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May 1704

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1938

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'Minute Book: May 1704', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 19: 1704-1705 (1938), pp. 28-37. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=84521 Date accessed: 21 November 2014.


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May 1704

May 9 forenoon. Present : ut supra.
Desire Mr. Fox and Mr. Pauncefoot to be here in the afternoon.
The Auditor of the Receipt is called in with Mr. [John] Pelham the deputy [Clerk of the Pells], Visct. Fitz Hardinge, Sir Christopher Musgrave and Mr. Vernon.
[My Lord Treasurer orders] 500l. per an. to the Auditor of the Receipt, 200l. per an. to the Clerk of the Pells and 500l. per an. to the four Tellers of the Receipt for [their pains and service in the] payment of the annuities granted last Session of Parliament : [to be paid] out of the 3700l. per week [of the Excise]. Ibid., p. 249.
May 10 forenoon. Present : ut supra.
Mr. Addison and Mr. Shepard [are called in. My Lord orders] process against [Richard] Povey : and direct the Auditors [of Imprests] to hasten the accounts of the late Commissioners for Sick and Wounded.
[My Lord Treasurer] ordered [that] out of the 50,000l. issued to Mr. How on account [there be applied] 1596l. for recruit money at 3l. a man for 532 men of the Regiment of Col. [James] Rivers late [Ventris] Collumbine's : according to Mr. How's presentment of this day.
Stay the process against the Commissioners [of assessment] for the Household [the palaces of Whitehall and St. James's] for the Land Tax, anno 1701, as [far as relates] to those who are not paid their salaries for that year ; and when arrears come in my Lord Treasurer will pay so much as will discharge the remaining sums of the taxes for that year. Desire the said Commissioners to send a particular of those that have paid [Land Tax] and [those that have] not paid for that year.
[My Lord orders] 300l. more to be paid to Seignior Verrio upon account of his [painting] work in the Great Drawing Room [at Hampton Court].
The Duke of Somerset comes in.
The papers concerning the Mews are considered.
The [draft of a] letter [of direction] for issuing 30,909l. 11s. 7d. to Mr. How is read and approved.
Let Mr. Fox take up 24,000l. [on loan] at 5 per cent. on his orders for 50,000l. for the 10,000 men ; and 70,500l. [on loan] at the same rate on his 300,000l. orders for the 40,000 men ; and 37,000l. [on loan] at the same rate on his 50,000l. orders for the Portugal service. Out of these sums the items in his memorial of this day for those three service are to be provided.
[My Lord Treasurer likewise ordered to the said Fox] 7704l. 19s. 0¾d. out of the funds of this year : on the same memorial : [and is] to complete the payments to the Duke of Savoy to 3 August 1704, new style, by advance and to 3 Oct. 1704, by computation. Ibid., p. 250.
May 10 afternoon. Present : Lord Treasurer.
[No entry of any minute.]
May 11. Present : ut supra.
The [draft of a] letter to Mr. Fox is read and approved [authorising him] to procure [by way of loan] 131,500l. on the Land Tax tallies in his hands at 5 per cent. interest ; and to apply 130,033l. 18s. 8½d. [thereof] and reserving the rest for the Lord Treasurer's direction.
[The draft of a] letter [of direction] for 7704l. 19s. 0d. for the Duke of Savoy is read and approved. Ibid., p. 250.
May 12. Present : Lord Treasurer ; Chancellor of the Exchequer.
[Send word] to the Commissioners of Customs, of Excise and of Salt Duties respectively to attend on Wednesday afternoon next and not this afternoon : and all the business and parties that were appointed for this afternoon are to attend then.
[The Principal] Officers of the Ordnance are called in. My Lord Treasurer will speak with the Prince's [Admiralty] Council about building a gun wharf and storehouses at Portsmouth by the officers of the Ordnance for the service of the Navy.
[The drafts of] letters [of direction] for 1399l. 5s. 6½d. and 400l. for Mr. Wise are read and approved. Ibid., p. 252.
May 16. Present : Lord Treasurer.
The sum [desired] in Mr. How's memorial [for Guards and Garrisons] is ordered.
Mr. Mordant is to receive no more money for the keepers in Dean Forest till he hath paid their shares of the money already received for them.
My Lord accepts the proposal of Sir Henry Furnese of this day's date as follows : to wit that he will remit for the subsistence of her Majesty's Forces in Portugal 100,000l. at the following price and time for ready money viz. 50,000l. at sight and 50,000l. at 30 days at 6s. 3½d. per milrei.
Send to Mr. St. John to be here to-morrow morning. Ibid.
May 17 forenoon.
Treasury Chambers.
Present : Lord Treasurer ; Chancellor of the Exchequer.
Sir Thomas Frankland and Mr. Castleton are called in. The representation of Mr. Castleton against Mr. Blackhall is read. Ordered that Mr. Blackhall do deliver his last account [as Collector of the Penny Post] to the Comptroller by the 30th inst. ; which being done my Lord Treasurer will appoint a further day of hearing : and the Postmasters [General] are to signify to my Lord whether he complies or not in the delivery of his accounts. Treasury Minute Book XIV, p. 253.
Eodem die afternoon. Present : Lord Treasurer.
The Attorney General comes in ; and Mr. Palmes, Mr. Clayton and Mr. Tompson are called in.
My Lord Treasurer consents that Mr. Tompson may forthwith deliver to Mr. Palmes as many of the Exchequer Bills in his hands as amount to 1400l. : but Mr. Tompson is to acquaint the relations of Presgrave that my Lord will move the Queen for a licence for him [Presgrave] to come over, and in case he will make an ingenious [ingenuous] confession how matters were transacted at the Exchequer concerning the money wanting in his cash my Lord will move the Queen to pardon his fault : and in the meantime Mr. Tompson is to reserve in his hands the remaining [Exchequer] Bills for 339l. Let Mr. Clayton prepare the draft of a warrant to satisfy the said Bills of 1400l.
The Commissioners of the Salt Duty [are called in] and Mr. Ward [who appears as of counsel] for Mr. Johnson about the discount of salt landed at Ipswich. My Lord Treasurer will take a few days to consider this.
[My Lord orders] the Attorney and Solicitor General to have 100 guineas from Mr. Borrett for all the business of the Plantations which they despatched last year.
The Customs Commissioners are called in. Their reports and papers are read and considered [and my Lord's decisions are endorsed thereon]. Ibid., p. 253.
May 19. Present : ut supra.
The 17,824l. 5s. 3d. [for Mr. How [for the Guards and Garrisons and the 5,000 men for sea service as in his memorial of this day] is to be raised [by way of loans] on his Land Tax tallies : at 5 per cent. interest.
Mr. Fox is to take up 14,000l. on his tallies at 5 per cent, to clear the 40,000 men to 24 April 1704.
[My Lord ordered] 497l. 4s. 7d. of Aulnage money to be issued [to William Lowndes] for secret service.
[My Lord ordered the issue of] 5000l. for the Robes.
[My Lord read and] agreed to the letter [of direction for the issue] of 20,000l. for the Privy Purse and Healing Medals.
[The draft of the] letter [of direction] for 8010l. 17s. 9d. for the Treasurer of the Chamber is read and approved.
[Send word] to the Attorney General to be here on Tuesday afternoon about the gross account of the prizes. Ibid., p. 254.
May 23 forenoon. Present : ut supra.
[Send word] to the Attorney General to be here on Friday and not this afternoon. The same to the Prizes Commissioners.
On this day week my Lord will receive proposals to remit 100,000l. to Amsterdam viz. half at 30 days and half at 60 days after date. Give notice to all parties [dealing in that exchange].
[My Lord ordered that] 77,323l. 17s. 8½d. in Mr. Foxe's memorial of this day is to be taken up [by way of loan] on his tallies [tallies in his hands].
Shut the doors to-morrow morning [when my Lord will hear petitions]. Ibid., p. 255.
May 24. [No attendance stated].
[My Lord orders] Mr. Borret 500l.
[Send word] to the two Auditors of Imprests to be here on Friday morning at 9 o'clock.
[Send and] desire to speak with Lord Halifax here next Friday morning upon a petition of the Earl of Manchester. Mr. Borret to attend [then].
Petitions and reports are read and answered [and my Lord's answers are endorsed thereon]. Ibid.
Eodem die afternoon.
St. James's.
Present : the Queen : Lord Treasurer, Chancellor of the Exchequer.
The [draft of the] warrant for the House [Royal Household] and funeral charges [of the late King William] in March and April, 1702, is read and approved.
Mr. Wise's memorial [is read] for hay and corn for the deer in St. James's Park and for making the hay last summer, [the total] amounting to 200l. per an. besides what her Majesty shall think fit to allow him for his own pains and trouble ; and that he may have such an authority for looking after the said park as shall be thought proper. The Queen [says she] will put the whole care of the park into Mr. Wise's hands.
[The memorial of the] Countess Dowager of Marlborough [is read in which she] sets forth that in the reign of Charles II she had 700l. a year out of the Privy Purse : that she is very aged and infirm and reduced to very great want : therefore prays the Queen's bounty. Her Majesty orders her 50l. [as royal] bounty.
The bishop of Llandaff's petition [is read setting forth] his many services and sufferings for Charles I and II and the meanness of his bishopric and therefore prays the Queen to remit the arrears of Tenths of that diocese and to grant the growing Tenths (being about 130l. per an.) for the better support of him and family, being 87 years of age with a wife, five children and five grandchildren destitute of all manner of provision ; the same [bounty] having been granted to his immediate predecessor.
The answer [of the Queen thereto is] enquire of the Attorney General if it can be done.
Baldwin Leighton [his petition is read] praying the continuance of his pension of 200l. per an. granted him by the late King out of the Royal Oak Lottery in consideration of his services and losses. [The Queen's answer is] it will be better to put him into some service.
Sir Patrick Dun [his petition is read] setting forth that he has served as Physician to the State in Ireland ever since the year 1672 : that by the death of the late King his commission became void : that from the said date until the arrival of the Duke of Ormonde [as Lord Lieutenant in Ireland] there was no opportunity of renewing his commission : therefore prays the salary of 49l. 17s. 3d. to the time his commission was renewed. This is recommended by the Duke of Ormonde's letter of the 4th Oct. last. [The Queen's decision is that it be] granted.
Sir John Maclean [his petition is read] setting forth his family's services and sufferings for the Crown and praying her Majesty's bounty. Her Majesty will continue the 20s. a day.
Col. Godfrey, Master of the Jewel House, [his petition is read] desiring the Queen's pleasure for calling in the plate from the Earls of Notts and Jersey and from Sir Edward Seymour. Respited.
Duke of St. Albans [his petition is read] desiring a grant of 1000l. per an. from the Queen instead of the logwood farm which is near expired. [The Queen decides to grant him] 1000l. a year during pleasure.
Col. Robert Lundie [his petition is read] praying that his pay as Adjutant General in Portugal may commence from the 24th Dec. last or that so much be paid him as will make it up some other way : [no minute hereon].
The Clerks Assistants to the House of Peers [their petition is read] praying an allowance for their care, pains and diligence in attending the last and former Sessions of Parliament. Not granted.
Mr. Wilcox [his petition is read] "that 73 oaks and 6 beeches are standing in the new Riding now making in the Great Park at Windsor which to be sold will amount to 70l." : [no minute hereon].
Derrick Storke [his petition is read shewing] that he had a grant from the late King of the Customs on all coach horses, mares and geldings imported during pleasure ; which he prays may be continued [by her present Majesty] : the Customs Commissioners have reported that the said Customs amounted to about 20l. or 30l. per an. and were received by him to the time of the late King's demise but that he cannot receive them any further, the privy seal being void [by the death of the late King William]. [Answer]. It cannot be renewed.
The Earl of Nottingham [his petition is read] setting forth that he hath already expended above 550l. in the house wherein the late Duchess of Richmond lived and must be at further charge to make the same habitable : and therefore prays a lease thereof for such term as the Queen shall think fit ; [such term to be] avoidable on repayment of the said 550l. and such further sum as he shall so lay out on the premises with the approval of the Surveyor General of Crown Lands. [The Queen resolves that the Earl is] to be repaid the money he has laid out but the Queen will dispose the house for her service.
Edith Colledge, sempstress and starcher to the late King, [her petition is read] praying payment of 800l. due to her besides arrears of wages : she being very poor : [no minute hereon].
Anthony Rowe [his petition is read] praying payment of 592l. 4s. 0d. by him expended in 1701 and 1702 in keeping the fish and fowl in St. James's Park as by his bills for same and that an allowance may be established for the future. [The Queen decides that this is] all to be under the care of Mr. Wise.
[The Queen considers the list of Royal Oak Lottery pensioners and makes decisions as follows]. Those pensions which are continued are to be put on Mr. Nicholas's list :
Col. Phillip Howard 400l. per an. : not continued
Mr. Grey 400l. per an. : not continued
Mrs. Charlotte Killegrew 200l. per an. : to be continued
Col. Vaughan 200l. and Hellen Vaughan 100l. 300l. per an. : not continued
Col. Leighton 200l. per an. It will be better to put him into some service.
Henry Foubert 500l. per an. He is to have 250l. a year.
Mr. Sydenham and his wife 40l. per an. : to be continued
Victoria Slingsby 20l. per an. : to be continued
Ann Acton 20l. per an. : to be continued
Ann Goldsborough 20l. per an. : to be continued
Eliz. Hall 20l. per an. : to be continued
Margt. Pretty 20l. per an. : to be continued
Jane Bell 20l. : to be continued
Paul Bowyer, Comptroller [of said Lottery] 200l. per an. : not to be continued
Mrs. Needham alias South 300l. per an. no need : not to be continued
Mrs. Berkeley 200l. per an. : continued
Kath. and Mary Armstrong 200l. per an. : continued
William Fanshaw 200l. per an. : continued
Capt. Richards 200l. per an. : not continued
Susan Leighton 100l. per an. : continued
[Dame] Eliz. Slingesby 20l. per an. : continued
Ann Duke and children 45l. 12s. 6d. Per an. : continued
Capt. Kettleby's grandchildren 36l. 10s. Per an. : continued
Capt. Baker 36l. 10s. Per an. : continued
Ann Ashbury 20l. Per an. :dead
Ann Barbara Collins 20l. Per an.
Mrs. Ross and daughters 90l. [pay them a] quarter
Widow Buss 20l. per an. : continued
Edward Duke 24l. per an. : continued
Emanuel How and Ruperta his wife, joint executrix with her mother, Mrs. Margaret Hughs, to Prince Rupert [her petition is read] setting forth that 80,000l. was due to the said Prince at the time of his death for guns delivered into the Office of Ordnance, whereof one fourth belongs to petitioners : therefore praying such annual allowance or recompence for the same as the Queen shall think fit. [The Queen's reply is] a very old pretence.
Ann Lemmont [her petition is read shewing] that she came from France in 1678 in order to instruct her Majesty in the French tongue ; that after the expiration of one month she was discharged by order of her Majesty's royal father ; that her late husband was a Capt. in Col. Hodge's Regiment where he served till 1695 when he died leaving petitioner with three small children in a deplorable condition : therefore prays the Queen's bounty alleging that she hath received only 55l. part of near 500l. arrears due to her said late husband. The Queen does not remember her.
Sir William Hayward [his petition is read] praying the Queen's bounty, being near 90 years of age. [The Queen orders him] 50l. bounty.
The vicar, churchwardens and inhabitants of the parish of Inglescomb [Englishcombe] near Bath [their petition is read] praying the Queen's charity towards repairing their church which fell down about 12 months since. The Surveyor General of Crown Lands hath reported the charge [of rebuilding] to amount to about 500l. My Lord [Treasurer] will speak with Mr. Travers.
Nehemiah Arnold [his petition is read] praying such employment as the Queen shall think fit in consideration of the many services and sufferings of his father and father-in-law Capt. and Major Arnold of Westminster and in consideration of 1000l. paid to the Crown by the said Major for one Stockdale, formerly Collector of the Customs at Dover, for arrears due from the said Stockdale before the said Major became bound [surety for him], which is certified to be a very great hardship by the Duke of Leeds then Lord High Treasurer of England. My Lord Treasurer is to give him such place as he is capable of.
Ann Babington, widow of Col. Babington, [her petition is read] praying continuance of her pension of 100l. per an. granted her by the late King out of the allowance on the Establishment [of Guards and Garrisons] for the Governor of Berwick. Granted.
Thomas Rymer [his petition is read] praying the Queen to order him some money to enable him to proceed to the printing of the second volume of 'Ancient Leagues and Treaties.' [The Queen orders him] to proceed in his work and to be allowed as last year.
The Mayor and burgesses of Lyme Regis [their petition is read shewing] that Charles II granted them an annuity of 100l. for 21 years for repair of their Cobb, whereof about one year is to come : that by late violent storms a great part of the walls of the said Cobb and sea works are broken down whereby the harbour will be choked up if not speedily repaired : therefore praying that the present term may be made up to 21 years at 100l. per an. to enable them to repair and keep up the said Cobb. Granted.
Memorandum : to move the Queen that there be no more Pensionary Watermen.
Col. Shrimpton and Col. Matthews [their petition is read] praying payment of 200l. due to them for fire and candle furnished for the Foot Guards for the year ended at Xmas 1701. Upon reading the Earl of Ranelagh's report of the 4th inst. my Lord [Treasurer] resolves to move the Queen that this may be satisfied out of any public money not appropriated. Granted.
The Earl of Pembroke [his petition is read] praying that a minute may be entered signifying the Queen's pleasure for continuing 2500l. per an. to him in case he should be removed from being President of the [Privy] Council, according to a draft thereof in the bundle of petitions. [The Queen says] it is reasonable and agreed to [viz. as follows] :
"Whereas her Majesty hath been graciously pleased to appoint 2500l. a year to be paid to the Rt. Honble. Thomas, Earl of Pembroke and Montgomery, late Lord Admiral of England, to wit 1500l. a year out of the perquisites of the Admiralty and 1000l. a year out of her Majesty's secret service (over and above 1500l. a year which is payable to his Lordship as President of her Majesty's most Honourable Privy Council) her Majesty is further graciously pleased to declare that if upon occasion of his Lordship's indisposition of health, or his being employed in her Majesty's service abroad or otherwise, the said Earl shall not be able to execute the said trust of President of the Privy Council, her Majesty doth nevertheless intend to continue to his lordship the said 2500l. a year."
Robert Lucy, Esq., Receiver of the Temporalities of the Bishopric of St. David's [his petition is read] praying allowance of several sums on his account amounting to 506l. 3s. 9d. and that in consideration of the great expense he has been at in prosecuting the late bishop he may have a new commission [as Receiver] upon giving undeniable security. [This petition having been read on the] 3 April 1704 the Lord Treasurer [resolved that he] will move the Queen to give him ex gratia so much as the remainder of his ipsum comes to but will appoint another Receiver. [The Queen's decision is] remit the ipsum on his account but appoint another Receiver.
Thomas, Earl of Limerick [his petition is read shewing] that he was Colonel of the Irish Regiment in France and Brigadier [being posts in France] worth 5000l [livres]. a year and that at the command of Charles II he left those advantageous posts, lost 65,000 livres due for recruits and arrears of pay to enter into the service of England : in consideration [whereof] Charles II settled a pension of 500l. per an. on him for life and made him Governor of New York, where he reduced the five Nations of warlike Indians and laid out above 10,000l. to maintain the war against the French in Canada : therefore prays such sum as the Queen shall think fit in full of his said disbursements and also of his pension for life, whereon about 7500l. is due ; towards redeeming his estate which is very much encumbered by reason of his brother the late Earl of Limerick being attainted of high treason. My Lord Treasurer is to speak to the Duke of Ormonde about him.
Emanuel Scroop How Esq., Lieutenant of Holt Forest, [his petition is read shewing] that one end of the great lodge [in said forest] falling down, the late King ordered him to rebuild it and that the same should forthwith be paid for : that thereupon he expended above 1200l. on the said lodge, which he prays to be reimbursed out of wood sales in Dean Forest. The late King's directions concerning the said lodge do not appear [to be entered] at the Treasury but there is a report of the late Surveyor of the Woods [Trent South] upon a former petition to the Queen in this matter. The Queen [decides that she] will allow him 300l. out of wood sales.
Mr. Blathwayte hath reported on the petition of the bishop of London (relating to lands in New York which the Governor and inhabitants there desire may be annexed to the rectory of Trinity Church and West Chester Church within the said Province) that a farm, part thereof, contains about 100 acres of land worth about 12l. per an. and the remainder [said] to be half an acre [is] of the smallest value if sold : which may be granted without any reserved rent. Granted.
The Earl of Rochester [his petition is read] setting forth that he some time since agreed with the Earl of Sussex for coach houses and stables built on a small slip of ground lying in Old Spring Garden near Charing Cross for which he paid an annual rent : that being since informed they belong to the Crown, he prays a lease thereof. The Surveyor General of Crown Lands reports the premises to belong to the Crown and that a term of 50 years will be worth a fine of 250l. and a rent of 10l. per an., being one third of the yearly value. [For the decision hereon see next entry].
The Earl and Countess of Sussex [their petition is read] praying for the slip of ground above mentioned as also to make up their term of 19 years in Warwick House to 50 years : likewise that their term of 37 years on a small piece of ground part of the old highway formerly leading to St. James's, under St. James's Park wall at the west end of the Garden belonging to the said house may be made up to 50 years. The Surveyor General [of Crown Lands in his report made on the petition of the Earl of Rochester as above] as to Warwick House, reported same to be worth 600l. and as to the said last piece of ground that same may deserve a rent of 40l. per an. and fine of 6l.
The Earl of Rochester to have a lease of what he enjoyed and the Earl of Sussex to have leases of all the rest at the fines and rents in the Surveyor's reports.
Sir Robert Killegrew [his petition is read] praying the Queen's bounty to relieve him in his present necessity, being under an arrest for debt. Not granted.
Capt. Wolfran Cornwall [his petition is read] setting forth that he petitioned the Queen in Council for his post in the Navy or a pension (as Admiral Munden had) of 300l. per an. : upon which it was resolved he should be relieved. He further alleges that Admiral Churchill proposed the said pension to be placed on the 2500l. per an. reserved to the Queen out of the Tenths of Prizes. See how far the 2500l. per an. is charged.
Elizabeth Wandesford [her petition is read] setting forth the services and sufferings of her family, and her great poverty and praying relief. The Queen [answers that she] cannot grant a new pension.
Sir John Stanley [his petition is read] praying a little additional building may be made to his lodgings in the Park. [Hereon] Sir Christopher Wren reports that what is desired will amount to about 200l. My Lord [Treasurer is directed by the Queen] to speak with Sir Christopher Wrenn.
John Nost [his petition is read] praying 96l. 15s. 0d. for a marble inlaid table upon a carved gilt frame set up in the Queen's lodgings at Kensington. The officers of the Works report the same to be worth 80l. To be paid 80l.
Dame Elizabeth Slingesby [her petition is read] setting forth that there was granted to Sir Charles Slingseby and herself 20l. per an. each : that since the death of Sir Charles she hath received no payment on the said annuity : therefore prays the continuance thereof, she being very poor. [She is already accounted for] in the Lottery List [above p. 33].
John Crowne [his petition is read] praying a pension of 50l. per an., being recommended by the Duke of Buckingham. Give him 50l. [as royal bounty].
George Mackenzie [his petition is read] praying some bounty for the charge of a journey from Utrecht hither. Give him 20l. Treasury Minute Book XIV, pp. 256-262.
May 26 forenoon.
Cockpit, Treasury Chambers.
Present : Lord Treasurer ; Chancellor of the Exchequer.
[My Lord ordered] 18,715l. 17s. 0¾d. for the ordinary and extraordinary of the Household (except the Portugal Expedition) to Lady day 1704 : to be paid out of Civil List money.
Ordered that 7000l. be brought into the Exchequer out of the Queen's part of prize money and that (out of the same and out of public disposeable money in the Exchequer) 9375l. be issued to Mr. Fox for the quarter due [on the subsidy] to the King of Denmark at Xmas last. Note : these funds are applied in aid of the funds of the year 1703.
The Auditors of Imprests are called in. My Lord Treasurer refers to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Auditor of the Receipt and Mr. Lowndes the consideration of the fees reasonable to be allowed to the Auditors of Imprests for all accounts prepared or hereafter to be prepared by them except those undermentioned, and to report their opinions : and for this purpose they are to meet at the Chancellor of the Exchequer's house next Thursday morning. But as to the accounts of the Navy and Forces already prepared my Lord resolves, in order to avoid delay, that they shall have allowances after the rate of 12l. 10s. 0d. for every 100,000l. charged in the Navy accounts and 10s. for every Troop and Company in the account of the Forces for every [each] year. Ibid., p. 263.
May 30 forenoon. Present : ut supra.
[The draft of a] letter [of direction] for 77,323l. 17s. 8¼d. for Mr. Fox for the Forces is read and approved.
Likewise a letter for 17,494l. 8s. 5d. for the Forces under [the care or pay of] Mr. How.
Likewise a letter for 6172l. 18s. 6½d. for the Works.
Likewise a letter for 765l. 5s. ll¼d. for Windsor [Castle] Works.
[My Lord ordered] 10,000l. to be issued out of Civil List money to Mr. Fox, to be remitted by this night's post to Portugal in further part of the 40,000l. for the King of Spain.
My Lord accepts the proposal of Sir Henry Furnese underwritten being the best now offered : dated London this day viz. :
"that he will remit to Mr. Sweet in Amsterdam for the subsistence of her Majesty's Forces 50,000l. at 30 days at 10 guilders 10 stivers, 50,000l. at 60 days at 10 guilders 10½ stivers : or [alternatively he will remit] by commission [if to be payable] in Bank money [of Amsterdam or Hamburg] : which he humbly presumes as most advantageous for the public now the Forces are in Germany." Ibid., p. 264.
May 31. Present : ut supra.
[My Lord orders] Mr. Hen. Killigrew 50l.
The 200l. to Shrimpton et al. is to be satisfied out of public money applicable [thereto] as soon as it comes in [to the Exchequer].
[Order for the issue to William Lowndes of] 1500l. for Secret Services : whereof 1000l. is for a particular service and is intended to be repaid out of the revenue of Scotland and is to be so expressed in the acq[uittan]ce. This sum of 1000l. is to be paid clear of all charges. Ibid., p. 265.