Volume 185
Miscellaneous, 1715

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1883

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1715Documents Undated, Part I., but after the Reign of Anne, and supposed to be in the beginning of the Reign of Geo. I.
1. Certificate signed “C. Lockyer, acct,” to William Lowndes, as to sums subscribed into the capital stock of the South Sea Company. 1 page.
2. Memorial of Major Genl Hill, Colonel Kirk, Col. Clayton, Col. Disney, Col. Kane, and Col. Windres to the Lords of the Treasury, in behalf of their regiments, praying payment of 2,802l. 5s. 8d. for subsistence money due on their expedition to Canada. 1 page.
3. Project of an establishment for Gibraltar. 1 page.
4. The annual charge of an engineer, fireworkers, and artificers, &c. at Gibraltar. 1 page.
5. The annual charge of the officers, &c. at Port Mahon. 1 page.
6. The [Duke] of Montague to “my Lord.” Sends copy of a letter from the Treasury directed to him concerning the new furniture at Kensington, and stating that by the warrant limiting the expense of the wardrobe to 13,000l. a year he could not provide anything which would make the annual expense exceed that sum, unless there was a warrant under the King's Sign Manual, countersigned by the Lords of the Treasury. Begs the person addressed to get an order properly signed.
The letter referred to. 2 pages.
7. Humble proposals for furnishing his Majesty's closets, all the great offices, &c., with prints of our royal navy, docks, yards, ports, harbours, sea coasts, &c. gratis, without any charge to the Government. Gentlemen find that five pounds will go further in good prints than 50l. in indifferent painting, which occasions 60,000l. a year to be spent for French, Dutch, and Italian prints, upon the opinion that nothing of that kind can be done well in England, as little encouragement has hitherto been given to drawing and engraving. There have never been prints of any value done on shipping or sea pieces. Engravings from draughts made by the proposer have met with general approbation. If the Government will employ him in drawing the Royal Navy Docks, &c., or any other drawings or views, and will give him a pension, 200l. per ann., as they gave to the late Vandervelt, he will be at the charge of having his drafts engraved, and furnish his Majesty, and all the great offices, &c. with the prints for nothing, and be at the hazard to sell the overplus which the plates may print off, to reimburse the great charge of having these works curiously done, and the originals shall be reserved for his Majesty, or where his Maty shall order them, and he will engage that they shall be worth double his salary. The acceptance of the proposal would encourage native art, &c. 1 page, quarto.
8. “Specimens of the dyes belonging to the Stamp Office imprest by order of the Comrs.” 1 sheet of paper, and another of parchment.
9. Petition of Mr James Hart, minister of the Gray Friars Church in Edinburgh, to the Lords of his Majesty's Treasury. Praying the grant of a warrant to the Barons of the Exchequer of Scotland to direct the Receiver to pay 10l. a year from Michaelmas 1702 to the petitioner, who is the immediate successor of the deceased Mr Gilbert Rule, as eldest minister of that church, which was anciently “a prebendary of the Archbishopric of St. Andrews,” &c. There is not a single instance of the payment of prebends' fees in Scotland out of the Bishop's rents, since the abolition of episcopacy. 1 page.
10. Memorial of the Earl and Countess of Rochester to the Lords of his Majesty's Treasury for sums due to them, the former as Keeper of the New Park, and the latter as Lady of the Bedchamber of Queen Anne. ½ page.
11. The case of Mr John Pearce, contractor for the transporting prisoners of war between France and England, presented to the Lords of his Majesty's Treasury. 3 pages.
12. Abstract of the state of his Majesty's revenues of quit rents arising in Virginia, and composition for escheats from 25 Apr. 1713 to 25 Apr. 1714, from the accounts of William Byrd, Esq., Receiver-General.
Similar abstract for Massachusetts Bay, from the accounts of James Taylor, Gent., Treasurer and Receiver-General there, for the year ending 31 May 1714. Signed: William Blathwayt. [Probably drawn out at the end of 1714.] 2 pages.
13. Memorial of Samuel, Lord Masham, to the Lords of his Majesty's Treasury for certain fees to be allowed him in connexion with his office as Cofferer of the Household of the late Queen. 1 page.
14. Memorial of Francis Gwyn to the Comrs of his Majesty's Treasury relating to the demands of the magistrates of Dunkirk on account of her late Majesty's forces in garrison there, viz.: for firing, candle, bedding, &c.; praying for directions to be given thereon.
This is in great part a copy of a memorial which accompanies it from the same person, dated 6 June 1714, sent to the Earl of Oxford; but the copy was probably a fresh application in the new reign.
Attached are the particulars of the demands. Besides which are papers numbered 1 to 7, docquetted:—“An accot of sevll losses caus[e]d by her Majty's troops to the Sieur Daine, a French undertaker at Dunkirk.” These are all certified as true. 15½ pages.
15. Arrears due to Mr Stanyan, her late Majesty's Envoy to the Swiss Cantons, from 25 Dec. 1713 to 26 April 1714.
Also similar arrears due to Mr Wych, from 24 May to 1 Aug. 1714. ½ page.
16. A state of the tin affair with respect to the quantities of tin bought pursuant to contract made on her Majesty's behalf, the moneys paid for the same, and for charges and interest of what was borrowed for enabling her Majesty to carry on the contracts; also the quantities sold, and the money which had arisen therefrom, and how much remained unsold at the time of her Majesty's demise, &c.
Two smaller papers on the same subject. 1 page and 3 parts of pages.
17. “Account of arrears due to her late Majesty's pensioners. Lady-day and Midsummer quarter, 1714. Payable by Edward Nicholas, Esq.” Giving the names and amounts. 10 pages.
18. The stated debt of Sir Wm Pole, Bart., as Master of the Household to the late Queen Anne.
Accompanying it is a short letter from him with the address torn away. He was suffering from the gout, but was leaving town, and sent his address “at the Black Periwigg in the Pell Mell.” 2 small pages.
19. An account of arrears due to Sir Christopher Wren, Knt, surveyor, and Christopher Wren, Esq., clerk ingrosser, from her late Majesty in the Office of Works, &c., from 1 Jan. 1713 to 31 July 1714. Also a memorandum as to the debt for Windsor Castle 3 pages.
20. Memorial “concerning the Mint of Scotland.” It does not state from whom it came, but it has on the back “For William Lownds.” The object of it is to propose the insertion of a clause in an Act of Parliament for a free coinage in the Mint of Scotland. No bullion had been coined in the Mint of Scotland since 4 Aug. 1710, to the great discouragement of the merchants and people there.
The clause referred to; also two other papers, viz., copy of the new regulations for the Mint at Edinburgh in 1707, and a schedule of the officers and their salaries. 5 pages.
21. Petition to the Lords of the Treasury of John Gerrard, one of the sureties for George Dixon, late Receiver-General for the city of Bristol and county of Somerset. Prays for a warrant in his favour, he having been imprisoned four years in consequence of the public moneys not being paid into the Exchequer by the bankers of Dixon's agents. 1 page.
22. Memorial to the Lords of the Treasury of the Directors of the Union, or Double Hand-in-Hand Office for Fire. Have heard “that one or more charters are granting to the societies lately established for assurance of ships, to enable them to insure houses and goods.” Pray to be heard by counsel against any such intended charter. 1 page.
23. Similar memorial from the Directors of “the Hand-in-Hand Fire Office.” 1 page.
24. An account of debts unprovided for in the office of John Howe, Esq., late Paymaster-General of his Majesty's guards, garrisons, &c. 2 pages.
25. An account of the expense in the office of Treasurer of his Majesty's Chamber, Great Wardrobe, works and stables, taken from the declared accounts thereof in the several years from 1702 to 1 Augst 1714. 2 pages.
26. Memoranda as to the accountability of the Lotteries, the South Sea Company, Hawkers, &c. to the Treasury. 2 pages.
27. Another paper showing the names of offices over which the Auditors of Imprest exercised the power of auditing their accounts, together with the value of the fees. 2 pages.
28. A state of the 885,703l. 14s.d. in South Sea Stock, which was transferred to the Trustees for sale thereof by the respective treasurers and paymasters undernamed. 1 page.
29. Petition to the King, of John, Bishop of Dromore, Robert Rochfort, Esq., Robert Griffith, Doctor of Physic, and Thomas Proby, Surgeon, Trustees appointed by Dr Richard Stevens for erecting a hospital for poor diseased persons, and of Grizell Stevens, executrix of the last named. The Doctor had an estate of inheritance of about 600l. per ann., and bequeathed all his estate to Grizell Stevens, his sister, for life, and after her death to erect a hospital in or near Dublin. The petitioners consider the most appropriate site for the hospital is the piece of irregular ground in the Phœnix Park, which Thomas Proby holds by lease of the Crown, and which he is willing to resign if the ground can be obtained of the Crown for this purpose. Her late Majesty directed letters patent to be made to the Trustees for the ground, but they were not passed before her Majesty's death. Grizell Stevens promised to endow the same with 300l. per ann. The Trustees expect to raise 5,000l. to build the hospital, if the work goes forward. There is no provision of this kind in Ireland at present. Pray for the grant of the land as a lasting monument of the royal benevolence.
Copy of the will of Doctor Stevens.
[Between 1714 and 1717, as the Bishop was translated to Clogher in the latter year.] 4 pages.
30. Memorial of Lieut.-Col. Patrick Vans to the Lords of the Treasury, praying them to make their report on his petition to his Majesty, in which he asked to be restored to the gift of the Bishop's rents. [Date very uncertain.] 1 page.
31. An account of moneys due and owing in the Office of the Great Wardrobe from her late Majesty Queen Anne. 1 page.
32. “An account of the debt to such of the late Queen's servants as that do not exceed 30l. each.” 1 page.
33. Draught of an order to the Receiver-General not to pay debentures, &c. to officers of the Customs or their clerks, the Commissioners of Customs having discovered a fraudulent practice of the Jerquers in receiving portage money.
Minuted:—“Approved.” 1 page.
34. Address to the King, of the Governors of Queen Anne's Bounty. Her late Majesty has eased the poorer clergy of the first fruits and tenths, but it is in the first year of his Majesty that they will begin to receive the further intended benefit of it. This will give them pleasure to remember the King's accession. 1 page.
35. An account of the sums voted by Parliament and agreed to by the Select Committee towards the support of the Royal Hospital at Chelsea and the outpensioners for the years 1713 and 1714, with the part issued to John Howe, Esq., and the sums remaining unissued to complete the same. 1 page.
36. “An account of what His Majties revenues in the Island of Minorca may amount to for this year 1714.”
Signed:—“Jop Gascoigne.” 2 pages.
37. Petition to the House of Commons of the Comrs for raising money by a land tax within the Palaces of Whitehall and St James', &c., relating to the arrears; praying for relief. 2 pages.
38. A proposal to the Earl of Halifax and the other Lords of the Treasury for “raising 100,000l. annually, without any aggrieving to the subjects.” It “may be collected and brought into his Majesty's Exchequer at 2s. per pound.” Signed:—“Ja. Pym.” The duty was proposed to be laid on brass, iron, and copper vessels, and on ovens, furnaces, and mills. 1 page.
39. Petition of the artificers belonging to his Majesty's works for themselves and others to the Lords of the Treasury. 35,070l. 1s.d. are due to the office of works and mostly to the petitioners who have contracted great debts and paid exorbitant interest, and are so reduced that they have not the necessaries of life. Praying for part of the above amount out of her late Majesty's arrears, that they may be in a better condition to wait for the remainder. 24 signatures. 1 page.
40. Petition of the Officers and Gentlemen Pensioners to the Lords of the Treasury. 3,000l. are due to them for half a year's salary ended at Michaelmas 1714. Conceive they deserve consideration, having had to buy new clothes for her Majesty's birthday, for mourning to attend her Majesty's funeral, and for rich clothes for his Majesty's Coronation. 1 page.
41. Memorial of John, Lord Delawarr, late Treasurer of the Chamber, to the Lords of the Treasury. It has always been the custom on the death of a King or Queen, that the arrears due to the royal servants in the household should be paid by the “Receive Officers” who were in office at the time of the demise. It was so at the deaths of King Charles II. and King William. 15,364l. 1s.d. are still due. Prays to be allowed to pay the servants, as he was in office on the death of the Queen. 1 page.
42. A statement of the case of Lady Russell, to whom an annuity of 600l. per ann. was granted in 1692 for 31 years, on which there was due to Michaelmas 1714, 11,700l. She desires that her account may be stated by the Comrs of the Irish Revenue to Mich. 1714, and that the arrears, after payment of Lady Dor chester's annuity, may be paid to her. 1 page.
43. The Tripoli Ambassador to —. When he left his own country to congratulate the King on his accession, and to renew a peace which the state of Tripoli has observed with this kingdom for 50 years, he brought a retinue of 20 persons to do greater honour to his sovereign, and to make an appearance in the capital with a lustre suitable to his character; believing that envoys from the States of Barbary were here treated on the same footing as those from Morocco, viz., that besides their weekly allowance, they had likewise that of lodging. But this distinction, he is told, is only granted to Ambassadors from Morocco. From the number of his family and the dearness of provisions, is incapable of supporting himself and his retinue, and of paying for lodging out of his Majesty's allowance, which is 10l. per week less than that of the Morocco Ambassadors. Prays him to intercede with his Majesty to add an allowance for lodging. Signed (apparently) in Turkish characters.
On the back is the following memorandum:—
“The allowances which have been always made to the Envoy from Tripoly are as follows:—
To the Envoy for dyet and lodging 15li per week, which is the allowance made the present Envoy.
To the Envoy as a present at his returning home a chain and medal of 200l.
To his Secretary 52l 10s 0d.
To his servants for cloaths 35li.
For a fortnight's allowance of sea provisions 30li.” 1 page.
44. “A scheme for raising two millions upon annuities on the lives of widows payable out of a fund of 120,000l. per ann., (which is above 660,000l. per ann. less than the two class lotteries), 200,000l. part of the surplus of the three first years, is divided in prizes by way of a lottery, for the service of the year 1714.” 1 page (printed.)
45. Memorial of Captain Michael Owen to the Lords of the Treasury. Has been a commission officer in the army 21 years, and lost his right hand, and has had other great sufferings. Was ordered 100l. per ann. pension, which another Captain Owen has received: prays provision to be made for him. 1 page.
46. Petition of Wm Smith, Peter Latour, Humphrey Denby and James Graves, hautboys to her late Majesty and to his present Majesty, asking payment of their arrears, and for the first quarter of the present King's reign. 1 page.
47. Petition of Mary Forbes to the Lords of the Treasury. King Charles II. granted to Frances Jones, petitioner's grandmother, one of the daughters of William Pendrill, a pension of 50l. per ann. for services performed by him to the King after his escape from Worcester fight,. King William III. granted the same pension to Frances Jones for life, and to her eldest son after her, who died before his mother; whereupon Queen Anne granted the same to petitioner's uncle, John Jones. Petitioner's husband, James Forbes, is serving as a soldier in General Anstruther's regiment at Gibraltar. Prays continuance of the pension. 1 page.
48. Memorial of the Mayor, Aldermen, Capital Burgesses, &c. of the Borough of Bideford, in opposition to an application by the Corporation of Barnstaple, for altering the long and uninterrupted usage of granting warrants for dispatches for the shipping and unshipping goods at Appledore, by the Custom House officers within this port. Crave leave to adhere to the facts set forth in their former memorial, and to refer to the report made on that occasion to the Comrs of Customs, by the officer within this port. And further to represent that the duties of keyage of the port of Bideford, and of all creeks and harbours within the bar of Barnstaple, belong to their corporation, also that the officers of Customs of the port of Barnstaple, obstruct the shipping of goods in the pool of Appledore, &c. Pray that no directions may be given without an inquiry being made in the premises. 39 signatures. 1 large page, injured and faded.
49. “An Extract of the warrant for authorizing the coyning of copper moneys,” Undated, but “Georgius Rex” was to be stamped on the coin. 1 page.
50. “A proposall for the advancing the two small branches of his Majestyes revenue, viz., the wine lycence duty, and that on hawkers and pedlers; and for uniting them under the care and management of one board.” 1¼ pages.
51. Petition of Charles Hooper, of Covent Garden, woollendraper, executor of his late brother, James Hooper, of the Middle Temple, London, Esq., deceased, to the Lords of the Treasury, for the renewal of a pension of 200l. per ann., bought by the brother, and granted by King William III. to Captain James Waller, Governor of Charles's Fort and Kinsale, Ireland, who had subsisted and transported certain French prisoners in the beginning of the war of Ireland.
Copies of four documents subordinate to the above. 9 pages.
52. “A state of the land revenue of Northwales, 1714, as it stands in charge before the Auditor.”
Copy of the same, marked No. 71. 2 pages and 2 halves.
53. Treasurer of the Chambers' Office. An account of payments made yearly under the several heads of contingencies. From 1704 to 1714. 1 large page.
54. An account of what South Sea Stock was created in the year 1711, and the distribution thereof. The last distribution mentioned is in Sept. 1714.
Also an abbreviated copy. 3 large pages.
55. Petition of the widow of Anthony Vernatty, Esqre, sole patentee of the lamp lights, to the Lords of the Treasury. For the lamp service of the last session of Parliament of the late Queen, 268l. 0s. 11d. were due. Above 650l. had been disbursed by Mr Vernatty on the death of King William for lighting the royal palaces, and for the road to Kensington, none of which had been paid. There was also a great sum in arrear on the death of the Queen for the same services. The arrear for the lamp service for two sessions at Westminster, in King William's time, was paid by order of the vote of the House of Commons upon the first application, “and the great sum excluded.” Prays payment of the 268l. 11d. for her present relief, being in great distress; and for compensation for the other arrears. 1 page.
56. Account of all sums of money which appear by the books at the Treasury to have been issued for defraying the charge of the late Queen's funeral.
Similar account of the sums for defraying the charge of the King's coronation.
Also the account or estimate of the charge of the coronation of his Majesty King George. 2 pages.
57. “Mahon. A relation of the revenues at Port Mahon, anno 1714.”
Also an account of Joseph Gascoigne, appointed by his Grace the Duke of Argyll, for receiving her Majesty's revenues of this Island. 6 pages.
58. Petition of Mr D'Alais, her late Majesty's secretary at Hanover, for the expenses of putting himself and servants in mourning on the death of the Queen, viz., for 100l., being the same as Mr Laws, his Majesty's secretary at Brussels, had on the death of the Prince of Denmark.
Also copy of letter of 31 Aug. 1714, from the Rt Hon. Mr Secretary Bromley on the same subject. 2 pages.
59. Petition and representation of the Royal African Company to the King. The trade to Africa commenced in the reign of James I. It was necessary to fortify the coasts, the natives being barbarous and cruel. Each European nation excludes all others from its fortified territories. When the French, Dutch, and Portuguese endeavoured to fortify the coasts and engross the trade, the Royal African Company pressed in amongst them, got a footing, and fortified some few places. To encourage them to secure the trade by building castles and forts, it was requisite that the adventurers should be owners of the lands on the coasts of Africa. The Crown granted them several charters, and the Adventurers built three small forts; they were beaten out by the Dutch in the war of 1665. In 1672 the original members of the present Company proposed to buy out the former Company, and to adventure again with a fresh stock; and King Charles II. granted to the Company all the coasts and lands in Africa, between Cape Verd and the Cape of Good Hope, for 1,000 years, to the intent that they might, by fortifications, get the sole trade and secure it from the French, Dutch, and other Europeans. The Company subscribed in all 698,418l., and got possession of the most beneficial “platts” on the African coasts and fortified them, and in 16 years built 14 new forts and enlarged the three old ones. By these fortifications the Company excluded the French, Dutch, and other Europeans. The happy effect of this was, the cheapness of negroes, for they bought negroes cheap in Africa, and sold them cheap in the plantations in America, which cheapness of negroes was the very foundation that caused such an improvement and growth of the sugar plantations by the negroes' labour, improvements in trade, &c., so that the plantation business became the most flourishing and valuable branch of the whole British trade. The Company represents that the African trade being secured at their sole expenses, they ought to be esteemed the purchasers thereof for a valuable consideration. The Company's property in the lands and coasts of Africa is founded upon these principles, viz., that no subject of Great Britain can gain for himself a property by conquest or occupancy of lands in barbarous countries; that it is the prerogative of the Crown to grant the propriety of lands in barbarous countries to such of its subjects as can conquer or gain possession of them; that this prerogative has been constantly exercised in granting the lands in America, as in Barbadoes, Virginia, Maryland, Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Jamaica, without controversy or contradiction; that the Company as grantees of the lands in Africa, and the planters as grantees of lands in the American plantations, claiming equally under the Crown, both are entitled to the protection of the laws and Government of Great Britain. The Company has been borne down by grievous losses in the late wars with the French, and by the interlopers, who have invaded their territories. Parliament in 1697 granted to all British subjects for a term which expired in July 1712, liberty to trade in the Company's territories paying a rent or duty of 10l. per cent. upon all exports; but this liberty brought the Company to the brink of ruin, for trade can never be beneficially carried on without compelling the natives to deal only with the Company, and not to buy, sell, or deal with French, Dutch, or other rivals, as those nations do when they have power. This parliamentary liberty brought in crowds of separate traders, who, instead of commanding the natives, truckled to them, and by that mean behaviour delivered the natives from under the British authority. The Company complain further of these interlopers that the bitter fruit of this open trade and violation of the Company's property is, the raising negroes in Africa to an excessive dearness, even about four times the former price. The gold mines can never be possessed and improved by transitory traders. The South Sea Company are now attempting to send a great number of ships to invade the Company's territories. Ask that the South Sea Company shall be restrained from oppressing the Company. Submit their case to the King and Parliament. Undated, but the accession of [Geo. I.] alluded to. Signed by John Pery, Secretary to the Company. 4 pages.
60. “Civil list revenues, aggregate fund, and general fund.” A paper thus docquetted showing the sources of revenue, &c. 2 pages.
61. An account of annual salaries and allowances payable out of the royal revenue of the Island of Minorca. In or after 1714 ?. 1½ pages.
62. A proposal touching stamp duties, giving a schedule of the same, and the amounts the items were likely to raise. Undated, but perhaps the beginning of the reign of George I. 2 pages.
63. A paper headed “Customs, Scotland,” containing various observations as to methods to improve the Customs there. The principal of which are,—Improving trade is the first step to improve the Customs. Importation cannot rise without some method to increase consumption, the want of which is the great defect of Scotland. Nothing can increase the consumption but an increase of people. The revenue is very much impaired by frauds and clandestine trade. Two cruisers might be stationed between the bar of Tynemouth and the firth of Edinburgh. They had these before the Union, and there have been great losses for want of them. The officers on shore are not sufficient, and spies should be employed. The justices of the peace are deficient in their duty, or have not sufficient influence over the people to awe them from running goods. The people have an aversion to the officers as if they were thieves, and upon all occasions “assist against them,” as was very remarkable at Preston Pans, where the rabble took away a seizure from the officer by force. The officers who are placed where there are inhabitants, and who are vassals to the laird, connive at frauds, and dare not act against him or his dependants. There is an uncommon confederacy between officers and traders in the giving of certificates of payment of duties, &c. If the ministers could be privately persuaded to discourage the people from stealing customs, and this, not so much in the pulpit as in the Kirk session (a meeting of the parish officers, like our vestry) their influence on the people is such that it would be very much to the purpose. 3 pages, quarto.
64. Petition of Walter Yate to the Lords of his Majesty's Treasury for payment of interest on certain orders in the Lottery commonly called the Queen's Lottery. 1 page.
65. A scheme of a contract for the coining of 500 tons of English copper into farthings and halfpence. The profits were to extend over five years, from the feast of St Michael, 1712, but the date of the document would appear to be in the reign of the following King. 1 large page.
66. Petition of Sir Thomas Domvile. Bart., to the King. Was, with Rich. Domvile, Esq., deceased, by King Charles II., appointed Clerk of the Crown and Hanaper in Ireland for life, and for the life of the survivor. Has since discharged the duties, but King James granted the office to one Arthur, an Irish Papist. Petitioner again discharged the duties, which have been very onerous, in the reigns of William III. and Anne, and continued the same in the present reign, the just fees for which would amount to more than 1,000l. Is denied any gratification for his services by the influence of Sir Constantine Phipps. Prays recompense for the same services.
The same in French. 3 pages.
67. “Observations on the report of Mr Peyton and Sir Isaac Newton, and their account which attended that report, concerning the tin contracts which began in Cornwall the 1st December 1703, and will end on 1st June 1717.” Undated, but ? end of 1714. 1½ pages.
68. Petition of George Delavale, Esqre to the Lords of his Majesty's Treasury, respecting his claims as Envoy to Portugal and Plenipotentiary to the Emperor of Morocco. Prays payment of the remainder of what was due to him, amounting to 1,785l. Undated, but ? 1714 or 1715. [See also Vol. LXXIV., 35.]
The following is the minute, on the back, the date of which is not intelligible, except it be that he was to be paid up to that date. “30th Novr 1713. To be paid as far as he is paid on his 5li a day as Envoy.” Lower down is “1,554li.” 2 pages.
69. An abstract of the duty of the Collector, Comptroller, Surveyor, Surveyor-General, and Usher of the Customs outwards. [Date very uncertain.] 1 page.
70. Memorial of Sir Thomas Moore, of Sayes, in the county of Surrey, Knt., to the Lords of the Treasury, praying for the grant of an apartment in the Savoy, vacant on the death of the late Reverend Mr Singe; also for the piece of garden ground belonging thereto. Date very uncertain. ½ page.