Minute Book
January 1710

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'Minute Book: January 1710', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 24: 1710 (1952), pp. 1-5. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=85712 Date accessed: 25 July 2014.


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January 1710

1709–10,
Jan. 5.
Whitehall
Treasury
Chambers,
forenoon.
Present: Lord Treasurer [Lord Godolphin].
Mr. Brydges acquaints my Lord Treasurer that having attended the Bank in order to the borrowing some money for the extraordinary services represented [memorialised for] by him on the 29th Dec. last, upon [security of] a deposit of tallies on the General Mortgage anno 1709, they are willing to advance the sum of 25,000l. on the said deposit to enable him to satisfy bills of exchange, provided they may be repaid with interest after the rate of 6 per cent. per an. from the time of advancing to the time of repayment out of the first money to be paid into the Bank upon the intended Lottery or in Exchequer Bills within the space of two months from the time of advancing as aforesaid.
My Lord is pleased to agree thereunto. Treasury Minute Book XVII, p. 83.
Jan. 10,
forenoon.
Present: Lord Treasurer, Chancellor of the Exchequer.
[No entry of any minute.] Ibid., p. 84.
Jan. 11,
forenoon.
Present: Lord Treasurer.
Mr. Strickland and Mr. Clayton [are] called in and present to my Lord a form for the Lottery tickets, which is considered and approved of and delivered back to Mr. Strickland with a signification of the said approval signed by Mr. Lowndes. Ibid., p. 85.
Jan. 13,
forenoon.
Present: Lord Treasurer, Chancellor of the Exchequer [John Smith].
Thomas Madocks, Joshua Odams and William Stubbs are to be Receivers of the Lottery money in case the Bank will be security for them. Ibid., p. 86.
Jan. 14,
forenoon.
Present: ut supra.
[Letter of direction for] 1,000l. a week to Mr. Compton towards the [Queen's private] charities [payable] in his Office.
[Same for] 500l. a week to the [Great] Wardrobe from the 31st of this inst. January until 10,000l. be paid, Ibid., p. 87.
Jan. 16,
forenoon.
Present: ut supra.
Mr. Brydges having represented to my Lord Treasurer the pressing occasion there is for a sum of 30,000l. in further part of the particulars amounting to 70,000l. contained in his memorial of the 29th Dec. last (of which the Bank has already advanced 25,000l.), my Lord is pleased to agree that if the Bank will advance the said further sum of 30,000l. on a deposit of tallies on the General Mortgage anno 1709 they shall be repaid out of the first money to be paid into the Bank upon the intended Lottery or in Exchequer Bills within two months from the time of advancing, together with 6 per cent. per an. interest. The said 30,000l. is to be applied as follows: viz.
£s.d.
for bills of exchange drawn from Holland for the service of the Troops there15,00000
for horses lost by the English Horse and Dragoons in the Low Countries. This item is to be made good out of the savings of last year upon the Troops of Augmentation6,53000
for subsistence of the Officers and recruits here [in England] belonging to the Forces in Flanders6,79170
for subsistence to the 22nd inst. to the Regiments of Ilay and Breton now in England1,678130
£30,00000
My Lord Treasurer consents that Mr. Whitfield may upon his own credit raise 6,000l. for two thirds pay and other the immediate service of the Marines; and agrees to repay the same out of the first money coming in by the Lottery Act, with interest. Treasury Minute Book XVII, p. 88.
Jan. 18.Present: Lord Treasurer, Chancellor of the Exchequer.
[My Lord signs] a warrant for paying 1,730l. 5s. 0d. for the Duties of the Queen's wines and another for a non pros as to the Queen's part for the seizure of them. Ibid., p. 89.
Eodem die,
afternoon.
Present: ut supra.
The Gentlemen of the Bank [attend and are] called in. The draft of the commission for the Receivers of the Lottery money is read and approved. Ibid.
Jan. 20.Present: ut supra.
[My Lord Treasurer directs the] issue, out of contributions on the Lottery Act, of the following sums:
£s.d.
to the Navy Treasurer for three months on the Course and is in lieu of the like sum ordered 14 Dec. out of loans on the Land Tax142,56100
to ditto for three months' Victualling in the like manner133.85490
to the Transports Treasurer for three months on the Transports Office's Course in lieu of the like sum ordered Dec. 14 [last: this sum to be issued] out of loans on Land Tax44,083910
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance, half for land service and half for sea service: out of which 26,500l. [is to be paid] to the East India Company for saltpetre40,00000
to Mr. Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad, on the orders in his name for the services following: viz. in part of 234–974l. 10s. 10½d. for extraordinaries of the war as by the particulars in his memorial of the 10th inst135,169711
in part of 1,126,035l. 16s. 2d. for the Forces in Spain and Portugal as by the particulars in the memorial212,59017
in part of 220,000l. for the Troops of Augmentation as by the particulars in the said memorial44,246111¼
in part of 43,251l. 12s. 6d. for the 4,639 Saxons7,4980
in part of 9,269l. 16s. 6d. for Bothmar's Regiment3,20550
to the Treasurer of the Navy for Mr. Whitfeild, Paymaster of Marines, upon account for subsistence and two thirds pay6,00000
£769,207157
Ibid., p. 90.
Jan. 24,
forenoon.
Present: ut supra.
Letters [of direction] are read and approved for 206,863l. 16s. 5d. to be issued to Mr. Walpole [as Treasurer of the Navy]: out of loans on Land Tax anno 1710 to be made by said Walpole himself; and is for three months' Course to the Navy and Victualling when they [the orders for repayment of said loans] can be disposed of at par.
A letter [of direction] is read and approved for 26,444l. 8s. 10d. to Mr. Brydges [Paymaster General of the Forces Abroad]: out of loans to be made by Sir Theodore Janssen on the said fund [of Land Tax anno 1710 and is to be] for two months' subsidy to the Duke of Savoy.
A letter [of direction] is read and approved for 82,777l. 2s. 0d. to Mr. Micklethwayte [Treasurer and Paymaster of the Transports]: out of loans to be made by himself on credit of said fund [the Land Tax anno 1710]: without interest: and is intended to be applied to satisfy three months' Course to the Transports when they [the said Micklethwayte's Land Tax tallies] can be disposed of at par.
[Send a] letter to the Navy Commissioners that my Lord Treasurer having provided for the Course of the Navy and Victualling so far as the funds have hitherto permitted, he directs them to make and send to him an estimate of what may be necessary to be supplied to the head of Wages between this [day] and Midsummer next.
[My Lord signs a letter of direction for] 71,249l. 9s. 8d. to the Treasurer of the Navy for bills of exchange, necessary money and extraordinary necessary money of the Victualling: to be issued out of the Lottery money.
[My Lord reads] Mr. Medina's memorial for payment of the remainder of money due to him for extraordinaries of last year. [The payment thereof is] ordered out of tallies on the Land Tax.
[Send word to] Mr. Walpole to be here to-morrow morning and my Lord will speak to him about the memorial presented by Mr. Brydges in relation to Col. Windsor's Regiment.
Mr. Brydges is called in and his memorial is read. My Lord Treasurer directs him to attend again to-morrow morning when Mr. Walpole is here and that what papers are necessary to be considered when he is here be looked out against that time. Treasury Minute Book XVII, pp. 91–2.
Jan. 25,
forenoon.
Present: Lord Treasurer.
Mr. Howe's memorial is read for the extraordinary sums paid by him for the service of the war in the year 1709. My Lord Treasurer takes notice therein of an article of 2,013l. 6s. 8d. paid to Mr. Peter for small clothing for the Forces ordered to attend the Expedition. Mr. Walpole being present acquaints my Lord that they were sent to Spain with General Wills and were ordered to be delivered to the Commissary of the Queen's Stores [at any place] wherever he [Wills] should land. My Lord Treasurer [informs them that he] will speak with General Stanhope that care may be taken of them [the said clothing] for the Queen's account.
[My Lord signs a letter of direction for] 16,376l. 16s. 2d. to Mr. How [Paymaster of the Guards and Garrisons] for extraordinaries: [to be issued] out of the Lottery money: and for 3,000l. upon account to refund money advanced by Receivers of the Land Tax [towards recruiting &c.].
Mr. Brydges' memorial [for money for the Forces Abroad &c.] is read and orders are made [and endorsed] thereupon. Ibid., p. 93.
Jan. 27.Present: Lord Treasurer, Chancellor of the Exchequer.
[My Lord orders that] Quarter Master Anderson, who was taken prisoner at the battle of Almanza, is to be paid out of the fond for the said prisoners to wit during the time he remained a prisoner and two months longer: and that he be sent back to Spain to be provided for in his former post upon the first opportunity.
Mr. Walpole presents a memorial "from the Navy" [sic for money for the Navy], which being read several orders are [made and endorsed] thereupon. Ibid., p. 94.
Jan. 28.Present: Lord Treasurer.
My Lord Treasurer agrees that Mr. Carkesse be Secretary to the Customs Commissioners, but doth not think it a place to which the said Commissioners have any grounds [of right] to present. Desire the Commissioners to be here about this matter on Tuesday after noon.
The Commissioners of Sick and Wounded are called in and their memorial is read. Thereupon [my Lord] ordered [the issue to the Treasurer of the Navy for Thomas Savery, the Treasurer for Sick and Wounded, of five items as follows viz.] 329l. 0s. 4d., 7,000l.,1,567l. 13s. 7½d., 4,000l. and 4,000l.
Direct the Customs Commissioners to attend next Tuesday afternoon.
Direct the Victuallers to attend then about the salt remaining in the hands of the officers of the Customs in Scotland.
[Send a] letter to the [Principal] Officers of the Mint about [the] Trial of the Pyx of the Mint in Scotland.
Direct the Commissioners of the Transports to attend next Tuesday afternoon with Mr. Lloyd and Mr. Diamond. Ibid., p. 95.
Jan. 31,
forenoon.
Present: Lord Treasurer, Chancellor of the Exchequer.
[No entry of any minute.] Ibid., p. 96.
Eodem die,
afternoon.
Present: ut supra.
The Customs Commissioners are called in. Their papers are read and [my Lords' minutes of orders and] answers are [endorsed] upon them.
[My Lord signs a letter of direction for] 6,000l. to Mr. Tailer for [building at] Woodstock: [to be issued] out of loans on [the Queen's] tin. Ibid.