Treasury Minutes
July 1717, 2-31

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'Treasury Minutes: July 1717, 2-31', Calendar of Treasury books, Volume 31: 1717 (1960), pp. 25-39. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=85396 Date accessed: 02 October 2014.


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July 1717, 2–31

July 2,
Tuesday.
Entry of petitions, memorials &c. this day read.
Petition of Peter Symmer. Referred to the Salt Commissioners. (Delivered to the hands of Mr. Kelsall.) Ibid., p. 10.
July 3.
Treasury
Chambers,
Whitehall.
Present: Chancellor [of the Exchequer, Stanhope], Lord Torrington, Mr. Wallop, Mr. Baillie, Mr. Micklethwaite.
Several papers are read and minutes [are] taken thereupon [and are endorsed thereon].
Issue 34,212l. 5s. 0d. to [John Aislabie] the Treasurer of the Navy on the unsatisfied order in his name: out of loans to be made by himself on credit of the Land Tax anno 1717 [for which loans the tallies are to be struck and orders are] to be drawn for repayment in manner as by the clause in the Act [3 Geo. I., c. 3] for granting the said Land Tax is directed] with interest at the rate of 4 per cent. per an. to commence from the dates thereof: [the said tallies and orders being intended to be assigned over and] applied to the services following: viz.
£s.d.
to the head of Ordinary.
for a quarter's salary to the Admiralty Lords and others to 1717 June 24
7,00000
to the head of Wages.
for paying the Companies of his Majesty's yachts the Mary, Henrietta and Charlotte
13,63300
for [Navy] Officers who have passed their accounts5,00000
to the head of Victualling.
for answering bills of exchange
8,57950
£34,21250
(The letter of direction hereon is dated July 4.) Treasury Minute Book XXIII, p. 125. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 303.
July 3,
Wednesday.
Entry of petitions, memorials &c. this day read.
Memorial of Henry Lumley, Esq. To be paid out of Army Contingencies. (Delivered to the hands of Mr. Tilson.)
Petition of Edward Rudge, merchant. To be referred to the Commissioners for Stating the Debts of the Army when they are appointed. (Delivered to the hands of Mr. Tilson.)
Petition of Sir George Warrender, bart. This being part of the Civil List my Lords will procure such a grant as the King may legally make. (Delivered to the hands of Mr. Kelsall.)
Letter from the Tin Agents in Cornwall. Write to Mr. Nichol to give my Lords an account of this matter. (Delivered to the hands of Mr. William Lowndes, junr.)
Letter from the Agents for Taxes about Mr. [William] Cobb, Receiver [General of] Taxes [for Cheshire]. Deliver out his commission. (Delivered to the hands of Mr. William Lowndes, junr.)
Ditto [from ditto] about Mr. [James] Philips [Receiver General of Taxes for South Wales]. Deliver out his commission. (Delivered to the hands of Mr. William Lowndes, junr.) Register of Papers T 4/20, p. 11.
July 4,
Thursday.
Entry of petitions, memorials &c. this day read.
Report on Mr. Marchal's (Marshal's) petition. To be laid before the King. (Delivered to the hands of Mr. Corbiere.)
Report from the Surveyor General [of Crown Lands] on Lord Cobham's memorial. To be laid before the King. (Delivered to the hands of Mr. Corbiere.)
Petition of Richard Lightfoot. Referred to the Customs Commissioners. (Delivered to the hands of Mr. Powys.)
Letter from the Governor of Jamaica about money deposited in his hands. Send a copy to Mr. Blathwaite. (Delivered to the hands of Mr. Powys.)
Recommendation of [from] Mr. Craggs for John Bracegirdle. The Customs Commissioners to present him. (Delivered to the hands of Mr. Powys.)
Report from the Surveyor of Woods about Dean Forest. Ordered. (Delivered to the hands of Mr. Tilson.)
Ditto [from ditto] about Windsor Forest. Ordered. (Delivered to the hands of Mr. Tilson.)
Memorial of Admiral Aylmer. My Lords ordered 35l. per an. (Delivered to the hands of Mr. Tilson.)
Secretary Addison's letter signifying his Majesty's pleasure about Mr. Armstrong et al. Ordered. (Delivered to the hands of Mr. Tilson.)
The Ordnance [Office] memorial for money absolutely necessary for that Office. The Treasurer of the Ordnance to dispose of the Bank annuities in his hands for this service &c. (Delivered to the hands of Mr. Tilson.)
Memorial [from the] Earl of Lincoln [Paymaster of the Forces] for money for the Forces. [My Lords ordered] 12,181l. 3s.d. in his hands to be issued towards the [item of] subsistence. (Delivered to the hands of Mr. Tilson.) Ibid., p. 12.
July 8.
Treasury
Chambers,
Whitehall.
Present: Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr. Baillie, Mr. Micklethwayte.
My Lords being informed that Mr. Nicoll, Receiver of money arising by sale of tin, hath not made up any account of the money by him received arising by the said sales for two years last past, though required by his constitution so to do every year or oftener, do direct him forthwith to bring in his accounts to be delivered to the Auditors, and, in case of neglect or refusal, process ad computandum is to issue out against him.
[My Lords order] Mr. Lowther to pay the Custom for Monsieur Hermitage's [René L'Hermitage de Saulnières] wine which was seized at the Custom House. Treasury Minute Book XXIII, p. 126.
July 9.
Treasury
Chambers,
Whitehall.
Present: Lord Torrington, Mr. Wallop, Mr. Baillie, Mr. Micklethwayte.
[My Lords grant to] Mr. Cleland, [one of the] Commissioners of Customs in Scotland, leave of absence for two months.
[My Lords grant] Mr. Auditor Harley leave of absence.
[My Lords grant] the like leave of absence to Mr. Cholmley, Surveyor General of his Majesty's Lands.
A memorial signed by Mr. Sloper is read for the subsistence and other services of his Majesty's Forces amounting to 62,663l. 14s. 0d. My Lords direct the sum of 12,181l. 3s. 5¾. to be raised by tallies and orders in the hands of the Paymaster [of the Forces] amounting to that sum and to be applied towards paying the subsistence; and the remaining sum of 50,482l. 10s.d. to be issued out of loans in the Receipt of the Exchequer on credit of the Land Tax anno 1717.
Letters [are] signed accordingly by Mr. Lowndes pursuant to their Lordships' directions [to wit, (1) to the Earl of Lincoln, Paymaster of the Forces, to raise the said 12,181l. 3s. 5¾d. by an absolute sale of tallies as above at 4 per cent. interest, and (2) a letter of direction to the Receipt to issue said 50,482l. 10s.d. accordingly]. Ibid., p. 127.
July 9.
Treasury
Chambers,
Whitehall.
Entry of petitions, memorials &c. this day read.
Certificate from the Auditors of Imprests relating to accounts. When Mr. Auditor Harley returns out of the country he with Mr. Auditor Foley will attend my Lords about the accounts now depending before them. Register of Papers T 4/20, p. 12.
July 10.
Treasury
Chambers,
Whitehall.
Present: Chancellor of the Exchequer, Lord Torrington, Mr. Wallop, Mr. Baillie, Mr. Micklethwaite.
Write to the Duke of Roxburgh to procure a pardon for John Crawford, collector of Borrowstounness, who with his assistant officers fired upon a party of mob who attempted to rescue a seizure of prohibited goods; his Majesty having signified his pleasure that the same be prepared accordingly.
[Write to the Principal] Officers of the Mint to attend on Wednesday next week at 11 o'clock.
His Majesty being pleased, pursuant to a Resolution of the House of Commons, to order the lands of St. Christopher vested in the Crown by the late Treaty of Peace, [to] be sold to the best advantage, my Lords desire the Commissioners for Trade and Plantations to make out particulars of the said lands in order to the sales thereof and likewise that they will please to transmit to my Lords such surveys of the value and purchase of the said lands as they have in their possession or can procure, as also any accounts or informations relating thereunto together with their opinions.
Write to the Auditor of the Receipt to inspect the allowances which have been usually made to prisoners in the Tower for their diet &c. and [to] transmit the same to my Lords.
[My Lords order a royal] warrant for 200l. to the late Lord Widdrington as of his Majesty's bounty.
Upon reading a petition of Lord Strathnaver praying that the two warrants signed by his Majesty in his behalf (viz. one appointing him Chamberlain of Ross &c. and the other granting him 500l. per an. out of the rents and Duties of the said Chamberlainry and collection), as also a representation from the Barons of Exchequer in Scotland setting forth that the rents of the said collection which communibus annis amount but to 600l. sterling yearly [and] is charged with a prior gift of 200l. per an. upon which there is an arrear of three years chargeable and the remainder appointed by his Majesty for other uses, therefore the [said] Barons thought fit to stop the execution of the said warrants till my Lords' further pleasure be known), my Lords direct a letter to be sent to the [said] Barons setting forth that since their Lordships [of the Exchequer, Scotland] in their said representation hope some other way will be found out to gratify his Lordship [therefore the Treasury Lords hereby write] desiring them to propose some method either that the said gift may be made effectual without prejudice to Mr. Moor's arrears (whose gift is meant to be superseded by this grant) or any other way their Lordships will propose.
The Chancellor [of the Exchequer] signifies his Majesty's pleasure that the underwritten persons be paid the following pensions by the hands of Mr. Clayton, and the bounties by [the hands of] Mr. Cracherode: viz.
Robert Patten, cl[erk], 50l. per an. till provided for and 20l. [as royal] bounty.
William Calderwood, the like.
William Mackintosh, 30l. per an.
William Shaw, 30l. per an.
James Lappan, 30l. per an. and 10l. [as royal] bounty.
William Paton, 30l. per an. and 10l. [as royal] bounty.
Robert Napier [is] to be Chirurgeon to his Majesty's subjects trading to and residing at Algier with a salary of 100l. per an. [which is] to be inserted and allowed on the bills of extraordinaries of his Majesty's Consul at Algier for the time being.
[Send a letter of direction to the Auditor of the Receipt to] issue [to John Aislabie on the unsatisfied order in his name as] the Treasurer of the Navy 23,153l. 8s. 6d. out of loans [remaining in the Exchequer] on credit of the Land Tax anno 1717: [and is intended] to be by him applied to the following services: viz.
£s.d.
to the head of Wages.
for the pensions to the Chest at Chatham
20,00000
for Sick and Hurt Seamen3,057136
for answering a [Navy] bill made out to Capt. William Cleveland as a Rear Admiral95150
£23,15386
A letter is signed accordingly by Mr. [C] Stanhope [a Treasury clerk] pursuant to their Lordships' directions. Treasury Minute Book XXIII, pp. 128–9. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 307.
July 12,
Friday.
Entry of petitions, memorials &c. this day read.
Petition of Henry Norris. merchant. Referred to the Commissioners for Stating Army Debts. Register of Papers T 4/20, p. 12.
July 16.
Treasury
Chambers,
Whitehall.
Present: Lord Stanhope [Chancellor of the Exchequer], Lord Torrington, Mr. Wallop, Mr. Baillie, Mr. Micklethwaite.
Prepare a [royal] warrant for 2,000l. [for] secret service: in the name of Mr. Lowndes. [The warrant prepared thereon is for 3,000l.]
[Prepare a royal] warrant for 500l. to Joseph Wall, Esq., in consideration of his services and expenses in the time of the late Rebellion.
[Prepare a royal] warrant for the like sum of 500l. to Sir John Philips as of his Majesty's bounty in consideration of his services. Treasury Minute Book XXIII, p. 130.
July 16,
Tuesday.
Entry of petitions, memorials &c. this day read.
Memorial of Col. Francis Alexander. Read. (Delivered to the hands of Mr. Tilson.)
Memorial of the Commissioners of Equivalent. Ordered. (Delivered to the hands of Mr. Tilson.)
Petition of Col. Pat. Vans. The Barons of the Exchequer in Scotland to consider what grant the King may legally make without prejudice to the Dean of the Chapel Royal. (Delivered to the hands of Mr. Kelsall.)
Memorial of Sir Roger Mostyn. Write to Sir Roger to give my Lords an account of this matter. (Delivered to the hands of Mr. Tilson.)
Petition of John Lewis, merchant. Referred to the Customs Commissioners. (Delivered to the hands of Mr. Powys.)
Petition of Mr. Crisp, late Sheriff of Lancashire. Read.
Col. Blakiston's letter recommending Mr. Carr. [The Customs] Commissioners to present him when there is a vacancy in the port of Hull. (Delivered to the hands of Mr. Powys.)
Memorial of Mr. How for [allowance of Exchequer] fees [on the issues to him as late Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons]. Referred to the Auditors of Imprests. (Delivered to the hands of Mr. Tilson.)
The petition of Mr. How about several mistakes in the Establishment of Guards and Garrisons. Referred to the Comptrollers of Army [Accounts]. (Delivered to the hands of Mr. Tilson.)
Ditto [of same] praying directions to [the Government of] Ireland for remitting to him 2,061l. stopped from General Evans. Procure a [royal] letter [to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland]. (Delivered to the hands of Mr. Tilson.)
Mr. Morgan's letter recommending Mr. Aldey. Write to Mr. Morgan at Bath. (Delivered to the hands of Mr. Kelsall.)
Petition of William Wallis, Esq. Referred to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands. (Delivered to the hands of Mr. Glanvill.)
Petition of Eliz. Drew, widow. The Commissioners to give her a licence if they have no objection.
Lord Mayor's memorial. Ordered.
Estimate of some works at St. James's. Ordered.
Copy of Mr. Walpole's memorial. Speak with Mr. Hawes.
Customs Commissioners' report on Hudson Upton's petition. Agreed.
Report from Board of Works about their Office in Whitehall. Agreed.
Estimate for repairing the Barge Houses. Agreed.
Lord Chamberlain's letter [concerning] the two rooms for keeping the records of Parliament. The Board of Works to make an estimate.
Petition of Lemuel Hodgson. Referred to the Revenue Commissioners in Ireland.
The Commissioners for Stamps presentment for St[ephen] Sheffield [to be an Inspector of gaming houses &c.]. Agreed to. Register of Papers T 4/20, p. 13.
July 17.
Treasury
Chambers,
Whitehall.
Present: Lord Stanhope, Lord Torrington, Mr. Wallop, Mr. Baillie, Mr. Micklethwaite.
My Lords upon hearing a report from the Customs Commissioners on the petition of Mathew Wright and John Catesby concerning a parcel of cocoa which was shipped for exportation and seized by Mr. Canby, an officer of the Customs, were pleased to agree with the report of the said Commissioners (two of their number being present) that the officer should be left at liberty to proceed to trial at his own charge.
[My Lords order payment to] Thomas Sabourne [of] 40l. [as royal] bounty [to be paid] per Mr. Lowther.
[Write] to Auditor Godolphin to inform my Lords what accounts of the Alienation Office are passed.
Prepare a letter to the Excise Commissioners to appoint Maurice, Lord Haversham, as Joint Cashier of Excise with Mr. Pauncefort in the room of Lord Delaware.
Write to the [Principal] Officers of the Mint referring to them the several proposals for furnishing his Majesty's Mint with British copper [which proposals have been] received pursuant to my Lords' signification in that behalf, [and] directing them [the said officers] to report their opinions upon all matters which shall occur to them in considering the same. Treasury Minute Book XXIII, p. 131.
July 18.
Treasury
Chambers,
Whitehall.
Present: ut supra.
Prepare a warrant for their Lordships' signing to the Receivers, Agents &c. for Tin in Cos. Cornwall and Devon and all other officers employed [in the tin affair] that my Lords will not allow them their salaries longer than Midsummer last; and likewise directing them to bring in their accounts in order to their being passed: for neglect of which, process ad computandum will issue out against them.
[Write to the Principal] Officers of the Mint to send to the Agents for Tin in Cos. Cornwall and Devon for all the tin remaining in their hands in order [to its being] deposited immediately in the Tower, my Lords having given order to acquaint them that they will not allow them their salaries longer than Midsummer last. Ibid., p. 132.
July 19.Present: ut supra.
The Treasurer of the Navy, Mr. Aislabie, is called in and on reading his memorial [of this day's date for money for the Navy] my Lords order [issues to him as follows, viz.]:
£
for the Governor and Company of Merchants trading to the South Seas or their cashier for their use to make good the deficiency of their fond in and for last June 24 quarter23,900
to complete the same quarter's salary due to the officers of the Navy [Office]220
£24,120
and is to be paid [issued] out of loans remaining in the Receipt of the Exchequer on credit of the Land Tax anno 1717.
Prepare a list of the additional pensions payable either at the Exchequer or by Mr. Clayton since Lady day last.
My Lords direct Lady day [quarter's] Coinage Tin to be paid out of money arising by loans on tin [to wit the money thereof] remaining in the Exchequer.
His Majesty is pleased to direct that the underwritten persons be placed upon the list of pensions payable by Mr. Clayton when vacancies happen by death upon the said list, [to wit] in the following order:
[per an.]
£
Joseph, Count of Vivans100
Catherine de Varangueville25
Anne Philoteé d' Aubuss40
Pierre de Clary floirant25
Marie de Ste. Mesme25
Jacques Saurin100
£315
Ibid., p. 133.
July 22.
Treasury
Chambers,
Whitehall.
Present: ut supra.
My Lords upon reading the petition of Mr. [John] Turner, late Receiver [General] of Taxes for Co. Essex, craving allowance for the said “services” [for extraordinary charges and expenses in his receipt and in the forwarding of his moneys to the Exchequer] pursuant to a report of the Agents for Taxes certifying the same to be due, are pleased to order as followeth both in relation to him and the rest of the Receivers [General] who have allowances reported due to them: viz.
there being near 20,000l. due to Receivers who have passed their accounts and are to be paid their allowances out of arrears of Land Tax which are applicable to this, pursuant to a late Act [the Act for continuing the Duties on Malt &c. 3 Geo. I, c. 4, clause 3, empowering the Treasury to make allowances to Receivers General for their extraordinary charges], when as much is recovered as will pay an aliquot part to all, my Lords will make a distribution of the same in proportion to the allowances due to each of them.
Write to the Lords of Trade to hasten their report about the [French] lands of St. Christopher.
The like to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts, the Secretary at War, and Paymaster of the Forces [to hasten their reports] relating to the Garrisons of Annapolis [Royal] and Placentia.
[Write] to the Commissioners of the Victualling to inform my Lords at what time the ships for carrying the provisions to Annapolis and Placentia ought to sail in order to make their voyage before the ice stops the navigation on those seas.
Write to Mr. Clayton to state what is due to the Duke of Buckingham.
[My Lords order] Mr. Lowther to pay 200l. to Robert Murray as of his Majesty's free gift and royal bounty. Treasury Minute Book XXIII, p. 134.
July 22,
Monday.
Entry of petitions, memorials &c. this day read.
The Customs Commissioners' report on Mr. Perrin's petition. The King's title to be made over to the petitioner upon [his] paying 100l. as proposed by the Commissioners. (Delivered to the hands of Mr. Powys.)
The report [from the] Commissioners of Police [in Scotland] about the Bridge of Colbner Path] Cockburnspath]. Ordered. (Delivered to the hands of Mr. Kelsall.)
Berwick Corporation petition for 815l. for the loss of several houses. Issue this to the Ordnance in general with a direction to apply it to the several proprietors.
Memorial of the administratrix of Basil, Earl of Denbigh, and Lord William Powlett. When the interest of the Lotteries is paid to Midsummer, this demand will be paid.
The Attorney and Solicitor General's report about the D[uchess] of Monmouth [her pension of] 1,000l. per an. on the Excise. To be paid in the same manner as the arrears of the late Duchess of Cleveland's were.
Petition [of the] eight Doorkeepers of the House of Peers. Ordered.
Petition of William Lone. Rejected.
Petition of Nicholas Paxton. Referred to Mr. Cracherode. (Delivered to the hands of Mr. Powys.)
Petition of James Scott. Mr. Powys to state this. (Delivered to the hands of Mr. Powys.)
Petition of Walter Douglas. Mr. Powys to state this. (Delivered to the hands of Mr. Powys.)
Mr. [Auditor] Jett's report about the manor of Richmond. Send to Mr. Jett to know if the stewards mentioned have returned in [to the said Jett's Office] any rentals of this manor. (Delivered to the hands of Mr. Tilson.)
Memorial of George Munro, Esq. If he can find an equivalent or better offer my Lords will move the King in his behalf. (Delivered to the hands of Mr. Kelsall.) Register of Papers T 4/20, p. 14.
July 23,
Tuesday.
Entry of petitions, memorials &c. this day read.
The report from the Customs Commissioners about goods seized belonging to Simpson. Agreed.
Same from same on Mr. Mathew's petition. Agreed.
Same from same on [the petition of the] Mayor &c. of Gravesend. Read.
Same from same on John Davies' petition. Approved.
Same from same about running brandy &c. Read.
Same from same about two French ships seized. My Lords have no objection to their being discharged.
Same from same on Mr. Mummore's petition. Read.
Same from same on Mr. Crookshau's petition. My Lords approve of this report.
Same from same on Mr. Tyrrell's petition. Read.
Same from same on Mr. Lightfoot's petition. Read.
Memorial from the Earl of Peterborough. Mr. Powys to state this demand.
The Customs Commissioners' presentment about Sir Roger Mostyn's debt. [The Customs] Commissioners to direct their solicitor according to law.
The report from the Customs Commissioners on the petition of Edward Sprake [praying] to be restored. Agreed.
Presentment from same about utensils of war seized. Prepare a warrant for renewing the privy seal.
Memorandum in behalf of Mr. Bodens. Look out the report from the Commissioners of the Revenue in Ireland.
The report from the Customs Commissioners on the petition of Capt. Lloyd. Agreed to upon his making oath that he has received no money from the Commissioners of the Customs in Scotland.
Presentment on Mr. Tompson [his] petition. Agreed.
The report from the Customs Commissioners on Mr. Popple's letter Ordered.
Same from same about several matters in the Plantations. Such part as is proper to be laid before the King [is] to be put into French. A warrant to be prepared for what is in my Lords' power and a letter [to be written] to the Admiralty as to what relates to the men of war.
Same from same about Mr. [John] Bowen, surveyor of Leith, and Geo. Werden. Send a copy of this report to Lord Molesworth. My Lords will dismiss him and will move the King to give him a pension of 50l. per an. till [he be] provided for. (Delivered to the hands of Mr. Powys.)
Letter from the Acting Commissioners for the Land Tax for part of Co. Norfolk. Send this to the Commissioners for Taxes to give my Lords their opinion.
Memorial of Wavell Smith. Agreed.
Petition of the administratrix of William Roberts, Esq., late Paymaster of the Works [at Windsor]. To be paid out of the late Queen's [Civil List] arrears of the Land Revenue.
Representation for Robert Elderton to be [a] Surveyor of Houses. When the certificate in behalf of Prichard is produced send this back to be further continued. (Delivered to the hands of Mr. Tilson.) Register of Papers T 4/20, p. 15.
July24. Treasury
Chambers,
Whitehall.
Present: Lord Stanhope, Lord Torrington, Mr. Wallop, Mr. Baillie, Mr. Micklethwaite.
[Write to the] Attorney and Solicitor General to attend [my Lords] on Wednesday next about Sir Bibye Lake's affair [so as] to advise a present [immediate] and final determination thereof.
Write to the Agents for Taxes for some of their Board to attend [my Lords] on Friday next.
Repeat the orders to the Revenue Commissioners in Ireland about the debt of Mr. Bodens, late Collector of Drogheda in Ireland.
My Lords upon reading a letter from the Duke of Somerset desiring that 6,796l. may be imprested to him towards payment of the tradesmen's bills grown due in the time he was Master of the Horse to the late Queen are pleased to direct a letter to be sent to him acquainting him that there is at present no money of the [late] Queen's [Civil List revenue] in the Exchequer applicable to this demand; but when any more of her arrears come in my Lords will direct the extraordinaries of the Stables to be paid so far as other [her late Majesty's] [Civil List] Offices [are paid].
A letter is read from the Lord Chamberlain transmitting an Establishment of the travelling charges of the Gentlemen of the Chapel signed by his Majesty. Write to the Treasurer of the Chamber to certify my Lords how much the Establishment exceeds that for his Lordship's [the said Chamber Treasurer's] Office, as also to make a computation what this will amount to.
Write to the Navy Commissioners to prepare an Estimate to be laid before my Lords of what money will be absolutely necessary to carry on the service of their Office to Xmas next, distinguishing the same under their proper heads.
Prepare a warrant for 2,000l. for secret service: in the name of Mr. Lowndes. Treasury Minute Book XXIII, p. 135.
July24,
Wednesday.
Entry of petitions, memorials &c. this day read.
Letter from the Duke of Somerset for 6,796l. due in the Queen's time. My Lords will direct the extraordinaries of the Stables in the same proportion with the other Offices when the next distribution of the Queen's money is made. (Delivered to the hands of Mr. Tilson.)
Petition of Col. John Erskine. Referred to the Commissioners of Customs in Scotland.
Petition of Alexander Ramsey. Referred to the Barons of the Exchequer in Scotland.
Petition of Robert Steuart. Referred to the Barons of the Exchequer in Scotland. (Delivered to the hands of Mr. Kelsall.)
Petition of John De Saumarez. Mr. Harvey to signify whether the tythes desired be not for the support and dignity of the Governor and whether it be advisable to grant away the same. (Delivered to the hands of Mr. Tilson.)
The draft of a signature transmitted by the Barons of the Exchequer in Scotland in favour of William Duff of Draco. Read. To be carried with the other papers for his Majesty's signature. (Delivered to the hands of Mr. Kelsall.) Register of Papers T 4/20, p. 16.
July26,
Friday.
Entry of petitions, memorials &c. this day read.
Commissioners [for building 50 new] churches [their] application for 11,000l. A loan to be opened for this sum at 4 per cent.
Mr. Butler and Mr. Mack Donald's recommendation per Lord Stair. [My Lords order them] each 20l. per an. [pensions] in Mr. Clayton's list. (Delivered to the hands of Mr. Tilson.)
Letter in favour of Adjutant Turnbul. Prepare a warrant.
The Lords Justices' recommendation of Widow Lewes. Read.
“Ditto” about Mr. Boden's security. Orders are given for their being prosecuted.
“Ditto” about Capt. Blair. To be laid before the King.
Petition of Capt. Baijze. Read.
Petition of Margaret and Mary Molloy. Referred to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland.
Petition of Hartly Hutchinson. Referred to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland.
Petition of Sir George Barnwall. He has 100l. per an. on the Irish Establishment.
The Earl of Lincoln's report on General Wills's memorial. This case and those of Pepper and Evans [are] to be demanded next Parliament.
The Lords Justices of Ireland [their memorial] recommending Major General Evans to receive his pay. Referred to the Commissioners for Stating the Accounts of the Army.
Answer to the Lords of the Treasury “about that pay.” Referred to the Commissioners for Stating the Accounts of the Army.
Memorial about General Pepper's Regiment. Referred to the Commissioners for Stating the Accounts of the Army.
Petition of Nicholas Barnwall, Esq. Referred to the Commissioners for Stating the Accounts of the Army.
Petition of Toby Purcell, Esq. Read.
Letter in favour of Cornet Cuff. To be laid before the King. (Delivered to the hands of Mr. Powys.)
Letter in favour of Col. Burston. To be laid before the King. (Delivered to the hands of Mr. Powys.)
Memorial of Sir David Dalrymple, bart. Prepare a warrant for the remainder. (Delivered to the hands of Mr. Kelsall.)
Memorial of John Murray. Ordered. (Delivered to the hands of Mr. Kelsall.)
Memorial of the Lord Justice Clerk. Prepare a warrant for his salary. (Delivered to the hands of Mr. Kelsall.)
Presentment that the Military Officers quartered on the coast may assist the officers of the Customs. The Attorney General to prepare a form of a circular letter to be given to the Military Officers to be aiding and assisting to the officers of the Revenue. (Delivered to the hands of Mr. Powys.) Ibid., p. 17.
July 27.
Treasury
Chambers,
Whitehall.
Present: Lord Stanhope, Mr. Wallop, Mr. Baillie, Mr. Micklethwaite.
Lord Stanhope having laid before the King a Representation of the Commissioners of Customs in Scotland about insults committed upon their officers hath received his Majesty's pleasure upon the following particulars:
The Commissioners desire an additional number of boatmen at the several ports to prevent the running of goods.
The Commissioners [are] to inform my Lords whether they can make any retrenchment of the number of land officers if this be agreed to.
The Commissioners desire [that] the boatmen may be allowed the use of firearms for their defence and [for] the better guard of the coast by water.
Write to the Attorney General for his opinion.
The Commissioners think a Bill to make the laws relating to the Customs more extensive and effectual [is] absolutely necessary.
The Commissioners to prepare such a Bill to be laid before the Parliament the next Session.
Prepare a warrant for paying 1,000l. to the Lord Chancellor for his equipage and other charges as Lord High Steward upon the late trial [of the Earl of Oxford] before the House of Peers on an impeachment for high treason.
Send to the Auditor of [the Duchy of] Cornwall to inform my Lords who is the present Receiver of the Land Revenue in Cornwall and by what authority he holds the said office.
[My Lords order] Mr. Lowndes to compute the profit and loss on the late Tin Contract. A letter to be sent to him in the country.
Write to the Commissioners of the Victualling to provide twelve months' provisions for the Garrisons of Annapolis and Placentia pursuant to his Majesty's pleasure signified to “them” [my Lords] by Secretary Addison, and to send my Lords an account of the charge thereof both in respect to the victualling and the transportation: and to take care that the ships sail before the 20th of August next. Treasury Minute Book XXIII, p. 136.
July29.
Treasury
Chambers,
Whitehall.
Present: Lord Stanhope, Mr. Wallop, Mr. Baillie, Mr. Micklethwaite.
The petition of the Hackney coachmen [is read] relating to and setting forth several hardships put upon them by the Commissioners [for Licensing Hackney Coachmen] and likewise the draft [is read] of a clause [which the said coachmen propose] to be offered to the Parliament whereby they propose to advance the sum of 10,000l. for the use of his Majesty upon condition their licences for the remainder of their term of 32 years may be assignable by will or otherwise.
The said petition and clause were referred to the Commissioners for Licensing Hackney Coaches &c., who thereupon returned an answer to the said petition and made several amendments and alterations in the clause, copies of both which have been given to the Hackney coachmen by my Lords' order, who have made a reply thereto in answer to the several articles of defence made by the Commissioners and have annexed two affidavits made by two of their number against Mr. Sutton, one of the [said] Commissioners, for bribery &c.
These several papers being read my Lords direct Abraham Canes and Joseph Gamball (the persons who made the affidavits) to attend their Lordships to-morrow. Ibid., p. 137.
July 30.
Treasury
Chambers,
Whitehall.
Present: Lord Stanhope, Lord Torrington, Mr. Wallop, Mr. Baillie, Mr. Micklethwaite.
[Write to] Sir David Dalrymple to prepare and lay before my Lords what particular Instructions will be most conducive to enforce the execution of the laws for bringing in the effects of Forfeited Estates in Scotland.
Several papers are read and minutes [are] taken thereupon [and are endorsed thereon].
The Treasurer of the Navy [is] called in. Upon reading his memorial [for money for the Navy] my Lords order the sum of 46,826l. out of loans remaining in the Exchequer on Land Tax anno 1717 at 4 per cent.: [and is] to be applied for paying off the following ships, lately arrived from foreign parts, viz. the Roebuck, Royal Anne galley Rye, Barfleur, Cumberland, Shrewsbury, Burlington, Yarmouth.
A letter [of direction is] signed by Mr. Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt accordingly.
Widow Macguy to be inserted on his Majesty's Bounty list for 10l. yearly. Ibid., p. 138.
July 30,
Tueday.
Entry of petitions, memorials &c. this day read.
Memorial of Mr. Portman about Hyde Park. Referred to the Surveyor [General of] Woods to make an estimate.
Memorial of Sir Richard Mill, bart. Referred to the Surveyor General of Woods.
Memorial about the Bushes in Alice Holt Forest. Ordered.
The Surveyor [General of Woods'] report about New Forest. The Attorney General to prosecute offenders.
Memorial of the Duke of Grafton about Whittlewood Forest. Ordered.
Earl of Suffolk's memorial. Read.
Memorial about trees felled by Sir Richard Child in Epping Forest. Referred to the Attorney General.
Report from the Surveyor [General of] Woods about the Swainmote Court at Windsor Castle. Agreed to.
Memorial of Walter Chetwynd. Referred to the Board of Works and the other, relating to repairs, to the Surveyor [General] of Woods.
The state of the treaty about Lord Oxford's house in Bath Court, St. James's. The papers relating to this to be brought to-morrow.
Memorial of the Earl of Lauderdale. [My Lords] ordered 1,200l. for one year's arrear.
The Bishop of London's letter. [My Lords] ordered 20l.
Memorial of Galfridus Walpole. To be brought in when Mr. Lowndes comes.
Certificate of the Duke of Buckingham. Mr. Clayton to make a state of this demand.
Memorial of James Johnston. Prepare a new privy seal.
Petition of Capt. Outing. The petitioner to state the [details of the] debt of 1,500l.
Petition of Messrs. Hugh Dalrymple et al. Prepare a warrant.
Petition of Jacob Cotesworth. Referred to the Customs Commissioners.
Petition of Richard Burton et al. [My Lords order the] petitioners to give in their demands.
Petition of Alexander Ross. Referred to the Barons of the Exchequer in Scotland.
Memorial of Daniel Pulteney, Esq. Mr. Powys to state this demand.
Petition of Christian Cole, Esq. Prepare a warrant.
Certificate showing who is the Receiver [of the land revenue] of the Duchy of Cornwall and by what authority he holds that office. Read.
Letter from New England about [the] Canada [Expedition] bills. My Lords will consider this.
Report [from] the [Principal] Officers of the Mint about Mr. Ross [his bill for engraving seals &c.]. Ordered: all but the [item for the] seals for Ireland.
Mr. Conduit's memorial. To be paid out of the 4 per cent. in the hands of the Treasurer of the Navy.
Mr. Blackstone's memorial. Ordered. Register of Papers T 4/20, p. 19.
July 31.
Treasury
Chambers,
Whitehall.
Present: Lord Stanhope, Lord Torrington, Mr. Wallop, Mr. Baillie, Mr. Micklethwaite.
Write to Sir Christopher Wren to lay before my Lords an account of what money hath been expended towards the building of Greenwich Hospital.
Prepare a state of what hath passed in the Treasury relating to the purchasing the Earl of Oxford's house.
[Write the] Commissioners of Customs to attend [my Lords] on Friday morning next.
My Lords direct the following advertisement to be inserted in the Gazette and Daily Courant:
His Majesty having been pleased to give directions to the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury to dispose of the [French] lands and hereditaments yielded to the Crown of Great Britain in the Island of St. Christopher by the late Treaty of Peace with France, for the most that can be made thereof for the benefit of the public, their Lordships do hereby give notice that any person or persons who will propose for purchasing the same in the whole or by parcels may deliver such their proposals sealed up to the Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantations on or before the 24th day of August next, who will then open the same and deliver them with their opinions to the Lords Commissioners of his Majesty's Treasury in order to fix the price or prices and to proceed further thereupon.
Treasury Minute Book XXIII, p. 139.
July 31,
Wednesday.
Entry of petitions, memorials &c. this day read.
The Salt Commissioners' report on Mr. Symmers' petition. My Lords agree to the report.
Report from the Lords of Trade on Mr. Kennedy's petition. Lord Stanhope will bring an account of the surplus of the quit rents in Virginia [which are] unappropriated.
Petition of William Watkins, Esq. Referred to the Board of Works.
Mrs. McCarty Reagh's petition. Referred to the Lord Lieutenant.
Memorial of Isaac Manly, Esq. Agreed to.
Letter from the Salt Commissioners in Scotland. To be considered by Mr. Lowndes before next Sessions.
Mr. Rooke's petition. Referred to Mr. Cracherode.
Memorial of the Judges of the Court of Justiciary. My Lords are of opinion that when one Judge by reason of the sickness of his colleague performs the circuit [alone] he should have his [colleague's] allowance.
Petition of the magistrates and ministers of the City of St. Andrews. Referred to the Barons of the Exchequer in Scotland.
Secretary Addison's letter about Mr. Brand. Prepare a warrant.
Petition of the Undersheriff of Co. Northumberland. Referred to Mr. Cracherode.
Memorial of Galfridus Walpole, Esq. [Write] to the Commissioners of Greenwich Hospital to know if they have any objection to the paying this sum.
Memorial of John Mead and Joseph Cortisos, Esq. To be considered when the Portugal subsidies are under consideration.
The Customs Commissioners' presentment for Ch[arles] Whitaker. Agreed to.
Petition of Catherine Ducass. Referred to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland.
Mr. Cracherode's report on Mr. Wall's petition. [My Lords order] 100 guineas to be paid him by Mr. Cracherode.
Petition of Benj[amin] Collett. Enquire into the real value of the place: the petitioner to have it if it be not worth more than 50l. per an. Register of Papers T 4/20, p. 20.