Treasury Books and Papers: February 1744

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February 1744

Feb. 1. 15. J. Scrope to John Sharpe, Solicitor for the affairs of the Treasury, enclosing papers from the Secretary at War, and conveying the Treasury's instructions that William Howard, junr., of Henley upon Thames, bargeman, be prosecuted at the ensuing assizes for co. Oxford for cursing the King and all the royal family.
[Letter Book XX. p. 122.]
Feb. 2.
16. Present:—Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr, Compton, Mr. Gybbon, Earl of Middlesex, Mr. Fox.
My Lords agree to the proposals of Messrs. Gore [and Son] and of Mr. Gulston, of the 10th ult., for providing bills on Amsterdam, at 10 gu. 14 st. current money of Amsterdam per £ sterling, for the pay of the army abroad, no other persons having offered, and remittances for said troops being wanted soon.
Order for the issue to the Paymaster of the Forces of 131,207l. out of funds for the current year, for services as in his memorial of the 31st ult.; also of 17,558l. 3s. 9d., in further part of his memorial of the 26th ult.
[Treasury Minute Book XXIX. p. 382.]
Feb. 2.
17. Copy of an order of the King in Council made upon a report from a committee of the Privy Council, said report being made in obedience to an order of reference of date 1743, November 10, upon several letters, representations and papers relating to the settlement of the island of Ruatan. The proposals put forward in said report are hereby approved as follow:—The eight independent companies at Jamaica, together with the detachment now serving at Ruatan to be formed into a regiment, with an establishment for the staff officers; the forces, which are to be garrisoned at Ruatan, to be furnished with provisions; forts, fortifications and barracks to be raised; ordnance stores and shipping to be sent, and the inhabitants furnished with provisions for the first year after their arrival, and with working tools for clearing and cultivating their lands.
Minuted:—As under date Feb. 7, infra. 2 pages.
:—(a) A paper of proposals submitted relating to the said settlement at Ruatan. 1 page.
[Treasury Board Papers CCCXIII. No. 4.]
Feb. 7.
18. Present: Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr. Compton, Mr. Gybbon, Earl of Middlesex.
A memorial read from Mr. Corbett representing that great parts of the accounts of Thomas Clutterbuck, Esq., and of Sir Charles Wager, late successive Treasurers of the Navy, both deceased, are ready to be exhibited to the Auditors of Imprests, and that the authority of a Privy Seal is wanting to authorise same to pass in the usual manner. Prepare the usual warrant for letters of Privy Seal accordingly.
A memorial read from Viscount Gage concerning his claim [to cut wood in] Hangesbury [wood in Dean Forest]. The solicitor of the Treasury to proceed in the affair in such manner as may be most for the King's service, and with all possible speed.
A memorial read from Robt. Lovell and William Clies, commander of the packet boats between Falmouth and Lisbon, representing that information has been made against them for exporting and importing goods contrary to 14 Car. II., and praying relief. Referred to the Customs Commissioners.
An order in Council of the 2nd instant read ut supra pp. 448–9, concerning settling a military establishment in the isle of Ruatan. My Lords direct a copy thereof to be sent to the Secretary at War in order for him forthwith to form an establishment for that place, and transmit same to the Treasury, who will upon receipt thereof give notice for proposals to be laid before them for contracts for victualling the troops and the persons who are to settle there.
A petition read from Benj. Wall and Samuel Smart for further stay of process against them as sureties for Jonathan Smart, late Receiver of Herts. Referred to the Taxes Commissioners.
Same read from Noah Titner, of London, merchant, to be repaid the value of his silk destroyed to prevent infection by the late plague at Messina, whence said silk came. To be considered with the other demands.
A letter read from Mr. Taylor White, acquainting my Lords that he has prepared a room for keeping the records of his office [as Keeper of Papers, &c., relating to Forfeited Estates, England] and praying my Lords to approve thereof, and that Mr. Turbill's executors may be directed to deliver over to him all the books and papers and muniments relating to the said office. Prepare a warrant for delivering over the papers.
A letter read from Mr. Dundass, desiring further time for making his proposal for furnishing bread for the forces in Flanders. My Lords intending to take the affair of a bread contract into their consideration on Tuesday next can give him no further time than to that day.
Order for the issue to the Navy Treasurer of 24,000l. for services as in his memorial of this day.
Same for same of 73,924l. 17s.d. to the Treasurer of the Ordnance on a letter from the principal officers of the Ordnance of the 4th instant.
Write to the Navy Commissioners to prepare a scheme for the Treasury of the manner in which they would propose the remainder of the grant for the Navy, anno 1744, should be issued.
Said Commissioners to attend on Tuesday next about the rate of interest on Navy bills.
Charles Reeves, collector at Port Royal, in Carolina, prays further leave of absence. Referred to the Customs Commissioners.
A report from the Board of Works read with a petition of several workmen who are unpaid and in great want of their money, that they may have interest allowed if not soon paid.
Mr. Sharpe to pay 126l. to Mr. Chiselden, for attending Mr. Plunkett, a prisoner in the Tower, and cutting him for the stone.
Order for the following issues out of the Civil List revenues:—
£ s. d.
To Mr. Reid 730 0 0
To the Treasurer of the Chambers for 1742, Xmas quarter's establishment 6,105 14 11
To same for messengers 1,000 0 0
To [the three] Secretaries of State for patent salaries 300 0 0
To Mr. Lowther 140 11 0
[Treasury Minute Book XXIX. pp. 383–6; Letter Book XX. pp. 122, 123; Reference Book X. pp. 248, 249; Affairs of Taxes IV. p. 381.]
Feb. 8. 19. J. Scrope to the Navy Commissioners to prepare and lay before the Treasury a scheme of the manner in which they propose the remainder of the funds for the Navy, anno 1744, should be issued, the time when, for what services, and under what heads; also for said Commissioners to attend the Treasury on Tuesday next concerning the rates of interest paid upon Navy bills.
[Letter Book XX. p. 123.]
Feb. 9. 20. Royal warrant, countersigned by the Treasury Lords, for the accounts of Thomas Clutterbuck, Esq., and Sir Charles Wager, late successively Treasurers of the Navy, to be passed in the usual form, detailed, notwithstanding the accounts of any former Treasurer of the Navy remaining undeclared or undetermined.
[King's Warrant Book XXXV. pp. 361–3.]
21. Same for the passing of the Royal Africa Company's account of their expenditure of the 10,000l. imprested to them, anno 1736, towards the maintenance of the British forts and settlements belonging to said Company on the coast of Africa.
Appending:—Said account as stated by Edward Bangham, deputy to William Benson an Auditor of Imprests: the discharge containing items of expenditure at Cape Coast Castle, Phipps Tower, Fort Royal, Queen Ann's Point, and Charles Fort, Annamaboe, Dixcove, Succondee Fort, Commendah Fort, Tantumquerry Fort, Winnebah Fort, Accra Fort, Whydah Fort, Gambia, and about the following factories in and about the river Gambia, viz., at Geregia, Gellifree, Yanamaree, Yam, Yamacunda, Cabata. (Total expenditure 12,463l. 13s. 9d.)
[King's Warrant Book XXXV. pp. 363–7.]
Feb. 9. 22. Report to the Treasury from the Customs Commissioners, England, on the petition of William Hayter and Alexander Johnston, merchants and traders in borax and camphire. Having consulted the proper officers and considered a former report made in 1737 by the Customs Commissioners are of opinion that it is not advisable to grant a drawback or bounty on the exportation of borax and camphire refined.
Endorsed:—1743–4, March 1. Read. 1 page.
:—(a) Said petition from Hayter and Johnston, dated London, 1743, Nov. 24, with order of reference dated the following day. 1½ pages.
(b) Draft of a clause for an Act of Parliament for granting the drawback or bounty desired by petitioners as above. In duplicate 2 and 1 pages.
(c) Calculations showing the advantage to the Customs revenue to be expected from the proposed change. 1 page. (d) Account of the tincal sold by the East India Company in their March and September sales during the years 1735–43. 1 page.
[Treasury Board Papers CCCXIII. No. 8.]
Feb. 16.
23. Present: Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr. Compton, Mr. Gybbon, Earl of Middlesex, Mr. Fox.
The Earl of Pembroke comes in and presents a memorial to my Lords concerning the terrace called Queen Mary's Little Garden, or Terrace Walk, Whitehall, now restored to the possession of the Crown, praying a grant of that part thereof which is between his house and the river, under such rents and reservations in relation to the royal family's passing and re-passing to and from the Thames as shall be directed.
A report from the Customs Commissioners read representing that the accountants employed in examining the coal affair have gone through about one third thereof, and shall be able to finish the whole in about a year and a half. Viscount Dupplin, Col. Townshend, Sir Henry Liddell and Mr. Osbaldiston attend in relation to the coal affair, and are told by my Lords that pending the inquiry the Treasury have no design to issue any particular orders for prosecutions.
Order for the issue to the Paymaster of the Forces of 100,000l. for the Queen of Hungary out of supplies, anno 1744; and 60,500l. to the Navy Treasurer for services as in his memorials of the 9th and 10th inst.
The bills drawn from Newfoundland by Captain Smith amounting to 2,500l. to be sent to the Board of Ordnance as the former bills were. Capt. Smith to attend the Treasury concerning these bills on Tuesday next.
A letter read from General Honywood, dated Brussels, 1743–4, Feb. 9, o.s., transmitting to the Treasury the copy of a contract made by him, Sir James Campbell and Sir John Legonier by the King's command with Mr. Nicholas Overstraeten for forage, &c., for the forces in the Austrian Netherlands. A copy to be sent to the Paymaster of the Forces.
A petition read from Mr. Holman, of London, merchant, for the discharge of the ship “Nostra Senhora da Guia e Almas,” the master, Rodrigues de Brito, having compounded with Mr. Scot, the surveyor of the Act of Navigation. Warrant ordered.
A letter read from the Navy Commissioners, with an estimate of the buildings, rebuildings and repairs of ships of war for the year 1744, amounting to 137,171l.
The Navy Commissioners called in, and my Lords ask them why Navy bills after 6 months bear an interest of 5 per cent. when most other Government securities and money for the public carry only 3 per cent. To which they reply that if that interest should be lowered it would increase the discount upon Navy bills.
A scheme received from the said Commissioners for the distribution of the Naval cash remaining unissued for 1743 and 1744.
A petition read from George Fielding, son of Israel Fielding, praying that a state of his father's account as Commissary of Provisions under several commissions may pass. Referred to the Auditors of Imprests.
A same read from Thomas Powell offering 100l. as composition for smuggling. Referred to the Customs Commissioners.
Order for the following issues out of the Civil List revenues:—
£ s. d.
To the Cofferer of the Household for the Tripoli Ambassadors 80 0 0
To same for purveyors for the present month of February 2,000 0 0
To the Opera 1,000 0 0
To the Board of Works, 1742, Xmas quarter 5,637 6
To the Privy Purse 3,000 0 0
John Parrock to be a tidesman and boatman at Exmouth, Exeter port, loco William Shere.
[Treasury Minute Book XXIX. pp. 387–9; Customs Book XV. p. 395; Reference Book X. p. 249; Letter Book XX. p. 123.]
Feb. 16. 24. Treasury warrant to the executors, &c., of George Turbill, late Keeper of the Records of the Forfeited Estates in England, to deliver to Taylor White, nominated to succeed said Turbill in said office, all the books, papers, muniments and other writings of the said forfeited estates in their possession.
[Warrants not relating to MoneyXXVII. p. 202.]
Feb. 16. 25. Report to the King from the Treasury on the petition of the merchants and owners of silks and velvets destroyed to prevent infection. The prime cost and freight of said goods amount to 1,940l. 5s. 6d. Submit it to the King whether an estimate of this amount should be laid before the House of Commons as was done in 1721, when two ships from Turkey were burned to prevent the spreading of the infection.
[Customs BookXV. p. 396.]
Feb. 17. 26. J. Scrope to Marshal Wade, enclosing an abstract as follows of a second memorial or tender made by Mr. Marquand the 16th inst., for a bread contract, viz.: to serve with good wheat in loaves of 6 liv. at the rate of 3½ Brabant current, and good rye at the same price; all the grain and flour from England; observing that he makes his offer in hopes of having the bread waggons upon the same conditons and at the same prices as in the last campaign, and for the regular finishing [sic for furnishing] bread; the waggons to [be at] the care of the purveyor.
[Letter Book XX. p. 123.]
[? After
Feb. 20.]
27. (a) Paper of extracts from the Customs Commissioners' reports of 1743, May 5, ut supra, p. 269, concerning the state of the 4½ per cent. duty, and of 1743, June 28, ut supra p. 365, on the petition of William Dunbar, merchant, concerning the dismissal of his brother [Charles Dunbar, Surveyor General of Customs of Barbados, Leeward Isles, &c.], for being concerned in the frauds and irregularities in said duty. 1½ pages.
Together with
(b) A paper of observations upon Mr. Charles Dunbar's account current of the Casual Revenues in the Leeward Islands, 1726–32, showing the various frauds of which he had been guilty. 2½ pages.
[Treasury Board Papers CCCXIII. No. 9.]
Feb. 21.
28. Present: Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr. Compton, Mr. Gybbon, Earl of Middlesex, Mr. Fox.
The report from the Surveyor General of Crown Lands read, on the petition of George Venables Vernon, Esq., for a lease of the farm and town &c., of Middlewich. Agreed to. Warrant ordered accordingly.
Sir William Yonge and Field Marshal Wade are called in and acquaint my Lords with the heads of several things that are necessary for the troops in Flanders, among the rest that there should be allowed 3,600l. for the dragoons, 1,600l. for the horse, 470l. for the horse guards for camp necessaries for 1744, as also that there should be an addition to the hospital of a chief surgeon, 2 mates, and 2 apothecaries' mates, which will amount to 599l. for the year. My Lords agree that the proportion of winter forage for the year 1744, for the regiments of foot, general officers and the staff, be ascertained by His Majesty's warrant, and that forage, during the campaign, be delivered to effectives only.
Order for the following issues out of the Civil List revenues:—
£ s. d.
To Mr. Lowther for fees 400 0 0
To the Wardrobe, 1742, Xmas quarter 3,533 13 7
To same, Master's salary 500 0 0
To Gentlemen and Grooms of the Bedchamber same quarter 4,150 0 0
To the Robes 660 7 10½
To the late Queen's servants 3,914 11 10
To Richmond Lodge 822 0 0
“Upon consideration of several proposals laid before my Lords they order that Mr. Carpentier (by Mr. Hume, his attorney), Mr. Rickman, Mr. Dundass, and Mr. Machado, do make their lowest proposals for furnishing bread in the Austrian Netherlands, or within 20 mites. And also what money they would have advanced to them, and whom they propose for their sureties. And also to let my Lords know upon what terms they will undertake to furnish the waggons and deliver the bread at the head of each brigade.”
Mr. Wentworth having represented to my Lords that he had received His Majesty's commands to go over immediately to Hollans and provide transports and other necessaries for bringing over the 6,000 Dutch forces, and desiring to know how the expense thereof should be defrayed; their Lordships were pleased to direct him to take a credit from Mr. John Gore on his correspondents at Amsterdam, and to draw bills from time to time on the Paymaster of the Forces here, for the answering of which bills my Lords will direct money into said Paymaster's hands.
[Treasury Minute Book XXIX. pp. 390–1.]
Feb. 22. 29. J. Scrope to the Paymaster of the Forces, inclosing for his information a letter received by the Treasury from General Honeywood, dated Brussels, 1743, Feb. 9, o.s., with the copy of the contract transmitted by said General entered into by him, Sir James Campbell and Sir John Ligonier, with Mr. Nicholas Van Overstraeten for providing magazines of forage for the forces in the Austrian Netherlands, viz. as follows:
The contractor to complete a magazine of 600,000 rations at Ghent, 400,000 at Bruges, and 200,000 at Termonde, in March, each ration to consist of a sixth part of a Raziere of oats, Brussels measure, weighing from 7½ to 8 lbs., 16 lbs. of hay, 6 lbs. of straw, halfrye, half-wheaten, or 18 lbs. of hay and 3 lbs. of straw, according to his choice, and 300,000 rations more if necessary. The regiments and general officers to take the forage from the magazines and give receipts from the day fixed by the General. Warehouses and other places to be allowed the contractor gratis, and guards for them: if burnt without the contractor's fault the King to make it good. No duties or turnpikes to be paid by the contractor any more than by the Queen of Hungary's undertakers. The contractor to receive 9 sols. current Brabant money for each ration, without deduction, whereof the troops to pay 6 sols. and the King the rest. The King to advance 180,000 florins Brabant current money, to be afterwards recouped. In case the forage be not distributed before the end of July the rest shall be for the King, and the King to pay 9 sols. per ration for it.
[Letter Book XX. p. 124.]
Feb. 23. 30. Warrant under the royal sign manual, countersigned by the Treasury Lords, appointing the establishment of salaries and pensions, detailed, of the servants and pensioners of the late Queen Caroline, to commence from 1743, Xmas, and to be accounted payable thenceforward quarterly during pleasure; same being by way of renewal or revision of the establishment for same as granted and allowed by the like warrant of 1737–8, March 22.
[King's Warrant Book XXXV. pp. 373–7.]
Feb. 23.
31. Present: Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr. Compton, Mr. Gybbon, Earl of Middlesex.
A representation read from Meyrick Burrell, John Raymond (Reymond) and William Ord, of London, merchants, concerning the ship “St. John Baptist, St. Paul and Souls,” Joseph Lewis de Cabo, master, with oils, under danger of seizure under the Navigation Act. Referred to the Customs Commissioners.
The report read from the Surveyor General of Lands on Mr. Bennet's petition for a lease of a piece of waste ground called Tiptree Heath, co. Essex. Order for a particular, with proper covenants to restrain the lessee from making enclosures.
John Parker to be a tidesman, London port, loco Thomas Davies, dismissed; John Spark, same, ibid, loco Christopher Baker, superannuated.
A letter read from the Secretary of the Customs with a clause to prevent frauds in the exportation of British and Irish linen.
A petition read from the Justices of Peace of co. Northampton for 103l. 5s. 8d. disbursed in prosecuting rioters at Wellingborough, Kettering and other places, who endeavoured to hinder the exportation of corn. Mr. Sharpe ordered to pay it on the vouchers being produced.
A memorial read from Messrs. Burrell and Bristow for 1,344l. 11s. 0d. for victualling Minorca, and 472l. 12s. 0d. for extraordinary premios of insurance on account of the war. Referred to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts.
Same from the Paymaster of the Forces of the 7th inst., transmitting Messrs. Burrell and Bristow's proposal, dated May 25 last, for furnishing subsistence for the forces in Minorca and Gibraltar, 1743–4, Feb. 24 to 1744, April 24, read and agreed to as follows, viz., 25,000 dollars for Minorca in gold at sight at 55 pence per dollar, 25,500 same for Gibraltar at 54½ pence per dollar.
[Treasury Minute Book XXIX. pp. 392–3; Reference Book X. pp. 249, 250; Customs Book XV. p. 394; Letter Book XX. p. 124.]
Feb. 23. 32. Treasury warrant to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular of the farm and town of Middlewich, co. Chester, and of the office of Chamberlain and the markets and tolls of said town, of which George Venables Vernon prays a lease.
Prefixing:—Said Surveyor's report on said Vernon's petition for same. The premises consist of a manor, with a Court Leet, Court Baron, and other usual royalties, tolls of a weekly market, tolls of salt and brine, 2 fairs, 4 shops, and a slaughter house on the waste within the said town; but the office of Chamberlain was only titular, having no jurisdictions or privileges belonging to it.
[Crown Lease Book VI. p. 389.]
Feb. 24. 33. The Duke of Newcastle to the Treasury, dated Whitehall, conveying the King's pleasure that a train of artillery, consisting of 2 six pounder, 20 three pounder, and 8 one and a half pounder brass ordnance, should be forthwith fitted out for immediate service, with proper officers to attend same, and that a sum of money for that service be immediately issued to the Master General of the Ordnance. 1 page.
[Treasury Board Papers CCCXIII. No. 10.]
Feb. 28.
34. Present: Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr. Compton, Mr. Gybbon, Earl of Middlesex, Mr. Fox.
My Lords having again taken into consideration the provision of winter forage for the year 1744, for the regiments of foot, general officers, and the staff, are pleased to approve of the minute made the 21st instant, supra p. 453, viz.: that the proportion of winter forage be ascertained by His Majesty's warrant, and that forage during the campaign be delivered to effectives only. “And having also under their consideration the demands for the forage and waggon money for the forces serving in Flanders and several estimates having been laid before their Lordships at the same time of the allowances of that nature made during Queen Anne's reign, as the same were given in to the House of Commons in 1711,” said allowances being here detailed “my Lords think these allowances ought not now to be exceeded, and that the present demands for forage and waggon money should be reduced to the same regulation as was observed in Flanders during Queen Anne's war in manner here stated.”
A letter read from the Secretary of the Customs to Mr. Scrope (inclosing one to the Customs Commissioners from the Comptroller of Deal) concerning the performance of quarantine by the crew of the “Dublin,” run on shore near Sandown Castle. Send the letters to the Clerk of the Council in waiting. The expense of subsisting the crew in the meantime to be defrayed out of the incidents of the Customs.
Order for the issue to the Treasurer of the Navy, out of funds anno 1744, of 94,984l. 10s. 1d., in part of his memorial of the 23rd inst. for 125,090l. 19s. 0d.
Same for same to the Paymaster of the Forces of 20,184l. 5s. 4d. for services as in his memorial of the 28th inst.
Same for same to the Paymaster of Marines of 22,894l. 13s. 4d., part of their deficiency, anno 1743, as by his memorial of the 20th inst.
Directions ordered for the Secretary at War to prepare a warrant for the issuing to the Earl of Stair of 2,000l. upon account out of contingencies voted this year for services at home.
Ordered that the Secretary at War be written to to prepare immediately an establishment of the staff for the service at home.
A second petition read from Philip Bennet, praying a lease of Tiptre Heath on certain conditions, detailed, concerning inclosures and encroachments. The Surveyor General of Lands to attend the Attorney General thereupon.
Order for the following issues out of the Civil List revenues:—
£ s. d.
To the Earl of Stair 6,437 9 6
To the Speaker of the House of Commons 500 0 0
To Mrs. Smallridge 200 0 0
[Treasury Minute Book XXIX. pp. 394–6; Letter Book XX. p. 125; Crown Lease Book VI. p. 392.]
Feb. 28.]
35. Report to the Customs Commissioners from [? their Solicitor] on the draft instructions prepared for the Comptroller of the issues and payments of the Receiver General [of Customs]. The second instruction directs the Comptroller to inspect as often as he thinks fit the bonds in the Receiver General's custody. It would be more effectual if the Comptroller should be directed to keep a joint key on the chest in which the bonds are deposited, the chest itself remaining in the Receiver General's custody. In the 3rd instruction he is directed, on examination, to cancel the vouchers of the Receiver General's payments. It would be better to direct him only to sign or mark them. Further the Comptroller cannot see that the balance of the Receiver General's account is paid weekly into the Exchequer unless he is daily privy to all the Receiver General's receipts. As to the 4th instruction, advises a more particular form of ledger and ledger entry for merchants' bonds. In the constitution for this officer (viz.: Comptroller), dated at the Treasury, 1703, August 26, the Comptroller was directed inter alia to take care that the Receiver General should duly charge himself in his weekly certificates with the money received upon bonds or upon remittances by bills of exchange from the outports. But in the next constitution for this officer, dated 1703–4, January 12, that part of this clause relating to bills of exchange was entirely omitted, and it has never been inserted in any constitution since. Is of opinion it should again be inserted. It is worth considering whether the method observed in the Exchequer of jointly locking up the cash by the Tellers and the officers who are the checks upon them, ought not to be observed in the offices of the Receiver General of Customs, and of the London Collectors, as it is already as to the cash in the collectors' hands in the several outports, which is daily put into a chest under the Collector's and Comptroller's joint locks, pursuant to a Treasury warrant of date 1708, March 31. Also advises that schedules of all merchants' bonds in the custody of the Receiver General and the London Collectors remaining unpaid at the end of each year be prepared and signed by them and their respective Comptrollers, and delivered to the Comptroller General of the Accounts as is done by the Collectors and Comptrollers of the outports: which schedules, after keeping copies thereof in proper books, the Comptroller General should deliver to the Auditors of Imprests, referring to them in his general accounts of the revenue, that the particular persons indebted to the Crown may appear distinctly and not be out of view as they now are by the Comptroller General's rendering yearly to the Exchequer only the totals of bonds remaining at Christmas in the custody of the Receivers and Collectors. 3 pages.
:—(a) Said draft of rules and instructions for said Comptroller as above. 2 pages.
(b) Printed copy of instructions for a Customs waiter and searcher. 4 pages.
(c) Same of same for a Collector of Customs in the various [blank] outports. 4 parges.
[Treasury Board Papers CCCXIII. No. 11.]
Feb. 29. 36. Royal warrant, countersigned by the Secretary at War and the Treasury Lords, for the issue of 4,470l. in different amounts, detailed, to the following Colonels of Horse Guards, and Regiments of Horse and Dragoons serving in Flanders: same being for an allowance for the providing of tents and camp necessaries after the rate of 200l. for each squadron of horse and dragoons, it having been represented that the proper stoppages could not be made from the pay of those corps for the supplying of tents and camp necessaries as was practised in the late war by reason those corps did remain upon dry forage during their residence last winter in quarters, viz.:—John, Earl of Crawford, James, Lord Tyrawley, Sir Philip Honywood, Sir John Ligonier, Algernon Earl of Hertford, Lieut. Gen. Henry Hawley, Sir James Campbell, Brig. Gen. Humphry Bland, Sir Robert Rich, Field Marshal John Earl of Stair, Sir John Cope.
[Kings Warrant Book XXXV. p. 379.]