|June 22.||354. Same of Robert Jacomb, Deputy Paymaster of the Forces, containing statement of demands for offreckonings, clearings, and other services of the forces, to 1729, December 24, (total being 123,527l. 0s. 10½d.). 1 large page. [Ibid, No. 77.]|
|June 23.||355. Statement of quarterly bill ending 1730, June 23, for salaries for the officers for putting in execution the Acts of Parliament for granting several duties on money given with clerks and apprentices. Total 60l. 1 page. [Ibid, No. 78.]|
|356. Same of same quarter's salary bill for the officers for duties on vellum, parchment and paper. Total 2,286l. 5s. 3 large pages. [Ibid, No. 79.]|
|357. Same of payments made on account of barracks 1729, Lady Day, to 1730, Lady Day, certified by Luke Gardiner, Deputy Receiver General. Total payments, 20,993l. 13s. 4¾d. against an established allowance of 13,336l. 10s. 7 pages.|
Same of payments made on account of concordatums for same period, certified by same. Total payments, 8,793l. 1s. 4¼d., against an established allowance of 5,000l. 5 pages.
Same of payments made on account of military contingencies for same period certified by same. Total payment 5,883l. 4s. 3½d. against an established allowance of 3,000l. 5 pages.
[Ibid, No. 80.]
|June 23.||358. Royal sign manual directed to the Lords of the Treasury for the issue of 2,000l. to John Hedges for the use of the Prince of Wales. Given at the Castle at Windsor.|
Memorandum:—Warrant signed by the Lords of the Treasury, 1730, June 24. [King's Warrant Book XXX. p. 16.]
|June 23.||359. Warrant under the royal sign manual directed to the Lords of the Treasury for the issue of 10,000l. to the Royal Africa Company by way of imprest and upon account towards the maintenance of the British forts and settlements belonging to the said Company on the coast of Africa.|
Memorandum:—(As preceding memorandum verbatim.)
[King's Warrant Book XXX. p 16.]
|June 23.||360. Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the Auditor of the Receipt, to draw one or more orders for paying to the South Sea Company 1,000,000l. to be by them applied towards paying off so much of the 16,651,101l. 12s. 9¼d. being the now remaining capital sum belonging to the said Company in their own right, and commonly called South Sea stock, as provided in the Act of last session for raising 550,000l. by Exchequer bills. The said order to be satisfied out of moneys which at Midsummer next shall remain in the Receipt of the Exchequer of the Sinking Fund, and so further, quarterly, till the said million is completely paid.|
[Money Book XXXV. pp. 244–5.]
|June 24.||361. The memorial of the Commissioners of the Customs read, touching Mr. Scot's refusal to submit to their decision relating to his pretensions to a ship from Bilbao and some walnut tree plank under seizure upon the act of navigation, and also a petition on behalf of Mark Weyland, in behalf of the owners of the ship against Scot's demand. Scot to be advised to submit to the Commissioners decision according to their Lordships warrant, “the said warrant containing no other directions than what are usually given in cases of this compassionate nature and not having to their Lordships' remembrance been at any time before controverted by the King's officers.”|
The memorial from the Board of Works of 1729, April 30, with their estimate of 930l. for repairing walls in Somerset House, which are represented to be in a dangerous condition, read, and the work ordered.
Mr. Stanwix, on behalf of the executors of Mr. Gascoigne, informs their Lordships that his accounts as Receiver of Minorca are before the auditor up to 1723, and the rest promised. Believes there will be but a small sum in accomptant's hands.
The memorial of the Commissioners of Taxes naming trustees for the disposal of Wm. Cobbe's estates to satisfy his debts to the Crown as receiver of the house money com. Chester, read and approved.
The auditors of the revenues in Wales to give their Lordships an account of moneys remaining in the hands of the receivers at Lady Day last, this upon account of the Earl of Grantham's request to have the arrears on his pension, charged upon North Wales, to be paid out of the revenues of South Wales.
Sir Richard Lane's petition, touching a loading of salt relanded in Wales, read. Mr. Tilson ordered to state the case from the former report and this petition.
“See what proceedings have been on the Lord Strathnaver's petition to be paid for arms delivered up in the time of the rebellion in Scotland” and write to hasten a report thereupon.
The petition of Richard Waller on behalf of John Moore a lunatic, formerly warehouse keeper in the Pepper Office, praying some superannuation allowance, referred to the Commissioners of the Customs.
The report of the Commissioners of Taxes on Richard Lanham's petition for 353l. 12s. for extraordinary charges in bringing up the money of his receipts for land tax and house money, com. Wilts, for six years ending 1720, read and agreed to.
Lord Lonsdale's report on the petition of the steward of the Court within the Liberty of the Tower for a court-house and prison to be erected at the expense of the Crown read and referred to the auditor of the land revenues of the Crown, com. Middlesex, to report concerning said court and prison and the revenues arising to the Crown therefrom, and whether those revenues or other the land revenues of Middlesex will be sufficient to defray the expense.
Mr. Auditor Foley's state of the Earl of Scarborough's account of the ordinary and extraordinary expense of the stables, 1727, June 11 to 1728, June 30, read, and the necessary warrants ordered for passing same.
The judges are to be paid their salaries with the others usually paid with them for last Trinity term.
Mr. Lee is to have the salary of a judge of the King's Bench from the time that Reynolds, whom Mr. Lee succeeded in the King's Bench, was made Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer.
Mr. Pelham the late Secretary at War's report touching sums set in super on the late Earl of Portmore in the Paymaster of the Forces' account, and a further memorial from the executors of the said earl touching other supers, referred for report to the Auditors of the Imprests.
The memorial of the judges of Wales for a term in arrear to them on their salaries in the late King's time, read and deferred to the next meeting after the recess.
“Their Lordships declare that Edward Walpole, Esq. is to succeed Horatio Walpole as Secretary to the Treasury jointly with Mr. Scrope.” [Treasury Minute Book XXVI. pp. 319–21.]
|June 24.||362. Quarterly salary bill for the officers of the salt duty for the quarter ending June 24. (Total, 1,217l. 10s.) 1 sheet.|
[Treasury Board Papers CCLXXIII. No. 81.]
|June 24.||363. Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury [to the Postmasters General] authorising a renewal of the contract with Wm. Wilson, of Dublin, merchant, for furnishing and maintaining the like number of boats [three], and of the like burden, for the conveyance of mails and expresses between Holyhead and Dublin for seven years from 1730, Midsummer, at 300l. per annum for each boat, together with the allowance of all passengers and goods to be transported; Wilson to be at the charge of all wages, victual, and wear and tear, the Crown to be protected by covenants against any claim for loss, save for capture by the enemy.|
Appending:—Two reports of Ed. Carteret and E. Harrison, Postmasters General, to the Lords of the Treasury, the first dated 1730, April 24, on their Lordships' order of reference of February 19, concerning Wilson's petition. On petitioner's contract for 1723–6 he made only 399l. 12s. 3d. profit, owing to the great rise of prices in victualling provisions in Ireland, and to the decrease in passenger traffic, “most people finding it more convenient to pass the sea either on the yacht that attends the Government of Ireland's service, or else to go in merchant ships.” The correspondence between the two kingdoms necessitates three packet boats of the same burden as the Irish mails are sent in hence three times a week. Advise a renewal of the contract on the terms above specified.
[Warrants not relating to money XXIV. pp. 274–7.]
|June 24.||364. J. Scrope to the Receiver of Minorca, conveying the orders of the Lords of the Treasury for his giving the security of 3,000l. in the Exchequer for the due execution of his office.|
[Letter Book XVIII. p. 445.]
|365. Same to the Commissioners of the Customs, transmitting the orders of the Lords of the Treasury for the conveying of Lord Harrington's baggage to his house at Barn Elms, and its opening there before proper officers, great part consisting of books and papers, which it may be inconvenient to open except at his own house. [Ibid.]|
|June 24.||366. Order from the Lords of the Treasury for the execution of repairs at the roof of His Majesty's house at Greenwich, caused by the great defects in the lead, the narrowness of the gutters, cisterns, pipes, &c. as represented in a memorial from the Board of Works to the Lords of the Treasury, of date 1730, May 28. Charge not to exceed the estimated 400l.|
[Lord Chamberlain's Warrant Book I. p. 329.]
|367. Same from same for the execution of repairs at the wall in the lower court at Denmark House, viz. taking down same, shoring the building, and making good the ceilings, floor, and wainscot, also for taking down, rebuilding, and making good the wall by the cistern house belonging to the silver scullery office, housekeeper's kitchen, Sir Thomas Brand and Mr. Tonsen's lodgings. The total charge not to exceed the estimated 930l.|
[Ibid, p. 330.]
|June 24.||368. Royal sign manual directed to the Clerk of the Signet attending, for preparation of a bill to pass the Privy Seal appointing John Birch, Esq., one of the Sergeants at Law, to be fifth Baron of the Exchequer.|
[King's Warrant Book XXX. pp. 28–9.]
|June 24.||369. Royal sign manual directed to the Attorney or Solicitor General for the preparation of a bill to pass the Great Seal for the grant to Mary Campbell, wife of John Campbell, Esq. one of the Grooms of the Bedchamber, of the office of keeper of Denmark House, alias Somerset House, alias Strond House, in like manner as the same was granted to Dame Anne Stanley, deceased. Given at the Court at Windsor. [King's Warrant Book XXX. p. 20.]|
|370. Warrant under the royal sign manual to Henry Pelham, Paymaster General and Treasurer of Chelsea Hospital, to increase the salary of — Norton, Esq. Lieutenant Governor of the Royal Hospital at Chelsea, from 200l. per annum to 400l. [Ibid, p. 21.]|
|371. Same to Henry Finch, Esq. Receiver General of the Royal Patrimony and Revenues in Minorca, directing the payment to the executors of Colonel James Otway, late Lieutenant Governor of St. Philip's Castle, of 900l. in allowance for the house built by him, which is still continued as the constant place of residence for the Lieutenant Governors of the said castle, on production of a certificate from Colonel Richard Kane that he is satisfied with respect to a demand on Otway for a new set of arms and accoutrements which Otway ought to have provided for his regiment.|
Appending:—Certificate of Lord Carpenter as to the cost of the house built by Otway, dated 1730, June 17. [Ibid, pp. 21–2.]
|372. Same to Henry Pelham, Paymaster General of the Forces, to pay to Spencer Earl of Wilmington 52,298l. 19s. 4d. to complete services specified, in order to prevent confusion of accounts between Pelham and Wilmington. [Ibid, p. 23.]|
|373. Royal sign manual directed to the Lords of the Treasury for the issue of 230l. without account to Charles Shales, Esq. being the value of a ring procured by him and delivered to Sir Charles Wager for the Dey of Algiers. [Ibid, p. 24.]|
|374. Same directed to the Attorney or Solicitor General for preparation of a bill to pass the Privy Seal for the grant to the inhabitants of the island of Portland, Dorset, of license to dig stone within the commons of the island, and of 9d. out of every 12d. per ton of duty on the said stone, if not dug for the Crown, to be paid to George Dodington, of Eastbury, Dorset, who was elected trustee to the inhabitants of Portland at a special court held for the island and manor of Portland, 1729, July 30, under due notice given by the steward of the manor, Wm. Ring, Esq.|
[Ibid, pp. 24–6.]
|June 24.||375. Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the Clerk of the Pipe or his deputy to prepare a lease to pass the Exchequer Seal of a messuage and premises, containing 9a. 1r. 1p., and adjoining the remaining part of the royal garden, granted to trustees for the Duchess of Marlborough, to Richard Earl of Burlington, for 20½ years from 1740, November 2, at the rent of 35l. per annum and fine of 414l.|
Appending:—(a.) Particular and memorandum of same by Auditor Thos. Jett, 1730, May 16.
(b.) Like particular rated by Phillips Gybbon, 1730, May 30.
[Crown Lease Book II. pp. 51–5.]
|June 24.||376. Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the Clerk of the Pipe or his deputy to prepare like lease of the custody of the hundreds of Faircross and Kintbury-Eagle, co. Berks, to William Lord Craven for 24¾ years from 1731, June 13, at the ancient rent of 12l. 6s. 8d.|
Appending:—(a.) Particular and memorandum of the premises certified by Robert Gardner, Deputy Clerk of the Pipe.
(b.) Like particular rated by Ex. Sayer, Surveyor General, 1730, June 22.
(c.) Entry in Latin of the release. [Ibid, pp. 55–8.]
|377. Same from same approving of the articles of agreement between the King and Nicholas Rowland, of St. Christopher, planter, for the purchase of 47a. 2r. 28p. in Cabeca Terre quarter. Appending:—The articles of agreement. [Ibid, pp. 60–1.]|
|June 24.||378. Memorial of the Synod of Argyle, setting forth that King William, in consideration of their propagating the Gospel in the Highlands and other services, did, in 1695, grant to them the whole rents, &c. of the Bishoprics of Argyle and Isles for settling of schools, &c., that Queen Anne renewed same for 1705, and so yearly till recalled by a writ under Her Majesty's hand, that many of the tenants dispute petitioners' grant, and praying a renewal of same. Referred to the Barons of the Exchequer, Scotland.|
[North Britain Book IX. p. 463.]
|379. Signature of conveyance under form of a warrant under the royal sign manual for making a charter to pass the Seal appointed by the Treaty of Union, granting to Patrick Duff, of Premnay, and Margaret Duff his spouse, the lands and barony of Culter, comprising towns, lands, fishery, &c. specified at length, in the regality of St. Andrews, barony of Rescobie and sheriffdom of Aberdeen; the town and lands of Glastermuir, alias Glasterbery, in the parishes of Peterculter and Banchory-devenick, barony of Murtle and sheriffdom of Aberdeen, pertaining heritably before to the deceased Sir Alexander Cumming, of Culter.|
[Ibid, p. 476–85.]
|380. Same under form of same ordaining a charter to be passed under the Seal appointed by the Treaty of Union granting to Edward McCulloch of Ardwall, his heirs and assigns, the 18 merkland of Hills, in the parish of Lochrutton and stewartry of Kirkcudbright, with provision to pay the debts of the deceased Edward Maxwell of Hills, which Agnes Maxwell, relict of the deceased Mr. James Elder, minister of the Gospel at Keir, heir of line and of tailzie to the said Maxwell, might be liable to as heir of her said brother, also lands specified at length in the parish of Borgue, stewartry aforesaid, and the superiority of lands in the parish of Troqueer, stewartry aforesaid, all resigned to the Barons of the Exchequer on a disposition of same to Mr. Culloch, purely and simply by staff and bastion, as use is. [North Britain Book IX. pp. 464–9.]|
|June 24.||381. Signature of conveyance under form of a warrant under the royal sign manual ordaining a charter to pass the Seal appointed by the Treaty of Union, granting to James Anderson, commissary clerk of Moray (Murray), and Barbara King, his spouse, the town and lands of Over and Nether Linkwoods and Bagues Glass Greens, in the parish of Saint Andrews and sheriffdom of Elgin and Forres, pertaining heritably before to John Dunban, of Burgie, advocate, and by him resigned to Anderson by a procuratory of resignation, of date 1728, December 27.|
[Ibid, pp. 470–5.]
|382. An account of the gross and net produce of the duties on malt, mum, cider, and perry in Scotland for the years 1726–30. 1 sheet. [Treasury Board Papers CCLXXIII. No. 82.]|
|June 25.||383. Copies of the periodic returns for the quarters 1729, June 25 to September 29, 1729, December 25, to 1730, March 25, 1730, March 25, to June 25, of the ships and vessels entered inwards and cleared outwards at the port of New Providence, with details of ships and the particular quantity and quality of the loading of each vessel. 6 large sheets. [Ibid, No. 83.]|
|384. Memorial of John Russell to Sir Robert Walpole concerning his extraordinary expenses as Envoy to the Emperor of Morocco. The 300l. advanced was for his equipment. On the first journey he was furnished with horses, mules and provisions to and from the Court of Morocco, on his last journey he was obliged to be at all that expense. Also “the first [journey the] Emperor's great men, (who most would have had presents in money) being employed at the siege of Fez, and the Emperor at Mequinez; when at his last journey the Emperor himself was at Fez, and his great bashaws with him, and the people in power at Mequinez to be feed also, otherwise memorialist could not have complied with His Majesty's commands in bringing out of slavery his German subjects as well as English, all which he did. He was many times in the utmost danger of his life, and humbly hopes has faithfully discharged the trust he was honoured with. He, therefore, most humbly prays your Honour's directions for the balance of his account to be paid him, 48l. of which having been advanced by Mr. Riordane at Mequinez, agreeable to the advice of Admiral Cavendish in endeavouring to get the captives without ransom.”|
Appending:—(a.) An account of Mr. Russell's expenses to and from the Court of the Emperor of Morocco, and during his being there. Total of expense, 907l. 3s. 1d. entries commencing 1728, August 17, and ending 1730, June 25.
N.B.—“Expenses in Barbary their money is as follows, four blanquites is one ounce, 10 ounces of silver is one ducat, four ducats of silver is one moidore.” 11 pages.
(b.) “Mr. Russell's accounts. Balance due on my book of expenses, total, 157l. 15s. 1d.” 1 page.
(c.) An account of expenses that Mr. John Russell was at over and above what he has charged in his book of expenses for the first and second time of his being employed to the Court of the Emperor of Morocco (total, 305l. 15s. 10d.) 2 pages.
[Treasury Board Papers CCLXXIII. No. 84.]
|June 25.||385. Order from the Lords of the Treasury for the execution of a warrant from the Duke of Grafton to the Master of the Jewel Office, for the delivery to Lord Byron, of 110 ounces of gilt plate as a gift from His Majesty on the christening of his child.|
Memorandum:—This warrant will amount unto 65l. or thereabouts. [Lord Chamberlain's Warrant Book I. 329.]
|June 25.||386. Royal sign manual directed to the Clerk of the Signet attending, for preparation of a bill to pass the Privy Seal for the issue of 700l. per annum to Lord Lynn during his continuance in the office of Master or Treasurer of the Jewels, to which he was appointed by letters patent under the Great Seal of date on or about 1730, June 25.|
Memorandum:—Privy Seal bears date 1730, June 26.
[King's Warrant Book XXX. p. 17.]
|June 25.||387. Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury [to the Commissioners of the Customs] for the Receiver General and Cashier of the Customs to pay the bill of salaries to the officers of the Customs in the Plantations for the half year ended Midsummer, 1730 (total, 1,805l.). [Custom Book XIII. p. 84.]|
|388. Same from same [to same] for the bill of salaries of the Customs Officers, London port for the quarter ending 1730, Midsummer (total, 7,906l. 2s. 6¼d.). [Ibid.]|
|389. Same from same to the Commissioners of Customs to give directions to the Collectors of Customs in the outports to pay the established salaries for the same quarter, to the officers of the Customs in the outports, who are comprehended in the quarterly book transmitted from the Commissioners of the Customs to the Lords of the Treasury under the hand of Robert Parsons, Esq. Comptroller General of the accounts of the Customs, amounting in the whole to 11,942l. 19s. 2d. [Ibid.]|
|June 25.||390. Same from same to the Auditor of the Receipt to draw an order for paying to John Lawton 105l. for one quarter due, 1730, June 24, for himself and three clerks for sorting, digesting, methodising, and reducing to order the records and writings in the Court of the Receipt of the Exchequer.|
Appending:—Certificate of John Lawton to the Lords of the Treasury, dated Exchequer, 1730, June 24. “Since Lady Day last, I have employed Mr. Stewart in cleaning and putting in their proper places some quo warranto rolls (which lay mixed among other records) of the reign of Edward I. and also many Assize Rolls of that reign and of the reigns of Edward II. and III. which are all labelled to distinguish the respective years contained in them, in order to abstract them regularly when all sorted and cleaned. The other two clerks, Mr. Smart and Mr. Whiston, have been collecting together and cleansing essoin rolls and placita coronœ of the said three reigns.”
[Money Book XXXV. pp. 249–50.]
|June 25.||391. The memorial of Dr. Paul and Dr. Sayer, dated Doctors Commons, June 10, touching the methods to be pursued by the merchants in adjusting their claims for losses by Spain, ordered to be transmitted to Mr. Delafaye to be laid before the Duke of Newcastle for his Grace to take His Majesty's pleasure thereon.|
Memorial appended:—“As the losses of the subjects of each nation are to be adjusted in an amicable and not to be determined in a judicial way, the most expeditious, easy, and least expensive method will be …” &c. ut supra, p. 388.
The Africa Company are to have the 10,000l. issued to them out of the supplies of this year, pursuant to their Lordships order.
The Report of the Board of Works on the Earl of Halifax's petition for repairing the house and offices he enjoys as Auditor of the Exchequer, read. Precedents ordered to be searched, touching repairs of houses or offices belonging to the Exchequer, how the expense was defrayed.
Mr. Chetwynd's memorial of the 25th instant for 11,087l. 15s. 6d. to clear the establishment of pensions for Midsummer quarter, 1730, read and agreed to.
Mr. Kent having, by the King's commands, repaired the cracks and restored the paintings of 15 ceilings at Windsor, and one of the King's staircases there, from the top to the bottom in oil, order for the issue of 450l. to Kent, the Board of Works being first satisfied that the 300l. paid to Mr. Kent, December 11 last, for restoring the paintings of His Majesty's two great staircases at Windsor is not included in this work.
The petition of the Bishop of London for a lease of a house adjoining that he is now possessed of in Whitehall, referred to the Surveyor General to report the value with his opinion.
Order for the payment of 20l. to Mrs. Levet by Mr. Lowther, over and above the 10l. payable for the quarter ended Midsummer, 1730.
Order for repayment of 115l. to the Earl of Grantham, paid by him to Francis Clark in part of arrears from the late King as one of the corporals to the Yeomen of the Guard. Order for the entry of same in the book of arrears with a view to abatement “to avoid giving preference to one among such a body of men as the Yeomen of the Guard.”
The report of the Board of Works of the 22nd instant on Count Bothmar's memorial for repairs, read, and the work ordered on the estimate of 280l.
The order of the Council of date 1729, June 26, on the petition of Hugh Munro, for a place in the Customs, deferred, there being no vacancy.
Order for the examination of reports on papers in the Treasury Office, touching Sir Robert Sinclair, late Receiver and Paymaster of the Revenues in Scotland, and for preparation of a warrant for temporary stay of process.
The Clerks of the Council and the Sergeants at Arms to be paid the moneys in arrear to them on their salaries to Midsummer, 1726, out of the late King's arrears.
Upon Mr. Chancellor's going into Norfolk, their Lordships agree to adjourn, their next meeting to be at Windsor, July 13.
[Treasury Minute Book XXVI. p. 322–3.]
|June 26.||392. J. Scrope to the Auditor of the Receipt to examine a statement of the Sinking Fund enclosed and to issue to the South Sea Company 725,000l. upon the order in the name of that Corporation for 1,000,000l. for redeeming part of the said company's capital.|
Appending:—Statement of the Sinking Fund referred to.
[Disposition Book XXIX. p. 289.]
|June 26.||393. Privy Seal directed to the Lords of the Treasury for the issue of 3,000l. to Thomas Holles, Duke of Newcastle, for secret service. Given at the Palace of Westminster.|
[King's Warrant Book XXX. p. 29.]
|June 26.||394. Petition [to the Lords of the Treasury] from Edmund Bishop of London for grant of a term in Mrs. Marshall's lodging at Whitehall, to encourage him to rebuild same, for the future benefit of the Crown, he having agreed with her to quit and it lying very convenient for him, as it is contiguous to the grant be has there. Referred to the Surveyor General.|
[Crown Lease Book II. p. 23.]
|June 26.||395. J. Scrope to the Barons of the Exchequer in Scotland, requesting their report on the memorial of WilliamLordStrathnaver, for the payment of the value of certain arms delivered up to the Government: same having been referred to them by the Lords of the Treasury, 1728, August 13.|
[North Britain Book IX. p. 454]
|June 26.||396. Same to Mr. Delafaye, transmitting from the Lords of the Treasury the memorial of Dr. Paul and Dr. Sayer proposing a method for the verification of the merchants' claims against Spain, for time to lay same before the Duke of Newcastle for His Majesty's pleasure thereon. [Letter Book XVIII. p. 445.]|
|June 26.||397. J. Scrope to Mr. Scot, conveying the orders of the Lords of the Treasury for his submitting himself to the decision of the Commissioners of the Customs, according to the tenor of their Lordships' warrant of the 10th instant, touching his pretensions to a ship from Bilbao and some walnut-tree planks under seizure under the Act of Navigation. [Letter Book XVIII. p. 446.]|
|398. Same to Auditor Godolphin, conveying the directions of the Lords of the Treasury for an account of the moneys remaining in the hands of the Receivers of the Revenues in North and South Wales at Lady Day last over and above the payments chargeable thereon.|
|399. Same to the Auditors of the Imprests, transmitting from the Lords of the Treasury for consideration the report from the late Secretary at War touching the sums set in super on the late Earl of Portmore in the account of the Paymaster of the Forces.|
|400. Same to Auditor Jett, transmitting from the Lords of the Treasury the report of Lord Lonsdale, Constable of the Tower, on the petition for a court-house and prison there, for examination as to same and as to the sufficiency of any revenues therefrom or of the land revenues of Middlesex for that expense. [Ibid.]|
|June 27.||401. Letters patent, in Latin, under writ of Privy Seal, appointing Wm. Lord Harrington one of the principal Secretaries of State in place of Charles Viscount Townshend, whose letters patent, of date 1727, July 27, are hereby revoked.|
[King's Warrant Book XXX. pp. 32–3.]