|September 2.||549. The Commissioners of the Customs are to be informed that Arthur Upton, Comptroller of the Customs at Hole, in Barbadoes, has leave of return for ill health, proper provision being meanwhile made as to his deputy.|
The memorial of the Treasurer of the Navy, of the 2nd instant, for 6,746l. to pay off the “Feversham,” read and ordered.
The Treasurer of the Navy, by letter of the 21st ultimo, informs their Lordships that the taxes as well upon the Commissioners of the Navy and victualling their officers and clerks as for their salaries to the years 1727 and 1728, have been paid out of money from the sales of old stores. The Commissioners of the Navy and Victualling are to make out bills for allowing the same in the Treasurer's accounts as in preceding years.
By letter of the 29th ultimo, the Lord Lieutenant assures their Lordships of his best endeavours to hasten the remittances from Ireland. Mr. Chancellor put the same amongst his papers to be laid before the Queen.
Robert Clerk is to have 100l. per annum out of the revenue of the Post Office from Midsummer last, to be paid by the Secretary for Secret Service in manner as the 3,900l. per annum is paid. Order for preparation of warrant for increasing the annual sum to the Secretary by that 100l.
Humphrey Leyson to be landwaiter at Neath (“Neif”) Glamorganshire, vice Charles Whitaker, deceased.
Robert Newton to be tidewaiter at Park Gate, Chester, vice John Painter, deceased, on the recommendation of Lord Malpas.
John Dean's letter from Ostend of the 11th August, 1729, desiring payment to Mr. Lowe at the Treasury, for his use, of a bill of his disbursements on the Government's account, amounting to 23l. 3l. agreed to. Ordered out of the King's money in Mr. Lowther's hands.
The report of the Commissioners of the Customs, of August 22, on Richard Backwell's petition for a further allowance than the 25l. out of the charity fund for his long and faithful services as a collector, read. The Commissioners are to pay him 100l. and place it to account of incidents, apportioning same upon the several revenues under their management.
On Nicholas Paxton's report, of August 30 last, on George Townshend's petition to be admitted to composition for the debt to the Crown as one of the late Commissioners for Hawkers and Pedlars, 300l. is ordered to be accepted as a composition.
The annual bounty heretofore paid in the name of Jollyvet is now to be paid in the name of Charles Sailly. A warrant for 200l. to be prepared accordingly.
William Hewett to succeed William Smith as landwaiter at Exeter, and John Blagden to be tidesman there in the room of Colesworthy, at the recommendation of Sir William Yonge.
[Treasury Minute Book XXVI. pp. 253–4.]
|September 4.||550. Order for the preparation of a warrant for 2,600l. to Mr. Scrope for secret service, to be signed by the Queen.|
Order for the issue of 1,000l. to the cofferer upon account of the provision to be made for His Majesty's voyage from Holland.
[Ibid, p. 255.]
|September 5.||551. Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury confirming articles of agreement between the King and John Williams, Esq, of the Island of St. Christopher, for the purchase of 58a. 2r. 9p. in Basse Terre Quarter, and 4,171 square feet in Basse Terre Town.|
Appending:—Articles of agreement.
[Crown Lease Book I. pp. 371–3.]
|September 5.||552. Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury confirming articles of agreement between the King and Stephen Seaborne, of the Island of St. Christopher, merchant, for the purchase of 9,581 square feet in Basse Terre Town.|
Appending:—Articles of agreement. [Ibid, pp. 373–5.]
|553. Same from same confirming same between the King and Henry Rawlins, of the Island of St. Christopher, planter, for the purchase of 5,807 square feet in Basse Terre Town.|
Appending:—The articles of agreement.
[Ibid, pp. 375–6.]
|554. Same from same confirming same between the King and Henry Rawlings, planter, of the Island of St. Christopher, for the purchase of 7,860 square feet in Basse Terre Town.|
Appending:—The articles of agreement.
[Ibid, pp. 377–8.]
|555. Same from same confirming same between the King and Wm. Fenton, of the Island of St. Christopher, planter, for the purchase of 111a. 0r. 10p. in Basse Terre Quarter.|
Appending:—Articles of agreement.
[Ibid, pp. 378–80.]
|556. Same from same confirming same between the King and Peter Buor of the Island of St. Christopher, Esq. for the purchase of 183a. 3r. 21p. in Cabeca Terre Quarter.|
Appending:—Articles of agreement.
[Ibid, pp. 380–2.]
|September 5.||557. Order from the Lords of the Treasury to the Board of Works for the rebuilding the office and lodgings in Whitehall belonging to the Scalding House, in which the Chief Clerk of the Kitchen's Clerk keeps his records and makes out indentures. Same to be done in the best and cheapest manner that may be, and the charge not to exceed the estimated 290l.|
Appending:—Report from the Office of Works, dated 1729, July 23, to the Lords of the Treasury, that the above is beyond repair, and must be rebuilt at a cost estimated as above.
[Lord Chamberlain's Warrant Book I. p. 306.]
|September 6.||558. Warrant under the royal sign manual by the Queen, as Guardian of the kingdom and in the King's name [directed to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland], authorising the issue of warrants empowering the Commissioners of the Infirmary or Hospital in Dublin, erected for the cure of the sick and wounded soldiers of His Majesty's army in Ireland, to take a lease of a piece of ground at St. Audeon's Arch, St. James's Street, from Dr. Mitchell, at a rental of 45l. for the erection thereon of a new infirmary at a net cost of 750l. for the same purpose, the lease of the present house at St. Audeon's Arch being within one year of expiring, and the house so rotten that it is not worth repairing, were it in other respects fit for the said hospital. Given at the Court at Kensington. [Irish Book VIII. pp. 342–3.]|
|September 8.||559. Statement of opinion by the Attorney General on a case submitted to the Commissioners for Customs by E. Randolph, merchant, as to the bearing of the Acts 9 Geo. I. cap. 21, for regulating the tobacco trade; on the clauses in the preceding Acts of 12 Anne cap. 8 and 5 Geo. I. cap. 7, which allowed to the importer the option of giving security for the duties or of suffering his goods to be put under the King's lock.|
Prefacing:—(a.) Randolph's statement of the case, dated 1729, September 6, and reference of same to the patent officers.
(b. ) Statement of opinion thereupon by Robert Paul and Thomas Causbon, Deputy Comptrollers, and reference thereupon to the Solicitor of the Customs undated.
(c.) Statement of opinion thereupon by R. Wyatt and reference thence to the Attorney General undated. 3 pages.
[Treasury Board Papers CCLXXII. No. 27.]
|September 9.||560. Count Galvao's memorial of to-day's date for five cases of books and mathematical instruments bought in Italy for the King of Portugal and now at Plymouth, to be shipped directly for Lisbon, to be sent to the Commissioners of the Customs.|
Mr. Perry called in, and the report of the Commissioners of the Customs on Daniel Moor's petition for the salary and allowances of the office of Collector of Newcastle read. Their Lordships think reasonable to allow only 100l. for his service during Lowman's suspension, together with the established 40l. per annum for keeping a boat. The established salary and boat money to be only allowed on Lowman's death.
On the letter of the Board of Ordnance of the 3rd instant, for 42 bags of musket flints bought in France to be landed at the Tower wharf and lodged in the King's magazine, to prevent their being seized as a prohibited store, the Commissioners of the Customs are ordered to comply therewith.
[Treasury Minute Book XXVI. p. 256.]
|September 10.||561. J. Scrope to the Commissioners of the Customs for proper officers to attend for the examination of the baggage of the King, and Lord Townshend and his office, the King's arrival being expected soon. [Letter Book XVIII. p. 410.]|
|562. Same to same for the attendance of officers to seal the baggage of the Earl of Kinnoull, ambassador to Turkey. [Ibid.]|
|563. Same to same for a report on the memorial of Count Galvao, envoy extraordinary from the King of Portugal, who desires that five cases of books and mathematical instruments bought in Italy for the King of Portugal and now at Plymouth may be shipped directly for Lisbon. [Ibid.]|
|September 13.||564. Warrant from the Duke of Grafton to the Duke of Montagu, Master of the Great Wardrobe, for the delivery to the Honourable Grey Maynard, Yeoman of the King's Removing Wardrobe, the following for the King's service: a wainscot chest of drawers for the lady of the bed-chamber in waiting, a folding wainscot table for the Queen's pages of the backstairs at St. James's, 12 matted-bottom chairs for the Prince of Wales's apartments and for order for repairing the walnut tree bookcase in the Kings lower apartment at Hampton Court.|
Enfaced:—The particulars of this warrant will come to 20l. or thereabouts. Thomas Dummer. 1 page.
[Treasury Board Papers CCLXXII. No. 28.]
|565. Same from same to same for delivery to same of the following for the King's service at Kensington, viz. for the King's lower lodgings a glass, table and stands; for the dressing room, 12 walnut tree matted-bottom chairs, a mahogany table and two wainscot tables for play, four walnut tree side lanterns for the back stairs; for the Queen's closet a cane sash; for the Prince of Wales's bedchamber, two cane sashes and an oval table; for Princess Mary, a mahogany table and a white calico quilt for the lady of the bedchamber in waiting, four new poles for two old umbrellas and to cover a stool with leather.|
Enfaced:—The particulars of this warrant will come to 230l. or thereabouts. Thomas Dummer. 1 page. [Ibid, No. 29.]
|September 16.||566. Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the Commissioners of the Customs, directing allowances to be made to Daniel Moore, of Newcastle super Delaware, Pennsylvania, as salary for services during the suspension of Samuel Lowman, Collector of Customs there, suspended for maladministration by Mr. Fitzwilliam, Surveyor General of the southern continent of America. [Customs Book XII. p. 425–6.]|
|September 16.||567. J. Scrope to the Secretary at War. “The Commissioners of Customs having by the enclosed memorial represented that two French snows, which lie near the shore between Saltfleet and Skegness, in the port of Boston, sell brandy and other goods in so insolent and outrageous a manner as to render it impossible for the officers of the Customs to deter them for want of assistance, which the country people, awed by the threats of the said snows' crews, dare not give then for fear of having their houses robbed or burned by them, my Lords command me to transmit the same to you, with their desire that you will please to give orders to some of his Majesty's forces quartered nearest the said places to be aiding and assisting to the officers of the Customs, as desired by the said memorial, in suppressing a practice so detrimental to that revenue.” [Letter Book XVIII. p. 411.]|
|September 16.||568. Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury confirming articles of agreement between the King and Jeremiah Brown, of the Island of St. Christopher, for the purchase of 194a. 2r. 9p. in Cabeca Terre Quarter.|
Appending:—Articles of agreement.
[Crown Lease Book I. 382–3.]
|September 17.||569. Royal sign manual directed to the Lords of the Treasury for the issue of 1,050l. to answer to several persons, detailed, attending the King during his absence from the kingdom for the despatch of the affairs of the Secretary of State under the department of Charles, Viscount Townshend, for their attendance of 120 days, 1729, May 17 to September 13, viz. George Tilson, Esq. as Under Secretary at 3l. per day, Thomas Townshend, Esq. as Under Secretary at 3l. per day, and five others as clerks. Given at the Court at Kensington.|
Memorandum:—Warrant signed thereupon, 1729, September 23.
[King's Warrant Book XXIX. p. 403.]
|September 18.||570. J. Scrope to Josiah Burchet. A like letter to that of September 16 supra, concerning the French snows selling brandy, to lay this report before the Lords of the Admiralty for the assistance of a sloop. [Letter Book XVIII. p. 411.]|
|September 18.||571. Order for the issue to the Master of the Horse to His Majesty of 2,500l. upon account of the extraordinary expense of the stables.|
The memorial of the wardrobe for 3,956l. 9s. 8½d. to clear the debt in that office, Midsummer Quarter, 1729, is to be laid before my lords with next week's paper of cash.
[Treasury Minute Book XXVI. p. 257.]
|September 23.||572. Order for the issue of 40,000l. to the Treasurer of the Ordnance out of the supplies, anno 1729, towards services specified in a letter from the Board to the Treasurer, of 1729, September 12.|
Like order for 13,406l. out of the same to the Treasurer of the Navy for wages for the four ships named in his memorial of to-day.
Order for payment of the debt of the Great Wardrobe for Midsummer quarter, 1729, amounting to 3,956l. 9s. 8½d. according to Mr. Dummer's statement.
On the report of the Commissioners for licensing Hawkers and Pedlars of August 7, on Richard Pidders' petition for a reward, the petition is dismissed.
The Commissioners of the Customs are to order Calthrop to be instructed in the business of the Customs at the waterside.
Mr. Delafay's letter by order of the Duke of Newcastle to Mr. Scrope, of the 20th instant, relating to a dormant licence, desired by the Lords of the Admiralty, for the present contractor to cut timber in the King's woods in New England, to answer their contracts for masts, bowsprits, &c., read. “Their Lordships order the matter to be stated and laid before them for their particular consideration.” Mr. Cracherode's memorial of the 19th instant apprising my Lords of 24l. 17s. 6½d. to be paid by order of the Secretary of State to Samuel Gray, messenger of the Press, read and agreed to.
Order that the 10,987l. 11s. 1d. owing to the Works for Midsummer quarter, 1726, be paid out of the late King's arrears, by which means the debt in that office will be cleared to the same time with those in the offices of the Cofferer, Treasurer of the Chamber and Jewel Office.
[Treasury Minute Book XXVI. p. 258.]
|September 23.||573. Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury confirming articles of agreement between the King and John Harries, gent. of the Island of St. Christopher, for the purchase of 163a. 2r. 37p. in Basse Terre Quarter.|
Appending:—Articles of agreement.
[Crown Lease Book I. 384–5.]
|September 25.||574. Order from the Lords of the Treasury, endorsing a warrant from the Duke of Grafton to the Duke of Montagu, Master of the Great Wardrobe, for the provision and delivery to the Honourable Grey Maynard, Esq. Yeoman of His Majesty's Removing Wardrobe of the following particulars for furnishing the House of Commons, viz. the Speaker's chair to be covered with green velvet, and one large and one small cushion and footstool of the same velvet, trimmed with gold and silk fringe, the seats of the House to be covered with green cloth and trimmed with silk fringe, and new stuffed as usual, two window curtains of green serge, two draw strings, one green cloth table carpet, and a leather to cover it, one black chair, covered with green cloth, and one high stool and six cushions suitable. In the Speaker's room, a walnut tree table and two stands, and a looking glass of the same, 12 cane chairs, and 12 damask cushions to them, one black leather close stool, and two pans, the closet to be hung with green printed stuff, and a table carpet suitable. In the committee room one large Persian carpet, and two Turkey worked carpets for the tables, three elbow Turkey worked chairs, and four dozen of Turkey worked back chairs, and 12 strong stands for candlesticks to stand upon in the House, five clerks' desks and tables to be covered with green cloth, 12 pewter chamber pots, three dozen of large pewter candlesticks, two dozen of extinguishers, two dozen of snuffers and pans, one large pewter chamber pot, 12 brass candlesticks, six hand brushes to brush the seats and chairs, and two long brushes to brush the ceilings.|
Memorandum:—This warrant will amount to 425l. or thereabouts. Thomas Dummer.
[Lord Chamberlain's Warrant Book I. p. 307.]
|575. Same from same endorsing same from the Duke of Grafton to the Duke of Montagu, dated 1729, September 13, for the provision and delivery to Bernard Gates, of liveries for the children of the Chapel for 1729, with all particulars thereto belonging, as formerly allowed.|
Memorandum:—This warrant will amount to 265l. or thereabouts. Thomas Dummer.
[Lord Chamberlain's Warrant I. p. 307.]
|September 25.||576. Order from the Lords of the Treasury confirming a warrant from the Duke of Grafton to the Duke of Montagu, of date 1729, September 13, for the provision and delivery to Robert Mason, master of His Majesty's barges, of liveries for himself and 48 watermen for 1729, and for 12 pensionary watermen.|
Memorandum:—This warrant will amount to 342l. or thereabouts. Thomas Dummer. [Ibid, p. 308.]
|September 25.||577. Royal warrant directed to the Paymaster General for the payment of 3,793l. 5s. 9d. to Thomas Missing by way of imprest and upon account for victualling the garrison of Gibraltar 1728, February 10, to 1729, April 6, and 1,470l. 11s. for provisions wasted, lost, and made unserviceable by being removed from the victualling storehouse at Gibraltar, by order of Brigadier Clayton, to places which during the late siege of Gibraltar were not so much exposed to the enemy's shot and shell, and 284l. 5s. 8d. for the extraordinary charge Missing was at in removing and securing the store provisions during the said siege from time to time.|
Given at the Court at Kensington.
Appending:—Report of the Lords of the Treasury by the Comptrollers of the Accounts of the Army, dated Comptroller's Office, 1729, August 20, on the lists of persons victualled by Missing, as above, and report of same, dated 1729, July 30, on Missing's memorial for extraordinary expenses as above, said memorial having been referred to them by order of the Lords of the Treasury of 1728, October 4th.
[King's Warrant Book XXIX. pp. 404–6.]
|September 25.||578. The account of what will be sufficient to pay three months on the course of the navy, and for three months to the yards, to be laid before their Lordships at the next meeting.|
Keith, lately entertained in the Duke's service, is on His Highness's recommendation to succeed —Lancaster, one of the stampers, in case Lancaster is dead.
Order for the preparation of a sign manual for 100l. bounty to Don Emanuel Mercador which with 500l. paid him since the king's accession, is to be deemed in full of all demands from the present King, to Midsummer, 1729, from which time the king is pleased to declare his pension shall only be 100l. per annum.
The Duke of Beaufort's lease of the Hundred of Grumbald's Ash, Gloucestershire, the passing of which has been neglected ever since 1717, is now to pass upon the particular thereof mutatis mutandis as then rated. [Treasury Minute Book XXVI. p. 259.]
|September 25.||579. Petition to the Lords of the Treasury from John Bernard, footman, George Henham, postillion, Thomas Plowman, John Blyth, James Fouch, and Thomas Williams, helpers, Thomas Fernhill, chairman, John Gosdin, Edmond Tarrant, and John Evans, groom, His Lite Majesty's livery servants that are unprovided for, demanding their arrears of salary. 1 page.|
Appending:—Certificate dated 1729, September 25, from Robert Maybank, that George Henham, postillion, and James Fouch, helper to His late Majesty, are not taken into any present royal establishment. ½ page.
[Treasury Board Papers CCLXXII. No. 30.]
|September 29.||580. An account of the moneys arisen from compositions of signatures in Scotland, from the Sheriffs' stewards and casualties, from the feu and blench duties, from the several boroughs, and from tacks and teinds, all for the seven years 1723–9. 2pages.|
[Ibid, No. 32.]
|September 29.||581. Statement of the excess or surplus of the several duties, revenues and incomes, commonly called the Aggregate Fund, established by several Acts of Parliament of the third, fifth and sixth years of His late Majesty's reign, for answering the payments therein expressed. [Statement of Surpluses I. 268–9.]|
|582. Statement of the excess or surplus of such duties or revenues (part of the South Sea Company's fund) as we established by Acts of Parliament of the third and fifth years of His late Majesty's reign for answering payments to the South Sea Company and others. [Ibid, p. 270–1.]|
|583. Statement of the produce at the Exchequer of the duties and revenues which by an Act, 3 Geo. 1, page 303, were charged towards making good a General yearly fund of 724,849l. 6s. 101/5d. with the deficiency thereof and the overplus of the same General fund, stated at Michaelmas, 1729, which overplus ariseth over and above all the moneys which then or before became due or payable according to subsequent Acts out of the said duties, revenues or General fund. [Ibid, p. 272–3.]|
|584. Statement of the account between the Exchequer and the Sinking Fund. [Ibid, pp. 274–5.]|
|[After Michaelmas.]||585. A state of the Sinking Fund, Michaelmas, 1727–8, and Michaelmas, 1728–9. 2 sheets.|
(On dorso of first sheet) “All public moneys not being appropriated to any use by any Act made or to be made, and not being moneys arising from any branch of the revenue appointed for the civil government, are declared to be from Michaelmas, 1715, part of the Aggregate Fund, 1 Geo. II. 13. If the whole had been subscribed no pretence for the Crown. Clause 60 provides that duties, when redeemed shall be at Parliament's disposal Unsubscribed part of the fund, no provision for disposal when redeemed, yet the intention thwarting the letter must control it. “The intention was to lessen the debt and establish a fund for paying them off.”
[Treasury Board Papers CCLXXII. No. 33.]
|586. Mr. Chock's account of the 1,500,000l. lottery fund of 8 Anne, from 1720, September 29, to 1729, September 29, income and payments. 1 sheet.|
Appending:—The account with the Exchequer of the income and discharge of the same fund for the same period, showing how the same has been applied, distinguishing each year. 1 sheet.
[Ibid, No. 34.]
|587. Abstract of the gross and nett produce of the Customs in Scotland from 1707, May 1, to date. 1 large sheet.|
[Ibid, No. 35.]
|588. Treasury fees for the month of September (ut supra January 31), 842l. 18s. divided equally ut supra ibid, and with receipts of Horace Walpole, John Scrope and the clerks.|
[Treasury Fee Book VI. pp. 317–27.]
|September 30.||589. Mr. Russell's bill of exchange from Gibraltar, dated August 20 last, for 300l. to John Noble or order is to be paid out of the King's money in Mr. Lowther's hands in like manner as the former bill for 200l.|
Order for preparation of a sign manual for 3,500l. to Mr. Scrope for the secret service.
On the letter from the Lords Commissioners of Trade of February last pressing the payment of 231l. 18s. 4½d. to the widow of Samuel Clark, late their doorkeeper, being moneys laid out by him for incidental services, the debt is allowed on the future quarterly bills of incidents. Mr. Popple to be written to, to inform their Lordships hereof.
The memorial of the Treasurer of the Navy of to day's date for 8,957l. 10s. for several services read and allowed out of the supplies, 1729.
William Richards, one of the deputy messengers attending this office, to have a salary of 20l. per annum. The same to be inserted in the warrant by which Mr. Mann and the other servants of this office are paid for extraordinary services performed in manner as the like salary is inserted for Thomas Thurkettle, another messenger. [Treasury Minute Book XXVI. p. 260.]
|September 30.||590. John, Lord Carteret, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, to the Lords of the Treasury, from Dublin Castle, transmitting the report of the Auditor General on the petition of Frances Alesieu alias Dumeny. 1 page.|
Appending:—(a.) Report referred to from Lew. Jones, Deputy Auditor General. Queen Anne by royal letters 1706, July 10, directed petitioner to be placed on the civil list of Ireland for a pension of 3s. a day. By further letters of 1710, April 27, petitioner's husband, Captain John Dumeny, was placed on the same list for an additional 12d. a day, to set him on a foot with other half-pay officers of his rank. In the letters a clause is contained that in case Captain John Dumeny predecease his wife, then the 3s. per day pension shall continue to petitioner during pleasure. Captain Dumeny died on the 19th of May last. 1¼ pages.
(b.) Reference, dated 1729, September 18, of Frances Alesieu's petition from the Lord Lieutenant to the Auditor General of Ireland. 1 page.
(c.) Reference, dated 1729, August 30, of same petition from the Lords of the Treasury to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland. 1 page.
(d.) Frances Alesieu's petition to the Lords of the Treasury. With copies of Queen Anne's letters of grant. 3 pages.
[Treasury Board Papers CCLXXII. No. 7.]