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November 1714, 1-10

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'Warrant Books: November 1714, 1-10', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 29: 1714-1715 (1957), pp. 144-153. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=86470 Date accessed: 30 July 2014.


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November 1714, 1-10

Nov. 1. Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal dormant for 570l. 5s. 0d. per an. to Gilbert, Bishop of Sarum, Chancellor of the Garter, for the support of the said Order: to commence as from Lady day 1714. King's Warrant Book XXVI, p. 246.
William Lowndes to Sir Roger Mostyn [Paymaster of Marines]. My Lords are informed by the enclosed letter [missing] from Sir William Gifford that a Detachment of General [Henry] Holt's Regiment of Marines is lately arrived at Deptford. Send my Lords an estimate of what is due to the said Detachment and what money and effects now remain in your hands for the service of the Marines. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 299.
Treasury reference to the King's Remembrancer of the petition of John Smith proposing his securities, detailed, in 7,000l. as one of the four Tellers of the Receipt.
The like for the petition of John, Lord De la Warr proposing his security, detailed, as a same.
The like for the petition of the Earl of Denbigh proposing his security, detailed, as a same. Reference Book IX, p. 196.
Nov. 2. William Lowndes to the Earl of Carnarvon [late Paymaster of the Forces Abroad] to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Edward Turner, Esq., relating to an assignment made to him by Mr. Robert Peters of an assignment of the offreckonings of Major General Hill's Regiment, part whereof is already paid in South Sea Stock and the remainder is stopped in your hands. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 301.
Nov. 2. Same to the executors of Sir Thomas Littleton, late Treasurer of the Navy. Unless you forthwith prosecute the accounts of the said Littleton my Lords will order process against you. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Pendarves [Surveyor General of Crown Lands]. Let my Lords know by what rules you rate any fines on rents upon particulars or constats for [Crown land] leases. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Godolphin [Exchequer Court Auditor for Wales]. Send my Lords a state of all the accounts of the land revenues depending before you. (A like letter to Auditor Jett.) Ibid., p. 302.
Nov. 3. Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a new commission of the Customs, the new Commissioners to be Sir Walter Young, Sir John Stanley, Sir Matthew Dudley, John Brydges, Robert Williamson, John Pulteney and Thomas Walker: all in place of Sir John Werden, Sir John Stanley, Matthew Prior, John Brydges, Robert Williamson, Edward Gibbon and Sir David Nairn, thereto appointed by Queen Anne. King's Warrant Book XXVI, pp. 247–8.
Letter of direction for 6,700l. to John Aislabie, Treasurer of the Navy: out of the money arisen or to arise from the sale of South Sea Stock: and is intended to be applied to the services following: viz.
to the head of Wages. £
to Sir Roger Mostyn, Paymaster of the Marines, towards paying off and disbanding a Detachment of Lieut.-Gen. [Henry] Holt's Regiment lately arrived at Greenwich 1,700
to the head of Victualling.
for short allowance money to the Companies of ships paid or paying off 5,000
£6,700
Disposition Book XXIII, p. 22.
William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners to make out a Navy bill for paying and impresting the above 1,700l. to Sir Roger Mostyn. Ibid., p. 23.
Letter of direction for 29,867l. 7s. 0d. to John How, late Paymaster General of Guards and Garrisons: out of South Sea Stock moneys as above: and is intended to be applied to pay six months’ clearings to 1713 June 23 to the Troops and Regiments in Great Britain which were lately under his care of pay. Ibid., p. 22.
Renewal and confirmation by the Treasury Lords of the letter of direction of Sept. 30 last, supra, p. 104, for 3,813l. 8s. 10d. to Thomas Moor for Half Pay Officers of Marines to 24 Dec. 1713. Ibid., p. 13.
Nov. 3. William Lowndes to Mr. Powell. Some innkeepers in and about Hounslow have presented to my Lords a petition for money due to them for quarters from some of the Royal Regiment of Horse. Please speak with me thereupon to-morrow morning. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 301.
J. Taylour to the Attorney General. In drawing the bill for a new Commission of the Customs please insert the name of Sir Matthew Dudley in the second place, to wit after Sir William Young. Ibid., p. 302.
Treasury fiat for royal letters patent to appoint William Congreve as one of the five undersearchers of London port loco Thomas Walker. (Treasury warrant dated Nov. 23 to the Collector Outwards, London port, to swear said Congreve into the said office and Joshua White as his deputy.) Out Letters (Customs) XVI, p. 167.
Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer to enlarge from prison Edward Gilliat, one of the sureties of William Cawthorpe, deceased, late Receiver General for part of Co. Lincoln, he having been kept close prisoner for 15 months in Lincoln gaol and thence removed to the Fleet, where he has been 12 months, very aged and almost blind, and by his long imprisonment rendered very infirm and incapable of making any satisfaction for Cawthorpe's debt, but formerly a considerable trader and well esteemed in his county.
Prefixing: report by the Taxes Commissioners on the case. Warrants not Relating to Money XXII, pp. 334–5.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to permit Thomas Edwin of London, merchant, to compound (for 1,000l.) his surety bond for Thomas Coleman's debt of 3,912l. 10s. 0d. on tobacco bonds.
Prefixing: report by said Commissioners on said Edwin's petition. Some time after Coleman failed his sureties John Cawsey absconded and Thomas Price died insolvent, and Thomas Perrin, tobacco merchant, became a bankrupt. Petitioner being utterly incapable to discharge so great a debt obtained an Act of Parliament to permit him to compound and now prays to compound accordingly. Ibid., pp. 335–8.
Same to the Excise Commissioners to allow 25l. per an. to Elizabeth Gibbons, Deputy Housekeeper of the Office (adjoining the Excise Office), for the Duties on soap, paper, calicoes, wire and starch: same to be for her own care and the charge of a servant: the Excise Commissioners having taken the said adjoining house on the 23 Sept. 1712.
Prefixing: report by the said Commissioners desiring authority for said allowance. Ibid., pp. 338–9.
Same to same to refund the assessments to the 2s. Aid (Land Tax 1714) on Excise officers whose salaries do not exceed 100l. per an.
Prefixing: presentment by said Commissioners desiring authority to refund same. Ibid., pp. 339–40.
Treasury commission to William Thomas to be Comptroller of the 1,500,000l. Lottery anno 1714 [13 Anne, c. 18]. (Treasury warrant dated Nov. 4 to the King's Remembrancer to take the securities, detailed, in 2,000l. of said Thomas.)
Prefixing: report by J. Hardinge, Deputy King's Remembrancer, on the sufficiency of said securities. Ibid., pp. 339–42.
Nov. 3. Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners. Scotland, to pay the 1714 Sept. 29 quarter's salary bill of the Customs in North Britain. Out Letters (North Britain) III, p. 242.
Nov. 4. William Lowndes to the Treasurer of the Navy. The Treasury Lords direct you to apply (out of the 100,000l. lately imprested to you at the Exchequer for wages to ships ordered to be laid up) 3,400l. to the Jamaica sloop to 31 Dec. last before she sails from Portsmouth on her voyage to Jamaica. Please certify this order to the Navy Commissioners: “that they may take notice thereof accordingly.” Disposition Book XXIII, p. 22.
Same to the Attorney and Solicitor General. Mr. Charles Mason has represented to my Lords that he is now ready to procure an absolute sale of Mote Park adjoining to Windsor Great Park if his Majesty shall think fit to purchase same, and that out of the same the debt owing from him to the Crown shall be satisfied. Please report to my Lords a state of Mason's title and your opinion what is fit to be done therein. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 302.
Treasury reference to Alexander Pendarves, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, of the petition of the Earls of Mar and Loudoun shewing that when they were Secretaries for Scotland (after the Union) they lived and kept their Offices in a house in the Privy Garden formerly the house and office of the Scotch Secretaries; that they have been at great expense in putting the said house in repair and in adding to it some new buildings for the better accommodation of two families; and having had assurance from her late Majesty that they should have a lease thereof, a petition in order thereto was referred to Surveyor General Manley, who died before any report was made thereon: therefore praying a lease thereof from his present Majesty according to the Civil List Act. Reference Book IX, p. 196.
Nov. 5. Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal to appoint Charles Bodville, Earl of Radnor, to be Treasurer of the Chamber with the fee of 133l. 8s. 6d. for himself and 22l. per an. for two clerks: all loco John, Lord de La Warr, whose patent is hereby revoked. King's Warrant Book XXVI, p. 249.
Same to same for a same to appoint Richard Bulkeley, Visct. Cashel, to the offices of Constable of Carnarvon Castle, Ranger of Snowdon Forest, Steward of the late dissolved monastery of Bardsey, Co. Carnarvon, being the offices granted to him by Queen Anne during pleasure. Ibid.
Same to same for a same to appoint Henry Smith as Treasurer of the money for building 50 new churches in and about London and Westminster and the suburbs thereof: being the office granted to him by Queen Anne. Ibid., p. 252.
Money warrant for 135,000l. to Thomas Edwards, Paymaster of the 1,500,000l. Lottery anno 1711, for one year from 1713 Sept. 29 for paying and discharging the principal and interest thereof: and further for such further sum over and above the said 135,000l. as may be paid into the Exchequer on the fond granted by the Act of 9 Anne, c. 6, for said Lottery, the said surplus being likewise appropriated by the said Act towards paying and discharging the principal of said Lottery. (Money order dated Nov. 8 hereon. In the margin: a like order dated 1714–15 Feb. 24 for paying the unsatisfied remainder hereof to William Thomas, who since the date of the said order has been appointed Paymaster of said principal and interest moneys.) Money Book XXIII, p. 288. Order Book IX, p. 9.
Nov. 5. Treasury warrant to the Auditor of the Receipt, the Clerk of the Pells et al. to repair forthwith to the Office of Thomas, Lord Mansel, late one of the four Tellers of the Receipt, and to deliver over his cash by its particular denominations and kinds to the three other Tellers or any of them as you shall think most expedient for the public service, taking care that such Teller be duly charged therewith and the said Mansel discharged therefrom by throwing down bills and striking tallies for so much in like manner as the practice hath usually been upon the death or removal of a Teller. Money Book XXIII, p. 289.
The like warrant for transferring the cash of Russell Roberts, Esq., late another of the said Tellers. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to William Borrett to pay the fees, detailed, being 104l 18s. 2d. in all, on the passing of the Commission for the new Treasury Lords.
The like for the fees, detailed, on passing the Chancellor of the Exchequer's patent: total 128l. 5s. 0d.
The like for the fees, detailed, on passing the privy seal for managing the Alienation Office revenue: total 29l. 10s. 6d. Ibid., p. 290.
The like warrant to said Borrett to pay the fees on passing the General Letters of privy seal ut supra, pp. 89–90: total 29l. 19s. 9d. Ibid., p. 393.
Treasury warrant to the Stamps Commissioners to repay the Land Tax anno 1714 assessments on Stamp officers whose salaries do not exceed 50l. per an.
Prefixing: memorial from the Stamps Commissioners on behalf of their said officers. Ibid., p. 394.
Treasury warrant to the Excise Commissioners to pay 20l. to Mary Whiting, widow of William Whiting: out of the Duties on starch: in full satisfaction for his alleged services in relation to the said Duties, she alleging that the Duties on Starch and the schemes for collecting the same were projected by him and that he spent much money and time therein and has left her with seven small children in a deplorable and necessitous condition.
Prefixing: said Commissioners’ report dated Aug. 16 last on said Mary Whiting's petition. We are wholly strangers to his alleged services. But as to anything that may have passed concerning the said Duties between Mr. Lowndes and him we humbly refer ourselves to Mr. Lowndes. Ibid., pp. 428–9.
Nov. 5. Treasury confirmation of a money order of 1714 Aug. 14, ut supra, p. 42, for 30,000l. to Lord Masham, Cofferer of the Household, for the arrears of Queen Anne's household. Order Book VIII, p. 463.
J. Taylour to the Taxes Commissioners. My Lords have received a complaint against Josia [sic for Richard] Burchet, one of the Surveyors for Windows [for Co. Surrey], for misbehaviour. They direct you to acquaint Mr. Burchet that he is dismissed and to present Joseph Burt to them for his place. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 302.
Same to Dr. Davenant. Inform my Lords how far you have carried on your account of the Customs as Inspector General [thereof]. Ibid.
Treasury warrants to the King's Remembrancer to take the securities, detailed, in each case for 8,000l. for Basil, Earl of Denbigh, John Smith and John, Lord de La Warr, as respectively Tellers of the Receipt.
Prefixing: reports by the Deputy King's Remembrancer on the sufficiency of said securities in each case. Warrants not Relating to Money XXIII, p. 343.
Treasury reference to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Auditors of Imprests and Mr. Lowndes of Mr. Holbech's account of fees received in the Treasurer of the Chamber's Office from the death of Visct. Fitz Hardinge, late Treasurer of the Chamber. Ibid., p. 348b.
Subscription by Treasurer Shrewsbury for the execution of a warrant by the Duke of Shrewsbury as Lord Chamberlain to the Duke of Montagu [the Master of the Great Wardrobe, sic doubtless an erratum for the Master of the Jewel House], for the delivery to Paul Methuen, Ambassador Extraordinary to the King of Spain, of 5,893 ounces of white plate and 1,066 ounces of gilt plate: being the allowance heretofore “given [provided to Ambassadors as part of their equipage] on the like occasion”: to an estimate of 2,500l. Ibid., p. 247.
Nov. 6. Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a new Commission of Excise, the new Commissioners to be George Townsend, Philip Ryley, Sir Marmaduke Wyvell, Christo. Montagu, Whitlock Bulstrode, James Vernon, John Whetham, Sir William Ashurst and William Carr: all in place of the said Townsend, Ryley, Wyvill, Edward Noell, Montagu, Bulstrode, Vernon, John Price and Whetham, thereto constituted by the late Queen. King's Warrant Book XXVI, pp. 243–4.
Royal sign manual for 20l. to Peter Stockar (Stocker), clerk, as royal bounty for the charge of his passage to Antigua, where he is appointed a minister. (Money warrant dated Nov. 8 hereon.) (Money order dated Nov. 10 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Nov. 17 hereon.) Ibid., p. 249. Order Book IX, p. 8. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 24.
Privy seal for 500l. as equipage and 5l. a day as ordinary to Henry Davenant as Envoy Extraordinary to the Grand Duke of Tuscany and to the Republic of Genoa. King's Warrant Book XXVI, p. 254.
Money warrant for 1,226l. to Richard, Lord Cobham, Envoy Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Emperor of Germany, 500l. thereof for equipage and 728l. for three months’ advance on his ordinary of 5l. a day. (Money order dated Nov. 8 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Nov. 17 hereon.) Money Book XXIII, p. 392. Order Book IX, p. 8. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 24.
Nov. 6. Treasury confirmation of a money order of 1714 Aug. 14 for 40,000l. to Lord Masham, Cofferer of the Household: for the service of the Household, ut supra, p. 42. Order Book VIII, p. 464.
J. Taylour to the Auditors of Imprests. Inform my Lords whether Sir Roger Mostyn has brought in his accounts as late Paymaster of Marines, and if so, lay a state thereof before my Lords as soon as possibly you can. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 303.
The Treasury Lords to the [Assessment] Commissioners for Co. Midd. It is represented [to us] by Sir William Fazakerley, Receiver General [for London, Westminster and Midd. &c.] that there is an unpaid arrear of 5,357l. 1s. 6d. resting on said county of the 3s. Aid anno 1713. We earnestly recommend to you to cause same to be for the with paid to the said Receiver so that process may not issue for default thereof. Please acquaint us with your proceedings therein.
A like letter to the Acting [Assessment] Commissioners for the city of Westminster concerning a like arrear of 1,872l. 3s. 0d.
A like letter to the Acting [Assessment] Commissioners for the city of London concerning a like arrear of 4,227l. 6s. 8d. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Corso, a Genoese, setting forth the unhappy condition he has been in for some time past by having his ship and cargo to the value of 40,000l. taken in the Spanish West Indies by Capt. Kyd, the pirate: that a relation in France lately died and left him 500l. which his correspondent sent over in the ship Stephen in coffee, black Flanders wrought silk and wrought linen; but the said goods, except the linen, have been seized and condemned as imported contrary to law, the petitioner's correspondent being ignorant of our laws: therefore praying relief on petitioner's satisfying the officers. Reference Book IX, p. 196.
Treasury letters patent constituting Roynon Jones to be Conservator and Supervisor of the Forest of Dean loco John Orde, whose constitution by Treasurer Oxford dated 19 Sept. 1712 is hereby revoked by his Majesty's special command: with the salary of 100l. per an. Warrants not Relating to Money XXII, pp. 347–8.
Treasury subscription of a warrant by the Duke of Shrewsbury as Lord Chamberlain to the Master of the Great Wardrobe for the delivery to Paul Methuen, Ambassador Extraordinary to the King of Spain, of a Cloth of State of crimson damask with gold and silver fringe, a chair, two stools, two cushions, a foot stool and foot carpet as usual [being for his State]: also a large Bible of imperial paper richly bound in two volumes, four Common Prayer Books in quarto, one altar cloth of tissue and pan'd with velvet, 20 ells of fine diaper for towels, two large surplices of Holland [linen: being for his chapel]: to an estimate of 382l. Ibid., p. 247.
Same for the execution of a like warrant from same to same for furnishing the house near St. James's which belonged to Sir William Wyndham with pearl coloured woosted camblet and crimson damask furniture: to an estimate of 830l. Ibid. XXIII, p. 11.
Nov. 6. The Treasury Lords to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to report on the enclosed report [missing] of the Comptrollers of the Accounts of the Army relating to several demands made by Col. Charles Churchill on account of his Regiment whilst it was on the Irish Establishment. Out Letters (Ireland) IX, p. 597.
William Lowndes to the Attorney and Solicitor General for their opinion on the enclosed drafts [missing] of two privy seals, one to authorise the payment of an Establishment of expenses for the Civil Government in Scotland; the other for settling the compositions for signatures and making leases of teinds &c. [in Scotland]. Out Letters (North Britain) II, p. 242.
Same to the Lord Chief Baron Smith to give the Treasury Lords a particular of the expense of the three Courts in Scotland which is chargeable upon the Customs and Excise there: and to certify how much of the said expense is to be borne out of the Civil List branches and how much out of the public branches of the said revenues in proportion to the produce of those revenues respectively: and how much the expenses of the Civil Government in Scotland do exceed the said proportions and what other Civil List revenues are in Scotland to answer the same and what they do produce respectively.
P.S.—Your Lordship's coming hither [to the Treasury] is put off to Tuesday morning, 10 o'clock. Ibid., p. 243.
Nov. 7. Treasury confirmation of a money order of 1714 July 24, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXVIII, p. 368, for 1,012l. to William Smith, Paymaster of the Band of Gentlemen Pensioners. Order Book VIII, p. 461.
Nov. 8. Royal letters patent appointing Henry, Duke of Kent, to be Governor of Windsor Castle (Governor and Captain of Windsor Castle and of the Forts and Fortifications belonging to the same): with the fee of 10s. a day: in place of George, Duke of Northumberland, thereto appointed by patent of Queen Anne dated 3 July 1702, whose patent is hereby revoked and who is hereby removed from said office. King's Warrant Book XXVII, pp. 162–3.
J. Taylour to [J. Howe et al.] the referees of Army debts enclosing for their examination the memorial [missing] of the Officers of Lieut. Gen. Farrington's, now Lord Mark Kerr's, late Regiment of Foot, relating to their arrears of pay. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 304.
Nov. 9. Money warrant for 1,000l. to William Borret [Treasury Solicitor]: as imprest for Crown Law charges. (Money order dated Nov. 10 hereon.) Money Book XXIII, p. 393. Order Book IX, p. 9.
Treasury confirmation of a money order of 1714 July 12, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXVIII, p. 330, for 45l. 13s. 4d. to Michael Studholme. Order Book VIII, p. 452.
Same of a same of 1714 July 24, ut ibid., p. 359, for 200l, to Charles Harrison. Ibid., p. 462.
Nov. 9. William Lowndes to the Auditors of Imprests. Has Sir Roger Mostyn brought in to either of you his accounts as Paymaster of Marines? Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 303.
Same to Mr. Borret enclosing a bill relating to Mrs. Ruth Sparke, relict of Dr. Edward Spark, who died of the bruise and wounds she received by the fall of a scaffold in the Great Sanctuary at his Majesty's Coronation. My Lords desire you to pay half the charges therein, amounting to 8l. 1s. 5d.
Appending: said bill, being 16l. 2s. 10d. for medical, nursing and funeral expenses. Ibid., p. 304.
Treasury commission to Joseph Burt to be a Surveyor of the Duties on Houses loco Richard Birchett, dismissed. (Treasury warrant to the Receiver General for said Duties for Co. Surrey to pay 50l. per an. salary to said Burt.) Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) II, pp. 146, 147.
Nov. 10. Confirmation by the Treasury Lords of the dormant warrant of 1711 July 3 for 4,000l. per an. to the Duke of Schomberg out of the Post Office, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXV, p. 346. Money Book XXI, p. 138; XXIII, p. 392.
The like for the same dated 29 April 1707 for the Duke of Southampton's pension of 3,000l. per an. out of the Excise, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXI, p. 246. Ibid. XXIII, p. 394; XVIII, p. 455.
The like for the same dated 5 June 1702 for the Duke of Northumberland's pension of 3,000l. out of the Excise, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XVII, p. 241. Ibid. XXIII, p. 395;XVI, p. 66.
Treasury warrant to the Excise Commissioners to pay to Charles, Duke of Grafton, and Isabella, Duchess Dowager of Grafton, the 1714 Michaelmas quarter on their 2,000l. per an. and 1,000l. per an. respectively out of the Excise as representing the 3,000l. per an. granted by Charles II. 1674 Oct. 22 to Henry, late Duke of Grafton: which by the said Duke's will dated 1687 July 7 he disposed in the said proportions: and to continue payment thereof for the future. Ibid. XXIII, p. 395.
Letter of direction for 27,358l. 15s. 7d. to Charles Blunt, Esq., Paymaster of the Classis Lottery anno 1711: out of any moneys remaining in the Exchequer of the funds granted by Parliament for the public service in the year 1714: and is to complete 67,358l. 15s. 7d. appropriated out of the said funds for supplying the Deficiency of the fund for the said Classis Lottery, to wit for the year ended at Michaelmas 1713. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 23.
Same for 50,000l. to John Aislabie, Treasurer of the Navy: out of the money arisen or to arise by the sale of South Sea Stock: and is intended to be applied to the payment of wages to ships ordered to be laid up. Ibid.
Same for 2,000l. to William Borret: for [Crown] law charges: out of Civil List moneys grown due since 1 Aug. last. Ibid., p. 24.
Nov. 10. Treasury reference to the Navy Commissioners of the petition of Benj. Edmonds of London, merchant, shewing that in 1707–8 he contracted with the Navy Officers [Office] to supply Commanders of his Majesty's ships in New England and New York with what money they should want and to receive from them [in repayment] bills of exchange drawn on the Navy Board, allowing 45 per cent. for the difference in exchange: that there remains [in his hands] of bills unpaid the amount of 7,186l. on the Navy besides 753l. in bills drawn on the Ordnance: as also 2,000l. in bills drawn by Sir Hovenden Walker: therefore praying payment of same. Reference Book IX, p. 197.