Minute Book
August 1708

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William A. Shaw (editor)

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1952

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37, 38, 39, 40

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'Minute Book: August 1708', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 22: 1708 (1952), pp. 37-40. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=90585 Date accessed: 23 November 2014.


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August 1708

Aug. 2, forenoon. Windsor Castle. Present: ut supra.
[My Lord orders the] Commissioners of the Navy to give him an account of what has been saved to the Queen in any one or more years by dead men's pay for want of legal claimants.
[Write &] direct Mr. Borret & Mr. Baker [Treasury Solicitors] severally that as soon as any [Treasury] prosecutions shall be finally determined they do exhibit to my Lord a particular account of the charge of such prosecution [so] that the items thereof may be examined as my Lord Treasurer shall think fit.
The Auditors [of Imprests] are to attend at the Treasury in Whitehall on Wednesday forenoon the 18th inst.
[Write] Mr. Brewer to attend my Lord Treasurer at Windsor next Monday with an account of the money remaining in his hands and to whom the same is payable & what occasions the [existence of this] remain [of money in his hands] or his not passing his accounts.
[My Lord directs] 100l. to Mr. Flotard, out of Secret Service money: but he must sign an acquittance expressing that he will [not] trouble the Queen nor the Lord Treasurer with any further solicitations relating to his services.
[Likewise] 20l. to Morgan O'Brien: out of Secret Service money.
[My Lord orders] the 6 volumes of Rymer's 'Foedera' to be sent to Sir James Montague, her Majesty's Solicitor General. Treasury Minute Book XVI, p. 237.
Aug. 18, forenoon. Whitehall, Present: ut supra.
[My Lord directs the issue of] 14000l. to the Ordnance: for sea & land service: out of the next payment of the East India Company.
Treasury Chambers. [Write] to the gentlemen of the Bank to be here on Friday morning. Treasury Minute Book XVI, p. 238.
Aug. 20. afternoon. Present: Lord Treasurer, Chancellor of the Exchequer.
[My Lord directs the issue to William Lowndes: out of Civil List moneys: of] 500l. a week for 5 weeks: for Secret Services.
[Send to] Mr. Merrill to come hither tomorrow morning about the money ordered for the man who discovered the false musters.
[By the Queen's directions my Lord orders a privy seal for] 1000l. per an to Lady FitzHardinge: out of the Post Office revenue: during the joint lives of her Majesty & the said lady. Ibid., p. 239.
Aug. 30, Windsor Castle. Present: Lord Treasurer.
His Lordship agrees that if the Bank of England will advance to the Treasurer of the Ordnance the sum of 33500l. on the Land Tax tallies anno 1708 in his hands the same shall be repaid out of money which shall be brought into the Exchequer for the fifth payment to be made by the East India Company on or before the 12th January next & that the Bank shall be allowed interest at 5 per cent from the day of advancing money thereon to the time of their said repayment.
Sir Henry Furnese agrees to advance on the Land Tax tallies [anno 1708] in Mr. Howe's hands the sum of 31629l. 9. 10 ½: to be applied to the several uses as in his [the said Howe's] memorial [for the Guards & Garrisons as read this day].
[My Lord directs the issue of] 2016l. 10. 1 to Mr. Micklethwayte, Treasurer of the Transports: to be paid over by him as follows viz
£ s. d.
to be paid over to Mr. Dummer 1361 6 1
to pay for tools, utensils, clothing & other necessaries for the use of the German Protestants going to New York 655 4 0
£2016 10 1
Mr. Brydges is called in & his memorials [for money for the Forces abroad] are read & thereupon my Lord Treasurer directs the issue of 112336l. 5. 10 ½ out of funds as follows viz 41633l. 11. 5 ¾ out of Contributions on the second Act [6 Anne, c. 48] for sale of Annuities anno 1708; 43805l. 7. 6 ¾ out of the third payment to be made by the East India Company on or before Sept 11 next; 20000l. out of loans to be made by Sir Henry Furnese on malt anno 1708; 6897l. 6. 10 out of the fourth payment to be made by the East India Company on or before Nov 12 next: the total 112336l. 5. 10 ½ being to be applied to services as follows
£ s. d.
in part of 894272l. 3. 6 for the 40000 men anno 1708
for one month from Sept 24 next to Oct 23 next for subsistence to the Subject Troops & full pay to the Foreign Troops composing the said body & is to complete 61169l. 17. 9 ½ by the addition of the sum of 8640l. 10. 7 which Brydges is to apply to this service, being the undisposed remainder in his hands of the tallies on the Land Tax anno 1708 which were struck for Mr. Medina but not accepted by him 52529 7 2 ½
for the same month's full pay of the General Officers 1982 1 8 ½
for the same month's Contingencies 833 6 8
for a month's subsistence from Aug 24 inst to Sept 23 next to Major General Farrington's Regiment 913 14 6
in part of 177511l. 3. 6 for the 10000 Additional Forces anno 1708
for one month from Sept 24 next to Oct 23 next for subsistence to the British Troops & full pay to the Foreigners composing this body & is to complete 16733l. 7. 6 ¾ by the addition of 4462l. 2. 7 remaining in said Bridges' hands of the tallies on Malt & Land Tax anno 1708 struck &c ut supra, to wit 2465l. 2. 3 ½ in tallies on the Land Tax & 1997l. 0. 3 ½ in tallies on malt: & after abating 1261l. 9. 6 for 13000 [sic for 3000] Palatines in Catalonia 12271 4 11 ¾
for one month's subsistence from Aug 24 inst to Sept 23 next to Johnson's Regiment of Foot 984 15 4
in part of 34251l. 13. 4 for the 3000 Palatines anno 1708
for two thirds (being her Majesty's share) for one month's pay of the said Palatines from Sept 24 next to Oct 23 next 2811 17 1 ½
in part of 43251l. 12. 6 for the 4639 Saxons anno 1708
for the Queen's proportion (being a moiety) of one month's pay as above 3496 8 10 ¼
in part of 9269l. 16. 6 for Bothmar's Regiment of Dragoons anno 1708
for her Majesty's share of the same month's pay as above 753 3 3
in part of 494869l. 8. 6 for subsidies to the Allies anno 1708
for three months to Oct 4 next on the subsidy to the King of Prussia 12500
for 6 months to Sept 24 next on the subsidy to the Elector Palatine 2380 19 3
for the same 6 months on the subsidy to the Elector of Treves 2976 3 9
for the same 6 months on the subsidy to the Landgrave of Hesse Cassel according to the old Treaty 2976 3 9
for her Majesty's share (being two thirds) of the subsidy payable to the said Landgrave of Hesse Cassel for maintaining 2 Regiments of Horse for the service of her Majesty & the States General: [to wit] to the last day of May 1708: according to the new Treaty 7936 1 0
£ s. d.
for her Majesty's proportion of the charge of the agio, bread & forage for the 12000 Prussians serving in the Netherlands: to wit for the months of Oct & Nov 1708: being 1780l. 1. 10 ½ for the agio; 1215l. 2. 4 for bread and 3995l. 14. 3 ½ for forage 6990 18 6
£112336 5 10 ½
My Lord Treasurer further directs 9375l. to said Brydges out of loans to be made by Sir Henry Furnese on the Half Subsidy & other Duties anno 1708: & is in part of the aforesaid 494869l. 8. 6 for subsidies to the Allies anno 1708 & is intended to be paid over to the King of Denmark for 3 months from June 15 last to Sept 15 next on his subsidy. Treasury Minute Book XVI, p. 240. Disposition Book XIX, pp. 204–5.