Minute Book
April 1714

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'Minute Book: April 1714', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 28: 1714 (1955), pp. 32-41. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=86132 Date accessed: 26 October 2014.


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April 1714

April 1. Papers Read.
Memorial [read] on the behalf of the States of Liège relating to the arrears due to the Troops of Hanover and Holstein. Send this to the Secretary at War.
Petition read from 16 Staff Officers of Marines lately disbanded [praying] for their clearings. [Referred] to the Commissioners for Disbanding. Report read 22 April 1714 [from said Commissioners:referred] to Sir Roger Mostyn with the same directions as on the report for the subalterns. Register of Papers Read at the Treasury I, p. 92.
April 3. Papers Read.
Copy [read] of a petition to her Majesty from the Lord of the Manor, freeholders and inhabitants of the parish of Sheffield in the West Riding of Co. Yorks praying her Majesty's permission to apply to Parliament for a law to lay an additional Duty on beer and ale to be sold in the parish towards building a new church. [Referred] to the Commissioners of Excise to consider and send [to my Lord] their objections if any. Report read 12 April. A copy to be sent to the gentlemen concerned. 19 April: Send the report [back again] to the Commissioners of Excise to reconsider and hear the gentlemen concerned if they have new matter to offer. Vide Minute Book [under April 19,infra, p. 35]. Ibid., p. 93.
April 6.
Treasury
Chambers, Whitehall.
Present: Lord Treasurer.
Several papers are read and minutes [are] taken thereupon [and are endorsed thereon]. Treasury Minute Book XX, p. 195.
April 6. Papers Read.
Memorandum [read] about a Custom House officer removed from Rye to Chichester. To be read when the Commissioners [of Customs]are present.
Letter [read] from the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland with a list of pensioners on the Irish Establishment that cannot otherwise support themselves. Make the list more particular by setting down [dates]when granted and considerations and my Lord will then take the Queen's pleasure [upon it].
The Attorney General [his opinion is read] about Sir Simeon Stewart's title to Binswood in Holt Forest. Write accordingly. Another letter read from the Attorney General 24 May 1714. [Send] a copy to Sir S. Stewart and acquaint him that my Lord must be obliged to take the method proposed in case of longer delay.
Mrs. Cutts’ memorial [is read] about money expended by the late Lord Cutts on the repairs of Carisbrooke Castle. Send this to the Office of Works and to Mr. Wilcox [Surveyor General of Woods, Trent South]. Mr. Wilcox's report read 21 April 1714. Write to the Works to hasten their report. Another memorial read 17 May 1714. [Referred] to the Works. 28 June 1714: Report read [from the Board of Works]. 19 July 1714: My Lord is inclinable to move the Queen for something as of her Majesty's bounty.
Sir John Pakington's case [is read] relating to the fee farm rents at Wych (a fee farm rent issuing out of the borough of Wych, Co. Worcester, proposing to sell the same with the arrears thereof to her Majesty). [Referred] to the Surveyor General [of Crown Lands].
Sir Roger Mostyn's memorial [read] relating to the offreckonings of General Wills's Regiment of Marines. Ordered.
Memorial [read] from Richard Holmes praying an allowance of his charges by way of incidents. [Referred] to the Customs Commissioners.
Letter [read] about the Sea Officers’ half pay. They must apply to the Admiralty. Register of Papers Read at the Treasury I, pp. 94–5.
April 7.
Treasury Chambers, Whitehall.
Present: Lord Treasurer.
The [Navy] Commissioners and the Treasurer of the Navy [are] called in. The Commissioners observe that there is a difference between their account and the account to be delivered in by Mr. Lowndes as to the Deficiency for the year 1711 [to wit a difference] of 124,000l.; which the Commissioners say may be rectified if a signification be sent to them that the said sum (which was subscribed by Mr. Cæsar into South Sea Company as part of 500,000l.) is to complete the said Deficiency for the year 1711. My Lord orders a letter to be written accordingly.
[My Lord] ordered [issues] as follows out of her Majesty's Civil List money: viz.
£ s. d.
to Mr. Scobell for tin 2,300 0 0
to the Keeper of the Privy Purse 500 0 0
to the Cofferer, two weeks on 400l. and one week on 800l. 1,600 0 0
to Mr. Bridgwater for the Robes 2,000 0 0
to the late Sheriffs of Norwich for the surplus on their accounts 52 7 10
to Mr. Wise for the Paymaster of the Works 75 0 0
to Richard Topham for three clerks 37 10 0
to George Holmes 25 0 0
to the Commissioners for the Stables towards the mourning 1,000 0 0
to Mr. Tyas, Clerk of the Pipe in Scotland 25 0 0
to Mr. Tarver, Queen's Remembrancer there 25 0 0
to the Ladies of the Bedchamber 3,850 0 0
to Mr. Nicholas 1,000 0 0
to Mr. John Clubb and Mr. Samuel Skippen, each 20l. 40 0 0
to Lord Delawar for the Treasurer of the Chamber's Office 3,000 0 0
£15,529 17 10
Treasury Minute Book XX, p. 196.
April 7. Papers Read.
Petition [read] from the Deputy Chamberlains of the Exchequer relating to their fee of 2s. per 1,000l. on money paid into the Exchequer on account of Customs. [Referred] to the Auditors of Imprests.
Petition [read] from George Dixon, late Receiver General of [Taxes for] Bristol &c., and his sureties, praying that the state of their circumstances and abilities may be certified by the proper officers to the House of Commons in order to their obtaining an Act of Parliament for a composition. [Referred] to the Taxes Commissioners.
Memorial [read] from Major General Wightman for his pay as Brigadier General and Aide de Camp from the date of his commission. [Referred] to the Secretary at War. Register of Papers Read at the Treasury I, p. 96.
April 12.
Treasury Chambers, Whitehall.
Present: Lord Treasurer.
Letter read from the Secretary at War relating to subsistence wanting for the Garrison at Newfoundland. Ordered to be sent to the Paymaster General of Guards and Garrisons [for him] to lay a memorial before my Lord Treasurer for what is necessary on that head.
The gentlemen of the Africa Company [are] called in. They present a petition praying in regard Mr. Albert had the aid of the Exchequer against them for money due to him on their bonds that they may have like aid to recover their debts. [My Lord] ordered that a copy of the said petition be sent to the Taxes Commissioners and another to the Attorney General to report what is fit to be done therein.Treasury Minute Book XX, p. 197.
April 12. Papers Read.
Letter [read] from Mr. Walter Vaughan about neglects of the Custom House officers in Hants. [Referred] to the Customs Commissioners. Register of Papers Read at the Treasury I, p. 97.
April 13. Papers Read.
Petition [read] from the Justices of the Peace of the County of Worcester to her Majesty for a grant of an old building, part of the Castle of Worcester, to build a House of Correction. [Referred] to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands. Ibid.
April 14. Papers Read.
Petition [read] from John Hudson for her Majesty's proportion for forage furnished to the several Prussian, Hesse and Saxon Troops in the joint pay of her Majesty and the States in 1710. [Referred]to Mr. Watkins.
Report [read] from the Salt Commissioners on the petition of John Kelly. The petitioner may have a copy of this report if he thinks fit. Ibid., p. 98.
April 15.
Treasury Chambers, Whitehall.
Present Lord Treasurer.
Mr. Brown, presented by Lord Mansel to be his first clerk [in the Office of one of the four Tellers of the Receipt], is called in and sworn and my Lord Treasurer signed his approbation of him pursuant to the Act of Parliament [for the Course of the Exchequer, 8–9 Wm. III, c. 28].
My Lord orders [issues] as follows out of the money in the Exchequer applicable to the uses of the Civil Government: viz.
£ s. d.
to Mr. Scobell for tin 2,300 0 0
to the Cofferer, 400l. and 800l. 1,200 0 0
to the Privy Purse 500 0 0
to the Paymaster of the Works for Mr. Wise 75 0 0
to the Chancellor of the Garter 285 2 6
to Serjeant Ryley 50 3 9
to Mr. Nicholas for the Duke of Athol 1,000 0 0
to the late Sheriffs of London for their surplusage 989 17 0
to ditto of Devon for the like 106 15 10
to ditto of Somerset for the like 152 9 11¾
to Baron Scrope 250 0 0
to Eton College 21 0 0
£6,930 9
Ordered that the Treasurer of the Ordnance or his Agent do attend the Bank of England and borrow of them a sum of 25,000l. upon a deposit of the tallies in his hands amounting to 29,062l. and my Lord agrees that the same shall be repaid within two months from the day of advancing the same, together with interest at 6 per cent.: and as soon as the Bank have lent the said 25,000l. the Treasurer of the Ordnance is to lay before my Lord a memorial of the uses to which the same is to be applied. In the margin: Memorandum: this is the same loan that was intended by the minute dated the 14th Jan. last, supra, p. 5, which the Bank could not comply with because of a run upon them at that time. Treasury Minute Book XX, p. 198.
April 15. Papers Read.
Memorial [read] from Col. Cha. Churchill for the difference between English and Irish pay from 25 March 1713 to Dec. 12 following. [Referred] to the Comptrollers [of Army Accounts]. Register of Papers Read at the Treasury I, p. 99.
April 19.
Treasury Chambers, Whitehall.
Present: Lord Treasurer.
Ordered that the report from the Excise Commissioners on a petition of the gentlemen of the West Riding of Yorkshire (praying leave to move for a Bill to lay a further Duty of Excise upon beer in that Riding to enable them to rebuild a church) be returned to the said Commissioners to reconsider and hear what the said gentlemen have to offer more than is contained in their former memorial.
The Earl of Mar and several of the Commissioners for the Equivalent come in. The memorial of the said Commissioners is read, praying that my Lord would cause to be made up an account of the growing Equivalent payable to Scotland by the 15th Article of the Union and that the debts due in Scotland may be inserted in the account of the debts not provided for by Parliament, which the House of Commons have addressed her Majesty to have laid before them. My Lord desires that the said Commissioners will cause a state of the said debts, and of what they compute to be due to Scotland for a growing Equivalent, to be made up for his consideration as soon as may be, together with what they think fit to propose to be done thereupon.
The clothiers of the Marines [are] called in. Sir Roger Mostyn's report is read on their demands for clothing. My Lord orders that Sir Roger Mostyn do attend about the particular demands of these clothiers. Treasury Minute Book XX, p. 199.
April 19. Papers Read.
Mr. Brydges’ memorial [is read] for a warrant to transfer 2,243l. South Sea Stock to Mr. Auditor Harley. [My Lord orders] the representations to be made as the warrant directs: then the Stock to be issued and the Queen's warrant obtained to allow it on Mr. Brydges’ accounts.
Petition [read] from the Earl of Cardigan for the custody of the Hundred of Loveden for three lives upon the surrender of a former grant. [Referred] to the Surveyor General. Register of Papers Read at the Treasury I, p. 100.
April 20.
Treasury Chambers, Whitehall.
Present: Lord Treasurer.
[My Lord] ordered that out of the sum of 3,000l. lately imprested to the Lord Delawar, Treasurer of the Chamber, his said Lordship do pay one quarter to the Officers and Yeomen of the Guard to Michaelmas last and the rest towards discharging what is due on the mess[engers’] bills for travelling charges to Xmas last. Treasury Minute Book XX, p. 200.
April 20. Papers Read.
Petition [read] from Thomas Lloyd, late Receiver General of Taxes for Cos. Chester &c., and his sureties, praying stay of process till the first day of Michaelmas term next. [Referred] to the Taxes Commissioners. [Their] report read 18 June. If Lloyd will attend the Commissioners and give in some certain propositions to be depended on for answering this debt so as to deserve further indulgence my Lord upon the Commissioners’ report in this behalf will be ready to grant it him. In the margin: What relates to Sir John Conway agreed.
Petition [read] from William Wood, surety for John Fox, for Customs of tobacco, praying stay of process and to be set at liberty on his giving security to surrender when required. [Referred] to the Customs Commissioners.
Letter read from Lord Lansdown on behalf of Mrs. Manley, widow of John Manley, Esq., late Surveyor General [of Crown Lands]. See what her pretensions are. [My Lord orders her] 100l. bounty. Register of Papers Read at the Treasury I, p. 101.
April 21.
Treasury Chambers, Whitehall.
Present: Lord Treasurer.
Letter read from Mr. Burchett with copy of a letter from the Navy Commissioners to the Admiralty Lords about the extraordinary charge of repairs above what is already voted for by the Committee of Supply. Ordered that a state be made of what was done in relation to the repairs of the Navy upon the last peace.
[My Lord] ordered [issues] as follows out of her Majesty's Civil List money: viz.
£ s. d.
to Mr. Scobel for tin 2,300 0 0
to the Cofferer, 400l. and 800l. 1,200 0 0
to the Privy Purse 500 0 0
to the Paymaster of the Works for Mr. Wise. 75 0 0
to the late Sheriff of Rutland for the surplusage of his account 33 13 8
to Mr. Wyche 573 0 0
to the Earl of Strafford on his ordinary 1300 0 0
to the Commissioners of the Stables in further part for the mourning [for Charlotte Amalia, Queen Dowager of Denmark] 1,000 0 0
to Mr. Nicholas towards satisfying several warrants 300 0 0
to Mr. Yates 50 0 0
£7,331 13 8
Treasury Minute Book XX, p. 201.
April 21. Papers Read.
Petition [read] from Thomas Waddon for a lease for lives. [Referred]to the Surveyor General [of Crown Lands]. Report read 12 July 1714 Agreed to.
Petition [read] from Nicho. Wise of Exeter, executor of Lady Seyward, for a reversionary lease. [Referred] ut supra. Report read 12 July 1714. Agreed to.
Petition [read] from John Spettigue of Launceston, Co. Cornwall, for a lease. [Referred] ut supra. Report read 12 July 1714. Agreed to.
Petition [read] from Marmaduke Spettigue of Norcat [Northcott] Hamlet, Co. Devon, for a lease. [Referred] ut supra. Report read 12 July 1714. Agreed to.
Petition [read] from Sir William Pendarves for a reversionary lease. [Referred] ut supra.
Petition [read] from Capt. Nicho. Hebrard, master of the ship theTwo Beaufrères of Calais, seized and carried to Orford and the Captain confined, praying to be enlarged and restored to his ship and goods. [Referred] to the Customs Commissioners.
Petition [read] from Tho. James praying to be restored to his employment in the Victualling Office. [Referred] to the Victualling Commissioners.
Petition [read] from Peter Marin, merchant, praying leave to enter a parcel of hair which is seized. [Referred] to the Customs Commissioners.
Petition [read] from Michael Allais, master of the ship St. John Baptist of St. Malo, praying to be relieved, the said ship being seized at Padstow. [Referred] ut supra.
Petition [read] from Thomas Hammond praying leave to apply to Parliament for a Bill to empower the Lord Treasurer to compound with him for Customs. [Referred] ut supra.
Petition [read] from Col. Thomas Chudleigh, in behalf of the Regiment of Foot late under his command, praying relief in regard of the sum of 662l 17s. 8d. charged upon the said Regiment, being the difference of the pay between the English and Irish Establishment for 62 days from 25 June to 24 Aug. 1713. [Referred] to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts. [Their] report read. [Referred] to the Secretary at War. [His] report read 25 May 1714. To be sent to Mr. Brydges to lay before the Committee [? Comptrollers of Army Accounts] (struck through and replaced by) [Referred] to the Lord Lieutenant. Report read 2 July. A warrant to be prepared in like manner as was for Pepper's Regiment.
Petition [read] from John Evans for a bill of 93l. expended by him in a cause against Phillips for running wine and brandy. [Referred]to the Customs Commissioners.
Letter from the Admiralty with a letter from the Navy Board about this year's supplies. Read. Vide Minute Book.
Letter [read] from the Agents for Tin in Cornwall (struck through). Copies of letters from the Board of Ordnance read concerning the salary of the Master [of the Ordnance]. To go according to the usage of the Office by Which means the Michaelmas quarter is to be paid to the Duke of Marlborough to make good Lady day quarter belonging to his Grace but received by Earl Rivers.
Petition [read] from Edward Le Neve praying leave to resign his employment of Deputy Searcher to his son. [Referred] to the Customs Commissioners.
Letter [read] from the Board of Trade about exchange of a piece of land in Virginia belonging to the Gov. [? Alexander Spotswood, Governor of Virginia]. To be sent to General Nicholson.
Report [read] from Mr. Wilcox upon the petition of Theodosia Kingdom. To set forth what the profits are and when the lodge [in New Forest] was last repaired and by whom and how the whole enclosure comes to be called a Pound. Report read 10 May 1714. [Referred] to the Lord Warden to consider and give his opinion. My Lord Warden being dead before the papers were delivered to him they were returned. A memorial from Mrs. Kingdom read 28 June 1714. Mr. Wilcox to proceed on the paling this year and finish the same. Register of Papers Read at the Treasury I, pp. 102–4.
April 22. Papers Read.
Lieut. Ball's proposal [read] to hinder running of wool. [Referred]to the Customs Commissioners: [and also] to Mr. Carkess.
Letter read from Lord Bolingbroke touching a bill [which] Consul Thompson is directed to draw, being to satisfy the Dey of Algiers for two slaves who made their escape on board one of her Majesty's men of war.
Report read from the Excise Commissioners in Scotland upon the petition of Drummond and Nimmo for a further allowance for remitting [the money of Excise &c.]. The first contract being expired my Lord would know upon what terms the money is now remitted [to London]. Another memorial read 24 May 1714. A warrant to be prepared. Ibid., p. 105.
April 23. Treasury Chambers, Whitehall. Present. Lord Treasurer.
Mr. Borret with Mr. Lamb and Mr. Snow, trustees for the children of William Harbord, deceased, late Paymaster of [the Forces for reducing] Ireland, are called in. Auditor Harley's report is read concerning the balance due to the Crown on said Harbord's final account. My Lord advises them forthwith to pay in the said balance and to apply afterwards for her Majesty's favour to abate the interest which by law may be demanded of them. Treasury Minute Book XX, p. 202.
April 23. Papers Read.
The Auditor's report on the demands of Mr. Harbord's executors. 23 April: My Lord will finally determine this matter to-morrow morning when the Auditors [of Imprests] are to attend. Register of Papers Read at the Treasury I, p. 105.
April 26.
Treasury Chambers, Whitehall.
Present: Lord Treasurer.
The Gentlemen of the Bank [are] called in. They present a memorial praying that the surplus of their fund of 9d. per barrel Excise [5–6 Wm. and Mary, c. 20] may be applied to make good the deficiency of their fund out of the Window Tax [6 Anne, c. 21 and 7 Anne, c. 30]. Ordered that it be referred to Lord Halifax, Auditor of the Receipt, to consider and report what he thinks fit to be done thereupon.Treasury Minute Book XX, p. 203.
April 26. Papers Read.
Mr. Bertie's memorial [read] about assaying copper. Send this to the [Principal] Officers of the Mint.
Memorial [read] from Alexander Strahan, Agent to the four Independent Companies at New York, praying payment of money advanced for recruits and for the Contingent expenses of the same, he having obtained warrant for it which being neither countersigned nor directed by the Lord Treasurer Mr. Howe refuses to comply therewith. Query:Who examined Mr. Kennedy's bill and whether her Majesty is to allow any more than 40s. a man for levy money? Another memorial read 10 May. Send this to the Secretary at War, my Lord being of the opinion that many of the articles in the bill of incident are very extraordinary for the public to pay.
A letter signed S. B. proposing to make a discovery of false coining, upon a promise of reward. [Referred] to the [Principal] Officers of the Mint: to insert an advertisement in theGazette.” Register of Papers Read at the Treasury I, p. 107.
April 27. Papers Read.
Petition [read] from Samuel Grove of Bewdley for payment of the remainder of his bill of charges in soliciting the prosecution of the charter of that borough. [Referred] to the Attorney General.
Petition [read] from [Thomas] Churchill for the place of Queen's Bricklayer in the room of [Richard] Stacey, deceased. [Referred] toSir Christopher Wren.
Petition [read] from [Thomas] Hughes for the said employment of Queen's Bricklayer, Referred ut supra. Ibid., p. 108.
April 28. Treasury Chambers, Whitehall. Present: Lord Treasurer.
[My Lord] ordered [issues] as follows out of her Majesty's Civil List funds: viz.
£ s. d.
to Mr. Scobel for tin 2,300 0 0
to the Cofferer, 400l. and 800l. 1,200 0 0
to the Privy Purse. 500 0 0
to Mr. Borret for Law Charges 500 0 0
to the Paymaster of the Works for Mr. Wise 75 0 0
to Mr. Nicholas towards 9,592l. 9s. 3d. due to clear the [late] Prince [of Denmark's] servants to Lady day last 1,000 0 0
to Mr. Scot, a quarter's ordinary 455 0 0
to Mr. Mackenzie, Resident in Muscovie 573 0 0
to Mr. Compton in part of 3,000l. 500 0 0
to the Keepers of the Council Chamber 104 18 9
to Mr. Rhodes for incidents of the Lottery [13 Anne, c. 18] 500 0 0
£7,707 18 9
[My Lord directed 5,000l. to Mr. Howe out of unappropriated money in the Receipt of the Exchequer upon account of subsistence and other uses mentioned in two memorials now read: out of which sum Mr. Howe [is] desired to pay 22l. 10s. 0d. on Col. Salisbury's allowance of 200l. per an. to clear it to Lady day last.] Treasury Minute Book XX, p. 204.
April 28. Papers Read.
An order of Council [read] concerning [the propriety of] Pennsylvania and about Temporary Laws [in the Plantations]. (fn. 1) [Referred] to the Attorney General to take care that all requisites be pursued so as her Majesty's pleasure be complied with.
Petition [read] from John Roope, Storekeeper of provisions for the Garrison of Alicante, for money due to him. [Referred] to Mr. Brydges.
Petition [read] from Lancelot Carleton, Chaplain to Sir Daniel Carroll's [O'Carroll's] Regiment of Horse, for his subsistence in Spain.Referred to Mr. Brydges.
Petition [read] from the town of Arundel complaining of the inconveniences of removing the Custom House from thence to Littlehampton and praying that it may be returned. Referred to the Customs Commissioners.
Memorial [read] on behalf of the Officers of the Regiments late under the commands of Lord Windsor, Lord Ashburnham and [Col. Thomas] Chudleigh praying proper directions for placing them on half pay. [Referred] to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland.
Mr. Howe's memorial [read] on account of Guards and Garrisons. [My Lord directs] 5,000l. of unappropriated money to be issued and applied to quiet these services in the best manner Mr. Merrill can till the Land Tax passes.
Letter [read] from the Privy Council of Ireland concerning the new Louis d'ors to be current there, together with the report of Mr. Vincent Kidder, Assaymaster there, touching the intrinsic values of these pieces, being transmitted in a letter from Lord Bolingbroke. To be sent to the Officers of the Mint to consider and report.
Memorial [read] from Cornelius Denn that though the report of the Cust[oms Commissioners] be favourable to the petitioner yet the report of the Salt Commissioners being against him he prays my Lord's order for his relief. If he has anything new to offer to the Salt Commissioners it may be referred to them. Otherwise my Lord adheres to their report. Report read 24 May 1714. My Lord agrees with the report.
Draft [read] of a message from the Queen to the House of Commons about the arrears of subsidy charged upon the officers of Whitehall and St. James's. My Lord is of opinion the servants should join in a petition to the House. Register of Papers Read at the Treasury I, pp. 109–10.
April 29. Papers Read.
Petition [read] from John Carter for leave to resign his employment of Comptroller of the Customs at Ipswich to Mr. Edward Lynch.My Lord by law cannot admit of the selling of places and cannot grant this [petition] without the regular affidavits be made that no pecuniary or other consideration be given or promised.
Petition [read] from Robert Birkett, a tidesman in fee, for leave to resign his place to his brother. Christopher Birkett. The same [minute] as in the former petition.
Report [read] from the Customs Commissioners on Aaron Austell's petition for [allowance of] debentures for tobacco destroyed by fire.He may apply to Parliament.
Memorial [read] from the Secretary at War relating to the disbanding of Col. Kerr's Regiment of Dragoons in Ireland. The like warrant to be prepared as was in the case of Major General Pepper. Ibid., p. 111.
April 30. Treasury Chambers, Whitehall. Present: Lord Treasurer.
The Commissioners for bringing in the Arrears of Taxes are called in. Their certificates are read. My Lord observes that Mr. Bradshaw of Darby owes 487l. 15s. 5d. upon the fourteenth 4s. Aid. Query: Whether it be for money advanced for recruits or what other cause keeps it from being paid.
Sir Roger Mostyn, Mr. Brydges and the Attorney General to attend next Monday in relation to Sir Bibie Lake's proposal for discharging Mr. Petre's debt.
My Lord orders the Agents [the Commissioners for Taxes] to inform him at their next attendance concerning the arrears due from Mr. Ambrose, Conway and Mannaton (Lawrence Ambrose, Receiver General of Land Tax and House Duties for Co. Berks.; Edward Conway, ditto for Cos. Chester, Denbigh and Flint: Francis Manaton. ditto for Co. Cornwall); particularly what occasions the remain of 1,223l. remaining unanswered of the fifteenth 4s. Aid for the District of Whitehall.
The [Taxes] Commissioners’ report concerning Whitley's debt is read. Mr. Denham is called in. My Lord asks what prospect he has more than other former proposers have had of getting in the said debt. He says he knows a great deal of Mr. Whitley's affairs. He says he will give security as to getting in 8,000l. of that debt. My Lord desires Denham to put into writing against to-morrow what he has to propose and to attend the Commissioners for Taxes this afternoon.
[Write a] letter to Mr. Borret to take care of getting in the supers standing on the accounts of the Receivers of Taxes. Treasury Minute Book XX, p. 205.
April 30. Papers Read.
Petition [read] from Col. William Kerr in behalf of himself and her Majesty's late Regiment of Dragoons under his command, for the difference of subsistence upon the English and the Irish Establishments, to wit from 24 June to 24 Aug. 1713. [Referred] to the Comptrollers [of Army Accounts]. Report read 22 June 1714. [Referred]to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland. Register of Papers Read at the Treasury I, p. 112.

Footnotes

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This order in Council was dated St. James's 21 April 1714. It is printed in full in the Calendar of Colonial Papers, 1712–14, p. 352. With regard to Pennsylvania the Queen in Council ordered the Lord Treasurer to perfect and carry through the agreement with William Penn et al. for the purchase of their propriety of Pennsylvania.

It was further therein ordered that inquiry be made into the powers and authorities by which the rest of the Plantations in America do pretend to the making of laws which should continue in force for so short time that it was not possible to transmit them to England for the Queen's approval; by which procedure the Crown's prerogative of approving or disapproving such laws was evaded.