plate &c. delivered into the Jewel House 1699 April 19 to 1700 March 25.
Appending: certificate by Charles Godfrey, Master of the Jewels and Plate of the various items so delivered. (Money order dated Sept. 11 [sic? for 21] hereon.) Money Book XV, p. 172. Order Book V, p. 208.
Sept. 13.Money warrant for 500l. to Isabella, Duchess Dowager of Grafton and 1000l. to Charles, Duke of Grafton for half a year to 1699 June 24 on their annuities. Money Book XV, p. 172.
Same for 462l. 10s. 0d. each to Edward, Earl of Jersey as late a Principal Secretary of State and James Vernon as present same for 1700 June 24 quarter's salary. (Money orders dated Sept. 18 hereon.) Money Book XV, p. 173. Order Book V, p. 209.
Same for 200l. to Phillip Madox for himself and the other under Clerks of the Council for their pains in writing minutes of letters and orders to the Lords Lieutenants &c. and the public offices &c. (Money order dated Sept. 18 hereon.) Money Book XV, p. 173. Order Book V, p. 210. Disposition Book XV, p. 211.
Same for 1500l. to George, Duke of Northumberland for half a year to 1699 June 24 on his annuity. Money Book XV, p. 176.
Treasury warrant dormant to the Customs Cashier to pay the salary of 12l. per an. to Thomas Chiffinch as one of the two searchers at Gravesend. Ibid., p. 180.
William Lowndes to the Receipt to issue 7000l. to me [Lowndes] on the unsatisfied order in my name for Secret Service: to be satisfied in two instalments this month and next. Disposition Book XV, p. 207.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to permit the New East India Company to enter goods at sight on security under their common seal for perfecting their entries and paying customs within two months and likewise to allow 4½ per cent. as in lieu of the six months and six months as allowed to the Old East India Company. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 92.
Same warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease of mines of coal and metal except royal mines in the manor of Cantermelenydd and in the waste of Rosenmurth [Rhos-y-Meirch] in the Hundred of Caverleeth [Cefullys] Co. Radnor in order to a lease thereof to Tobias Le Gross, William Wey, William James and John Woolf for 31 years at 13s. 4d. per an. rent and a tenth of the annual profits.
Prefixing: said Surveyor's constat and ratal of the premises.
Followed by: undated entry of the Treasury Lords' signature of the docquet of the lease. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, pp. 397, 408.
Same to same for a same to John Ruddle clerk of a tenement in Tregoiffe Co. Cornwall, parcel of the Duchy of Cornwall, for 99 years terminable on the lives of William and Thomas children of Peter Trustcot at 26s. 6d. per an. and fine of 75l.
Prefixing: particulars of the premises by William Tailer, deputy auditor of the said Duchy; and ratal thereof by the Surveyor General of Crown Lands.
Followed by: undated entry of the Treasury Lords' signature of the docquet of this lease. Ibid., pp. 404–6, XVII, p. 18.
Sept. 17.Warrant by the Lords Justices for payment of 750l. each to the Earl of Jersey, late Principal Secretary of State for secret service, and to James Vernon present same for secret service and 600l. to the Duchess of Buckingham as royal bounty. (Money warrants hereon dated Sept. 20 for said Earl and Sept. 26 for Vernon and said Duchess.) (Money orders dated Sept. 20 and Sept. 26 for said Earl and said Duchess and Sept. 26 for said Vernon.) King's Warrant Book XX, p. 357. Money Book XV, p. 176. Order Book V, pp. 210, 212, 219.
Money warrant for 2000l. to the Duchess of Buccleuch for half a year to 1699 Michaelmas on her annuity out of the Excise. Money Book XV, p. 174.
Same for 1500l. to Charles, Duke of Southampton for half a year to 1693 on his annuity. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt to distribute and apply to Deficient Funds as follow the sum of 66,900l. 6s. 4d. being the receipts Aug. 20 to Sept. 17 from Branches of the revenue as follows viz. 8799l. 3s. 5d. received from the Window Act; 6022l. 8s. 4d. from Additional Impositions since 1 March 1696–7; 1003l. 3s. 6½d. from the new Duty on Salt; 2842l. 14s. 8d. from the Continued Duty on Paper; 48,232l. 16s. 4½d. from the New Customs: the distribution and application thereof to be as follows:
Deficiencies as computed by Act of Parliament.How they stood upon the Register 17th Sept 1700The distribution and application hereby ordered.
First 4s. Aid5062210560935617411110½
Third 4s. Aid407372033956770354316
Fourth 4s. Aid91711113868444167122277
Second Quarterly Poll892751348816513411905
Three Fourths Customs2134471591954471592845164
Salt and Glass17115000014907461662281815
Two Thirds Additional Excise16000000123554111121334
Additional Impositions4451777444000000593577
Vellum and Parchment22411472331011729880
Marriages6480000061935000863910
Wines and Vinegar1461811914618119194819
5017793746616051776690064
Ibid., p. 205.
William Lowndes to Henry Baker enclosing a bill of lading from Col. William Beeston, Governor of Jamaica, for 285 elephants' teeth consigned to Mr. Gilbert Heathcote for his Majesty's use, "being taken from some pirates seized in Jamaica." Take care that the goods be put into the hands of the Marshal of the Adirmalty. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 263.
Sept. 17.Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ James Hayes as a tidesman in the superior list, London port loco Andrew Teague.
John Cambridge (an extraordinary tidesman ibid) as a tidesman in the inferior list loco Hayes abovesaid.
William Mills as a tidesman in Deal port loco Crispin Stedman.
William Farnolls as collector of Sandwich port loco Michael Walford deceased.
Joseph Bentley as collector of Lancaster.
William Leach as a tidesman at Chester loco George Binnion deceased.
Henry Brooks as waiter and searcher at Allonby in Whitehaven port loco John Herd deceased.
Francis Medcalfe as landwaiter at Liverpool loco Joseph Bentley promoted as above.
Phillip Barnard as a noontender London port loco Thomas Cross deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, pp. 89, 93, 94.
[?Sept. 17.]Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Richard Hawson to be restored to his late office of a receiver of land revenues, he having discovered a debt of 6700l. concealed from the Crown out of the late Visct. Preston's estate and being ready to make other discoveries. Reference Book VII, p. 394.
Sept. 17.Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Roger Cross et al concerning the reversion of a copyhold called Trinity in Bradninch held for her widowhood by Edith Moor. Ibid.
Same to the Agents for Taxes to examine the sureties, detailed, of Samuell Clark for the place of Receiver of the Duty on Marriages &c. for Co. Hereford. Commission dated Dec. 2 (see supra under date Nov. 8). Ibid., p. 400. Warrants not Relating to Money XVII, p. 10.
Treasury warrant to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular of the Garden Gatehouse or Trumpeting House within the bounds of the ancient palace at Richmond in order to a lease thereof to the Honble. Richard Hill at 15l. per an. rent ut supra p. 427.
Prefixing: said Surveyor's report on said Hall's petition for same. The premises were situate in the first court opposite the gateway next Richmond Green and were in such decay at the Restoration that Sir C. Harbord valued it but at 20l. per an. It has since been no profit to the Crown being used only for the lodging of a gardener who has a yearly allowance for looking after the ground between it and the Privy Gardens on the north east and the river Thames, south west. It is bounded on the south east by Mr. Leaze's tenement also parcel of the old palace of Richmond and north west by an uninhabited tenement formerly held by Mr. Godscall. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, p. 348.
Sept. 18.Money warrant for 20l. each to — Yates, — Burnet, — Fraser, clerks, for their passage money to Virginia whither they are going as chaplains; and to —Masden and — Bethun as same for their passage to Maryland. (Money order dated Sept. 19 hereon.) Money Book XV, p. 175. Order Book V, p. 211. Disposition Book XV, p. 209.
Sept. 18.Same for 371l. 1s. 3d. for the officers and incidents, detailed, of Windsor Forest for two years to June 24 last (the Constable of Windsor Castle, the Lieutenant of the Forest, the housekeeper of the New Lodge, underkeepers of Sandhurst, Bagshot and East Hampstead Walks &c.) (Money order dated Sept. 26 hereon.) Money Book XV, p. 175. Order Book V, p. 213. Disposition Book XV, p. 212.
Money order for 40l. to John Hastings, for three quarters to 1699 Lady day on his several fees, detailed, as Clerk of Foreign Estreats in the Exchequer Court. Order Book V, p. 209.
William Lowndes to the Receipt to issue 10,000l. to Sir Thomas Littleton on his unsatisfied order as Treasurer of the Navy: to be issued out of loans on the second 2s. Aid and to be applied to the Victualling Course. Disposition Book XV, p. 208.
Same to same to issue 500l. to same: out of same: to be in further part of 184,342l. for the ordinary of the Navy and is to be applied to imprests and bills of exchange. Ibid.
Same to same to issue 320l. to Lord Edward Russell on his unsatisfied order as Treasurer of the Chamber: to be for one year's salary to 1699 Xmas to Mr. Randue, his Majesty's housekeeper at Windsor Castle. (Same to said Russel to so pay same.) Ibid., p. 212.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Capt. Samazan for taking off the respits on his Troop in the Earl of Essex's Regiment of Dragoons. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 264.
Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Works for an account what new works are doing at Hampton Court and by what directions. Ibid.
Same to the Attorney General to give his warrant to the Clerk of the Petty Bag for a commission under the Great Seal to Giles Theyer and 10 others, detailed, to enquire of lands settled to superstitious uses in Co. Oxford. Ibid.
Same to the Agents for Taxes to prepare an answer to the enclosed papers [missing] received from the Commissioners of Taxes in Co. Stafford. Ibid., p. 265.
[Same] to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed letter [missing] from the Lords Justices of Ireland enclosing an account from Mr. Robinson, Deputy Paymaster in Ireland, of money laid out for provisions, freight etc., for the soldiers sent to New York. Which are the items proper to be deducted from the men? Ibid., p. 267.
Treasury reference to Auditor Shales of the petition of Robert Hart gent proposing his sureties for his office of Receiver General of Crown Land Revenues for Cos. Northampton and Rutland. Reference Book VII, p. 395.
Sept. 18.Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Mrs. Abbott (the petition of Luke King on behalf of Mrs. Abbott) widow of Mordecai Abbott, late Receiver General of Customs, for the like allowance of incidents in her husband's accounts as was granted to Mr. Knight, as former Receiver General of Customs, her husband having employed supernumerary clerks to the extent of 675l. per an. which together with his tax of 113l. would nigh exhaust his personal salary which for his time comes but to 864l. 10s. 0d. Reference Book VII, p. 395.
Treasury commission to Reynard Watkins as surveyor of the Duties on Houses and on Marriages loco Samuell Eales deceased. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, p. 318.
Treasury warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe for extension of lease to Thomas Smith of the wood known as the East Part of Buckholt Wood or the East Walk of Buckholt Wood in Co. Southants. and Wilts. and containing 486 acres; at the ancient rent of 40l. 10s. 0d. per an. and fine of 250l.
Prefixing: Auditor Parsons' particular and the Surveyor General's ratal of the premises.
Followed by: audited entry of the Treasury Lords' signature of the docquet of this lease. Ibid., pp. 398–9, 408.
William Lowndes to Lord Coningsby to report on the enclosed letter [missing] from the Lords Justices of Ireland relating to arrears due to the Regiment of Col. Frederick Hamilton from 1691–2 Jan. 1 to 1692 May 22 to clear them equally with other Regiments to that time; amounting to 1146l. 12s. 6d. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 104.
Sept. 19.J. Taylor (in the absence of William Lowndes) to the Receipt to issue 500l. to Henry Baker for Crown Law charges and 150l. for salary and 60l. for the French Ministers in the Savoy. Disposition Book XV, p. 210.
Sept. 19/30.Establishment, under the royal sign manual, for George, Earl of Orkney as a Brigadier of the Forces in Ireland over and above the number of Brigadiers allowed by the present Establishment of Ireland: viz. 1l. 10s. 0d. a day or 547l. 10s. 0d. per an. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 107.
Sept. 20.Treasury warrant to Edward Nicholas, the late Queen's Treasurer, to pay 505l. 13s. 5d. for one year's allowance to 1699 Xmas in lieu of fees to Treasury and Exchequer officers and others, detailed, on moneys imprested to said Nicholas for the service of the King and late Queen (including John Haley and Charles Bint for carrying votes; and 20l. to Mrs. Katherine Ironmonger). Money Book XV, p. 184. Disposition Book XV, p. 212.
William Lowndes to Mr. Blathwayt enclosing for the King's signature a warrant for 15,000l. to French Protestants.
My Lords have countersigned the privy seal for 700l. per an. to Col. Codrington ut supra p. 429 but have signified to him that he is to allow a half thereof and of his perquisites to his substitute to the day of his arrival or in his absence.
As to yours of the 5th enclosing a letter from Mr. Sutton, Secretary at Vienna, dated August last complaining that he is 22 months in arrear, with the King's pleasure that he be forthwith supplied to enable him to subsist in so expensive a Court, I am to say that in August last Mr. Sutton was cleared on his ordinary to 1699 April 30 and on his extraordinaries to the preceding February, and by Oct. next he will receive half a year more on his ordinary and extraordinaries according to a scheme of payments agreed to before the King went to Holland.
The warrant for the pay of the Quarter Master General in Ireland has been entered at the Signet Office and sent direct to Mr. Robinson. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 263.
Sept. 20.Same to the Auditors of Imprests for a certificate of what accounts now lie in your respective offices undispatched and how far accountants are behind with their accounts and of the supers on their last finished accounts. (The like letters on the following day to Auditor Shales and Parsons, the Auditor of Wales and of the Duchy of Cornwall and Mr. Hewett.) Ibid., p. 265.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to direct the searchers of the respective outports to give notice to the Excise officers in each such port the moment they receive any cocquet or other warrant for the export of fish or salt: all in order to prevent the fraud of obtaining debentures for such fish or salt, by bringing such debentures to the cognizance of the officers of the revenue out of which same are payable. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 94.
Same to the Attorney General to stay process against Peter Burrell's ship Elizabeth of London, John Colebert master, hired by a correspondent of his at Falmouth to bring wine from the Canaries to London, the said ship being seized on its arrival in London by William Davis an officer of the Customs for having one foreigner more than is allowed by the Navigation Act.
Prefixing: the said Commissioners' report dated April 29 last on the case. Ibid.
Sept. 23.William Lowndes to Mr. Traverse to make, with Phillip Ryley, a survey of St. James's Park and the Freeboard thereof and to notice all encroachments, purprestures and nuisances upon the same. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 265.
Treasury warrant to Auditor Shales to take the securities of Robert Hart as Receiver General of Crown Land Revenues in Cos. Northampton and Rutland loco William Hawkins.
Prefixing: said Shales's report on the sufficiency of said sureties.
Followed by: Treasury commission dated Sept. 20 to said Hart.
Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, p. 400.
Sept. 24.William Lowndes to the Receipt to issue 9980l. 14s. 11d. to the Earl of Ranelagh on his unsatisfied order as Paymaster of the Forces, 7446l. 10s. 6d. thereof for 2 weeks' susbistence to the Forces to Oct. 9 next and 2534l. 4s. 5d. for clearings to the Garrisons from April 25 last to June 24 last. Disposition Book XV, p. 211.
Sept. 24.Treasury warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to Richard Hill of the Garden Gate House and Trumpeting House within the circuit of the ancient Palace of Richmond ut supra p. 438 for 31 years at 15l. per an.
Prefixing: Surveyor General's constat and ratal of the premises.
Appending: undated entry of the Treasury Lords' signature of the docquet of the lease. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, pp. 401–2, 408.
Sept. 25.Money warrant for 500l. to Henry Baker: upon account: for Crown Law charges. (Money order dated Sept. 26 hereon.) Money Book, p. 154. Order Book V, p. 198.
Same for 50l. to Richard Grigson for going down to the late Lord Lonsdale's house in Westmorland by order of the Lords Justices of England for the privy seal which was in his custody at his death. (Money order dated Oct. 10 hereon.) Money Book XV, p. 176. Order Book V, p. 220.
The Treasury Lords to Lord Somers. As the greatest part of your goods are removed from Powys House, please deliver possession of said house to Sir Nathan Wright, Lord Keeper of the Great Seal. (Same to said Wright to receive possession thereof.) Out Letters (General) XVI, pp. 267, 268.
William Lowndes to Sir Christopher Wren to estimate for fitting up Powys House for the abovesaid Lord Keeper. Ibid, p. 266.
Same to Mr. Ryley to enclose a paddock in Bushey Park for keeping and feeding deer for his Majesty's hunting according to your estimate of 330l. 10s. 0d. Ibid., p. 267.
Same to Sir Cloudesley Shovell to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Col. Richard Shorditch formerly a Captain in your Marine Regiment praying payment of 207l. 5s. 0d. detained by you, on account of his men's abatements. Ibid., p. 269.
Treasury warrant to the executors of William Aldworth to deliver to Brook Bridges and Thomas Done, Auditors of Imprests, the undeclared accounts, books, vouchers and other papers delivered into the office of said Aldworth by Stephen Lilly, Receiver General of the Post Office, the contractors for the Wine Licences Revenue, and by James Herbert late Receiver General of Prizes. (Like warrants to said Lilly, Contractors and Herbert respectively to attend the said Auditors.) Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, pp. 399, 400.
Sept. 26.Money warrant for 546l. to Sir Paul Rycaut, late Resident with the Hanse Towns, for 6 months on his ordinary 1698–9 March 19 to 1699 Sept. 17. (Money order dated Oct. 3 hereon.)
182l. to Hugh Gregg, Resident at the Court of Denmark, for 6 months' ordinary, 1699 March 26 to Sept. 24; and 134l. 6s. 8d. to complete 264l. 13s. 4d. for his extraordinaries from 1698 Oct. 1 to 1699 April 1.
910l. to James Cressett, Envoy Extraordinary to the Princes of Brunswick and Luneburg: for 6 months' ordinary 1699 Sept. 4 to 1699–1700 March 4; and 209l. for his extraordinaries 1699 June 12 to Sept. 12.
910l. to Philip D'Hervart, Envoy Extraordinary to the Swiss Cantons, for 6 months' ordinary 1698–9 March 18 to 1699 Sept. 16.
910l. to George Stepney, Envoy Extraordinary to the Elector of Brandenburg, for 6 months' ordinary 1699–1700 March 31 to 1700 Sept. 29.
364l. to Robert Sutton, secretary at the Court of Vienna, for 6 months' ordinary 1699 April 30 to Oct. 29; and 406l. 10s. 0d. for 2 bills of extraordinaries 1698–9 Feb. 1 to 1699 Aug. 1.
910l. to Paul Methuen, Envoy Extraordinary to the King of Portugal, for 6 months' ordinary 1698–9 March 11 to 1699 Sept. 9.
730l. to Richard Hill, late Envoy Extraordinary to the Elector of Bavaria, for 146 days' ordinary 1699 May 28 to Oct. 20 being the day of his return into the presence.
728l. to John Robinson, Resident at the Court of Sweden, for 6 months' ordinary 1699 April 1 to Sept. 30.
910l. to Alexander Stanhope, late Envoy Extraordinary to Spain, for 6 months' ordinary 1699 May 9 to Nov. 7.
190l. to Nathaniell Lodington, Consul at Tripoli, for half a year to 1700 Lady day on his allowance.
500l. to Sir Lambert Blackwell, Envoy Extraordinary to the Duke of Tuscany, for 6 months' ordinary 1698–9 Jan. 23 to 1699 July 23.
91l. to Jacob a Cere Marmande, remaining for his Majesty's service at Brussels, for 3 months' ordinary 1700 May 1 to July 31; and 74l. 18s. 6d. for a bill of extraordinaries Feb. 1 last to May 1 last.
1300l. to Charles, Earl of Manchester, Ambassador Extraordinary to France, for 13 weeks' ordinary Feb. 29 last to May 30 last.
300l. to Robert Cole, his Majesty's Agent and Consul at Algiers, for half a year's allowance to Feb. 10 last; and 492l. 0s. 3d. for 2 bills of extraordinaries 1697 Sept. 8 to 1699 August 10.
91l. to Phillip Plantamour Esq., remaining at the Court of Berlin, for 3 months' ordinary May 8 last to Aug. 7 last, and 198l. 19s. 6d. for a bill of extraordinaries 1699 Oct. 18 to 1700 July 18.
252l. to Abraham Stanyan, late Secretary to the Embassy in France, for 126 days' ordinary Feb. 28 last to July 3 last being the day of his return into the presence. Money Book XV, pp. 177–8. Order Book V, pp. 215–6. Disposition Book XV, p. 213.
Sept. 26.Treasury warrant dormant to the Receiver General of the Duties on Houses &c. for London Westminster and Middlesex to pay the salary of 50l. per an. from 1700 July 27 to Reymard Watkins [as a surveyor of said Duties]. Money Book XV, p. 36.
William Lowndes to the Agents for Taxes to pay 10l. to Mr. Row "the bearer hereof" as reward for prosecuting Jonathan Miller a late collector of the Duties on Marriages and on Houses for frauds. Disposition Book XV, p. 211.
Same to the Navy Commissioners. The late Visct. Falkland's final account as Treasurer of the Navy was delivered to the Auditors of Imprests 3 years since in Sept. 1698 and returned to you to adjust and sign the voluntary charge but has not yet been returned to them. Please attend my Lords hereon to-morrow, to inform them how this happened and how all the accounts of former Navy Treasurers do stand at this time. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 266.
Sept. 26.William Lowndes to Sir Scroop How. The Excise Commissioners inform my Lords that small progress is made towards finishing the accounts lying in your office. They are also informed that you have not the number of clerks for which the King makes you allowance and the clerks you have do not receive the salaries for their encouragement which were made by Mr. Ashmole. Unless you make speedy redress my Lords will represent this to the King. Ibid.
Same to Sir Basill Dixwell. My Lords expect the General account of the Excise for 1695 to be finished by Nov. 15 next, otherwise they will represent the matter to the King. Ibid.
Same to the Excise Commissioners enclosing William Clayton's petition [missing]. You are to state the whole debt mentioned therein how it stands in the several branches of the Excise and to obtain King's Counsels' opinion how far the King may compound same, having regard to the appropriations on the said branches. Ibid., p. 267.
Sept. 27.Same to the Receipt to issue 5000l. to Sir Thomas Littleton on his unsatisfied order as Navy Treasurer, to be issued out of annuities purchase moneys in the Exchequer; whereof 2500l. to be applied to the head of Extraordinary Repairs of the Fleet and 2500l. to the Ordinary of the Navy. Disposition Book XV, p. 211.
Same to Mr. Blathwayte to lay before the King for his pleasure thereon the enclosed letter [missing] from the Earl of Marlborough concerning payment of the [coming] Sept. 29 quarter's salary to the servants of the late Duke of Gloucester. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 268.
Same to same. I have yours from Loo of the 9/20th August last conveying the King's instructions that the Customs officers' share of the seizure of French wines lately imported under the name of Spanish wines from Biscay be reserved and not paid into the Exchequer. In this case the composition with the merchants has only been made for 11 ships and there were no real informers but a person set up for the King to try the title to the forfeiture. On being admitted to compound in the Exchequer the merchants paid twothirds the Spanish Duties and the Receiver General of Customs forthwith paid same into the Exchequer and it was issued upon the funds to which those Duties are appropriated. The residue under the title of Compositions on Seizures is appropriated by Act of Parliament to the Civil List. Ibid.
Same to the Commissioners of Sick and Wounded. Bring in the account of your debts by Wednesday morning. Ibid.
Sept. 28.Treasury approval of the Stamps Commissioners' schedule, detailed, of the prices to be paid for stamped parchment and paper for the year 1700; the wholesale and retail prices thereof being found on enquiry to be at present (and like to continue) at the same rates as they were sold for the year past and the stationers being willing to serve the office upon the same terms and no other than they did the last year. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, p. 407.