Minute Book
August 1713

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

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1955

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'Minute Book: August 1713', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 27: 1713 (1955), pp. 43-45. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=86053 Date accessed: 21 August 2014.


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August 1713

Aug. 6. Present: Lord Treasurer.
[My Lord] ordered issues as follows out of her Majesty's Civil List money: viz. to
£ s. d.
Mr. Scobel for tin 2,000 0 0
the Cofferer of the Household 2,000 0 0
the Privy Purse 500 0 0
Mr. Holbech for the Treasurer of the Chamber's Office 500 0 0
the Duke of Shrewsbury [on his Ambassadorial ordinary] 300 0 0
Lord Lexinton [on ditto] 300 0 0
the Earl of Strafford [on ditto] 300 0 0
the Bishop of Bristol [Dr. John Robinson, Lord Privy Seal: on ditto] 300 0 0
the Earl of Peterborough to complete 1,020l. 220 0 0
Mr. Compton for Mr. Seymour et al. 300 0 0
the Ladies of the Bedchamber and the ViceChamberlain 3,725 0 0
the city impost for two years to Xmas last 195 6 0
Mr. Borret for [Crown] law charges 700 0 0
Sir Thomas Powys, arrears as late the Queen's Serjeant 59 12 8
£11,399 18 8
Ibid., p. 110.
Aug. 7. Present: Lord Treasurer, Chancellor of the Exchequer.
The bills which Sir John Lambert agreed for on 31 July last are to be sent by this night's post for Port Mahon.
Mr. Milner and Sir John [Lambert] are to have notice to make their several proposals for remitting 8,000l. for the Garrison of Gibraltar.
My Lord directs that the sum of 2,000l. which was directed to be imprested to Mr. Holbech in the three last weeks be applied by him so far as it will extend for the satisfying the travelling charges of last year to the servants of [the Household payable in the Office] of the Chamber amounting to 1,832l. 11s. 11d. and further for a quarter's allowance to the poor at the Gate 179l. 15s. 0d., making together 2,012l. 6s. 6d. Treasury Minute Book XX, p. 111.
Aug. 11. Present. Lord Bingley (Chancellor of the Exchequer).
The Governor and several of the Directors of the Bank of England [are] called in. They acquaint his Lordship that they came to return my Lord Treasurer thanks for paying to the Bank their two years' Deficiencies and to enquire when and in what proportions the Exchequer Bills will be issued, and to put his Lordship in mind of the repayments of loans which they are to receive (according to minutes for that purpose) out of the said Exchequer Bills.
Lord Bingley [in reply informs them that he] will inform my Lord Treasurer and desires them to send an exact list or account of what is owing to the Bank on [security of tallies and orders] deposits and how much thereof is (by the said minutes) to be repaid out of Exchequer Bills.
They promise to send that account by to-morrow and withdraw.
[Write to] Mr. Decker to attend next Thursday about remittances for the Troops in Flanders.
The proposals of Sir John Lambert and Mr. Milner for remitting 8,000l. for the Garrison at Gibraltar are opened and read (they both being present) and Mr. Milner's appearing to be most advantageous to the public is agreed unto: Sir John proposing 4,000l. at 10 days' sight and 4,000l. at 20 days' sight at the exchange rate of 51½ pence sterling per piece of Eight: [he by way of reimbursement] to be paid [in cash] on delivery of his bills: and Mr. Milner [proposing] to furnish the whole at sight at 4s. 3d. or 51 pence per piece of Eight.
[Write to] Mr. Brydges to send an account of the salaries and allowances to the several Deputy Paymasters and Agents [abroad] under him and of the numbers of Troops under their respective pays. Ibid., p. 112.
Aug. 13. Present: Lord Treasurer, Chancellor of the Exchequer.
The Customs Commissioners are called in. Several of their reports [and papers] are read and minutes [are] taken [upon them and endorsed] thereupon.
[Write a] letter to the Customs Commissioners to send my Lord an account what the annual charge of Dr. Davenant's Office of Inspector General of Imports and Exports amounts to and how far he has brought up his books.
[My Lord] ordered [issues as follows] out of her Majesty's Civil List moneys: viz. to
£ s. d.
Mr. Scobell for [purchase of] tin 3,000 0 0
the Cofferer of the Household 2,000 0 0
Mr. Holbech to complete the order in his name for the Office of the Treasurer of the Chamber 663 0 6
the Privy Purse 500 0 0
the Duke of Shrewsbury [on his Ambassadorial ordinary] 300 0 0
Lord Lexinton [on ditto] 300 0 0
the Earl of Strafford [on ditto] 300 0 0
the Bishop of Bristol [Dr. John Robinson, Lord Privy Seal, on ditto as Ambassador at Utrecht] 300 0 0
Mr. Compton for Mr. Arthur 600 0 0
ditto for Mrs. Townsend 50 0 0
ditto for Mr. Greenshields 100 0 0
ditto for Lady Mary Cochrane 100 0 0
ditto for Mrs. Raleigh et al. 55 0 0
Mr. St. John for his equipage and advance [on his ordinary] 482 0 0
Sir C. Cotterell for the Muscovite Envoy 480 0 0
the Commissioners for Taxes 150 0 0
Mr. Topham and Mr. Holmes 62 10 0
the Underkeepers of Cranburne [Chase] 30 0 0
Mr. Smethin, the [Queen's] goldsmith, in part of 4,807l. 6s. 8d. 500 0 0
the Duke of St. Albans as Master of the Hawks 500 0 0
the Band of [Gentlemen] Pensioners, last year's travelling charges 572 0 0
the officers of the Pipe 40 0 0
Mr. Lowndes for secret services 1,200 0 0
£12,284 10 6
Ibid., p. 113.
Aug. 20. Present: ut supra.
Mr. Moore and Mr. Sloper in behalf of Mr. Brydges [are called in. My Lord proceeds with them to] consider of the time to which Mr. Brydges shall pay the Troops abroad and from what time Mr. Moore shall commence the same: and ‘tis agreed that Mr. Brydges do pay to the 24th Aug. 1713 and Mr. Moore from that time: and the warrant is filled up accordingly.
[My Lord] ordered [issues as follows] out of Civil List moneys: viz. to
£ s. d.
Mr. Scobell for tin 3,000 0 0
the Cofferer of the Household 1,319 6 0
Mr. Holbech for the Treasurer of the Chamber's Office 1,000 0 0
the Privy Purse 500 0 0
the Duke of Shrewbury [on his Ambassadorial ordinary] 300 0 0
Lord Lexinton [on the like] 300 0 0
the Earl of Strafford [on the like] 300 0 0
the Bishop of Bristol [Dr. John Robinson on the like] 300 0 0
Mr. Compton for a bill drawn by the Commissioners of Excise in Scotland 1,500 0 0
ditto for Sir Winwood Mowat 100 0 0
ditto for Dr. Warnley 50 0 0
ditto for Mris. Lower 20 0 0
Mr. Smethin, her Majesty's goldsmith, in part of 4,307l. 6s. 8d. 500 0 0
Mr. Lowndes for secret services 1,000 0 0
£10,189 6 0
Ibid., p. 114.