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December 1705

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'Minute Book: December 1705', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 20: 1705-1706 (1952), pp. 40-51. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=84794 Date accessed: 25 October 2014.


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December 1705

Dec. 3. Present : Lord Treasurer.
[My Lord directs the issue to the Navy Treasurer of] 6000l. [which is to be paid over to Mr. Whitfield] upon account of subsistence to the Marine Regiments : to be issued out of the money received on the Land Tax orders anno 1705.
Send to Mr. Whitfield to be here in the afternoon.
Mr. Bridges by himself or his deputy is to pay 10,000l. of the 40,000l. now remitted to Portugal and to be sent from thence to Barcelona to King Charles III for the support of himself and his family ; and to apply the remainder for the pay of her Majesty's Forces and other services according to such orders as he shall receive from the Earl of Peterborough.
Send to Mr. Bridges to be here to-morrow morning.
My Lord agrees that loans be made [by the following payees or by their procurement and that the orders of repayment be drawn] without interest on the Act for the Duty on Low Wines &c. [3-4 Anne c. 18] for the sum of 198,529l. 15s. 11d. to be issued by the several Treasurers and Paymasters hereunder mentioned, and that the orders for [repayment of the unassigned parts of] such loans do lie in their hands to attend such services as my Lord shall from time to time direct pursuant to the Acts of Parliament and privy seals in that behalf and shall be registered in the following course : viz.
£ s. d.
to Mr. James Brydges [Paymaster General of the Forces Abroad]
on the order for the 40,000 men anno 1705 11594 15
on the order for the 10,000 additional men anno 1705 20000 0 0
on the order for the 10,200 men in Portugal anno 1705 5000 0 0
on the order for the 8,000 Prussians for the service of Savoy in the same year 1705 4000 0 0
£40594 15
to Mr. John How [Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons]
on the order for Guards and Garrisons anno 1705 17684 9 7
on the order for the 5000 [sea service] men now in Catalonia anno 1705 15000 0 0
£32684 9 7
to James Brydges
on the order for the Subsidies to the Allies anno 1705 29158 2 6
to Harry Mordaunt for the Ordnance
on the order in his name for the Ordnance ; to wit for Ordnance sea services 23592 8
for a further supply of Ordnance stores 20000 0 0
towards making a wharf and storehouse at Portsmouth 5000 0 0
for Ordnance land service 25000 0 0
£73592 8
to James Brydges
on the order for the 180,000 Rix Dollars for the debt to the King of Prussia 22,500l. or such other sum as together with the loans above-mentioned shall complete the 700,000l. to be borrowed on this [Low Wines] fund 22500 0 0
£198529 15 11
Lady Wood, Mrs. Row and all parties concerned are to be heard on Wednesday at 6 o'clock. Ibid., p. 151.
Dec. 3, afternoon. Present : Lord Treasurer, Chancellor of the Exchequer.
Mr. How, [Paymaster General of Guards and Garrisons], and the Comptrollers of the Army Accounts are called in. My Lord orders that the Auditor [one of the two Auditors of Imprests] who hath Mr. How's accounts and vouchers for the year ended at Xmas 1704 may finish those accounts upon his examination of the said vouchers and that they may be declared thereupon. But the Comptrollers of Army Accounts are to exhibit their objections, if any, in writing, to be transmitted to the Auditor for his consideration.
And as to his [Howe's] accounts from Xmas 1704 the vouchers are to be examined by the Comptrollers at their Office (his [Howe's] clerk bringing them and attending during the examination and then carrying them away again). And then the Comptrollers are to certify according to their instructions before those accounts go to the Auditor.
The Attorney General, Solicitor General, Monsieur Huguetan and his Counsel Mr. Brown are called in with Mr. Salladin and Mr. Dod counsel for him [Salladin].
Mr. Browne desires that a grant may be made of such moneys as are due from Huguetan to the Queen's enemies and as are found by inquisition, and says Salladin has no real interest ; if he have there will be a commission to determine the Queen's grant.
Dod says Salladin is not an alien enemy and is no way concerned with France and that here is a great fraud and cheat upon him, Huguetan having gotten Salladin's bills into his hands by collusion with one Bagueret ; [and Dod] desires that my Lord may secure so much as will satisfy Salladin and that there may be no grant to defraud him [struck through] put so much out of the Queen's power : Salladin's demand is 35,000l.
The Attorney General says Huguetan is contented that Bagueret be [struck through] what is due to Bagueret be left out of the case.
Mr. Dod offers to submit the matter to be adjusted by any merchants or other indifferent persons ; or that 35,000l. be deposited till Salladin makes out his demands.
My Lord Treasurer consents that as to Bagueret the inquisition shall be quashed : that Salladin may have his demand on Huguetan as if there were no inquisition.
[My Lord directs] 4000l. more [to the Treasurer of the Navy to be paid over] to Mr. Whitfield for the Marine Regiments. Treasury Minute Book XV, p. 152.
Dec. 4, forenoon. Present : Lord Treasurer ; Chancellor of the Exchequer.
Those which were [appointed] to attend to-morrow in the evening are to be here to-morrow morning at 9.
[Send word] to the Postmasters [General] to be here to-morrow morning. Ibid., p. 153.
Dec. 5, forenoon. Present : ut supra.
The persons appointed to be here this forenoon are to attend on Tuesday next in the morning.
[Send word] to the Commissioners of the Stamp Office to be here on Friday morning about the stamper's place that is void.
[My Lord directs] 10,000l. (out of the money in the Navy Treasurer's hands for wages) to be applied to that head for carrying on the pay [at the Navy Pay Office] in Broad Street.
The Navy [Treasurer's weekly] letter for money for the Yards is read. My Lord says there shall be money ordered for them before Xmas.
My Lord agrees that Mr. Wynne be appointed joint Solicitor of Prizes with Mr. Burgess, but thinks that the additional allowance ought to be made him out of Mr. Burgess's salary. Ibid.
Dec. 10, forenoon. Present : ut supra.
[My Lord directs] 33,420l. to be applied by the Treasurer of the Navy out of the money in his hands received on the Land Tax [to the Naval] Ordinary anno 1705 to pay 2 quarters due at Xmas 1704 to the Yards and [sic for viz.] Chatham [Yard] and Sheerness [Yard] and 5000l. for bills of exchange : all [to be charged] on the head of Wear and Tear.
[Send word] to Mr. Brewer to be here on Wednesday morning.
[My Lord directs] 3740l. 3s. 6d. to be issued to Mr. Brydges, [Paymaster General of the Forces Abroad], in part of 6000l. on the order for the [Treaty] Subsidies of the year 1705, being in further part of 150,000l. for the King of Portugal : Mr. Bridges being to apply the same to satisfy a bill payable to Sir Henry Furnese by Mr. Methwyn for the value of 20,000 milreis. Ibid., p. 154.
Dec. 11, forenoon. Present : ut supra.
The cause between Lady Wood and Mrs. Rowe shall be heard on Friday morning at 10. The Attorney General and all parties are to have notice.
My Lord will renew with Mr. Thomas Foley the contract which was made with Mr. Richard Avenant and Mr. John Wheler for the like term and quantity of cordwood in Dean Forest. He is of Stoke, co. Hereford.
[My Lord directs] 4500l. to be issued to Mr. Bridges, [Paymaster of the Forces Abroad], for the King of Spain : out of the 250,000l. for Catalonia.
The Commissioners of Transports are called in. On [reading] their memorial [my Lord] ordered issues as follows :
£ s. d.
for 2 months' freight for carrying 5 Regiments &c. to Barcelona : in part of 24,000l. part of abovesaid 250,000l. 7188 0 0
for beds, pillows &c. 2307 0 0
£9495 0 0
for corn for 6 months' bread for 20,000 men and shipping to carry the same to Barcelona in further part of said 250,000l 10978 15 0
the debt for transporting Forces to Holland in 1705 : to be paid out of the 120,000l. given in this session of Parliament 5940 8 7
Mr. Tucker's bill of exchange for transporting 460 men : to be paid out of same 1200 0 0
to pay the bills for transporting Lascells' and Rook's Regiments to Ireland and Erle's Regiment from thence : to be paid out of same 817 3 5
My Lord directs 500l. to be issued to Mr. Brydges, [Paymaster General of the Forces Abroad], out of Civil List money : [and is intended] to be remitted to Mr. Sweet to be paid over to Mr. Flotard for the use of the Sevennois [Cevennois]. Ibid., p. 155.
Dec. 12, forenoon
at my Lord Treasurer's house.
Present : ut supra.
Papers [being reports, petitions &c.] are read. Minutes are taken upon them [and endorsed thereon].
[My Lord directs] 8700l. to be issued to the Cofferer [of the Household] upon a memorial in that behalf, to complete the quarter due in that Office at Michaelmas last.
[Likewise] 5000l. to the Great Wardrobe on account of what is grown due in that Office since her Majesty's accession.
[Likewise] 6659l. 12s. 3½d. to the Paymaster of the Works to complete the quarter in that Office ended at Midsummer 1705.
[My Lord orders] 500 guineas to be paid to Lord Shannon in reward for his bringing an express from the Earl of Peterborough at Barcelona. Treasury Minute Book XV, p. 156.
Dec. 14. forenoon.
Whitehall, Treasury Chambers.
Present : Lord Treasurer, Chancellor of the Exchequer.
[My Lord directs that] 900l. out of the tallies and orders in Mr. How's hands [as Paymaster General of Guards and Garrisons] on the Low Wine Act [3-4 Anne c. 18] be applied by him to satisfy a bill of exchange drawn by the Earl of Peterborough from Barcelona for 4000 dollars payable to the Commissioners for Prizes for value received of their agent with the Fleet on account of the Forces under his [Peterborough's] command in Catalonia, to wit out of the tallies and orders for part of 98,969l. 10s. 0d. for the 5000 additional men [for sea service] anno 1705.
Issue to him [the said Mr. How] 346l. on his order for the said 98,969l. 10s. 0d. : out of the funds in the Exchequer for the year 1705. [The said sum of 346l. comprises] 70l. to be paid on a warrant to Signor Antonio Manzoni for the return [the forwarding or remitting to Portugal by bills] of 17,000 milreis paid by [sic for to] the Earl of Peterborough for those Forces [being the extra exchange allowance] over and above [the exchange rate of] 6s. per milrei per agreement ; and 276l. to complete Brigadier Stanhope's pay as Brigadier from 31 March 1705 to 23 Dec. 1705.
Issue to him [Howe] 234l. on his order for 87,125l. 10s. 0d. for 5000 men [for sea service] anno 1705 : to be paid on a warrant for levy money to complete 2 additional Companies and recruits of Handasyde's Regiment in lieu of such as died on shipboard or were lost in the late storm.
The Attorney and Solicitor General come in. Lady Wood with Mr. Dod her Counsel and Mrs. Row with Sir Thomas Powys and Sir John Hawles her Counsel are called in.
Powys [for Mrs. Rowe] says upon the first trial the issues in effect were found for Rowe : that Mr. Row's bill was to get the tallies out of Lady Wood's hands : that neither party has a right to the 250l. : it is the Queen's money and must be asked as a favour : that it has been admitted the Farmers [of the Hearthmoney] made good all the money to the Crown, above a million, and should have the aid of the Crown ; others should not have it against them, there being only the form of the account wanting. It is 21 years ago since the farm ended. Lady Wood made no demand during the farm for the money which was lent on the bonds of Shales and Toplady : that Hind, Shales, Toplady and all the Farmers are now dead : that Lady Wood may take her remedy in her own name : and he concludes that Mr. Row deserves favour most for the 250l. He was an old servant, a good farmer and left his family poor : that his clients have paid the costs of the 2 trials and of the bill near 300l., and the Crown can have no benefit. He is informed Mr. Row had once a warrant. Mrs. Row is an object of great compassion and hopes for the Queen's favour.
Hawles says the Queen may give the 250l. as she pleases : it was levied against an order of this [the Treasury] Board ; no money is due from the [late Hearthmoney] Managers : they have not and are not able to make up the account for want of those tallies : though they [the Rowes] miscarried in their bill it is mended since and the point of equity is undiscussed : [there is] nothing due to the Crown ; Lady Wood had favour from this [the Treasury] Board in being permitted to proceed in the Queen's name. He cites the case of the Duchess of Monmouth who was not allowed process because nothing was due to the Crown from Lord Cornwallis. There is nothing due to Lady Wood from Mrs. Rowe. She has had about 300l. (more than was ever given before) and now she would have this 250l.
[On behalf of Lady Wood] Dod says the issues were regularly levied : does not know [of] any indulgence from this [the Treasury] Board to Lady Wood : she has not received a penny on account of the matter for which this process was issued : she has prosecuted continually for 20 years : this money was borrowed on credit of the [Hearthmoney] Farmers [and was] so found by verdict and perhaps the Crown might be paid with Lady Wood's money if it be paid her. The prosecution has been with leave of this [the Treasury] Board. We have been at the charge. The Crown is in nature of a trustee. The Court never discharged any issues till the plaintiff is satisfied in the action. It is like the forfeiture on an outlawry at the suit of the party. Sureties for good behaviour is for the aid of the party and it's doubtful whether the Crown can discharge. If all the issues to be lost are to be granted to the party prosecuted we are in a circle and we should have been told this twenty years ago : we might have saved 2 or 3000l. Issues being levied we have as near a right as is possible to have them.
The Lord Treasurer takes notice [points out] there was no application for these tallies till after Hind's failure.
Dod [replies] we did constantly apply. We began above 20 years ago.
Hawles [says] the application was for payment out of Hind's estate.
Dod [says] the prosecution was by Distringas and the proposition for payment out of Hind's estate was from the Farmers. They were prosecuted eight or ten years before.
Powys [says] she [Lady Wood] did not come while the [Hearthmoney] Farm continued and all the particular creditors of every farmer for money borrowed on his private account will expect the same favour. On an outlawry the goods are delivered by the Crown to the party because the suit was the party's ; and there is an Act that the party [? sic for suit] shall not be discharged till the party is satisfied : but here the suit was the Crown's and here none can interpose but for a favour.
Lord Treasurer [asks] when did Mr. Hinde die or fail?
Dod [replies] this day 20 years. We had Lord Treasurer Rochester's order that no account should pass till those tallies were brought in.
The parties and their Counsel withdraw.
The Attorney General says there is no legal right but an equitable right, such as is never denied ; like where sureties pay a debt for their principal. If those tallies had been lost they might have been supplied [or innovated] : but these tallies were pawned by some of the Farmers [of the Hearthmoney] : they were a security [for a loan and were] so agreed [to be] by the verdict, Lady Wood has proceeded with leave of the Treasury : has been at all the charge and in reason and equity ought to have the money levied.
The Solicitor General [says] the jury found that the money came to the use of all the Farmers.
The Attorney General [says] the Farmers when they gave Hind his dividend should have taken in the tallies and others must not suffer by their default.
The Solicitor General [says] the issues are a trust for the party in the case of an outlawry : and here is an equity.
My Lord will move the Queen to grant the issues to Lady Wood.
The gentlemen of the Bank are called in. They say if my Lord will strike tallies on the first [sic for fund] of the Land Tax [4-5 Anne c. 1] and Malt [3-4 Anne c. 17] they will supply money on them as my Lord shall have occasion.
As soon as the [Act for the] Land Tax [anno 1706] [4-5 Anne c. 1] is passed [my Lord orders loans to the amount of] 300,000l. to be registered thereon for the Navy.
My Lord directs the Stamps Commissioners to put Mr. William Kay and Mr. [Robert] Delaval into the present and next vacancies of Stampers. Treasury Minute Book XV, pp. 157-9.
Dec. 17. forenoon. Present : Lord Treasurer.
In case the Land Tax bill passes on Friday next the officers of the Exchequer are to attend on Saturday and Monday to receive [take in] loans [on credit of that fund].
Direct the Agents for Taxes (out of money imprested to them) to cause any sums not exceeding 100l. in the whole to be applied for defraying the charge of the Commission for enquiring into frauds concerning the taxes in Devonshire, in such manner as the Agents shall think most reasonable. Ibid., p. 160.
Dec. 18. forenoon. Present : Lord Treasurer, Chancellor of the Exchequer.
Issue 2259l. 16s. 6d. to Mr. Bridges [Paymaster General of the Forces Abroad] on the order for 370,119l. 1s. 0d. for [treaty] subsidies anno 1705 : and is to complete 6000l. part of 150,000l. for the subsidy for 13,000 men to the King of Portugal (being to complete Mr. Methwyn's bill of exchange payable to Sir H. Furnese for part of 80,000 dollars advanced to King Charles III) : [and is to be issued] out of loans to be made by Sir Henry Furnese on the Land Tax anno 1705 [sic for 1706 4-5 Anne c. 1]. By agreement the interest is to commence from the date of the tallies.
Prepare a [privy seal for a] new [money] order for 10,000l. for Gibraltar and then on the present [order so far as unexhausted] and that new order issue to Mr. Bridges the sum of 2300l. out of loans on the Land Tax anno 1705 [sic for 1706 which loans are] by agreement to be made by Bridges himself without interest. And then this 2300l. together with 2800l. tallies in Mr. Bridges' hands on the Two Thirds Subsidy (which tallies were struck on the order for extraordinaries anno 1703) are to be applied to answer 5 bills of exchange drawn by Mr. Methwin for 17,000 milreis for the service of Gibraltar. Ibid., p. 160.
Dec. 19. forenoon. Present : ut supra.
[My Lord directs an issue of] 1000l. to Mr. Tailer to complete the order in his name for 20,000l. for building at Woodstock.
Likewise 1500l. to the Cofferer of the Household upon account for the service of his Office in the quarter commencing 1705 Sept. 29.
Likewise 300,000l. to Sir Thomas Littleton on the unsatisfied order in his name as Treasurer of the Navy : to be issued out of loans to be made in his own name on credit of the Land Tax anno 1706, the orders being by agreement to be drawn without interest and to be reserved in the hands of the said Treasurer for such uses of the Navy as my Lord Treasurer shall from time to time direct. Ibid., p. 162.
Dec. 20. Present : Lord Treasurer.
Pay the Yards to Midsummer last and pay also 6 months to the Course of the Navy and Victualling : to be issued out of loans on the Land Tax anno 1706.
[My Lord directs] 5000l. to the Duke of Montagu [Master of the Great Wardrobe] for the service of the Great Wardrobe. Ibid., p. 163.
Dec. 22. forenoon
at my Lord Treasurer's House.
Present : Lord Treasurer.
My Lord ordered issues as follows out of loans on the Land Tax anno 1706 : viz.
to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces acting with the Allies
£ s. d.
on the order in his name for 886,223l. 18s. 6d. for the 40,000 men in Holland anno 1706
for 2 months' subsistence from 1705 Dec. 24 to the Subject Troops and full pay to the Foreign Troops composing said 40,000 men 120328 17 7
for pay to the General Officers for same time 2717 1
for Contingencies for same time 1666 13 4
on the order in his name for 177,511l. 3s. 6d. for the additional 10,000 men in Holland anno 1706
for subsistence for the same 2 months to the Subject Troops and full pay to the Foreigners composing the said 10,000 men 23692 10
on the order in his name for 222,379l. 5s. 10d. for the 10,210 men in Portugal
for the same 2 months' subsistence 28862 18
for pay to the General Officers for same time 1906 2
for Contingencies for same time 666 13 4
on the order in his name for 414,166l. 13s. 6d. for Subsidies
for the King of Portugal for 2 months' subsidy for the 13,000 men to be maintained by that Crown 25000 0 0
on the order in his name for 250,000l. for prosecuting the successes for recovery of the Monarchy of Spain to the House of Austria
for the King of Spain as part of 103,530l. payable to his Majesty out of the said 250,000l. 10000 0 0
for the new Regiments to be sent to Catalonia in part of 72,600l. for their pay, to wit the Royal Regiment of Fuziliers, Col. Briton's, Lord Mohun's, Col. Caulfield's and Lord Dungannon's Regiments of Foot, for 121 days' subsistence from 1705 Dec. 24 to 1706 April 23 19218 16 8
for the Hospitals in part of 6000l. payable out of the said 250,000l. 800 0 0
on the order in his [Brydges'] name for 96,729l. 13s. 4d. for 5000 men now in Catalonia for the year 1706
on account of pay to the said Forces according to such orders as the Paymaster [said Brydges] or his deputy hath or shall receive from the Commander in Chief of said Forces 30000 0 0
total to Mr. Brydges £264859 13 10
To Sir Thomas Littleton, Treasurer of the Navy, on the unsatisfied order in his name for the Navy and Victualling : viz.
£ s. d.
for the Ordinary of the Yards
to clear Portsmouth, Plymouth, Kinsale and Harwich Yards for Michaelmas and Xmas quarters 1704 18865 0 0
to clear all her Majesty's Yards on this head for another half year ended at Midsummer 1705 39686 0 0
for the Victualling
for the Course in May, 1704 41109 7 5
ditto June, 1704 39454 0
ditto July, 1704 37343 7 10
ditto August, 1704 20195 6 9
ditto September, 1704 21409 6 0
ditto October, 1704 43404 18 3
for Wear and Tear
for the Course in May, 1704 35911 0 0
ditto June, 1704 41195 0 0
ditto July, 1704 41810 0 0
ditto August, 1704 50479 0 0
ditto Sept., 1704 50016 0 0
ditto October, 1704 34745 0 0
ditto for six months to the outports 13987 0 0
for the Yards [under the head of Wear and Tear] : to clear Portsmouth, Plymouth, Kinsale and Harwich Yards for Michaelmas and Xmas quarters 1704 25440 0 0
to clear all her Majesty's Yards on this head for another half year, to wit Lady day and Midsummer quarters 1705 62514 0 0
for Sick and Wounded ; to be paid over to the Treasurer thereof
on the head of Wages, in part of the quota for 1706 : towards clearing the debt in quarters for Sick and Wounded for the half year ended at Michaelmas 1704 10476 0 0
on the head of Victualling, in part of the quota for 1706 : towards clearing the debts in [sick] quarters for the same half year [ended at Michaelmas 1704] 6984 0 0
for the Victualling
for bills of exchange, Necessary Money, Short Allowance [Money] and Contingencies 20000 0 0
to [Harry Mordaunt] the Treasurer of the Ordnance, on the unsatisfied order in his name
£ s. d.
in part of the quotas for the Office of Ordnance anno 1706
for land services of the Ordnance performed and to be performed 20000 0 0
for sea services ditto 20000 0 0
to John Howe, Paymaster of the Guards and Garrisons, on the order in his name for 357,000l. for Guards and Garrisons and for the Invalids for the year 1706 including 5000 men to serve on board the Fleet
£ s. d.
for the 7000 men for Guards and Garrisons
for 28 days' subsistence from 1705 Dec. 24 to 1705-6 Jan. 21 for the Troops and Regiments in England 8562 4 8
for subsistence for the same time for the 5000 additional men to serve at sea viz. the Regiments of Lieut. Gen. Erle, Brigadier Mordaunt, Lord Paston, and the Additional Companies of Handaside's, Whetham's and Livesay's Regiments 2546 14 4
to James Brydges more on the order in his name for 250,000l. towards prosecuting the successes for recovery of the Monarchy of Spain to the House of Austria :
£ s. d.
for the King of Spain in satisfaction of the like sum advanced to him by the Earl of Peterborough in Catalonia and is to be esteemed as part of the sum of 103,530l. payable to his Majesty out of the said 250,000l. 4500 0 0
For Transports, in part of 24,000l. payable out of the said 250,000l. and is to be paid to Mr. John Nutin, Paymaster of the Transports, for the services following : viz.
£ s. d.
for 2 months' freight of 5990 tons of shipping to be employed in this Expedition ; at the rate of 12s. per ton per month 7188 0 0
for beds, hammocks and other necessaries to be provided on this embarcation 2307 0 0
for 7500 quarters of corn to be provided at 21s. 3d. per quarter including sacks 7968 15 0
for half the freight of 1500 tons of shipping for the same at 4s. per ton 3000 0 0
for incidents attending this service 10 0 0
£20473 15 0
more to the said Mr. Brydges on the order in his name for 414,166l. 13s. 6d. for subsidies to her Majesty's allies, anno 1706
£ s. d.
to be paid over to Sir Theodore Janssen in satisfaction for his bills given for 2 months' subsidy to the Duke of Savoy by advance from Feb. 3 next to April 2 next new style : being 106,6662/3 Crowns of 82 sols, money of Piedmont, at 58d. English each Crown 25777 15 6
to John Nutin Esq., Paymaster of the Transports, on the order in his name for 120,000l. towards defraying the charge of transporting Land Forces &c.
£ s. d.
to clear the debt owing to the ships that transported Forces to Holland the last Spring 5940 8 7
to answer Mr. Tucker's bill of exchange from Dublin towards the charge of shipping and provisions for 460 men lately sent from thence 1200 0 0
to answer bills of exchange for transporting Col. Lepel's and Col. Rooke's Regiments from Chester to Ireland and bringing back Lieut. Gen. Erle's [Regiment] 817 3 5
£7957 12 0
Abstract of the foregoing directions out of loans on the Land Tax anno 1706
£ s. d.
to Mr. Brydges : for the 40,000 men in Holland, 10,000 Additional men there, 10,210 men in Portugal and 5000 men in Catalonia : and for the King of Spain : and for subsidies to the King of Portugal and Duke of Savoy 315611 4 4
to Mr. Howe : for Guards and Garrisons and the 5000 men for sea service 11108 19 0
to the Treasurer of the Navy : for the Ordinary, to clear the Yards, for the Victualling, Wages and Wear and Tear 655024 6 10½
to the Paymaster of the Ordnance 40000 0 0
to Mr. Nutin, for the Transports 7957 12 0
Total £1029702 2
[Send a] letter to the Commissioners of the Navy to cause the sum of 20,205l. 6s. 2d. remaining in the hands of the Navy Treasurer and arisen on Land Tax tallies for the year 1705 to be paid over to Walter Whitfeild Esq., Paymaster of the Marines, in part of a demand of of 44,086l. 15s. 8d. for subsistence and clearings [of the Marine Regiments].
[Send a] letter to the Exchequer for paying 12,045l. 18s. 10d. to divers foreign ministers [English Ambassadors abroad] and others [payable out of Civil List moneys as per a list thereof] upon their individual warrants and orders in that behalf.
[Send to the Exchequer a] letter for issuing 320l. to Edward Nicholas Esq. : out of Civil List money : on the unsatisfied order in his name.
[My Lord Treasurer] ordered 8405l. 4s. 8½d. to Mr. Brydges out of loans to be made by [Brydges] himself on Malt granted for the year 1705 and upon his order for 885,193l. 3s. 6d. for the 40,000 men anno 1705. The orders [of loan] are to be drawn without interest : and this sum is to remain in his hands for such uses as my Lord Treasurer shall direct.
Ordered that Mr. Brydges do assign the abovesaid 8405l. 4s. 8½d. and the further sum of 11,594l. 15s. 3½d. of tallies and orders in his hands on Low Wines anno 1705 (making in all 20,000l.) to John Anstis Esq. without interest [which sum is to be paid by the said Anstis] towards making good to her Majesty the sum advanced to his [the said Anstis's] deputy in Holland by Mr. Drummond on credit of tin consigned to him [Drummond] at Amsterdam to be sold and disposed of there for her Majesty's use. Treasury Minute Book XV, pp. 164-9.
Dec. 31.
at my Lord Treasurer's house.
Present : Lord Treasurer, Chancellor of the Exchequer.
[My Lord directs] 30,000l. to Mr. Nutin : out of loans on the Land Tax anno 1706 : upon the order in said Nutin's name for 120,000l. towards the charge of transporting Land Forces : and is intended to be applied to the Course in the Transport Office.
[My Lord directs] 88,000l. to be issued to Sir Thomas Littleton, Treasurer of the Navy : out of loans on the Land Tax anno 1706 : to wit 80,000l. on the head of Wages for paying off the ships now fitting out to sea to July 1 last and the Flag Officers to Xmas last and the remaining 8000l. on account of the Ordinary [of the Navy]. The said sum is to be issued by 48,000l. in the present week and 40,000l. next week.
Likewise 3000l. more to same on the head of Wages : and is to be paid over to Mr. Whitfeild, Paymaster of Marines, and to be applied by him to the pay of the Marine Regiments, to enable the Officers to make their recruits.
The abovesaid directions out of loans on the Land Tax anno 1706 amount to 121,000l. to wit 30,000l. for Nutin and 83,000l. and 8000l. to Littleton. Ibid., p. 170.