Warrant Book
June 1705, 21-30

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'Warrant Book: June 1705, 21-30', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 20: 1705-1706 (1952), pp. 313-322. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=84826 Date accessed: 02 September 2014.


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June 1705, 21-30

June 21. Royal sign manual for 20,000l. to John Taylour, deputy to Samuell Travers, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, without account other than such as shall be rendered to the Duke of Marlborough : and is to be for and towards the charge of building and making the fabric or mansion house and gardens by direction of the said Duke within the park of Woodstock. (Money warrant dated June 21 hereon). (Money order dated June 23 hereon). Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 415. Order Book VI, p. 346.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receipt to take in loans not exceeding 60,000l. on credit of the money arising by the sale of her Majesty's tin (as by the privy seal of 1704 June 9) : with 6 per cent. interest as by the privy seal of 1702 April 16. Money Book XVII, p. 383.
Money warrant for 73l. to Robert Ford for 2 years to 1701 Xmas on his fee of 2s. a day as keeper of her Majesty's Gardens at Newmarket. Ibid., p. 386.
Same for 30l. to Jane Browning for half a year to Xmas last on her pension. Ibid., p. 419. Disposition Book XVII, p. 364.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Thomas Guybon and James Cheesley, of London merchants, praying that certain French white prize wines which they have laid up in several warehouses may be sold by auction, they not being worth the Duty and daily perishing from the hot weather. Reference Book VIII, p. 169.
Same to the Victualling Commissioners of the petition of John Hyde and Thomas Wharton on behalf of themselves and owners of the ships York Merchant, Potuxon Merchant and Ann and Mary shewing that they agreed with the Victualling Commissioners to load their ships at 45l. per ton freight to Lisbon and according to their obligation had the ships ready in 23 days but were obliged to stay two months for want of convoy : therefore praying an allowance for demurrage. Ibid.
Letters patent by Treasurer Godolphin (at the instance of the Duke of Marlborough) appointing Henry Joynes and William Boulter gent, as joint comptrollers of the accounts of the works, buildings and gardens now making at Woodstock. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, p. 38.
June 24. Allowance by Treasurer Godolphin of the salary bill of the Prize Office for 1705 Midsummer quarter. Money Book XVII, p. 413.
June 25. Additional Establishment under the royal sign manual for pensions [as follows] to be paid by the hands of Edward Nicholas viz.
per an.
l.
to Antonio Verrio as from 1705 Lady day 200
to Nehemiah Arnold gent, for the maintenance and education of Susanna Arnold as from 1705 Lady day 30
Queen's Warrant Book XXII, p. 422.
Royal warrant to Sir Edward Northey, Attorney General, to acknowledge satisfaction (so far as concerns the Crown) on the record of the 2 fines of 50l. each imposed on John Littlehales for two small crimes committed 1698-9 Jan. 15 at Emington [? Edmonton] in co. Middlesex ut supra p. 253 : viz. for unlawfully taking the sum of 4l. on pretence of a forfeiture for drawing a waggon with 6 horses against the form of the statute and for extorting the like sum from Matthew Lancaster upon pretence of the like offence. Ibid., pp. 424-5.
Same to the Treasurer of the Chamber to pay to such officers and servants of the Chamber as since Lady day last have (by appointment of the Lord Chamberlain) attended the Queen at Windsor or Hampton Court, half the sums allowed to them by the Establishment of the Chamber for all the time of their said attendance, the like being allowed to the officers and servants payable by the Cofferers of the Household whereas the said officers &c. of the Chamber are at present only allowed riding charges for one week of their said attendance. Ibid., p. 427.
Money warrant for 250l. to Visct. Duplin as assignee of the heir of George, late Earl of Kinnoul, for last Lady day quarter on the annuity granted by Charles II to said Earl and his heirs. Money Book XVII, p. 395.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to employ Richard Smith as a tidesman in Newcastle port loco Thomas Robinson deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 378.
Commission by same to Thomas Denham to be Surveyor of the Duties on Houses and on Marriages loco Cole Mordant. Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) I, p. 3.
Royal warrant to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to pay 500l. to Sir Richard Cox, Chancellor of Ireland, for the charges of his voyage to England in April 1703 and other necessary disbursements. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 360.
June 26. Same to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a new Commission of Prizes : the new Commissioners to be Edward Brereton, George Morley, Antho. Duncombe, John Evelyn and Thomas Baker : in place of the present Commissioners Emanuel Scroop Howe, Edward Brereton, George Harley, Robert Yard (now deceased), Antho. Duncombe and Alex Pendarvis whose commission is hereby superseded : with the salary of 500l. per an. each as from June 24 inst. : they to observe the directions of the Queen's Declaration of 1 June 1702 relating to prizes and the distribution thereof : Anthony Burnaby to be Secretary with the salary of 400l. per an. for himself and clerks : William Gosselin to be Comptroller with the salary of 500l. for himself and 100l. for 2 clerks. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, pp. 422-4.
Money warrant for 37l. 10s. 0d. to William Petyt, the supervisor of the work of digesting the records in Cæsar's Chapel in the Tower, for last Lady day quarter's allowance for 3 clerks employed in this business (besides the chief clerk). (Money order dated June 29 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 392. Order Book VI, p. 351.
Same for 25l. to George Holmes for same quarter as chief clerk in the above work. (Money order dated July 3 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 392. Order Book VI, p. 351.
Same for 72l. 10s. 0d. to Henry Ballow and John Smith, Deputy Chamberlains for Joining Tallies in the Exchequer Court : and is for joining the tallies of loan &c. ut supra p. 309 without fees : to wit for fetching the foils of the said tallies from the Tally Court and joining and delivering the same, when in course, back to the Tally Court for cancellation. (Money order dated June 28 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 393. Order Book VI, p. 356.
Same for 20l. to William Guy for his passage to New York whither he is going chaplain. (Money order dated June 26 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 393. Order Book VI, p. 349.
Same for 462l. 10s. 0d. each to Sir Charles Hedges and Robert Harley for last Lady day quarter's allowance or salary as Principal Secretaries of State. Money Book XVII, p. 393. Order Book VI, p. 204.
Same for 1300l. to the Duke of Marlborough for 13 weeks to March 30 last on his ordinary as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the States General.
450l. to Richard Hill for 3 months to March 25 last on his same as Envoy Extraordinary to the Duke of Savoy.
450l. to James Vernon junr. for same as same to the King of Denmark.
450l. to Thomas, Lord Raby for same as same to the King of Prussia.
450l. to William Aglionby for same as same to the Swiss Cantons.
450l. to Paul Methuen for same as same to the King of Portugal.
450l. to Edmund Poley for same as same to the Princes of Brunswick and Luneburg.
450l. to George Stepney for same as same to the Emperor of Germany.
450l. to Dr. John Robinson for same as same to the King of Sweden.
900l. to John Methuen for same as Ambassador Extraordinary to the King of Portugal.
270l. to John Wych for same as her Majesty's Resident with the Hanse Towns.
250l. to Sir Lambert Blackwell for one quarter to Jan. 23 last as Envoy Extraordinary to the Great Duke of Tuscany.
95l. to Benjamin Lodington for last Lady day quarter as Agent and Consul General at Tripoli.
150l. to Robert Cole for a quarter due Feb. 10 last as Agent and Consul at Algiers.
32l. 10s. 0d. to Gasper Perrinet Dazzeliers (Darziliers) for last Lady day quarter as Resident at Geneva.
520l. to Charles Whitworth Esq. in full (with 455l. already paid him by way of advance) for 195 days from 1704 Sept. 11 (the day of the commencement of his ordinary) to March 25 last on his ordinary of 5l. a day as Envoy Extraordinary to the Czar of Tuscany.
720l. to Alexander Stanhope viz. 450l. for 3 months to March 25 last on his ordinary as Envoy Extraordinary to the States General and 270l. for same time on his same as Plenipotentiary for negotiating Several Affairs.
260l. 14s. 6d. to James Vernon junr., in full (with 200l. already paid him) of a bill of extraordinaries 1701-2 Feb. 14 to 1702 Aug. 14 as Envoy Extraordinary to the King of Denmark.
180l. to Henry Davenant for same time on his ordinary as Secretary at Frankfort. (Money orders dated June 28 hereon). (Letters of direction dated June [sic for July] 3 hereon). Ibid., pp. 394-5. Order Book VI, pp. 353-4. Disposition Book XVII, p. 368.
Allowance by Treasurer Godolphin of the salary bill and incidents bill, both detailed, of the Hackney Coaches Commission for 1705 midsummer quarter : (totals 207l. 10s. 0d. and 99l. 18s. 10d.) Money Book XVII, p. 403.
Money warrant for 321l. 3s. 2½d. to William Cawthorp, Receiver General of Taxes for part of co. Lincoln, being an overpayment on his account of the Land Tax anno 1703 ; to be immediately paid back into the Exchequer on his account of the seventh 4s. Aid (Land Tax) anno 1704. (Money order dated July 10 hereon). Ibid., p. 404. Order Book VI, p. 364.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to William Borret, Solicitor for the Affairs of the Treasury, to pay 138l. 10s. 2d. to Robert Weddell and 23l. 5s. 9d. to Clement Warren for their charges in prosecuting counterfeiters between 1703-4 Feb. 2 and 1705 April 18. Money Book XVII, p. 407.
Same by same to John Parkhurst to pay (out of the arrears of prizes taken in the late war) 40l. to Edward Castle, stationer, for stationery wares delivered to the Prizes Office from 1700-1 March 8 to 1702-3 March 5th and from 1703 June 9 to 1704 Xmas.
Prefixing : said Parkhurst's report on said bills. Ibid., p. 412.
Allowance by same of the salary bill detailed, of the Salt Office for the quarter ended June 24 inst. (total 1140l.). Ibid., p. 416.
Letter of direction for 5346l. 14s. 3½d. to Edward Nicholas to clear to Lady day last the establishment and additional list of pensions and bounties payable by him : to be issued out of Civil List moneys. Disposition Book XVII, p. 362.
Same for the following payments : out of Civil List moneys
£ s. d.
Mr. Lane 125 0 0
the First Secondary of the [Queen's] Remembrancer's Office 49 1 4
the Second Secondary of same 3 15 0
the Clerk of the Estreats 15 0 0
the Clerk of the Pleas 3 15 0
the Secondaries of the [Office of the] Pipe 15 0 0
the Clerk of the House of Commons 7 10 0
the Clerk of the Crown 12 10 0
the Comptroller of the Pipe 10 0 0
the Foreign Apposer 10 0 0
the Queen's Remembrancer 55 17 4
Ibid., pp. 363-4.
Same for 750l. to Sir Charles Hedges, Secretary of State ; for Secret Service : out of Civil List Funds.
500l. to Robert Harley, Secretary of State ; for same : out of same. Ibid., p. 364.
Same for 5000l. to the Duke of Montague, Master of the Great Wardrobe, towards satisfying the debts incurred in that office since the Queen's accession to Xmas last : out of Civil List funds. Ibid., p. 365.
Same for 20,000l. to the Navy Treasurer : out of loans on the Land Tax anno 1705 : and is to be for the Commissioners of the Victualling to pay bills of exchange, Necessary money, Short Allowance money and Contingencies. Ibid.,
Same for 1145l. 4s. 8½d. to John How, Paymaster General of Guards and Garrisons : out of the 25 per cent. on French Goods : as in part of 87,125l. 10s. 0d. for 5000 men in sea service anno 1703 and to be applied to satisfying in further part the 2307l. 5s. 11d. due to Col. Rivers' Regiment of Foot for their clearings from 1702-3 Feb. 25 to 1703 Dec. 24, towards which 500l. 10s. 0d. has been lately directed. Ibid.
Same for 2221l. 2s. 6d. to the said John How : out of loans on Land Tax anno 1705 : as in part of 357,000l. for the Guards and Garrisons anno 1705 and to be applied as follows : viz.
£ s. d.
in further part of 264,874l. 10s. 0d. for Guards and Garrisons anno 1705
for one year's pay for the Company of Foot at Newfoundland from 24 Dec. 1704 to 23 Dec. 1705 1801 2 6
towards satisfying the royal warrants of June 16 inst. for 760l. 10s. 10½d. to Capt. Lloyd and 160l. 17s. 2d. to the assignees of Capt. Powell for provisions and other disbursements for the Company at Newfoundland ; the same to be reimbursed to her Majesty again out of money to be received from the Treasurer of the Ordnance for deductions from the pay of the gunners at Newfoundland for provisions supplied out of the said Company's stores 270 0 0
as in further part of 87,125l. 10s. 0d. for 5000 men for sea service anno 1705
for Col. Handasyde's Regiment on account of pay and is to satisfy the Queen's warrant of June 9 inst. for 50 recruits delivered over to this Regiment by Col. Livesay at 3l. a man 150 0 0
£2221 2 6
Disposition Book XVII, p. 366.
Fiat by Treasurer Godolphin for royal letters patent to constitute William Baines as Comptroller of Carlisle port loco Matthew Miller Esq. deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 375.
Warrant by same to the Customs Commissioners to sell wines as below by auction and thereupon to report a suitable allowance to the captors.
Prefixing : report from the said Commissioners on the petition of John Mascall, John Aynsworth and Co. merchants concerning French white wines which they have in several warehouses in the ports of Rye, Dover and London which are not worth the Duty and by reason of the hot weather are daily perishing, being taken as prize out of the ships Patrick Abraham, Hope, Maria, Diergarden, Crown'd Lyon, and Princess Hedwick Sophia. Ibid., pp. 379-80.
Treasury reference to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Thomas Maunsell for a lease of 7 water mills within the lordship of Brecon which were granted by Queen Elizabeth to Edward, Lord Stafford for 60 years in reversion of 3 lives in being, which term is near expired. Reference Book VIII, p. 169.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Queen's Remembrancer to take the security, detailed, of Thomas Savery, as Treasurer to the Commissioners for Sick and Wounded.
Prefixing : report by R. Barker [Deputy in the Queen's Remembrancer's Office] on said Savery's petition proposing his said securities. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, p. 37.
Subscription by same for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant dated June 7 inst. to the Master of the Great Wardrobe for the delivery to Peter Hume, Yeoman of the Removing Wardrobe, of furniture, detailed, for the lodgings at Hampton Court appointed for Dr. Hanns, first Physician to her Majesty viz. a damask stuff bed lined with silk and trimmed with worsted fringe, a feather bed, bolster, mattress, quilt, a Holland quilt, 4 blankets, a calico quilt and a pair of window curtains for places not wainscotted, 12 cane chairs and cushions, 3 wainscot tables, one looking glass 36 inches, a close stool and pan and one table bed and bedding for a servant : to an estimate of 130l. Ibid.
The like of a same dated June 7 to same for furniture, detailed almost as above, for the lodgings at Windsor appointed for Dr. Arbuthnot, Physician to Prince George, being 2 rooms over her Majesty's lodgings : to an estimate of 95l. Ibid., p. 38.
The like of a same dated June 7 to same for the delivery to Peter Hume, Yeoman of the Removing Wardrobe, of furniture detailed for her Majesty's Withdrawing Room in her little house at Windsor viz. 3 window curtains and valence of crimson Genova damask, trimmed with crimson silk lace and silk line and tarsills to draw them up : 8 stools and 2 armed chairs of the same damask and lace and false cases to them of crimson shalloon : a Dressing Chair with crimson silk girts :
and false cases of scarlet shalloon for the 12 stools, State Chair and cushions and foot stool in her Majesty's Withdrawing Room at Kensington :
also 6 pieces of silk line (2 red, 2 blue and 2 green) for her Majesty's service in several of the rooms at Windsor : to an estimate of 212l. Ibid., p. 39.
The like of a same dated June 7 to same for furniture detailed for the Waiting Room and Privy Chamber at St. James's, and the Dressing Room at Kensington viz. as follows : for St. James's : in the Waiting Room a new slip for the chimney glass : in the Privy Chamber a large border of glass for the Great pannell and for taking the partitions out of an Indian box and fitting up the groves [? grooves] and speckling them and for 2 glasses to be put in a gold pocket frame :
likewise for lining the great torter shell Bewro in the Dressing Room at Kensington with new velvet and a leather for the Bewro lined with green serge : also a glass 26 inches long 16 inches broad for an Indian frame with a round top and scolloped round the glass, cut according to the frame and a case for it lined : to a total of 15l. Ibid.
The like of a same dated June 21 to John Charleton, Master of the Jewel House, for the delivery to Lady Frechvill of a piece of gold plate of the value of 100l. as a gift from the Queen for a horse race in Yorkshire for the year 1705. Ibid.
The like of a same dated May 15 to the Master of the Great Wardrobe for the delivery of 2 crimson taffeta testers for the canopy which is used when her Majesty receives, one for St. James's the other for Windsor : to an estimate of 15l. Ibid., p. 40.
The like of a same dated 1704 Dec. 8 to same for the cleaning and mending of the following pieces of tapestry : to an estimate of 230l. [it is not stated where the tapestries were] : viz.
eight pieces of the Apostles
six pieces of red flower pots
three pieces of Amazons
five pieces of the Apostles
three pieces of Huntings
five pieces of Hero and Leander
four pieces of landskips and pillors
six pieces of Triumphs
four pieces of Sampons [Samsons].
three pieces of Planells [Planets].
Ibid.
Treasury subscription for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant dated May 2 to same for the provision of a down bed, a white satin bolster and a thick fustian matrice for the housekeeper of Kensington Palace : to an estimate of 30l. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, p. 40.
The like of a same dated May 12 for the delivery to Mrs. Cooper, bedchamber woman to the Queen, of a Turkey leather Cabinet and Russia leather travelling trunks for her Majesty's body linen : to an estimate of 26l. Ibid., p. 49.
Entry of a Treasury caveat in favour of Alex Johnstown that no grant pass of any lands of Sir Roger Strickland Kt., outlawed for high treason, without notice to said Johnstown at Jasper Blythman's chambers in the Paper Buildings in the Inner Temple or to Jo[h]n Thompson, attorney in the Exchequer Office, Inner Temple.
(In the margin : "notice to be given for attendance on Tuesday morning 16 Oct. 1705.") Caveat Book, p. 59.
June 27. Subscription or endorsement by Treasurer Godolphin for the allowing of interest at the rate of 5 per cent. on 4 orders [of loan] on Malt made out in the name of Charles Bertie 1705 May 22 for in all 17,671l. 5s. 5d. and by him assigned to Anthony Brucer [Brewer] with tallies thereto belonging and by him assigned to the Bank of England : to wit as from the 27th inst. Order Book VI, p. 359.
William Lowndes to the Victualling Commissioners to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Richard Maundrell, with a report of the Lord High Admiral thereto annexed, relating to a loss of butter and cheese to the value of 845l. 15s. 7¾d. which he sustained by the late violent storm. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 91.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Edward Bathurst, Edward Lunn, Thomas Briggs and William Squire, four assistants to the land waiters in London port, shewing that they have been many years employed in that service and praying to be constituted as additional landwaiters there without salary and to be provided for as vacancies happen. Reference Book VIII, p. 170.
Same to same of the petition of Edward Bathurst praying to be appointed deputy to Mr. Dennis lately made a Queen's waiter London port. Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Queen's Remembrancer for stay of process against Phillip Papillon, late Cashier of the Victualling, he having delivered in such particulars of Lord Orford's accounts relating to the Victualling as the Commissioners thereof desired and they are further examining the said accounts. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, p. 41.
Same by same to Auditor Harley to prepare for declaration John Warters' account, 1702 June 18 to 1704 June 25, as Comptroller and Solicitor for the Rights and Perquisites of the Admiralty.
Prefixing : (a) said account : total charge 400l. ; total discharge 247l. 7s. 2d. : (b) Auditor Harley's report thereon. The accountant has produced to me the several books and leidgers kept by him : viz. (1) a journal of all prizes brought into Court (2) a leidger book of all prizes, ships and goods condemned, with the appraisements (3) a book of the Receiver's receipts (4) a port book wherein are entered all prizes at the several ports at home and abroad (5) a book containing all the said accountant's orders to his agents for the delivery or restoration of ships and goods (6) a book of letters to his agents. Ibid., pp. 42-3.
June 28. William Lowndes to the [Principal] Officers of the Works to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of Mr. Stacey, Master Bricklayer of the Works, setting forth the great sums due to him for work already done and the estimated charge of works directed to be done by him. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 91.
Same to Mr. Borret to attend the Attorney General for his opinion on the enclosed case [missing] relating to the forfeited estates in Ireland, which has been sent to the Lord Treasurer by the Revenue Commissioners of Ireland. Ibid., p. 92.
Treasury reference to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of John Mascall, owner of the Dolphin privateer and the Flying Horse who have taken the St. John Baptist, Princess Hedowiake and Golden Lyon, all three laden with Bordeaux wines and brandies, shewing that several ladings have been condemned and on unloading some brandies appear above proof and the [Excise] Commissioners insist upon double Duties which will amount to more than the brandies can be sold for : therefore praying relief. Reference Book VIII, p. 169.
Same to Mr. Blathwayte of the petition of Anne Bridges, widow of Dr. John Bridges late Chief Justice of New York, praying payment of 575l. for her husband's salary from 1702 Aug. 8 to 1704 July 6 the time of his death. Ibid., p. 170.
Same to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts of the petition of John Key shewing that on stating the account of Col. Rivers' Regiment there is 1500l. stopped for clothing : therefore praying payment of same ; petitioner having been long out of his money. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of the Officers of Col. Hill's Regiment shewing that being taken prisoners in Portugal and carried to Bordeaux in France and being ordered thence without knowing to what port they furnished themselves with large provisions of wine and brandy and on their arrival in England they left on board some French claret and brandy which is seized : therefore praying relief. Ibid., p. 172.
Same to same of the petition of William Winstanley of the city of Chester, cooper, praying leave to compound his bond as surety for Raymond Roodey late of said city, merchant, who died insolvent ; petitioner being unable to pay. Ibid., p. 174.
June 29. Subscription by Treasurer Godolphin for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant to the Master of the Great Wardrobe dated June 29 for the cleaning and mending of the following pieces of tapestry at St. James's : viz.
9 pieces of the Siances [Sciences].
4 pieces of the Apostles.
4 pieces of Diana.
5 pieces of the Seasons.
5 pieces of birds.
5 pieces of rich Arras hangings of Tobias.
4 pieces of the Planets, Arras.
and 2 fine square silk carpets.
Also for a cradle basket to be new lined with white satin and quilted for her Majesty's feet and a serge case for a damask rest for her Majesty's back and to mend the Bedchamber women's travelling bedstead and other items detailed including umbrellas at St. James's and the Treasury ; and to deliver to Peter Hume, Yeoman of the Removing Wardrobe, 3 new deal folding flap tables for to clean goods upon : to an estimate of 240l. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, p. 88.
June 30. Money order for 25l. to the Corporation of Lyme Regis for 1704 Xmas quarter on their annuity for repair of the Cobb pier. Order Book VI, p. 359.
Letter of direction for 1020l. 14s. 4¾d. to William Roberts, Paymaster of the Works at Windsor : out of Civil List moneys : to be applied for discharging the debt due for works done at Windsor Castle in Oct., Nov. and Dec. last. Disposition Book XVII, p. 367.
William Lowndes to Mr. Clerk to lay before the Lord High Admiral the enclosed proposition [missing] for the better and more frugal management of the Commission for Sick and Wounded Seamen. The Lord Treasurer is of opinion that the same will be for the public service and may therefore be fit to be received and practised as what will prevent the extraordinary expense of the public money for the future. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 92.
Same to Sir Christopher Wren. Notwithstanding the Lord Treasurer's order of July 17 last (whereby the Works Officers employed to make contracts or to allow bills for works done are prohibited from undertaking or performing such works) Mr. Benj. Jacson, her Majesty's Master Mason, doth still perform the mason's work in your office. The Lord Treasurer expects you to take effectual care that his said order be duly observed. Ibid.