Warrant Book
March 1703, 21-25

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'Warrant Book: March 1703, 21-25', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 18: 1703 (1936), pp. 191-211. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=84305 Date accessed: 15 September 2014.


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March 1703, 21-25

March 21. Royal warrant to the Duke of Ormonde, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, for payment of 3300l to the Earl of Mount Alexander, Master General of the Ordnance Ireland, for the repairing of 6000 unserviceable firelock musquetts now remaining in the Stores at Dublin as by the contract with Francis Maddox armourer, at 11s. each, the one moiety to be stocked with walnut tree the other with ash ; and similarly for 1595l. for the repair of several repairable arms of all sorts now in the respective stores in Ireland on a further contract with the same armourer amounting to 1595l. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 269.
Same to same to allow the sum of 841l. 0s. 1¾d. upon the accounts for the year 1702 of the Vice Treasurer and Receiver General of Ireland, being the amount by which the Concordatums paid in said year do exceed the establishment allowance for Concordatums.
Appending : list of extraordinary payments making up the said excess as certified by William Robinson, Deputy Receiver General [of Ireland]
£ s. d.
The Concordatums paid in the year 1702 do exceed the allowance on the Establishment by 841 0
occasioned by the following extraordinary payments viz.
1701-2 Feb. 18. Sir John Temple, an arrear due for a house pulled down near Chapelizod 21 6 6
March 6. Edward Nelthorp for discovering John and Robert Ware two coiners 21 6 0
1702 May 4. Terrence Revy for taking a Tory 11 0
Thomas Burgh for sundry necessaries bought for the Castle of Dublin 129 5 2
Malco[l]m McNeal for taking a Tory 11 0
July 8. Baron [Nehemiah] Donellan, speeding a Commission at Naas 27 12 4
Aug. 4. Sir Thomas Southwell on account for defraying charges of sundry persons sent down to Limerick and Kerry to speed a Commission there 100
Cornet Knox [for] carrying Tories to Limerick &c. 23 0 0
Sept. 11. Attorney General [for] prosecuting prisoners 103 14 0
Oct. 6. John Kent [for] subsisting seamen for the Navy 120 0 0
Nov. 20. Ja. Fountaine [for] rent of Dursey Island 23 16 0
Lord Chief Justice Pine [Sir Richard Pyne] [for] speeding a Commission 103 14 0
Sir Thomas Southwell in full of his expenses in carrying down sundry persons to speed a Commission at Limerick and Kerry and other expenses in viewing Berehaven [Bere Haven] and all the coasts and harbours from Dingle to Baltimore 148 15 0
£844 9 3
Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 270.
March 22. Money warrant for 20l. to Mr. Honyman for his passage to New York, whither he is going chaplain. (Money order dated March 23 hereon.) Money Book XVI, p. 284. Order Book V, p. 452.
Same for 150l. to Sir David Mitchell Kt., Gentleman Usher Black Rod, for 3 quarters to 1702 Xmas on his allowance in lieu of perquisites released to the Crown. (Money order dated March 23 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated March 22 hereon.) Money Book XVI, p. 299. Order Book V, p. 453. Disposition Book XVI, p. 180.
Warrant dormant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Cashier to pay the fee or salary of 12l. per an. to Robert Jennings, as one of the 5 undersearchers of London port. Money Book XVI, p. 295.
Letter of direction for divers items on the Civil List including the following items not accounted for by Money warrants &c. already calendared above : viz. 249l. 3s. 4d. for Mr. Young ; 20l. to Mr. Dolben and Cann ; 50l. to Dr. Oxenden ; 100l. to the poor of Windsor ; 500l. to Monsieur Nassau for the Robes ; 300l. to Mr. Baker for a present to Algiers ; 50l. to Mr. Whitgrave ; 20l. to Mr. Hill ; 22l. 16s. 3d. to Cooling and Cox ; 435l. to the Lord Privy Seal ; 300l. to Mr. Lowman ; 150l. to the Vice Chamberlain ; 16l. 13s. 4d. to the Duke of Somerset ; 2000l. to the Commissioners of Trade ; 25l. to Lyme Regis ; 200l. to Mr. Walker ; 40l. to Mr. Tucker ; 60l. to Mr. Stephens ; 40l. to Dartmouth Corporation ; 200l. to the under clerks of the Privy Council ; 75l. to the executors of Col. Gifford. Disposition Book XVI, p. 180.
Same for 10,000l. to the Treasurer of the Navy : out of loans on the New Duties on Malt : and to be applied to the Ordinary of the Navy. Ibid., p. 181.
William Lowndes to Mr. Bland. The Lord Treasurer has read a memorial of the 1st inst of the debt incurred in her Majesty's reign in the Great Wardrobe amounting to 11,744l. 10s. 0d. My Lord intends to satisfy same as soon as he receives the particulars. Please send an exact list or schedule of all the particulars. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 148.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh for an account of all moneys received and applied by you for the Guards and Garrisons for the year ended Dec. 25 last : also an account of what will clear the Guards and Garrisons for the 2 months ended Dec. 24 last : also an account of the debts to the Hospital and out-patients of Chelsea Hospital to clear same to Xmas last and what funds you have applicable thereto. Ibid.
Same to the Prizes Commissioners. You are to take such measures as you think best touching bringing to London the Vigo booty now in the outports. If the Navy Commissioners do not forthwith agree to pay for the 2 galleons directed by the Lord High Admiral to be delivered to them for the service of the Victualling you are to sell same to the Queen's best advantage. (The like letter to the Victualling Commissioners.) Ibid., p. 149.
Same to same. In reply to your memorial of the 9th inst. you are to deliver to the Mint the gold found on board the Mary man of war. You are also to attend there at the melting down of the silver lately lodged in the Mint. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Borret. I have read to my Lord Treasurer your memorial acquainting him that you are informed by Mr. Booth, Surveyor of the Greenwax, that there is due to the Queen upon her accession from the inhabitants of the County Palatine of Chester 3000 marks. You are to inform yourself when this was last paid. Ibid., p. 150.
Same to same to put in suit the bonds of Edward Rigby and his sureties for part of a fine of 1000l. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Travers to report on the enclosed papers [missing] relating to Mr. Redhead, Master and Worker of the Mint at Norwich. Ibid.
Same to the officers of the Jewel Office to attend the Lord Treasurer next Wednesday upon the account of the undischarged indentures for plate delivered out of your Office. Ibid., p. 151.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed petition of Thomas Brown, a weighing porter London port, praying that his kinsman John Chamberlain may succeed him. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Blathwaite to prepare a royal warrant for 3056l. 2s. 4d. to Col. Holt for raising, clothing and subsisting his Regiment. Ibid.
Same to same to prepare a same for placing on the Establishment of Ireland the allowance of Lieut. Gen. Erle (late Major General) as Lieut. Gen. from Xmas last and that the allowance of his aide de camp (who now stands on the said Establishment as aide de camp to the Major General which he was at the time of making the Establishment) be "removed" to him as Lieut. General. Ibid.
William Lowndes to Mr. Blathwaite to prepare a royal warrant to authorise John Howe to pay 300l. to the Earl of Peterborough for the charge of medicines furnished for the use of the Forces lately sent to the West Indies. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 152.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Col. Thomas Farrington for renewal of a warrant of the late King [William III] for taking off the respits on his [Farrington's] pay. Ibid.
Fiat by Treasurer Godolphin for royal letters patent to appoint Thomas Silver as searcher at Bridgwater port loco John Silver lately deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 252.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Thomas Randall, merchant, concerning the verdict of 1900l. against him for uncustomed goods, and shewing that he bought same from the Customs officers "which paid the Duties in particular entries at Poole and Weymouth" which entries he refers to for his innocence and alleges the information to be malicious on the part of a discharged servant of his. Reference Book VIII, p. 44.
Same to same of the petition of Robert Rigden late of London merchant ut supra p. 156 praying discharge. Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Collector Outwards London port to swear Francis Beresford into place as deputy to Robert Jennings (Jennens) one of the 5 undersearchers of London port. Warrants not Relating to Money XVII, p. 533.
Same by same to the Queen's Remembrancer for stay of process ad computandum against Philip Ryley Esq. for moneys received for enclosures in New Forest &c. Ibid.
Report by same to the Queen on the petition of Hugh Speke. I have referred same to Mr. William Borret, Solicitor for the affairs of the Treasury, and submit his report herein [missing]. Ibid., p. 534.
Subscription by same for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant of Jan. 7 last to the Master of the Great Wardrobe for the provision of liveries for the year 1702 for John Warner, Master of the Queen's Barges, and 12 Watermen at pension. Ibid.
Warrant by same to the Master &c. of the Mint to melt into ingots and to assay the virgin silver, cakes and broken pieces of silver imported into the Mint by the Prizes Commissioners and so much of the plate as is not valuable for its fashion, otherwise the just value for disposing of it can scarce be ascertained. Ibid.
Letters patent by same constituting Thomas Rudge to be Receiver of Crown Land Revenues for Cos. Southampton, Wilts, Gloucester, Somerset and Dorset. Ibid., p. 542.
William Blathwayt [Auditor of the Plantations] dated Whitehall to Treasurer Godolphin transmitting an account what revenues are payable to the Crown in the several Plantations or Colonies in America and to what uses they are respectively applicable &c. as in reply to the letter of March 9 inst. ut supra p. 171 from William Lowndes to said Blathwayt.
Caribbee Islands :
a Duty of Four-and-a-Half per cent, upon all the dead commodities of the produce of those islands and shipped off from thence granted to the King and his successors by Act of Assembly in Barbados in the year 1663 in consideration of the charges of maintaining the authority of the Crown, the public meeting of the Sessions, the often attendance of the Council, the repairing the ports, the building the Session House, and all other public charges incumbent on the Government. And in the year 1664 the like Acts were passed in the respective Assemblies of Nevis, St. Christopher, Montserrat and Antigua.
These Duties were farmed in 1670 for 7000l. per an. for the first 7 years and 5000l. per an. for the succeeding 7 years, which being expired the said Duties were in the year 1684 committed to the management of the Customs Commissioners. (In the margin : Treasury Minute : [write] to Mr. Holt to bring to Mr. Blathwayt the gross account of the Four-and-a-Half per cent, since [it came] under the management of the Commissioners of Customs) : and for the year 1700 (being the last year for which the books of accompts were returned from Barbados) amounted to 8401l. 2s. 11¼d. ; and from the Leeward Islands in the gross sum to 5004l. 13s. 0¾d. and the neat proceed to 3452l. 12s. 9½d. and for former years from all the Charibbee Islands "as in the state of that revenue hereunto annexed is particularly set forth."
The uses to which this revenue is applicable are those aforementioned : and an Address was on the 24 March 1701-2 presented to her Majesty by the House of Commons that the said Duty subject to an annuity to the heirs &c. of the Earl of Kinnoul be applied for the repairing and erecting the fortifications and other public uses for the safety of those islands as her Majesty shall direct and that an annual accompt how the same has been expended may be laid before the House of Commons.
And thereupon an order was passed in Council the 6th of August last directing that the goods or effects of the said Duty remaining in her Majesty's warehouse here [in London] being of the value of 5500l. be forthwith sold and that of the proceed [thereof] 3500l. be applied in the first place to the sending to Barbados an engineer, storekeeper, master gunner and 17 other gunners and for paying them a quarter's salaries, the residue of the said 3500l. to be laid out in such fire arms and ammunition (mentioned in an estimate thereof from the Ordnance Office) as the Commissioners of Trade should think most necessary : that the remaining 2000l. be employed towards making good the demands of the Governor of the Leeward Islands for stores of war, according to an Ordnance Office estimate, as far as it would reach proportionably to the quantity of each species and as the Commissioners of Trades should think necessary [ut supra Tr. Cal. Vol. XVII, p. 322] : and that as there should be any more produce of the said Duty (above the sum of 1000l. to be paid yearly to the heirs and assigns of the Earl of Kinnoul) her Majesty would give orders for applying the same as she should think most requisite upon representations to be made from the Governor and Councils of the Carribbee Islands respectively.
There are other casual profits accruing to the Crown from the Caribbee Islands by fines, forfeitures, prizes &c. which in Barbados during the Government of Lord Gray for 3 years ending in 1701 (being the last accompt) amounted to 1174l. 16s. 0¼d. net [which sum was] then remaining in the Receiver's hands "as by a state thereof hereto annexed" : which accompts being observed to your Lordship by me to be very uncertain and confused your Lordship wrote a letter to the said Receiver to transmit by the first opportunity a perfect state of account of the said revenue from the time of his being constituted Receiver General of the same with directions to his Correspondent here to pay the balance thereof in such manner as your Lordship shall direct. (In the margin : [Send a] letter [to] Mr. Blathwayt to acquaint my Lord whether Mr. Thomas will comply with these directions.)
Jamaica.
An Impost upon liquors and other commodities imported and the profit of licences for selling wine by retail are granted by Act of Assembly in Jamaica from the 1st November 1683 for 21 years and the Quit rents are ascertained by another Act of Assembly in the year 1682 to be for all lands patented before the 25 of June 1671 for every 30 acres one shilling annually and so proportionably for every parcel under 100 acres and for every hundred acres 2s. 6d. and so proportionably for a greater quantity ; and for all lands from [and after] the aforesaid time to the 12 March 1674 one half penny per acre and so proportionably for a greater quantity and for foot Land one half penny per foot square and so proportionably for a greater or lesser quantity. (In the margin : Memorandum in the 3953l. 13s. 10¼d. mentioned in the report as the total of the revenue of Jamaica for the year ended 25 March 1700 is included the sum of 39l. 10s. 0d. received from the Additional Duty for so much paid out of the ordinary revenue for a party for suppressing rebellious negroes, charged to the public account current, which ought to have been charged to the Additional Duty in part appropriated to that service.)
These revenues together with the Fines, Forfeitures and Escheats in that island [Jamaica] for one year ended the 25 March 1700 (the last year for which accompts have been transmitted) amounted to 3953l. 13s. 10¼d. net. The accompts of the subsequent years are expected by the next ships.
The uses to which these revenues are applicable are settled by the Act of Assembly for raising a revenue to be for the support of the Government of the said island with the contingent charges thereof and to no other use, intent or purpose whatsoever ; and that 1250l. thereof be annually paid and appropriated to the repairing, building and re-building the forts and fortifications in that island. And in the year 1693 by Act of Assembly an Additional Impost was raised upon wines and other goods imported and a Duty upon negroes exported, for 5 years and appropriated to the reembursing his [late] Majesty's Treasury and for the encouragement of persons to come to that island : by virtue of which Act the sum of 1966l. 10s. 3d. was received from the 25 March to the 17 July 1699 when the said Act expired. (In the margin : Let Mr. Blathwayt lay before my Lord half yearly states of all the Plantation Revenues.)
A state of these revenues according to the last accompt thereof received from Jamaica is hereunto annexed. (In the margin : Order Mr. Blathwayt to prepare these accounts for declaration.)
Virginia :
In Virginia by Act of Assembly in the year 1680 were granted to the King his heirs &c. (for the charge of maintaining the Governor and other officers as also for the forts and fortifications and other contingent expenses necessary for the support of the Government) the Duty of 2s. for every hogshead of tobacco exported from that Colony, 15 pence per ton upon all ships arriving there and not belonging to the Colony and 6 pence for every person not being a mariner coming thither. And [the same] amounted in the neat proceed from the 10th of June 1701 to the 10th of July 1702 to the sum of 5358l. 9s. 2d.
The use to which this revenue is applicable is to the support of the Government there settled by Act of Assembly as beforementioned.
The revenue of 2s. reserved as a Quit Rent to the Crown for every 100 acres of land granted in Virginia amounted in the neat produce to 1750l. 10s. 2d. for the year 1701. The use to which this revenue is applicable is likewise to the support of the Government there in such manner as shall be directed from time to time by your Lordship and [for] the answering [of] emergencies pursuant to an order of Charles II dated 1684 July 25 : it appearing that for want of the like provision to hinder the progress of Bacon's Rebellion in that Colony it cost the Exchequer in England above four score thousand pounds sterling to suppress the same besides the interruption of trade to a much greater value.
Of this revenue there remains in the hands of the Receiver General the sum of 4970l. 1s. 0d.
A state of which revenue arising in Virginia is hereunto annexed. In the margin : the like [order to Mr. Blathwayt to prepare these accounts for declaration].
Bermudas :
The revenue arising to her Majesty in the Bermudas or Summer Islands consists in 60 shares of land of 25 acres each valued at 5l. each share per annum and in the profit of Licences for Fishing of Whales, the rest [of the said 60 shares] being applied to the salaries or allowances belonging to the Sheriff, the Secretary and other public officers there, amongst whom they are divided according to their respective proportions.
The uses to which the same is applicable [are as follows] viz. 12 shares of land [is] towards the Governor's salary with the said profit of Licences for Fishing [valued] at 100l. per an., there being further allowed to such Governor the sum of 240l. per an. out of the Exchequer to make up the sum of 400l. per an. pursuant to her Majesty's instructions and letters of privy seal.
Maryland :
An Impost of 2s. for every hogshead of tobacco exported was granted by Act of Assembly in Maryland to the Lord Proprietor ; whereof the moiety was appropriated to the use of the Government and a fourth part of that moiety to the buying of arms and repairing of fortifications ; upon taking that revenue under the immediate Government of the Crown it was ordered in Council the 20th Feb. 1690-1 that pursuant to the said Act one moiety of the said Impost should be applied to the use and support of the said Government and the other moiety [should be] received by the Lord Proprietor to his own use. The said moiety appropriated for the use of the Government for the year 1701 amounted to 1605l. 15s. 6d. one fourth part [thereof] being accordingly applied for the buying of arms for the Magazine, the remainder is received by the Governor for his salary pursuant to his Instructions. In the margin : the like [order to Mr. Blathwayt to prepare the said account for declaration].
The Fines and Forfeitures accruing to her Majesty in this Province are accompted for separately at such time as the sheriffs of the several counties do make their returns, which amount to 60l. per an. communibus annis : and this [item of revenue] has been applied towards the payment of salaries of 100l. per an. allowed to each of the two Collectors and Receivers of her Majesty's Revenues in that Province.
Besides which a further revenue has been granted by Acts of Assembly to the respective Governors of that Province by an Impost of 3 pence per hogshead upon all tobacco exported from thence and 3 pence per ton upon ships not belonging to the Province, [to be] for his support in the Government : which [Impost] in the year 1701 amounted to 586l. 5s. 5½d. : a state of which revenue is hereunto annexed.
New York :
In the Province of New York by Act of Assembly in the year 1692 entituled "an Act for defraying the public necessary charges of the Government" a revenue was granted to his Majesty for the support of the Government of the Province, to be raised by an Excise upon liquors, an Impost upon goods and merchandizes imported, upon furs exported and upon the Indian trade : to continue for 2 years : and [the same] has by divers Acts of Assembly been since continued till the 18th of May which shall be in 1709.
In the year 1692 it was likewise enacted in New York that all goods imported or exported from the city of New York or bartered there should be brought to the King's Beam to be weighed and [should] pay a certain Duty to the Crown for the support of the Government. In the margin : the like [order to Mr. Blathwayt to prepare these accounts for declaration].
The Quit Rents in this Province together with the aforementioned revenues and the Casual Revenue of Fines, and Forfeitures [&c.] for 18 months ended 24 June 1702 amounted to 6345l. 4s. 11½d. as by a state of the accompt of Mr. Weaver, the late Receiver of the said revenues hereunto annexed.
The uses to which this revenue is applicable is for the support of the Government as by the said Act is directed.
Massachusetts Bay.
In the Province of Massachusetts Bay in New England the revenues arising to the Crown are by Act of Assembly granted yearly or for 6 months only : and by the last accompts (being for the year ended the 27 of May 1702) were as followeth viz. an Assessment upon Polls [Poll Tax] and Estates for the raising of 6041l. 9s. 6d. ; an Excise upon wine, liquors and strong drink sold by retail from the 29th June 1701 to the 29 June 1702 : whereof was received on the 28 May 1702 the sum of 527l. 18s. 6d. : and the Duties of Impost and Tonnage of shipping to continue till the said 29 of June 1702 : by which [last named] 2133l. 14s. 11d. was received on the said 28 May 1702. In the margin : the like [order to William Blathwayt to prepare the said accounts for declaration].
The uses to which these revenues are applicable are by the Act of Assembly directed to be for subsisting and paying of wages to soldiers and seamen and hire of vessels, for payment of debts of the Government and for allowances made as directed by the General Assembly for the support of the Government [there] and the incident and contingent charges in and about the same.
New Hampshire :
The revenues arising to her Majesty in the Province of New Hampshire for the support of the Government are of the like nature and raised by the like methods and appropriated as in the neighbouring Province of Massachusetts Bay ; and by the last accompts received from thence (being for the year ended the 16 of May 1695) the Tax and Assessments upon persons and estates amounted to 700l. ; the Duties of Impost upon goods and merchandizes imported into that Province amounted to 64l. 11s. 8d. and the Duty of Excise received that year amounted to 20l. 16s. 0d. : making in all 785l. 7s. 0d., a state of which revenue is hereunto annexed. In the margin : the like [order to Mr. Blathwayt to prepare the said account for declaration].
Col. Dudley, the present Governor has been directed to order a further state of the public accounts of this Province to be sent [to London drawn down] to this [present] time, the said Province having been in great disorder during the last Government, occasioned by the Lord Belloment's residing for the most part at so great a distance as New York.
There are likewise divers other profits and acknowledgments due to the Crown from the respective proprietors in the Plantations upon account of their grants : which [profits &c.] are as followeth :
For the Colony of East New Jersey the yearly rent of 10 nobles from the 24th of June 1664 : which to the 24 of June next will amount to 130l.
For the Colony of West New Jersey the like yearly rent of 10 nobles for the 24th of June 1664 : which to the said 24th June next will [likewise] amount to 130l. : "for which the Proprietors of both these Colonies have been often called upon." In the margin : the like [order as above].
For the Province of Pennsylvania the yearly acknowledgment of 2 beaver skins [payable] the first day of January [of each year] from the 4th of March 1680-1. In the margin : the like [order as above].
For the "Country" of New Castle upon Delaware River the yearly rent of 5 shillings at the feast of St. Michael [of each year] from the 24th of August 1682 : which to the feast of St. Michaelmas last past amounted to 5l. 5s. 0d. In the margin : the like [order as above].
For the Lower Counties upon Delaware River half the Quit Rents and other profits from the 24th of August 1682 : an accompt whereof is now expected from Mr. Pen, who holds the same by virtue of a grant from the late King James, then Duke of York. In the margin : the like [order as above].
For the Province of Carolina the yearly rent of 20 marks from the feast of All Saints in the year 1690, the Proprietors having paid to that time : which to the feast of All Saints last past amounted to 159l. 18s. 0d. In the margin : the like [order as above for preparation of the account for declaration].
Hudsons Bay : for the lands held by the Governor and Company of Hudson's Bay the yearly acknowledgment of 2 black beavers and a moiety of seizures and forfeitures there by reason of unlawful trading in those parts. In the margin : the like [order as above].
Mounthope : for the Territory of Mounthope in New England the yearly acknowledgment of seven beaver skins. In the margin : the like [order as above].
There are divers other Revenues or Levies granted and raised annually in the Plantations by the respective Assemblies there under the denomination of Country Revenues, for which they appoint particular Treasurers with directions that those revenues be not issued without warrant from the said Assemblies, and for which those Treasurers do not hold themselves accomptable to any other than the Assemblies, who take to themselves the sole cognizance and disposal of what is so raised.
There is also a Duty arising to her Majesty in the Plantations upon the several Enumerated Commodities exported from one Plantation to another wherewith the Auditor [General of the Plantations] by his patent is directed not to intermeddle, the same being granted by Act of Parliament and wholly under the management of the Customs Commissioners [in England] and their officers, from whom your Lordship may have a particular account thereof.
Followed by : the abovesaid accounts.
The Four-and-a-Half per cent. Duty in Barbados and the Leeward Islands.
Certified by Richard Holt Comptroller General.
in Barbados. in the Leeward Islands
£ s. d. £ s. d.
The gross receipt from Lady day 1691 to Xmas 1691 6304 1 2093 6
to Xmas 1692 6913 13 11 2224 2 2
to Xmas 1693 11127 6 6 4155 19
to Midsummer 1694 (the Barbados books are wanting from Midsummer 1694 to Midsummer 1696) 5472 10 3231 11 0
to Xmas 1695 3325 7
from Midsummer to Xmas 1696 4530 14 10 3689 15
from Xmas 1696 to Xmas 1697 8371 7 3030 11
1698 10568 11 3412 2
1699 8260 9 5398 8
1700 10702 19 5024 13
72251 14 35785 17
the books of accounts are not come beyond 1700.
The neat produce
in Barbados the Leeward Isla'ds.
£ s. d. £ s. d.
from Lady day 1691 to Xmas 1691 4269 10 518 12 11½
(paid out of the neat produce for maintaining the Forces in Barbados from Lady day 1691 to Xmas 1692, the sum of 9851l. 19s. 10¾d.)
from Xmas 1691 to Xmas 1692 4933 16 1053 10 2
from Xmas 1692 to Xmas 1693 8909 16 2898 17
from Xmas 1693 to Midsummer 1694 4195 16 1951 1
(Barbados books missing ut supra) 1695 2074 1 11¾
from Midsummer to Xmas 1696 4174 13 1740 5
from Xmas 1696 to Xmas 1697 5948 18 10 1794 10
from Xmas 1696 to Xmas 1698 8355 5 2022 13
from Xmas 1696 to Xmas 1699 6131 7 3909 10
from Xmas 1696 to Xmas 1700 8401 2 11¼ 3452 12
55320 7 21415 15 6
Barbados 1701.
State of the accompt of Charles Thomas Esq., Receiver General of her Majesty's Casual Revenue in Barbados, for ships and goods seized during the Government of Lord Grey.
£ s. d.
The Casual Revenue is Dr.
by sale of the barque Rebecca and cargo 131 5 0
by sale of the brigantine Florian and cargo 942 17 11¼
by sale of the sloop St. Nicholas and cargo 260 1 3
by sale of the barque James and cargo 45 0 0
by sale of the sloop Marygold and cargo 170
by sale of the ship La Paix and cargo 1161 10 1
by sale of the ketch Mary Fortune and cargo 616 8
by sale of the Black Phœnix and cargo 150 10 0
by sale of the ship Rebecca and cargo 414 10 10½
by sale of the sloop Dove and cargo 517 10
by sale of 17 quarter cask of brandy seized in Major Peer's storehouse 128 10 0
£4598 8
£ s. d.
Per Contra.
to the Provost Marshal his fees of 3 per cent. 134 19 10
charges of Court and other incidents 194
to the Attorney General's fees at 3 per cent. 134 19 11
and for attendance 55
to the Receiver General at 6 per cent. 269 19 9
to the Register for bills of cost 121 12 5
for seizures 139 10 0
incidents 23 16 0
balance 3524 9
£4598 8
The Queen's Third part
of 3524 9
is 1174 16
Jamaica.
State of the accompt of the revenue in Jamaica for one year to the 25th of March 1700.
£ s. d.
Charge.
to balance of the last accompt 891 7
to accompt of Quit Rents 423 3
to accompt of Imposts 3117 14
to accompt of Wine Licences 189 0 0
to accompt of Additional Impost to July 1699 1966 10 3
to accompt of Fines and Forfeitures 183 16 6
£6771 12 10½
£ s. d.
Discharge.
by applied to accompt of fortifications according to appropriation 1250 0 0
by the Lieut. Governor's salary for 3 quarters to 3 June 1699 750
by a year's salary to the Captain and Officers of the fort to 9 Nov. 1699 466 0 0
by a year's salary to the Chief Justice 120
by several contingent disbursements of the Government 1639 0
4215 3
balance due to her Majesty 2556 9 7
6771 12 10½
Virginia.
State of the accompt of the revenue of Quit Rents for the year 1701.
£ s. d.
Charge.
to balance of the last accompt 3592 4 3
to arrears received this year 6 0 0
to Quit Rents received 1750 10 2
to Compositions for escheats 19 6 8
£5368 1 1
Discharge.
by salary to the Bishop of London's Commissary 100 0 0
by allowance to Collectors and Receivers 297 10 1
397 10 1
balance remaining due to her Majesty 4970 11 0
£5368 1 1
Virginia.
State of the accompts of the revenues of 2s. per hogshead and Port Duties from the 10th of June 1701 to the 10th of July 1702.
£ s. d.
Charge.
to balance of the last accompt 2358 9
to the Duties of 2s. per hogshead and Port Duties 5358 9 2
to Rights upon surveys for taking up lands 40 0 0
to fines 40 9 2
£7797 8
£ s. d.
Discharge.
by the Governor's salary 2000
by allowance [to same] for rent of a house 150
by allowance to the Councillors 350
by the Clerk of the Council's salary 50
by the Attorney General's salary 40
by the Messenger's salary 30
by salary to the gunner at James City 10
by incident and contingent disbursements for the Government 1651 17 10
4281 17 10
balance remaining due to her Majesty 3515 10
£7797 8
Maryland.
State of the accompt of the revenues in Maryland for the year ending 19 Nov. 1701.
£ s. d.
Charge.
to the Duties of 12 pence per hogshead upon tobacco exported 1605 15 3
to the Additional Duty of 3 pence per hogshead on tobacco exported 426 8 9
to the Duty of 3 pence per ton upon shipping 159 16
£2192 0
£ s. d.
Discharge.
by paid to the Governor out of the Duty of 12 pence per hogshead : for buying arms &c. for the Magazines 401 8
ditto towards his salary pursuant to his Instructions 1204 6
by paid to the Governor out of the Duty of 3 pence per hogshead 426 8 9
by paid to the Governor out of the Duty of 3 pence per ton on shipping 159 16
£2192 0
New York.
State of accompt of the revenue for 13 months from 6 Jan. 1700-1 to 9 June 1702.
£ s. d.
Charge.
to the receipt of the revenues of Customs, Excise, Quit Rents and Casual Revenues from 6 Jan. 1700-1 to 25 March 1701 499 16
to ditto from 25 March 1701 to 25 June 1428 11
to ditto from 25 June 1701 to 25 Sept. 997 5 11
to ditto from 25 Sept. 1701 to 25 Dec. 995 18 1
to ditto from 25 Dec. 1701 to 25 Mar. 1702 480 7
to ditto from 25 Mar. 1702 to 9 June 1943 5 0
£6345 4 11¼
Memorandum. "It appearing that the fifth article of the charge in Mr. Weaver's account has been miscast or mistaken in transcribing and that instead of 480l. 7s. 0¾d. it ought to be but 408l. 7s. 0¾d. the accomptant will then remain debtor only 274l. 8s. 3¼d." [sic].
£ s. d.
Discharge.
by salaries and allowances for 1½ years to the Governor 1170 0 0
by ditto to the Chief Justice 180
by ditto to the Clerk of the Council 75
by ditto to the Messenger of the Council 45
by ditto to the Collectors 390
by ditto to the Customs Officers 300
by ditto to the Printer 90
by ditto to the Barge Crew 53 5 0
by ditto to the Cherurgeon of the Forces 54 0 0
by ditto to the Agent 201
by charges of the Assembly 202 11 6
by presents to the Indians 221 17 8
by incident charges, repairs of the forts, firewood &c. for the Garrisons, Messengers to the Indians and other contingent disbursements of the Government 3156 15 6
£6139 9 8
New England.
State of the accompt of the revenue of the Massachusetts Bay from the 27th of May 1701 to the 27th of May 1702.
£ s. d.
Charge.
to arrears of assessments upon polls and estates 1206 8 2
to assessments upon polls and estates 27 May 1701 6041 9 6
to arrears of the Duty of Excise 628 1 3
to Duty of Excise from 29 June 1701 527 18 6
to fines 46 4 2
to arrears of Impost upon goods imported 60 5 0
to the Duty of Impost upon goods imported since the 29 June 1699 2133 14 11
to Powder Money 168 4 0
£10812 5 11
£ s. d.
Discharge.
by the Councillor's allowance 338 10 0
by allowance to the Agents 216 19 6
by a quarter's salary to the President of the College 55 0 0
by a year's salary to the Judges of the Supreme Court 90 0 0
by assessments standing out 904 11 10
by incident charges upon the fortifications, garrisons, the Province galley and other contingent charges of the Government 9207 4 7
£10812 5 11
New England.
State of the accompt of the revenue in the Province of New Hampshire from the 16th of May 1694 to the 16th of May 1695.
£ s. d.
Charge.
to an assessment upon polls and estates 700 0 0
to an Imprest [sic for Impost] upon goods imported 64 11 8
to the Duty of Excise 20 16 0
£785 7 8
£ s. d.
Discharge.
by disbursements on the fortifications 468 7 11
by charges of the Garrison 254 4 2
by incident charges of the Government 22 0 8
by allowance to the Receiver 39 5 0
783 17 9
balance due to her Majesty 1 9 11
£785 7 8
Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) pp. 78-88.
March 23. Royal letters patent appointing Benjamin Gregg to be a Sergeant at Arms as from Lady day 1702. Queen's Warrant Book XXI, p. 496.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to Isaac Newton [Master and Worker of the Mint] to pay 40l. to Ann Morrice for her late husband Richard Morrice's services in prosecuting clippers. Money Book XVI, p. 301.
Money warrant for 300l. to Henry Lowman and Mary his wife for one year to 1702 Xmas on their fee or salary as Housekeeper and Wardrobekeeper at Kensington Palace. Ibid., p. 324.
Letter of direction for 600l. to the Treasurer of the Navy : out of loans on the new Duties on Coals : to be for the freight and demurrage of the Earl of Peterborough's goods to Jamaica upon his late intended voyage to that Government notwithstanding the ship did not proceed on the said intended voyage. Disposition Book XVI, p. 181.
Same for 97l. 7s. 3d. to Henry Ballow and John Smith for their service in joining tallies : as by the warrant of Nov. 10 last : to be issued out of Civil List moneys. Ibid., p. 184.
William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of Nathaniell Gould (Gold) proposing to furnish pitch and tar for the Navy by commission. Out Letters (General) XVII, pp. 151, 152.
William Lowndes to the Salt Commissioners returning their report on the petition of Lionell Colepitt for compounding his debt of 466l. 13s. 4d. At what rate do you think it reasonable to compound same? Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 153.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to employ John Bligh as waiter and searcher and to guard the coast near Barnstaple loco William Remington lately appointed a landwaiter in that port.
Richard Whitehear (an extraordinary tidesman at Bideford) as tidesman in fee there loco Phillip Gibb deceased.
Richard Flagett as waiter and searcher at South Shields in Sunderland port loco John Hanmer deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, pp. 232, 252.
Same by same to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to Joseph Ayloffe, in trust for the respective present tenants, detailed as follows, of tenements as follows, part of the royal manor of Richmond alias West Sheen viz. the piece of meadow called Rachells Piece in Shepperton Broad Mead in the tenure of Thomas Stone ; the messuage and brewhouse in the tenure of Richard Hawes within the circuit of the ancient palace of Richmond ; the barge house in the tenure of Silvanus Lawrence ; the Pump House in the tenure of of the Honble. Richard Hill ; the house in the tenure of Anne Darley widow ; the messuage in the tenure of Jane Armitage spinster ; two ruined tenements in the tenure of — Godscall and — Lloyd.
Prefixing : constats of the premises and memorandum and ratal by the Surveyor General of Crown Lands. Warrants not Relating to Money XVII, pp. 539-41.
March 24. Royal warrant to the Earl of Ranelagh to allow to Col. Holt and the Officers of his late Regiment in the West Indies 3056l. 2s. 4d. expended by them in raising, clothing and subsisting recruits : some doubts having been made concerning the validity of the royal warrant of 1701 May 6 for giving credit for the said sum in the accounts of the said Regiment viz. as to its empowering the Commissioners for Stating &c. the Debts of the Army to certify for the said sum by reason of its being mentioned to be charged to the account of Contingencies, for which reason the said Commissioners had suspended certifying for the same : and the Attorney General having reported that the said Col. Holt and his officers may legally be relieved as hereby. Queen's Warrant Book XXI, pp. 557-8.
Letter of direction for 100l. to Thomas Lloyd, Paymaster of the Works : to be paid to Seignr. Verrio on account of painting the Great Staircase at Windsor Castle. Disposition Book XVI, p. 181.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed draft warrant [missing] for paying to the East India Company from time to time the Duty of 5 per cent. arising by the sale of East India goods [being granted to them by the Act 9-10 Wm. III. c. 44 towards the maintenance of their ambassadors]. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 153.
Same to Sir Christopher Wren. The Lord Treasurer "having directed the several sums of money to be paid over to Seignior Verrio upon account of painting the Great Staircase at Windsor Castle," you are to cause the same to be measured and to report the amount of the charge thereof. Ibid.
Same to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of George Moore praying remission of the fine set on him in the Exchequer Court for undue importation of tobacco. Ibid.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Thomas Merrit and Deborah Buckle praying payment of 592l. 11s. 8d. for coals, candles &c. furnished for the use of the Guards at Kensington. Ibid.
Same to the Commissioners of Chelsea Hospital enclosing a draft [missing] of an Establishment for officers and servants for the Royal Hospital at Chelsea. Please consider how the same may be reduced, as the Queen thinks it too high. Ibid., p. 154.
Same to Mr. Charlton. The Lord Treasurer gives you leave to go to Bath for 8 or 9 weeks this summer for recovery of your health. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Viscount Cornbury for a grant of several minerals in the mountains of the Province of New York lying near the counties of Ulster and Albany and of the lands where same are [to wit, such as are] not already in grant. Reference Book VIII, p. 48.
Royal warrant to the Duke of Ormonde, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, to place on the Establishment of Ireland, as from Xmas last the allowance of 4l. a day to Thomas Erle as Lieutenant General (in place of being Major General) of the Forces and 10s. a day to his Aide de Camp. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 274. 1703.
1073. March 25. Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to pay to David, Lord Portmore, 25l. 0s. 4d. for the Chaplain, Adjutant and Surgeon's mate for the period 1702 May 18 to June 24 and 464l. 12s. 4d. for 2 Sergeants, 4 Corporals, 8 drums and 206 private men ; (making 489l. 12s. 8d. in all) ; being respited items of his Regiment from Oct. 25 to Dec. 24 last ; which respits were occasioned by a detachment of 92 men made out of the said Regiment and made over to the Battalions which were sent from Cadiz to the West Indies and by losses at sea, sickness and desertion. Queen's Warrant Book XXI, p. 557.
Same to same to take off and to pay the respits on the Regiment of Lieut. Gen. Charles Churchill, viz. 723l. 1s. 4d. for 2 additional Companies of the Regiment from 1 March 1701-2 to 24 June 1702, which respit was occasioned by their being ordered on shipboard by the Queen before the Officers could complete them : 25l. 0s. 4d. for the Chaplain, Adjutant and Chirurgeon's mate from 18 May 1702 to June 24 and 295l. 10s. 0d. for the Corporal and 144 private men from Oct. 25 (soon after their landing from Spain) to Dec. 24 last : which respits were occasioned by a detachment of 60 men made out of the said Regiment and delivered over to the Battalions which were sent from Cadiz to the West Indies and by losses at sea, sickness and desertion. Queen's Warrant Book XXI, p. 558.
Royal sign manual for 200l. to Diana, Countess Dowager of Oxford towards the funeral charges of her late husband Aubrey D'Vere, Earl of Oxford ; 50l. to Eliz. Wandesford ; 30l. to Lieut. George Grove ; 20l. to Lucy Matrem : all as royal bounty. (Money warrant dated April 5 hereon.) (Money order dated April 7 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated April 7 hereon.) Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 17. Money Book XVI, p. 303b. Order Book V, pp. 455, 458. Disposition Book XVI, p. 186.
Same for 100l. to Thomas Cornwallis as royal bounty. (Money warrant dated April 5 hereon.) (Money order dated April 8 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated April 7.) Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 18. Money Book XVI, p. 303b. Order Book V, p. 458. Disposition Book XVI, p. 186.
Same for 250l. to Henry Foubert as royal bounty : "in consideration of the charges he hath been at in the maintenance and support of our Royal Academy" between Xmas 1701 and Xmas 1702. (Money warrant dated April 5 hereon.) (Money order dated April 12 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated April 7.) Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 18. Money Book XVI, p. 303b. Order Book V, p. 460. Disposition Book XVI, p. 186.
Money warrant for 10l. to the Dean and Chapter of Lichfield for one year to 1702 Xmas on their perpetuity. Money Book XVI, p. 301.
Allowance by Treasurer Godolphin of the 1703 Lady day quarter's salary bill of the Salt Office : total 1098l. 9s. 2d. Ibid.
Same of the incidents bill, detailed, of the Hawkers and Pedlars Office for the year ended 1702 June 24 : total 302l. 16s. 0d. Ibid., p. 302.
Letter of direction for 1193l. 17s. 4d. to John Howe : out of loans on the Duties on Malt newly granted : and as in further part of 87,125l. for 10,000 soldiers for sea service for 1703 : and to be applied as follows : viz.
£
for subsistence to the Officers of Brigadier Gustavus Hamilton's Regiment from March 4 inst 500
for Robert Gardiner, Agent to Col. Colembine's Regiment lately sent to the West Indies, to wit for subsistence from the 24th inst. ; and is to pay for the clothing and accoutrements of the detachment made from Lord Lucas's Regiment to Colenbine's Regiment 693 17 4
£1193 17 4
Disposition Book XVI, p. 182.
Same for 500l. to William Lowndes : for secret service : out of Civil List funds. Ibid.
Same for 2736l. 18s. 4d. to John, Viscount Fitz-Hardinge, Treasurer of the Chamber : out of Civil List funds : to be paid to the following for so much due since the Queen's accession according to the certificate of William Vanbrugh, Deputy Comptroller of the Treasurer of the Chamber's Office : viz.
£ s. d.
to Mr. Gauntlet 90
to Mr. Coling 12 5 0
to Mr. Cox 67 12 0
to Sir Benj. Bathurst 322 9 0
to Mr. Pitt, Apothecary 206 0 0
to — Hester, rat killer 45
to Robert Greenway, locksmith 317 16 6
to Mr. Incledon, Housekeeper at Westminster 121 13 4
to Mr. Le Bass, Marshal of the Ceremonies 52 16 0
to Sir David Mitchell, Usher of the Black Rod 60
to Mr. Fairlis, Groom of the Vestry 10
to the Messengers of the Chamber 1431 6 6
£2736 18 4
Ibid., p. 183.
Same for 30,000l. to the Treasurer of the Navy ; out of loans on the Duties on Malt newly granted : and is to be applied to the head of wages, to wit for paying such ships as may come to the Nore and for bounty money. Ibid.
William Lowndes to Mr. Fox. The Lord Treasurer desires that the sum of 50,000l. (which was remitted into Holland to lie ready there for such uses as he should appoint) be applied to the subsistence of the Subject Troops and the pay of the Foreign Forces from April 15 next. "But my Lord directs you to write to Mr. Sweet forthwith to send an account of the clearings and that the like be constantly transmitted for the future." Ibid., p. 184.
William Lowndes to Mr. How and Mr. Blathwayte to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of Lord Lucas relating to the respits on some men detached out of his Regiment towards completing that of Collenbine but afterwards restored again to his Lordship. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 153.
Same to Mr. Cardonnell. The Lord Treasurer conceives it is for the Queen's service that the Forces in the Low Countries under her pay should be furnished with as much of the product and manufactures of England as possible so as to save the remittance of so much bullion for the pay of those Forces. You are therefore to use your best endeavours to induce the foreigners [foreign Forces in her Majesty's pay] when they do want clothing, to buy it from England. You are to inform my Lord how you succeed in this matter. Ibid., p. 154.
William Lowndes to the Commissioners for Victualling. The Lord Treasurer has read Mr. Burchett's letter of the 23rd inst. with an extract of your letter to the Navy Commissioners concerning the 2 galleons which you desire to be delivered to you for the service of the Victualling. I am to remind you that a moiety of those galleons belongs to the captors and the other moiety to the Queen [the realised value of which latter moiety is devoted] for the public service which have very pressing occasions for it. As you may have the galleons at the appraised value or by bidding at a public sale the Lord Treasurer does not see any reason for going out of the regular method for the purchase thereof. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 155.
Same to Capt. Baker to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of Phillip Reeves praying to be surveyor at West Ferring in Sussex loco Mr. Norton who as he alleges is so much in debt that he is forced to quit the said employment. Ibid., p. 156.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to permit Arthur Shallett (Shallet) merchant to compound the remainder of his debt which appears to be 5349l. 1s. 2d. on payment of 200l. : it appearing that he has lost 20,000l. by losses in the war and is reduced so low that he and his wife and children want bread. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 253.
Same by same to the Excise Commissioners to permit [the same] Arthur Shallet merchant to compound the debt of 12,136l. 18s. 1d. for Excise moneys received by him from several collectors of Excise and Salt at Newcastle : on payment of 100l. : he having sustained great losses at sea. (Warrant cancelled and replaced by a similar warrant of same date.) Warrants not Relating to Money, XVII, pp. 537, 548.
Same by same to same to employ James Hammond as one of the waiters, boatmen and tidesmen at Llanstephan in Milford port loco Altham Gwin deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p, 254.
Order by same to same to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing : (a) order of the Queen in Council dated St. James's March 23 inst. to take off the embargo from all ships and vessels whatsoever outward bound from any port of England, Wales or Berwick-on-Tweed. Ibid., p. 254. Warrants not Relating to Money XVII, p. 538.
Same by same to same to admit Gideon Benoist to compound his debt of 792l. 12s. 10d. on wine bonds, his sureties being dead or fled. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 255.
Treasury reference to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of the Vicar &c. of the parish church of Halifax co. Yorks. praying the Queen's bounty toward rebuilding the vicarage house, long in a ruinous condition, or towards the purchase of Calico Hall belonging to Richard Scarborough for a vicarage ; the same being extended into the Queen's hands. Reference Book VIII, p. 45.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of William Middleton praying 100l. reward for prosecuting Nicho Oursell, Geo. Moor and Thomas Merritt for customs frauds under the late King. Ibid.
Same to the Postmasters General of the petition of Eliz. Holt for remission of a debt of 19l. owing to the Queen on the account of James Holt, her late husband, a letter carrier for upwards of 18 years in the Post Office : she being left destitute with 4 children. Ibid., p. 63.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Salt Commissioners to discharge the bonds of George Airey, late of Newcastle-on-Tyne, now a prisoner in the Queen's Bench, and the bonds of his sureties detailed, for his debt of 1282l. 5s. 0d. for Salt Duties : upon payment of 100l. Warrants not Relating to Money XVII, p. 536.
Same by same to the Auditor of Crown revenues for London, Westminster and Middlesex to allow to William Fazakerley 1½d. per £ on his receipts of Land Tax and Subsidy for the said places and for the Inns of Court and Chancery : for his salary therein. Ibid., p. 543.
Same by same to the Commissioners of the Stamp Office to deliver to Francis Blithe, of Colchester, bookseller, the like quantity of stamped paper which was burned in his house on the 1st Dec. 1699.
Prefixing : said Commissioners' report on said Blithe's petition. Ibid., pp. 543-4.
Report by same to the Queen on the petition of William Nailer for remission of the fine of 100 marks set on him at Hicks's Hall 9 Sept. 1696 for burglary : he having since lain in the Common side of Newgate prison in a very miserable and necessitous condition barely subsisting on the prison allowance. Ibid., p. 545.