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February 1704

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1938

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'Minute Book: February 1704', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 19: 1704-1705 (1938), pp. 7-13. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=84518 Date accessed: 19 September 2014.


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February 1704

Feb. 1 forenoon
altered to afternoon.
Present : Lord Treasurer.
[Order for the issue of] 2000l. to complete 5000l. [for arrears] to the Messengers [of the Chamber] : to be issued out of arrears [of the late King's Civil List]. Ibid., p. 193.
Feb. 2. Present : Lord Treasurer ; Chancellor of the Exchequer.
The Agents for Taxes are called in. Their papers are read and answered [and the answers are endorsed on them].
The Navy Commissioners are called in. The Lord Treasurer concludes it will be necessary for the Commissioners to proceed to get pitch and tar according to the order in Council of January 15 inst. [ult.] and the Attorney General's opinion therein : and my Lord approves of the Commissioners employing Mr. Nathaniel Gold and Mr. Urban Hall therein. And before the pitch and tar is imported, send the copy of the order of Council to the Customs Commissioners to comply therewith.
Send to the Commissioners of the Post Office [the Postmasters General] to be here on Friday morning about putting Mr. Dummer's account into a way to be adjusted.
Desire Mr. Travers to acquaint the Navy Commissioners when he will be ready to go to Rockingham Forest.
Send to the Navy Commissioners the copies of the letters which authorised Sir Richard Haddock and others, late Commissioners of the Victualling, to proceed in finishing the accounts of the Victualling for this time ; and direct the Navy Commissioners to make allowances as if the bills had been signed before the Commission was superseded.
This day week in the afternoon my Lord will hear Mr. Rowe by his counsel to shew cause why he doth not proceed to the hearing in this present term according to the minute agreed upon 7th July last, Tr. Cal. Vol. XVIII, pp. 63-5. And the Attorney and Solicitor General and Lady Wood are to have notice.
The Commissioners of the Stamp Office and Mr. White are to attend this day week with Mr. Newton and Mr. Harris.
Desire the Navy Commissioners to come here the next time they come to the Admiralty about the disposing of prizes taken abroad by the Fleet. Ibid., p. 194.
February 3 forenoon.
at my Lord Treasurer's house.
Present : Lord Treasurer.
Mr. Pawling's petition [is read] for Edward Storey to be admitted into the place of Samuel Ross who neglects his duty. Referred to the Stamps Commissioners.
[My Lord] ordered on [reading] Mr. Hewer's petition that process for his accounts as Treasurer for Tangier be stopped till Michaelmas term next.
Write to the Commissioners of Prizes to take what care they can on the Queen's behalf touching some ships and vessels taken as prize at Teneriffe of which the Consul there has given information.
Ordered that the grant to Sir Thomas Willoughby of the perquisites and profits of the manors of Peveril with the office of High Steward be granted to him according to the Solicitor General's report and the prayer of his last petition.
Send to the Prizes Commissioners the letter of Mr. Jones, an officer of the prizes at Falmouth, by which he justifies himself against complaints.
My Lord, upon reading Capt. Wyvell's petition to be a Commissioner of the Victualling, says those Commissioners are to be made by the Prince [as Lord High Admiral].
Send the case upon the last Subsidy Act, touching a mortgage of 26,000l. not specified, to the Agents [for Taxes] to attend the Attorney General with it.
[My Lord orders] 150l. to be paid to Sir Bevill Granville for half a year's rent due at Xmas last for Mote Park.
Desire the Attorney General to prepare a warrant for levying the Four and a Half per cent. Duty in that part of St. Christopher's Island as has been lately gained from the French, according to the Order in Council in that behalf.
Let the lease to Marriott and Colmore of the manor of Ingoldoby [Ingleby] co. Lincoln pass without producing the auditor's certificate as to the arrears of rent being paid. But the rent is not to be put out of charge to the Queen as the lessees desired it to be. Treasury Minute Book XIV, p. 195.
Feb. 4 forenoon.
Cockpit, Treasury Chambers.
Present : Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer.
[No entry of any minute]. Ibid.
Feb. 8 forenoon. Present : Lord Treasurer ; Chancellor of the Exchequer.
[Send] to the Register of the Stamp Office to be here to-morrow afternoon.
Ordered 9000l. to Mr. How in part of the 15,714l. 15s. 7¼d. directed the 24th ult. : [to be issued] out of the first money that is or shall be in the Exchequer of loans on the Land Tax or Malt anno 1704 : notwithstanding any former order to the contrary.
[Send] to Mr. Blathwait to be here to-morrow morning.
Mr. Fox is to accept Mr. Hill's bills for 150,000 Crowns drawn for the Duke of Savoy before Mr. Hill had an account of the remittance from hence. Ibid., p. 196.
Feb. 9 forenoon. Present : Lord Treasurer.
The business of Mr. Rowe and Lady Wood is put off until Monday afternoon next, the Attorney General not being able to come this afternoon. All the parties are to have notice.
The like for the Commissioners of the Stamp Office and Mr. White. Ibid., p. 197.
Feb. 14 forenoon. Present : Lord Treasurer.
Those [matters and persons] appointed for this afternoon are put off till Wednesday afternoon.
[Send] to Fox to be here forthwith.
Write to the Navy Commissioners that my Lord Treasurer has been in expectation to hear from them after their speaking with Mr. Hall and Mr. Gold concerning importing pitch and tar and to receive some proposition for furnishing the same whereupon [in order thereupon] to give the proper directions ; and if they have not spoken with these gentlemen already they are desired to send for them as soon as may be.
Ordered that the interest of the 50,000l. which the Bank advances on the Land Tax tallies of this year for the 40,000 men in the Low Countries shall commence from the 12th inst. according to agreement : and that out of the same there shall be applied as follows viz. :
£
towards one month's pay for foreign Troops and one month's subsistence to Subject Troops of the said 40,000 men from the 19th inst. 40000
for levy money for the Additional men to be added to 2 Troops of Dragoons coming out of Ireland to join Visct Teviot's Regiment in Holland as part of the said 40,000 men 510
for levy money for 130 private soldiers to be added to one Regiment of Foot coming from Ireland to make up 11 Companies from 50 men to 60 men in each and the Company of Grenadiers from 50 to 70 men : at 3l. each 390
for the same to be added to 3 Regiments more coming from thence 1170
for 4 weeks' subsistence for the Field and Staff Officers and 3 Troops of Col. Cadogan's Regiment of Horse coming out of Ireland in order to go for Holland ; on account : from the day they shall embark from thence according to the numbers they now consist of and the English Regulation of Subsistence 669 18 0
for ditto for 2 Companies of Brigadier Ross's Regiment of Dragoons according to the like numbers and Regulation 257 2 8
for ditto for 2 Troops more that are to join my Lord Teviot's Regiment 257 2 8
for 4 weeks' subsistence for 4 Regiments of Foot coming from Ireland to serve in Holland as part of the 40,000 men according to their present numbers and the like English Regulation [of subsistence] at 609l. 10s. 4d. each Regiment 2638 1 4
£45892 2 8
Ibid., pp. 198-9.
Feb. 15 forenoon. Present : Lord Treasurer ; Chancellor of the Exchequer.
[Order for the issue of] 10,000l. to the Navy out of Contributions for Annuities as soon as the Act passes : to be [charged] on the head of Wear and Tear, being for imprests and bills of exchange. Ibid., p. 200.
Feb. 16 forenoon. Present : ut supra.
[Order for the issue of] 10,635l. 2s. 3d. to the Treasurer of the Navy : out of Contributions for Annuities when the Act is passed : and is to be paid over to Walter Whitfield, Treasurer for the 6 Marine Regiments [for services as follows] viz. :
£ s. d.
1000l. to each Regiment on account of their pay for the year 1704 6000
for a month's subsistence from 24 Feb. to 24 March next for Brigadier Seymour's Regiment 816 19 7
the like for Col. Holt's Regiment 816 19 7
the like for Col. Fox's Regiment 816 19 7
the like for 10 Companies of Lord Shannon's Regiment (2 Companies being drowned) 687 0 6
the like for 11 Companies of Col. Saunderson's Regiment (1 Company being drowned) 752
the like for 10 Companies of Col. Lutterell's Regiment (2 Companies being drowned) 687 0 6
the like for the Officers of the 5 drowned Companies (they being on shore) 58 2 6
£10635 2 3
Ordered that the sum of 4107l. 15s. 4d. remaining in Mr. Fox's hands of the 50,000l. advanced to him by the Bank on the Land Tax tallies of this year be applied by him in further part of 50,124l. 1s. 8¾d. for a month's pay and subsistence for the 40,000 men to end the 17th of March next inclusive ; the same being intended the better to enable the Officers here to make their recruits. Treasury Minute Book XIV, p. 201.
Feb. 16 afternoon.
Cockpit. Treasury Chambers.
Present : Lord Treasurer ; Chancellor of the Exchequer.
Ordered that Mr. White do attend Mr. Newton to make out his proposition for preventing frauds in the Stamp Duties and that Mr. Newton do report thereon to the Lord Treasurer.
Desire my Lord Halifax to be here on Friday morning about his certificate relating to Mr. Bertie's account.
Mr. Rowe and Lady Wood are called in with their counsel, the Attorney and Solicitor General being present. The Attorney General consents that Mr. Rowe, Mr. Bradshaw et al shall have liberty to amend their bill now depending in the Exchequer and Mr. Rowe is to bring the cause to hearing in Trinity term next or else the [Exchequer] process is to go on [against him]. Mr. Rowe consents to this.
[Order for the issue of] 3000l. more to the Cofferer [of the Household] for the [cost of the] entertainment of the King of Spain. Ibid., p. 202.
Feb. 18 forenoon. Present : ut supra.
Desire the Attorney General to be here on Monday morning about the accomptants that are to be charged with interest upon tallies and orders of loan.
Sir Henry Furnese will give good bills to Mr. Fox for 60,000l. payable in Lisbon, viz. 30,000l. at sight, 15,000l. at 30 days and 15,000l. at 60 days.
Send to the agents in Cornwall [of the tin affair] that the Southampton and Lizard frigates are ordered to be at Falmouth forthwith to convoy the tin ships : and direct them to cause the tin ships to fall down from Gwyg [Gweek] to Falmouth harbour, to come away under the convoy of the said frigates to the Downs ; from whence they are to give notice for a further convoy to bring them up the river [Thames].
Ordered that 6714l. 15s. 7¼d. (to complete the 15,714l. 15s. 7¼d. ordered Jan. 24 last to Mr. How) be paid out of the first money that is or shall be in the Exchequer of loans on the Land Tax or Malt Act anno 1704 notwithstanding any former order to the contrary. Ibid., p. 203.
Feb. 21. Present : ut supra.
Lord Halifax and the Attorney General come in. The Attorney General thinks there is need of an explaining clause concerning the interest to be charged on accomptants : [see the Act 2-3 Anne c. 11].
The Postmasters [General] and Mr. Dumer [Dummer] are to be here on Friday morning. Ibid., p. 204.
Feb. 22 forenoon. Present : ut supra.
[Order for the issue to Mr. Lowndes of] 500l. for secret service.
[Issues as follows are] ordered on Mr. How's memorial of this day : out of Contributions for Annuities as soon as the Act passes :
£ s. d.
for Guards and Garrisons &c. anno 1704 13054 18 5
[for Lord Lucas's and Col. Rivers' Marines] in part of 87,125l. 10s. 0d. for the year 1704, viz., 737l. 18s. 4d. and 737l. 18s. 4d. 1475 16 8
for the Invalids anno 1704 viz. 233l. 10s. 8d. and 521l. 11s. 0d. 755 1 8
£15285 16 9
Shut the [Treasury Office] doors to-morrow afternoon [when my Lord will proceed to consider petitions]. Ibid., p. 205.
Feb. 23 forenoon. Present : ut supra.
The doors to be shut on Friday forenoon and afternoon. Ibid., p. 206.
Feb. 25 forenoon. Present : ut supra.
Desire the Customs Commissioners to hasten their report concerning the wine [gallon] measures.
The Duke of Marlborough comes in.
[The draft of a] letter [of direction for issues to the Paymaster of the Forces abroad] for 75,920l. 19s. 0d. out of Contributions for Annuities is read and approved.
Lord Coningsby, the Earl of Ranelagh, Mr. Fox, Mr. Cardonal, Mr. Sweet and Mr. Pauncefoot are called in.
Send to the Governors of Chelsea Hospital to bring my Lord Treasurer an account this day week of what vacancies have been in the Hospital and four Companies of Invalids and how the same have been filled up, by what persons and upon what certificates.
Ordered on Mr. Fox's memorial that there be issued out of Contributions for Annuities 6016l. 6s. 4½d. to complete the month's subsistence to the 40,000 men from 19 Feb. inst. to 17 March next ; and 9076l. 17s. 2¾d. for full pay to the foreigners and subsistence to the English Regiments composing the 10,000 Additional men for the same time ; and 600l. to answer bills from Ireland for the charge of transporting soldiers from thence. But this last is respited till it be known to what head it is to be placed.
Ordered likewise (as money comes in that may be applied to the service of the year 1703) that 5000l. be issued to Mr. Fox to clear the General Officers and Contingencies on the establishment for the 40,000 men to 24 Dec. 1703.
The Duke of Marlborough, Mr. Blathwayte, Mr. Cardonnell, Mr. Sweet, Mr. Pauncefoot (and Mr. Medina about this year's [bread waggon] contracts) will be here on Monday forenoon next. Sir Henry Furnese is ordered also to attend then. Treasury Minute Book XIV, p. 207.
Feb. 25 afternoon.
Cockpit. Treasury Chambers.
Present : Lord Treasurer ; Chancellor of the Exchequer.
Ordered that Sir Thomas Littleton (out of any money in his hands for wages that is applicable to the pay of the Marine Regiments for the service for the year 1703) is to pay the sum of 9434l. 5s. 10¼d. to Walter Whitfield, Paymaster of the Marine Regiments ; the same being intended for clearings due to the said Regiments [viz. Saunderson's, Holt's, Villiers' (now Luttrell's), Fox's, and Seymour's].
Order him [Whitfield] to apply this sum for clearings of the year 1703 according to his memorial of this day.
[The draft of a] letter [of direction] for 2316l. 5s. 8d. to the Earl of Ranelagh for extraordinaries for the year 1702 is read and approved. Ibid., p. 208.
Feb. 28 forenoon. Present : ut supra.
The Duke of Marlborough comes in with Mr. Cardonal and Mr. Blathwait, Mr. Medina, Mr. Pauncefoot and Mr. Sweet.
The [breadwaggon] contract this year must be for 250 waggons.
There is to be paid to Mr. Fox for Machado 3000l. out of the funds of the year 1703 for the additional bread waggons for the Augmentation Troops anno 1703 and to be reckoned part of the sum remaining due for the 10,000 men of that year.
Mr. Blathwait is to send a certificate of what is to be paid to Machado upon signing the 2 contracts for this year.
"To be paid by Mr. Fox in part of this year's sum for the 40,000 men 168l. for levy money [for 56 men] at 3l. a man for an additional Company to Col. Meredith's Regiment and 390l. for 130 additional men more to the same Regiment. The money is in Mr. Foxe's hands."
Ordered that out of the overplus of the Malt Duty in the Exchequer of the year 1702 there be issued as follows to the Earl of Ranelagh : viz :
£ s. d.
for the Company of Invalids at Windsor to clear same to 1702 Dec. 24 475 13 9
to ditto at Greenwich 482 0 10
to ditto at Tinmouth [Tynemouth] 480 15 5
£1438 10 10
to clear Sir Charles Hara's pay as Major General in the expedition to Cadiz till the 7th Nov., 1702 400l.
[Payments as follow are] ordered to Mr. Fox out of the Contributions on the Annuity Act : viz :
£ s. d.
on the order for 40,000 men for 1704 for subsistence for the Subject Troops and full pay of the Foreign Troops from 18 March 1703-4 to 24 April next, being 38 days 73108 14
on the order for 10,000 men for 1704 for subsistence for Subject Troops and full pay to Foreign Troops for the same time 16265 12
on the order for the Duke of Savoy as by Mr. Foxe's memorial 12187 10 0
on the order for Portugal service towards the Queen's part of 2 months' pay for the 13,000 men raised by the King of Portugal growing due anno 1704 20000
[Send] to the Comptrollers of the [Accounts of the] Army to be here on Friday morning to settle the business of their Office. Ibid., pp. 209-10.
Feb. 29 forenoon. Present : ut supra.
[Order for the issue to the Treasurer of the Navy of] 40,000l. for Wages : out of Contributions for Annuities.
Shut the doors to-morrow afternoon [when my Lord will consider petitions]. Ibid., p. 210.