Treasury Books and Papers: May 1742

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Calendar of Treasury Books and Papers, Volume 5, 1742-1745. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1903.

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May 1742

May 4.
75. Present: Earl of Wilmington, Mr. Chancellor of Exchequer, Mr. Compton, Mr. Gybbon.
Order for the following issues out of the Civil List funds:—
£ s. d.
To the Secretaries of State 1,500 0 0
To the Privy Purse 3,000 0 0
To Mr. Sharp 200 0 0
To Viscount Weymouth 323 1 0
Same for the issue to the Paymaster of the Forces out of loans on land tax, 1742, of 100,000l. in further part of 500,000 granted for the support of the House of Austria.
A petition from John Connor for repayment of 82l. 8s. 0d. detained by the Collector of Derry for duties, read and referred to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland.
Same from the planters of Barbados, to convert the 4½ per cent. duty now collected in kind into a duty in money, read and referred to the Customs Commissioners.
The report from the Surveyor General of Crown Lands on the Duke of Argyll's petition for renewal of a grant of part of Richmond Park, read and referred to the Attorney and Solicitor General.
Thos. Lechmere to be restored to the office of Surveyor General of Customs in the Northern Continent of America, in which place he succeeded John Peagrum, who is superseded. Edward Bristow to be tidesmen on the superior list, London port, loco Richard Bell, deceased; Edwd. Peirce to succeed Bristow on the inferior list. Henry Russell's presentment as tidesmen, inferior list, London port, loco Edmund Roe dismissed, confirmed. Same for [Richard] Smith as noontender ibid. loco Hugh Jones.
Thomas Bourne's petition referred to the Customs Commissioners.
Ordered that the bills contained in Mr. Verelst's memorial of the 27th ult. be paid.
Order for the issue out of loans on land tax of 34,375l. 12s. 6d. to the Paymaster of Marines for 2 months' subsistence to June 24 next.
Mrs. Clay petitions for an allowance for keeping in order the Treasury clock in their Lordships' room which was made by her late husband. Left to the Secretaries to the Treasury to agree with her. Said Secretaries agree with her for 4l. per annum for this service from Lady day, last, to be paid by Mr. Lowther.
Messrs. Dover & Hayes's bonds to be delivered up.
[Treasury Minute Book XXIX. pp. 39–40; Letter Book XX. p. 41; Customs Book XV. p. 220.]
May 5. 76. Petition to the Treasury from the planters of Barbados proposing a repeal of the Act for the 4½ per cent. duty in that Island, and that in lieu thereof they pay into His Majesty's Exchequer 1,000l. per an. more than the said duty has produced, on an average, since the King's accession. Pray that Sir Thomas Robinson, now going as Governor there, may have instructions to consent to said repeal, and to the passing an Act by way of security of abovesaid sum. Referred to the Customs Commissioners.
[Reference Book X. p. 209.]
May 5. 77. J. Scrope to the Commissioners of Excise. “The Committee of Secrecy having called for an account of all sums of money paid for pensions or annuities by grants or warrants from the Crown, from the 10th February 1731–2 to the 11 Feb. 1741–2 distinguishing each year and to whom paid,” the Treasury require the preparation of said account in order to its being laid before said Committee.
A like letter respectively to the Commissioners, separately, of Customs, and of Alienations, and to the Postmaster General, the Auditor of the Receipt, and the Paymaster of Pensions.
[Letter Book XX. p. 41.]
May 6.
78. Present: Earl of Wilmington, Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr. Compton, Mr. Gybbon.
A petition read from William Burroughs, Commissary General for Stores and Provisions to the Danes and Hessians, 1741, to be paid 3l. a day for his services out of the poundage stopped from the pay of said Danish and Hessian troops, or in any other manner the Treasury may think fit. Referred to the Paymaster General of Forces and the Secretary at War.
A petition from Winchcombe Howard Packer, for renewal of lease of houses in St. James's Street, with the Surveyor General's report thereon, read and agreed to.
[Treasury Minute Book XXIX. p. 41; Letter Book XX. p. 42.]
May 6. 79. Report to the Treasury from the Commissioners of Excise, London, on the petition to the House of Commons from the soapmakers of Tiverton, containing a proposal for stamping every piece of soap weighed and charged with the duty so as to prevent frauds by soapmakers living in villages and country places distant from the officer's residence. Are sensible that great frauds are carried on in relation to the soap duty, but are of opinion the expedient offered will be ineffectual and will be difficult in the execution. Have tried several stamps for the purpose and find that the fine stamps made use of in the hide or calico duty will make no impression on soap, while the impression made by a coarser stamp from the softness of the soap will easily become so obscure that it will be almost impossible to distinguish the true stamp from a counterfeit. It would also entail an increase of officers, for in many places upwards of 1,000 pieces will be stamped in one making. 1 page.
:—“Read and agreed to. Make 4 extracts of this report.”
Appending:—(a) Said petition signed by Joseph Palmer and 4 others. 1 large page.
[Treasury Board Papers CCCVIII. No. 1.]
May 6. 80. Royal sign manual to the Clerk of the Signet attending, countersigned by the Lords of the Treasury, for a bill to pass the Privy Seal to authorise the Treasury to pay to Frederick Prince of Wales 50,000l. per annum, from date hereof, to be paid quarterly during the King's pleasure. (Privy Seal, dated 1742, May 12.)
[King's Warrant Book XXXIV. p. 538.]
May 6. 81. Same to the Attorney or Solicitor General, countersigned by same, for a grant to Sir Joseph Ayloffe of Acton (co. Midd.) and Thomas Lediard of St. Margaret's, Westminster, of certain houses, lands, &c., &c., in Westminster, in trust for the Commissioners for building a bridge across the river from the Woolstaple in St. Margaret's to the opposite shore in Surrey; all for the purposes of said bridge.
Appending:—Constats and memoranda of all the plots and premises in question, viz., 18 constats in all, made out by Thomas Walker, Surveyor General of Crown Lands.
[Crown Lease Book VI. pp. 143–52, 164–6.]
May 7. 82. Report to the Treasury from the Commissioners of Excise, London, on the representation of the agents and planters of the British sugar settlements in America, who desire therein a reconsideration of the said commissioners' report [of 1741–2, March 23, supra pp. 19–20] concerning the proposal for an Act of Parliament to permit the warehousing of rum on bond. Are still of opinion the proposal would be detrimental to the revenue, as the rum might remain so long in store unsold. Although petitioners now propose to lodge the rum in warehouses at their own expense, are still of opinion that an increase of officers would be entailed. Reiterate and expound their former objections in detail. As to the proposal to give bond on landing for the whole duty, according to gauge and proof on landing, and to be paid in six months, do not doubt the ability of the petitioners, but apprehend that several other persons who import such spirits from the British Plantations are of such mean conditions and low circumstances that their bonds would be but small security to the revenue. 3 pages.
—20 May, 1742, read. My Lords have no objection to their applying to Parliament.
Appending:—(a) Said representation as above to the Treasury signed by 25 of the said agents and planters, with Treasury order of reference of date 1742, April 16. 3½ pages.
[Treasury Board Papers CCCVIII. No. 2.]
May 10.
83. Present: Earl of Wilmington, Mr. Chancellor of Exchequer Mr. Compton, Mr. Gybbon.
A report from the Paymaster General of the Forces read, on Mr. Alexander Wilson's memorial, for new clothing for the American regiment of which he is agent. To be sent to the Secretary at War to prepare an estimate.
A memorial from same read desiring to know at what rate he shall pay the troops going to Flanders, with the report of the Auditors of Imprests thereupon certifying that 10 guilders 15 stivers was the rate in the last war.
A petition ut infra p. 38 read from Mr. Fury agent to the Province of South Carolina concerning rice, salt, oranges and lemons and silk. Referred to the Customs Commissioners.
A report from the Excise Commissioners read on the petition of the soapmakers of Tiverton.
A memorial read from Lord Carteret and Sir Robt. Worseley, executors to Henry Worseley, for payment of his arrears as formerly Governor of Barbados.
Order for the following issues out of the Civil List funds:—
£ s. d.
To Lord Cholmondeley for 1741, Xmas quarter 300 0 0
To the Poor Knights of Windsor 285 2 6
To the Treasurer of the Chambers 6,087 11 1
Same for a sign manual for 50,000l. more to the Queen of Hungary.
A case of Mr. McLeod read and referred to the Barons of the Exchequer, Scotland.
[Treasury Minute Book XXIX. pp. 42–3; Letter Book XX. p. 42.]
May 11. 84. Certificate to the Treasury by Edward Baugham and James Thomas, Deputy Auditors of Imprests, as to the question of the fixing of the exchange for the pay of English troops on foreign service during the last war. Have inspected the accounts of said war from 1702, Dec. 25, to 1713, Dec. 24, and find that the English or subject troops serving in the Low Countries were paid during that time at the rate of 10 guilders 15 stivers per £ sterling by warrants under the royal sign manual or by orders of the Treasury.
Together with the following note: “If the forces in Flanders are paid at 10grs. 15st. per pound (as it appears they were paid during the last warr, Amsterdam money) and Mr. Gore furnishes his bills on Amsterdam as per agreement only at 10grs. 11½st. per pound then the loss to the public on the whole pay of the army abroad will be 1l. 12s. 6d. on every 100l. sterling: and according to General Howard's letter there will still remain a loss to the soldier of 4l. 3s. 4d. on every 100l. if paid at 10gs. 15st. Amsterdam money: but if paid only at 10gs. 15st. Flanders money the loss to the soldier would be 10l. 8s. 0d. per cent. and the profit to the public would be 1l. 12s. 2d. on every 100l. In December, 1702, Charles Fox was appointed, by letters patent under the Great Seal, Paymaster of the army in the Low Countries with a patent salary of 10s. a day besides an allowance by sign manual of 1,500l. per an. for himself and 1,630l. per an. for clerks and incidents. The issues were made to Mr. Fox by Privy Seal, to be paid over according to establishments or warrants under the sign manual, but it appears that he generally paid the subsidies due on treaties and several extraordinary expenses upon the emergencies of the warr, without waiting for warrants from home: an accompt whereof was yearly laid by him before the Treasury, which, being referred to the Auditors of the Imprests and Controllers of the Army jointly, a Privy Seal afterwards passed, grounded on their report, for allowing what appeared to be so paid: among other articles so allowed there was one of upwards of 30,000l. a year for loss by exchange on moneys remitted, according to agreements made with the High Treasurer, with which he is satisfied, and sometimes the accompts were referred to the Auditors of Imprests only. It does not appear that this loss by exchange was inserted in the estimates of the extraordinaries of the war laid before the House of Commons, but that by means of this loss by exchange and other extraordinary expenses incurred and not provided for, the payments to the army under the head of arrears or offreckonings and other sources, exclusive of subsistence, although provided for, remained unpaid till the end of the warr, when they were finally paid on certificates from the Commissioners for stating the Army Debts.” 2 pages.
—(a) Henry Pelham to the Treasury, dated Pay Office, Horse Guards, 1742, April 28, enclosing a list (a) (1) infra, of several regiments ordered upon foreign service, and desiring Treasury directions how and at what rates of exchange said forces shall be subsisted abroad.
Endorsed:—April 29, read, Mr. Gore's proposal for these remittances is agreed to. 1 page.
: (a) (1) A list of corps ordered upon foreign service. 1 page.
[Treasury Board Papers CCCVIII. No. 4.]
May 12.
[? 10.]
85. Petition to the Treasury from Peregrine Fury, Agent for South Carolina. The act for carrying rice from that Province to any part of Europe is in force till 1742, Sept. 29., and from then to the end of the next session of Parliament. As it has been found beneficial both to said Province and to Great Britain, it would be a further benefit to said Province in its present distress if liberty was granted to carry rice direct to any part of Europe northward of Cape Finisterre, and to bring salt, oranges, and lemons from Portugal. “As to salt, 'tis an indulgence allowed the Northern colonies, and the other articles cannot be had by way of Great Britain, and dont interfere with its trade or the revenue of the Crown.” Further, if the Province could be exempted from the duty on raw silk imported from the Plantations they would greatly improve that manufacture. Referred to the Customs Commissioners.
[Reference Book X. p. 210.]
May 13.
86. Present: Earl of Wilmington, Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr. Compton, Sir John Rushout, Mr. Gybbon.
A Proposal of John Gore and Joseph Gulston junior read and agreed to as follows, viz.: to furnish from time to time bills on Amsterdam for what remains due to the Danish and Hessian Forces to 1741, Dec. 23, and for the pay and extraordinaries of said forces for 1742, at the rate of 10 guilders 11½ stivers per £ sterling, two-thirds at 8 days' sight, one third at a month.
A memorial from John Mordaunt, Ranger of Holt Forest, for Mr. Barnard to examine a petition for repairs in said forest which had been referred to the late Mr. Whitworth, read and agreed to.
A same from the Taxes Commissioners for a particular of the extended estate of Mr. Burridge, late Receiver General for part of Devon, read and warrant ordered.
The Customs Commissioners' report read on the petition of Ebenezer Hartley. Said commissioners to propose what encouragement shall be given him.
Thomas Baughs to succeed his father Thomas Baughs as Collector of Customs at Aberdovey in North Wales.
“My Lords observing on consideration of the estimate of the charge of the Danes in the year 1741 that the total number of the forces stands 6886; and that in the next article the levy money is computed for 919 men over and above the levy money for 6,000 men before voted, as stipulated by the Treaty, and that thereby the difference is 616l. levy money at 80 crowns each for 33 horsemen more than appear on the face of the estimate; and that this levy money by treaty is made payable in current money of Hamburgh, and was therefore paid last year at 4s. 6d. the Crown, which appears to be a sufficient price, but in this estimate is computed at 4s. 8d. the crown, being the price agreed on for the subsidy payable in bank money; and that thereby there is an excess of 324l. 6s. 8d. being 2d. per crown on 38,920 crowns,” therefore directed that their Lordships be reminded of the said two overcharges when the Paymaster of the Forces shall lay before them his memorial for the estimates for said forces.
[Treasury Minute Book XXIX. pp. 44–5, Letter Book XX. p. 43.]
May 14. 87. Report to the Treasury from the Customs Commissioners, England, dated Custom House, London, on the petition of George Arnold, William Baker, et al, traders of London, concerning the act of 11 and 12 Wm. III. and the stoppage of the hitherto long; continued and constant practice in the trade of taking the East India goods prohibited by that act and proper for the trade of Africa and for the use of the people of America out of the warehouses under the care of an officer so as to refresh them, viz., the chintzes to be glazed and the other East India goods to be glazed and dyed, without which the goods would perish or be unsaleable. Had lately observed that the custom of the officers had been as above described and, having doubts as to the legality of this, submitted a case to the Attorney-General, and he being of opinion that however reasonable and beneficial it might be to the public, it was certain contrary to law, consider that the proper remedy for petitioners is by application to the legislature. 2 pages.
—(a) Said petition of Arnold et al (nine signatories in all) to the Treasury with Treasury order of reference of date 1742, April 7 [? 6, ? 5.] 1½ pages.
(b) Copy of statement of a case as to the affair with the opinion thereupon of Sir D. Ryder, Attorney-General, of date 1741–2, March 3. 2½ pages.
—(b) (1) Copy of a memorial from William Pomeroy and 5 others, dealers in prohibited East India goods, concerning the method and necessity of the above transaction. With copies of certificates thereupon to Francis Jackson, Surveyor of the East India warehouses, from William Thorisby and Ed. Foster, warehouse-keepers. 3 pages.
[Treasury Board Papers CCCVIII. No. 6; Reference Book X. p. 207.]
May 18.
88. Present: Earl of Wilmington, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr. Compton, Sir John Rushout, Mr. Gybbon.
A memorial of General Honey wood, Governor of Portsmouth, read, concerning a lease to Abraham Frecker, of lands contiguous to the fortifications. Also a memorial from the Board of Ordnance concerning same. Both referred to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands.
Order for the issue to the Navy Treasurer of 169,205l. 18s. 6d. out of loans on land tax, 1742, on his memorial of the 17th instant for 358,087l. 7s. 1d.; same to be for yards (half year's pay to Sept. 30 last 156,814l.), and for officers, labourers, (same, 12,391l. 18s. 6d.). Memorandum:—This is the first memorial of Mr. Clutterbuck, and contains what remained unissued on the late Treasurer's [memorial] of April 28.
Order for the issue of 182,993l. 3s. 7d. out of loans on land tax 1742, to the Paymaster of the Forces on his memorial of this day, and 61,757l. for six months for the Hessians on his same.
A petition read from Sir Nicholas Williams et al. sureties for Nathaniel Morgan, deceased, late distributor of stamps for co. Carmarthen. Referred to the Stamps Commissioners.
The proposal of John and Thomas Simpson read for furnishing the forces with bread. Their Lordships direct a general advertisement for all persons to send in proposals for furnishing bread to the forces in Flanders.
The Auditors' [of Imprests] representation of the payments and expense of the Board of Works read concerning the exceeding of the limited expense therein. Ordered that one of the clerks examine the representation and see what parts of it are pursuant to orders given from the Treasury.
Edward Farley's petition for the release from Exeter gaol, and the Stamps Commissioners report thereon, read and agreed to.
Capt. Vincent Pearse's petition to be read, and considered.
Thomas Baylis's presentment as tidesman, inferior list, London port, loco Rich. Whichalls, confirmed. Same for Patrick Anderson as Comptroller of Stamp duties in North Britain loco Samuel Ross, deceased. John Tarbuck to be tidesman, inferior list, London port, loco Matthew Tatton, deceased.
A report of the Comptrollers of Army Accounts relating to a company of Grenadiers added to General Oglethorpe's regiment in Georgia, read and agreed to.
A report of the Surveyor General upon the petition of William Jeffrys, read and agreed to.
Order for the following issues out of the Civil List funds:—
£ s. d.
For Secret Service 2,000 0 0
To the Cofferer of the Household for imprests 2,000 0 0
To Edward Finch, as Envoy, &c., to the Czarina 3,000 0 0
The Navy Commissioners to attend on Thursday next with an account how and in what manner, &c., the moneys remaining to be issued to the Navy out of funds anno 1742, may be most conveniently issued.
[Treasury Minute Book XXIX. pp. 46–8; Warrants not relating to Money XXVII. pp. 60–1; Customs Book XV. p. 220; Letter Book XX. p. 44; Reference Book X. p. 210.]
May 19. 89. Warrant under the Royal sign manual to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, countersigned by the Lords of the Treasury, for the establishing of regiments and additional men to replace the following forces brought from Ireland, viz., one battalion of the Royal regiment of Foot, commanded by Major General James St. Clair, 4 regiments of Foot under Col. Thos. Bligh, Brig. Gen. Philip Bragg, Col. John Johnson, and Brig. Gen. Henry Ponsonby; 2 regiments of Dragoons, commanded by Col. Humphrey Bland and Brig. Gen. Archibald Hamilton, and one regiment of Horse commanded by Major Gen. John Ligonier. In place whereof 2 regiments of Foot to be raised under Edward Richbell and John Batereau; the 6 battalions of Foot under Maj. Gen. James St. Clair, Col. Alexander Irwin, John Earl of Rothes, Lieut. Gen. Andrew Bisset, Maj. Gen. Charles Otway, and Col. Sam Warter Whitshed, to be augmented; towards raising said 2 regiments some of the men are to be drafted out of each company of 5 of the above battalions of Foot.
Further authorising the issue out of the revenues of Ireland at large of the sums necessary for the raising and completing said 2 regiments, and for augmenting said 6 battalions, and for offreckonings, &c., also a further 6,720l., being at the rate of 1l. 12s. 0d. per man, for leather accoutrements, swords, &c., &c.
[Irish Book IX. pp. 257–9.]
May 20.
90. Present: Earl of Wilmington, Mr. Chancellor of Exchequer, Mr. Compton, Sir John Rushout, Mr. Gybbon.
Thomas Jones's petition read for his expenses in prosecuting Samuel Willis in the Common Pleas. Referred to Protonotary Cooke.
Order for the issue to the Treasurer of the Navy of 70,000l. in further part of his memorial of the 17th instant for 358,087l. 7s. 1d.
A report from the Excise Commissioners read on the second representation of the Agents and Planters of the British Sugar Colonies in America. Said agents called in and heard. They are informed my Lords have no objection to their applying to Parliament for what they desire.
Order for a warrant for Worseley's arrears as late Governor of Barbados.
In pursuance of a precept from the Secret Committee for an account of all pensions from the Crown from 1731–2, Feb. 10 to 1741–2, Feb. 11 the returns of the Receiver General of the Customs and of the Comptroller of his [said Receivers General's] accounts and of the Accountant General of Excise are read.
Write to Mr. Weston to move Lord Carteret to insert in the London Gazette till the 27th instant an advertisement, detailed, for tenders for providing bread for His Majesty's troops in the Low Countries.
[Treasury Minute Book XXIX. pp. 49–50; Letter Book XX. p. 45.]
May 22.
91. Present: ut supra.
The Treasurer and Commissioners of the Navy attend concerning the regulation of the issues remaining for 1742. Ordered to reduce the account thereof to a more certain scheme of payment.
A memorial read from the Master Worker of the Mint concerning raising scepters on shillings and sixpences, and uttering them as gold, and concerning the insufficiency of the allowance of 400l. per an. for prosecutions for the Mint. He also presents a draft bill concerning counterfeiting the coin. Both said memorial and draft referred to the Attorney and Solicitor General.
Mr. Hume's letter read desiring extension of time, for tendering for bread for the troops in Flanders. To be extended by advertisement to Thursday sevennight.
The salary to Edward Tizard and Thomas Bryer, Surveyors of Portland, to be considered.
Order for the following issues out of the Civil List funds.—
£ s. d.
For pensions and salaries at the Exchequer 7,895 12 10¼
To Thomas Lowther 1,500 0 0
To Mr. Jacob 800 0 0
To Edward Finch 2,996 0 0
To Foreign Ministers 7,043 11 10
To the Master of the Great Wardrobe 500 0 0
To the Cofferer of the Household for purveyance 2,000 0 0
[Treasury Minute Book XXIX. pp. 51–2; Letter Book XX. p. 45.]
May 25. 92. Treasury warrant to the Commissioners and Trustees for Fisheries and Improvements in Scotland approving their propositions entered in detail for the expenditure of the savings on their fund, anno 1741 (viz.: 1075l. in all).
[North Britain Book XIII. pp. 281–2.]
May 26. 93. Henry Pelham to the Treasury dated from the Pay Office, Horse Guards, transmitting for directions thereupon the following exchange proposals by John Gore, Esq., London, viz:
(1) 1742, April 21. Bills on Messrs. William Boissier, Bourquet, and Pastuer, and Messrs. Sadelin and Le Candele, bankers of Genoa, for 212, 389 dollars, 7 sols, 8 deniers.
(2) 1742, May 25. Bills on the same for 214,285l. 14s. 2d. 2 pages.
[Treasury Board Papers CCCVIII. No. 9.]
May 27.
94. Present: Earl of Wilmington, Mr. Chancellor of Exchequer, Mr. Compton, Sir John Rushout, Mr. Gybbon.
A letter read concerning bread contract for the troops in Flanders received from Curtis, Lane, and Clarke, and another from Coronel and Co.
A memorial from the late Navy Treasurer read, [proposing] to pay over to the present Treasurer 5,964l. 14s.d. remaining in his hands. A warrant ordered.
John Gore's proposal for bills of exchange, remitted in the Paymaster of the Forces' memorial of the 26th instant, agreed to as follows, et ut supra: (1) bills on Genoa for 212,389 dollars, 7 sols., 8 den. at 56½d. per dollar, and (2) same for 214,285 dollars, 14 sols., 3 den. at 56d. per dollar.
The Customs Commissioners report of the 29th ult. read on the petition of Messrs. Hopes, merchants at Rotterdam. Their Lordships have no objection to petitioners applying to Parliament.
“A clerk from the Secret Committee attends for an account of all annuities and pensions. The Lords of the Treasury have in pursuance of a precept from that Committee sent to the several offices for the said account. But as they have not as yet all sent in their answers their Lordships defer making a return to the said Committee till they shall have received the respective returns from the offices.”
Order for the issue out of loans on land tax, 1742, of 50,957l. to the Paymaster of the Forces for services as in his memorial of this date.
Order for a warrant for 4l. per day pay for said Paymaster's Deputy at Amsterdam, as by said Paymaster's memorial of the 27th instant.
Same for a sign manual for 124l. to answer Mr. Villette's bill of exchange for that sum drawn from Turin upon Mr. Lowther and accepted the 26th instant.
Same for the issue out of loans on land tax 1742, of 40,639l. to the Navy Treasurer in full of his memorial of the 20th instant.
Charles Marshall, assistant warehousekeeper for unstamped parchment and paper to succeed Earl Bainbrigg, warehousekeeper, deceased. John Hooper, a stamper, to succeed Marshall as assistant. Thomas Cuff to succeed Hooper as stamper. Stuckley Baynton, collector, Barnstaple, loco William Lantrow. Lytcott Gill restored as riding officer in Dover port [at Lydd loco John Crickett, superseded]. Thomas Slayton restored as tide surveyor at Deal, loco William Forsman, superseded.
The Taxes Commissioners to attend Wednesday next concerning appointing Receivers for the present year.
Order for a warrant to the Paymaster of the Forces for paying 150l. a year out of contingencies to Joseph Danvers for the rent of his house in Surrey Street, demised to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts for their office on their removal from Whitehall.
Burrell and Bristow's proposal for remittance of subsistence money to Minorca and Gibraltar to August 24, 1742, agreed to as follows: 26,000 dollars for Minorca at 55d. per dollar, 25,000 dollars for Gibraltar at 54½d. per dollar.
[Treasury Minute Book XXIX. pp. 53–6; Warrants not relating to Money XXVII. p. 61; Customs Book XV. p. 220; Letter Book XX. p. 45.]