|162. Present: The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Lord Sundon, Mr. Earle.|
Order for the issue to the Treasurer of the Navy out of Exchequer bills on land tax, 1739, of 10,060l. for services as in his memorial of the 1st instant.
Same for a warrant for three months' subsidy to the King of Denmark, date Sept. 3 last, according to Baron Sohlenthal's desire by letter of the 3rd instant (sic).
A petition of sundry merchants read for payment of bills exchange drawn from Jamaica on Henry Popple. Ordered to sent with a list of the bills and other charges and demands, to the Paymaster of the Forces and Secretary at War for them to cause the accounts of the forces in Jamaica to be made up and stated, and the bills compared with the subsistence payable to said forces at or about the time of Mr. Popple's absconding, and further to take notice of what was to be paid by assignments here and how far Mr. Popple complied therewith, also for them to make such observations on the affair as may occur to them so as their Lordships may have a clear state of the matter.
Sir Richard Lane's petition read to have the effect of a judgment lately obtained in his behalf concerning bonds and debentures and waste certificates for the duties on salt which determined 1730, Dec. 25th, by the Act of Geo. II., “and he being called in is acquainted that my Lords must be advised whether his demands can legally be made a charge upon or affect the duties on salt revived by the Act, 5 Geo. II.”
Order for the following issues at the Exchequer out of the Civil List Revenues. And letters [of direction] were writ accordingly:
|To the Privy Purse||3,000||0||0|
|To Sir Everard Fawkener||5,487||11||4|
|To Mr. Jenison||700||0||0|
|To John Shepherd||1,321||2||0|
|To Mr. Trevor||1,297||0||0|
|To the Judges and others, 1739, Trinity Term||6,582||10||0|
|To the late Queen's servants, 1739, midsummer quarter||4,701||5||7½|
|Letters also signed for the sum of 1,253l. 4s. 7½d. to the Works for 1739, Michaelmas quarter, for the several [Royal] Gardens; for 172l. 10s. 0d. to Mr. Stuart for Lady Lovelace et al. for same quarter, as usual; and for 375l. for 6 weeks to the Whitehall preachers, due the 5th instant.|
Order for a warrant for paying to Mr. Emmerson, one of the gate keepers at Hyde Park, 65l., the usual allowance to him for watering the road for 1739 summer.
[Treasury Minute Book XXVIII. pp. 160–1; Letter Book XIX. p. 514.]
|Oct. 2.||163. Treasury warrant to the Auditor of the Receipt for the issue of 105l. to John Lawton, gent., for himself and three clerks for sorting, digesting and reducing to order the records and writings in the Court of Exchequer for the quarter due 1739 Michaelmas.|
Appending:—Lawton's certificate of the work done in said quarter. “Since Midsummer last Mr. Stewart has been sorting records of several Kings' reigns, Mr. Smart has been sorting Star Chamber Records, Mr. Whiston and Mr. Farley have been methodizing the books of the Court of Wards and Liveries and Mr. Strachey has been sorting Star Chamber Records.”
[Money Book XXXIX. p. 439.]
|164. Present: Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Lord Sundon, Mr. Earle.|
The memorial of the Paymaster of the Forces of this day's date for 200,824l. 10s. 6½d. read. Their Lordships defer consideration thereof till Tuesday next “and are then to have an account laid before them of the charge for augmentations to the Horse, Foot, and Dragoons that hath been already paid and of the charge expected to be paid on the same account out of the funds of this year; as also an account of the retrospect time allowed on the muster rolls in the year 1715 or thereabouts, for defraying augmentations of the like kind which were then made.”
Mr. Lowther, out of the King's money in his hands, is to pay Samuel Holden 105l. 9s. 2d. to answer a bill of Lord Crawford's from Muscovy, with interest, protest, and other charges thereupon.
Order for the issue to Mr. Selwyn, senr., of 1,208l. 11s. 6d. for Richmond Lodge salaries and disbursements to 1739 midsummer.
Same for same of 39,800l. to the Paymasters of Exchequer Bills, out of Exchequer bills on land tax 1739, to clear the deficiency of the land tax, 1737.
[Treasury Minute Book XXVIII. p. 162.]
|165. Present: Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr. Winnington, Mr. Earle.|
On reading the memorial from the Paymaster of the Forces of the 4th instant, their Lordships order that 200,903l. 13s. 1½d. be issued out of funds, anno 1739, in full of the order for 1739, October 1, payable to him, and that out of this issue 200,824l. 10s. 6½d. be applied to the services specified in said memorial.
Warrant ordered for a Privy Seal for the issue to said Paymaster of 200,000l. out of the further sum of 500,000l. charged on the Sinking Fund, for the augmentation of forces as the exigency of affairs might require.
Sir Joseph Eyles's proposal for remitting subsistence money to Gibraltar and Minorca 1739, Oct. 25 to Dec. 24 read and agreed to as follows, the rates of exchange being certified by the Paymaster of the Forces to be as usual, viz.:—
12,600 dollars for Minorca payable in gold at sight, at 55d. per dollar.
18,900 dollars for Gibraltar payable in gold at sight, at 54½d. per dollar.
Order for a warrant to the Auditor of the Receipt to reserve and set apart the aforesaid 500,000l. out of the overplus moneys of the Sinking Fund growing at and after 1739 midsummer.
Arthur Collins is to have 100l. as His Majesty's bounty.
Order for the issue to the Treasurer of the Navy out of funds anno 1739 of 6,000l. for bounty money on the King's proclamation of Sept. 27 last.
Mr. Lowther is to pay out of the King's money in his hands 521l. 5s. 0d. to Mr. John Peele for money expended by him for His Majesty's service.
[Treasury Minute Book XXVIII. pp. 163–4.]
|Oct. 9.||166. Treasury warrant to the Auditor of the Receipt and Clerk of the Pells, &c., to take in at the Receipt 100,000l. in 3 % loans on land tax, 1739, to rank after 379,100l. already charged thereupon.|
[Money Book XXXIX. p. 425.]
|Oct. 15.||167. J. Scrope to the Customs Commissioners, transmitting from the Treasury the petition of Onesiphorus Tyndal, et al. merchants of Bristol, setting forth that the French duty is now demanded by the collector of Bristol on soap imported from Leghorn. Requests a statement of opinion “whether it is not and has been customary to enter and pay the duty on soap in the manner they paid the same as well at the said port as in the port of London and elsewhere.”|
[Customs Book XIV. p. 392.]
|Oct. 16.||168. Petition to the Treasury from John Grymes, Receiver General of Virginia. Pursuant to an order of the Privy Council in the case of Thomas Lord Fairfax, three Commissioners were appointed in Virginia on behalf of the Crown to adjust, in conjunction with his Lordship's Commissioners, the bounds of his Lordship's grant of the Northern Neck. Prays an allowance of 785l. 19s. 11d. the expenses incurred herein, out of quit rents.|
[Reference Book X. p. 136.]
|169. Present: Mr.Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr. Winnington, Mr. Earle.|
Order for the issue to the Paymaster of the Forces out of Exchequer bills on land tax, 1739 of 131,395l. 16s. 2½d. for services, as in the first 4 articles of his memorial of the 4th instant.
“Memorandum:—This minute cancels that made the 9th instant upon reading the Paymaster's said memorial of the 4th.”
Same for same to the Treasurer of the Navy out of the like Exchequer bills of 109,650l. 14s. 5d. for services as in his memorial of the 10th instant, and of 3,000l. out of the like for services as in his memorial of the 15th instant.
[Treasury Minute Book XXVIII. p. 165.]
|Oct. 17.||170. J. Scrope to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland. An Act having passed the last session for the effectual preventing the exportation of wool from Great Britain and of wool and woollen manufactures from Ireland to foreign ports, and the duties now payable on woollen and bay yarn imported into England from Ireland being thereby enacted to cease from 1740, May 1, the Parliament of Ireland is expected in the mean time to make such other provisions as might co-operate with those in the above act, so as to wholly suppress the said illicit transport of wool. In order that the Irish Parliament when that business comes before it may have the assistance of a person skilled in the nature of the woollen manufactures and able to suggest proper methods for accomplishing such an object, the Treasury have sent over Mr. George Bonell, the bearer. Desires their assistance, protection and encouragement to be given him herein.|
[Irish Book IX. p. 163.]
|Oct. 20.||171. Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners in England and Scotland respectively to execute an order of the King in Council as below:— Prefixing:—Order of the King in Council dated Kensington 1739 Oct. 19, for directions to be given to the Commissioners and officers of the Customs to do all that in them lies to seize and secure in all the ports of this realm, all ships and vessels appertaining to the subjects of the King of Spain, or having goods or effects belonging to them on board or in any of His Majesty's warehouses, and all mariners wheresoever they shall be found being subject of the said King.|
[Customs Book XIV. p. 396; North Britain Book XII. p. 449.]
|172. Present: Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Lord Sundon, Mr. Winnington, Mr. Earle.|
Order for the foll
owing issues out of the Civil List Revenues:—
|To Mr. Ellis||850||0||0|
|To Mr. Paxton||1,000||0||0|
|To Mr. Middleton||2,090||19||0|
|To Mr. Hatton||400||0||0|
|To Mr. Collins||100||0||0|
|To the Master of the Robes, 1739 midsummer quarter||603||0||8|
|To the Treasurer of the Chamber to clear the debt in that office on Lord Chamberlain's warrants, &c., 1739 Lady Day quarter||2,503||16||11½|
|Sir Richard Lane is called in and acquainted that the Salt Commissioners shall attend the Attorney and Solicitor General that their Lordships may be advised whether his demands on his late judgement concerning salt bonds, debentures and waste certificates for duties on salt which determined 1730 Dec. 25 can legally be made a charge on or affect the new duties on salt revived by 5 Geo. II. Sir Richard to have notice to attend the Attorney and Solicitor General at the same time.|
[Treasury Minute Book XXVIII. p. 166; Letter Book XIX. p. 515.]
|173. Present: The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Lord Sundon, Mr. Winnington, Mr. Earle.|
William Skinner's petition read for consideration for services as surveyor and inspector of the new buildings erected at Gibraltar for the service of the Victualling. Their Lordships agree to allow him 200l. out of the contingent money for the Forces.
The report of the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland, of June 23 last, read on Alexander Doyle's petition to become tenant to the Crown of forfeited lands discovered by him. Said Doyle's petition by way of reply to said report also read. As petitioner has had his charges paid and reward for his discovery, and as said Commissioners have let the lands for 61 years to Henry Bingham at 140l. per annum, “there remains no authority for their Lordships to do anything further in this affair.”
Sir William Yonge, Secretary at War, signifying by his letter of this day's date that His Majesty has thought fit to augment the garrison at Minorca by 1,000 men to the end their Lordships may, if they judge proper, order Mr. John Gilman, contractor for salt provisions for the forces in that garrison, to provide forthwith proportionable salt provisions; their Lordships order a letter to said Gilman to that affect.
“Write to the public offices, as usual, to transmit to my Lords the estimates proper to be laid before the House of Commons in the ensuing session of Parliament.”
[Treasury Minute Book XXVIII. pp. 167–8; Letter Book XIX. p. 516.]
|Oct. 25.||174. Sir William Yonge to John Scrope, dated Whitehall, for Treasury orders to John Gilman, contractor for salt provisions for the forces in Minorca, to furnish additional provisions to meet the orders of the King of 25 June last and 25 August last, for separate augmentations of 10 and 10 men to every company of the 5 Regiments of Foot in Minorca, making in the whole 1,000 effective privates.|
Endorsed:—“Lre wrote to Mr. Gilman, 25 Oct., 1739.” 1 page.
[Treasury Board Papers CCCI. No. 42.]
|Oct. 26.||175. A scheme for a lottery for 1,050,000l., for the public service, consisting of 150,000 tickets, at 7l. each ticket. 2 pages. [Ibid. No. 43.]|
|176. Present: Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Lord Sundon, Mr. Winnington, Mr. Earle.|
Order for the issue to the Treasurer of the Navy out of exchequer bills on land tax, 1739, of 31,466l. for services as in his memorial of this day's date.
Mr. Lowther is to pay out of the King's money in his hands 942l. 10s. 0d. to Mr. Walthoe for printing work and other disbursements for His Majesty's service, due 1739 midsummer.
[Treasury Minute Book XXVIII. p. 169.]