|153. Memorial to the Treasury from Major General John Campbell. Has been named to go to the West Highlands by way of Liverpool to raise eight Independent Companies of 100 men each, with proper officers, and to arm 16 such companies more without the charge of commission officers, who are to serve without pay: to be raised from the countries of the Duke of Argyll and the Earl of Breadalbane, and all to be raised without levy or bounty money. As no money can be had in those parts it will be necessary to carry with him three months' subsistence for said 24 companies, amounting to 4,859l. 18s. 0d. Prays issue of same, as despatch is highly necessary at this time. Is himself ready to set out without delay.|
Endorsed:—1745, Nov. 7. Issue 2,725l. 10s. 0d. for the Highland companies, and 3,000l. on account. 1 page.
[Treasury Board Papers CCCXVIII. No. 17.]
|154. Present: Chancellor of the Exchequer, Earl of Middlesex, Mr. Fox, Mr. Arundell, Mr. Lyttelton.|
Order for the issue to the Paymaster of the Forces of 143,969l. 11s. 4d. for services as in his memorial.
Same for 60,000l. to the Treasurer of the Ordnance in further part of the grant for that office for 1745.
Order for the issue of 41,665l. 6s. 4d. to the Navy Treasurer on his memorial for 58,788l. 2s. 8d. Memorandum:—The bills of exchange are paid only for such as are due in the month of November, amounting to —.
A letter of the 1st inst. from the Earl of Harrington read transmitting the memorial from Monsieur Hop, Envoy Extraordinary from the States General, for leave to the Dutch East India Company to purchase beef here for their fleet and for their factories and fortresses in India on account of the scarcity thereof in Holland from the distemper among the cattle. My Lords having enquired of the Victualling Office find they have no objection to the complying with the Company's request provided that the cattle be killed by or before Xmas next, and that security be given that the beef be applyed to no other use or purpose whatsoever than that mentioned in Mr. Hop's memorial. Write to Mr. Weston to acquaint the Earl of Harrington herewith, that he may communicate it to Mr. Hop.
The report from the Surveyor General of Lands read on the petition of Lord Gowran for a grant of the office of Master Forester &c., in Rockingham Forest. Warrant ordered for a new lease for three lives.
Order for the following issues out of the Civil List revenues:—
|To the Privy Purse||3,000||0||0|
|To the messengers||1,000||0||0|
|For the Russian minister for house rent||113||17||3|
|To Mr. Davis||491||1||1|
|The report from the Surveyor General of Woods read on the Earl of Halifax's memorial for repairs in Bushey Park. Agreed to such of the repairs as are usual to be done by the Crown.|
Same from the Surveyor General of Lands read on a memorial from the Earl of Suffolk and Berkshire for extension of lease of his house adjoining St. James's Park. Agreed to.
[Treasury Minute Book XXX. pp. 202–3; Letter Book XX. p. 192.]
|Nov. 7.||155. Treasury warrant to the Auditor of the Receipt for the issue to Onslow Burrish, Resident in the Austrian Low Countries (at the Courts of Brussels and Liège, and Minister to several Princes and Circles of the Empire), of 870l. to complete 1,140l. for 380 days' ordinary at 3l. a day, from 1743–4, March 17, and 259l. 3s. 6d., in full of his extras in that service in the quarter ended 1745, March 31.|
Appending:—Burrish's bill of said extras, said bill including the following items:—
|To extraordinary expenses incurred at the Hague and in my journey to Bonn, from 1744, Oct. 19 to Jan. 17 following||51||10||2|
|Standing of two coaches at Utrecht, lodgings for two servants there for 13 weeks, and charges of bringing the coaches to Rotterdam and standing there||13||12||1|
|For demurrage to a yacht which was prevented from carrying me from Rotterdam to Bois-le-Duc by the freezing of the Meuse||2||2||0|
|As also several other items of post horses (10 to Cologne, 13 to Duke Arenberg, 10 to Bonn, 12 from Bonn to Cologne, &c.)|
[Money Book XLII. pp. 113–4.]
|Nov. 7.||156. Royal warrant, countersigned by the Treasury Lords, to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland for confirming the agreement, detailed, between William Aldrich, Barrackmaster General of Dublin Barracks, and the Overseers and Trustees of the King's barracks in Ireland, for the erection by said Aldrich of buildings within the barrack walls at Dublin for 12 officers and 50 horses: said agreement being based upon a memorial presented by said Aldrich to said Overseers, 1730, Dec. 23, and represented by said Overseers to the Lords Justices of Ireland, 1732, July 1, which said memorial set forth that it being thought fit for the public good that one extra regiment of horse or dragoons should come on Dublin duty at one time a second squadron was ordered to be quartered in Dublin, and there being only room in the barracks there for 12 officers, the privates, and stabling only for said privates' horses, there was a deficiency of lodgings for 12 officers and of stabling for 50 horses.|
[Irish Book IX. pp. 459–61.]
|157. Same to same for placing on the Irish establishment the four companies ordered to be raised and added to each of the four regiments of foot in Ireland, commanded by Major Gen. Irwin, Lieut. Gen. Otway, Sir John Bruce, and Col. Folliot.|
[Ibid. p. 462.]
|Nov 7.||158. Report to the Treasury from Philip Medows and Viscount Midleton, Comptrollers of Army Accounts, dated Paymaster General's Office, on (a) infra. 3 pages.|
Appending:—(a) Memorial to the Treasury from John Thomlinson and John Hanbury, of London, merchants, dated 1745, Oct. 22, proposing terms for victualling the garrison at Louisburg, Cape Breton. 1 page.
(b) Plan proposed by same for remittances of subsistence money to same garrison. “Apprehend there is no currency established on the island of Cape Brittan, so that the supplies cannot be made by exchanges. They therefore propose that the troops, instead of paper, which is all the currency of and continually fluctuating in the neighbouring collonys, should be paid in the following species of money, and the rates thereof to be established by your Lordships so as the soldier may know whether he receives his full due or not,” viz.: heavy Spanish dollars and smaller Spanish weighty coin, French or Spanish pistoles: all which they propose to furnish at the rates of 5s. 9d. for the heavy dollars and 20s. 4d. for the pistoles, which are the lowest rates for which money can be sent at this juncture, while freights and insurance run so high as they do at present from all parts, and the commissions of agents in those countries are at all times greatly higher than in any part of Europe.
By this method the soldier will receive considerably more than if paid in paper or proclamation money. 1 page.
(c) An estimate of the charge of sending money from London to Cape Breton for the use of the forces. 1 page.
[Treasury Board Papers CCCXVIII. No. 18.]
|Nov. 8.||159. John Jeffreys to Thomas Winnington, Paymaster of the Forces. “Major General John Campbell, being named to go to the West Highlands by way of Liverpool to raise eight Independent Companies of 100 men each, with proper officers, and as these men are to be raised without levy or bounty money, and to be paid only as His Majesty's other troops are from inlisting, it will be necessary, as no money can be got in those parts, to carry with him three months' subsistence, amounting for eight Independent Companies to 2,725l. 10s. 0d., and the further sum of 1,274l. 10s. 0d. for the unavoidable contingent charges of this service, making together 4,000l.” The Treasury therefore desire the advance of this sum to said Campbell out of any money in said Paymaster's hands.|
[Letter Book XX. p. 193.]
|Nov. 11.||160. A statement certified by Thomas Paterson, in the absence of General Wolfe, of the strength of the marine regiments and the present disposition of them, same being compiled “from the monthly returns sent me on the 24th of October.” (Total for ten regiments, detailed, 278 officers, 1,084 N.C's., 8,466 privates, and 1,534 wanting to complete.)|
Together with:—The totals of each regiment on board the fleet and at quarters fit to be sent on board. 4 pages.
Appending:—(a) The particular returns of the marines sent on board each ship of war and the remains on board belonging to each regiment of marines, which make up the total of each regiment on board the fleet as given in the above general return or statement. 10 pages.
[Treasury Board Papers CCCXVIII. No. 19.]
|161. Present: Chancellor of the Exchequer, Earl of Middlesex, Mr. Fox, Mr. Arundell, Mr. Lyttelton.|
A memorial read from the Commissioners of the land tax for the Tower division praying that three constables indicted in the Crown Office by a person whom they secured as a person proper to be imprested may be defended at His Majesty's expense, and a stop put to the prosecution. Referred to Mr. Sharpe, with instructions to defray the expense of said prosecution.
Order for a warrant for the Paymaster of the Forces to issue 20,000l. to Sir John Ligonier for the extraordinary services of the army that is to march under his command towards Lancashire, in the same manner as the money was issued to Marshal Wade.
A memorial read from the Paymaster General of the Forces for 24,204l. for two months' subsist of the regiments raised by several noblemen. Write to Mr. Winnington, said Paymaster, to advance this sum out of moneys in his hands, which my Lords will take care shall be replaced as soon as any money shall be received on account of the supplies for the year 1746.
Order for the following issues out of the Civil List revenues:—
|To Mr. Ellis||800||0||0|
|To the Chanceller of the Garter||285||2||6|
|To Mr. Burrish||1,129||3||6|
|To the Huntsmen, half a year||1,170||10||0|
|A report from the Customs Commissioners read on a petition of Henry Lascelles praying discharge of proceedings against him on his accounts as late collector of the 4½ per cent. duty at Bridge Town, Barbados. “It not appearing to my Lords that the Commissioners have layd before them any new matter … to induce them to direct the proceedings at law to be pursued, their Lordships are pleased to order process to be stayed against the petitioner.”|
[Treasury Minute Book XXX. pp. 204–5; Letter Book XX. pp. 193, 194.]
|162. Present: Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr. Fox, Mr. Arundell.|
Order for the issue to the Navy Treasurer of 13,050l. for services as in his memorial of the 7th inst.
A memorial from Maj. Gen. Campbell read that the vessels now lying at Liverpool, and other ports of Lancashire may have leave to load victual for the forces raised and to be raised under his command in Argyllshire. The Customs Commissioners, if they have no objection, are forthwith to give orders to their officers in the several ports of Lancashire that the ships now detained there, bound for the Clyde and Argyllshire, may be permitted to carry meal and victual thither upon the said General's certificate and the Custom House officers' inspection of the several cargoes and their certifying that nothing but victual is suffered to pass.
A report from the Customs Commissioners read on a letter of Mr. Cookson, a merchant of Hull, concerning Spanish wines under seizure. Said Commissioners to certify my Lords what degree of favour may be proper to be shown to petitioner and in what manner.
A petition read from Gent. Unwin and other merchants in London, concerning some juniper berries under seizure. Referred to the Customs Commissioners.
A letter from the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland of the 26th ult. read transmitting the memorial of the agents of seven regiments of foot in Ireland, from which 200 drafts were made to recruit the army in Flanders in January, 1743–4, praying to be paid the allowance of 3l. a man more than has been already paid by the regiments, 2l. whereof was to have been paid by the regiments recruited but postponed for want of money in the agents' hands, the said arrear of 2l. a head being due to them from the regiments in Flanders to complete 5l. a head for recruiting money besides 20s. a head bounty money paid to each volunteer on embarcation, same being proposed to be repaid to the officers out of the revenues at large of Ireland. The Secretary at War is to report the matter of fact immediately.
The Paymaster of the Forces and the Secretary at War attend with an estimate of the sums necessary for the forces under Sir John Ligonier. My Lords direct the Paymaster to issue 20,000l. on account for the use of General Ligonier's army out of any money now in his hands.
Said Paymaster attended again with a letter to him from the Secretary at War, signifying the King's pleasure for the issuing of 61 days' subsist for an augmentation of one sergeant, one corporal, and 29 privates per company to the three regiments of Foot Guards My Lords can give no orders to the Paymaster to issue money for such subsist, they having no regular knowledge of this augmentation, or whence it comes. My Lords therefore direct the Secretary at War to prepare an additional establishment for this augmentation with the [date of] commencement.
[Treasury Minute Book XXX. pp. 206–7; Letter Book XX. p. 194; Reference Book X. p. 286; Customs Book XVI. p. 36.]
|Nov. 15.||163. J. Scrope to the Customs Commissioners, England. “Major General John Campbell, who is about to set out for the Clyde and Argyllshire, having by his memorial of the 14th inst. acquainted my Lords that by his last letters from those parts he is informed that all species of corn and meal is very scarce and dear, and that their (sic) vessels now lying at Liverpool and other ports of Lancashire to load with victual are stopt by the officers of the Government and revenue, and whereas he may have frequent occasion to buy provisions there for the forces raised and to be raised for His Majesty's service, and in particular intends to stop at Liverpool to take the aforementioned vessels under his convoy,” and therefore prays free leave and despatch to be given to the Clyde vessels for carrying off provisions, and to all other ships which he may employ and which shall have his certificate, and also by a second memorial prays the like regulation to be extended to the port of Bristol: the Treasury therefore direct such orders in accordance with these requests to be given to the Customs officers of Liverpool and Bristol.|
[Customs Book XVI. p. 36.]
|164. Present: Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr. Arundell.|
A letter of the 15th inst. from Mr. Corbett to Mr. Scrope read enclosing extracts of two letters from Admiral Vernon, of the 13th inst., and Mr. Sparrow of Ipswich, of the 11th inst., complaining of the numbers and insolence of the smugglers. Write to Mr. Corbett to acquaint the Admiralty that my Lords have already done whatever they thought might contribute to the suppressing these practices; but if the Admiralty will propose any method that they think may tend thereto, my Lords will further the execution of it with all their power.
Order for the issue, out of the Civil List revenues, of 5,196l. to the Board of Works, 482l. 5s. 0d. to Mr. Parker, and 491l. to Mr. Davis.
The Customs Commissioners' report read on the petition of Thomas Allen, of Lynn Regis, wine merchant. My Lords observing thereon that the wines in question were bought in Scotland as Spanish wines in a fair and open way of trade, and that the sufferances for loading same were given by the officers of the Customs, and the wines were accordingly shipped in the most public manner, and arrived at the port they were shipped for, are of opinion that the wines should be delivered to the petitioner upon proof being made that the duties for them were paid in Scotland.
[Treasury Minute Book XXX. p. 208; Letter Book XX. p. 194; Customs Book XVI. pp. 36–7.]
|165. Present: Chancellor of the Exchequer, Earl of Middlesex, Mr. Fox, Mr. Arundell.|
Order for the issue to the Paymaster of the Forces of 25,000l. for the fourth quarter's subsidy to the King of Poland.
A memorial read from Mr. Phillipson, Surveyor of Woods, as to the necessity of cutting the woods in Fangrove (Fan Grove), Knowl Grove, and Stub Rige (Stubride), co. Surrey, to mend the enclosures. Agreed to.
Two reports read from the Customs Commissioners of the 26th Sept. last, the first on the petition of William Taylor and John Taylor, sureties for Alexander Dick, tobacco merchants; the second on the petition of Richard Cook and others, linen drapers, and creditors of said Dick. Agreed to.
Two letters from the Secretary of the African Company to Mr. Scrope read for payment of 10,000l. granted to the Company towards the support of their forts and settlements on the African coast for 1745. My Lords adhere to their former minute of the 8th ult.
A report from the Surveyor General of Lands read on a petition of Thomas Bryan for a reversionary lease of Tiddington farm, co. Warwick. Agreed to.
[Treasury Minute Book XXX. p. 209; Reference Book X. p. 287.]
|Nov. 23.||166. J. Scrope to the Taxes Commissioners, to direct the Receivers General of land tax of those counties where, or near which, the forces under the command of the Duke of Cumberland and Marshal Wade may happen to be to supply George Abbot and Anthony Sawyer respectively with such public moneys as may be in their several hands: they taking bills from the said Abbot and Sawyer for same upon Thomas Winnington, Paymaster of the Forces, which the Treasury will enable him to satisfy.|
[Letter Book XX. p. 195.]
|Nov. 25.||167. Same to the Customs Commissioners in England and Scotland, respectively, and to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland, transmitting a letter from the Duke of Newcastle signifying the King's pleasure that directions should be sent to the Customs officers in the several ports to stop and search all soldiers which shall arrive from Holland whether or not they have passes and discharges from the respective regiments in the service of the States General to which they may have belonged; and to detain them in safe custody till further orders: there being reason to apprehend that many of them have deserted with a design to pass into this kingdom in order to join the rebels in the North part of England.|
[Customs Book XVI. p. 38; Irish Book IX. p. 458.]
|168. Present: Chancellor of the Exchequer, Earl of Middlesex, Mr. Fox, Mr. Arundell, Mr. Lyttelton.|
A memorial read from the Paymaster of Marines for 155,574l. 5s. 4d. sundry services of the marines. Order for the issue of 50,000l. in part of 74,450l. 10s. 0d. for six months' subsistence to the marines to the 24th December.
Order for 117,431l. 16s. 10d. to the Paymaster of the Forces for the forces in Flanders, the Guards and Garrisons, and the forces in the Plantations.
Same for 2,392l. 12s. 4¼d. to the Navy Treasurer on the head of transport service.
A petition from George Hogg, of Lynn Regis, for restoration to him of six guns and some small arms taken out of his ship and carried on shore in the said port, read and referred to the Customs Commissioners.
The Secretary at War and the Paymaster of the Forces attend, and a memorial of the said Paymaster is read for 10,000l. for pay, &c., of the Dutch forces serving in Great Britain.
A memorial read from several Colonels of horse and dragoons who served the last campaign in Flanders praying a sum of money to be paid for the loss of clothes and accoutrements in said campaign. The Earl of Rothes and Sir Robert Rich, two of said colonels, are desired to attend next Tuesday hereupon.
Mr. Secretary at War delivered the establishment for the three regiments of Foot Guards.
A letter read from the Duke of Newcastle about deserters from the Scotch regiments in the Dutch service. The necessary orders to be sent to the Customs Commissioners.
A petition from John Haxton, master of the ship “Isabel and May,” of Burntisland, now detained at Holy Island, praying release in order to proceed on his voyage to Leith, read and referred to the Customs Commissioners.
Order for the following issues out of the Civil List revenues:—
|To Sir Clement Cottrel Dormer||545||18||6|
|To the Cofferer of the Household for imprest to the purveyors for November||2,500||0||0|
|To Mr. Holbech||75||0||0|
|To the Treasurer of the Chamber for the Lord Almoner||359||10||0|
|To Mr. Compton, Paymaster of Pensions, for the Lord Almoner||450||0||0|
|To Mr. Walker||217||8||0|
|To the Duke of Cumberland||2,000||0||0|
|To the Earl of Chesterfield||1,640||13||2|
|To Mrs. Elizabeth Levett her arrears on a pension of 40l. per an.|
|[Treasury Minute Book XXX. pp. 210–11; Reference Book X. p. 286; Letter Book XX. p. 195.]|
|Nov. 26.||169. The Commissioners of Excise, Scotland, to the Treasury, dated Excise Office, Edinburgh. “Upon certain information that the rebells from the North were upon their march from Stirling to Edinburgh we thought it proper for the preservation of our accounts, books, and papers of importance relating to the revenue under our management to remove the same, together with the cash in our Receiver's hands, from this office to the Castle, which was accordingly done on Saturday, the 14th September last, where they have been preserv'd safe. On Tuesday, the 17th September, early in the morning, the rebells got possession of this city, after which it was not practicable during their continuance here for us to attend our duty, or for the officers under our inspection to continue their business, but immediately after their removal the officers were order'd to return to their several divisions and carry on their surveys, which they are now continuing to do: and we have issued the necessary orders to our officers in the several places where the rebells have been to return a state of the revenue under their inspection, and shall use our utmost endeavours to prevent as far as we can further loss to the publick, as well as to recover what can be recovered.” 1 page.|
[Treasury Board Papers CCCXVIII. No. 24.]
|170. Present: Chancellor of the Exchequer, Earl of Middlesex, Mr. Fox, Mr. Arundell, Mr. Lyttelton.|
My Lords upon looking over the establishment of the three regiments of Foot Guards, delivered by the Secretary at War, observe that there is an establishment for the three regiments already signed; they therefore direct that the establishment delivered by him should be sent back, and that the Secretary at War do prepare an establishment for the drafted men and the late augmentation only.
A petition read from Thomas Allen, of Lynn Regis, for delivery of wines. Agreed that they be delivered to him on his entering into a conditional bond to pay the duties if it shall hereafter appear that they have not been already paid.
The report from the Surveyor General of the Woods on the Duke of St. Albans's petition for repairs at Cranbourne Lodge, estimated at 839l. 9s. 0d., read and agreed to.
A petition read from William Black and Richard Cooke, assignees to Alexander Dick, bankrupt. Referred to the Customs Commissioners.
The report from the Customs Commissioners read concerning Mr. Cookson's wines under seizure at Hull, in which they are of opinion that the wines may be returned to the petitioner under proper restrictions. Agreed to.
Same from same read on the petition of Richard Coote and William Guile of Arundell in Sussex, in which they have no objection to granting petitioner's request. Agreed to.
An order of the Privy Council read concerning distempered cows. Mr. Sharpe is ordered to have 300l. issued to him to be by him paid to the Justices of the Peace for this service pursuant to said order.
The Customs Commissioners' report read on the petition of William Thompson, of Nottingham, for delivery of some wool that was stopped. Agreed to, viz., that his request may be granted.
The Customs Commissioners' report from the Paymaster of the Forces and the Secretary at War read concerning the memorial of Philip, Baker, agent to Col. Trelawney's regiment. The articles of 822l. and that of provisions are agreed to.
[Treasury Minute Book XXX. pp. 212–3; Letter Book XX. p. 196; Reference Book X. p. 286.]