Minute Book
May 1714

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'Minute Book: May 1714', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 28: 1714 (1955), pp. 42-53. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=86133 Date accessed: 02 September 2014.


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May 1714

May 1. Papers Read.
Affidavits [read] concerning Victualling Bills counterfeited by Marlow, Norcott and Edward Morgan. [Referred] to the Victualling Commissioners.
A letter [read] signed G. T. relating to an abuse committed on board her Majesty's ship Salisbury prize. [Referred] to the Admiralty.Register of Papers Read at the Treasury I, p. 113.
May 4. Papers Read.
Petition [read] from Micaiah Perry to stay the application of money deposited by him for interest, till it be known what shall be done by Parliament, all process being stopped against all persons concerned in interest upon bonds where the principal is paid. [Referred] to the Customs Commissioners. Ibid., p. 114.
May 5.
Treasury
Chambers,
Whitehall.
Present: Lord Treasurer.
Several papers are read and minutes [are] taken [and endorsed] thereupon.
[My Lord] ordered [issues] as follows out of money in the Exchequer applicable to the uses of the Civil Government: viz.
£ s. d.
to Mr. Scobel for tin 2,300 0 0
to the Cofferer of the Household, 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 Treasurer of the Chamber in further part of — for the quarter ended Michaelmas 1713 and to clear the Chamber Messengers’ bills to Xmas 1713 2,000 0 0
to Mr. Nicholas for several persons particularly directed by letter to him for that purpose 2,746 5 0
to the Agents for Taxes for salary and incidents to Lady day [1713] 565 12 9
to Lord Paget for equipage and three months' advance of ordinary 955 0 0
to the Earl of Strafford, a quarter's extraordinaries to Lady day last 400 0 0
to Mr. Scott in further part of 1,370l. 455 0 0
to Mr. Smethin, [the Queen's] goldsmith, in part of 3,920l. 500 0 0
to the Vicars [Choral] of Lichfield et al. 12 10 0
£11,709 7 9
Mr. Pym, Secretary to the South Sea Company, [is] called in. He presents a memorial from the Company praying a direction to remove their goods on two ships (which want repair) into two other ships. Ordered to be sent to the Customs Commissioners to know if they have any objection. Treasury Minute Book XX, p. 206.
May 5. Papers Read.
Petition of Ensign Robert Fielding [read] for six m[onths'] pay. [Referred] to Mr. Brydges.
Petition of Mary Richardson, prisoner in Newgate [read, praying] for remission of a fine of 10l. [Referred] to Mr. Borret.
Petition [read from the town of] Maidenhead for dotard trees for repairing their bridge. The Queen has complied with the import of their charter in respect to trees and they may have a warrant for anything that is further due thereupon.
Letter from the Lords Commissioners of Trade about planting Newfoundland. Read and to attend such directions as her Majesty shall please to give in Council.
Memorial [read] from Capt. Studholm touching the Great Avenue at Windsor, the road about the House Park Wall and the road to Fulham. An estimate for Fulham Road and for the road round the Park to be laid before my Lord.
Petition [read] from the Fourth Troop of Guards with several articles of grievances. [Referred] to the Secretary at War and Comptrollers of Army Accounts.
Letter [read] from the Board of Trade about the proposals of Daniel Hall and Co. That part relating to the settlement [in North America] is read, the parties being present. They say they will be content with a grant from the Crown and treat with merchants as to the charge of their settlement without burthening the Crown for that purpose at all. My Lord orders [them] to make their proposals in writing on this foot. Register of Papers Read at the Treasury I, p. 115.
May 7. Papers Read.
The Excise [Commissioners'] report [read] upon the petition of the Gold and Silver Wire Drawers, with two clauses relating to the exportation of gold and silver lace, thread and fringe. [Referred] to the Attorney General to consider and move the House thereupon in case he has no objection.
Capt. Moses Jacqueau [his petition read] concerning the Newfoundland Fishery which the French are endeavouring by clandestine means to get into. To be sent to the Commissioners of Trade. Ibid., p. 116.
May 10. Papers Read.
Petition [read] from John Parker, Agent for prizes at Falmouth &c., for stopping proceedings against him till Michaelmas term. [Referred] to Mr. Baker and Mr. Gosselin to report if [there be] any new matter [alleged therein].
Petition [read] from the Spanish Officers of Lord Galway's Regiment, particularly of Manuel Gonzalez Sanchez, Captain of a Company in that Regiment, for pay and arrears. No remedy but from the Parliament.
Petition read from the Officers of the Regiments of General Seymour, Col. Windress, Col. Kane and Col. Clayton praying that the report from the Comptrollers of Army Accounts may be considered. Look out the report or enquire what the Paymasters have done thereupon.
Petition read from Capt. Lieut. Charles Bruce for an employment.If he be entitled to half pay he will receive it with the rest. Ibid., p. 117.
May 11. Papers Read.
[Petition read from] Sir John Jenings on behalf of Mr. Crispe, late Commissary of the Transports, to be Commissioner for Hawkers and Pedlars. My Lord says the Queen has disposed of this place by promise a good while ago, but that his Lordship, who has had a very good character of Mr. Crispe, will be ready to oblige Sir John by bestowing an employment upon Mr. Crispe when an opportunity offers. Ibid.
May 12.
Treasury
Chambers,
Whitehall.
Present: Lord Treasurer.
The Earls of Anglesea and Rochester come in. The first delivers a letter which he received from Mr. Burgh with a state of the public buildings which are making in Ireland and what will be wanting to finish them; and proposing that a sum of 6,000l. per an. may be applied to that service: which being read, [my Lord] ordered that a letter be sent to the Lord Lieutenant for an estimate of the money which will be wanting (beyond the sums already issued) to finish the Armory and such other public buildings as are in hand and of absolute necessity to be perfected: and what sum his Grace may think necessary to be applied towards that service in the ensuing year.
Also the letters of the Duke of Ormonde and Duke of Shrewsbury concerning debts for clothing in Ireland are read. Ordered: that the Lord Lieutenant be sent to for an account of the dates of the assignments made by the Colonels for the same [the said clothing] and by what proportions those assignments would have been satisfied in case the said Regiments had not been disbanded; her Majesty intending that care should be taken of these particulars with preference to the payment of [half pay and] pensions, concerning which her Majesty's pleasure will be signified to his Grace in a very little time.
Ordered: that an extract be made out of the lists of pensions transmitted from Ireland of such as are for life or term of years.
[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 Cofferer, 400l., 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 Mr. Smethin [the Queen's Goldsmith] for plate in further part of 3,920l. 500 0 0
to Mr. Scott, to complete 1,370l. 460 0 0
to Mr. Decker for moneys paid for her Majesty's service 2,064 10 0
to Mr. Arthur for moneys paid to Mr. Prior at Paris 1,237 10 0
to Mr. Nicholas to satisfy several warrants mentioned in a letter 1,920 0 0
£10,257 0 0
Treasury Minute Book XX, p. 207.
May 13. Papers Read.
Petition [read] from Visct. Hereford for the arrears of his salary as Steward of the Lordships of Mavon &c. from the death of the Earl of Carbery to the date of his patent. [Referred] to the Auditor of Wales. [The Auditor's] report read 18 June. A warrant to be prepared. Register of Papers Read I, p. 118.
May 14.
Treasury Chambers,
Whitehall.
Present: Lord Treasurer, Chancellor of the Exchequer.
The Treasurer of the Navy [is] called in. His memorial is read, upon which my Lord orders as followeth: viz.
£
for wages to ship ordered to be laid up: in part of 50,000l. 25,000
for the new Course of the Navy in part of 30,000l. 15,000
for the Course of the Victualling in part of 50,000l. 25,000
£65,000
Mr. Moore [is] called in. His memorial is read [and my Lord] ordered thereupon:
£ s. d.
for the Half Pay Officers to Michaelmas last 26,794 1
to redeem South Sea Stock from Sir Jo. Lambert 18,000 0 0
to redeem ditto from Mr. Deckar 55,796 10 6
£100,590 11
[My Lord directs] Mr. Moore to attend next Tuesday with proposers for remittances for the Troops abroad and an account of what may be kept on this side for the pay of such Officers as are here by leave.
Mr. Merryl [is] called in. Mr. Howe's memorial is read [for money] for divers services, amounting in all to 101,614l. 16s. 6¾d.; upon which my Lord ordered the sum of 89,718l. 2s. 4¼d. for several uses marked upon the memorial.
Dr. Morley is called in. He desires my Lord's order to the Commissioners for Sick and Wounded to permit him to inspect their Books for a Minute concerning Mr. Gyde's accounts, who was agent for the said Commissioners in the West Indies; and that in the meantime they may send hither a list thereof [of said Books]. My Lord directs that the Commissioners and the Dr. do attend here next Monday at 12 of the clock and that the Commissioners do bring with them a list of all the Books in their Office containing their names or titles and numbers, the times at which they respectively began and how far in time each of them reacheth. Treasury Minute Book XX, p. 208.
May 17.
Treasury Chambers,
Whitehall.
Present: Lord Treasurer.
The draft of an advertisement concerning the paying off the South Sea [Stock] Loan is read and approved.
Upon a memorial from the Treasurer of the Navy my Lord ordered the issue of 36,437l. out of loans on the Land Tax, which together with the 25,000l. directed the 14th inst. is to be applied to pay off the following ships at Deptford and Woolwich, being directed to be laid up: viz.
£
at Deptford.
the Jolly, estimated at 5,261
the Hound sloop, estimated at 2,868
the Newport, estimated at 9,747
at Woolwich.
the Panther, estimated at 17,115
the Lizard, estimated at 9,484
the Maidston, estimated at 7,590
the Flamborough, estimated at 9,372
£61,437
The Commissioners for Sick and Wounded [are] called in. According to my Lord's direction of the 14th inst. they present a list of all their Books, which is read, Mr. Morley being present. Mr. Morley says that Dr. Plumtree told him that there was a Minute entered in the Books of the Commissioners that the Agent for Sick and Wounded in 1703 in the West Indies (upon a representation from one Steuart) should have an allowance for Madeira wines for the sick and wounded there, which [Minute] was concealed from him when he wanted it; which makes him suspect several other foul practices have been committed by them as well with respect to himself as the public. Dr. Morley desires leave with some other person on his behalf to inspect the Books of the Commissioners. My Lord Treasurer bids him name the person he would have joined with him. He says he will consider of an indifferent person and name him in a letter to Mr. Lowndes.
Several reports and petitions are read and minutes [are] taken [and endorsed] thereupon.
[Write] letters to the several public Offices to send my Lord an account from a medium of the three or four last years of the whole charge of collecting, managing and answering the several revenues and Duties under their care as well in respect of the established salaries as of all manner of incidents relating to the same. And in the letter to the Stamps Commissioners [request] that they send also an account of what supers have stood out yearly in the accounts of the said Duties and that they propose such method as they think most proper for the more speedy getting in the same. Treasury Minute Book XX, pp. 209–10.
May 17. Papers Read.
The Attorney General's report [is read] on Mrs. Preston's petition for renewing a lease of Furness in Lancashire; and the Surveyor General of Crown Lands’ report thereupon. Agreed, and the petitioner may apply to the Queen for an abatement of the fine. Mrs. Preston's petition r[eferred] from the Queen 15 July 1714. The Queen will have application made for such part of the fine set by the Surveyor General as of her royal bounty she shall think fit.
Letter [read] from the Navy Commissioners about ships under orders to be paid off: with a list of them: vide the Minute Book [ut supra, p. 45].
Petition [read] of Capt. John Davison and Francis Brown about building a lighthouse on the Skerries near Holyhead. Produce the lease from Mr. Robinson and compare it with the grant desired.
Memorial [read] from Mr. Anstis about the papers (records) of the late Courts of Wards and Requests. Mr. Anstis to bring an estimate of the charge of clerks to finish this work.
Memorial read from Sir John Gibsone for 120l. per an. granted him by the Queen's warrant, countersigned by Sir William Wyndham, [for same to be payable] out of Contingencies. Query: whether there be any provision by Parliament for this?
Memorial [read] from Col. Thomas Markham et al. on behalf of themselves and the rest of the Marine Captains relating to 6,798l. 0s. 1½d. in Mr. [Mrs.] Whitfield's hands. [Referred] to Sir Roger Mostyn and to know when that money will be paid into the Exchequer.
The report [read] from the Auditors of Imprests about the incidents of the Salt Office &c. To be shewed to the Chancellor [of the Exchequer] and if he has no objection my Lord agrees to the report. 31 May 1714:
The Chancellor of the Exchequer agrees to this report. Register of Papers Read at the Treasury I, pp. 118–19.
May 18.
Treasury Chambers,
Whitehall.
Present: Lord Treasurer, Chancellor of the Exchequer.
The Secretary at War [is] called in. His reports on several memorials are read and minutes taken thereupon. My Lord desires him to attend with Mr. Brydges at [my Lord Treasurer's lodgings in] St. James's next Thursday.
Mr. Merryll [is] called in. He presents a memorial for 2,588l. 6s. 6d. for Half Pay Officers to clear them to 24 June 1713. [My Lord] ordered [the same] if (with the money directed to the hands of Mr. Moore) it doth not exceed the sum provided by the Parliament for the said Half Pay Officers anno 1713.
Mr. Moore [is] called in. He presents a memorial for subsistence to the Troops abroad. [My Lord] ordered that he gives notice to the Remitters [of exchange] who used to make proposals for [remittances to] Port Mahon and Gibraltar to attend next Friday morning with their several proposals for what is now necessary to be remitted for the service of those Garrisons. Treasury Minute Book XX, p. 211.
May 18. Papers Read.
A copy [read] of Mr. Gwyn's report upon the petition of Lieut. Col. Duncan McKenzie for the difference between Scotch and English pay from the Union to the time of re–establishment of his Company in the Regiment of Guards. The offreckonings of his Independent Company will be accounted for.
Mr. Howe's memorial [read] on account of Half Pay Officers from 25 Dec. 1712 to 24 June 1713 for 2,588l. 8s. 6d. Ordered [ut supra], in case the provision by Parliament be not exceeded.
Memorial [read from] Lord North and Grey for the payment of 1,000l. old debt on his Regiment. A warrant for sale of a Company to make good the debt. The account of clearings of former years is before the Parliament. It may be issued on account of this year's clearings.
Letter [read] from the Board of Ordnance for 40,000l. and a letter from Mr. Eversfield to the same purpose. To be considered next week when the Malt Act is passed.
Mr. Moore's memorial [read] for three months’ subsistence for the Forces under his care to 24 June 1714. To be considered on Friday next.
Mr. Brydges’ report [read] of the state of the offreckonings of Brigadier Lepell's Regiment of Dragoons. [Referred] to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts and a copy [to be sent] to the Commissioners for Taxes [sic for Commissioners for stating the Accounts of the Army].
Letter [read] from Lord Bolingbroke about provisions to be sent for the Forces gone for Placentia under Col. Moody. The Victualling Commissioners to hasten these provisions and return the account of the charge to Mr. Howe.
Letter [read] from the Duke of Ormonde about 500l. advanced to Brigadier Preston upon his first going to Nieuport and designed as a bounty, since charged to the account of his Regiment. See first what will be granted by Parliament for Flanders.
Letter [read] from Mr. Brydges with a list of stores at Barcelona. [Referred] to the Secretary at War. Register of Papers Read at the Treasury I, pp. 120–1.
May 19.
Treasury Chambers,
Whitehall.
Present: Lord Treasurer, Chancellor of the Exchequer.
The Customs Commissioners [are] called in. Their reports and presentments are read and minutes [are] taken thereupon [and are endorsed thereon].
Mr. Edwyn, Usher of the Receipt of the Exchequer, and his brother are called in. My Lord's warrant is read signifying to the Auditor of the Receipt that for the new Offices about the Exchequer my Lord intended from Lady day last to allow them certain yearly sums in lieu of necessaries and that therefore the Auditor should not allow anything for them in the Usher's Liberates from that time.
Then Mr. Edwyn's memorial is read complaining that the said warrant is an infringement on his Office and also an opinion (which he exhibits) of Mr. Ettrick concerning his right to furnish the said necessaries: with an account of the prime cost of all the necessaries served in the year 1712 amounting to above 1,300l. and of his clear profit thereby, which he makes to be about 230l.
As to the right my Lord says that was considered two or three years ago when the Attorney and Solicitor General were present and orders the minutes to be looked out. As to the prime cost of the goods, which is only expressed in a total sum, my Lord desires he will put down the quantities and rates of the several species distinctly and bring it hither as soon as he pleases and my Lord will refer the examination of the rates to the Commissioners for the last Lottery, as Mr. Edwyn in discourse has proposed to see if they are not higher than the said Commissioners gave for the like goods; after which my Lord will take this matter into further consideration.
Send to Mr. Pendarves, Surveyor General [of Crown Lands], to come to the Treasury to receive the books and papers belonging to the [Crown Lands] Surveyor General's Office, which were brought hither upon the death of the late Surveyor, and to examine the schedule thereof and sign a receipt for the same.
[My Lord] ordered [issues] as follows out of the moneys applicable to the Civil List: viz.
£ s. d.
to Mr. Scobell for buying tin 2,300 0 0
to the Cofferer of the Household for purveyors, 400l. and 800l. 1,200 0 0
to ditto in part of 3,066l. 8s. 6d. for Duties of 156 tuns and 136 gallons [of wines &c.] 1,066 8 6
to the Keeper of the Privy Purse 500 0 0
to the Paymaster of the Works of Mr. Wise 75 0 0
to ditto on a memorial 300 0 0
to Mr. Smethin, [the Queen's] goldsmith, in further part of 3,920l. 500 0 0
to Mr. Nicholas for Mr. Gilligan in part of 1,800l. 900 0 0
to ditto for Lieut. Gen. Compton in part of 3,000l. 500 0 0
to ditto for Mr. Stone as royal bounty 500 0 0
to ditto for Mr. Albin as ditto 400 0 0
to ditto for Mr. Paterson as ditto 50 0 0
to ditto for Mr. Elphinston et al. as ditto 96 0 0
to ditto for Mrs. McCracken for half a year to Xmas 15 0 0
to ditto for Mrs. Church for ditto 20 0 0
to ditto for the poor of St. James's for three quarters to Lady day 37 10 0
to Mr. Nicholas for the poor of Kensington for three quarters to Lady day 18 15 0
to ditto for the poor of Hampton town for same time. 37 10 0
to ditto for the poor of Windsor for same time 90 0 0
to ditto for the poor of St. Martin's [in the Fields] for same time. 75 0 0
to ditto for the poor of Westminster for the same time. 75 0 0
to ditto for the poor of Newmarket for the same time 37 10 0
£8,793 13 6
Treasury Minute Book XX, pp. 212–13.
May 21.
Treasury Chambers,
Whitehall.
Present: Lord Treasurer.
Mr. Brydges [is] called in. His account of demands made in relation to the late war whilst he was Paymaster of the Troops Abroad is read. A report made by Mr. Watkins on a memorial of Mr. Hallungius for arrears due for the Troops of Saxe Gotha is read. He must present it to the Committee [the Commissioners for stating the Accounts of the Army].
Mr. Moore is called in. The proposals of Sir John Lambert and Mr. Milner for remittances to Port Mahon and Gibraltar are read and considered, being for 8,000l. for Port Mahon and 5,000l. for Gibraltar. My Lord directs Mr. Moore to make further enquiries concerning the said remittances against next Monday. In the meantime my Lord orders issues to Mr. Moore as follows: viz.
£
for the services in the Low Countries 10,000
for the Troops at Minorca 8,000
for ditto for Gibraltar 5,000
£23,000
Memorandum: Mr. Moore having by a memorial dated the 24th inst. represented to my Lord Treasurer that pursuant to his Lordship's directions abovementioned he had made the best enquiry he could whether remittances for Minorca and Gibraltar were to be had at lower rates than what was proposed by Sir John Lambert and Mr. Millner, but finding none that would remit at lower rates than proposed by Sir John Lambert, my Lord directs him to accept Sir John Lambert's bills upon the foot of the above proposals, viz. 8,000l. for Port Mahon at 4s. 9d. sterling per piece of Eight and 5,000l. for Gibraltar at 4s. 7d. sterling per piece of Eight: in both cases at 15 day's sight. Ibid., p. 214.
May 21. Papers Read.
Sir John Lambert's memorial [is] read for 381l. interest due to him upon 18,000l. advanced in bills of exchange payable at Port Mahon and Gibraltar. [Referred] to the Comptrollers [of Army Accounts] to examine the agreement and state the demands thereupon.
Petition read from John Wright, clerk, that the establishment of the Hospital at Dunkirk may be countersigned [so] that he may be empowered to receive his pay as a Chaplain. Give this to Mr. Moore. Register of Papers Read at the Treasury I, p. 122.
May 22. Papers Read.
Petition [read] from the Masters of her Majesty's Navy to be recommended to Parliament for half pay. My Lord thinks he has nothing to do in this matter. Ibid.
May 24.
Treasury Chambers,
Whitehall.
Present: Lord Treasurer.
Papers relating to the affairs of Scotland are read and minutes [are] taken upon them [and endorsed on them].
Also several other petitions and reports are read and minutes [are] taken thereupon [and endorsed on them]. Treasury Minute Book XX, p. 215.
May 24. Papers Read.
Report [read] from the Commissioners of Trade on a petition of Mr. Swymmer for an escheated estate of one [William] Kupuis, late of Jamaica, deceased. Know if Secretary Bromley be acquainted with this report.
Report read from the Commissioners for Sick and Hurt Seamen upon Mr. [Peter] Levermore's petition [as the Agent at Portsmouth to the said Commissioners]. Agreed.
Petition read from Col. John Hamilton, Second Lieut. Colonel to the Third Regiment of Foot Guards, for a warrant for his pay upon the Contingencies as formerly. [Referred] to the Secretary at War.
Order of Council [read] referring to the Lord Treasurer the petition of Peter Blundell for 14l. due to him from the Morocco Ambassador for lodging &c. in July 1708. [Referred] to the Vice Chamberlain [of the Household] to certify what appears [in the records of his Office which are before him.
Two letters [read] from unknown hands about Chelsea Hospital. [Referred] to the Secretary at War.
Report [read] from the Salt Commissioners on the petition of Cornelius Denn. My Lord agrees with this report.
Petition read from Sir Robert Davers and Thomas Folkes, executors of the Lady Mary Jermyn, deceased, relating to the accounts of Thomas, Lord Jermyn, late Governor of Jersey, praying that an information in the Exchequer may be dismissed &c. [Referred] to the Attorney General. [His] report read 31 May 1714. Let it be determined so as the point of accounting may be settled. Then my Lord will move the Queen on the petitioner's request [? behalf]. Letter sent to the Attorney General vide the Letter Book [infra, p. 281]. Register of Papers Read at the Treasury I, p. 123.
May 25.
Treasury Chambers,
Whitehall.
Present: Lord Treasurer, Chancellor of the Exchequer.
The Treasurer of the Navy [is] called in. My Lord asks how far he is paid [how much he has received out] of the South Sea loan [the loan on credit of South Sea Stock]. He says about 85,000l. My Lord desires to know what further numbers [of men] he has advertised in the Gazette [for payment in Course]. He [answers he] did not put any advertisement in the Gazette, believing he was to acquaint my Lord with it first. My Lord directs him to put an advertisement this afternoon on the Pay Office doors that notice will be given in the next Gazette of the numbers [of men] that will be paid off next Monday and Tuesday.
The Navy Treasurer's memorial is read. [Thereupon my Lord] ordered [issues] as follows out of loans in the Exchequer on this year's Land Tax: viz.
£
for half a year to Lady day 1713 to the Yard at Deptford 10,611
for a year's bills to the pilots and bounties to orphans and widows 7,500
£18,111
Mr. Merryll is called in. Mr. Howe's memorial is read. [Thereupon my Lord] ordered [issues as follows]:
£ s. d.
to complete 101,614l. 15s. 6¾d. [for subsistence of the Guards and Garrisons] to carry subsistence to the 22nd May inst. 11,896 13
for 33 days’ subsistence for the Troops and Regiments in Great Britain from the 22nd inst. to June 24 next 20,362 15 8
for subsistence to the Garrisons in North Britain for the same time 266 15 0
on account of pay to the 12 Companies of Invalids to subsist them to 24 June next. 600 0 0
on account of clearings to Brigadier Breton's Regiment 500 0 0
£33,626 3 10½
Treasury Minute Book XX, p. 216.
May 26.
Treasury
Chambers,
Whitehall.
Present: Lord Treasurer.
The Customs Commissioners [are] called in. Their reports and presentments are read and minutes [are] taken thereon [and are endorsed thereon]. They move my Lord Treasurer to alter his directions for their attendance here from every Wednesday to every other Wednesday; to which my Lord agrees. Ibid., p. 217.
May 26. Papers Read.
Memorial [read] from the Directors of the South Sea Company praying the payment of 104,466l. 12s. 9¾d. due to them for a quarter's annuity ending at Lady day [last]. To be read on Tuesday next when the Treasurer of the Navy attends. Register of Papers Read at the Treasury I, p. 124.
May 28.
Treasury Chambers,
Whitehall.
Present: Lord Treasurer.
Mr. Cotesworth attending in behalf of the East India Company, together with the Solicitor of the said Company, is called in. He acquaints my Lord that the matter relating to the settling [of] rates for the unrated East India goods, which is under consideration, is not yet adjusted and therefore prays that Mr. Attorney General may have direction to stay proceedings against the said Company till next term: to which my Lord Treasurer agrees if the Attorney General has no objection thereto; and orders a letter to be written to him [the Attorney General] accordingly. Treasury Minute Book XX, p. 218.
May 31.
Treasury
Chambers,
Whitehall.
Present: Lord Treasurer.
The quietus on the accounts of Mr. Charles Blunt, Mr. John Blunt, Mr. Caswell and Mr. Jett, as Receivers of tallies, orders, Navy bills, transport debentures &c. subscribed into the South Sea Company, being produced to my Lord Treasurer, his Lordship directs the bonds entered into by them and their sureties, in relation to the said accounts, to be delivered up.
Several persons are called in as solicitors of an affair relating to the ship Catherine, reclaimed by the Dutch Envoy for the subjects of Holland. The several papers and reports about that matter are read. Send to Sir Nathaniel Lloyd to report what he knows of this case.
[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 Cofferer, 400l., 1,200l. [sic for 800l.], [on the Cofferer's] weekly sums [and is to be] for the purveyors 1,200 0 0
to ditto in further part of 3,066l. for Duty on wines 1,000 0 0
to the Keeper of the Privy Purse, [on the] weekly sum 500 0 0
to the Lord President for a quarter's salary to Lady day [last] 375 0 0
to the Lord Privy Seal for same quarter 455 0 0
to the three Secretaries of State, each 462l. 10s. 0d. for same quarter 1,387 10 0
to Lord Bolingbroke for a quarter's secret service money 750 0 0
to Secretary Bromley for ditto to Feb. 17 750 0 0
to the Judges of England and Wales &c. for Easter term 4,200 0 0
to Lord Forfar in part of 1,400l. 400 0 0
to the Paymaster of the Works, [on the] weekly sum [and is to be] for Mr. Wise 75 0 0
to the Commissioners of the Stables, 1½ years on their patent salary 100 0 0
to Mr. Nicholas for Sir Andrew Kennedy 100 0 0
to ditto for Dr. Garden 107 10 0
to ditto for Mr. Gilligan 900 0 0
to ditto for Solomon Blackman 150 0 0
to ditto for the Earl of Clarendon 273 0 0
to ditto for his late Royal Highness's servants to Lady day 1714 469 10 0
£15,492 10 0
Reports [and other papers] are read and minutes [are] taken thereupon [and are endorsed thereon].
[Send a] letter to Sir Christopher Wren to attend to–morrow with an account of what progress [is] made towards bringing the water to Windsor Castle. Ibid., p. 219.
May 31. Papers Read.
A paper signed L. W. [is read] about copper farthings, proposing that sixpence may be divided into 25 parts to correspond to the decimal numbers that express it &c. [Referred] to Sir Isaac Newton.
Mr. Wilcox's report relating to the manor of Wingfield within the forest of Windsor. Read.
Mr. Wilcox's report [is read] upon the petition of Francis Negus, Ranger of Bigshot and Sandhurst Walks in Windsor Forest. To be done.
Mr. Borrett's report [read] on the petition of Eliz., Jane and Anne Langley, prisoners in Buckingham gaol, [praying] to be remitted their fines. [My Lord orders] a warrant [to the Attorney General] to acknowledge satisfaction [upon record of said fines].
Representation read from the Commissioners appointed to inspect the accounts of the Forces in her Majesty's pay in Italy, Spain and Portugal &c. praying an allowance for their trouble and expense since the determination of the provision made by Parliament for their salaries &c.
Reports read from Ireland upon the petition of Mrs. Jones, widow of the late Bishop of St. Asaph and daughter to Sir Richard Kennedy.For the [widow's] quarter a warrant for a custodiam may be prepared. Register of Papers Read at the Treasury I, p. 125.