Treasury Warrants
February 1717, 11-20

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'Treasury Warrants: February 1717, 11-20', Calendar of Treasury books, Volume 31: 1717 (1960), pp. 138-157. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=85408 Date accessed: 16 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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February 1717, 11–20

Feb. 11.Three separate royal sign manuals for:
600l. to Thomas Harper, gent.: as royal bounty.
(Money warrant dated Feb. 12 hereon.) (Money order dated Feb. 13 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Feb. 18 hereon.)
100l. to Sir William Gestwyck, bart.: as royal bounty. (Money warrant, money order and letter of direction, ut supra.)
600l. to Henry Bendyshe: as royal bounty.
(Money warrant, money order, ut supra, but there is no letter of direction.) King's Warrant Book XXVIII, p. 173. Order Book IX, p. 361. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 260.
Royal warrant dated St. James's to Edward Nicholas [Paymaster of the late Queen Anne's private pensions and bounties] to pay 100l. to Charles Seymour for a quarter's arrear ended at Midsummer 1714 on an annual bounty of 400l: to be paid out of such moneys as are or shall be imprested to you at the Exchequer for this purpose. King's Warrant Book XXVIII, p. 174.
Same to the Treasury Lords to pay the following allowances which the King thinks reasonable to grant or allow as board wages during the time the respective persons as follows were abroad in the King's service in the Office of James Stanhope, Esq., “who attended us in our late progress to Hanover as one of our Principal Secretaries of State”: and is (together with the money advanced to them before their departure) to be in full of all their demands on account of the said journey: viz.
£s.d.
Charles Stanhope as Under Secretary at 20s. a day for 198 days from 6 July 1716, “the day we proceeded on our journey from St. James's to Hanover, to Jan. 19 last, when we returned back to our Palace at St. James's”19800
James Payzant, Thomas Brereton and Michael Armested, three clerks in the said service, 10s. each per diem for the said time29700
Isaac Burrowes as Office keeper attending the same service, 5s. a day for the said time49100
£544100
(Money order dated Feb. 15 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Feb. 18 hereon.) Ibid., p. 176. Order Book IX, p. 363. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 260.
Feb. 11.Same to same to pay 1,252l. 11s. 0d. to Anthony Cracherode, Solicitor of the Treasury: as imprest: to be applied to defray the charges of passing the letters patent to create the King's brother, Prince Ernest Augustus, as Duke of York, Albany and Ulster: and the letters patent which appointed the Prince of Wales to be Guardian of the Kingdom during the King's absence (the Regency Commission). (Money warrant dated Feb. 18 hereon, followed by detailed bill of said charges.) (Money order dated Feb. 15 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Feb. 18 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XXVIII, p. 176. Money Book XXV, p. 207. Order Book IX, p. 364. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 260.
Treasury warrant to Anthony Cracherode to pay to Robert Knight, Cashier of the South Sea Company, 1,841l. 0s. 8d. in full of the bill for the charges of the fifth Subscription to the South Sea Company as also sundry other charges relating to the first, second, third and fourth Subscriptions. Money Book XXV, p. 206.
Money order for 500l. to Robert Lowther, Governor of Barbados; for one quarter [due this day] on his allowances of salary. Order Book IX, p. 285.
Letter of direction for 941l. 7s. 11d. to Samuel, Lord Masham, late Cofferer of the Household to Queen Anne: out of the arrears of said Queen's Civil List revenues: and is intended to be received by James Heymans, Esq., upon debentures made out in the names of the following persons for arrears due in the Cofferer's Office during the said late Queen's time: viz.
£s.d.
Lord Poulet151180
Lord Lansdown317195
Thomas Cooke, Esq.90189
Charles Scarburgh, Esq.12369
Sir John Walter154100
Sir John Stonehouse102150
£941711
(William Lowndes to said Lord Masham to pay said sums as above according to the signification which the Treasury Lords have received from the Board of Greencloth in a memorial of the 5th inst.; the same being in part of arrears due in the said Office to them and to satisfy James Heymans for wines which they respectively have had from him.) Disposition Book XXIII, p. 258.
Feb. 11.Treasury reference to Mr. Merrill, Deputy to John Howe, late Paymaster of the Forces, of the petition of Sir Thomas Travell shewing that his son, Capt. Travell, had a Company in Lord Paston's late Regiment and died in the service in Portugal and had respits upon his Company at the time of his death to the sum of 543l. 1s. 8d.: therefore praying a warrant for his relief as hath been granted to other Officers on the like occasion. The referee is to certify whether any money be remaining in the hands of the said Mr. How out of which the said respits may be satisfied in case his Majesty think fit to remove same. Reference Book IX, p. 311.
Same to Auditor Foley of the petition of Anthony Cracherode, Esq., Solicitor for the affairs of the Treasury, praying a warrant to the Auditor for allowing in his account all the moneys he paid to the several witnesses who came from remote places to give evidence against the Rebel prisoners; as also the allowances of 26l. 17s. 6d. and 13l. 10s. 0d. in this [year's] and his next year's accounts, without [insisting on] his oath of the quantum of his expenses on these two heads, being the like allowances as have been made to his predecessor Mr. Borret for the incident expenses of his Office upon his oath for want of vouchers, viz. 26l. 17s. 6d. for expenses in examining matters relating to petitions and memorials referred to him and 13l. 10s. 0d. for the charges of several extraordinary clerks &c.; of which expenses the petitioner never kept any account, not knowing any such allowances had ever been made till he lately inspected the said Mr. Borret's accounts. Ibid.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests of the petition of George Murray, Esq., Paymaster of the 1,400,000l. Lottery anno 1714, praying to be allowed 88l. 7s.0 d. for incident charges in his account for the year ended at Michaelmas 1715. Ibid.
Same to Anthony Cracherode of the petition of Richard Cooper shewing that Richard Minshall in Co. Bucks, Esq., was indebted to him in 130l. and upwards and was outlawed at petitioner's suit; that by virtue of a process on the said outlawry William Baldwyn and others were found indebted to Minshall in 116l. 4s.d. which was seized by the Sheriff into the hands of the Crown and was paid to and still remains in the hands of Thomas Marriot, Esq., Master of the Office of Pleas: that by virtue of other process on the said outlawry Lawrence Bishop was found indebted to Minshall in 14l. 16s. 0d. which was likewise seized by the Sheriff and lies ready to be paid: therefore petitioner prays an order to the Attorney General that the said moneys may be paid to him [petitioner]. Ibid., p. 312.
Feb. 11.Same to Francis Nicholson, Esq., of the petition of Ensign John Cocksedge shewing that he served under General Nicholson at the reduction of Port Royal, now Annapolis; that in Feb. 1710–11 the Garrison of Annapolis failing of provisions he by order of Sir Charles Hobby (then Commander in Chief) fitted out a shallop and put to sea to fish for the support of the said Garrison, which he did with success and was promised a reward, but never had his proper expenses, which in victualling [the shallop] and men's wages [in her] came to 60l. sterling: that in June 1711 he was commanded by Governor Vetch to go up the river Quebec with Capt. Pidgeon and about 70 men, where they fell into an ambuscade of French and Indians, where he received seven wounds which was like to cost his life; that he paid 30 pistoles for his ransom and the necessary expense in the cure of his wounds amounted to 70l.: therefore prays a reimbursement of his charges and such other bounty as his Majesty shall think fit. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Cracherode of the petition of Samuel Baylie, agent for several persons that were sufferers of the late tumultuous and rebellious riots in the several counties of Stafford, Lancaster, Salop, Warwick, Worcester, Oxford, Denbigh, Montgomery, whose damages amount to 5,219l. 9s.d., as appears by inquisitions &c. of the Commissioners annointed to enquire into that affair, viz. as follow:
£s.d.
in Co. Stafford1,722178
in Co. Lancaster939138
in Co. Salop1,06315
in Co. Warwick436125
in Co. Worcester470166
in Co.Oxford130138
in Co. Denbigh31200
in Co. Montgomery14300
5,2199
cost and expenses of the Commissions and executing the same in the several counties34580
£5,56417
Petitioner prays that the said sum may be ordered to be paid free of charges. Ibid., p. 313.
Treasury warrant to Hugh Cholmley, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, to put the Board of Ordnance into possession of several houses, stables, coach houses, wharf and storehouses at Harwich as follows for the uses and purposes as follows: and herein to take care to observe the particulars in the Act of 8 Anne, c. [23, for the purchase of lands for fortifying Portsmouth, Chatham and Harwich], whereby no private buildings are to be erected on lands thereby vested in the Crown and that the profits arising by such lands be appropriated to the repairs and fortifications as in said Act.
Prefixing: report dated 16 Nov. 1716 from said Cholmley to the Treasury Lords in reply to Mr. Tillson's [Christopher Tilson, a Treasury clerk] letter of 9 Nov. 1716, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Boohs, Vol. XXX, p. 534. There are several houses and lands at Harwich now vested in the Crown by the abovesaid Act. None of thein are in lease. By a survey I made thereof in Feb. 1715–16 I find that the annual value is 336l. per an., “but an estate subject to very great repairs.” By order in Council of 11 Oct. 1716 it is ordered that the stores, storekeeper, gunner and Governor belonging to Landguard Fort be removed to Harwich until such time as the works in the said order of Council directed to be done at Landguard Fort be perfected. The houses at Harwich which the Officers of Ordnance desire to have for the said purpose are:
for the stores: some small stables and coach houses purchased of the Corporation and William Kempster.
for the Storekeeper and Master Gunner: two houses purchased of Thomas Phillips.
for the Lieutenant General: two houses purchased of Nathan Mathews.
for the gunners: two houses purchased of Stephen Simpson.
The Officers of the Ordnance also desire to have the wharf and storehouse purchased of Miles Rudland.
Appending: copy signed by Robert Hales of an order in Council by the Prince of Wales, not dated [but evidently the order referred to above as dated 11 Oct. 1716], that a battery of 16 or 20 guns, to be enclosed by a Barraque for 20 or 30 men, be built according to the scheme [missing] hereunto annexed. Therein the Board of Ordnance are not to exceed the sum of 2,975l. 15s. 9d. as proposed: and in regard that houses are purchased at Harwich for the use of the Garrison of Landguard Fort it is further ordered that during the time of building the said battery and barraque, the stores, storekeeper, gunners and Governor [of Landguard Fort] be removed to Harwich accordingly and that the Company of Invalids with their Officers be quartered in Harwich during the time of building. And the Duke of Marlborough, Master General of the Ordnance, the Treasury Lords and Secretary at War are to give the necessary directions. (“The scheme mentioned herein was annexed to the order of Council sent to the Board of Ordnance.”) Warrants not Relating to Money XXIV, pp. 90–2.
Feb. 11.Treasury warrant to the Stamps Commissioners to allow as from 1 Aug. 1711 to Xmas 1714 the 150l. per an. salary of John Hamilton, gent., who in July 1711 was constituted by the then Commissioners [of Stamps] to be head Distributor of Stamps &c. for North Britain and Collector of the Duties thereby arising and has ever since continued in that office: but for want of a warrant being first obtained for authorising the payment of the said salary no allowance can be made thereof in his accounts from 1 Aug. 1711 to Xmas 1714 (from whence the same is regularly established).
Prefixing: memorial from said Commissioners to the Treasury praying such allowance. Ibid., pp. 92–3.
Feb. 12.Money warrant for 100l. to James Stanhope, one of the Principal Secretaries of State, for one year to 1716 Michaelmas on his patent fee or salary. (Letter of direction dated Feb. 18 hereon.) Money Book XXV, p. 205. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 260.
Letter of direction for 2,906l. 8s. 8d. to John, Duke of Montague: out of Civil List moneys: on the unsatisfied order in his name as Master of the Great Wardrobe: and is as imprest and upon account to clear the debt due in the Office of the Great Wardrobe for 1716 Sept. 29 quarter. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 259.
Feb. 12.Same for 14,950l. to Francis, Earl of Godolphin, Cofferer of the Household: out of Civil List moneys: on the unsatisfied order in his name for the service of his Office: and is as imprest and upon account to defray the expense of the Household for 1716 Xmas quarter according to the computation signed by the officers of the Greencloth. Ibid.
William Lowndes to Mr. Gibbon, one of the Commissioners of the Revenue in Ireland. My Lords desire you to repair to your post as soon as possible as it is represented to them that there are not at present sufficient Commissioners residing there to carry on the revenue service. Out Letters (General) XXII, p. 162.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to permit John Finch of Manchester and Ralph Peacock of Hull, merchants, to amend an entry of a fatt of yarn at Hull as follows.
Prefixing: report by said Commissioners dated Feb. 11 inst. The petitioners set forth that said Finch employed Peacock as his correspondent at Hull to enter a fatt of spruce yarn from Amsterdam which was intended to be sent in a keel to Manchester, but on examination at delivery the Customs officers were of opinion that it was not spruce yarn but cotton yarn, and others [said] that it was unwrought inkle, but those opinions are rectified by the bleeching of it: that if the same be found [to be] unwrought inkle then the Duty makes a prohibition and our own manufacture will stand still whilst the poor beyond seas are employed, which the Parliament could not intend as a prohibition but [save only] to French goods and not to Hollands [goods]: that Mr. Hugh Mason and Mr. Philip Yonge have seized the goods and returned an appraisement thereof as unwrought inkle in order to a condemnation, which would be ruin to the petitioners.
Hereon the Commissioners report that Peacock has sworn he has of late received several fatts of yarn from Holland for petitioner which he entered as spruce yarn. He may be permitted to mend the entry on rewarding the officer. Out Letters (Customs) XVI, pp. 424–5.
Same to same to depute James Dixon, gent., as Collector of Customs in New York and the Dependencies in America loco Thomas Byerly, whose deputation for the same is hereby to be superseded by the Customs Commissioners; the King having by letters patent dated 4 Jan. 1716–17 appointed the said Dixon to be Collector and Receiver of the Revenues arising in New York and its Dependencies in the place of the said Byerly. Ibid., p. 423.
Same to same in Scotland to employ Lewis Kennedy as landsurveyor of the Customs at Irwin [Irvine] at 35l. per an. loco William Coutts, who declines the service. Out Letters (North Britain) IV, p. 25.
Feb. 13.Royal sign manual for 1,300l. to Conyers D'Arcy and Francis Negus, Esq., Commissioners for executing the office of Master of the Horse: as imprest and upon account: and is intended to be applied by them towards defraying the extraordinary expense of the Stables. (Money warrant dated Feb. 19 hereon.) (Money order dated Feb. 20 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Feb. 25 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XXVIII, p. 181. Order Book IX, p. 366. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 261.
Feb. 13.Money order for 100l. each to the following, in each case for 1716 Hilary term on their allowance of 400l. per an.: viz.
William Jessop, Esq., as Chief Justice of Carnarvon, Merioneth and Anglesea.
Roger Cumberbach as Second Justice there.
William Wright as Chief Justice of Glamorgan, Brecon and Radnor.
Edward Whitaker as Second Justice there.
Richard Vaughan as Chief Justice of Carmarthen, Pembroke and Cardigan.
Henry Beeston as Second Justice there.
(Letter of direction dated Feb. 13 hereon.) Order Book IX, p. 362. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 259.
Same for 25l. to Sir William Sympson for same term as one of the Barons (commonly called the Fifth Baron) of the Exchequer. (Letter of direction dated Feb. 13 hereon.) Order Book IX, p. 362. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 259.
Letter of direction for last Hilary term 1716–17 for the Judges et al. as follows:
£s.d.
the Chief Justice of the King's Bench50000
the three other Judges of said Court1,12500
the Chief Justice of Common Pleas50000
the three other Judges of said Court1,12500
the Chief Baron of the Exchequer Court50000
two other Barons of said Court75000
John Smith, Esq., another Baron of said Court25000
Sir Joseph Jekyll, Chief Justice of Chester, Flint, Denbigh and Montgomery182100
Edward Jeffreyes, Esq., Second Justice there10000
the [eleven] Masters in Chancery [on 25l. each]27500
£5,307100
Disposition Book XXIII, p. 259.
William Lowndes to the Attorney General. The [Assessment] Commissioners for Land Tax for the Division of Blackheath, Co. Kent, have petitioned to be heard again before you in relation to Mr. Watson on whom you reported. Please hear them and report further. Out Letters (General) XXII, p. 162.
Same to Mr. Cracherode enclosing a copy of the bill which the Dean and Chapter of Christ Church have exhibited in Chancery against Mr. Renda. My Lords direct you to attend the Attorney General and take his directions about defending the title of the Crown to the half acre of land which is in dispute. Ibid.
Same to the Board of Ordnance enclosing the report of the Surveyor General of Crown Lands proposing the leasing of the lands and tenements lately purchased by the Crown at Harwich [for the fortifications there]. Please report your objections if any. Ibid., p. 163.
Same to the Taxes Commissioners returning their report on Mr. Bradgate's debt. Please wait on the Attorney General for his opinion whether my Lords may lawfully do what is desired by the petitioner. Ibid.
Feb. 13.H. Walpole to the Auditor of the Receipt. Send my Lords with all speed an account of the Deficiencies of all the Lottery Annuities for one year and of other funds payable at the Exchequer. Ibid.
Same to the Earl of Lincoln [Paymaster of the Forces]. My Lords desire you to send them an estimate which may be proper to be laid before the House of Commons in the ensuing Session of Parliament for the service of the Forces.
A like letter signed by William Lowndes to the Secretary at War. A like letter to the Officers of the Ordnance for an estimate of the service of the Ordnance for the year 1717. Ibid.
William Lowndes to the Admiralty Lords. My Lords desire you to direct the Navy Commissioners and Victualling Commissioners to send to the Treasury the estimates as above for the service of the Navy and the Victualling thereof. Ibid.
H. Walpole to Lord Newburgh. The Treasury Lords understand that you oppose Secretary Johnston in the business he has depending before them on the Attorney General's report relating to Sir Roger Strickland's estate. I enclose a copy [missing] of the said report. My Lords have appointed next Tuesday morning to hear you and Secretary Johnstone on that affair. (The like notice to Secretary Johnstone.) Ibid., p. 165.
Treasury reference to the Secretary at War of the petition of Capt. Richard Percy shewing that he is a Lieutenant in the island of Portland and Captain of the Castle there with an allowance of 20 pence per diem: alleges his loyalty to his Majesty and the Protestant succession and prays to have his pay advanced to 6s. 8d. a day. Reference Book IX, p. 313.
Same to the Commissioners for making out Lottery Orders of the petition of Henry Harcourt, Comptroller of the 2,000,000l. Lottery anno 1711, shewing that his predecessor Mr. Fitch during the whole three years he enjoyed that office never kept any list of the orders directed by him on the then Paymaster [of said Lottery], Mr. Blunt; that he [the petitioner] has at the instance of Mr. Dutton Colt (the present Paymaster thereof) made out the most perfect list he is able in order to expedite the passing his [the said Paymaster's] accounts and hopes he has fully complied with the instructions given him by the Treasury Lords, although Mr. Dutton Colt is not satisfied therewith. (Together with the said petition is referred the [said] Paymaster's memorial.) Ibid.
Same to the Board of Works of the petition of Anth[ony] Vernatti praying payment of 166l. 0s. 1d. due to him for lamps lighted for the accommodation of the two Houses of Parliament. Ibid., p. 314.
The Treasury Lords to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Lieut. Col. John Irwyn praying in consideration of his long services to be allowed half pay on the Establishment of Ireland from 15 Nov. 1715. Appending: a note of a later reference dated 1 May [1717]. Out Letters (Ireland) X, p. 73.
Feb. 14.Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal to declare the King's acceptance of a surrender of the patent of 1 May 1675 which granted to Sir John Robinson (long since deceased) the office of Master Forester and Keeper of the Woods called Farming Woods, part of the Forest of Rockingham, Co. Northants, and Supervisor of the Vert and Venison there, as also the office of Receiver of the Castleward Rents within the said county of Northampton and the herbage and pannage of the Newland of Farmingwoods and also the Hundred of Orlingbery and Mellsey in the said county with sundry other offices, liberties, privileges, fees, profits, perquisites, rents and emoluments: said grant being for 99 years terminable on the lives of his three sons, William, John and James (now Sir James Robinson, the only surviving life): and in place thereof to grant the premises to Anne Robinson (in whom the legal interest of the said grant is now vested) for 99 years terminable on three lives to be nominated by her: the grantee to execute the said several offices with care and fidelity “and to account for the profits and free rents of the sheriffwick within the Hundred of Orlingberry as by another report of our Surveyor General which is hereunto annexed is proposed: (in the margin: this [warrant] cancelled and another entered in King's Warrant Book, Vol. XXIX, p. 155 [under date 27 May 1718], leaving out the words italicised as above).
Appending: (1) report dated 1716–17 Jan. 11 by H. Cholmley, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, on the petition of Mrs. Robinson for a new lease of the premises. The considerations that I think reasonable for granting such new lease ought to be the duly executing of the several offices and accounting to his Majesty for the profits and free rents of the sheriffwick in the Hundred of Orlingbery: and for executing the offices aforesaid the fee of 3l. 6s. 8d. and 3 pence a day for Ranger's fees are in my opinion very reasonable allowances. (In the margin: “this report not annexed to the other warrant.”)
(2) A previous report dated 1715 Aug. 5 by same on same, detailing the particular items of the premises and referring to two prior grants by Charles I. of 25 Feb. 1627–8 of coppices in Farming Woods to John, Lord Mordaunt, and of 23 July 1628 of timber in Farming Woods to Nicholas Pay in trust for Lord Westmorland and Lord Peterborough. King's Warrant Book XXVIII, pp. 177–80.
Same dated St. James's to William Clayton [Paymaster of the King's private pensions] to pay the annual pension of 40l. to Davis Harris for the use and benefit of Herman's children, otherwise called the children of Herman Vander Boogaert, which has been inserted on the Establishment of the King's pensions as to be paid to — La Fontaine for them but which has not been paid since the commencement of said Establishment by reason of the death of said La Fontaine. It is hereby to be paid from the commencement of the said Establishment. Ibid., p. 94.
Royal sign manual for 200l. to James Strong: as royal bounty. (Money warrant dated Feb. 19 hereon.) (Money order dated Feb. 19 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Feb. 25 hereon.) Ibid., p. 183. Order Book IX, p. 365. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 261.
Feb. 14.Same for 620l. to William, Lord Cadogan, Master of the Robes: as imprest and in satisfaction not only of his own salary or allowance as such, but also of all salaries and allowances whatsoever to the officers of the Robes from 1716 June 24 to Sept. 29: as by the Establishment of 1716 July 6. (Money warrant dated Feb. 19 hereon.) (Money order dated Feb. 19 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Feb. 25 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XXVIII, p. 184. Order Book IX, p. 365. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 261.
Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a new Commission for the Stamp Duties, the new Commissioners to be Sir Brocas Gardiner, Richard Pye, Thomas Warner, Nicholas Carew and John Schutz: with the salary of 400l. per an. each; in place of the present Commissioners, viz. the said Gardiner, Pye, Warner, Carew and Richard Houlditch. [The effect of this change is to substitute said Schutz for said Houlditch.] King's Warrant Book XXVIII, pp. 196–7.
Same to same for a same to appoint said Richard Houlditch to be Receiver General of the Stamp Duties as amply &c. as Henry Lyddell, Esq., deceased: with 500l. per an. salary. Ibid., p. 198.
Same to same for a same for an annuity, yearly rent or pension of 400l. to the Marquess of Tweeddale: as a mark of royal grace and favour. Ibid., p. 199.
Same to William Clayton to establish and pay an annual pension of 100l. to — Allix, widow of Dr. Allix. Ibid.
Treasury reference to Mr. Cholmley, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, of the petition of William Holloway shewing that there is some land near Lewisham in Kent which (by the boundaries mentioned in the writings of his own estate adjacent thereto) he apprehends to belong to the Crown; that some years past the neighbouring inhabitants have turned in their cattle, broke down the mounds &c., not knowing to whom the land belongs: that he is willing at his own charge to defend the Crown's title if a lease be granted him for 99 years terminable on three lives. Reference Book IX, p. 313.
Same to the Taxes Commissioners of the petition of William Cobbe proposing his securities, detailed in 2,600l. as Receiver General of Land Tax for Co. Cheshire. (Treasury warrant dated March 14 to the King's Remembrancer to take the said securities: Treasury commission dated March 14.) Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) II, pp. 206, 207, 208.
Royal warrant dated St. James's [to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland] to pay to Capt. George Carleton of Brigadier Tiffin's late Regiment of Foot his allowance of half pay for the intermediate time from 1711 March 25 to 1715 March 25; he happening to go abroad after 1711 March 25 and no certificates being returned on his behalf he was struck off the Establishment [of half pay], but was replaced thereon on the 25 March 1715; it being certified that he was not provided for in that interim by any commission or employment civil or military nor was on any Establishment of half pay. Out Letters (Ireland) X, p. 73.
Feb. 14.Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Treasury Lords and to the Barons of the Exchequer in Scotland to pay 50l. per an. salary each as from March 6 last to James Ramsay and John Sterling, who by warrants under the signet and sign manual of March 6 last were appointed to be two chaplains in ordinary in Scotland loco William Mitchell, who has been inserted for the like salary on the quarterly Civil List expense of Scotland to Lady day 1716, but who is hereby to receive no further payment thereon. Out Letters (North Britain) IV, p. 29.
Feb. 15.Letter of direction for 6,000l. to Henry, Earl of Lincoln, on the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Forces: out of loans remaining in the Exchequer on credit of Malt Duties anno 1716: and is intended to be paid over to Sir Mathew Decker pursuant to the royal warrant of the 10th inst. for what is due and owing from the King for the pay of the four Battalions of the Bishop of Munster's Troops taken into his Majesty's service: and is in part of 993,015l. 4s. 5d. voted for Guards and Garrisons anno 1716. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 260.
William Lowndes to same. The Treasury Lords direct you to raise 60,000l. by an absolute sale of tallies and orders in your hands on the Land Tax and Malt anno 1716: and to negotiate “the said loan”at 4 per cent. per an. interest: and to apply the money so raised to account of the pay of the Forces provided for in the abovesaid 993,015l. 4s. 5d.
£s.d.
In the margin:14,52373on Land Tax.
44,89812on Malt.
£59,4220
Ibid.
H. Walpole to the Surveyor General [of Crown Lands] and Auditor Jett to report on the enclosed representation [missing] from the town of Glaston for a further sum of 156l. to complete the repairs of his Majesty's almshouses and chapel there; as also a bill of particulars of the expense of the said 156l. and of the 150l. already paid. Out Letters (General) XXII, p. 163.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners enclosing a letter [missing] from William Popple, Secretary to the Commissioners for Trade and Plantations, desiring an account from the Customs Books of the exportation and importation of commodities as below. The Treasury Lords desire to know what time it will require to make out such accounts and the expense thereof in case my Lords direct the same: viz.
linens of all sorts: importation and re-export from Michaelmas 1697 to Xmas 1715.
linen yarn, raw: ditto.
silks wrought, raw and thrown: ditto.
Flax, rough: ditto.
Spanish wool: ditto.
Cochineal, potashes, paper, iron, whale fins, wines, oils, logwood, rice, sugar and tobacco: ditto. exports of lead, tin, leather, corn and fish: ditto.
exports of woollen goods for one year ended Xmas 1715.
Ibid., p. 164.
Feb. 15.H. Walpole to Mr. Popple. The Admiralty Lords have sent to the Treasury Lords the several letters enclosed [missing] concerning the great waste and destruction of the woods in New England so as it becomes difficult to secure there masts, yards and bow sprits for the Navy. The Treasury Lords desire you to lay same before the Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantations for them to propose measures for preventing so great and growing a mischief. Ibid.
Treasury order to the Customs Commissioners to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing:
(a) order of the King in Council dated St. James's Feb. 14 inst. signed by Robert Hales. Upon consideration of the present exigency of affairs it is ordered that the Treasury Lords and the Admiralty Lords give the necessary directions forthwith for laying forthwith an embargo on all ships and vessels in the river of Thames for the space of one week from the date hereof. Out Letters (Customs) XVI, p. 425.
Treasury reference to the Auditors of Imprests of the petition of John Smith and George Leslie, Deputy Chamberlains for Joining Tallies in the Exchequer Court, praying payment of 171l. 15s. 2d. representing their usual fee of 2s. per 1,000l. on 1,717,607l. 18s.d. of Customs money paid into the Exchequer by Henry Ferne, late Receiver General of Customs, between Xmas 1713 and Xmas 1714. Reference Book IX, p. 315.
Feb. 16.William Lowndes to Mr. Cracherode to report a true state of the case of Joseph Gardner, Thomas Nevill and Henry Steele, who have petitioned my Lords for a grant of the Crown's title to the estate of John Barnes, late Postmaster of Chichester, in order to reimburse them the sum of 544l. 1s. 2d. which they paid to the Receiver General of the Post Office in full discharge of said Barnes's debt. I enclose their petition, the order of the Exchequer Court and the inquisition relating to the said estate [all missing]. Out Letters (General) XXII, p. 165.
Feb. 18.Royal sign manual for 3,000l. to Sarah Duncombe late Sarah Slingsby, and a Maid of Honour to the late Queen Anne: as royal bounty for her marriage portion as usually given by the said late Queen. (Money warrant dated Feb. 19 hereon.) (Money order dated Feb. 20 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Feb. 25 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XXVIII, p. 196. Order Book IX, p. 366. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 261.
Money warrant for 400l. to John, Earl of Stair, Ambassador Extraordinary to France, for a bill of extraordinaries between 19 Sept. 1716 and 19 Dec. following in the said service. (Money order dated Feb. 20 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Feb. 25 hereon.)
Followed by: said bill, dated Paris 3 Feb. 1717 [new style]:
£s.d.
postage of letters as well from England as foreign parts20750
papers, pen and ink and other stationery wares94150
for newspapers and intelligence49120
given in gratuities to the King's messengers and other his Majesty's subjects passing this way5000
for correspondence and intelligence from the several towns and ports of France concerning the Pretender, the Rebels and their adherents in these parts6500
for two expresses sent to England3200
to Capt. Gardner sent express to London, 20 Louis d'or and to the person that went with him 26 guineas54124
for secret services 620 Louis d'or826134
£1,379178
Together with: Secretary P. Methuen's allowance dated Whitehall 9 Feb. 1716–17 of part of said bill: “I allow 400l. of this bill for three months pursuant to the Regulation [of Ambassadorial extraordinaries] and having laid the remainder amounting to 979l. 17s. 8d. before the King I do allow the same by his Majesty's special command.” Money Book XXV, p. 208. Order Book IX, p. 366. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 261.
Feb. 18.Money warrant for 25l. 5s. 2d. to Philip Bacon and William Trotman, late Receivers General of Taxes for Co. Suffolk; for so much overpaid by them on their accompt of the New and Additional Duties on Houses anno 1714.
Appending: certificate by Auditor Thomas Jett of said overpayment and that all the accounts of the said late Receivers are cleared and passed. (Money order dated Feb. 20 hereon.) Money Book XXV, p. 208. Order Book IX, p. 364.
Treasury warrant to the Auditor et al. of the Receipt to pay the annuity arising on a lost annuity order No. 2512 dated 1706 Oct. 8 in the name of Sir Joseph Jekyll for 50l. [on the Annuities as by 4–5 Anne, c. 18] out of Tonnage Duty, Coals, Excise &c. for 99 years. Order Book IX, p. 363.
Letter of direction for 12,557l. 1s. 1d. to Henry, Earl of Lincoln, on the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster General of the Forces: out of loans remaining in the Receipt of the Exchequer on Malt Duties anno 1716: and is intended to be applied to the services following: viz.
£s.d.
in further part of 993,015l. 4s. 5d. for Guards and Garrisons anno 1716.
upon account of the pay of said Guards,
Garrisons &c.
12,00000
in further part of 66,012l. 5s. 5d. voted for extraordinaries anno 1716.
to answer his Majesty's warrants to John Mulcaster dated 1716–17 Jan. 26 for subsistence of the rebel prisoners and pay of the Officers to take care of them and for Contingencies to 31 Dec. 1716
55711
£12,55711
Disposition Book XXIII, p. 261.
Feb. 18.William Lowndes to the Master of the Jewel Office. My Lords have received from you a copy of the indenture executed by Lord Bingley for plate delivered to him on his being nominated as Ambassador to Spain. Has he returned back to your Office the same specific plate which was delivered to him or what in the stead thereof? Out Letters (General) XXII, p. 165.
Same to the Attorney General. My Lords have read a report of Anthony Cracherode stating the event of the trial between the Crown and Walter Douglas, late Chief Governor of the Leeward Caribbee Islands. I enclose same together with said Douglas's petition and other papers [all missing] touching the salary which he alleges to be due to him from the time he left that Government to the day his commission was superseded. Please report a true state of the case. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the King's Remembrancer in the Exchequer of the petition of Richard Houldith [Houlditch], Esq., proposing his securities, detailed, in 4,000l. on being appointed Receiver General of the Stamp Duties loco Mr. Liddell, deceased: viz. himself and Sir William Scawen in 2,000l. each. Reference Book IX, p. 314.
Feb. 19.Royal letters patent constituting Joseph Gascoigne, Esq., to be Receiver General and Collector of the King's royal rents and revenues within our Island of Minorca: with the salary of 10s. a day to be detained in his hands [out of the receipts] as from 6 Dec. 1712, new style, being the date of the Duke of Argyll's commission to him when Governor of the said Island. King's Warrant Book XXVIII, p. 190.
Treasury warrant to the Auditor of the Receipt, the Clerk of the Pells &c. to pay the annuity due on a lost annuity order dated 1693 Sept. 28, No. 5361, for a 14l. per cent. annuity on the life of Mary Patridge. Order Book IX, p. 362.
William Lowndes to Mr. Popple to lay before the Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantations the enclosed letter [missing] from the Ordnance Board to the Treasury relating to money due to their Office on account of stores sent to the Leeward Islands and Barbados and praying payment thereof out of the Four and a Half per cent. Duty before they [the Ordnance] incur any new expense on that head. Out Letters (General) XXII, p. 164.
H. Walpole to the Customs Commissioners. The Treasury Lords direct you to permit Thomas Kennedy to be instructed at the water side in Customs affairs. Ibid., p. 166.
Same to Secretary Methuen. The King has thought fit to order 1,500l. to Sir James Abercrombie in full of all his pretensions and demands on account of his service at Dunkirk. I enclose the royal warrant for this [missing]. The Treasury Lords desire you to communicate this to Sir James and let him know (in case it be not already done) that his stay there will be no longer considered by his Majesty. Ibid.
William Lowndes to Mr. Johnstown. Lord Newbrough has presented to my Lords a memorial relating to the matter in dispute between him and you. My Lords have referred same to the Attorney General in order to his making a new report thereon. Out Letters (General) XXII, p. 166.
Feb. 19.H. Walpole to the Customs Commissioners enclosing a memorial [missing] of Major General Evans concerning the bringing over of 100 pairs of boots for his Regiment which [boots] was left in Ireland when they embarked for North Britain. You are to give such orders for passing them as has been usually done in like cases. Ibid., p. 167.
Treasury order to same to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing:
(a) order of the King in Council dated St. James's Feb. 18 taking off the embargo which was laid the 14th inst., ut supra, p. 149. Out Letters (Customs) XVI, p. 426.
Treasury warrant to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular of a house situate where the old Bowling Green was formerly used at Whitehall, in order to a reversionary lease thereof to Peircy Kirk.
Prefixing: said Surveyor's report on said Kirk's petition for same. The premises were granted to petitioner's late father by Charles II. 1682 Sept. 28. The house contains 18 feet by 45 foot and is worth at a rack rent 45l. per an. I advise a fine of 80l. for a 22 years' extension of term at the old rent of 10s. per an. Warrants not Relating to Money XXIV, p. 94.
Royal warrant dated St. James's for a letter to be passed under the privy seal of Scotland with consent of the Barons of the Exchequer there for appointing Colin Grahame of Drenie, during pleasure, to be Chamberlain and Collector of the rents and other casualties of the bishopric of Ross for the crop and year 1716 and all proceeding, rests [? rents] and in time coming, he to be bound to make just compt of the rents to be uplifted by him over and above the ministers' stipends, cess and other public burdens of the said bishopric which are to be paid by him when due: he to retain 1,000l. Scots for salary with such fees as have been usually allowed to Keepers of Girnells and others and his extraordinary charges in uplifting and transporting the said rents.
In the margin: this cancelled and another entered. See infra, under date 1717 July 16. Out Letters (North Britain) IV, pp. 30–2.
Treasury subscription for the execution of a warrant dated 1716–17 Jan. 29 from the Duke of Bolton, Lord Chamberlain of the Household to the Duke of Montagu [as Master of the Great Wardrobe] for the delivery to the Drum Major and four drummers of his Majesty's Household each a livery with his Majesty's cipher embroidered after the same manner and fashion as formerly. Lord Chamberlain's Warrant Book I, p. 29.
Feb. 20.Royal warrant to John How, late Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons, to pay 133l. 12s. 4d. to Sir Thomas Travell in consideration of the expense he was at in equipping his son who was Captain of Foot in the late Lord Paston's Regiment and died in Portugal; and also to satisfy the stoppages on his said son's personal pay by reason of the respits made on his Company. King's Warrant Book XXVIII, p. 183.
Feb. 20.Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal to revoke and determine the Duke of Argyll's pension of 2,000l. per an. granted him by the patent of 1715 July 20 on which he has been paid to Lady day last past “and the Commissioners of our Treasury did intimate by their warrant issued to our Exchequer for satisfying the said annuity to that time that no further payment was to be made thereupon in regard we had signified our pleasure to the said Duke to resume [take back to ourselves] the same.” (The privy seal hereon is dated Feb. 27.) Ibid., pp. 184–5.
Same to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Robert, Earl of Holderness, of the offices of Bailiff of the Franchise and Liberty of Richmond, Co. York, and Steward of the said Liberty, with power to return writs, &c., within the same; and the office of Steward of the Forest of Richmond and Master Keeper or Chief Keeper of the said Forest of Richmond; and also the office of Constable or Keeper of Middleham Castle, Co. York: with the fee of 50l. 6s. 4d. per an. payable out of the rents and profits of the premises: he having a grant of the premises from the late Queen which is become void by her decease. The present grant is to be for the lives of him and his two sons, George Schonburg D'Arcy (commonly called Lord D'Arcy) and Conyers D'Arcy, Esq. Ibid., p. 186.
Royal sign manual for 979l. 17s. 8d. to John, Earl of Stair, Ambassador Extraordinary to the most Christian King: without account: in satisfaction of the like sum by him disbursed by the King's direction and for his especial service. (Money order dated Feb. 25 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Feb. 25 hereon.) Ibid., p. 187. Order Book IX, p. 365. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 261.
Same for 500l. to Spencer Compton for 100 days from 7 Nov. 1716 to 15 Feb. inst. on his 5l. a day as Speaker of the House of Commons. (Money order dated Feb. 15 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Feb. 25 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XXVIII, p. 187. Order Book IX, p. 304. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 261.
Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Sir Isaac Rebow of the two lighthouses or beacons at or near the town of Harwich, Co. Essex, with power to take toll from every vessel passing same, to his own use and behoof without account: for and during the further term of 61 years from the expiry of his existing term therein: on the yearly rent of 5l. to the Crown: the late Queen having granted same to him for 31 years (after expiry of a grant of 61 years in the said premises granted by Charles II 1664 Dec. 24 to Sir William Batten) but with a reservation of one-eighth of the profits thereof to be reserved for William Batten, grandson to the said Sir William Batten. King's Warrant Book XXVIII, pp. 187–9.
Royal sign manual for 2,010l. to William Bromley as late Secretary of State: out of the Civil List arrears of the late Queen Anne: viz.
£s.d.
for 129 days 1714 March 25 to Aug. 1 on his 1,850l. per an. as a Principal Secretary of State65316
for 165 days 1714–15 Feb. 17 to Aug. 1 following on the allowance of 3,000l. per an. for secret services1,3563
(Money warrant dated Feb. 22 hereon.) (Money order dated Feb. 25 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Feb. 26 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XXVIII, p. 191. Order Book IX, p. 367. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 261.
Feb. 20.Royal warrant to the Auditors of Imprests to allow in account to Robert Walpole, as late Paymaster General of the Forces, the sum of 5,619l. 4s. 3d. paid by him to the Bank of England for interest of moneys borrowed and discounts on tallies sold.
Appending: accounts signed by Thomas Mercer for the Bank of England of the said interest and discounts.
£s.d.
(1) 1715 July 30 51,000l. cash lent [by the Bank] at 5 per cent.: interest for 26 days from July 30 to Aug. 251811210
Aug. 25 38,007l. 14s. 4d. lent more, making in all 89,007l. 14s. 4d.: 6 months' and 12 days' interest thereon to 8 March 1715–162,371101
paid in full 8 March 1715–162,553211
(2) 30 Sept. 1716 [sic for 1715] 60,000l. lent at 5 per cent.: interest thereon for 9 months and 33 days to [1716] Aug. 22,52147
[1716] Aug. 2 repaid 23,000l. of the principal by 23 tallies on Malt and 952l. 13s. 7d. for interest thereon [that is for interest accrued on the Malt tallies], leaving 36,047l. 6s. 5d. out of said principal sum of 60,000l.
19 Sept. [1716] 48 days' interest from [1716] Aug. 2 to Sept. 19 on the balance of 36,047l. 6s. 5d.
23705
19 Sept. repaid by 10 tallies on Malt 5,000l. with [accrued] interest thereon 233l. 8s. 4d.: making 5,233l. 8s. 4d. which deducted from 36,047l. 6s. 5d. leaves a balance of principal of 30,813l. 18s. 1d.
26 Sept. [1716] for 7 days' interest from 19 Sept. to 26 Sept. on 30,813l. 18s. 1d.
291011
26 Sept. repaid by 19 tallies on Malt 9,500l. with 450l. 15s. 6d. of accrued interest thereon, making 9,950l. 15s. 6d., thus reducing the principal to 20,863l. 2s. 7d.
Oct. 3. 7 days' interest on 20,863l. 2s. 7d.
2001
Oct. 3 repaid by 6 tallies on Malt 3,000l. with 144l. 13s. 0d. of accrued interest thereon, making 3,144l. 13s. 0d. and reducing the principal to 17,718l. 9s. 7d.
Oct. 10. for 7 days' interest on 17,718l. 9s. 7d.
16199
Oct. 10 repaid by 6 tallies on Malt 3,000l. with 146l. 19s. 0d. of accrued interest thereon, making 3,146l. 19s. 0d. which reduces the principal to 14,571l. 10s. 7d.
Oct. 17 for 7 days' interest on 14,571l. 10s. 7d.
13195
Oct. 17 repaid by 3 tallies on Malt 1,500l. with 74l. 12s. 6d. of accrued interest thereon, making 1,574l. 12s. 6d., which reduces the principal to 12,996l. 18s. 1d.
Oct. 24 for 7 days' interest on 12,996l. 18s. 1d.
1293
Oct. 24 repaid by 5 tallies on Malt 2,500l. with 126l. 1s. 8d. of accrued interest thereon, making 2,626l. 1s. 8d., which reduces the principal to 10,370l. 16s. 5d.
Oct. 31 for 7 days' interest on 10,370l. 16s. 5d.
91810
Oct. 31 repaid by 10 tallies on Malt 5,000l. with 256l. of accrued interest thereon, making 5,256l., which reduces the principal to 5,114l. 16s. 5d.
Nov. 7 for 7 days' interest on 5,114l. 16s. 5d.
4181
total interest2,86614
Nov. 7 repaid by 12 tallies on Malt 6,000l. with 311l. 16s. 0d., making 6,311l. 16s. 0d., which discharged the 5,114l. 16s. 5d. of principal and a further 1,196l. 19s. 7d. toward the interest1,196197
thus leaving interest due of1,66919
Nov. 14 repaid by 6 tallies on Malt 3,000l. with 158l. 4s. 0d. of accrued interest thereon3,15840
Nov. 21 repaid by 2 tallies on Malt 1,000l. with 53l. 10s. 0d. of accrued interest thereon1,053100
Dec. 12 repaid by 2 tallies on Malt 1,000l. with 55l. 16s. 0d. of accrued interest thereon1,055160
Dec. 29 repaid by 2 tallies on Malt 1,000l. with 57l. 13s. 4d. accrued interest thereon1,057134
£6,32534
£6,32534
which after deduction of 1,669l. 1s. 9d. for balance of interest due leaves 4,656l. 1s. 7d. due to Robert Walpole, Esq., which balance was paid to him [by the Bank of England] 21 Jan. 1716–17 as is certified by Thomas Mercer.
(3) Account of discount on tallies.
£s.d.
20,000l. orders and tallies on Malt anno 1715 [made out and] dated 20 July 1715 and numbered from 714 to 733 consecutively and payable after 355,895l. 9s. 11d. [charged on Malt], being for 1,000l. each: assigned [by said Walpole] as follows: viz.
1715 Aug. 18 to Mrs. Mary Humberstone, widow
15,00000
1715 Aug. 18 to Mr. James Humberstone and Collet5,00000
20,00000
to which add interest at 4 per cent. per an. [accrued thereon] from 20 July to 18 Aug., being 29 days63113
20,063113
deduct 1 per cent. allowed for discount20000
£19,863113
Pay Office, 18 Aug. 1715.
“I have this day adjusted and settled with the Right Honourable Robert Walpole, Esq., Paymaster General of his Majesty's Forces, the above accompt of 20,000l. Malt tallies of the year 1715 disposed of by direction from the Lords Commissioners of his Majesty's Treasury for the service of the public.”
Ja. Ruck & Co.
£s.d.
[In the above accounts
the two interest items are
2,553211
and2,86614
the discount item is20000
making total of£5,61943
as in the present warrant.] King's Warrant Book XXVIII, pp. 192–4.
Feb. 20.H. Walpole to the Customs Commissioners. Hasten your report on the petition of John Offley which was referred to you Nov. 29 last. You are to forbear making any application of the money levied on account of his debt until you have reported and received my Lords' pleasure thereupon. Out Letters (General) XXII, p. 166.
Treasury reference to Sir Edward Northey, Attorney General, of the memorial of Lord Newbrough shewing that Queen Anne gave him a grant of Sir Roger Strickland's estate in reversion of a former term granted therein by King William to one Mr. Johnston: that Mr. James Johnston, claiming under the said Mr. Johnston, has obtained a report from the Attorney General dated 3 July 1714 “now lying before your Lordships” and is attempting by virtue thereof to elude Lord Newbrough's grant: that his Lordship had no notice of the reference to the Attorney General, nor was ever summoned to attend him nor is any notice taken of his grant in the said report although Mr. Johnson well knew thereof, having opposed the passing thereof in all the Offices: therefore praying that said report may be referred back as being made ex parte. Reference Book IX, p. 314.
Treasury warrant to the Stamps Commissioners to employ John Griffith as one of the Inspectors of Stamp Duties loco John Edwards “whose deputation for that employment you are forthwith to supersede”. Warrants not Relating to Money XXIV, p. 95.
Royal commission to Andrew Kennedy, second son (secundo genitus) to Andrew Kennedy, late of Cloburn, to be Conservator of the Privileges of the Scottish nation in Belgium in place of his father, deceased: the grant to be for the sustentation of his mother, the relict of the said late Andrew. (Sealed at Edinburgh 1 March 1717. Written to the seal and Registrate 1 March 1717.) Out Letters (North Britain) IV, pp. 89–90.