|June 1.||297. The petition of the almswomen of Clerks' Hall in Bishopsgate Street, London, for repairing their crazy tenements, &c. Read and referred to Mr. Auditor Jett.|
The Report of the Commissioners of Taxes on the petition of Thomas Clifford, Receiver General of the Taxes for Monmouthshire, for 500l. 17s. 3d. extraordinary allowances from 1723–8. Agreed to. [Register of Papers VI. p. 167.]
|298. Warrant under the royal sign manual to the Commissioners and Trustees for Fisheries and improvements in Scotland, approving of the propositions contained in their report for|
employing 1,242l. 13s. 9d. the savings of the money intended for improvements in the years ending at Christmas 1728 and 1729, as follows:—
(1.) A salary not exceeding 55l. to be allowed to a riding surveyor for surveying the curing of herrings in the Firth of Clyde and on the N.W. coast.
(2.) Salaries of 10l. each to 10 additional stamp masters and lappers.
(3.) An additional 50l. to be distributed in small prizes to housewives in the divisions of the additional lappers after the rate of 5l. for each division.
(4.) 42l. 1s. 8d. to be allowed for purchasing three reeds and three shuttles to be given as prizes to the most expert weavers at each of the stations where lappers are placed.
(5.) 130l. to be allowed as a salary for one year to a skilful person for coming into and settling in Scotland to instruct the manufacturers in the several branches of the linen trade.
(6.) 100l. for encouraging persons in different parts of the country to set up Spalden's machine for breaking and dressing flax.
(7.) 10l. to be allowed for one year to a proper person for inspecting and stamping cambrics.
(8.) To issue so much as the necessary expense for setting up the cambric manufacture shall exceed the 2,000l. allowed originally for that purpose.
[North Britain Book IX. p. 460.]
|June 2.||299. J. Scrope to Mons. Reichenbach. Is sorry he has had so much trouble about the pictures. Wrote instantly to the Commissioners of the Customs by the request of the Lords of the Treasury for passing the equipage with all civility, and sent the answer of the Commissioners to Mr. Tilson of the Secretary's office, “not having the honour to be known to you myself.”|
[Letter Book XVIII. p. 441.]
|300. Same to Mr. Missing, conveying the command of the Lords of the Treasury for his attendance on them on Tuesday morning next, to answer complaints from Gibraltar of the ill state of the provisions supplied there under his contract. [Ibid.]|
|301. Same to the Secretary at War, conveying desire of same for his attendance on the same occasion with any officers of the garrison of Gibraltar now residing here, who are acquainted with the matter of the provisions. [Ibid.] pg. 380|
|302. Same to Henry Finch, Receiver of the Revenues of Minorca, conveying the orders of the Lords of the Treasury for a statement of the revenues of Minorca as concerning Col. Kane's memorial for a new set of arms for his regiment. [Ibid.]|
|June 2.||303. Order from the Lords of the Treasury to the master of the Jewel Office for the execution of a royal sign manual, dated Richmond, 1730, May 23, for providing for Richard Earl of Burlington, lately elected Knight Companion of the Garter, one Great Collar with the enamelled George appendant, a plain gold George and a Garter of blue velvet with gold letters, buckle, and pendant.|
Memorandum:—This warrant will amount unto 230l. or thereabouts. R. Sedgwick.
[Lord Chamberlain's Warrant Book I. p. 326.]
|304. Same from same to same for execution of a royal sign manual, dated Richmond, 1730, May 23. for supply to Philip Earl of Chesterfield, lately elected Knight Companion of the Garter, one Great Collar, &c. [as immediately above]. [Ibid.]|
|June 2.||305. Warrant under the royal sign manual directed to the Auditors of the Imprests, authorising Henry Pelham to apply out of the deductions of 12d. in the £ the several yearly sums, making in all 5,656l. 1s. 8d. for his own allowance of 3,000l. per annum and for under officers and incidents.|
[King's Warrant Book XXX. pp. 1–2.]
|June 2.||306. Petition [to the Lords of the Treasury] from George Wynne, Esq. for a further term to the lease of the mines of copper, lead, and coal held by his father in the lordship of Denbigh, and of all mines on waste lands in the hundreds of Isdulas, in the said county, at the yearly rent of 6s. 8d. and one-tenth of the profits. Referred to Dr. Exton, Surveyor General.|
[Crown Lease Book II. p. 22.]
|June 2.||307. Petitions of the Receivers General of the Land Tax, 1730, seriatim by counties, for continuance in office, and with directions thereupon, viz. “continued,” “respited,” or “appointed,” as the case may be. 1 page. [Register of Papers VI. p. 168.]|
|June 2.||308. Order for the preparation of a warrant for taking in a further loan of 100,000l. on the land tax, 1729, at 3 per cent. interest.|
Sir Wm. Strickland's letter, with other letters accompanying, of complaint against Mr. Missing with respect to the provisions by him furnished for victualling Gibraltar, read, and Missing's reply thereto. Their Lordships conceive the garrison has not had the provisions there as ought to have been, nor have the provisions been English, as by the contract, but Irish. Missing to attend on Tuesday next.
The Commissioners of the Taxes called in, and their certificate of the state of the receivers' accounts for the land tax, 1729, read. The former receivers continued for the present year, except five respited for their backward payments.
The memorial of the Treasurer of the Navy, of the 2nd instant, for 22,122l. and 3,000l. for paying off three ships, and contingencies, read and ordered.
The Duke of Wharton having had judgment of outlawry for high treason pronounced against him, Mr. Cracherode is to exhibit an English information against his trustees for the discovery of his estates and effects.
Mr. Lowther is to pay, out of the King's money in his hands, to the two persons who style themselves Princes of “Libanan,” 20 guineas apiece as His Majesty's bounty towards carrying them home.
Order for the preparation of a warrant to the Master of the Ordnance to pay 569l. 13s. 9d. to Bacon Morris for converting an old building near Landguard Fort into a convenient dwelling house for the Governor there.
Count Bothmar's memorial for the Board of Works to be ordered to repair the King's house, which he inhabits, near the Cockpit, in St. James's Park, read and transmitted to the Board of Works for an estimate.
Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer notifies the King's assent to the following papers:—(1.) For the issuing of 841l. 6s. to the Paymaster of the Works on account of repairing the road leading to Kensington through Hyde Park. (2.) For the pulling down and rebuilding the Painted Chamber according to the address of the House of Lords, which is to be sent to the Board of Works to lay a plan of this work before their Lordships, with an estimate for same.
Order for the payment of 6,570 dollars, at 4s. per dollar, on Consul Russell's bills of exchange from Gibraltar for redemption of several captives in Barbary.
Order for the preparation of a warrant for the Receiver of the Revenues of Minorca to pay the executors of the late Col. Otway, 900l. for a house built by him there, and ever since used for His Majesty's service. The warrant to be put into Col. Kane's hands to be applied towards lessening the debt owing by Otway at his death to his regiment.
Mrs. Cressett's letter to the Chancellor of the Exchequer for arrears from the late King on her pension, read. Their Lordships can. do nothing in the way of preference to debts of the like nature.
Mr. Lowther is to pay, out of the King's money in his hands, 240l. 16s. 8d. to Wm. Wilkins for the London Journals, delivered to the Post Office from 1729, December, to 1730, May.
The Commissioners of the Customs to permit Monsieur Reichenbach, the King of Prussia's Minister, residing here, and now recalled, and on his return home, to ship free the pictures he lately imported as furniture for his own house.
Timothy Black ham and Thomas Muncaster to be tidesmen at Liverpool, loco John Page and Joseph Nock, deceased.
Henry Jelly to succeed James Lamb as land surveyor at Dover. [Treasury Minute Book XXVI. pp. 307–9.]
|June 3.||309. Memorials read from the Board of Ordnance for the money disbursed in building and repairing barracks in the Savoy, and repairing storehouses at Gibraltar; order for the issue of 40,000l. to clear the deficiency in that office, anno 1729.|
Order for the issue of 1,000l. to the Cofferer of the Household towards the expenses of the installation entertainment, as desired by the Board of Greencloth in their letter of the 1st instant, and a further 1,000l. for French wines.
Roger West to be a tidesman at Newcastle, loco George Featherstonehaugh, dismissed.
Peter Moss to be a boatman at Newcastle, loco John Marley.
Their Lordships inform Mr. Godard, one of the Commissaries for [treating with the Commissaries of] Spain, that, according to Dr. Paul, the King's Advocate, the fees for authenticating, in the Court of Admiralty, the merchants' claims on Spain will amount to 3–4,000l. instead of 3–400l. as was represented by the Commissary's memorial when the King undertook to pay those fees himself. Godard to discuss the matter with the Judge of the Admiralty and Dr. Paul, and attend Tuesday next.
The letter of the Commissioners of Customs, Scotland, read concerning the 34,401l. 7s. 10d. remaining in the hands of their cashier on March 25 last, and items chargeable out of same for services detailed. Their Lordships approve of the method taken by the said Commissioners of keeping the accounts of fines and forfeitures distinct, and consent to the replacing out of the above balance the disbursements made out of the revenues of Excise for managing the duty on malt. On a medium of five years the malt duty there has produced about 20,000l. but for the last three years has proved deficient. Their Lordships, therefore, do not think fit to give any immediate directions for the payment of the surplus of 1727 for encouraging the fisheries and other improvements in Scotland.
The Barons of the Exchequer in Scotland to forward accounts of arrears in the hands of any collectors or receivers of the public revenues. [Treasury Minute Book XXVI. pp. 310–2.]
|310. Wm. Sloper, in the absence of Horatio Walpole, Cofferer of the Household, to the Lords of the Treasury, requesting the issue to the Cofferer of 2,000l. 1,000l. of it to pay for a quantity of French wines, 1,000l. for the expense of the installation of His Royal Highness the Duke; the Officers of the Greencloth having, by their letter of the 1st instant, signified that it will be immediately needed for that purpose. Cofferer's Office, June 3. 1 page.|
[Treasury Board Papers CCLXXIII. No. 67.]
|June 3.||311. Orders from the Lords of the Treasury to the Board of Works to make an estimate of the charge of repairing the house inhabited by Count Bothmar in St. James's Pari, and for the repair of the Painted Chamber in reply to the address of the House of Lords for repair of same.|
[Lord Chamberlain's Warrant Book I. p. 327.]
|June 3.||312. Letters patent in Latin appointing Charles Duke of St. Albans constable of Windsor Castle, in place of Charles Duke of Carlisle, whose letters patent, dated 1727, September 28, are hereby revoked. By writ of Privy Seal.|
[King's Warrant Book XXX. pp. 13–15.]
|June 3.||313. Letters patent by writ of Privy Seal appointing Charles Duke of St. Albans to be Governor and Captain of Windsor Castle and of the forts and fortifications belonging to the same in place of Charles Earl of Carlisle, appointed to the same under letters patent of 1727, September 18. [Ibid, pp. 26–8.]|
|[After June 3.]||314. R. Arundell, Tho. Ripley and W. Du Bois, of the Board of Works, to the Lords of the Treasury, transmitting a plan of the Painted Chamber at Westminster together with an estimate of the charge of performing what works are necessary to be done there. Are of opinion that the east end of the Painted Chamber and the side wall, so far as the same is in a dangerous condition, ought to be rebuilt. The charge according to design annexed with the making several accommodations thereto, may amount to 2,500l. not including the expense of painting and statues, if thought proper to be done. But the season being too far advanced think it may be made very secure for the next sessions at a very small charge.|
Appending:—Four drawings to scale, of the Painted Chamber, front to the river, side and end elevations, and design for ceiling. 3 sheets. [Treasury Board Papers CCLXXIII. No. 68.]
|June 4.||315. Report from the Commissioners of Excise to the Lords of the Treasury upon the representation of James Dickinson, late an assistant for the duties on soap, discharged for drunkenness and neglect of duty. 1 page.|
Appending:—Dickinson's petition to the Lords of the Treasury. 1 page. [Ibid, No. 69.]
|316. Edw. Greenly to John Scrope, transmitting an account of the fees which the judge of the Admiralty and Register claim upon the authenticating each claim of the merchants against Spain by the Treaty of Seville. Doctors Commons, June 4. 1 page.|
Appending:—(a.) “The method the Judge of the Admiralty both intend to proceed in to authenticate the claims of the merchants, together with a statement of the charges of the judge and register upon each claim.” 2 pages.
(b.) Dr. G. Paul to [Scrope], dated Doctors Commons, 1730, May 26, concerning the fees in the Admiralty Court on the claims of English subjects under the treaty of Seville, said claims being referred to commissaries and proper proofs and vouchers for same being to be made in the High Court of Admiralty. 1 page.
(c.) Same to same, dated Doctors Commons, 1730, June 2. Has nothing to do with the affair of fees. “As His Majesty's advocate I have great variety of business, and about 20l. a year profit communibus annis. Since His Majesty in compassion to the losses of his subjects has been pleased to take upon himself the payment of the fees and charges which may attend the authenticating the claims there appears a much greater number of merchants who propose to claim than could, be expected. I had with me this morning some merchants that asserted there would be 50 claims upon one single ship.” 1 page.
[Treasury Board Papers CCLXXIII. No. 70.]
|June 4.||317. Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to Edward Harley, Esq. one of the Auditors of Imprests, allowing and authorising the passing the account of the late Wm. Earl of Cadogan of the money imprested to him as master of His late Majesty's robes for the two years ending 1725, as also the accounts of Charles Lord Cadogan as executor to the said Earl, of money imprested to him for clearing several services relating to the said office to 1726, July 17.|
Prefacing:—The accounts in detail.
[Warrants not relating to money XXIV. pp. 271–3.]
|June 4.||318. J. Scrope to A. Cracherode conveying the directions of the Lords of the Treasury for the exhibiting an English information against the trustees of the Duke of Wharton or any others holding his effects in order to the issuing of commissions into the proper counties for seizing his estates or effects, he having had judgment of outlawry for high treason pronounced against him and the record thereof being perfected, as appears from the state of causes for 1730, Trinity Term. [Letter Book XVIII. p. 442.]|
|June 4.||319. Privy Seal directed to the Lords of the Treasury, authorising the payment to Spencer Earl of Wilmington, Keeper of the Privy Seal, of 4l. per day in lieu of the ancient diet of 16 dishes of meat heretofore settled and allowed to the keeper of the Privy Seal, “And for which we have now thought fit rather to grant the said daily sum than the said diet should be taken in kind,” and an additional 1,175l. per annum, to commence from May 8 last. Given at the Palace at Westminster.|
[King's Warrant Book XXX. p. 3.]
|June 5.||320. J. Scrope to the Barons of the Exchequer in Scotland, requesting an account of the debts due from any collectors or receivers of His Majesty's revenue in Scotland.|
[North Britain Book IX. p. 461.]
|321. Same to the Commissioners of Excise, Scotland, conveying the approval of the Lords of the Treasury of the method taken by them in keeping the account of fines and forfeitures separate and distinct, and requesting information as to the 3,025l. 7s. 1d. remaining in their cashier's hand at the demise of the late King.|
|June 8.||322. Warrant under the royal sign manual directed to the Auditors of the Imprests, the King's Remembrancer, the Treasurer's Remembrancer in the Exchequer and the Clerk of the Pipe, for the discharge of a super of 1,680l. set upon the accounts of Doctor William Neilson, late director of the hospital at Gibraltar, as per accounts of same cited in detail and signed by James Penman and William Scott, master surgeons of the said hospital. Given at the Court at Richmond.|
[King's Warrant Book XXX. pp. 6–7.]
|June 9.||323. Royal sign manual directed to the Clerk of the Signet attending, for the preparation of a bill to pass the Privy Seal for the payment of 4,000l. per annum to Thomas Lord Trevor as President of the Privy Council.|
Memorandum:—Privy Seal bears date 1730, June 17.
[Ibid, p. 5.]
|June 9.||324. Anthony Cracherode to John Scrope, recommending his memorial for 2,500l. having had to pay large rewards this year for the taking of highwaymen, and hearing that there will be more at the next sessions at the Old Bailey. 1 page,|
Appending:—Memorial of Cracherode to the Lords of the Treasury, praying the payment of 2,500l. upon account for the Clerks in Courts bills for all the business of the year which will end the 11th instant. 1 page.
[Treasury Board Papers CCLXXIII. No. 71.]
|June 9.||325. J. Scrope to the Commissioners of Excise transmitting from the Lords of the Treasury the memorial of Edmund Strudwicke, Agent to General Whetham's regiment of foot, with orders for the supply of the regiment as therein desired.|
[Letter Book XVIII. p. 442.]
|June 9.||326. Warrants under the royal sign manual countersigned by the Lords of the Treasury [to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland] exempting from the duty of 4s. in the £ the following:—|
Henry Earl of Deloraine, member of the Peers of Great Britain, and a Brigadier General in Ireland.
Viscount Shannon, Member of Parliament of Great Britain and Commander-in-Chief of His Majesty's forces in Ireland.
Sir Robert Rich, Bart. Member of Parliament of Great Britain and colonel of a regiment in Ireland.
Sir Charles Hotham, Bart. Member of Parliament of Great Britain and Minister in Prussia, and lieutenant colonel of a regiment in Ireland.
Major General Sutton, Member of Parliament in Great Britain and Envoy to Prussia, and colonel of a regiment of foot in Ireland.
Charles Cathcart, Member of Parliament of Great Britain and colonel of a regiment in Ireland.
John Earl of Rothes, lieutenant colonel to Sir James Wood's regiment.
Brigadier General Barrel, appointed to command in North Britain, and colonel of a regiment in Ireland.
Colonel Henry Hawley and Colonel John Ligonière, Aides-de-Camp to His Majesty, and colonels of regiments in Ireland.
[Irish Book VIII. p. 370.]
|June 9.||327. Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury for the King's Remembrancer in the Exchequer or His Majesty to take the security for 7,000l. offered for Richard Reddall, of Clerkenwell, Receiver General for the county of Bedford of the land tax, 1730, by bonds in His Majesty's name, and if need be to make forth a dedimus potestatem to fit persons for taking any part of the said security in the country.|
Appending:—(a.) Report, dated 1730, June 8, from the Commissioners of Taxes to the Lords of the Treasury concerning the sufficiency of the above security.
(b.) List of like warrants on like reports for all the Receivers General, with the various amounts of security offered.
[Affairs of Taxes III. 313–15.]
|June 9.||328. The petition of Wm. Hucks for renewing a lease of Doghouse Field, a piece of ground in St. James's, Westminster, referred to the Surveyor General.|
Their Lordships observing that solicitations for resignation of places, especially in the Stamp Office, are become more frequent than usual, resolve to discountenance such solicitations and not give way to them for the future.
Dr. Sayer, the King's Surveyor, comes in for the first time. Godard, Stert, and Greenley to be here to-morrow about the charges for authenticating in the Admiralty the merchants' claims.
Mr. Secretary at War, Lieutenant-Colonel Hargrave, Mr. Missing, and Mr. De la Fountain attended on the complaint about victualling Gibraltar. Colonel Hargrave justified the causes of Brigadier Clayton's complaint in his letter of April 6 last from Gibraltar. Missing produced Clayton's certificate of the quantity, quality, and condition of the stores there on March 24 last. Their Lordships observe that the stores are far short of being kept up to six months' provision, as the contract directs, although Missing has an advance of 10,000l. for that purpose, and also apprehend that since the indulgence allowed him during the siege of Gibraltar he has furnished half his provisions from Ireland instead of England, in breach of his contract. Brigadier Clayton to be written to, to know for what time Irish beef has been delivered, and in what proportion to English, and for what time meal has, been delivered in lieu of peas.
[Treasury Minute Book XXVI. p. 313.]
|June 10.||329. The petition of Benjamin Derbie and Philip Baker to be Receivers General of the county of Somerset, in the room of Mr. Penny, deceased, read and referred to the Commissioners of Taxes.|
The petition of Joseph Veale, Receiver General of the duties on houses for part of the county of Devon, proposing new security in the room of George Gould, of Exeter, who has failed in his credit, read and referred to same.
The report of the Commissioners of Taxes for repaying Mr. Henry Moreton the Crown's share of the charge in dividing some waste lands in Lancashire, part of the estate of Nath. Molineux, late Receiver General of the said county, and under extent, read and agreed to. [Register of Papers VI. p. 170.]
|June 10.||330. Report by G. Paul and Exton Sayer, of Doctors Commons, to the Lords of the Treasury on the order signified by Edward Greenly, His Majesty's Procurator General, as to the easiest and least expensive way to be taken by the merchants for verifying and making out their claims to be laid before the commissaries in order to obtain restitution or satisfaction from Spain, pursuant to the Treaty of Seville. The least expensive and quickest way will be for merchants to verify and make out their respective claims by affidavits or sworn memorials to be taken before the Judge of the High Court of Admiralty or one of his surrogates, and attested by His Majesty's Procurator General, the letters, bills of lading, invoices and other papers being thereto attached: the whole to be laid before the Lords Commissioners of Trade and by them transmitted to His Majesty's Commissaries. 2 pages.|
[Treasury Board Papers CCLXXIII. No. 72.]
|June 10.||331. Mr. Stert, Mr. Godard and Mr. Greenley called in. Mr. Greenly acquainted their Lordships that the authenticating the merchants' claims will be put into such a method as that the fees thereof to be paid by the King will not exceed 400l.|
The Duke of Newcastle having by letter of May 30 last, signified the King's pleasure for issuing 200l. to buy a ring to be presented to the Dey of Algiers, Mr. Shales, the King's goldsmith, is ordered to procure a ring of that value and present to their Lordships for their approbation.
Order for the preparation of warrants for clearing the foreign ministers on their ordinary and extraordinaries to Lady-Day, 1730.
Mr. Finch, Receiver of Minorca, by his letter of the 6th instant intimates that the revenues there, including the ecclesiastical rents, will not bear a further 1,600l. for providing Kane's regiment with a new set of arms, the fund for that purpose having been misemployed by the late Colonel James Otway. Finch to attend on Tuesday next with a state of the revenues of Minorca from 1712, September 30.
George Swallow's petition to non pros. an information of seizure against his ship for trading contrary to the Act of Navigation, and two reports of the Commissioners of the Customs of 1729, July 23, and 1729–30, March 20, read. Their Lordships'adhere to the prosecution.
The report of the Commissioners of stamp duties of the 9th instant on Mr. Cartwright's petition for enlarging his office as receiver of these duties and for an additional clerk, read. Their Lordships disapprove of purchasing Mr. Townsend's lodgings for 1,300l. as there advised, but agree to the adding a single room. They decline to add another clerk.
The petition of Thomas Robinson and Abraham Fowler, officers of the Court of Record within the Tower liberty, for erecting a court house and prison at the expense of the Crown, read and referred to Lord Lonsdale, Governor of the Tower.
The report of the Commissioners of Taxes of 1729, November 8, for 44l. 15s. 6d. to be paid to Henry Moreton by Mr. Rogers, receiver of Nathaniel Molyneux's estate, read and agreed to.
Mr. Delafaye to acquaint the Duke of Newcastle that their Lordships have no objection against His Grace procuring for Mr. Gulston, contractor for furnishing masts for the Navy, the royal licence for cutting trees in New England for that purpose as the practice has formerly been.
The petition of Wm. Darby, Henry Roper, John Street, and John Combs, prisoners in Dorset gaol for running goods, for release, read and referred to the Commissioners of Customs.
The report of Mr. Cracherode, dated 1729–30, January 6, on Bacon Morrice's memorial complaining of the town of Ipswich encroaching on His Majesty's right in taking ballast from the beach of Landguard Fort point, read. The third Thursday in July appointed for a hearing of the town by their counsel.
The memorial of the Commissioners for the new churches, dated 8th instant, read. Warrant ordered to be prepared for impresting to their treasurer 18,000l. as follows:—
|For endowing the new church at Bloomsbury||3,000|
|For endowing the new church at Limehouse||3,500|
|For endowing the new church at Deptford -||3,500|
|For rebuilding St. Giles's church||8,000|
|Order for payment to Johanna Broughton, widow of Thomas Broughton, late Commissioner of Excise in Scotland, her husband's salary from the date of his decease to the appointment of his successor.|
Order for the payment by Mr. Lowther of 50l.l. to Mr. King, late Keeper of the Treasury Chamber, as royal bounty.
Order for the preparation of a sign manual for paying Mr. Anstis the sums set forth in his representation as payable for fees, gratuities, and other demands on the installation of His Royal Highness the Duke.
Mr. Missing to furnish copies of all quarterly returns and certificates of the quantity and quality of provisions in store, made by the Lieutenant Governor of Gibraltar since 1729, September 24. [Treasury Minute Book XXVI. p. 314–6.]
|June 10.||332. J. Scrope to the Receiver of the Revenues of Minorca, conveying the desire of the Lords of the Treasury for his attendance on them on Tuesday next with a state of the revenues of Minorca from 1712, September 30, to the latest date possible.|
[Letter Book XVIII. p. 442.]
|June 10.||333. Order from the Lords of the Treasury for the execution of a warrant from the Duke of Grafton to the Duke of Montagu, of date 1730, May 16, for the delivery to Charles Brumpsted Clerk of His Majesty's robes and wardrobes, of the following particulars which His Majesty is pleased to allow him once in 3 years, viz. 1 feather bed and bolster, 2 down pillows, 1 pair of cloth blankets, 1 chest carpet, 1 counterpoint of tapestry lined with canvas, 2 pairs of holland sheets and 2 cabinets.|
Memorandum:—This warrant will come to 37l. or thereabouts
[Lord Chamberlain's Warrant Book I. p. 327.]
|334. Same from same for execution of warrant, dated 1729–30 March 23, from the Duke of Grafton to the Duke of Montagu, for the delivery to Grey Maynard of the following, viz. for the Prince of Wales, a compos back and seat walnut tree dressing chair, cane back and seat, and a feather cushion, covered with crimson velvet, and a false case of crimson harrateen for an easy chair; likewise for the Duke's necessary woman, a 4-post field bedstead for one person, the furniture of a green watered “cheny,” with a complete set of bedding and three ordinary matted bottom chairs, also for the maids of honours' servants, 12 strong wooden chairs.|
Memorandum:—This warrant will come to 47l. or thereabouts, 1730, June 4. [Ibid.]
|335. Same from same for execution of same from the Duke of Grafton to the Duke of Montagu, for the delivery to Grey Maynard of the following:—For the King's bed, a pair of white sarcenet blankets quilted, and the bolster to be covered with white satin, a wainscot press for papers for the Prince of Wales's Council Chamber at Somerset House, four umbrellas for Baron Hattorff's apartment at St. James's, to cover a cushion with crimson harrateen for the Duke, to put up window curtains in Mons. Herdenberg's lodgings, repairing and putting up some umbrellas at St. James's and to fix up the traverse in the chapel and taking it down.|
Memorandum:—This warrant will amount unto 66l. or thereabouts. [Ibid, p. 328.]
|336. Same from same for execution of same, dated 1730, May 16, from the Duke of Grafton to the Duke of Montagu, for the delivery to Grey Maynard of the following, for the immediate service of the Princesses Royal, Amelia, and Carolina, viz. 9 pairs of holland sheets, 5 yards by 3, and 12 pillowbiers, ¾ yard by ½ yard.|
Memorandum:—This warrant will amount to 104l. or thereabouts. [Ibid.]
|337. Extracts of Acts of Parliaments from 21 James I. cap. 28, sect. 3, to 3 Geo. II, sect. 14 and 15 relating to the export of corn and rates on same. 11 pages.|
[Treasury Board Papers CCLXXIII. No. 73.]
|June 11.||338. J. Scrope to Henry Viscount Lonsdale, Constable of the Tower, transmitting from the Lords of the Treasury for report a petition from Thomas Robinson, chief steward of the Court of Record within the liberty of the Tower of London, and Abraham Fowler, chief bailiff of the same, praying the erection of a court house and prison for the liberty and precincts of the Tower at the expense of the Crown. [Letter Book XVIII. p. 442.]|
|June 11.||339. Certificate by same of the exhibition of a breviate of the yearly revenue and expenses of the University of Glasgow, for the years 1723–6, signed by Neil Campbell, Principal, showing that the expenses exceed the revenue in the said four years by 168l. 5s. 32/3d. [North Britain Book IX. p. 461.]|
|June 12.||340. J. Scrope to Mr. Delafaye conveying the assent of the Lords of the Treasury to the granting the usual license to Mr. Gulston, contractor with the Commissioners of the Admiralty for masts, to cut trees in New England. [Letter Book XVIII. p. 443.]|
|341. Same to Mr. Missing, conveying the directions of the Lords of the Treasury for his transmitting to them copies of the quarterly returns and certificates made by the Lieutenant Governor of Gibraltar since 1729, September 24, of the quantity and quality of the provisions remaining in store there. [Ibid.]|
|June 13.||342. Report of the Commissioners of Customs to the Lords of the Treasury on the petition of Don John D'Abadia, agent to the King of Spain, and contractor for clothing the Spanish army, concerning the duty of 5s. per piece on white woollen cloth exported, praying in regard the said cloths are ready dressed, scoured and pressed, and in all respects completely manufactured, that the said duty may be remitted on 80 pieces of cloth, which he was then exporting, he not having, through ignorance of the laws here, made any provision in his contract for same. The intention of the 6 Anne, c. 8, was to prevent the exporting woollen cloths white, and thereby giving foreigners an opportunity of dyeing and dressing them abroad. Petitioner is therefore entitled to relief. 2 pages.|
Appending:—(a.) Statement of opinion by the Attorney General, Sir Philip Yorke, dated 1730, May 18, on a case submitted concerning the above. 2 pages.
(b.) The petition of Don John D'Abadia to the Lords of the Treasury. 2 pages. [Treasury Board Papers CCLXXIII. No. 74.]
|June 13.||343. Letters Patent, in Latin, appointing Wm. Lee one of the Justices of the King's Bench. By the King.|
[King's Warrant Book XXX. p. 12.]
|344. Royal sign manual directed to the Lords of the Treasury for the issue of 385l. 7s. to John Anstis, Garter King at Arms, to be applied for the discharge of fees and gratuities upon the installation of H. R. H. William Duke of Cumberland. Given at the Court at Windsor.|
Appending:—Memorial of John Anstis, Garter, to the Lords of the Treasury, with a detailed bill of offerings, gratuities and fees payable at the installation as settled in a Chapter of the Order of the Garter. [King's Warrant Book, XXX. p. 8–9.]
|June 16.||345. The Commissioners of Excise, Edinburgh, to the Lords of the Treasury in reply to their Lordship's orders of the 5th instant. Promise to keep the account of fines and forfeitures, they being at the disposal of the Crown, separate and distinct from the other branches, and to remit to London the balance in the cashier's hands on the malt duties for the year 1728, 1729 and 1730. The whole fines and forfeitures were for several years past paid in separately, and as no “preceipt” was, until lately, drawn thereupon the amounts thereof have increased until at his late Majesty's demise there was 3,025l. 7s. 1d. in the cashier's hands on that account. And though several preceipts have of late been drawn upon the head of fines and forfeitures the Barons of the Exchequer have always restricted the same to such fines only as arose since His late Majesty's demise. “As to any other demands upon us for fish and flesh debentures, or on any other account that became due before the demise of His said late Majesty, we know of none except 85l. 12s. 1d. for herring debentures, which were formerly short paid, 8¾ pence, per barrel.” By an Act of fifth George, the same was ordered to be made good for herrings exported before 1719, May 1. Some of the proprietors of such debentures have not yet demanded the said additional payment of 8¾d. per barrel and on the whole the demand amounts only to the above sum. 2 pages.|
[Treasury Board Papers CCLXXIII. No. 75.]
|June 16.||346. Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the Surveyor General (Dr. Sayer) authorising him to proceed on any petitions or warrants signed by their Lordships on reports of the late Surveyor General Phillips Gybbon, which had not been proceeded on or executed by Gybbon on the day of his removal from the said office; in order to prevent charge and inconvenience to suitors. [Warrants not relating to money XXIV. pp. 274.]|
|June 16.||347. “A third person stileing himself a Prince of Mount Libanon, is to have 20 guineas out of the King's money in Mr. Lowther's hands to enable him to proceed on his voyage home as two others have already had.”|
Twenty pounds to be paid to George Wood, Wm. Wood and Francis Tuckfield, of Germoe, Cornwall, reward for the arrest of Thomas Richards, alias Luggervan, convicted of felony.
Mr. Clavell's letter of May 25 last, concerning the fees of his deputy as patent officer at Poole, read and referred to the Commissioners of Customs for some moderation in the rules respecting such allowances to patent officers' deputies.
The memorial of the Earl of Halifax read, for repairs to be made in the house he inhabits as Auditor of the Exchequer and in a building adjoining, used as a repository for books and papers. Referred to the Board of Works.
Henry Finch, Receiver of the Revenues of Minorca, lays before their Lordships an abstract of all moneys received 1712–27, by Mr. Joseph Gascoigne, late Receiver General there, and of salaries and allowances out of same. Executors of Gascoigne to attend Wednesday, 24th instant.
The memorial of the South Sea Company, dated 12th instant, for the payment, in one sum, of the million which they are to receive at Midsummer next, in part of their capital, read. The Governor of the Bank of England to attend on Wednesday, 24th instant, about the loan to be then made on the Sinking Fund to complete the said million.
The memorial of May 28 last from the Board of Works read, representing the bad condition of the roof of His Majesty's house at Greenwich. The work ordered at the estimate of 400l.
The Commissioners of the Customs to cause John Heathcote to be instructed in the business of the Customs by attending at the water side.
Order for the preparation of a warrant for issuing to Mr. Shales 230l. for a ring he has procured for a present from the King to Dey of Algiers. [Treasury Minute Book XXVI. pp. 317–8.]
|June 17.||348. J. Scrope to [the Commissioners of Customs] transmitting from the Lords of the Treasury the letter of Mr. Clavell, customer in the port of London, concerning the hardship of the rules lately confirmed by their Lordships relating to allowances to be made by patent officers to their deputies, for consideration as to some moderation of the said rules. [Letter Book XVIII. p. 244.]|
|349. Same to the Commissioners of Excise, conveying the directions of the Lords of the Treasury for the payment into the Exchequer, on the 23rd instant, of all moneys arising by the revenues under their management. [Ibid.]|
|350. Same for same to the Commissioners of Customs, Commissioners for Hawkers and Pedlars, Commissioners for Wine Licenses, Commissioners for Hackney Coaches, Commissioners for Salt, Commissioners for Stamps, Postmasters General. [Ibid.]|
|June 17.||351. Order from the Lords of the Treasury to the Board of Works to view the house of George Earl of Halifax, Auditor of the Receipt, and estimate for its repair, he having repaired it, during the 16 years he held it, at his own expense, and also paid a rent for a Teller's room next to it. In 1700, when Charles Earl of Halifax was Auditor, many and extensive repairs were made to the house by the Board of Works.|
[Lord Chamberlain's Warrant Book I. 329.]
|June 18.||352. J. Scrope to the Governor or Deputy Governor of the Bank of England. The South Sea Company being desirous of receiving the million which is to be paid in part of their capital stock, as the fund shall produce sufficient to answer the same there will be no occasion to negotiate a loan to make up the the said million, nor to attend the Lords of the Treasury on Wednesday next concerning same. [Letter Book XVIII. p. 443.]|
|June 19.||353. Memorial of the South Sea Company to the Lords of the Treasury, signed by D. Wescomb, consenting to receive at Midsummer 750,000l. or such sum as shall then be in the Exchequer belonging to the Sinking Fund, in part of the 1,000,000l. previously desired to be paid in one sum, the sum at present wanting in the Sinking Fund to complete the million being not above 250,000l. their Lordships giving warrant on the said fund in the usual manner for the payment of the remainder with interest at 4 per cent. South Sea House, June 19. 1 page.|
[Treasury Board Papers CCLXXIII, No. 76.]