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December 1731

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'Treasury Books and Papers: December 1731', Calendar of Treasury Books and Papers, Volume 2: 1731-1734 (1898), pp. 105-115. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=91715 Date accessed: 21 October 2014.


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December 1731

December 2.271. Report to the Treasury from the Barons of the Exchequer, Scotland, on the petition of Ja. Hadow, principal, and of the professors of St. Mary's College of the University of St. Andrew's. It will require 505l. 15s. 8d. to repair the loss from the fire of 17 January, 1726–7, wherein Mr. James Haldane, Professor of Church History there, perished. Propose certain sums to be granted by the King for the restoration. 2 pages.
Appending:
—Said petition to the Treasury, dated 1731, October 4, with reference thereupon to the Barons of Exchequer, Scotland. Minuted:—1731, December 29. “Prepare a warrant.” 1 page. [Treasury Board Papers CCLXXVII. No. 30.]
December 6.272. Petition to same from Benjamin Coode, William Luke and Christopher Wyvill, Commissioners for licensing Hawkers and Pedlars, craving that the fees of 1s. over and above the licence of 4l. for persons trading on foot and 2s. over the duty of 8l. for persons trading on horseback as by the Act 9 & 10 Wm. III. may be allowed to them. The Commissioners availed themselves of the said fees up to 1707, but were then directed by the Treasury to pay them into the Exchequer, “although it is the only instance where fees of office appointed by Act of Parliament are paid into the Exchequer.” Said fees amount to 45l. per annum or thereabouts to each Commissioner.
1 page. [Ibid, No. 32.]
December 7.
Whitehall,
Treasury
Chambers.
273. Present:—Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr. Dodington, Mr. Clayton, Sir Wm. Yonge.
The Dowager Lady Bingley is to have a grant for her own use and benefit of the plate delivered out of the Jewel Office to the Lord Bingley, her late husband, deceased, as Treasurer of His Majesty's Household.
Their Lordships will appoint a day for hearing the parties claiming a right to mines in Scotland, of which the Duke of Argyll desires a grant.
The report of the Commissioners of Taxes, of November 30 last, for deferring the sale of Joseph Grace's effects extended as one of the sureties for Langley Banks, read and agreed to.
Inquiry to be made of Mr. Paxton what answer he has received from Sir Humphry Howorth.
Order for the issue to the Treasurer of the Chamber of 1,000l. to enable messengers to perform their voyages.
Same for the issue to the Treasurer of the Ordnance of 300,000l out of the supplies, anno 1731, according to the letter of the Board of Ordnance of the 2nd instant.
Mr. Pelham's memorial of the 1st instant, enclosing Sir Joseph Eyles's proposal for remitting the subsistence to Minorca and Gibraltar, from 1731, December 25, to 1731–2, February 23, read and agreed to as follows:—
15,400 dollars for Minorca at sight payable in gold at 55d. per dollar.
17,800 dollars for Gibraltar at sight payable in gold at 54½d. per dollar. [Treasury Minute Book XXVII. p. 79.]
December 9.274. Lord Harrington to the Treasury requesting payment of the allowances of the Under Secretaries, clerks, and office keeper, who attended 1731, June 10 to October 28, at Hampton Court during His Majesty's late residence there, for the despatch of the affairs of the Secretary of State's office. 1 page.
Appending:
—List of the said clerks, &c. 1 page.
[Treasury Board Papers CCLXXVII. No. 34.]
December 10.275. Copy of the report of the Board of Trade, Whitehall, to the King on the memorial from the Governor and Council of New York, together with one addressed to the said Governor and Council by Richard Bradley, His Majesty's Attorney General in that province, concerning his salary in that post. Wm. III. in 1699 ordered a salary of 200l. per annum to the Attorney General of New York. Under Queen Anne, this was cut down to 150l. and this was paid to Bradley till 1724, out of quit rents in that province. As it is his duty to see the laws of trade and navigation put in execution, as well as to defend or prosecute all suits of the Crown, strongly recommend that his salary be secured out of the Civil List or quit rents. As to the assertion of persons in authority in New York that the quit rents in that province are already charged to the full, have reason to believe that there have formerly been very fraudulent and collusive practices in granting lands in the said province, or that some former governors have been extremely remiss and negligent, not only in granting exorbitant tracts of land without reserving proper quit rents or making any reasonable provision or condition for the cultivation thereof, but likewise in suffering many persons to possess much larger tracts of land than were in reality granted to them. Think that-the quit rents throughout America, and more particularly in New York, stand in need of an inspection, and might be very considerably increased if examined by some proper person. “The Legislature of New York are so well apprized of this truth that they have more than once attempted by certain acts transmitted home to surprise the Crown into a confirmation of these extraordinary and illegal possessions fur which they at present pay no manner of quit rent.” 6 pages. [Treasury Board Papers CCLXXVII. No. 35.]
December 11.276. Report to the Treasury from the Commissioners of Customs, concerning the case between the East India Company and the officers of the Customs in relation to the contested part of the duties for unrated East India goods, concerning which a decretal order was made by the Exchequer Court, 1714–5, February 28. Defendants were ordered to account with His Majesty for the difference of the duties on their own unrated goods imported by them since 1703, March 8. The Customs officers prepared accounts of those duties according to the old method of computation, and according to the new method prescribed by the decree. The difference due to the Crown was 26,222l. 1s.d. After many summons to attend the Deputy Remembrancer, defendants objected to the charge and said it was impracticable for them to bring in a proper discharge to it because the duties of the several sorts of goods were compiled together and not the duties of each sort seperately. On the 18th December last, the Deputy Remembrancer directed the officers of the Customs and those of the Company to meet to explain the charge and expedite the account. Defendants then brought forward a claim of 6,846l. 4s. 4d. on account of private trade in their ships and they have further demands to make. Besides the above, there remains due on account of unrated goods, 2,057l. 14s. 5d. from the old East India Company, from 1703–4, March 8, to 1708, March 29, the date of the last importation by them, 4,301l. 3s.d. from the New East India Company, from same date to 1713, March 13, after which time said company did not import any goods and 8,123l. 7s. 8d. from several separate traders who had licence to trade to the East. These will be dealt with after the result of the final decree depending against the United East India Company.
Minuted as under date December 14, infra. 3 pages.
[Ibid, No. 36.]
December 14.
Whitehall,
Treasury
Chambers.
277. Present:—The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sir George Oxenden, Mr. Dodington, Mr. Clayton, Sir Wm. Yonge.
The Commissioners of the Customs to give directions for Walter Cole to be instructed in the Custom House business, London.
The Commissioners of the Navy having by their letter of the 18th instant desired to know what further payments have been made into the Exchequer towards discharging Mr. Hampden's debt, an account of that affair ordered to be stated to the Commissioners. Their Lordships will issue the sum now remaining in the Exchequer on that account towards lessening Mr. Hampden's debt, and for such uses of the Navy as the Commissioners shall judge most necessary.
The memorial of the Treasurer of the Navy of the 13th instant for 82,742l. to pay off ships and other services read, and ordered out of the public funds for 1731, now in the Exchequer.
Order for the issue of 2,000l. to the Master of the Horse upon the order in his name, for the extraordinary of the stables, as desired by his letter of the 11th instant.
The Commissioners of the Revenue, Ireland, to be informed of the permission to Mr. Herbert, one of their number, to come over here on business of the utmost consequence to him, in case there be a sufficient number of the Commissioners to attend the business in his absence.
Mark Tidman's petition for a ship, whereof he was master, to be exempted from the 1 per cent. Mediterranean duty upon goods brought from Venice, in regard he set out loaded with fish, read and referred to the Commissioners of Customs.
A petition of the creditors of Baugham, late receiver of the taxes, for the reward reported by the agents for taxes as reasonable to be allowed for the charge of returns while he was receiver, read. Their Lordships having formerly determined to what receivers those rewards shall be allowed adhere to the same, and this request breaking in upon the said determination, it is refused.
Mr. Paxton's report of October 20 last, read, on Mr. Treby's memorial for a stay of prosecution against the executors of his brother Col. Treby, for recovering effects devised to him by Mrs. Stafford, towards making good a debt from Alexander Stevenson, deceased as agent to the Independent Companies at Jamaica, whose executors claim her said effects. Their Lordships will consider same when the causes now depending in Chancery relating to this affair are determined, or when the executors of Stevenson shall have put in their answer.
The report of the Commissioners of Customs of the 11th instant read, concerning the debt due to the Crown from the East India Company for duties on unrated goods. Their Lordships are of opinion the accounts depending may be sooner liquidated and agreed upon by two Commissioners of the Customs and two directors of the company meeting, than by continuing still under a tedious prosecution at law. The Commissioners of Customs to be written to to put this affair into such way of being determined and to report thereon.
Order for the preparation of a warrant for the Commissioners of Excise in Scotland to discharge their cashier in his account of the sum of 125l. 4s. 11d. for which the said cashier has Mr. Cockburn's receipt, being had of him by said Cockburn to defray the passing of a commission in 1717, appointing Cockburn a Commissioner of Excise.
[Treasury Minute Book XXVII. pp. 80–1.]
December 15.278. Charles Earl of Hopetoun [to John Scrope ?] pressing for a, speedy grant to Francis Lord Napier, his son-in-law, of his non-entries, the petition having been neglected by Lord Napier's going abroad, and the Barons of Exchequer, Scotland, refusing much more delay. Edinburgh, December 15. 2 pages.
Enclosing:
—Petition of Francis Lord Napier to the King, for release from the ward, non-entry, relief, marriage, and other duties on the lands, and barony of Edinbellie, Napier and others, in the counties of Edinburgh, Stirling, Perth, and stewartry of Menteith, amounting to 227l. 4s. 7d. With reference, dated 1725, June 15, from the Treasury to the Barons of the Exchequer, Scotland, and report of the said Barons thereupon, dated 1725, July 26. 3 pages.
[Treasury Board Papers CCLXXVII. No. 40.]
December 15.
Whitehall,
Treasury
Chambers.
279. Present:—Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sir George Oxenden, Mr. Dodington, Mr. Clayton, Sir Wm. Yonge.
Order for the issue to the Paymaster of the Forces of 39,966l. 5s. 9d. as by his memorial of to-day's date.
On reading a memorial from the managers of the lottery, for rewards, their commission being executed, their Lordships agree they be paid 150l. apiece, and that 60l. be issued to Mr. Rhodes to clear the account of incident expenses; further, that 800l. be issued out of the fund for this lottery to Mr. Burton in the usual manner towards defraying the charges of taking in and exchanging said lottery tickets, and delivering out certificates in lieu thereof.
[Treasury Minute Book XXVII. p. 82.]
December 21.280. A lured Popple to John Scrope, transmitting the answer of the Lords of the Admiralty on the exemplification of a case heard 1730, May 9, before Mr. Byfield, Judge of the Court of Admiralty at Boston, New England, as also the Act of Appeal thereupon to the High Court of Admiralty in this kingdom; the Commissioners for Trade being the more desirous that the Lords of the Admiralty would give directions for prosecuting the said appeal, since by accounts from New England great waste and abuses continue still to be committed in His Majesty's woods in those parts. 1½ pages.
Appending:
—The said reply of the Lords of the Admiralty signified by J. Burchet. The prosecution of the said appeal devolves properly on the Treasury. 1 page.
[Treasury Board Papers CCLXXVII. No. 44.]
December 21.281. Treasury order for execution of a warrant from Lord Effingham to Lord Lynn, Master of the Jewel House, for the preparation of a gold truncheon or staff for Lord Effingham, appointed deputy to Thos. Duke of Norfolk, Earl Marshal and Hereditary Marshal of England: staff to weigh 15 ozs., of the goodness of two carats, to be made in the like manner as at His Majesty's coronation, only the King's arms to be engraved at one end and the Earl Marshal's at the other, both engraved on gold, and the King's at each end to be enamelled black.
Memorandum:—This warrant will come to 90l. or thereabouts. E. Yardley. [Lord Chamberlain's Warrant Book I. p. 379.]
December 21.
Whitehall,
Treasury
Chambers.
282. Present:—Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sir George Oxenden, Mr. Dodington, Mr. Clayton, Sir Wm. Yonge.
Mr. Missing's memorial of the 29th November, read, for his account to be examined and stated, of the provisions for victualling the two regiments sent from Gibraltar to Jamaica in January last. Referred to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts.
Order for the preparation of a warrant for James Bruce to be Master of the Mint in Scotland, loco John Montgomerie, deceased.
Order for the issue to the Paymaster of the Works of 225l. for Charles Bridgman, His Majesty's gardener, whereof 100l. to complete 5,000l. for works performed in the paddock at Kensington, and 125l. to make good the tax of 6d. per £ deducted therefrom. The other articles of Mr. Bridgman's memorial to be transmitted to the Board of Works for report on each of the articles as they respectively require same.
Order for the preparation of a King's warrant for the Paymaster of the Forces, to pay to Kingsmill Eyre, agent for the invalids at Jersey, 155l. 1s.d. for the charge of transporting British halfpence and farthings thither according to the particulars specified in the account which is to be annexed.
The report of the Commissioners of Taxes, of the 21st instant, on the petition of Samuel Burridge, late receiver for part of Devon, read, and the same relating to the recovering effects belonging to Burridge in foreign countries, their Lordships agree that when the inquisition finding those effects is returned, a Privy Seal do pass to authorise proper persons to recover same, paying the proceeds thereof into the Exchequer towards reimbursing Burridge's debt.
“Write to Mr. Paxton to search the Petty Bag office, and report to my Lordship's what inquisitions, if any, were returned during the reign of the late King William of estates given to Popish or superstitious uses.”
Order for a statement from the Acts of Parliament, the Treasury warrants or other papers, of the case relating to the interest payable by the South Sea Company on the 1,000,000l. Exchequer loan bills, 1720.
Henry Cartwright's petition for the Crown's assistance in carrying on prosecutions against Mr. Hughes and his securities, for embezzlements in his office as receiver of the stamp duties, read and referred to the Commissioners of Stamp Revenue.
[Treasury Minute Book XXVII. p. 83.]
December 22.283. Treasury warrant to George Earl of Halifax, Auditor of the Receipt, and the other officers of same, for the future issue to the South Sea Company of only such a proportion of the allowances for charges of management as appears due by the present computation or adjustment, consequent on the repayment of 2,500,000l. that it may appear how and in what manner the respective annuities or yearly funds payable to the said Company or to the Bank of England claiming under them, together with the respective yearly sums allowed for management, should cease and abate in proportion to said sums so redeemed.
Appending:—A computation and adjustment of the whole principal money and of the annuities thereupon, as also of the allowances for management which from 1731, Michaelmas, are to be paid to the South Sea Company and the Bank of England.
(The allowance to the South Sea Company for management to be 18,127l. 10s.d. per annum on a capital of 31,302,203l. 5s. 6d. the similar allowance to the Bank of England to be 1,898l. 3s.d. on 4,000,000l. of the additional South Sea stock disposed of to the Bank pursuant to 8 George I.)
[Money Book XXXVI. pp. 185–7.]
December 23.
Whitehall,
Treasury
Chambers.
284. Present:—Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sir George Oxenden, Mr. Dodington, Mr. Clayton, Sir William Yonge.
The memorial of the Treasurer of the Navy, of to-day's date, for 8,767l. 10s. for salaries to Admiralty, Navy et al. 1731, Christmas quarter, read and ordered. As also their memorial of same date for sundry articles under the head of wages amounting to 24,672l. 10s. read, and ordered out of money paid into the Exchequer by the trustees of Mr. Hampden's estate.
A letter from the Commissioners of the Navy of the 8th instant read, proposing to leave out of the state of the debt of the Navy that is now preparing all the remainder of Mr. Hampden's debt. Their Lordships are of opinion it should yet be continued on because more money is expected to be paid in by the trustees towards lessening same.
A memorial of Zachr. Chambers relating to the books and records belonging to the office of the late Surveyor General is read. Their Lordships say these books and records have been always transmitted over from one surveyor to another by schedules indented, and must be done so again by the executors of Dr. Sayer, the late surveyor, when a new surveyor is appointed.
[Treasury Minute Book XXVII. p. 84.]
December 24.285. Papers of estimates as follow:—
(a.) Services incurred annis 1726, 1727, 1728, 1729, 1730, and provided for annis 1727, 1728, 1729, 1730, 1731 respectively. 2 pages.
(b.) A state of the produce of the deductions of 6d. per £ out of the pay of the Hessian forces from 1727, April 1, to 1731, December 24 (total, 43,931l. 8s. 11d.), in triplicate, the last form presenting variations. 3 pages.
[Treasury Board Papers CCLXXVII. No. 46.]
[After
December 25.]
286. A statement of the postage of letters to and from Dunbar from 1728, Christmas, to 1721, Christmas, and of the produce thereof, to the General Office at Edinburgh, and the General Office at London. 1 sheet. [Ibid, No. 47.]
[After
December 25.]
287. Seven papers of estimates as follows:—
(a.) An account of services incurred, anno 1731, and not provided for by Parliament 1 page. (Total, 11,258l. 10s.d.)
(b.) Estimate of the charge of the Office of Ordnance for 1731, land service. In duplicate. 2 pages. (Total 86,923l. 10s. 10d.)
(c.) Same of same of His Majesty's forces in the Plantations, Minorca and Gibraltar, for 1731. In duplicate. 2 pages. (Total, 160,235l. 8s.d.)
(d.) Same of same of the Guards, Garrisons, and other His Majesty's Land Forces in Great Britain for 1731. In duplicate. 2 pages. (Total, 299,665l.)
(e.) Same of same of 2,224 horse, 1,836 dragoons, and 8,034 foot of the troops of His Highness the Landgrave of Hesse Cassel, from 1730, December 25, to 1731, December 24. In duplicate. 2 pages. (Total, 2,533,220 guelders 9st. ½d.=241,259l. 1s. 3d.)
(f.) Same of same of the out-pensioners of Chelsea Hospital for same year. In duplicate. 2 pages. (Total, 25,483l. 2s. 6d.)
(g.) An account of subsidy payable by His Majesty to the Duke of Brunswick Lunenburg Wolfenbüttel, pursuant to treaty dated 1727, March 25. 1 page. (Total, 25,000l. per annum.)
[Treasury Board Papers CCLXXVII. No. 48.]
288. An abstract of the gross and net produce of the Customs in England, from 1716, Christmas, to 1731, Christmas, with a medium (annual medium gross receipt 2,883,624l. 7s. 7d. net receipt 1,679,604l. 7s. 3d.). [Ibid, No. 50.]
289. An account of the duties on wines with statistics of the receipts therefrom, 1719, Christmas, to 1723, Christmas, and of the net payments into the Exchequer thereupon from 1724 to 1731 (showing a net receipt per annum therefrom of about 450,000l.) 9 pages. [Ibid, No. 51.]
290. A state of the National Debt at Christmas, 1731 (total, 51,207,605l. 10s. 7d.). In triplicate, the third form presenting slight variations. 3 pages. [Ibid, No. 52.]
December 27.291. Treasury warrant for the issue of 105l. to John Lawton, gentleman, for 1731, Christmas quarter, for himself and clerks for sorting, &c. records, papers, and writings in the Court of the Receipt of the Exchequer.
Appending:—Lawton's certificate, dated December 24: “Since Michaelmas last Mr. Stuart, Mr. Smart, and Mr. Whiston have been employed in receiving into the office the writs and fines of the reigns of King Charles and King James II. from the Custos Brevium in obedience to a mandamus from the Court of Chancery, and have placed in order the writs of the reign of King James.”
[Money Book XXXVI. p. 184.]
December 29.
Whitehall,
Treasury
Chambers.
292. Present:—Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer. Sir George Oxenden, Mr. Dodington, Mr. Clayton, Sir Wm. Yonge.
Mr. Paxton to be asked what satisfaction he receives from Sir Humphrey Howorth about the debt owing from him to the Crown. The Auditor of Wales is to state what the revenue is per annum with which Sir Humphrey is charged, and what may be the readiest way of stopping his further intermeddling in the receipt of the said revenue in case the debt to the Crown be not immediately paid or secured.
Order for the preparation of warrants for paying the pensions of the Earls of Sutherland and Warwick for 1731, Christmas quarter.
The report of the Barons of the Exchequer in Scotland, of the 16th instant, relating to the grant of mines desired by the Duke of Argyll, read. A copy thereof is to be transmitted to his Grace and the agents of Sir Alexander Murray, who has a grant now subsisting of mines within the territories desired by the Duke, are to be acquainted with the contents of the Barons' report. If it be desired their Lordships will appoint a day to hear them thereupon.
The representation of the Agents of Taxes, of the 21st instant, read, relating to the proceedings had from the last account thereof to November 17 last, against Charles Wilkinson, late Receiver General for York, and his sureties.
The report of Mr. Wither, late Surveyor General of the Woods, of September 24 last, read, about an allowance for hay for the deer in Old Windsor Walk. Mr. Chancellor will lay same before the King for his pleasure thereupon.
The report of the Commissioners of the Customs, of 1731, November 17, on the petition of Wm. Taff, read. Their Lordships agree that the 140 guineas seized by Jeremiah Idle at Dover out of the “Moses” sloop as passing out of the realm without licence be restored to Taff, upon his satisfying the officer for his diligence and trouble in the said seizure.
A petition of Robert Cary on behalf of Col. Spotswood to be paid 600l. out of the Virginia revenue of 2s. per hogshead to complete 1,600l. the charge he was at in making a journey 1,200 miles to treat with the Indians at Albany and Conestogs, read and ordered to be transmitted to Mr. Popple to be laid before the Board of Trade for report.
The report of the Barons of the Exchequer, Scotland, of the 2nd instant, for granting to the Principal and Professors of St. Mary's College, St. Andrew's, certain sums, amounting to 367l. 9s. 10½d. sterling, towards making good damages the said college sustained by fire, read and agreed to.
The report of the Commissioners of Customs, of 1731, December 10, on John Hatches' petition to compound a judgment on which he has been charged a prisoner about six years in execution for 10,500l. for running goods, upon paying 2,500l. read and ordered to be laid by for further consideration.
The report of the Commissioners of Excise, of 1731, November 18, on Benjamin Biswell's petition to be repaid the duty of brandies and spirits consumed in the fire at Blandford, amounting to 13l. 0s.d. read and agreed to.
Mr. Paxton's memorial, of the 20th October last, apprising their Lordships of several prosecutions carrying on by the orders of the Duke of Newcastle, read and approved.
[Treasury Minute Book XXVII. pp. 85–6;
Letter Book XIX. p. 75.]
December 29.293. Order for the issue of 100l. to John Lawton, “to defray the charges and expenses occasioned by the fire which happened in the Lord Ashburnham's house and the removing of the Cotton Library from thence, and recovering and putting afterwards in order the remains thereof.”
[Order Book XV. p. 114; Money Book XXXVI. p. 194.]
December 29.294. The Commissioners of the Navy to John Scrope concerning directions for felling and cutting the 100 beeches granted annually for the service of the Navy.
Minuted as under 1731–2, January 12, infra. 1 page.
Enclosing:
—Extract of a letter from Mr. Owen Sutherland, naval purveyor, concerning the objections of Mr. Hinxman, Woodward of New Forest, about setting out the said beeches. 1 page. [Treasury Board Papers CCLXXVII. No. 55.]
December 30.295. J. Scrope to Nicholas Paxton with the Treasury authorisation for expenditure for the following purposes:—
(a.) Prosecution, in accordance with the orders of the Duke of Newcastle, of Robert Franklin for printing and publishing a seditious libel, intitled An answer to one part of a late famous libel, &c. and Robert Walker, Wm. Rayner, and John Brotherton, from printing and publishing a scandalous libel, intitled Robin's reign or seven's the main.
(b.) Suppressing the new play house in the Hay Market on account of some most seditious plays acted and attempted to be acted there, and for taking up and punishing idle persons who hawk seditious papers and ballads about the streets.
(c.) Defraying cost of prosecutions against Monr. Charropin, servant to the Count de Broglio, Ambassador from France, and Mr. Cole, servant to Baron Sparr, Ambassador from Sweden.
(d.) Prosecuting Edward Murphy, now in the Gatehouse, for enticing divers of His Majesty's subjects beyond the seas. [Letter Book XIX. p. 76.]
[1731 ?]296. Memorial to the Treasury on behalf of Col. Wm. Hargrave, in command in Jersey, for exemption from the 4s. tax in Ireland. 1 page.
Appending:
—Copy of the royal sign manual constituting Hargrave Commander in Chief and Lieutenant Governor in Jersey, in succession to George Howard, removed for neglecting to support the magistrates in putting in execution an Order of Council for regulating the coin in that island. 2 pages.
[Treasury Board Papers CCLXXVII. No. 58.]
[1731 ?]297. Petition to the King from Henry Finch, Receiver General of His Majesty's revenues in Minorca, concerning disputes arisen between the Tribunals of Royal Government and Royal Patrimony arising out of the unconfirmed regulations made by the late Governor Kane, for the sale of Decimal wines and corn. Prays confirmation of same by His Majesty.
Followed by:—Minutes of regulations for the better government and tranquility of His Majesty's Court of Patrimony in Minorca, conformable to ancient rights, royal ordinances, pragmatics, statutes, and declarations, with the two additional clauses, Nos. 7 and 8, made by Governor Kane, touching the sale of wines and corn. 3 pages. [ibid, No. 60.]