Minute Book
June 1711

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'Minute Book: June 1711', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 25: 1711 (1952), pp. 67-79. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=85829 Date accessed: 17 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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June 1711

June 4,
forenoon.
Treasury
Chambers,
Whitehall.
Present: Earl of Oxford, Lord Treasurer.
The Auditor of the Receipt comes in and the Surveyor General [of Crown Lands].
Ordered that the Auditors of Imprests and the Solicitor of the Treasury do attend the Attorney and Solicitor General and advise with them of the most effectual methods for making out the process of the Exchequer from time to time against accountants in default; and for execution of the same.
Mr. Bridges is called in with Mr. Sloper. He is to make a particular account showing how far the Forces have been paid on [at] the 1st June 1711 distinguishing the same under the several heads: and also an account what sums of money have been already received by him out of the funds of this year; with the particular services for which the same were issued.
His [Mr. Bridges'] memorial of this day's date is read containing a demand of 30,473l. 6s. 9d.: viz.
£s.d.
for subsisting Officers and recruits in Great Britain which are for the service of Spain: to wit from 23 Dec. last to the 22nd inst21,400711½
for the like for Officers and recruits for Portugal for the same time according to lists of the particular Regiments annexed to the said memorial9,07218
£30,47369
[My Lord] ordered 15,000l. in part of the above memorial: to be issued out of Lottery money as the same is or shall be paid into the Exchequer. Treasury Minute Book XIX, p. 1.
June 5.Present: Lord Treasurer.
My Lord orders that all petitions be delivered by the suitors to Mr. Glanville, the [Treasury] Clerk of the Petitions, who is to make an abstract of them and present them with the abstracts to be read on such day as shall be appointed in every week.
My Lord will appoint Edward Gibbon, Esq., to be a Receiver of any sum not exceeding 200,000l., part of the 2,000,000l. [under the Act 9 Anne, c. 16]. Mr. Samuel Sheppard and Mr. Richard Hoare will be his sureties.
[My Lord orders] Sir Gilbert Dolbin to be paid his Lent circuit fee of 100l.
[My Lord directs] 4,200l. to be paid to the Judges for their salaries last term and to the Masters in Chancery. Treasury Minute Book XIX, p. 2.
June 6.Present: Lord Treasurer, Robert Benson, Esq., Chancellor of the Exchequer.
Ordered that like directions be sent to the Solicitor of the Customs, Solicitor of Excise, Solicitor of the Post Office and other public offices of [revenue] receipt to attend the Auditors of Imprests to the Attorney and Solicitor General to advise about a method of making more effectual the Exchequer process from time to time against the accountants and other persons who owe anything to the Crown on those respective revenues; and for the execution of the same.
[Send] to the Commissioners of the Victualling to know what securities their Agents abroad have given and what methods are prescribed to them for drawing of bills and what cheques they [such agents] are under.
[Send] to the [Queen's] printers to be expeditious in printing the Act [9 Anne, c. 16] for the 2,000,000l.
[Send] to the Commissioners [Agents] for Taxes to be here to-morrow morning with all their reports and papers concerning the Receivers for the Land Tax [who are now] to be appointed.
Mr. Bridges is called in. His papers are read: one for 54,797l. 4s. 3¾d. [sic] to complete all services in the Low Countries (except subsistence and clearings) to 1st June 1711; another for 84,182l. more [for subsistence] to 23 June 1711. He is to make a demand for another month to 23 July. He is also to make a demand for offreckonings and clearings. In the first paper there is a demand of 110,635l. 5s. 2¾d. [sic] for the service of Spain to 1st June 1711, and in the other paper a demand of 17,814l. 18s. 7½d. for the service of Spain to 23 June 1711.
[Send] to the two Auditors of Imprests to consider and advise with the Attorney General and Solicitor General how the Establishment of the Forces for 1710 not being [duly] countersigned can be made a legal voucher.
A representation of Mr. Bridges relating to his accounts is read. Refer it to the Auditor [of Imprests].
[My Lord orders] 2,073l. 4s. 1d. to be paid on his [Bridges]] memorial for Officers en second and 552l. 10s. 8d. more for Staff Officers in Spain under the Duke of Argyll.
Mr. Granville [Secretary at War] comes in. Ibid., p. 3.
June 7.
forenoon.
Present Lord Treasurer, Chancellor of the Exchequer.
The Commissioners for bringing in the Arrears of Taxes [the Agents for Taxes] are called in. Their list of Receivers of the Land Tax is read and their certificate of what each Receiver is in arrear of the last year's Land Tax is considered in order to the appointing Receivers for the [Land Tax of the] present year: and the minutes [of my Lords' decision in each Receiver's case] are taken [and entered] upon the said list.
Lord Forbes is called in. His memorial is read wherein he offers that if her Majesty will please to order him 100l. in regard of the trouble and expense he has been at in relation to the two Genoese prize ships at Port Mahon, that the same shall be repaid out of his share when the said prizes shall be adjudged to the captors.
My Lord [Treasurer] desires that Lord Forbes will speak with the Envoy of Genoa in relation to the loan of 200,000l. which the claimers of the said prizes propose to lend and do use his [Forbes'] endeavours to induce him [the Envoy to engage the claimers] to comply therewith at an interest not exceeding 5 per cent. and for as long a time as may be and that his Lordship will please to be here to-morrow morning with the result.
Lord Forbes says he will comply with the Lord Treasurer's request and that the dollars are offered at 5s. 8d. sterling per dollar.
My Lord directs Mr. Brydges (who is present) to consider in the meantime of a method for making a deposit for the said 200,000l.
Mr. Milner [is] called in. He delivers two proposals for furnishing money at [or by bills of exchange on] Barcelona for the service of the Troops in Spain. The proposals are read. My Lord says he will consider of them. Mr. Milner withdraws.
Write to the [exchange] remitters to attend to-morrow morning with a proposal for 50,000l. to be remitted by to-morrow's post for the service of the Troops in Flanders. Ibid., p. 4.
June 8,
forenoon.
Present: ut supra.
[Send] to the Auditors [of Imprests] to hasten them in settling the account of Sir Henry Furnese's remittances.
Sir Theodore Janssen and partners [are called in and] offer a proposition dated this day and signed by the said Janssen, Sir John Lambert and John Mendez da Costa to give their bills on Amsterdam for 50,000l. at 2½ usance and on Antwerp at sight at the [exchange] rate of 10 guilders 10 stivers current money per pound sterling: [they in repayment] to be paid for the same [? in ready money] "at the time we deliver our bills."
My Lord Treasurer agrees thereto. Send a copy [of this proposal as agreed] to Mr. Bridges to whom they [the said remitters] are to deliver the bills: and direct them to give their bills [so as] to go by this night's post.
[Write] to my Lord Dartmouth desiring his Lordship to send hither the copies of all the Treaties which have been made for the [maintenance &c. of the] Foreign Forces now serving in Spain.
[My Lord orders that] the money remitted to Spain or drawn [by bills drawn] from thence is to be applied to the subsistence growing due from Dec. 23 last for the effective men of the Subject [British] Troops and the pay of the Established Staff [Officers; in the margin, Staff Officers of Foreign Forces] and for the pay of the Foreign Forces [there] so far as they are effective, including those lately embarked at Vado for so much [proportion of the total sum thereof] as the Queen is obliged to pay by treaty.
And Mr. Mead is to close the accounts of the several parts of the service there from the respective times to which he last paid them to the said 23 Dec. last and is to return over [despatch to England] as soon as possible an exact state thereof for such directions thereupon as my Lord Treasurer shall think proper [to give].
[Send] to Mr. Soley [Domenico Sauli], Resident of Geneva, that my Lord [struck through).
Mr. Borret is to attend the Secretary of State about _, a prisoner in custody, and desire that he may be committed to Newgate in order to be prosecuted and punished as far as the law will admit.
The Chamberlain of the City of London will bring an account upon Monday next in what particular hands the Land Tax money in arrear upon [the city of] London doth remain.
[My Lord orders] 20,000l. out of the Lottery money to be issued to Mr. How [Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons] in part of 42,981l. 18s. 7¼d. [demanded] in his memorial of this day to carry on to May 22 last the subsistence [of the Guards and Garrisons] and other services therein specified.
[Write] to Mr. Burchet [Secretary of the Admiralty] to send an account hither where the 8,000 Marines are that are part of the 40,000 men for the Navy. Treasury Minute Book XIX, p. 5.
June 9,
forenoon.
Present: Lord Treasurer.
His Lordship hath received the Queen's pleasure that no office of the Customs or any other office properly grantable during pleasure be granted for any larger estate therein [than for her Majesty's pleasure].
[My Lord directs the issue out of Civil List funds] of 1,000l. to Mr. Lowndes for secret service.
[My Lord orders] Edward Foley, Esq., to be Receiver of the leather Duty. Ibid., p. 6.
June 11,
forenoon.
Present: Lord Treasurer, Chancellor of the Exchequer.
Petitions are read and minutes [of my Lord's answer or decision respectively thereon] are [endorsed] upon them.
Several other papers are read. The minutes [of my Lord's decisions thereon] are [endorsed] on them.
Send to Mr. Blount and the [Four] Tellers [of the Receipt] and their clerks to attend to-morrow morning at ten o'clock about the receiving the [Contributions for the 2,000,000l. under the Act 9 Anne, c. 16]. Ibid., p. 7.
June 12,
forenoon.
Present: ut supra.
[My Lord orders] a warrant for the arrears [of salary due] to the Earl of Stamford as a Commissioner of Trade and to the late Earl of Rochester as Lord President [of the Council].
[My Lord] ordered [the issue of] 1,803l. 5s. 7d. on Mr. Bridges' memorial of the 4th inst. [this item being for Officers' widows].
The Tellers [of the Receipt] and their clerks are called in with Mr. Blunt. Ibid., p. 8.
June 13,
forenoon.
Present: ut supra.
The Tellers' clerks give security on their commission for receiving 807,000l. in part of the 2,000,000l.
My Lord read and approved the letters [of direction to the Exchequer for the issues] following: viz.
for 60,000l. to Mr. Brydges [for the Forces Abroad].
for 1,803l. 5s. 7d. to him for Officers' widows.
Mr. Merrell [as Deputy to John Howe, Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons] is called in. My Lord orders 22,981l. 18s. 7¼d. to complete 42,981l. 18s. 7¼d. [for Guards and Garrisons] on his [Merrell's] memorial of the 8th inst.: [to be issued] out of the 2,000,000l.
[My Lord directs the issue to Mr. Brydges of] 1,148l. 1s. 7½d. on his [Brydges or Sloper's] memorial of the 9th inst. as part of the 1,50,000l. voted for [the Forces in] Spain and Portugal [and is to be applied] for several Officers going over to Flanders; and Mr. Bridges is to take care that none of this sum be issued except to those that go: and this sum is to be paid in full of their clearings.
Mr. Granville [Secretary at War] is called in.
"The 12 Captains and 12 Lieutenants, French Officers, [who are] to be sent to Flanders for one of the two Regiments [now in process of] raising there, are to be taken out of the Officers which belonged to Count Nassau's Regiment: and if any of the number be wanting [they are] to be supplied out of the officers en second without sending for any from Ireland." (fn. 1)
[My Lord directs] 100,000l. to be issued to the Treasurer of the Navy for such uses as shall be directed [by my Lord]: to be issued out of contributions for the 2,000,000l. Lottery.
On a letter from the Navy Board of this day's date [my Lord orders the Navy Treasurer to apply] out of that sum 5,020l. for [seamen's] tickets and 6,000l. for [Navy] imprests and bills of exchange. Ibid., p. 9.
June 14.Present: ut supra.
A letter is read from Mr. Granville [Secretary at War] about a chaplain to the Garrison at Hull. It is [by my Lord] ordered to be considered when the augmentations proposed to Establishments shall be under consideration.
[My Lord orders that] the public moneys unappropriated and the overplus of funds [remaining] after all principal and interest [of loans thereon] are paid off or transferred, are to be applied towards discharging arrears of interest on the 4th and 5th General Mortgages. [See footnote, supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXIV, p. 85 footnote.]
A letter from the Navy Board of the 6th inst. is read. My Lord says he gave direction to the [Navy] Treasurer (who is the first Commissioner) that the [Navy] Board should proceed to the finishing of their contracts for plank and other stores; [my Lord] not doubting but that they'll take care to make the best bargains they can for the Queen's service. Send a copy of this minute to the Board.
The memorial of the Commissioners of Sick and Wounded is read. [My Lord orders his Secretary to] see what they have received out of this year's money [or supply].
[The Principal] Officers of the Ordnance are called in. The copy of their paper of demands on Mr. How and Mr. Bridges is to be sent to "them" and "they" are to acquaint my Lord in writing why the accounts with the Agents [? of the artificers] are not adjusted.
Send to Auditor Mainwaring for a state of Mr. Charles Bertie's final account [as former Treasurer and Paymaster of Ordnance].
"The account is in the [Treasury] Office."
The [Principal] Officers of the Ordnance will present a memorial in relation to the Commission now passed for fortifying the docks and buying land [at Chatham, Portsmouth and Harwich]: which [memorial] my Lord will lay before the Queen.
Mr. Bridges is called in. He presents a memorial relating to Mr. Morris's bills.
Mr. Bridges is to make a state of all the moneys he will charge upon Mr. Mead and Mr. Morris since they have been entrusted by him [as his deputies] and also the heads of such instructions as he thinks necessary to be given to such as the Queen will send [to inspect the accounts of the Army in Spain and Portugal] on the Address of the House of Commons. The same for the Commissaries of Provisions and Stores. The same for Mr. Chetwynd in Italy. The same for the Commissaries [of Stores, or of Musters] at Gibraltar and Port Mahon. Mr. Bridges is to present these things to my Lord as soon as they can possibly be prepared.
Send to Secretary St. John to send hither the treaties between the Duke of Marlborough and Prince Eugene for recruits for Catalonia, to wit for 2,000 men in October last, 500 in December and 500 more in May.
Prepare a warrant for payment of three months' interest on the fourth and fifth General Mortgage out of public moneys unappropriated (except the prize money) and out of the overpluses of such funds where the principal and interest [of loans borrowed thereon] are fully discharged [and paid off].
My Lord directs the following issues to Mr. Brydges [as Paymaster of the Forces Abroad]:
For Mr. Mead's bills (the last thereof due in March) 63,429l. 11s. 7½d.: to be paid thus: viz.
£s.d.
12,75393out of the second payment of the [9 Anne, c. 16] Lottery.
20,5174out of the third payment of the Lottery.
4,75000out of the fourth payment of the Lottery.
17,671121out of the first payment of the [South Sea] Annuities.
7,73756out of the third payment of the Annuities.
£63,42911
for Mr. Chetwynd's bills (the last thereof due the 9th of March) 135,431l. 19s. 10d.: to be paid thus: viz.
£s.d.
17,4311910out of the second payment of the Lottery.
6,90000out of the second payment of the Lottery.
22,766134out of the third payment of the Lottery.
6,73368out of the fourth payment of the Lottery.
25,00000out of the fourth payment of the Lottery.
7,60000out of the first payment of Annuities.
12,00000out of the second payment of Annuities.
12,00000out of the third payment of Annuities.
25,00000out of the fourth payment of Annuities.
£135,4311910
[My Lord orders that] the 20,000l. extraordinaries for Spain and Portugal [be apportioned thus, viz.] 17,000l. for Spain and 3,000l. for Portugal.
[Write] to my Lord Dartmouth that if he has any instructions for those Inspectors of the accounts of the Army in Spain and Portugal [who are] to go to Spain and Portugal that he will send them.
And [write] to the Commissioners of Victualling and the Board of Ordnance that they [similarly] consider and send the heads of such Instructions as they think necessary [for the said Inspectors] in relation to those Offices.
[My Lord orders] 280l. 16s. 8d. to [himself the] Lord Treasurer on his 1,600l. per an. as late Chancellor of the Exchequer from Lady day last to May 29 last. Treasury Minute Book XIX, pp. 10–11.
June 15.Present: Lord Treasurer, Chancellor of the Exchequer.
The Treasurer of the Navy is called in. He presents a memorial for 88,980l. [My Lord] thereon directs 27,512l. 19s. 11d. for [seamen's] wages and 33,165l. for Deptford and Woolwich Yards for 1710 Xmas and Lady day quarters: to be issued out of the 100,000l. ordered the 13th inst.
Write to the Commissioners of Victualling to send an account at what rates of exchange the bills for 33,165l. struck through and altered to 28,302l. 1s. 0d. mentioned in that [the above] memorial were drawn and to do the like when any other money is demanded upon bills of exchange.
[My Lord does] order further [issues as follows to the Navy Treasurer] upon an addition to the said memorial: viz.
£
for paying the pilots half a year to Lady day 1710: [to be charged] on the head of Wages10,100
for paying the necessary money and short allowance money [to be charged] on the head of Victualling10,000
[Write] to the Commissioners of the Navy, Commissioners of the Victualling, Commissioners of Transports and Principal Officers of the Ordnance to make out and transmit hither perfect lists of all the bills registered upon their respective courses, distinguishing them by their dates: also a list of all contracts actually signed for which bills are not issued; expressing [therein] the names of the contractors, the stores contracted for, the rates and the amount thereof; also what contracts are now [in process of] making for stores, victuals or provisions.
And [my Lord orders] that the Commissioners of the Navy prepare a list of all tickets made out for seamen's wages and the sums due thereon.
[Send] to the Sergeants at Arms to attend with the mace to-morrow morning. Ibid., p. 11.
June 18.Present: ut supra.
[Write] Sir Charles Hedges and Sir Isaac Newton to be here on Wednesday morning about the silver on board the two Genoese ships at Port Mahon.
[Send word to] Mr. Povey to attend here to-morrow morning.
[Send word to] Mr. Dodd to attend to-morrow morning in relation to the demands of Mr. Williams and Mr. Keigwin.
[Write] the Commissioners for bringing in Arrears of Taxes [the Agents for Taxes] to attend next Wednesday morning about the arrears [of assessments unpaid and] due for Whitehall.
Mr. Negus to attend at the same time.
[Write the] Commissioners of Transports to attend to-morrow morning with an account of the whole prime cost of the provisions put on board ship in February last for the Forces which were ordered to be sent to Flanders.
[Direct] Mr. Anstis to attend next Wednesday morning in relation to the records of the Queen's Bench &c.
[Send a] letter to Mr. Johnson [Clerk of the House of Lords] "to send hither the Records or papers of the House of Lords pursuant to their Address to her Majesty" [sic for to send hither a copy of the Lords' Address touching their records]. Treasury Minute Book XIX, p. 13.
June 19,
forenoon.
Present: Lord Treasurer, Chancellor of the Exchequer.
Desire the Auditors of Imprests to prepare Instructions [as far as relates to the method of their own Office] for the Commissioners who are to be sent into Spain upon the Address of the House of Commons [for inspecting the accounts of the Army in Spain and Portugal].
[Write] to the Commissioners of Sick and Wounded to be here on Friday morning.
The Treasurer of the Navy [is] called in. He states some doubts upon the Act [9 Anne, c. 15] for the South Sea Company relating to tickets [the subscribing of Navy seamen's tickets into the capital of said Company]. [My Lord Treasurer desires him or ? the Treasury Secretary to] state the case fully and reduce the same to points and [to] desire the opinion of the Attorney General and Solicitor General thereupon.
Mr. Hawes will prepare against Thursday an account of all the remains [of Navy moneys] in the hands of Mr. Walpole, late Treasurer [of the Navy].
[My Lord] ordered that the 10,000l. lately directed for short allowance money and necessary money be applied only to short allowance to seamen [actually] serving on board.
[My Lord] ordered 15,818l. 2s. 0d. (altered to 10,500l.) for the Captains' and Lieutenants' half pay (altered to the Flag Officers) at sea to Xmas 1710.
Mr. Bridges is called in. [My Lord] ordered 29,625l. on his [Bridges'] memorial for Sir Henry Furnese's bills: [to be issued] half in [ready] money, half in tallies on the General Mortgage anno 1710.
[Write] to Sir Theodore Janssen to be here on Thursday with a proposal to remit two months' subsidy to the Duke of Savoy to Oct. 3 next: but the clothing money is to be deducted.
The Commissioners of Transports are called in. My Lords direct them to go to the Commissioners of Victualling and treat with them about [taking back] the provisions and stores which were provided for carrying horse for Holland and are not spent.
Mr. Wadlow's memorial [is ordered] to be read to-morrow morning.
[Write] to the Commissioners of Wine Licences to attend on Friday. Ibid., p. 14.
June 20,
forenoon.
Present: Lord Treasurer.
[Write the] Commissioners of the Stamp Office to be here on Wednesday next about the [stamping] dies: and all proposals about stamping dies are to be sent to them in the mean time.
The Commissioners [Agents] of Taxes are called in. Their papers are read and the minutes [of my Lords' decisions thereon] are [endorsed] upon them.
The Agents will take care that process [issue] against Mr. Cooper for his arrear.
Mr. Negus is called in. He is desired with the other [Assessment] Commissioners for Whitehall to consider and propose by what ways the great arrears of Land Tax on the [royal] Household may best be answered.
[Write] to the Navy Commissioners and Victualling Commissioners to attend to-morrow morning about complaints of Sir John Leake or other officers concerning grievances complained of by the seamen.
Acquaint Mr. Burchet [Secretary of the Admiralty] of the 10,000l. ordered yesterday for short allowance money.
[My Lord directs the issue out of Civil List moneys of] a quarter to the Treasurer of the Chamber.
Get a copy of the commission of the first year of William and Mary to Lord Devonshire, Lord Peterborough and others for Inspecting the Forces.
The Irish papers [are ordered] to be ready to-morrow morning. Ibid., p. 15.
June 21.Present: ut supra.
The Queen having signed a warrant for 40l. a year to Eliz. and Mary Boucher doth direct that Mr. Compton make no payment of that pension till it be made appear that they are bred Protestants.
The Navy Commissioners and Victualling Commissioners are called in. [My Lord orders that] the Victualling Commissioners are to send an estimate how much is due for short allowance money to seamen serving on board the Fleet and how much for short allowance on the Recalls. As to the flesh holding but half the weight when boiled, the Victualling Commissioners have writ to Sir John Leake to know from what port it came.
The [Principal] Officers of the Ordnance [are] called in. They are [ordered] to lay before my Lord a list of all their tallies [in the hands of the Treasurer of the Ordnance] with the [discount] rates at which they may be disposed. [My Lord orders] 20,000l. to be issued to the [Treasurer of the] Ordnance, half thereof for land service and half for sea service of the Office of Ordnance.
The Governor, Deputy Governor and others of the Africa Company are called in. They desire to have the Queen's mandatory letter to the Attorney General to enter a cessat processus upon the extent against them in aid of Mr. Albert. [After my Lord's discoursing them] they [tell him they] will advise with the Attorney General about this.
[Write] to the Commissioners of Victualling to send my Lord an answer in writing how [it is that] bills from Jamaica come to be sent to them at a price so much to the Queen's disadvantage.
[My Lord directs the Exchequer to] issue 15,508l. 14s. 4d. to the Treasurer of the Navy to pay bills of exchange on the head of the Victualling.
Memorandum: to lay before the Queen the warrant for the grant of the First Fruits and Twentieth Parts in Ireland for the benefit of the poor clergy there.
A bundle of papers relating to Ireland is read and the minutes [of my Lord's decisions] are [endorsed] upon them and [also] in the margin of a list thereof. Ibid., p. 16.
June 22,
forenoon.
Present: Lord Treasurer.
[Send] to the Attorney General and Sir Nathaniel Lloyd to consider and report how an agreement with Monsieur Sauli concerning the two Genoese ships at Port Mahon may be made practicable.
Mr. Bridges is called in.
Sir John Lambert, Sir Theodore Janssen and Mr. Samuel Sheppard offer a proposal dated June 21 [for an exchange remittance] as follows viz. to give their bills for 100,000l. on Amsterdam at 2½ usance and on Antwerp at sight at the exchange rate of 10 guilders 11 stivers current money per pound sterling: [they in repayment] to be paid for the same in [ready] money at the time of delivery of the bills.
My Lord Treasurer on the Queen's behalf agrees to this proposition.
Another proposal dated June 21 by Sir Theodore Janssen and Sir John Lambert is read and agreed to as follows, viz. to give their bills on Turin for 106,666 2/3 Crowns of 82 sols each, money of Piedmont (being for an ordinary [instalment of] subsidy to the Duke of Savoy), at 60 days after date at the exchange rate of 57¾ pence sterling per Crown [they the proposers] to be repaid in [ready] money on the delivery of the bills.
My Lord on her Majesty's behalf agrees to this proposal with this alteration, that out of the sum of 25,666l. 13s. 4d., being the value of the said 106,666 2/3 Crowns, there be deducted 5,323l. for the clothiers and that the bills be given only for the remainder; and that the said 5,323l. be satisfied [direct to the clothiers and debited to the account of the said subsidy] when it [the account for the said 5,323l.] becomes due.
A proposal dated this day and made and signed by James Milner is presented to my Lord offering to supply 25,000l. in Barcelona at 4s. 8d. per piece of Eight, he giving his bills at sight and [by way of repayment he] to be paid 5,000l. out of the first payment of the Scheme of Classes [of the Lottery Act 9 Anne, c. 16], 10,000l. out of the second like payment and 10,000l. out of the third like payment.
My Lord Treasurer agrees to this proposition and [orders that] Mr. Brydges is to make a demand for the application thereof.
Mr. Milner desires by a memorial read this day that his bills drawn by Mr. Morice amounting to 32,800l. may be satisfied as follows, viz. 11,000l. in [ready] money; 10,800l. in South Sea Stock; 6,500l. out of last year's Land Tax tallies in the hands of Mr. Brydges with interest [thereon] from 19 Nov. last; 4,500l. (making the total of 32,800l.) out of the like Land Tax tallies with interest [thereon] from 19 Feb. last.
My Lord [thereupon] orders that out of any money in the Exchequer of this year's funds 11,000l. be issued to Mr. Brydges to be paid to the said Milner in part of the said 32,800l.: and [my Lord] will consider of the other part of Milner's memorial in regard he demands interest on the Land Tax tallies with a great retrospect "which was not mentioned in his last proposal for these bills." Treasury Minute Book XIX, pp. 17–18.
June 25,
forenoon.
Present: ut supra.
Petitions are read and the Minutes [of my Lords' decisions thereon] are [endorsed] upon them. Ibid., p. 19.
June 26.Present: ut supra.
[Write] to the Commissioners of the Revenue in Ireland to inform themselves and my Lord as soon as they can what the Aulnage Duties in Ireland have made for seven years last past and what benefit is like to accrue to the Crown if her Majesty should buy in the remaining term.
Mr. Gibbon having proposed to give a bill for 40,000 dollars for [on] Barcelona payable at 10 or 15 days' sight, my Lord desires him to be here to-morrow to fix the rate of exchange.
[Send] to Mr. Bridges to certify to my Lord by Thursday morning what tallies and orders are in his hands which may properly be a security for the sum of 200,000l. which is to be taken as a loan out of the Genoese ships. Ibid., p. 20.
June 27,
forenoon.
Present: ut supra.
Mr. Gibbon [is] called in [and informs my Lord that] he will furnish the 40,000 dollars at Barcelona at 55 pence sterling per dollar.
Mr. Baker and Mr. Gosslin [are called in. My Lord orders that] they are to lay before him the present state of the arrears of prizes and the demands [charged] thereupon. They are to take care on her Majesty's behalf when the appeal concerning the galleon taken by Admiral Wager is to be heard and determined and [they are to see] that counsel be heard for the Queen.
The Commissioners of Hackney Coaches will be here to-morrow at two o'clock about licensing chairs.
Send Mr. Roos's devices for stamps [dies] for the new [Stamp] Duties (which were brought here by the [Stamps] Commissioners) back to the said Commissioners and [let them know] that my Lord has no objection to them.
Direct the [Stamps] Commissioners to attend on Friday morning with presentments of such matters as they think necessary for the Queen's service. Ibid., p. 21.
June 28.Present: ut supra.
Mr. Granville and Mr. Merrel are called in.
[My Lord] read the heads of an Establishment for Guards and Garrisons for the year 1711 amounting to 540,641l. 12s. 8¾d., being for 17,920 men. Comparing the same with that for the year 1710 there is a net decrease of 4,276l. 11s. 8d.
[My Lord] read the draft of an Establishment for 1,500 Invalids according to which there will be an extraordinary charge of 5,245l. 4s. 6d. a year for 1,500 men.
Mr. Merrell is [ordered] to lay before my Lord a particular account of all the extraordinary charges relating to the Guards and Garrisons for the year 1710.
Mr. Cesar [Navy Treasurer is] called in. His memorial of the 26th inst. is read and several sums are ordered upon it.
Mr. Granville and Mr. Bridges are called in.
[My Lord] read the heads of an Establishment for the 40,000 men for the year 1711 amounting to 918,742l. 7s. 8d., which is 349l. 15s. 10d. less than the Establishment for them last year.
[His Lordship likewise] read the heads of an Establishment for half the 20,000 men in Flanders amounting to 177,511l, 3s. 6d. [the other half Establishment for same being to fall on the Dutch]; and for 2,000 Palatines amounting to 34,251l. 13s. 4d.: and for 2,319 Saxons amounting to 43,251l. 12s. 6d.: and for Bothmar's Regiment amounting to 9,269l. 16s. 6d.: which [amounts] are the same as last year and equal to the sums given [by Parliament] for them.
[His Lordship likewise read] the heads of an Establishment for 10,609 Troops of Augmentation for which 220,000l. was voted [by the House], but the surplus thereof above the necessary expense was abated out of the Estimate for Extraordinaries.
Mr. Bridges is [ordered] to lay before my Lord a particular account of all the extra charges relating to the Forces in his pay for the year 1711.
Memorandum to insert in the Instructions [for the Commissioners going to Spain to inspect the accounts of the Forces in Spain and Portugal that they are] to take an account of the numbers [of prisoners] taken at Brihuega and what Officers or soldiers belonging to those Regiments were not with them.
[Write] to the Secretary at War and Mr. Bridges to come again to-morrow.
[Write] the Secretary at War to give an account of the state of the Regiments now in Britain. [This minute is in Treasurer Oxford's handwriting.]
The Commissioners of Hackney Coaches are called in. They say they have resolved to give licences for Hackney Chairs to none but such chairmen as bring certificates from the parish officers; and [that they the Commissioners] have reserved about 14 [licences] for widows [of chairmen] and think their [the widows'] number will hardly arrive to 14.
My Lord cautions the Commissioners to be very careful in granting these licences. They are to give my Lord an account what Hackney coachmen drive upon their own licences and what number of licences are let [sub-let].
[Send] to Mr. Popple to send my Lord an account (so far as can be from the papers in his office) upon what terms the [poor] Palatines were sent to New York.
[Send] to Mr. Whitfield [the Paymaster of Marines] to attend to-morrow morning. Treasury Minute Book XIX, pp. 22–3.
June 29,
forenoon.
Present: Lord Treasurer.
[My Lord directs the issue of] 1,000l. to Mr. Lowndes for secret service.
The Commissioners for Hackney Coaches [are] called in. My Lord desires them to send to the officers of the [respective or relative] parish to certify who are ancient chairmen and to take recommendations from them only of persons intended to be licensed by the Act [9 Anne, c. 16]; and to lay a list before my Lord of the whole number [of licencees] with their respective ages.
The Commissioners for Stamp Duties are called in. They are [told by my Lord] to consult the Attorney General and Solicitor General whether the invention of Mr. Charles Bridges is practicable with respect to the present statutes concerning those Duties: and they will further consider the devices of Mr. Rolls and Mr. Bull for making the new dies.
Their memorial of the 28th inst. is read. Write to Baron Scrope [as to same] so far as it concerns Scotland.
Mr. Sloper and Mr. Lyn are called in.
Mr. Granville [Secretary at War] comes in.
A memorial relating to the Establishment for [the Forces in] Spain and Portugal for the year 1711 is read. The last paragraph is [ordered by my Lord Treasurer] to be sent to Lord Dartmouth to receive the Queen's pleasure as to restoring the Regiments, therein mentioned, to Ireland.
Mr. Granville says my Lord Barrymore is willing that his Regiment may be broke to fill up the other Regiments.
The heads of an Establishment for the Forces in Portugal and elsewhere for 1711 are read. The total of the numbers of men is 15,772 and of the money is 383,745l. 18s. 4d. It exceeds the Establishment for 1710 by 24,786l. 10s. 10d.
The heads of an Establishment for the Forces in Spain for 1711 are read.
[Write] to the Secretary of State for the Treaties for all the German Troops now in Spain [which in any way prescribe] for their pay or any other matters.
On the [paper of the] heads of the Establishment for Spain my Lord observes that it contains several increases above that for the year 1710: which [increases he orders] are to be laid before the Queen. The number [of men] for Spain make 42,242, [the estimate for] which amounts to 1,079,999l. 4s. 1d. for their pay.
A memorial is read relating to the Regiments of French deserters [which Regiments] are to be formed in Flanders. [My Lord orders Mr. Lowndes to] make an abstract of it to be laid before the Queen.
The draft of an Establishment for the same [Regiments of French deserters] is also read and [is ordered] to be laid before the Queen.
The memorial of Major General Wroth is to be laid before the Queen, but Mr. Granville will first make a report of [on] it.
[My Lord] ordered 2,500l. to Gregory King (named by the Commissioners of Accounts): [to be issued to him] without account: [and to be] for clerks and other [incident] charges [of the said Commissioners].
Sir Solomon de Medina and Mr. Sloper are called in. Sir Solomon's answer is to be sent to Mr. Bridges who is to consult the Auditor and make report.
Upon Mr. Whitfield's memorial [my Lord directs the Navy Commissioners to assign] 10,000l. [to Mr. Whitfield] out of Navy money in the hands of the Navy Treasurer: and is for the Marines. Ibid., pp. 24–5.

Footnotes

1 This is undoubtedly meant as a Treasury minute, i.e. as an order by the Lord Treasurer. But the actual substantive part of the order dealing probably with the pay of the said Officers is not expressed, by reason of the hurried and abbreviated form of the entry. The mere details of army appointments as here were not within the competence of the Lord Treasurer.