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August 1712

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'Minute Book: August 1712', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 26: 1712 (1954), pp. 57-68. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=85947 Date accessed: 17 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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August 1712

Aug. 1.Present: ut supra.
The Treasurer of the Navy is called in. His memorial is read. [Thereupon my Lord Treasurer] ordered 16,123l. 3s. 11d. out of any money in the Exchequer of this year's funds: [and is intended for the following services]: viz.
£ s. d.
on the head of Wages.
to pay her Majesty's sloop the Drake to 1709 June 30, the time the Fleet is ordered to be paid 4,300 0 0
on the head of Ordinary.
for payment of the Kinsale and Harwich Yards for 1710 Xmas and 1711 Lady day quarters 3,220 0 0
on the head of Victualling.
for payment of the officers, labourers and workmen employed in the Victualling service at London, Portsmouth, Plymouth, Dover, Chatham and Harwich half a year's pay due at Lady day 1711 8,603 3 11
£16,123 3 11
Likewise ordered to the said Navy Treasurer
out of the like money 1,672l. 15s. 3d. (making with the above a total of 17,795l. 19s. 2d.) and is to satisfy a bill of charges relating to the execution of the Commission for taking subscriptions to the South Sea Stock.
Mr. Brydges [is] called in. His memorial is read concerning the clearings due to the several Regiments ordered to be reduced in Spain and Portugal. [Hereupon my Lord Treasurer] ordered that Mr. Brydges do make a memorial for so much as will redeem sufficient of proper tallies from the Bank as will satisfy the said clearings.
On reading his memorial for money for disbanding several Regiments in Flanders my Lord directs Mr. Brydges to take care that the 14 days' pay to be allowed the private men disbanded be paid only to such of them as are not immediately incorporated into other Regiments. Ibid., p. 246.
Aug. 5.Present: ut supra.
The Secretary at War is called in. His proposal of an Establishment for the Garrison of Dunkirk is read.
[Write a] letter to Mr. Watkins to enquire what bread was delivered to the Troops by the contractors to the time that orders were given by the Duke of Ormonde (or otherwise) not to deliver any more to the Foreign Troops that refused to obey the Duke of Ormonde.
[Write a] letter to the Board of Ordnance that they should take care in all cases that may offer to make what savings they can for the public by reductions or otherwise, and where occasion may require, that they make the proper representations to my Lord Treasurer for such directions as may be necessary for him to give in relation thereunto.
Mr. Brydges [is] called in. His memorial is read praying directions how the Foreign Troops [part of the Allied Forces and who are] prisoners in Spain are to be subsisted after the exchange of the British Troops [prisoners]. My Lord says they are to have a month's pay given them and the Queen is to be at no further charge [on that score].
[My Lord directs] 55,000l. to Mr. Brydges out of this year's funds to redeem 60,200l. in Malt tallies anno 1711 deposited with the Bank.
[My Lord directs] 18,187l. 9s. 5d. to the Treasurer of the Navy out of this year's funds [and is for the services following]: viz.
£ s. d.
on the head of Wages.
for answering the claims of ships lately paid at Chatham 10,000 0 0
for carrying on the Recalls [payable] in [the] Broad Street Office 6,000 0 0
on the head of Victualling.
for answering two thirds of the bills of exchange drawn from Canada on account of the late Expedition to Canada 1,248 1 7
on the head of Wages.
to be paid over to Sir Roger Mostyn, Treasurer and Paymaster of Marines:
for the Regiment of [Col. Henry] Holt 292 3 5
for the Regiment of [Col. Charles] Wills 126 10 8
for the Regiment of Lord Shannon 110 13 5
for the Regiment of Col. [Charles] Churchill 280 18 3
for the Regiment of Brigadier [Jacob] Borr 15 6 2
for the Regiment of Col. [Sir Harry] Goring 113 15 11
£18,187 9 5
Treasury Minute Book XIX, p. 247.
Aug. 6.Present: Lord Treasurer, Chancellor of the Exchequer.
The Customs Commissioners [are] called in. Their several reports and papers are read and minutes are taken thereon [and are endorsed thereon].
My Lord orders that the 6,000l. a week shall be continued to be issued to the Treasurer of the Navy for Recalls, till further order.
Mr. James Milner's proposal for supplying 40,000l. for her Majesty's service at Lisbon is read and agreed to as follows, viz. to supply as far as 40,000l., if required, in Lisbon, viz. by bills at 58 pence per milrei for 25,000l. (whereof 5,000l. at sight and 20,000l. at 30 days' sight): he to be paid [for same] in present money: and credit for 15,000l. on three principal houses at Lisbon by 5,000l. on each [of them] to supply that sum to Mr. Morrice and to be left to Mr. Morrice to agree the rate of exchange [for the 15,000l. return bills which the said three houses are to draw on Mr. Brydges for their own repayment]: that 20,000l. South Sea Stock be transferred to him in his own right as a security for the payment of the said 15,000l. bills which are to be drawn at 30 days' sight on the Honble. James Brydges. Esq. [as Paymaster of the Forces Abroad]. Ibid., p. 248.
Aug. 7.Present: ut supra.
Sir Thomas Frankland and Mr. Evelyn [the Postmasters General are] called in. Their reports and representations are read and minutes [are] taken thereupon [and are endorsed thereupon].
[My Lord orders a direction] letter [to the Auditor of the Receipt] to issue 25,000l. to Mr. Brydges out of this year's funds; to be by him paid over to Mr. Milner for so much by him given in bills on Lisbon at 5s. 8d. per milrei according to the agreement made with him yesterday.
[And a like] letter to issue 1,829l. 6s. 0d. more to same out of the like funds for services as follows, viz.:
£ s. d.
for subsistence of the non-commissioned Officers and private men of Col. Clayton's Regiment (which is to be disbanded), to wit for one month from 23 July 1712 and for 14 days more to carry them home 912 0 0
for 3s. to each non-commissioned Officer (except Serjeants) and private men for their swords 105 15 0
for subsistence &c. in like manner to [Brigadier Alexander] Grant's Regiment which is also to be disbanded 668 2 0
for subsistence of several non-commissioned [Officers] and men of Col. [William] Windress's Regiment which are to be reduced; to wit for 30 days from 23 July 1712 and 3s. to each non-commissioned Officer and private man for their swords 143 9 0
£1,829 6 0
Ibid., p. 249.
Aug. 8.Present: ut supra.
Mr. Auditor Harley, Mr. Borret and Mr. Sloper [are] called in. A memorial from Lady Katherine Jones is read relating to the late Earl of Ranelagh's accounts. Mr. Sloper is [by my Lord Treasurer] directed to bring a state of the case with respect to the personal estate of the said Earl by Tuesday next and then my Lord will refer it to the Attorney General.
Mr. Borret is [directed by my Lord Treasurer] to attend the Chancellor [of the Exchequer] for his warrant of extent against the executors of William Harbord, deceased, late Paymaster of the Forces in Ireland, and with a state of the supers contained in the said account.
[My Lord directs] 600l. to be paid to Mr. Sloper by the hands of Mr. Compton: for her Majesty's special service.
The Auditors of Imprests and Comptrollers of the Accounts of the Army are [directed by my Lord] to consider of proper instructions to be given to the person to be sent to New York for examining all accounts in those parts relating to the Canada Expedition.
A memorial of Sir John Lambert dated the 8th inst. is read about a remittance for Port Mahon and [likewise] one from Mr. Milner; and it appearing that Sir John's is a penny better for the public than Mr. Milner's my Lord agrees to the [proposal of the] former as follows, viz. to remit and give his bills payable in Port Mahon, 10,000l. in the month of October, 10,000l. in the month of November and 10,000l. in the month of December, making 30,000l. in all, at 56 pence sterling per dollar or piece of Eight, to be paid in pistolls computed at four pieces of Eight [per pistole] "as usual or the value of the same: [by way of repayment] your Lordship paying me in [ready] money at the delivery of my bills."
[Write a] letter to Mr. Milner to make a proposal on Tuesday morning next for remitting 50,000l. to Antwerp for the service of the Troops in the Low Countries, 25,000l. thereof at 15 days' date and 25,000l. at uso.
Send to the Commissioners for Stating the Debts of the Army, Sick and Wounded &c. [for their consideration and report] the papers of demand of the Commissioners for Sick and Wounded.
[Write a] letter to the Excise Commissioners to send an account of the number of houses that stain calico. Treasury Minute Book XIX, pp. 250–1.
Aug. 12.Present: Lord Treasurer, Chancellor of the Exchequer.
Lieut. Gen. Webb, Mr. Brydges and Mr. Lyn are called in. Lieut. Gen, Webb proposes that what recruits are to be sent to Dunkirk may most properly be sent from Portsmouth by sea because the place [Dunkirk] is very sickly and if the soldiers are to march from any distant places they will desert. My Lord [Treasurer] proposes that a General Officer do attend the Disbanding, one in the west and another in the north. The Lieut.-General thinks that will be proper. (The marginal entry of this minute is as follows: about sending recruits to Dunkirk and Disbanding in England.)
My Lord agrees, upon reading the Instructions for the said General Officers [relating to the Disbanding] that they [shall] have directions to cause drafts to be made out of the Regiments [which are] to be broke not exceeding 250 men each for recruits for the Garrison of Dunkirk and [for] the Army with the Duke of Ormonde in Flanders.
[My Lord directs] the arrear of the weekly sum to the Privy Purse to be paid to-morrow.
Mr. Milner [is] called in. His proposal for [furnishing exchange to the amount of] 50,000l. at Antwerp is read and also one from Mr. Pelts, and it appearing that Mr. Milner's is most for the advantage of the public my Lord agrees to it as follows, viz. to furnish bills on Antwerp for the service of her Majesty's Forces in Flanders, 10,000l. at two days' sight, 15,000l. at 20 days' date and 25,000l. at 30 days' date, making 50,000l. in all, at 10 guilders 10 stivers current money of Brabant, agio at 8⅓ per cent. [and by way of repayment to the said Milner] the value to be received here [in ready money] on delivery of the bills: the two first [lot of] bills for 25,000l. to be given to-night and the last for 25,000l. to be given on this day sevennight.
[My Lord directs the issue of] 9,815l. 3s. 8d. to the Treasurer of the Navy: out of any money of this year's funds; and to be paid over to Sir Roger Mostyn, Treasurer and Paymaster of the Marines, towards carrying on the subsistence of the Marines on shore to June 24 last according to the musters that have been taken of them.
[Likewise] 65,000l. to the said Treasurer of the Navy: out of the said funds: to be paid by 6,000l. a week in ten weeks and 5,000l. in the then next subsequent week: [and is] to carry on the Recalls and is to complete a memorial or demand from the said Treasurer of the Navy for 71,000l. for that service.
[My Lord likewise directs] 1,568l. 5s. 2d. to Mr. Howe, Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons: out of any money of this year's funds: and is for services as follows: viz.
£ s. d.
for clearing the non-commissioned Officers who are to be reduced out of the Regiments of [Percy] Kirke, [William] Seymour, [James] Wightman, [William] Breton and Mordaunt and those who are to be disbanded of [Sir Charles] Hotham's, [Thomas, Viscount] Windsor's and [Marquis de] Montandre's Regiments from 1711 Dec. 23 to Aug. 24 inst. 266 4 2
for 14 days' subsistence to all the non-commissioned Officers and private men of Hotham's, Windsor's and Montandre's Regiments, and 3s. apiece to all but the Serjeants for their swords, by way of bounty upon their disbanding 968 8 0
the like for the non-commissioned Officers and private men to be reduced out of the Regiments of Kirke, Seymour, Wightman, Breton and [Viscount] Mordaunt 333 13 0
£1,568 5 2
[My Lord orders a letter of direction for the] issues as follows to Mr. Brydges out of any money of this year's funds:
£ s. d.
in part of the 475,385l. 7s. 8¼d. [voted] for the war in Spain anno 1712: [and is for the following services viz.].
for the commissioned Officers of [Jasper] Clayton's Regiment for subsistence from 1712 July 23 to Aug. 23 inst. 356 10 0
for ditto [subsistence] for the commissioned and non-commissioned Officers of [Brigadier Alexander] Grant's Regiment 608 17 10
for ditto subsistence to 12 Companies of [William] Windress's Regiment 905 4 0
£1,870 11 10
in part of 243,020l. 17s. 6d. for extraordinaries of the war.
for Officers en second, being to be paid over to Capt. Alexander Lion in [Brigadier] Withers' Regiment: on account of his pay 91 10 0
in part of 589,839l. 17s. 4d. to make good the Deficiencies anno 1711.
for the pay of Capt. Lion to 22 Dec. 1711 167 0 0
in part of 1,324,728l. 18s. 7d. for the Forces in Flanders anno 1712.
to be paid over to James Milner in part of 50,000l. for the value in his bills on Antwerp given this day pursuant to the aforegoing agreement 25,000 0 0
£27,129 1 10
Treasury Minute Book XIX. pp. 252–3.
Aug. 13.Present. Lord Treasurer.
Mr. Cæsar, Treasurer of the Navy, [is] called in. His memorial is read and thereupon my Lord ordered the issue of 31,000l. to him for uses therein mentioned.
Mr. Merryll [is] called in. His memorial for half pay to the Officers of the Regiments of Brigadier [Hugh] Windham, Sir Cha. Hotham and the Marquis of Montandre [is read and thereupon my Lord] ordered 300l. upon account of half pay to the Officers of each of the said three Regiments, or in all 900l.
Mr. Sloper and Sir John Lambert [are] called in. My Lord orders 10,000l. to be issued to Mr. Brydges out of the money of this year's funds: and is to be paid over to Sir John Lambert for so much given by him in bills payable at Port Mahon in Oct. next at 56 pence per dollar according to his agreement of the 8th inst.: and the rest of the 30,000l. is to be remitted and paid for, to wit 10,000l. on the 13th Sept. and 10,000l. on the 13th Oct. next.
[My Lord orders a direction] letter for issuing 28,939l. 9s. 3½d. to the Treasurer of the Navy: out of the Lottery money: and is to be paid over to the Treasurer for Sick and Wounded to satisfy bills of exchange drawn on the Commissioners for Sick and Wounded from Lisbon, Gibraltar, Port Mahon, Jamaica, Malaga, Bilboa, Leghorn, Kinsale, Cork, Guernsey and Jersey: whereof three fifths is to be placed [charged] to the head of Wages and two fifths to the head of Victualling. Ibid., p. 254.
Aug. 14.Present: Lord Treasurer, Chancellor of the Exchequer.
Upon reading the demands of Mr. Howe's executors for his extraordinary disbursements as Envoy to Hanover, exceeding the Regulation [of ambassadorial extraordinaries], my Lord resolves that no consideration can be had of such demands till the ordinary and extraordinaries to the [whole body of the] foreign ministers within the Regulation are all paid.
Mr. Baker and Mr. Gosselin's representations are read and minutes [are] taken thereon [and are endorsed thereon]. Ibid., p. 255.
Aug. 19.Present: ut supra.
Mr. Brydges [is] called in. His memorial is read in relation to the Battalion of Ottingen. My Lord orders that Mr. Brydges do signify to his Deputy that he should pay them to the 23rd Aug. inst. but that her Majesty is to be at no further charge for the said Regiment. Signify this to Mr. Watkins and what Lord Strafford has written concerning it.
[Write to the Principal] Officers of the Works that there are divers of the Rolls or Records in Chancery to be now removed to the Tower and reposited there and that they do forthwith attend the Master of the Rolls to know what room will be necessary to be fitted up for their reception and to lay an estimate of the charge thereof before my Lord as soon as they can.
Write to Mr. Howe and the rest of the Commissioners for Chelsea Hospital to consider and lay before my Lord such a scheme for reducing the charge of the Invalids in such manner as may bring the same within the sum of 60,000l. voted by Parliament for them.
Sir Theodore Janssen is called in and his proposal for remitting 213,333⅓ Crowns to Turin is read as follows, viz. to give his bills for Turin payable at 60 days after date for 213,333⅓ Crowns of 82 sols each, money of Piedmont, at the rate of 57¾ [pence sterling] per Crown; to be [re]paid for the same in [ready] money "or if it be more acceptable to your Lordship out of the second payment of the Classical Lottery, hoping that in this last case your Lordship will please to give directions for my payment upon the delivery of my bills."
My Lord Treasurer agrees to this proposal in manner following, viz. that Sir Theodore do give his bills as is therein proposed on Friday next and shall thereupon have a direction for his [re]payment to be made on the 12th Sept. next out of the money of the Classis Adventure.
Send to Mr. Borrett the affidavits concerning Dr. Chase in relation to the killing her Majesty's venison in Windsor Forest and direct him to advise with the Attorney General about the effectual prosecuting of the said Chase.
The Treasurer of the Navy is called in. His memorial is read and thereon my Lord ordered issues [for services] as follows, viz. out of 35,445l. 10s. 2½d. of the Contributions on the Lottery Act anno 1712: together with 8,503l. 0s. 9½d. part of 8,637l. 8s. 5½d. remaining in his hands, making together 43,948l. 11s. 0d.: which sum is intended to be applied to the services following: viz.
£ s. d.
on the head of Wages.
for Flag Officers to the end of December last and half pay to the Captains and Lieutenants out of employment, to wit to the same time 15,948 11 0
on the head of Wear and Tear.
for Exchequer fees and other disbursements by the Treasurer of the Navy 3,000 0 0
on the head of Victualling.
for carrying on the new Course of the Victualling Office 20,000 0 0
for Short Allowance money 5,000 0 0
£43,948 11 0
[My Lord orders a direction] letter for issuing to Mr. Brydges [for services] as follows: out of the Lottery money: viz.
£ s. d.
in part of 475,385l. 7s. 8¼d. for the war in Spain anno 1712.
to be paid over to Sir John Lambert in satisfaction of a bill of exchange drawn on the said Brydges by Lieut. Col. Nevill on June 12 last and due the 12th inst., being for her Majesty's Forces prisoners in Spain 7,500 0 0
in part of 328,956l. 16s. 7d. for her Majesty's proportion of Subsidies to the Allies.
out of the Classis Adventure payable Sept. 12 next: and is to be paid over to Sir Theodore Janssen to answer the value in his bills on Turin which he is to give on Friday next, being payable 60 days after date, for 213,333⅓ Crowns of 82 sols each, money of Piedmont, at the rate of 57¾ [pence] per Crown: being for four months' subsidy to the Duke of Savoy from 3 Dec. 1711 to 3 April 1712 51,333 6 8
[My Lord likewise orders a direction] letter for issuing to Mr. Howe 55,330l. 13s. 9½d. out of Lottery money: for the several particulars in his memorial of this day's date. Treasury Minute Book XIX, pp. 256–7.
Aug. 20.Present: Lord Treasurer, Chancellor of the Exchequer.
The Customs Commissioners are called in. Their reports and presentments are read and minutes [are] taken thereon [and are endorsed thereon].
[Write a] letter to the Commissioners of Sick and Wounded for a state of the affair [cost &c] of the prisoners at war [enemy prisoners in Great Britain] and how the Cartell stands between us and France and what they know of one Capt. Dare who (my Lord is informed) was taken prisoner some time ago.
[Write a] letter to Mr. Atterbury to let my Lord know under what Regulation the Messengers of the Chamber are with respect to the letters and despatches they are sent with from time to time, to wit whether they have not directions to stay till the answers are despatched for them to bring back or what other rules they are [under order] to observe. Ibid., p. 258.
Aug. 21.Present: Lord Treasurer.
[My Lord directs a] warrant for half a year to Prince Charles of Denmark [on his annuity].
Mr. Cæsar, Treasurer of the Navy, is called in. His memorial is read. [Thereupon my Lord] ordered 95,000l. to him out of the Lottery money in the Exchequer, to wit 30,000l. this week, 30,000l. next week and 35,000l. in the subsequent week: to be applied to the following services: viz.
£
on the head of Wages.
to answer the claims of ships lately paid at Chatham, many of the men being turned over into other ships and not paid as they ought to have been 30,000
on the head of Wear and Tear.
for carrying on the new Course of the Navy 30,000
for bills of exchange 10,000
on the head of Victualling.
for the new Course of the Victualling Office 20,000
for Necessary Money [to the pursers] 5,000
£95,000
[My Lord] ordered [the issue] to Mr. Brydges of 25,000l. out of Lottery money: as in part of 1,324,728l. 18s. 7d. for the Forces in Flanders anno 1712: and is to be paid over to Mr. Milner to complete 50,000l. agreed to be remitted by him the 12th inst. in current money of Brabant at the rate of 10 guilders 10 stuyvers per pound sterling, agio at 8⅓ per cent. Ibid., p. 259.
Aug. 26.Present: Lord Treasurer, Chancellor of the Exchequer.
The Duke of Argyll comes in. The minute relating to remittances to Port Mahon is read. The Duke thinks the provision is not sufficient to carry that Garrison to the end of the year in regard the computation was made on a supposition that four Regiments only would be established for that Garrison: whereas his Grace thinks 'tis intended to have at least five Regiments there; and that it is absolutely necessary they should have a monthly provision always beforehand.
Mr. Brydges is [by my Lord Treasurer] directed to make a new state of the charge of that Garrison upon the foot mentioned by the Duke of Argyll and then my Lord will consider of making a further remittance to Port Mahon if it shall then appear to be needful.
[My Lord orders] 400l. to Mr. Drift: [to be paid on a royal warrant] [addressed] to Mr. Compton [the Paymaster of the Queen's bounties &c.].
Mr. John Bishop, bookbinder at Mr. Keteler's near the Seven Dials in St. Martin's Parish, attending pursuant to an advertisement in the Gazette, is called in and his proposal or discovery of frauds in waste of stores at the Excise and Customs in relation to selling the old books of their officers, is read. My Lord says he will cause enquiry to be made into the matter and then send to him again.
Mr. Brydges is called in. His memorials are read and minutes [are] taken thereon [and are margined or endorsed thereon].
Mr. Hawes [is] called in: and upon reading a memorial which he presented from the Treasurer of the Navy my Lord ordered the issue of 43,700l. [to the Navy Treasurer] out of the money of this year's funds: to be charged on the head of Wages and to be for easing the growing charge of the Navy, viz. for paying off and putting out of pay the Speedwell prize (6,000l.); the Cambridge (12,500l.); the Firm (3,300l.) and the Warspight (21,900l.), making in all the said 43,700l.
[Write to the Principal Officers of the Ordnance a] letter for repaying to the Board of Ordnance and their inferior officers the sums paid by them for the taxes on their respective salaries anno 1711.
[Likewise to the Navy Commissioners a like] letter for repaying to themselves and their clerks the sums by them paid for taxes on their salaries in 1710 and 1711.
[My Lord orders a direction] letter for issuing to Mr. Brydges, according to his memorial read this day, 5,641l. 15s. 5d. out of Lottery money in the Exchequer for the services following:
£ s. d.
in part of 475,385l. 7s. 8¼d. for the war in Spain.
on account of subsistence from 1711 Dec. 23 to 1712 June 23 to several Officers now in Britain belonging to the Regiments in Spain to enable them to proceed to their posts 4,483 5 4
in part of 196,452l. 14s. 10d. for the war in Portugal anno 1712.
on account of subsistence for the like period to several Officers now in Britain belonging to the Regiments in Portugal to enable them to proceed to their posts 1,158 10 1
£5,641 15 5
Treasury Minute Book XIX, pp. 260–1. Disposition Book XXII, p. 18.
Aug. 27.Present: Lord Treasurer.
Some papers are read and minutes [are] taken thereon [and are endorsed thereon].
[My Lord orders a direction] letter for issuing to Mr. Brydges 8,272l. 8s. out of Contributions in the Exchequer to the Lottery anno 1712: for services as follows: viz.
£ s. d.
in further part of 1,324,728l. 18s. 7d. for the charge of the Forces in Flanders anno 1712.
towards answering so much as shall appear to be due for her Majesty's share of the charge of maintaining the Battalion of Ottingen to the 23 August instant, from which time her Majesty will be at no further charge in relation to that Regiment 2,890 3 0
upon account for paying what shall appear to be due to the bread waggons, or such of them as the Duke of Ormonde shall have no occasion for, [to wit] to the time of their discharge 5,382 5 0
£8,272 8 0
[Write a] letter to Mr. Brydges that out of the 6,500l. tallies of loan dated 1 Sept. 1710 on the Candle Duty anno 1710 now remaining in his hands and out of the interest incurred thereupon to 23 Dec. 1710 he should pay as follows: viz.
£ s. d.
for clearings of subsistence to the Regiment of Lieut.-General Harvey 3,152 7
[for ditto] to the Regiment of Lord Strafford to the same time 3,524 19
£6,677 6 6
and that he should allow to the said Regiments the interest incurred on the said tallies since the said 23 Dec. 1710 in regard the said subsistence was due at that time and that the said tallies are now at a great discount.
Memorandum Mr. Brydges' memorial mentions that this arrear of subsistence was occasioned by these Regiments being taken prisoners so that their accompts could not be stated by the Deputy Paymaster in Spain.
[Write a] letter to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts transmitting the draft of a warrant prepared by the Secretary at War for the charging the revenues in Ireland with the pay of such Regiments, prisoners in Spain, as are to be transferred to that [Irish] Establishment: together with a computation made by Mr. Brydges of the sums due to the said Regiments both here and in Spain to the 23rd August inst.: all which they are desired to peruse and make such alterations or amendments thereunto as they shall think proper and report as soon as conveniently they can. Treasury Minute Book XIX, pp. 262–3.
Aug. 28.Present: ut supra.
The Board of Ordnance [are] called in. Upon reading their memorial my Lord orders 25,000l. to them out of Lottery money in the Exchequer: half for sea service and half for land service of the Ordnance.
[My Lord directs a] warrant to Mr. Compton for paying 660l. to Mr. Arthur in satisfaction of a bill of exchange drawn upon my Lord Treasurer by Mr. Prior from Paris for her Majesty's especial service. Ibid., p. 264.
Aug. 29.Present: ut supra.
Mr. Merryll [is] called in and presents a memorial from Mr. Howe [Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons] which is read, and thereupon my Lord orders 6,430l. 7s. 0d. [to be issued to the said Howe] out of money in the Exchequer of the Lottery anno 1712 [for the following services] viz.:
£ s. d.
for a year's clearings to Windsor's Regiment to 23 Dec. 1711 1,172 4 7
for the same year's clearings to Montandre's Regiment 1,809 7 7
for ditto to the Earl of Hyndford's Regiment 1,652 8
for ditto to Sir Charles Hotham's Regiment 1,796 6
£6,430 7 0
which is to be reckoned as part of the Deficiencies of the year 1711 provided for in the last Session of Parliament.
A memorial of Mr. Brydges of this day's date is read [and thereupon my Lord] ordered [the issue to him of] 550l. out of Lottery money in the Exchequer: [for the following services] viz.:
£ s. d.
for 30 days' subsistence of 250 men detached from Hotham's Regiment and of 150 men detached from each of the Regiments of Windsor and Montandre to recruit the Forces in the Low Countries and to be charged to the account of the Regiments to whom they shall be delivered 412 10 0
for half pay of a proper complement of commissioned Officers to command the said Detachments: for 30 days [half pay] 137 10 0
£550 0 0
Of the said two items the first is to be on account of or as in part of 1,324,728l. 18s. 7d. [for the charge of the Forces in Flanders anno 1712] and the second on account of or as in part of 243,020l. 17s. 6d. for extraordinaries [of the war anno 1712].
[Write a] letter to Mr. Watkins concerning the Battalion of Ottingen and concerning a demand of extraordinaries claimed by the Troops of Holsteyn. Treasury Minute Book XIX, p. 265.