Treasury Minutes
February 1717, 5-26

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William A. Shaw and F. H. Slingsby (editors)

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1960

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'Treasury Minutes: February 1717, 5-26', Calendar of Treasury books, Volume 31: 1717 (1960), pp. 4-5. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=85391 Date accessed: 29 July 2014.


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February 1717, 5–26

Feb. 5.
Treasury
Chambers,
Whitehall.
Present: Sir William St. Quintin, Lord Torrington, Mr. Edgcumbe.
[Write] to the Commissioners of the Navy to send my Lords an account what the premiums for pitch, tar, timber and other naval stores brought from the West Indies or Scotland since the respective Act in that behalf have amounted to in each year; distinguishing the several species [thereof; and] into what parts these stores were imported; how much thereof hath been bought for the Navy; and what quantities have been imported for the use of merchants or others.
My Lords…. Ibid., p. 73.
Feb. 6.
Treasury
Chambers,
Whitehall.
Present: Sir William St. Quintin, Lord Torrington.
The Auditors of Imprests attending are called in. They present a Representation refusing to give in their books and papers required [in connexion with the prosecution relating to the fees illegally exacted by them]. My Lords are to consider this when there is a full Board. Ibid., p. 74.
Feb. 7.
Treasury
Chambers,
Whitehall.
Present: Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sir William St. Quintin, Lord Torrington, Mr. Edgcumbe.
The Auditors of Imprests' Representation [is] again considered. [My Lords order that] Mr. Cracherode [the Treasury Solicitor] is to attend the [Attorney and Solicitor General and other the] King's Counsel therewith and he have their opinion what is lawful and proper to be done therein. Ibid., p. 75.
Feb. 12.
Treasury
Chambers,
Whitehall.
Present: Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sir William St. Quintin, Mr. Methuen, Lord Torrington, Mr. Edgcumbe.
Send to Lord Lincoln for the warrant for the Saxe-Gotha Troops.
[Write] to the Lords of the Admiralty that they will please to cause Estimates for Marine Services to be prepared and laid before my Lords.
The like [to the Paymaster of the Forces and the Treasurer and Paymaster of the Ordnance respectively for the like Estimates] for the Ordnance and Forces.
Prepare Estimates of the Deficiencies [of the funds allocated] for the Lotteries for [or towards meeting] one year's interest; and [similarly] for all other Deficiencies.
Write to Mr. Gibbon, one of the Commissioners of the Revenue in Ireland, to repair thither as soon as possible, it being represented to my Lords that there are not a sufficient number [of the said Commissioners] [on the spot in Dublin] to carry on the business. Ibid., p. 76.
Feb. 15.
Treasury
Chambers,
Whitehall.
Present: Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sir William St. Quintin, Lord Torrington, Mr. Edgcumbe.
[Write to the] Earl of Lincoln [Paymaster of the Forces] to dispose of 60,000l. Land and Malt tallies in his hands [by absolute sale at par to the Bank of England as by way of raising a loan thereon] at 4 per cent. interest [to be reckoned] from the day they are disposed of [that is to say the interest to run from the day the sale shall be made]. Ibid., p. 77.
Feb. 23.
Treasury
Chambers,
Whitehall.
Present: Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sir William St. Quintin, Lord Torrington.
[Write] to Lord Lincoln to send an account of the extra [ordinary] services of the Army incurred and not provided for by Parliament.
The like [letter to be sent] to the Secretary at War.
[Write to the] Earl of Lincoln and the Secretary at War to make up an account of the Disposition of the 1,520,082l. 19s.d. voted for the service of the Army the last year.
Issue 723l. 18s. 4d. for the service of the Additional Officers and private men who served at Edinburgh and are since discharged by his Majesty's warrant: [to be paid] out of money [raised or come into the Exchequer] upon Malt anno 1716 remaining in the Exchequer.
[Write to the] Earl of Lincoln to make up an account of the annual expense of Chelsea Hospital and [of] what (if anything) may be necessary to be demanded this year. Ibid., p. 78.
Feb. 26.
Treasury
Chambers,
Whitehall.
Present: ut supra.
The Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer in Scotland [is] called in. Several papers relating to the affairs of North Britain are read.
Write to the Barons of the Exchequer in Scotland to know what orders they have given in relation to the money in the hands of Sir Robert Constable arising from forfeitures.
[Write] to the Customs Commissioners in Scotland that no persons be for the future presented by them for any office in the Customs without being by the proper officers certified to be qualified and the certificate to be annexed and transmitted to my Lords with the presentment.
My Lord Chief Baron [of Scotland] says he will be here again the next week. Ibid., p. 79.