Minute Book
April 1713

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William A. Shaw and F. H. Slingsby (editors)

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1955

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'Minute Book: April 1713', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 27: 1713 (1955), pp. 23-27. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=86049 Date accessed: 27 August 2014.


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April 1713

April 1.
St. James's.
Present: Lord Treasurer.
[Write] Mr. Merryll to attend to-morrow at 12 o'clock with a memorial for a month's subsistence to the Guards and Garrisons.
[My Lord] directed [the following issues] out of Civil List moneys: viz. to £
Mr. Scobell to pay for tin 3,000
the Keeper of the Privy Purse 500
the Earl of Strafford, 100l. on his [Ambassadorial] ordinary and 200l. on his extraordinaries 300
the Bishop of Bristol [Dr. John Robinson, Lord Privy Seal] on his [Ambassadorial] extraordinaries 300
the Earl of Peterborough 300
Baron Scrope 250
£4,650
Ibid., p. 67.
1713.
April 2.
St. James's.
Present: Lord Treasurer, Chancellor of the Exchequer.
My Lord Treasurer directs Mr. Merryll, for Mr. Howe [the Paymaster General of Guards and Garrisons], to go to the Bank and desire them to lend 10,000l. on [the security of] tallies for 10,800l. on the Malt Duties anno 1712: and if they will lend the same my Lord agrees on her Majesty's behalf that they shall be repaid in two months with 6 per cent. interest from the day of advancing same.
[Write] to the Auditor of the Duchy of Cornwall to send a state of the Duchy [revenue] accounts [as they lie] before him. Treasury Minute Book XX, p. 68.
April 4.
St. James's.
Present: ut supra.
[Write] to Mr. Savery to attend on Tuesday with an account of all the money and effects in his hands [as Paymaster of Sick and Wounded].
[Write] to Mr. Herbert and Mr. Adams to be here then.
[Write] to the Customs Commissioners and the Attorney General and Solicitor General to attend on Tuesday morning “upon matters relating to the commerce [Treaty with France].”
[Write] to the Commissioners of Transports to send to my Lord by Tuesday next an account of the number and names of the transport ships now with Sir John Jennings in the Straits and of their respective burthens or tonnage, with the monthly charge they are to the public. Ibid., p. 69.
April 7.
Treasury Chambers, Whitehall.
Present: ut supra.
Mr. Herbert and Mr. Adams with Mr. Savery are called in. Savery says that of the 2,859l. mentioned in their letter of the 4th inst. he has paid 2,100l. and would keep the remaining 700l. till he has made up his account, but owns there is 700l. in his hands which was directed to discharge bills from Antigua. He says there is more due to him for salaries and contingencies: [by my Lord's direction] he will pay the remaining 759l. 1s. 3d. to satisfy the bills as directed; and whatsoever claims he has on the Commissioners [of Sick and Wounded] they are to put them in writing and my Lord will readily hear and determine the same.
As to the 531l. 8s. 2d. in South Sea Stock received by him [Savery] at Michaelmas 1711 and due to Mr. Clutterbuck, late Marshal of Southampton, Mr. Savery will deliver this stock with the dividends thereupon to Mr. Clutterbuck.
As to the 23,836l. in South Sea Stock lately directed, Mr. Savery will pay the same according to such directions as he shall receive from the present [Sick and Wounded] Commissioners.
The Customs Commissioners are called in. The 9th Article of the Treaty with France is read. [My Lord directs that] the Commissioners are to state all the prohibitions on French goods in [force in] England since 1664; and also to state what Duties are now chargeable on the same kinds of goods imported from any other foreign parts. Ibid., p. 70.
April 8.
St. James's.
Present: ut supra.
Issue to Mr. How out of money [arrears] of the twelfth 4s. Aid the sum of 1,508l. upon the order for the Guards [and Garrisons].
[Write] to the Office of Works to fit up the Guard Rooms at Hampton Court. Ibid., p. 71.
April 13.
Treasury Chambers, Whitehall.
Present: ut supra.
[Write to] the Victualling Commissioners to attend to-morrow at 11 of the clock about supplying the Garrison of Placentia with the necessary provisions. The memorial from Sir William Windham [Secretary at War] relating thereto is to be then read and considered.
[My Lord orders] Mr. Brydges to pay subsistence to the Dragoons [still] in Portugal till [the day] they go on board. Ibid., p. 72.
April 15.
St. James's.
Present: ut supra.
[My Lord] ordered [issues as follows] out of the Civil List money in the Exchequer: viz. to
£
Mr. Scobell for [purchase of] tin, being three weeks in arrear 6,000
the Keeper of the Privy Purse, two weeks 1,000
the Earl of Strafford [on his Ambassadorial ordinary] 300
the Earl of Peterborough 300
the Bishop of Bristol [Dr. John Robinson, Lord Privy Seal] [on his ordinary as Ambassador &c. to Utrecht] 300
the Duke of Montrose 2,000
Sir David Nairn 500
Mr Baker for presents to [Deys of] Algiers and Morocco 520
her Majesty's goldsmith 1,000
Mr. Compton for the Duke of Athol 700
ditto for James Cranfeild 400
ditto for James Fury 400
the Cofferer of the Household 4,000
£17,420
Ibid., p. 73.
April 22.
St. James's.
Present: Lord Treasurer.
[My Lord] ordered [issues as follows] out of the money [in the Exchequer] for the Civil Government: viz. to
£
Mr. Scobell for tin 3,000
the Keeper of the Privy Purse 500
the Ladies of the Bedchamber 3,850
the Corporation of Lyme Regis 100
the town of Berwick 100
Mr. Smethin, her Majesty's goldsmith 500
the Duke of Somerset for arrears of the Stables 1,000
the Commissioners of the Stables 300
the Paymaster of the Works; for Mr. Wise 300
£9,650
A petition of Mrs. Lowe, one of Mr. Hosier's securities, [is read and] referred to the Taxes Commissioners.
A petition of Mr. Mackensie [is read and] referred to the Barons of the Exchequer in Scotland.
A petition presented to her Majesty by the Archbishop of York for timber for repairing Southwell Church [is read on reference from the Queen as intimated by the Secretary of State]. Write to Mr. Hewyt [Surveyor General of Woods, Trent North] to acquaint my Lords what (how much) timber will be necessary for that service and whether the same may not be supplied out of the trees last felled by him which remain undisposed. Treasury Minute Book XX, p. 74.
April 27.
Treasury Chambers, Whitehall.
Present: Lord Treasurer.
Mr. Howe's memorial of the 25th inst. [for money for the Guards and Garrisons] is read; whereupon my Lord orders 6,738l. 18s. 0d. to be issued to him out of the Class Lottery money anno 1712 as upon account of subsistence to the Guards and Garrisons: and is intended for a month's subsistence to the 24th inst. to the Regiments of Foot Guards and a part of the Royal Regiment of Dragoons who are ordered to change their quarters; and is to be made good out of the fonds for this year as soon as Acts for the same are passed. Ibid., p. 75.
April 29.
St. James's.
Present: Lord Treasurer, Chancellor of the Exchequer.
[My Lord] ordered [issues as follows] out of the money in the Exchequer for the uses of the Civil Government: viz. to
£ s. d.
Mr. Scobell for tin 3,000 0 0
the Keeper of the Privy Purse 500 0 0
the Bishop of Bristol [Dr. John Robinson, Lord Privy Seal] to complete his order [for his Ambassadorial ordinary and extraordinaries] 299 2 0
the Earl of Strafford to complete his [Ambassadorial] extraordinaries 500 0 0
the Earl of Peterborough 300 0 0
Mr. Smethin, her Majesty's goldsmith 500 0 0
Mr. Compton 1,000 0 0
Mr. Serjeant Ryley 50 3 9
Mr. Henry Canby, for a moiety of a seizure 64 11 6
the Paymaster of the Works for Mr. Wise 300 0 0
Mr. Pottinger, Comptroller of the Pipe 40 0 0
the Chancellor of the Garter 285 2 6
£6,838 19 9
Ibid., p. 76.
April 30.
St. James's.
Present: ut supra.
Lord Chief Baron Smith and Baron Scrope are called in. My Lord recommends it to them to think of some fit person to take care of the [guard of the] coast and prevent the bringing of Irish victual into Scotland.
The [Scotch Exchequer] Barons' representation about issuing Commissions out of the Exchequer for ascertaining the tythes belonging to the Crown patronages in Scotland is read and agreed.
The [said] Barons are to be desired to signify her Majesty's pleasure to the Sheriffs in Scotland that they give notice from time to time to the Secretaries of State here [in London] of the vacancies which shall happen in churches in the gift of her Majesty.
The [said] Barons' representation about the late tacksmen of the Customs in Scotland and the composition they propose to make for the frauds for which they are prosecuted in the Exchequer [there] is read and approved, provided the said tacksmen (beside the 5,000l. which they propose to pay to her Majesty and releasing the other pretensions mentioned in the said representation which they have on the Crown) do reimburse the Queen the charges which she hath been at in the said prosecution.
Their [the said Barons'] representation about 14,000l. in the hands of the Commissioners of the Equivalent of the money appropriated for encouraging the manufactory of coarse wool is read. My Lord is of opinion that money should be settled on some good fond at interest and the produce thereof [should] be applied to the said incouragements: but an Act of Parliament must first be obtained in this case.
The [said] Barons' representation about providing warehouses for lodging seizures [goods seized] to prevent like outrages as have been committed in breaking open houses where such seizures have been put, is read and approved. But my Lord desires that the Barons will inform themselves of proper houses or buildings that are to be had for this purpose, in what ports they are necessary to be established, and to cause them to be surveyed and valued and then to propose what is necessary to be done for settling them in the Crown. Ibid., p. 77.