|Nov. 4.||110. Report to the Treasury from the Commissioners of Customs, Scotland, on the memorial of Sir Peter Halket of Pitfirrane, praying an exemption from the duties on coals exported, on the ground of an immunity enjoyed by his predecessors, and ratified to him by gift of date 1706, December, said gift having been confirmed by Act of Parliament of March 21 following. Detail the history of the duties on coal in Scotland since the Union, and the proceedings had with Halket. 4 pages.|
Appending: (a.) Said memorial of Halket with the Treasury order of reference thereupon of date 1736, April 2½ pages.
[Treasury Board Papers CCXCII. No. 43.]
|111. Present: Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr. Dodington, Lord Sundon.|
“Prepare the warrant for 1,000,000l. out of the Sinking Fund to the South Sea Company, to reduce so much of the Capital Stock called the ‘new annuities’ pursuant to the act of the last session in that behalf.”
The Taxes Commissioners to attend on Tuesday next with an account of the affairs under Mr. Kelsall's care, who has represented by letter from Amsterdam, of the 16th instant, that there is about 3,300l. lying ready to be paid towards discharge of Mr. Burridge's debt to the Crown.
The Duchess of Buckingham's memorial read, representing her claims and demands with respect to the alum, alum works and utensils reverted to the Crown by the death of her son, and proposing to recommend a responsible person to take the said works, with or without the estate. Referred to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands, their Lordships observing that many orders have been given to the Surveyor General about this affair, whereof some may fall in, and others interfere with her Grace's demands. Said Surveyor to attend on Tuesday next to inform their Lordships on several questions, detailed, concerning this affair. Also to make forth a particular of the rents and arrears of said estate so as to annex it to Henry Maister's constitution, their Lordships having appointed him receiver of the said estate and a return having been made into his office of the said rents and arrears.
The letter from the verderers of New Forest of the 19th ult. complaining of waste and destruction by Hinxman, Woodward of New Forest, in executing warrants for raising money by wood sales, to be sent to Mr. Hinxman for him to return his answer thereto without delay.
“Make out an account of what hath been paid out of the Civil List Revenues towards Michaelmas quarter, 1736.”
Order for a warrant for same quarter to the Bishop of Winchester for the officers of the Garter.
[Treasury Minute Book XXVIII. p. 2; Letter Book XIX. p. 426.]
|Nov. 27.||112. Alexander Innes to [? John Scrope] dated from Edinburgh, forwarding (a.) 2 pages.|
Appending: (a.) Petition to the Treasury from said Alexander Innes, late Deputy Receiver General of Scotland. Immediately on the Union, was made one of the Tellers of the Equivalent moneys sent down to Scotland, continuing in that office several years while there was anything to do that way. During same time was made clerk to the Receiver General's office in Scotland, which office he held for 11 years, being very useful, particularly upon the Union, in supplying the forces in Scotland with money, particularly the Dutch troops. In 1715, was at great trouble in conveying the public moneys to the castle at Edinburgh for safety. “That also in the year 1715, the time of the rebellion, the enemy being possessed of a great part of Scotland beyond the river Forth (during the Michaelmas and Christmas terms that year) did levy and take up these two terms' cess from the country, which nevertheless said Innes as being instructed and directed by the honourable Mr. Douglas of Cavers, then Receiver General, did by his prudent management prevail with the country to pay the said two terms' cess over again to the Receiver General for the use of the Government as having great regard to the interest thereof, so that the Government lost not a farthing that way, the whole land tax being fully paid up and remitted to the Exchequer, whereas 'tis suppos'd that the other public funds came considerably short that year, to the Government's loss, which is believed could not be recovered.” Prays consideration for his faithful services. 2½pages.
[Treasury Board Papers CCXCII. No. 46.]
|Nov. 29.||113. J. Scrope to the Duke of Argyll, for the estimates for land and sea services in the office of Ordnance for 1737, to be transmitted to the Treasury to be laid before the House of Commons.|
[Letter Book XIX. p. 426.]
|114. Same to Sir William Yonge, Secretary at War, and Henry Pelham, Paymaster General of the Forces, for same for the services of the Forces, for same year. [Ibid.]|
|115. Same to Josiah Burchett to move the Lords of the Admiralty to direct the Commissioners of the Navy and the Commissioners of Victualling to transmit the estimates for 1737 for the service of the Navy and Victualling. [Ibid.]|
|116. Same to the Navy Commissioners for an estimate of the debt due to the Navy at Christmas next. [Ibid. p. 427.]|
|117. Present: Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr. Dodington, Lord Sundon.|
Order for a warrant for 1,000l. for Mr. Whitworth, Surveyor General of Woods, to carry on the several works at the canal in Hyde Park.
Same for the issue to the Treasurer of the Navy, out of supplies anno 1736, of 36,310l. for the course of the Navy and Victualling for the month of June, 1736, and 5,000l. for bills of exchange, necessary money and contingencies.
The report of the Commissioners of Taxes of this day concerning Burridge's affairs in Holland and Flanders read. Ordered to write to George Osmond to know whether he will accept of being administrator to Burridge, and on what terms.
A letter signed E. Crow and dated from Sussex 1736, November 21, relating to smuggling, read, and an advertisement to be inserted in one of the papers as desired by said letter for the writer to attend the Secretaries of the Treasury.
Mr. Paxton's report of the 18th ult. on the petition of Dison Green, Francis Francis and Nicholas Green for reward for arrest of John Jones, robber, read and agreed to.
Order for a sign manual for 5,792l. in the name of John Scrope for His Majesty's secret service.
[Treasury Minute Book XXVII. p. 3.]