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'Treasury Books and Papers: November 1730', Calendar of Treasury Books and Papers, Volume 1: 1729-1730 (1897), pp. 470-480. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=87313 Date accessed: 23 September 2014.


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November 1730

November 6.645. Same to Mr. Carkesse, desiring the forwarding to the Lords of the Treasury of the copy of the deputation appointing Mr. Fitzwilliams Surveyor General of the southern district of America, together with copy of the instructions given him.
[Letter Book XIX. p. 14]
November 8.646. Commission by the King at Westminster appointing Robert Pauncefort, of the Inner Temple, a King's Counsel, with 40l. per annum fee. [King's Warrant Book XXX. p. 335.]
November 10.647. Petition [to the Lords of the Treasury] from George Smith, Esq. for an extension to 50 years of his lease of several outhouses and other buildings, part of the old Palace of Richmond, in consideration of their wanting to be rebuilt. Referred to the Surveyor General. [Crown Lease Book II. p. 102.]
648. Same from Nathaniel Blackerby, for extension to 50 years of his lease of a messuage in St. Alban Street. Referred ut supra. [Ibid.]
649. Same from Wm. Dawson, for a lease for three lives of certain lands in the county of York, at the rent of 21l. Referred ut supra. [Ibid.]
650. Same from Wm. Sharpe, Esq. for an extension of lease of messuages in Beake Street and Swallow Street, granted to Mr. Beake. Referred ut supra. In margin:—“This not proceeded on.” [Ibid.]
November 16.651. The representation of the Commissioners for Taxes for a warrant to the King's Remembrancer to make out a particular of Thomas Mell's extended estate as security for Charles Wilkinson, late Receiver General for Yorkshire, read and agreed to.
The petition of Richard Woolaston, Esq. for repayment of 2,995l. 11s.d. by him overpaid on his account of the land tax, 1721, by placing the same to his account of the land tax, 1722, pursuant to a clause in an Act passed last session of Parliament, read and referred to the Commissioners of Taxes.
The petition of Simon Taylor, Esq. to be Receiver General of the present year's land tax, in the room of Mr. Allen, for part of Norfolk, read and referred to the same.
[Register of Papers VI. p. 178.]
November 18.652. Petition [to the Lords of the Treasury] from Sir Matthew Decker, Bart, for a lease for 50 years of parcels of ground at Richmond, of which he is in possession, and of certain lodgings, formerly part of the old Palace of Richmond, and demised to the Countess of Winchelsea, whose term expired at Lady Day, and she not having applied to renew same. Referred to the Surveyor General. [Crown Lease Book II. p. 116.]
November 18.653. Report of Anthony Cracherode to the Lords of the Treasury on the petition of Thomas Potts concerning the proceedings taken by the sheriff in Potts' action for debt against John Voyce. Finds the statements of the petitioner true, and recommends payment to him of 113l. 19s.d. out of the 137l. 11s. 9d. paid into the Exchequer by the sheriff. 2 pages.
Appending:
—(a.) Potts' petition to the Lords of the Treasury, with order of reference thereupon, dated 1730, August 27, from the Lords of the Treasury to Cracherode. 2 pages.
(b.) Report of E. Taylor, Deputy King's Remembrancer of the Exchequer, to James Reynolds, Esq. Lord Chief Justice of the Exchequer, dated 1730, June 25, as to the sum of Pott's debt. 1 page.
(c.) Affidavit by Potts, dated 1730, April 24, as to the facts of his case. 1 page. [Treasury Board Papers CCLXXIV. No. 46.]
654. Charles Carkesse to John Scrope, forwarding copy of the deputation appointing Mr. Fitzwilliams Surveyor General of the southern district of America, as also copy of instructions given him thereupon, same to be laid before the Lords of the Treasury. 1 page.
Appending:
—(a.) A parchment copy of the letters patent from the Commissioners for Customs constituting Richard Fitzwilliams Surveyor General of all the duties and impositions in the southern part of the continent of America, dated 1727, November 21.
(b.) Instructions by the Commissioners for Customs to Richard Fitzwilliams, “Surveyor General of the southern district on the continent of America, in which is contained South and North Carolina, Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, the Bahama Islands, and Jamaica,” a book containing 46 written pages and a printed copy (four pages) of an Order in Council, dated at the Court at Kensington, 1721, October 2, enjoining upon all Governors and Commanders-in-Chief of His Majesty's Colonies and Plantations in America to strictly observe and enforce the several laws now in force for the regulating of trade and navigation; said order being made upon two petitions of the United Company of Merchants trading to the East Indies, setting forth that ships have frequently been sent out from Great Britain and from the British Plantations in America, under pretence of trading to Guinea for slaves, which have carried great quantity of arms, ammunition, and stores to Madagascar, within the limits of petitioners' charter, where the pirates often make their rendezvous, and that they negotiate the Indian goods, got from the pirates in exchange, in the West Indies at good prices. [Treasury Board Papers CCLXXIV. No. 47.]
November 18.655. The Agents for Taxes are called in and acquainted that Simon Taylor is to be receiver of the land tax, 1730, for that part of Norfolk which for 1729 was received by Allen. The Agents to advise with the Attorney General about the instructions to be given to Taylor, and to adjust with him the form of a receipt to be given so as to secure both the Crown and the collectors.
The memorial of the Earl of Wilmington of the 17th instant, for 28,247l. 8s. for pay of staff officers and garrisons from 1729, December 25, to 1730, June 24, and for 10,000l. for pay to the Hessians to same date, read and ordered.
The auditor of Wales to lay before their Lordships a state of the revenues of Wales, with the charge and arrears thereupon and the time to which the accounts have been passed.
A petition of Micajah Perry and other Virginia and Maryland merchants, about importing tobacco of New Spain from the British plantations in America to this kingdom, read and referred to the Commissioners of Customs.
“Upon reading a memorial from the Board of Works, dated the 16th of October last, whereby the sum of 223l. 2s. 2d. is stated to be due to John World for rent, repairs, and other demands for his house in Essex Street, used for the Cotton Library, till the same was lately removed from thence to Lord Ashburnham's, my Lords order the said sum to be issued to the Paymaster of the Works to clear the account of the said rent and demands accordingly.”
Mr. Halls' report and observations on the account of expenses in the Removing Wardrobe signed by Mr. Keene during the King's residence at Wondsor last summer, and regarding the practice of paying four superannuated Yeomen of the Guard 19l. in money in lieu of 36l. in livery, read. Halls to attend to-morrow.
The petition of the justices of peace for Warwick read for the public to be at the expense of transporting felons under sentence of transportation from their county gaols. “My Lords say no public money is in their power to defray this expense, and that the contract with Mr. Forward which is for transporting felons at the King's expense will not be enlarged.”
Mr. Hucks's request to change a name in an office of one of the surveyors for windows agreed to.
[Treasury Minute Book XXVI. pp. 367–8.]
November 19.656. Royal sign manual directed to the Lords of the Treasury for the issue of 665l. 2s. 4d. to Thomas Minors, His Majesty's goldsmith, for divers quantities of gilt and white plate delivered into the Jewel Office for the royal service in the quarter ended Michaelmas, 1730.
Appending:—Statement of Minors' bill as allowed by Lord Lynn, 1730, November 1, and particulars of the plate.
[King's Warrant Book XXX. pp. 90–1.]
657. Warrant under the royal sign manual to same for the issue of 600l. out of the 4½ per cent. duty from Barbadoes to Wm. Mathew, for one moiety of the salary of 1,200l. per annum payable to the Captain General and Governor-in-Chief of the said islands for his maintenance in the said government for one year from 1729, September 12; it appearing by certificate that Thomas Earl of Londonderry, late Captain General and Governor-in-Chief of the Leeward Caribbee Islands, died at St. Christopher, 1729, September 12, and that William Mathew, Lieutenant Governor of the said island, did immediately take upon him the government thereof, and continues to exercise same.
Appending:—Certificate to the effect as above signed by Alured Popple, and dated Plantation Office, 1730, November 13.
[Ibid, pp. 91–2.]
658. Privy Seal directed to the same for the payment to Walter Titley, resident with the King of Denmark, of 300l. for his equipage, and 3l. per day for his ordinary entertainment, to commence from 1730, November 3; same to be in revocation of the Privy Seal of date 1728, May 31, directing payment of 5l. per day to John Campbell, commonly called Lord Glenorchy, envoy extraordinary to the King of Denmark.
[Ibid, p. 95.]
659. Royal sign manual directed to the same for the issue of 2,000l. to John Hedges for the use of the Prince of Wales.
Memorandum:—Warrant signed by the Lords of the Treasury, November 20. [Ibid, p. 48.]
660. Same directed to same for the issue of 6,671l. 10s. to John Selwyn, treasurer to the Queen, being the established allowance for the three Princesses for the year ending 1731, Michaelmas.
Memorandum:—Ut supra. [Ibid, p. 88.]
November 19.661. J. Scrope to Auditor Godolphin conveying the desires of the Lords of the Treasury for a statement of the revenues of the Principality of Wales with the charge thereupon.
[Letter Book XIX. p. 9.]
November 19.662. Elfred Staples, at the recommendation of Sir Wm. Ashburnham, approved to act as his deputy as a Commissioner for Alienations, in the room of Guy Vane, Esq. deceased.
The Agents for Taxes lay before their Lordships a form of receipt approved by the Attorney General, to be given by Mr. Taylor to the collectors in Norfolk who have unadvisedly paid to Allen on the land tax, 1730, together with an account of the towns within the said receipt that made no first payment of the land tax, 1730, to Allen, the money from which towns amounts to 1,054l. 1s. 11¼d.
Mr. Hall's report on the account of expenses for the Removing Wardrobe, read, and a copy ordered to be transmitted to Mr. Pelham, the Lord Chamberlain's secretary, in order to a reforming the gross abuses there represented. Their Lordships agree to allow the four superannuated Yeomen of the Guard 25l. per annum in lieu of liveries.
The memorial of the officers of the Works, dated October 17, for 368l. 16s.d. to clear the repairs of Fulham Road, read and ordered. [Treasury Minute Book XXVI. p. 369.]
November 20.663. Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the Surveyor General to make forth a constat or to send to the auditor for a particular of the fines for alienations and other profits and premises, part of the honour of Clare, in the counties of Norfolk, Huntingdon, and Cambridge, in order to the passing a lease thereof, under the Exchequer Seal, to John Fowle, Esq. for 29 years from 1732, Michaelmas, at the ancient rents of 11l. 5s.d.
Appending:
—Report, dated 1730, November 4, from Exton Sayer to the Lords of the Treasury on Fowle's petition for same.
[Crown Lease Book II. pp. 118–9.]
664. Same from same to same for same of lands on the west side of the Royal Hospital at Chelsea, in order to the passing a lease thereof under the Exchequer Seal to Thomas Ripley for several rents and terms respectively detailed.
Appending:—Report, dated 1730, November 18, from Exton Sayer to the Lords of the Treasury on Ripley's petition for the above. [Ibid, pp. 120–2.]
November 20.665. Same from same to the Commissioners of the Customs in Scotland, authorising them to purchase two new boats for about 20l. each and to appoint to each boat a surveyor at 30l. per annum, and six watermen at 20l. per annum each, to be stationed, one at Dunbar, on the south side of the Firth, and the other at Crail, on the north side of the Firth, and authorising the discharge of the commander and men of the “Princess Louisa” sloop and to sell same.
Appending:—Memorial of the Commissioners of the Customs, Scotland, to the Lords of the Treasury, dated September 24, recommending as above an order to put a stop to “a practice very detrimental to the fair trader and the revenue of this country, which has, of late years, so much prevailed here, that we think it our duty to represent same to your Lordships. It is the providing with clearances for Norway the ships whereof the cargoes are intended to be run, whereby to protect them from seizure in case of their being boarded by any of the sloops or officers on the coast before they have completed their design or else to qualify their reports inwards in such manner that such part of the cargo only is entered, whereof the duties are inconsiderable, the high duty and prohibited goods being reported for foreign ports; nor have we been able to prevent it by any trials at law.”
[North Britain Book X. pp. 42–4.]
November 20.666. Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the King's Remembrancer in the Exchequer authorising the delivering up and vacating the bond for 6,000l. to his late Majesty entered into by Micajah Perry, Esq. on behalf of John Grimes, Esq. as Receiver General of His late Majesty's revenues in Virginia, Perry having executed a bond for the like sum to His present Majesty.
Prefacing:—Report of H. Walpole to the Lords of the Treasury of date 1730, November 16, on Perry's memorial praying as above.
[Warrants not relating to money XXIV. p. 301.]
November 20.667. The Agents for Taxes attend with the draft of instructions for Mr. Taylor's conduct in the receipt of the land tax for part of Norfolk. Agreed to.
The same Agents directed to inform themselves particularly of the 16,000l. informed by the Chamber of London to be remaining uncollected on the land tax, 1729. The justices of the peace to be quickened to order process herein.
A letter from Mr. Burchett, Secretary to the Admiralty, of date 1730, November 19, with papers relating to the discouragements which Captain Barnet, Commander of the “Spence”sloop, has met with from the Commissioners of the Revenue in Ireland with respect to a seizure on the west coast of Ireland of brandy and tea from Nantes, read and referred to the said Commissioners.
[Treasury Minute Book XXVI. p. 370.]
November 21.668. J. Scrope to the Commissioners of the Revenue, Ireland, transmitting from the Lords of the Treasury a letter from Mr. Burchett, Secretary to the Admiralty, dated 19th instant, relating to a seizure made by Captain Barnet, Commander of the “Spence” sloop as above. “If by the laws of Ireland a seizure cannot be made till ships are brought into port or hulk broke, any assistance from the Admiralty can be of no use to you and will be an unnecessary expense. However, if in this case the captain of the sloop has mistaken the law, my Lords are of opinion he should not suffer by his zeal for the service.” [Irish Book VIII. p. 378.]
November 23.669. Same to the Auditor of the Receipt, conveying the desire of the Lords of the Treasury for a statement of the deficiency of the East India Company's fund from 1730, Lady Day to Michaelmas, in order that same may he made good out of the Aggregate Fund as provided by the Act 3 Geo. II.
[Letter Book XIX. p. 16.]
November 24.670. The Earl of Dorset, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, to the Lords of the Treasury. “The Lords Justices of Ireland having transmitted to me the enclosed memorial of Edward Lovet Pearce, Esq. and certificate of Luke Gardiner, Esq. thereupon, by which it appears that according to Mr. Pearce's estimate, the sum of 2,978l. 13s.d. gross is still wanting to finish the new Parliament House at Dublin, and their Excellencies having acquainted me that they are informed the work must be at a stop in a little time unless His Majesty's letter be obtained for paying the said sum, there being no other method there whereby the Treasury can be warranted to advance that money, I have moved His Majesty for his Royal letter for paying the said sum for the purpose above mentioned, and His Majesty having been … pleased to condescend to this request I desire your Lordships will be pleased to order the proper instrument to be prepared accordingly for His Majesty's signature.” 2 pages.
Appending:
—(a.) The memorial of Edward Lovet Pearce, Esq. to the Lords Justices of Ireland. Has carried on the building of the new Parliament House with such expedition that he expects it will be ready by the middle of October next, but conceives the supplies already given for that work may not be sufficient to put it in a condition proper to hold there the next sessions of Parliament. The sum granted by Parliament for the work was 16,000l. of which memorialist has received 14,521l. 2s. 11d. There will be further chargeable against the work 550l. extra charges issued by Luke Gardiner prior to the work, and 480l. for Treasury fees. There is therefore a balance of only 448l. 17s. 1d., over and above which there will still be required a matter of 2,876l. 6s. 1 page. Succeeded by—
A summary of all the different works to be done in order to finishing the new Parliament House (total amounting to 3,331l. 4s.d.). ½ page.
(b.) Certificate from Luke Gardiner, Deputy Receiver General, to the Lords Justices of Ireland, of the amount paid to Captain Pearce, viz. 15,078l. 1s.d. and of the further sum wanted to finish the new Parliament House, viz. 2,978l. 13s.d. 1 page.
(c.) Detailed statement of same amounts as in (b.) in tabular form. 1 page. [Treasury Board Papers CCLXXIV. No. 48.]
671. Memorial of Mary Campbell, housekeeper of Somerset House, to Sir Robert Walpole for the payment of her salary from the death of Lady Stanley, her predecessor, on the 1st March last. 1 page. [Ibid, No. 49.]
November 24.672. The report from the Commissioners of Excise of date 1730, October 15, on Bryan Hinton's petition for enlargement agreed to upon the usual bond for payment of the debt to the Crown of 54l. 8s.d. for malt duty.
Mrs. Campbell, housekeeper at Somerset House, is to be paid the established salary for that employment from the day she was sworn into the same by the Lord Chamberlain.
The report of the Commissioners of Cuntoms of the 14th instant on John Harper's petition for staying proceedings against him for running goods, on a composition of 122l. 10s., read and agreed to.
Robert Gates is at his own request removed from being a boatmen in London port to be a waterman in the searcher's boat at Windsor.
Samuel Gray, messenger of the press, is to be paid by Mr. Cracherode his disbursements, 1730, July 20 to November 12, amounting to 15l. 17s. 10½d. [Treasury Minute Book XXVI. p. 371.]
November 25.673. The Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to the Lords of the Treasury. The Lords Justices of Ireland have transmitted a memorial of Col. Robert Burton, Colonel of the Battle-axe Guards, praying His Majesty's letter for 740l. for clothing of the said Guards, to which His Majesty consented. Requests their Lordships to order preparation of the proper instrument. 1 page.
[Treasury Board Papers CCLXXIV. No. 50.]
November 26.674. Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the Surveyor General to make forth a constat or send to the proper auditor for a particular of Edith Colledge's lodgings in the Cockpit in order to the passing a new lease thereof under the Exchequer Seal to her for 30½ years from 1749, Februaiy 12, without fine, at the ancient rent of 6l. 13s. 4d.
[Crown Lease Book II. p. 123.]
675. Same from same to the Clerk of the Pipe or his deputy, to prepare a lease to pass the Exchequer Seal of a messuage in St. James's Street abutting west on the garden belonging to Wm. Pulteney, Esq. to Francis White, gent, for 46 years from 1734, Lady Day, at the yearly rents of 5l. and 12d. and fine of 750l.
Appending:
—(a.) Constat of the premises rated by Exton Sayer, 1730, November 8.
(b.) Entry in Latin of the release. [Ibid, pp. 123–6.]
676. Same from same to same for same of three messuages in Jennyn Street and Piccadilly to Wm. Sandys, gent, for 39½ years from 1740, Michaelmas, at the rent of 8l. 15s. and fine of 150l.
Appending:
—(a.) Constat of the premises rated by Exton Sayer, 1730, November 6.
(b.) Entry of the release in Latin. [Ibid, pp. 127–9.]
677. Same from same to same for same of a piece of land, part of the field or close called Pall Mall Field, alias St. James's Field, near Pall Mall Street, and six messuages thereon, to Jane Barnes, widow, for 39½ years from 1740, Michaelmas, at the rent of 17l. 15s., and fine of 300l.
Appending:
—(a) Constat of the premises rated by Exton Sayer 1730, September 2.
(b.) Entry in Latin of the release. [Ibid, pp. 130–2]
November 26.678. Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury confirming articles of agreement between the King and Giles Mardenbrough, of the island of St. Christopher, planter, for the purchase by the latter of 76a. 3r. 14 p. in Basse Terre quarter.
Appending:—The articles of agreement.
[Crown Lease Book II. pp. 133–4.]
679. Same from same confirming same between the King and Mansel Franks of the island of St. Christopher, for the purchase of 94a. 0r. 16p. in Cabeca Terre quarter.
Appending:—Articles of agreement. [Ibid, pp. 134–6.]
November 26.680. Same from same to the Auditor of the Receipt, to draw an order for paying to Jonathan Forward, merchant, of London, 1,160l., for transporting 232 felons from various gaols, detailed, at 5l. per head.
Appending:—(a.) Certificate by Richard Michell, Clerk of Assize for Surrey, Sussex, Hertford, Essex, and Kent, dated 1730, November 11, of 77 felons shipped on the “Smith” frigate in the Downs, W. Loney, master, with list and names of prisoners.
(b.) Similar certificate by George Buckeridge, as to 155 other felons, with list and names of same.
(c.) Certificate by Matthew Tanner, deputy to Jackson, clerk of the peace of the city of London, and by John Matthews, clerk of the gaol delivery, Middlesex, dated November 6, of Forward's proper execution of bond for the effectual transportation of the above. [Money Book XXXV. pp. 378–81.]
November 26.681. Edward Arnold is to have the next vacancy as tidesman in London port.
Mr. Corbet is to bring a memorial for three months on the course of the Navy: and the East India Company being willing to pay their 200,000l. into the Exchequer before December 25, without rebate or discount for the advance, their Lordships are obliged to them for their condescension and desire, 100,000l. to be paid in the beginning of next week, and the rest on or about December 10.
A letter from the Commissioners of Excise, relating to a petition from the traders of Norwich, complaining of the decline of trade there occasioned by smugglers on their coast, read.
The salary of James Jenour, surveyor of lands in North Carolina, to be 40l. per annum.
[Treasury Minute Book XXVI. p. 372.]
November 26.682. Order from the Lords of the Treasury for the execution of a warrant, dated 1730, September 26, from the Duke of Grafton to the Duke of Montagu, for the supply to Grey Maynard of the following, viz., leather covers lined with flannel for two inlaid tables, glasses and stands, in the royal apartment at Somerset House, also two canvas wrappers to cover the furniture, and to give orders to take down furniture in several apartments there, and for an upholsterer's and joiner's man to attend at Windsor during His Majesty's residence there. Likewise at St. James's to take down blue camlet bed hangings and window curtains, to clean, alter, and new make up; the upholsterers, joiners, and cabinet makers to take down, repair, and put up furniture in the Prince of Wales's and the Princess's apartment there. Also two pair of large arms for candles with large backs.
Memorandum:—This warrant will come to 130l. or thereabouts. [Lord Chamberlain's Warrant I. pp. 337–8.]
November 26.683. Order from the Lords of the Treasury for execution of a warrant, dated 1730, June 9, from the Duke of Grafton to the Duke of Montagu, for the delivery to Grey Maynard of 5 pairs of blankets, 3 mattresses, 3 bolsters, 2 rugs, and 1 calico quilt, for the use of the gentlemen porters at St. James's and Whitehall.
Memorandum:—This warrant will come to 18l. or thereabouts, 1730, November 21. Thos. Dummer. John Halls, Comptroller.
[Ibid, p. 338.]
684. Same from same for execution of same, dated 1730, September 4, for the supply to Mrs. Elizabeth Stubbs, ratkiller in ordinary to His Majesty, of a livery for 1730, as formerly allowed.
Memorandum:—This warrant will come to 13l. 10s. or thereabout 1730. November 21, &c. [as above]. [Ibid.]
November 27.685. Letters patent granting to John Couraud the office of Secretary of the Latin tongue, with a fee of 80l. per annum, that office having been surrendered by Wm. Lee, by a deed poll under his hand of date 1730, November 11.
[King's Warrant Book XXX. pp. 104–6.]
November 27.686. J. Scrope to the Secretary of the East India Company conveying the desires of the Lords of the Treasury for the paying into the Exchequer 100,000l. at the beginning of next week and 100,000l. about the 10th of December, being 200,000l. which the Company are enjoined to pay on or before 1730, December 25, and the Company having condescended to pay it without rebate at any times convenient before then. [Letter Book XIX. p. 16.]
November 27.687. Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to Sidney Godolphin and William Lowndes, auditors for passing the accounts of the Cofferer of His Majesty's Household, authorising them to give allowance to Thomas Cremer in his accounts for money issued to him during the vacancy of the Cofferership of the Household, viz. 1728, June 25, to 1730, May 2, of 792l. 11s. 6d. for his own services and cravings.
Prefacing:—Cremer's petition for same to the Lords of the Treasury, dated November 23.
[Warrants not relating to money XXIV. p. 303.]
November 28.688. Commission from same appointing James Jenoure Surveyor General for the admeasuring, surveying, and setting out of lands in that part of the province of Carolina that lies N. and E. of Cape Fear, at a yearly salary of 40l. and fees, to commence from date hereof.
[Warrants not relating to money XXIV. pp. 304–5.]
November 28.689. Four breviates by Allan Whitefoord, Receiver General of Scotland, of the moneys by him received and issued from 1730, June 27 to November 28. 4 sheets.
[Treasury Board Papers CCLXXIV. No. 51.]
November 30.690. Copy of an order taken at a general court of the Governors of Queen Anne's Bounty for their treasurer, Mr. Elwes, to obtain the necessary orders from the Lords of the Treasury for the payment of 13,137l. 13s.d. out of the revenues of first fruits and tenths, “for the use of their Corporation.” 1 page. [Ibid, No. 52.]
691. Charles Mason to John Scrope. Being required to pay in the balance of his account as late Treasurer and Paymaster of the Transports, proposes to execute a letter of attorney empowering Samuel Edwards to receive all his rents until the satisfaction of his debt to the Crown. 1 page.
Endorsed:
—Mr. Mason. To be laid before the Lords of the Treasury. 1730, December 10, Inquire of Mr. Edwards if he is willing to accept this trust. [Ibid, No. 53.]
November 30.692. J. Scrope to the Comptrollers of the Army Accounts, transmitting from the Lords of the Treasury for report the memorial of the Paymaster of the Forces to contract for clothing the 35 companies of invalids. [Letter Book XIX. p. 16.]
November 30.693. Royal sign manual directed to the Clerk of the Signet attending for the preparation of a bill to pass the Privy Seal for granting to John Couraud 200l. a year as secretary of the Latin tongue, he being appointed by letters patent, of date 1730, November 27, in place of Wm. Lee, promoted to be one of the judges of the King's Bench. Given at the Court at St. James's.
[King's Warrant Book XXX. pp. 88–9.]
694. Warrant under the royal sign manual for the passing of letters patent under the royal seal of the province of South Carolina, constituting James Abercrombie Attorney General of the said province. [Ibid, p. 121.]