Treasury Minutes
November 1717, 5-28

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'Treasury Minutes: November 1717, 5-28', Calendar of Treasury books, Volume 31: 1717 (1960), pp. 57-66. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=85400 Date accessed: 29 August 2014.


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November 1717, 5–28

Nov. 5.
Treasury
Chambers,
Whitehall.
Present: Lord Torrington, Mr. Wallop, Mr. Baillie, Mr. Micklethwaite.
[Write] to the Customs Commissioners in England and Scotland to certify my Lords what officers are employed under each [body of] Commissioners respectively upon the borders of both kingdoms for preventing the running of uncustomed and prohibited goods and likewise to give my Lords an account what proposals have been laid before them and what methods they have under their consideration in order to regulate and prevent the same for the future. Treasury Minute Book XXIII, p. 164.
Nov. 5,
Tuesday.
Entry of petitions, memorials &c. this day read.
Mr. Bamber's petition about diamonds seized. My Lords see no reason to give any further order in this matter.
The petition of Peter Shawford for some employment in the Customs. [My Lords] recommend the petitioner to the Customs Commissioners.
The Customs Commissioners' report on the petition of Jacob Janeway. Agreed.
The said Commissioners' report on the petition of William Lepton and Nat. Bland. Agreed.
The said Commissioners' report on the petition of John Earl [praying my Lords' leave] to resign [his place to —]. Agreed.
The said Commissioners' report on the petition of Daniel Allegree. Agreed.
The said Commissioners' report on the petition of Thomas Hartley. Agreed.
The said Commissioners' report on the petition of Charles Burniston. Read.
The said Commissioners' report on the petition of Abraham Coleman. Agreed.
The said Commissioners' report on the petition of Edward Forrester and Step. Robbins. Agreed as to the former part relating to the petitioners E. Forrester and St. Robbins.
The said Commissioners' report on the petition of Sir Joseph Hodges. Agreed.
The said Commissioners' report with the draft of a commission to make the new Key at Bideford lawful [for the clearing and shipping of goods]. Prepare a warrant in the usual form.
The presentment from the Customs Commissioners for Peter Collyer to be a tidesman and boatman. Agreed.
Petition of Samuel Davis, merchant. Referred to the Customs Commissioners.
The Customs Commissioners' presentment for enlarging the fund for the better maintenance of the superannuated officers. Agreed, provided they take care not to present persons for employments who are likely in a little time to be superannuated.
Memorial and humble petition of Sir Biby Lake about Mr. Peters' debt. Referred to the Attorney General to give his opinion upon the several alternatives proposed in his petition, with a copy of Lord Carnarvon's letter enclosed.
Report from the Board of Works of the charge of maintaining the lamps at Westminster [during the Parliamentary] Sessions in 1716. [Payment of the bill is] ordered.
Petition of the workmen in the Savoy for [payment for] attending Mr. Burton in making an estimate of the charge of repairing houses there. Referred to Mr. Burton to consider this demand and to certify my Lords who it is that performs these repairs and whether he thinks it reasonable to gratify the petitioners or any of them with the reward by them desired.
Petition of Daniel Combes, gent., for a lease of some old houses in the Savoy. Referred to the Surveyor General [of Crown Lands].
Memorial of Edward Hooper, Keeper of Ashley Lodge in New Forest, Co. Southampton. Referred to the Surveyor [General of] Woods. Register of Papers T 4/20, pp. 42–3.
Nov. 6.
Treasury
Chambers,
Whitehall.
Present: Lord Torrington, Mr. Wallop, Mr. Baillie, Mr. Micklethwaite.
Mr. Sloper's memorial [as] from the Earl of Lincoln [Paymaster of the Forces] is read for settling at what rate of exchange the demands for the Munster and Saxe-Gotha Battalions shall be paid, the same by the Treaties [relating to the employment of the said Troops] being stipulated for in Holland money. My Lords agree that this demand shall be answered out of the tallies of sol in the Earl of Lincoln's hands for Annuities of 4 per cent., and that Sir Mathew Decker, the acceptor “thereof” [of the bills of exchange in Holland for the said payments], shall have [by way of repayment] the said Annuity [annuity subscription tallies with accrued interest thereon] from the date of the said tallies, and in consideration thereof [i.e. of the said interest] and of the [existing market] discount of [on] the said Annuities Sir Mathew Decker agrees to accept the payment of the said demand at the rate of 10 guilders 12 stivers to the pound sterling.
[Direct the] Auditors of Imprests to attend on Tuesday.
Mr. Sloper presents another memorial, pursuant to his Majesty's pleasure signified by the Secretary at War, that one serjeant, one corporal and 20 private men be disbanded out of each Company of the three Regiments of Guards and two entire Companies out of each of the other Regiments of Foot in the Kingdom; 10 men and one drum out of each of the remaining Companies and 10 men per Troop [out] of all the Horse and Dragoons in the Kingdom: for which number the usual demand for Bounty Money amounts to 3,824l. 19s. 4d. [My Lords on reading the said memorial direct the issue of the said sum] out of loans on Malt [anno 1717] remaining in the Exchequer and that the same be esteemed as part of 959,943l. 1s. 10½d. voted for Guards and Garrisons [anno 1717]. Treasury Minute Book XXIII, p. 165.
Nov. 6,
Wednesday.
Entry of petitions, memorials &c. this day read.
Mr. Sloper's memorial for their Lordships' directions at what rate of exchange the demands for the Munster and Saxe Gotha Troops shall be satisfied in sterling money. The Annuities to be issued with the interest accrued upon them to Sir Mathew Decker and in consideration of the discount he is to allow 10 guilders 12 stivers to the pound sterling for the whole sum within [or therein, i.e., in the said memorial] mentioned.
The Board of Works' report about work done at the Exchequer. A warrant to be prepared for paying this sum according to the statements.
Petition for the Duke of York and Prince Frederick's fees as Knights of the Garter. Referred to the Chancellor of the Garter.
Memorial from the Excise Commissioners in Scotland for an additional salary to several collectors. Agreed to.
Memorial from the Earl of Lincoln for 3,824l. 19s. 4d. disbanding men. Ordered out of loans on Malt.
[Representation] from the Commissioners of Revenue in Ireland about the state of the Alnage Duty. My Lords direct a letter [to be sent] to the Commissioners of the Revenue in Ireland to pay to William Molesworth, Esq., the half year's profit of the Alnage Duty in that kingdom due to him at Michaelmas last according to the purport of his grant.
An account of such Receivers of the Taxes who fell under the penalty of the high interest of 10 per cent. by the late Act for not passing their accounts before Michaelmas 1716 but have since cleared the same: together with the amount of principal and interest by them respectively paid. Read.
An account of such Receivers of the Taxes who to avoid the charge of 10 per cent. in the late Act [1 Geo. I, st. 2, c. 36] did clear their account before March 1716: with the sums respectively by them paid into the Exchequer after the passing the said Act and the 29th day of Sept. 1716. Read.
An account of such Receivers General of the Taxes as have not cleared their accounts pursuant to the late Act or brought in their tallies or vouchers whereby a computation of principal or interest can be made. Renew the former order to the Remembrancer that according to his duty he do make out process every issuable term against accountants in default.
An account of such of the Receivers of the Taxes as have paid their respective balances for the years within mentioned but neglect to prosecute the passing of their accounts. Read. Register of Papers T 4/20, pp. 44–5.
Nov. 7.
Treasury
Chambers,
Whitehall.
Present: Lord Torrington, Mr. Wallop, Mr. Baillie, Mr. Micklethwaite.
Sir Isaac Newton [is] called in. He acquaints my Lords that it being properly the business of the Warden of the Mint to prosecute coyners and he being out of town the directions lately given by their Lordships for prosecution of certain coyners cannot be complied with. He therefore desires their Lordships will direct the Warden's clerk and Jonathan Wilde to proceed in the said prosecutions and that an allowance of 15s. per diem to the clerk and 10s. per diem to the assistant [may be made? to which request my Lords agree and do order] that the said sums be placed to the account of the Warden, to be allowed regularly by the Auditors accordingly. Treasury Minute Book XXIII, p. 166.
Nov. 12.
Treasury
Chambers,
Whitehall.
Present: Lord Stanhope, Lord Torrington, Mr. Wallop, Mr. Baillie, Mr. Micklethwaite.
Write to the several Officers to send their Estimates hither tomorrow morning.
[Write to] Mr. Aislabie to attend to-morrow.
[Write] to Sir Isaac Newton to send my Lords an account of what quantity of the 500 tons of tin is sold according to their Lordships' directions.
Issue to the Paymaster of the Forces the sum of 3,000l. upon account out of loans on Malt now in the Exchequer; to be applied towards paying the four Battalions of the Troops of Brunswick Luneburg agreed by Treaty dated 21 August last to be taken into his Majesty's pay for replacing a like number of Troops of the States General which were to be employed in his Majesty's service upon occasion of the late intended Invasion. The said sum is to be esteemed as part of the 250,000l. voted (fn. 1) to enable his Majesty to concert measures with Foreign Princes &c. Treasury Minute Book XXIII, p. 167.
Nov. 13.
Treasury
Chambers,
Whitehall.
Present: ut supra.
My Lords direct 150l. to be paid to Mr. Luke Schaub by Mr. Lowther.
Prepare a warrant for a pension of 600l. per an. for Armand Louis de St. George, Seigneur de Marsay; [payable] by Mr. Clayton and to commence at Michaelmas last.
Mr. Sloper for the Earl of Lincoln comes in and lays before my Lords the following demand, viz. [which my Lords order accordingly]:
£s.d.
in further part of 959,943l. 1s. 10½d. voted for Guards and Garrisons anno 1717.
for six months' allowance to the out pensioners of Chelsea Hospital ended 24 June 1717 at 5d. each per diem
11,78692
for 50 Letter men at 12d. each per diem for the same time455100
£12,241192
Mr. Aislabie [Treasurer of the Navy is] called in and upon his laying before my Lords a memorial for sums wanted for Naval and Victualling services my Lords order [issues to him for the Navy] as follows: viz.
£s.d.
on the head of Wages.
for paying off several ships arrived from the Baltic
67,30000
for half a year's pay to the Yards due at Michaelmas90,28900
on the head of Victualling.
for the labourers of the Victualling Office for half a year's pay due at Michaelmas 1716
8,30000
£165,88900
which sum of 165,889l. my Lords are pleased to direct out of the fonds following:
out of money raised by sale of annuities at 4 per cent. anno 1717
24,188310½
out of money to be raised by sale of Land Tax Tallies anno 1716 with interest from the dates3,18810
out of money received at the Exchequer by loans on Malt anno 171788,8188
out of money to be raised by an absolute sale of annuities at 4 per cent. anno 1717 with the interest from the dates of the tallies of sol49,69317
£165,88900
My Lords also direct that the sum of 253,000l. remaining in the said [Navy] Treasurer's hands in [the form of] Annuities at 4 per cent. per an., with the interest due thereupon from the dates of the tallies of sol, be applied and paid by him in manner following: viz.
£
to the head of Wear and Tear.
for the new Course of the Navy for the months of July, August., Sept., Oct., November and December 1716
150,000
for the old Course of the Navy to 31 Dec. 171634,000
to the head of Victualling.
for the new Course of that [Victualling] Office for the months July to December as above anno 1716
66,000
for the old Course of that Office [to 31 Dec. 1716]3,000
£253,000
and the said Treasurer is to make up and transmit to my Lords an account of the discounts and charges on disposing of the aforesaid sum of 49,693l. 17s.d. in 4 per cent. annuities and the 3,188l. 10s.d. in Land Tax tallies anno 1716. Ibid., pp. 168–9.
Nov. 13,
Tuesday.
Entry of petitions, memorials &c. this day read.
Memorial from the Earl of Lincoln for 52,066l. 11s. 1d. for several services [of the Forces]. A letter [of direction is] signed [by my Lords] for 26,613l. 17s. 0d. for three months' half pay to Disbanded Officers: and my Lords direct 3,000l. upon account to pay Sir Mathew Decker, the Duke of Brunswick's agent, out of loans on Malt and to be esteemed [as in] part of the 250,000l. voted the last Sessions [for arrears of pay and subsidies to the late Allies].
Mr. Beranger's proposal about bills of exchange. Mr. Beranger to have the interest from the dates of the tallies of sol.
Copy of the warrant for making out the reversionary patent of Garter [King at Arms] to Mr. Anstis. Read.
Mr. Topham's petition about tythes in Mote Park. Mr. Cracherode to enquire whether any tythes have ever been paid [for said park] and then to attend the Attorney General.
Draft for the heads of a patent for Cape Dore in Nova Scotia. The report to be brought in to-morrow.
Mr. Speke's petition. My Lords can do nothing in it.
Petition of Capt. John Key. My Lords will consider him for a bounty at Lady day next.
Report from Mr. Walpole and Mr. Brydges on the memorial of Col. Joseph Campbell. The memorialist may apply to the Commissioners for Army Debts.
Memorial from the Recruiting Officers of Col. Handasyde's Regiment. The memorialist may apply to the Commissioners of Army Debts.
Memorial from the Captains of that Regiment. The memorialists may apply to the Commissioners of Army Debts.
Memorial of Major Gen. Handasyde and Livesay. The memorialists may apply to the Commissioners of Army Debts.
Mr. Churchill's memorial for 362l. for Rymer's ‘Foedera.Ordered.
A recommendation of Mr. Howell to be restored. Referred to the Customs Commissioners.
Mr. Powys's report on Mr. Compton's bills. Ordered.
Mr. Cragg's report on the Earl of Dunmore's petition. [My Lords order] the Secretary at War to prepare a warrant.
The Lord Lieutenant's letter about Mr. Hutchinson. Read.
Letter from the Navy Commissioners about Benja[min] Joules. Read. My Lords agree to the plea of the rec[eip]t proposed.
The Earl of Dartmouth's memorial. This cannot be paid [until] the p[rincipal] and interest on loans on tin is paid off.
The report of the Surveyor [General of Crown Lands] on Mr. Combes's petition. To be read again when Lord Stanhope comes to the Board. [He is] to have the preference if [the premises be] leased out.
Mrs. Parker's letter recommending her son in law for some employment in the Customs. [My Lords order him] to have the first vacancy in the lower list of tidesmen.
Petition of Geo. Karver for some employment in the Customs. The Customs Commissioners to present the petitioner for such employ as they shall find him fit for. Register of Papers T 4/20, pp. 46–7.
Nov. 18.
Treasury
Chambers,
Whitehall.
Present: Lord Stanhope, Lord Torrington, Mr. Wallop, Mr. Baillie, Mr. Micklethwaite.
Mr. Craggs, Secretary at War, comes in and lays before my Lords the Estimates of the expense of the Land Forces in Great Britain, Minorca, Gibraltar and the Plantations for the ensuing year, to be laid before the House of Commons.
Write to Mr. Craggs to make a demand [sic for Estimate] for victualling the Garrisons of Annapolis and Placentia, to be included in the estimate of the service of the year; fourpence a day to be charged on the said [Garrisons'] Companies [as a deduction for the cost of the said victualling]. The deficiency on account of victualling those Garrisons [the difference between the cost of the victualling and the said deduction of fourpence a day] to be demanded by [inserted in the Estimate for] Parliament.
Prepare warrants to revoke Lord Bellomont's and Lord Forrester's pensions.
Prepare warrants for 250l. per an. each to Lady Mary and Lady Harriot Vere [to be payable] per Mr. Clayton.
My Lords order Mr. David Pouchoud 200l. [as royal] bounty.
Renew the order to the Solicitor of the Treasury to prosecute the supers [resting undischarged] upon accountants.
The Deputies of the Auditors of Imprests are called in. Several reports and states of accounts are read and agreed to.
Prepare an account of what hath been issued in the preceding commission of the Treasury on the head of Bounties and Contingencies [and] the like account [from the period of the present Treasury Lords] from the date of this [Treasury] Commission to the present time. Treasury Minute Book XXIII, p. 170.
Nov. 18,
Monday.
Entry of petitions, memorials &c. this day read.
State of the account of Giles Earle, Esq., as Commissary General of Provisions in Spain. Read and agreed to.
A bill of expenses of 22l. 9s. 9d. relating to the assignment from the E[arl of] Oxford to the King. Mr. Lowther to pay this.
Auditor Harley's state of Mr. Buissiere's account of the Hospital in Ireland. Read and agreed to.
The draft of a privy seal for passing the accounts of the late Commissary Shales. Read and agreed to.
The Auditor's report on Mr. Glanvil's cravings. Read and agreed to.
Ditto on Mr. Burton and Mr. Coupland's cravings. Read and agreed to.
Memorial of Nicholas Fountaine. My Lords cannot interpose in cases of this nature.
Representation of William Burnet, Esq., Comptroller of Customs, for an additional allowance. Referred to the Customs Commissioners.
The Auditors [of Imprests their] report relating to a tally for 1,000l. issued to Lord Falkland. Prepare a warrant to cancel the tally and counter tally and allow the same in his account.
Auditor Harley's report on Mr. Murray's account of 1,070l. imprested to William Chetwynd, Esq. Prepare a sign manual.
The Duke of Roxburgh's letter signifying his Majesty's pleasure that Mr. Anderson have a pension of 200l. per an. on the Establishment of Scotland. Ordered.
Mr. Dartiquenave's petition for an additional allowance of 200l. per an. from the King's accession to the throne. My Lords will move the King to make this allowance from Michaelmas last.
Letter from Mr. Popple explaining according to the desire of the Treasury Lords the 13th article of restrictions proposed by the Lords of Trade in their report about the [French] lands [in the French Quarter] of St. Christopher. Read. Register of Papers T 4/20, p. 48.
Nov. 20.
Treasury
Chambers,
Whitehall.
Present: Lord Torrington, Mr. Wallop, Mr. Baillie, Mr. Micklethwaite.
[Write] to [the Principal] Officers of the Mint to send to my Lords forthwith an exact account of the gold and silver bullion brought into the Mint and coined there for 15 years last past, distinguishing separately the produce in species upon the Recoinage of the old money and the plate that was bought in at high rates.
And also to send an account of the number of farthings and half-pence coined.
[Write to] Mr. Burton, Receiver of the revenues of the Savoy [Hospital], to send an account of the yearly revenue thereof by rents, fines or other profits certain or casual: to wit for seven years past.
[My Lords grant] David Grahme, Collector of Port Glasgow, leave of absence for two months. Treasury Minute Book XXIII, p. 171.
Nov. 20,
Wednesday.
Entry of petitions, memorials &c. this day read.
The case of Thomas Hale, late clothier of the Royal Regiment of Dragoons. Referred to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts.
The petition of Major General Hill. My Lords look upon his warrant to be void by the death of the late Queen.
Mr. Craggs' report on the petition of Thomas Rudge and Thomas Ayles, merchants. My Lords can do nothing in this.
Petition of Charles Squibb. Referred to the Commissioners for Hides &c.
Memorial of the Earl of Grantham for a lease of the late Duke of Ormond's house &c. To be sent to the Attorney and Solicitor General. Register of Papers T 4/20, p. 49.
Nov. 22,
Friday.
Entry of petitions, memorials &c. this day read.
Report [from] the Commissioners of Stamp Duties on the petition of Edward Newton. Read.
The Earl of Carnarvon's memorial for exchanging 18,747l. 18s.d. in tallies for annuities at 4 per cent. Read.
Mr. Popple's letter about the inhabitants of Anguilla. My Lords intend to give them all the encouragement which lies in their power. Write to the Lords [Commissioners] of Trade accordingly. Ibid., p. 50.
Nov. 23.
Treasury
Chambers,
Whitehall.
Present: Lord Stanhope, Lord Torrington, Mr. Wallop, Mr. Baillie, Mr. Micklethwaite.
[Write] to [William Blathwayt, the] Auditor of the Plantations, for an account of the charges of the Leeward Islands to Michaelmas last and what will be the remain of the 11,000l. arising from the Four and a Half per cent. now in the Exchequer when all those demands are satisfied.
My Lords upon reading Mr. Sloper's memorial for subsistence and other services of his Majesty's Forces are pleased to order [issues to Henry, Earl of Lincoln, Paymaster of the Forces, for services] as followeth: viz.
£s.d.
in further part of 959,943l. 1s. 10½d. voted for Guards and Garrisons &c. anno 1717.
for one month's subsistence from 24 Nov. inst. to Dec. 24 next to the Regiments, Troops and Companies provided for in this sum (exclusive of those transferred to Ireland or reduced)
37,578160
to complete the allowance for Contingencies upon the Establishment, for three quarters ending at Michaelmas 17178,29535
in further part of 34,742l. 14s. 2d. voted for the Forces in the Plantations anno 1717.
for subsistence for the abovesaid month to the Regiments and Independent Companies provided for in this sum
2,09200
in further part of 57,029l. 14s. 7d. voted for the Forces and Garrison in Minorca anno 1717.
for pay of the Staff Officers upon this Establishment for one year ending 24 Dec. 1717
4,154184
in further part of 37,192l. 14s.d. voted for Forces and Garrison at Gibraltar anno 1717.
for pay of the Staff Officers upon the Establishment for the abovesaid year
2,749134
£54,870111
Treasury Minute Book XXIII, p. 172. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 45.
Nov. 25.
Treasury
Chambers,
Whitehall.
Present: ut supra.
Mr. Freeman, member of Parliament for Hertford[shire], and the Agents for Taxes are called in. Mr. Freeman represents the difficulty the country [sic for county of Hertford] lies under by their not being satisfied who is the present Receiver [General of Taxes], there being three persons of the same name, two of which are securities for the person who is Receiver, viz. Jonathan Smart; which [confusion] has given occasion to several persons to refuse payment of the tax assessed upon them.
[My Lords order the] Agents [for Taxes] to write to the [Assessment] Commissioners of the Land Tax in the country [county] to describe the person who is Receiver so as the country [county] may have no excuse for non-payment.
Mr. Freeman likewise desires that since the sureties for the present Receiver, Mr. Smart, were sureties for [Thomas] Ashby, the late Receiver, who went away with 70,000l. not yet paid, the accounts of the late Receiver should be adjusted and the balance paid before any future receipts [appointments of Receivers] be made [in order] that the debt owing by them [the said sureties] to the Crown upon account of said Ashby be not [liable to be] made good by subsequent receipts [Receivers] in the country [county].
My Lords direct some of the [Agents or] Commissioners [for Taxes] to go into the country and inspect the accounts of the late Receiver, the sufficiency of the security and whether the present Receiver hath applied any of the receipt of Midsummer quarter last to payment of Mr. Ashby's arrears; and to make a report of the whole to my Lords. Treasury Minute Book XXIII, p. 173.
Nov. 25,
Monday.
Entry of petitions, memorials &c., this day read.
Petition of John Mills, constable. Referred to Mr. Cracherode.
Petition of Michael Este for some employment. There is none vacant.
Petition of David Gragos. Till my Lords are satisfied how to apportion the 400l. directed by his Majesty they can give no direction concerning this matter.
Petition of [the] creditors of the Navy for [payment of] the debt on the Second Book [or register of Navy bills]. Referred to the Navy Commissioners.
Letter from Lord Sunderland about coyners. Referred to Sir Isaac Newton.
Mr. Beranger's memorial for payment of a bill drawn on him by Mr. Whitworth. Prepare a warrant. Register of Pavers T 4/20, p. 51.
Nov. 28.
Treasury
Chambers,
Whitehall.
Present: Lord Stanhope, Lord Torrington, Mr. Wallop, Mr. Baillie, Mr. Micklethwaite.
Prepare a warrant for paying the salary due to the Duke of Kingston as Lord Privy Seal: [to wit] to Michaelmas last.
A warrant to be prepared for 1,300l. to the Duchess of Somerset to reimburse her Grace the like sum by her expended in fitting up and furnishing an apartment in St. James's now made use of by the young Princesses, and for other necessaries supplied by her Grace.
My Lords upon considering the state of the Civil List direct the following issues to be made:
£s.d.
to the Cofferer [of the Household for] Michaelmas quarter anno 171724,79000
to the Treasurer of the Chamber for same quarter9,223130
£33,963130
to clear the Civil List to Midsummer 1717.
for the Great Wardrobe
3,3197
for the Works6,33534
for the Robes (salaries to officers)62000
for fees and salaries [payable] at the Exchequer7,1701011
for pensions and annuities [payable] there [at the Exchequer]5,8991210
£23,36414
to clear [the Civil List] farther to Michaelmas 1717.
pensions to [payable by the hands of] William Clayton, Esq.
13,4230
Band of [Gentlemen] Pensioners1,50000
£14,9230
Treasury Minute Book XXIII, p. 174. Disposition Book XXIV, pp. 45–8.
Nov. 28.Entry of petitions, memorials &c. this day read.
Petition of John Consetts. Referred to the Customs Commissioners.
Petition of Philip Kerington. Referred to the Commissioners for Hides.
Representation of Sir Henry Ashurst. To be read again when any vacancy happens in the revenue.
Petition of J. Nucella and Vander Eyken. To be considered with the rest of the [late] Queen's arrears [of unpaid Civil List obligations].
Petition of Richard Little for renewing a lease of some houses in Little Queen Street. Referred to the Surveyor General [of Crown Lands].
Petition of William Fairfax. Recommend him to Mr. Rogers. Register of Papers T 4/20, p. 52.

Footnotes

1 Commons Journals, Vol. XVIII, p. 537. 13 April 1717.
Resolved (by 153 to 132 on a division) that a sum not exceeding 250,000l. be granted to his Majesty to enable his Majesty to concert such measures with foreign Princes and States as may prevent any charge or apprehensions from the designs of Sweden for the future.