Minute Book
May 1702

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'Minute Book: May 1702', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 17: 1702 (1939), pp. 28-38. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=87352 Date accessed: 26 July 2014.


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May 1702

May 1,
forenoon.
Present: ut supra.
My Lords cannot pay any bounty to the slain officers' widows, having received his late Majesty's directions to the contrary.
Ordered that 13333l. 6s. 8d. in deficient tallies on the second 2s. Aid in the Navy Treasurer's hands be applied towards the debt of the Second Book [of Navy bill debts.] Ibid., p. 159.
eodem die, afternoonPresent: ut supra.
The Customs Commissioners are called in. Their papers are read and answers [are minuted or endorsed] on them.
They insist that in the charter of the two East India Companies the said Companies be obliged to give their common seal with 2 or more sureties for their Duties [on goods] that are bondable.
[Give notice] to the Attorney and Solicitor General and to the said Commissioners to be here on Tuesday afternoon at 6 concerning the security to be given as above. The Commissioners say when the Old Company gave only their common seal they did not clear in 7 years.
Order the Customs Commissioners to put the bonds for the 15 per cent. due from the Old Company, into the hands of their Solicitor in order to recover the money due thereupon: [the proceeds] to be paid to the Receiver General of Customs in order that he may be enabled out of the same to satisfy the debentures charged or chargeable thereupon.
[Order for] 754l. to be issued to the Earl of Ranelagh on account of subsistence to Teviot's Dragoons: to be issued out of loans on Malt and to be accounted part of the 700,000l. Ibid.
May 5,
forenoon.
Present: ut supra.
[Write] to the Customs Commissioners and the Attorney and Solicitor General not to attend this afternoon.
Send to the Customs Commissioners, for their opinion thereon, a copy of the clause [in the proposed charter or indenture for uniting the two East India Companies] concerning security [to be given by them.]
[The draft of a royal] letter for the deficient tallies of 13333l. 6s. 8d. to be applied to debts of the Second Book of the Navy is read and approved.
Prepare the warrants for [Richard] Ustwick [collector of Bideford port] and John Bolitho [Surveyor in Plymouth port] to exchange places.
Issue to the Earl of Ranelagh out of loans on the Malt Act 6587l. 10s. 4d. for subsistence of the Troops in England, Jersey and Guernsey from April 29 to May 13 instant in further part of the 352000l.
likewise 18115l. 6s. 0d. to complete 181033l. 2s. 6d. given last year for the pay and contingents of 10,000 men for the assistance of the States General viz. to the 30th inst.: to be issued out of loans on the last part of the 3700l. a week.
These loans are to be made by the Earl of Ranelagh himself.
Mr. Gilliver is called in. He denies the taking any fees for the rents he levies [as Receiver of Crown Land Revenues for Co. Derby] except the ancient fee of 4d. for every acquittance.
My Lords order that he take [only] the fee of 4d. for one acquittance only [and nothing for subsequent or other acquittances of the same person.] Ibid., p. 160.
May 6.Present: attendance not stated.
The Chancellor of the Exchequer ordered a letter [of direction] to be writ for 15,000l. [to the Earl of Ranelagh] for half pay "which was shewn to and also directed by" . . . . . . Ibid.
[Lord Godolphin, Lord Treasurer, from 8 May, 1702].
May 12.Present: Lord Treasurer [Godolphin] and Mr. [Henry Boyle] Chancellor of the Exchequer.
In case any person should make any application to his lordship for doing any thing concerning the place of Auditor of the Receipt his lordship (upon reading a letter of the Marquess of Carmarthen) is pleased to resolve that nothing shall be done upon such application till the Marquess is heard
"The Earl of Ranelagh [is called in]. He is cautioned that out of the money which he received for the 40,000 men in Holland he do not pay any of the money which were not allowed by the House of Commons to the Danes, in their votes of this Session" [to wit the votes of 10 Feb. 1701–2, Commons Journals XIII, p. 738].
Order for the issue to the said Earl of 50000l. out of the loans on the Land Tax and Subsidies [as by 1 Anne c. 6 for granting an Aid by divers Subsidies and a Land Tax]: to be as in further part of 700,000l. for the 40000 men and is intended towards their pay.
Desire the said Earl and Mr. Blathwait to attend here every Tuesday morning and desire both to be here next Friday at 9 [in the morning].
Order for the following issues to the Earl of Ranelagh out of loans on the Land Tax and Subsidies, being sums as in his memorial of this day viz.
£s.d.
for 2 weeks' subsistence to the 27th inst.5648188
for subsistence to the Company at Bermudas356
for levy money for additional men of the Royal Regiment1800
for ditto for Essex's Dragoons1296
(the above 4 items to be as in part of 264867l. 10s. 0d. for Guards and Garrisons this year) for subsistence to 7 new Regiments to enable the Officers to make levies (to be as in part of 87125l. 10s. 0d. for Marines)2800
for subsistence for Officers and recruits designed for Holland (to be as in part of 700,000l. for the Forces in Holland)3660
Issue to the Treasurer of the Navy, out of loans on the Land Tax and Subsidies, 2400l. for subsistence for the 6 Marine Regiments: to be paid over to the Earl of Ranelagh.
Order for [the issue] 137188l. 9s. 10½d. out of the like loans: for one year's interest [to Lady day 1700 on Deficient Funds] as by the Act [of 1 Anne c. 6].
[Payment is] ordered of the incidents and a quarter's salary for the two Commissions of Accounts [the Commission for taking Public Accounts and the Commission for Army Debts]: to be issued out of loans as above.
Issue 8000l. to the Navy Treasurer: out of the like loans: to be for Contingencies of the Fleet under Sir George Rook. Write to the Navy Board whether this payment is to be placed to the head of Wear and Tear or what other head of the Navy. Also inform them that Sir George Rook who receives 8000l. for Contingencies [will] upon his return be called upon to make a particular account of the same.
[Write] to the Agents for Taxes to be here to-morrow morning at 8; and the doors to be shut. Write Mr. Metcalf to be here then.
So much of the 2953l. 0s. 2½d. (struck through).
Prepare Mr. Ferne's warrant.
Mr. Fitch et al [are called in and do] desire that Cha. Fitch may be the King's waiter loco Mr. Enust [sic ? for Enos]. My Lord will consider him at another time. Longbottome is to be the King's waiter loco Enos deceased.
Issue 10000l. to the Treasurer of the Navy out of loans on the Land Tax and Subsidies: to be applied towards the short allowance money for the men on board the Fleet. In the margin: respited.
[Write] to the Navy Commissioners and Victualling Commissioners to be here on Friday morning at 8 about the money for Short Allowance and to buy wine for the Fleet.
Ordered that 10120l. 17s. 6d. be issued to the Navy Treasurer out of loans on the Land Tax and Subsidies: to be paid over to Samuell Atkinson and Nicholas Roop for Contingent charges of 10,000 soldiers and their Officers for sea service.
Likewise for 17892l. 11s. 0d. to same out of last year's funds: to complete 200,000l. for arrears of Wages and Recalls. Ibid., pp. 161–2.
May 13,
forenoon.
Present: Lord Treasurer [Godolphin], Chancellor [Boyle].
Capt. Delaval's papers are read. He demands 300l. remainder of 500l. and his charges upon the Moors' going home. To be laid before the Queen.
Make a list of all the patent offices granted during pleasure which are to be renewed [on the accession of a new Sovereign] by warrants countersigned by the Lord Treasurer or by his lordship's fiat: and carry it to my Lord's house to-morrow morning at 8.
My Lord directs the Agents [for Taxes] to proceed against Mr. Farrer and his estate for Mason's debt, as fast as the law will permit. Ibid., p. 163.
May 15.Present: ut supra.
[Write] to my Lord Halifax to be here on Monday morning at 9. Copy the minutes concerning the security to be given by the East India Company and attend [with it] at the next [meeting of the Privy] Council.
Issue so much to the Earl of Ranelagh as will pay the subsistence of the Company at Newfoundland until Dec. 24 next.
Ordered that 2653l. be issued to the Earl of Ranelagh: out of loans on the Land Tax [the Land Tax and Subsidies as by 1 Anne c. 6]: to be for 3 months' pay to be advanced to the Commander in Chief and other General and Staff Officers of the Land Forces who are to attend the Fleet: and to be placed to the account of 87125l. 10s. 0d. Ibid., p. 164.
May 18.Present: ut supra.
[Order for] 200 guineas to be paid to the Earl of Carlisle for so much by him paid to Dr. — B — [Govert Bidloo] (the Dutch doctor) for his service in attending the King during his sickness.
Direct the [Principal] Officers of Ordnance to be here to-morrow morning and in the meantime to forbear the buying the Spanish money mentioned in their letter of the 16th inst.
Lord Halifax comes in. He says that he is in possession of the offices of Auditor of the Receipt and Writer of the Tallies and Countertallies and takes the same to be his legal freehold: and if the Marquess of Carmarthen will contest the same, he desires nothing may be done here [in the Treasury] to his prejudice but that the matter may be left to the law.
Write to my Lord Bradford to know how much hath been received [from or within the late King's Household] of last year's tax of 3s. per £.
Issue 500,000l. to the Treasurer of the Navy: out of loans to be made by himself on the Land Tax and Subsidies: [the orders of loan to be drawn] without interest. Treasury Minute Book XIII, p. 165.
May 19,
forenoon.
Present: Lord Treasurer [Godolphin], Chancellor [Boyle].
The Customs Commissioners to be here this afternoon about the business relating to Prizes.
My Lord orders that the 200l. which by the minute of the 1st inst. was to be paid into the Exchequer by Capt. Cross be paid by him to Mr. James Herbert, who was Receiver General of Prizes and upon production of his receipt the payment is to be intimated to the Lord Admiral of England.
Every Friday afternoon is [reserved by my Lord Treasurer] for private papers [petitions, memorials &c.].
Issue 5000l. to the Earl of Ranelagh out of loans on the Land Tax and Subsidy: to be paid over to Capt. Atkinson and Mr. Roop for transporting horses for Holland: to be placed to the head of Contingencies for the 40,000 men and as in part of 700,000l. for said men.
The Navy Commissioners and Victualling Commissoiners attend. They think the 14000l. demanded for wine for the Fleet may be supplied by bills and that 14000l. will be sufficient for Short Allowance money for the 20,000 men on board the Fleet commanded by Sir George Rook. Issue this 14000l. to the Navy Treasurer out of loans on the Land Tax and Subsidies; to be by him paid over to the Victuallers for Short Allowance money for 20000 men on board the said Fleet for 4 months.
Mrs. Parravicin is to be paid her interest to this time if she executes the deed [for the re-conveyance of the Navy Office in Crutched Friars to the Queen] forthwith but no interest is to be allowed forward.
Write to the Navy Commissioners to cause the 8500l. to be forthwith paid to her.
My Lord directs 85,000l. [to the Navy Treasurer] for half a year's pay to the Yards due at Xmas last; to be issued out of loans on the Land Tax &c.: thereof 30,000l. is to be placed to the head of Ordinary and 55,000l. to the head of Wear and Tear.
Likewise 12,000l. to same: out of the like loans: to be on the head of Wages and is for one year's pay to 1701 Lady day to the Chest at Chatham.
Issue 839l. 10s. 3d. to the Earl of Ranelagh out of the like loans: as in part of the 264874l. 10s. 0d. for Guards and Garrisons: and to be by him paid over to the Navy Treasurer for provisions for the Company at Newfoundland for one year from 1701 Dec. 25; according to his state of the said Company.
Issue 10,000l. to the Navy Treasurer: out of the like loans: to be for bills of exchange, Necessary Money and Contingencies relating to the Victualling.
Issue 22,600l. to the Earl of Ranelagh: out of the like loans: to be as in part of the 700,000l. for 40,000 men: and is intended for the Hanover Troops and to be issued by direction of the Earl of Marlborough.
Shut the [Treasury] doors to-morrow morning [for the consideration of private papers.] Ibid., p. 166.
eodem die, afternoon.Present: ut supra.
The Customs Commissioners [attend. Their papers are read and minutes are endorsed thereon]. Ibid., p. 167.
May 20,
forenoon.
Present: ut supra.
Send to the Greencloth to send this morning an account of what has been the usual expense of late of treating Ambassadors in Extraordinary on their coming hither.
Mr. Borret [order for the issue to him of] 200l.
Ordered that the Commissioners for Wine Licences send a certificate of their receipts and payments on the first day of every month.
The Earl of Rochester comes in.
Speak to Mr. Blathwait to-morrow morning to assist Lord Coningsby to make a new Establishment for Ireland.
Prepare a warrant to renew the Commission of the Revenue in Ireland [on the same lines] as it is [at present] only that the salaries are to be made 1000l. per an. [to each of the Commissioners] from Lady day last. Ibid., p. 168.
eodem die, St. James's.Present: the Queen: Lord Treasurer; Chancellor of the Exchequer.
Mr. Vanbrugh [is ordered by the Queen] to be Comptroller of the Works instead of Mr. Talman.
The Earl of Manchester [his petition is read. The Queen orders] the ordinary [due on his late embassy to France] to be paid: the extraordinaries are to be considered: the 654l. 18s. 5½d. for his salary as Secretary of State is to be paid as also 1062l. 6s. 6¾d. for secret service and 35l. 6s. 0¼d. on his patent fee. The 1500l. is to be paid as other arrears to the [late] King's servants [are paid] and so much of the said sums now to be paid as became due in the [late] King's time are to be paid out of the [Civil List] money arisen before March 8 last.
The Earl of Oxford's memorial is read. [The Queen orders him] 1000l. as royal bounty; whereof 500l. is to be to repay Sir Benjamin Bathurst so much advanced by him [to the said Earl] by the Queen's order.
Col. Howard [his petition is read. The Queen orders that he] is to be housekeeper of the Excise Office.
The Queen will continue the bounty to the four poor Lords.
The poor French Protestants [their petition is read. The Queen orders] 1500l. to be paid.
The Earl of Portland [his petition is read. The Queen orders him] to be paid his bill of disbursements for Windsor Park except the item of Exchequer fees.
The representation of the Judges in Ireland relating to the Marshal of the Four Courts [is read and] referred to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland. Treasury Minute Book XIII, p. 169.
May 21,
forenoon. Cockpit, Treasury Chambers.
Present: Lord Treasurer; Chancellor of the Exchequer.
Order for the issue of 9216l. 11s. 10d. to the Earl of Ranelagh out of Civil List money grown due since March 8 last: to be as part of 100,000l. directed by the Queen for public uses: and is intended for Prince Louis of Baden in pursuance of the late King's promise for carrying on the service on the Upper Rhine.
[Write] to Lancelot Burton to be here to-morrow morning.
Mr. Morley is called in. He desires that Mr. Freeman may be admitted into his place and says there is no money given or to be paid for it. Mr. Freeman is called in and says there is no contract, promise or agreement between them but only relation. My Lord [Treasurer] is thereupon pleased to grant the request.
The Marquess of Carmarthen's memorial is to be laid before the Queen.
Send for Dr. Otes's dormant warrant from the Post Office.
Write to the Gentlemen of the two East India Companies, the Customs Commissioners, the Attorney and Solicitor General to be here next Tuesday morning about adjusting the clause in the [said Companies' new] Charter which concerns the security to be given for the [Customs] Duties [on their imports of East India goods]. Ibid., p. 170.
May 22,
forenoon.
Present: ut supra.
Prepare a privy seal to warrant the allowances of 2000l. paid to Mr. Dekien (Dekein) [Rudolph Kien] and the sum paid to Geo. Clark [916l. 5s. 3d. to George Clarke Esq. for the late King's secret service] out of the unappropriated moneys in the Earl of Ranelagh's account.
My Lord orders that Capt. Cross do pay the 200l. to Mr. Parkhurst and Mr. Paschal, to be distributed as the late Act [4 and 5 Wm. and Mary c. 25 clause 5 and 14] requires.
Write to the [Assessment] Commissioners for Whitehall to return forthwith into the Remembrancer's Office all the duplicates [of the assessments] for the several taxes for which they ought to have returned duplicates and are still behind.
Write to the Earl of Bradford forthwith to pass all his accounts that are behind: and write to Auditor Shales to despatch them.
The Trustees for Exchequer Bills [are called in] with Mr. Heathcott et al. They propose a [circulation contract or] subscription on June 1st for 500000l. at 3 per cent.: none to [under] write above 3000l.: all which is approved.
Order for the issue of 8868l. 17s. 3d. to the Earl of Ranelagh out of loans on the Subsidies and Land Tax, according to his memorial of this day: to be for 6 weeks' subsistence for the Regiments [ordered] to go abroad.
Likewise 2260l. on another memorial of this day from him: to be for the Regiments and recruits going to Holland: [and is in] part of the 700,000l. Ibid., p. 171.
May 25.
forenoon.
Present: ut supra.
To-morrow afternoon [my Lord will consider] private papers.
Order for the following issues out of the arrears of the second 4s. Aid [anno 1693] viz. 115l. 18s. 11½d. to the executors of Ralph Williamson; 538l. 12s. 6d. to Andrew Hudleston; 344l. 10s. 0d. to William Green: on their orders for rewards [as Receivers General of said Tax for respectively Cos. York etc., Cumberland etc. and Stafford].
Prepare a warrant for Secretary Vernon to be paid [for the same time] as Lord Manchester [as Secretary of State] is ordered to be paid.
Ordered that 20 —. Ibid., p. 172.
May 26,
forenoon.
Present: ut supra.
The Attorney General, upon [my Lord's] reading Lord Carmarthen's petition, thinks that if an admission be requisite to try the right [and title to the office of the Auditor of the Receipt, that the present holder of said office viz.] Lord Halifax should consent to it; or else [that] my Lord Treasurer should give him [the Marquess] an admission, not [with the intent] to turn my Lord Halifax out of possession but so far to give the Marquess a seisin as to bring an assize or to enable the Marquess to bring an action of the case. But if my Lord Halifax in order to try the right will admit that the Marquess has an admission there will need no actual admission.
The Solicitor General is of the same opinion and says it is common in the case of copyholds. Admission gives no right. Both are of opinion that my Lord Halifax should not insist against this, which is necessary in order to try the right; and if he should that then the Lord Treasurer should, pursuant to the patent, make an admission for this purpose only.
The Gentlemen of the two East India Companies and the Customs Commissioners, and the Attorney and Solicitor General are called in [concerning the clause in the Charter relating to the security to be given by the said Companies for the Customs on their imports].
The report dated May 23 inst. from the Customs Commissioners is read. Sir Thomas Cook denies that the Customs have been better paid under personal securities and thinks it unreasonable they should be asked to mortgage their [capital] fund beforehand as a security for the Customs.
Mr. Crags denies that the Customs have been better paid under personal security.
The Attorney General thinks the Queen will have as quick a remedy against the Companies as against common persons. The difficulty of suing a Company is bringing it to appear: here [under the existing proposal] the Queen can sweep all [in order] to make the Company appear: and he takes it the law does not require any other security than [a bond under] the common seal [of the Company] except for the 15 per cent. [Duty] and that it will be a hardship to require any other [security]: the Crown can seise any of their money in the Exchequer or anything they have and there needs no other engagement from them: but the clause may be [drafted so as to read] till the Queen shall think fit to order otherwise upon their default in payment.
The Solicitor General is of the same opinion and thinks if this clause be [adopted] it will nevertheless be in the power of the Customs Commissioners to require good security if there be occasion.
The Lord Treasurer [asks] suppose 100,000l. were due how soon would it be recovered.
The Solicitor General thinks [it would be recovered] sooner than against a particular person.
The Attorney General thinks that the sheriff at the first distress may and ought to take all their goods and money in the Exchequer or out of it and that will force the Company to appear and the Exchequer Court will lay him [the sheriff] by the heels if he do not.
The Solicitor General says he [the sheriff] may be negligent on a capias for which he may be committed and the sheriff may as well be punished for not doing his duty here [in this connection].
Mr. Godolphin says when the [Customs bonds under the Company's] common seal was taken the Company did not clear in two, three or four years and no interest was ever gotten from them till lately.
Sir Thomas Cook denies that matter of fact and [states] that interest was paid in 1691.
Mr. Godolphin says that in 1691 they were advised by Counsel that the law meant bonds with sureties: from that time sureties were taken and good payments have been made since.
My Lord Treasurer is satisfied upon what the Attorney and Solicitor General have said that the Crown will be secure but admonishes the Companies to give no occasion to lenders [persons who have lent moneys on credit or security of the Duties in question] to complain; in which case he will be ready at any time to give relief.
Pursuant to the Queen's direction the Lord Treasurer orders the 200l. and odd pounds to be issued for Mr. Herbert which was directed before the [late] King's death.
Order for the following issues to the Earl of Ranealgh out of loans on the Land Tax and Subsidies: viz.
£s.d.
to complete 2 months' clearings to the Guards to 24 April last90657
to clear the Garrisons to the same time236933
for 2 weeks' Subsistence to the Guards to 10 June next5648188
the above three items to be part of the sum of 264874l. 10s. 0d.
for Subsistence on account for seven new Regiments of Foot to enable them to proceed in their levies of part of the 10000 men for sea service: and to be part of the sum of 87125l.2800
for the Earl of Orkney for charge of transporting his Companies and recruits from Scotland to Holland pursuant to a warrant of the 18th inst.500
for the officers and recruits of Windham's Regiment of Horse200
for 3 Troops of the Earl of Arran's Regiment the above 3 items to be part of the sum of 700,000l.
to the Treasurer of the Navy to be paid over to the Earl of Ranelagh for Subsistence of 6 Regiments of Marines: out of money for Sea Service2400
(in the margin: see June 9)
£231339
Send to Mr. Whitfield for the Instructions for the 6 Regiments for Sea Service.
Order for the issue to the Earl of Ranelagh of 21382l. 7s. 6d. for services as follows: out of loans as above: viz. 9216l. 10s. 0d. to be paid over to Machado for bread for the Forces in the Low Countries [as equivalent] for the value of 100,000 guilders at 10 guilders 17 stivers per £ sterling; and 12165l. 17s. 6d. for [hire of] 200 bread waggons for 4 months at 5 guilders 10 stivers [per waggon] per diem. Treasury Minute Book XIII, pp. 173–4.
May 26,
afternoon.
Present: Lord Treasurer.
The officers [of the Exchequer are to be requested] to attend to-morrow morning. Ibid., p. 175.
May 27,
forenoon.
Present: Lord Godolphin, Chancellor of the Exchequer.
Renew the order for Lord Rochester's payments at the Post Office.
Make a list of all the dormant warrants for pensions for lives settled on any branch of the revenue, which warrants [that is to say such warrants as being during pleasure only] determined at the late King's death.
Prepare a warrant to re-grant Lord Coningsby's patent for his office [of Paymaster of the Forces Ireland].
Upon reading the petition of Sir John Manwaring and Sir Michael Bydulph and the Minute of Feb. 27 last supra p. 17, my Lord resolves to comply with what was agreed to by the Treasury Lords in that Minute provided the 3850l. be paid within 8 days from this time into the Exchequer and so as all the other conditions there mentioned be complied with.
The Earl of Bradford [is ordered by my Lord] to receive the money for arrears of the Household. Sir B. Bathurst to receive the money growing due [for the Household] from March 8 last.
Mr. Deniston's petition [is read and ordered] to be referred to the Excise Commissioners.
Mr. Tailor [is ordered] to pay 10l. to Mrs. Walker. Ibid., p. 176.
May 29,
forenoon.
Present: ut supra.
[Write] to the Earl of Ranelagh to be [here] on Tuesday morning about the 6 Marine Regiments.
Order for the issue of 6000l. to the Navy Treasurer out of loans on Subsidies and Land Tax; which with 12000l. lately issued is to complete 2 years due at Lady day last to the Chest at Chatham.
Order for 1000l. for Secret Service out of Civil List money [arisen or come into the Exchequer] since March 8 last.
Order for 20l. to Sir Robert Killigrew: to be paid per Mr. Lowndes: to be repaid [to said Lowndes] out of the first money the Queen shall give to him [Killigrew] on his pension or otherwise.
Order for 215l. for Secret Service out of Civil List money as above: and is to satisfy so much advanced to Dr. Bedloe [Bidloo] for his service and attendance upon his Majesty in his sickness.
Send for an account of what plate is standing out [and not returned into the Jewel Office] and in whose hands.
My Lord [Treasurer] will move the Queen to renew Mr. Castleton's grant of the stewardship of Kirton but recommends to him the complying with the former desire of the late Treasury Lords in restoring Mr. Samsonn. Ibid., p. 177.
May 29,
afternoon.
Present: Lord Godolphin, Chancellor of the Exchequer.
[Write to] my Lord Coningsby and Mr. Heathcott to be here on Tuesday morning about Col. Selwyn's Regiment in Jamaica. Treasury Minute Book XIII, p. 177.