Warrant Books: March 1708, 1-10

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Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 22, 1708. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1952.

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March 1708, 1–10

March 1. Order by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing: (a) order of the Queen in Council dated Kensington Feb 29 that the present embargo be taken off not only from all ships & vessels employed in the outward bound trades but from coasters & all others. Out Letters (Customs) XV, p. 93.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Hartley of Liverpool shewing that he was surety in 2000l. for Edward Scarborough, late collector of Liverpool port, & is sued for the same & is forced to keep out of the way: therefore praying leave to compound. Reference Book VIII, p. 294.
Same to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of William Cawthorp, late Receiver General of Taxes for Co Lincoln, praying allowance of 2681l. 5. 0 for his extraordinary charges in his receipt from 1699 onwards. Ibid.
Same to the Solicitor General of the petition of Richard Blackbourn Dr. in physic setting forth an assignment to him from Joseph & Nathaniel Hornby et al of a fee farm rent of 5l. 4.9 payable out of certain lands in Eddelington alias Edmonton & Tottenham but not properly recited in the said assignment to him: therefore praying authority to Sir John Talbot the surviving Trustee [for sale of Fee Farms of the Crown] to regrant same. In the margin: a reference dated 1708 Sept 21 to Auditor Jett of the Solicitor General's report hereon. ibid., p. 312.
March 2. William Lowndes to the Excise Commissioners enclosing an order [missing] of the House of Commons touching persons that have compounded for debts due to the Crown by virtue of Act of Parliament. Please send to the Treasury the account directed by the said Order. (The like letter to the Customs Commissioners & the Agents for Taxes.) Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 400.
Treasury reference to the Principal Officers of the Mint of the petition of John Roos, her Majesty's Graver of Seals, praying payment of 642l. 10. 11 for several public seals which he has engraved pursuant to directions under the Queen's sign manual. Reference Book VIII, p. 314.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Queen's Remembrancer for stay of process against the executors of George Collins, late of the borough of Helstone Co Cornwall, as collector for the Hundreds of Penwith & Kerrier of the Eighteen Months' assessment granted in 14 Car. II. Warrants not Relating to Money XX, p. 133.
Same by same to the Treasury Lords in North Britain to pay the several allowances craved by the Master of the Mint at Edinburgh and to make such imprests to him as follows.
Prefixing: (1) memorial by Geo Alardes, Master of the said Mint in Edinburgh for the allowance (beyond & above the 9 pence per pound weight Troy for the coinage of silver moneys at Edinburgh allowed to the moneyers sent from the Tower of London by the royal warrant of 1707 July 12, supra, Treasury Calendar XXI, p. 354) of the moneys paid by him to the said moneyers for the charges of their journey to Edinburgh & back and for their maintenance during their stay there, he having hitherto advanced the said money so that the coinage work might receive no stop: likewise praying an advance of money for defraying the incident charges of refining: “and whereas by order of the Privy Council of Scotland I have hitherto melted the old moneys into ingots to be recoined and the charge of this melting ought to be borne by the importer and is commonly rated at a penny per pound weight, and I have hitherto received no moneys for this performance, I humbly pray that for enabling me to go through this service I may be paid for it out of the proper fund, which I conceive to be the Equivalent.
(2) Report dated Feb 11 last thereon by the Warden, Master & Comptroller of the Mint of England. The extraordinary charges craved for the moneyers are fit to be borne by the Queen out of the Bullion for Coinage belonging to the Edinburgh Mint & to be put by the Master thereof to his account of incidents. We are further of opinion that for preventing any stop to the coinage the Treasury Lords in Scotland be desired to give orders from time to time to the Collector of the Bullion to pay to the said Master upon account such moneys as they shall find sufficient for defraying both the extraordinary & the ordinary charge of the coinage. As for melting the old moneys into ingots we think a penny per pound weight Troy is a reasonable allowance, it being the usual price which merchants pay to the goldsmiths for melting their silver into ingots in London. But this allowance cannot be paid out of the Bullion belonging to that Mint because this melting is no part of the coinage. Gold & silver ought to be in ingot when imported into the Mint and if it be not in ingots the owner causes it to be melted into ingots by whom [soever] he pleases & at his own charge & bears the loss by waste. And this must be done before the Master of the Mint can receive it from him by weight & assay, upon his note, in order to coin it. According to this method the importer did bear the whole loss by this melting in the late coinage of the hammered money in England and the same should be now borne by the importers in Scotland & placed among the losses mentioned in the Act of Union as the first allowance out of the Equivalent. But the Privy Council of Scotland having appointed this melting of the old moneys into ingots we offer for consideration whether it may not be proper for the Treasury Lords of Scotland to appoint also the recompense for performing this melting. Out Letters (North Britain) I, pp. 321–3.
March 3. Letter of direction for 1600l. to Visct Ryalton, Cofferer of the Household, 1100l. thereof to pay for the wine lately bought for the Queen's service & 500l. to be paid to Tregonwell Frampton for buying running horses to be kept at Newmarket for the Queen's use: to be issued out of Civil List moneys. Disposition Book XIX, p. 112.
Same for 6000l. to John Tailer on his order for 20000l. for buildings at Woodstock: to be issued out of the 6000l. this day lent at the Exchequer on credit of her Majesty's tin. ibid.
William Lowndes to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad to apply as follows the 40000l. issued to you on Jan 24 last for the Forces in Spain & Portugal: viz in the first place so much as is necessary for the subsistence of the Queen's own Troops in Spain as are effective; in the second place so much as is necessary for subsisting such of the foreign Troops in the Queen's pay there as are effective; and the remainder as the Commander in Chief there shall find most pressing for the public service.
Her Majesty is to be reimbursed the money she has expended or will expend for the 4000 quarters of wheat lately bought by the Transports Commissioners here and consigned to Spain. Please charge the respective Troops and Companies for so much thereof as shall be delivered to them, so that same may be deducted out of their pay. ibid., pp. 112, 113.
Same to [? the Attorney General or the Queen's Remembrancer] to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of Sir John Talbot, sole surviving Trustee for sale of Fee Farm Rents, praying to be discharged from the said trust. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 401.
March 3, 8, 10, 24, 29, 30. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to employ Jonathan Bate as waiter & searcher at Bude in Padstow port loco John Wadlane deceased.
Bivell Doidg (Doidge) as a tidesman in Plymouth port loco Thomas Rolt deceased.
Edward Wright as a tidesman in the inferior list, London port loco Jo[h]n Patman dismissed.
James Galloway as a tidesman at Plymouth loco John Austin dismissed.
William Moor as a tidesman at Plymouth loco Sam. James deceased.
Charles Rigby as a tidesman and boatman at Pembroke Ferry loco John Howell dismissed.
Fra. Fowler as waiter & searcher at Gunnell [Gannell] in Padstow port loco Edd Noy deceased.
John Hilditch as a riding officer on the coast of Kent & Sussex loco Andrew Taylor dismissed.
John Gill (landwaiter in Exeter port) as surveyor of Exeter port loco Joseph Watson deceased “who stands on the establishment as Surveyor of Weymouth”: the said Gill is to be surveyor of Weymouth & to do duty at Exeter accordingly.
William Fowler as landwaiter at Exeter loco the abovesaid Gill.
William Frowde as tidewaiter in London port loco Thomas Pawlet deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XV, pp. 92, 93, 94, 95.
March 3. Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of John Bury, Receiver General of Taxes for Co Notts, praying allowance of 1440l. for his extraordinary charges in his receipt. Reference Book VIII, p. 294.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Queen's Remembrancer for stay of process against the Salt Commissioners, they having delivered to the Auditors their Cash account for 1706 and their General account for 1707. Warrants not Relating to Money XX, p. 134.
March 4. Letter of direction for 9600l. to James Brydges, Paymaster General of the Forces Abroad: out of Contributions for Annuities anno 1708 [6 Anne c. 39] or out of Contributions on the second Act [6 Anne c. 48] for sale of Annuities anno 1708: & is for the services following viz £ s. d.
in part of 386671l. 12. 6 for the Established Forces in Spain & Portugal anno 1708
for subsistence, upon account from 24 Feb last to the Foot Regiments of Brudenall, Hamilton, Toby Caulfield, Allen, Mohun, Farington, Barrymore & Paston 1000l. each 8000
for Lord Tyrawley as the Queen's bounty towards making good the loss of his equipage & other losses & damages by him sustained as Lieut. Gen. of her Majesty's Forces in Spain 1500
in part of 500000l. for augmenting her Majesty's Forces & other purposes anno 1708
for Col. Cusack upon account of his allowance for quitting the Duke of Anjou's service where he commanded a Spanish Regiment; being to enable him to return to Portugal: & is to be reckoned as part of 150000l. for the King of Spain 100
In the margin: a note of the issues hereupon viz 2273l. 13. 6 on the 1st Act for Annuities & 7326l. 6. 6 on the 2nd Act for same. Disposition Book XIX, p. 113b.
March 5. Money warrant for 910l. to Charles, Earl of Manchester for a quarter's ordinary 1707 May 31 to Aug 30 as Ambassador Extraordinary to the Republic of Venice, his first three months thereon from March 1 to May 31 having been satisfied by way of advance. Money Book XIX, p. 190. Order Book VII, p. 116.
Same for 780l. to same in part of 1378l. 2. 0 for two bills of extraordinaries in the said service. Appending: said two bills.
(1) for 1st March to 1 June 1707 £ s. d.
for passing my privy seal, warrants & despatches before I left London 99 13 0
for postage of letters, intelligence & printed papers 38 10 0
for sending my equipage from Holland to Venice by land &c 105 15 0
for paper, pens, wax &c 19 14 0
given to the Captain of the yacht, the seamen &c 35 0 0
for my further extraordinary expenses in lieu of 30l. a week for 13 weeks 390
£688 12 0
Together with: Secretary Sunderland's allowance. “I allow the first 5 articles of this bill, being within the Regulation. The last is submitted to my Lord High Treasurer.”
(2) for 1st June to 1 Sept 1707 £ s. d.
for postage of letters &c 69 10 0
for secret correspondence, intelligence, printed papers & gazettes 58 15 0
for paper, pens, wax &c 37 10 0
given to officers & servants of the Elector Palatine's Court as also to the Imperial 58 15 0
several extraordinary expenses occasioned by my going post from Holland to Vienna & from thence to Turin 75 10 0
for my further extraordinary expenses in lieu of 30l. per week 390
£689 10 0
Followed by: a similar allowance by Secretary Sunderland. (Undated money order hereon.) (Letter of direction dated March 10 hereon.) Money Book XIX, pp. 190–1. Order Book VII, p. 117. Disposition Book XIX, p. 113b.
William Lowndes to Sir James Montague to report on the enclosed representation [missing] of the Court of Mayor & Aldermen [of London] relating to the Stamp Duty required for recognizances entered into on account of the City Orphans [Charity]. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 401.
March 5. Treasury reference to Mr. Howe, Paymaster General of Guards & Garrisons, of the petition of the Officers of the Battalion of Guards lately in Spain praying their arrears of subsistence & clearings to Oct 24 last. Reference Book VIII, p. 294.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Queen's Remembrancer to stay process against the late Commissioners for Transports on their accounts.
Prefixing: certificate by Auditor E. Harley that the said accounts are made up so far as relates to the reduction of Ireland. Warrants not Relating to Money XX, p. 130.
The like for stay of process against the late Commissioners for Wine Licences in respect of their accounts. ibid., p. 133.
The like for stay of process against Lady Falkland on the accounts of the late Visct Falkland as Treasurer of the Navy.
Prefixing: certificate ut supra that the said accounts from Midsummer 1681 to Xmas 1686 are before the Auditors. ibid., p. 134.
March 6. Money warrant for 83l. 6. 8 to Thomas Crosby & Nathaniel Boosey, both of the parish of Bocking, Essex, for their service in detecting Jeremiah Maysent & Barnabas Allen, collectors of the taxes for the said parish in 1703, of frauds committed by them in collecting more money for the Subsidies for the said year than was really assessed on the said parish or was answered to the Receiver. Money Book XIX, p. 189. Order Book VII, p. 115. Disposition Book VII, p. 113b.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receipt for records of surplusage to pay the surplus of 9l. 17. 4½ standing in the account of Herbert Aubrey esq as sheriff of Co Hereford for the year ended 1705 Sept 29, by charging same upon the like debit owing upon the account of Markey Abrahall, sheriff for said county for the succeeding year.
Prefixing: extracts from the Great Roll of the Pipe of the said surplus & debit respectively. Money Book XIX, p. 191.
Money warrant for 516l. 17. 9 to John Campbell, goldsmith, for 3 gold collars enamelled of the Order of the Thistle & 3 St Andrews of gold enamelled & 3 velvet cases delivered into the Jewel Office.
Appending: certificate by the Master of the Jewel House of the said delivery. ibid., p. 194. Order Book VII, p. 119. Disposition Book XIX, p. 113b.
Same for 200l. to Henry Portman, Keeper of Hyde Park: without account: for the charge of watering the Ring & the way leading thereto in the said Park in the year 1707 according to agreement. Money Book XIX, p. 194. Disposition Book XX, p. 113b.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to Henry Ferne, the Customs Cashier, to pay 45l. 12. 0 to Henry Ayloffe, Queen's Remembrancer in the Exchequer Court, or to Henry Stevens, his deputy therein, for one year to 1707 Xmas on the fees usually paid to said Remembrancer & his clerks by the Customers of the outports for passing their accounts. Money Book XIX, p. 195.
March 6. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to Henry Ferne, the Customs Cashier, to pay to Henry Ayloffe, Queen's Remembrancer in the Exchequer Court, 435l. 15. 4 and 47l. 10. 4 for parchment &c for the blank books of the Customers, Comptrollers & Searchers respectively for the outports & for London port, for one year to Xmas next. ibid., p. 199.
Letter of direction for 38134l. 13. 4 to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad: out of loans to be made by himself in manner following: & is for services as follows viz
£ s. d.
in part of 494689l. 8. 6 for subsidies to the Allies anno 1708
for the King of Portugal's subsidies for the months of March & April 1708: out of loans by said Brydges half on Land Tax 1708 and half on Malt 1708 22916 13 4
for the King of Denmark's subsidy for 3 months from 15 Dec 1707 to 15 March inst: out of the like loans in the like moieties (in the margin: “Sir Henry Furnese”: probably indicating the actual lender of this item) 9375 0 0
in part of 586671l. 12. 6 for the Established Forces in Spain & Portugal anno 1708
to answer several bills of exchange for moneys taken up for subsisting the British prisoners in France & Spain: out of loans to be made by said Brydges on the Land Tax anno 1708 5643
to be advanced to Major Allen in part of what shall be found due to him upon his account as Commissary of the Provisions in Spain; or in case that [debt] shall not prove sufficient [then this payment is] to be deducted out of his pay: to be issued out of loans by said Brydges on Land Tax anno 1708 200
£38134 13 4
Disposition Book XIX, p. 114.
Fiat by Treasurer Godolphin for royal letters patent to constitute Mathew Oliver gent as Comptroller of Boston port. Out Letters (Customs) XV, p. 94.
Subscription by Treasurer Godolphin for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant dated Jan 20 last to the Master of the Great Wardrobe for the delivery to Thomas Hutton of a pole with an iron hook for the bed curtains at Somerset House: to an estimate of 20s. Warrants not Relating to Money XX, p. 135.
The like of a same dated Jan 28 last to same for the provision of tables &c for St James's “for the birthday”: to an estimate of 42l. ibid.
March 6. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Clerk of the Pipe for a patent under the Exchequer seal to grant to Henry Waterland gent the offices of steward & bailiff of the manor of Thornton in Easington Co Yorks.
Prefixing: particular of said offices & memorandum by the Surveyor General of Crown Lands. ibid., pp. 137a, b.
[? March 6.] Report to the Queen by same on the petition of William Heath, Thomas Cole & Margaret Ash praying payment of certain Navy imprest bills ut supra, Treasury Calendar, Vol. XXI, p. 352. I referred the matter to the Navy Commissioners & submit their report, on which I did not think it proper for me to give any directions. I have since consulted the late Attorney General & am assured that there have been few instances if any in the Navy for 30 years wherein either the Crown or any private persons have suffered by the like misfortune. The said Commissioners believe that the petitioners did fairly buy the said bills & paid for them at the then current price of Navy bills upon the Exchange but should have informed themselves at the Navy Office concerning them before they had made the purchase. If such enquiry had been necessary or might have prevented them from buying they omitted same through inadvertency only. I think on the whole matter that they are objects of compassion to be relieved herein “which I do the rather propose least the credit of Navy bills should any way suffer hereby, which must necessarily in its consequences prove a disservice or loss to the public”: and I propose that the Navy Commissioners be directed to lay before your Majesty or the Lord High Admiral such rules or methods as they shall think will be effectual for the future to prevent any manner of inconvenience or loss in the like kind either to your Majesty or the subject.
Prefixing: said report from the Navy Commissioners. On the 11th July 1704 we had orders from the Lord Admiral to rebuild the Defyance in one of the merchants yards on this river [the Thames], her Majesty's Yards being full. We invited tenders for the 14th August from the shipwrights, and John Winter was the lowest & was agreed with. By the contract he was to have bills of imprest made out on account of the said work for 3000l. at the signing the contract, 2000l. when the Orlope beams should be in and footwaleing made square from thence downwards; 1500l. when the gundeck beams should be in and kneed; 1200l. when the upper deck beams should be in and kneed; and a perfect bill for the rest when the ship should be completely finished, launched & delivered; all which bills were to be paid in course with interest after 6 months according to the rules of the Navy. Imprest bills were accordingly made out for the 3000l. at the signing the contract & he took down the ship & hath begun to rebuild her again but hath made very little progress therein, being failed & a statute of bankruptcy taken out against him. The works of the said ship not going on according to the said contract the said bills of imprest for 3000l., made out at the signing of the contract, are not in our opinion to be paid and therefore have been denied to be assigned, as the petitioners set forth in their petition. Nevertheless thinking it convenient to take counsel upon it we sent to Mr. Ettrick, the Lord Admiral's Counsel, for his advice, who makes this answer “that he conceives the work agreed for being in no part performed the [Navy] Treasurer is not obliged to pay the imprest bills: it appearing upon the face of them that the money was to be paid upon a contract for rebuilding the Defyance which was notice to the third person [i.e. to any possible purchaser of the said imprest bills] to enquire whether anything was done.”
And indeed if this [Navy] Board should not (as usually they do) stop the payment of perfect bills as well as imprest bills when contracts are not complied with, her Majesty would seldom have any contracts made good. Besides it would encourage mean and insufficient people to come in upon advertisements of tender & undertake contracts at low rates on purpose to get bills to sell. We are not insensible that the reputation of the [repayment] course of the [Navy] Office is mightily insisted upon in this matter but as there is nothing new in it so, the Office being always open to any inquiries that shall be made, we do not conceive it is any objection at all to the constant method of it in such cases or that the reputation of the [Navy bill] course can suffer by it. Men that deal in bills it is presumed will (as on other cases) make the proper enquiries & consider the persons they deal with. The Commission of bankruptcy claim what is due to Winter for the little progress made in rebuilding the said ship and we are endeavouring to accommodate the same with them, being willing to allow what shall be thought reasonable for it. Warrants not Relating to Money XX, pp. 135, 136–7, 139.
March 6. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Queen's Remembrancer for stay of process against Anthony Springet, one of the Receivers General of Taxes for Co Sussex; several of the duplicates for the Duties on Houses anno 1705 & 1706 & for Land Tax anno 1706 being not yet returned into the Exchequer. ibid., p. 138.
Same by same to same for stay of process against John Weston, Receiver General for Co Surrey, on his accounts for Land Tax & Houses anno 1706 which he cannot pass by reason that there are great arrears standing out & uncollected. ibid.
Subscription by same for execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant dated Feb 14 last to the Master of the Great Wardrobe for the delivery to Henry Lowman of Dutch chairs for her Majesty's service at Kensington: to an estimate of 24l. ibid., p. 139.
The like of a warrant dated Jan 31 last by the Duchess of Marlborough [as Keeper of the Privy Purse & Groom of the Stole] to same for the provision of linen for her Majesty's royal person: to an estimate of 510l. ibid.
Commission by same to William Leigh to be Surveyor of the Duties on Houses [for Co Lanes]. (Dormant warrant by same to the Receiver General of said Duties for Co Lanes to pay 50l. per an salary to said Leigh as from 1708 Lady day). Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) I, pp. 118, 120.
Warrant by same to the Receiver General of the Duties on Houses for Co Lancaster to pay 50l. per an salary instead of 60l. per an to Richard Carter, Surveyor of the said Duties [in the said County], by reason that the Agents for Taxes have lessened his work. ibid., p. 150.
March 9. William Lowndes to Mr. Morrice to inform the Lord Treasurer what certificates or other vouchers you take from time to time upon paying the subsidy to the King of Portugal towards the maintenance of the 13000 men which by the Treaty he is to keep for the service of the present war & what care is taken for the numbers of the said men to be complete. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 401.
March 9. Same to William Vanbrugh Esq to sign & pass the accounts of Visct FitzHardinge as Treasurer of the Chamber with the usual allowances of salary to said Visct. ibid., p. 402.
March 10. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Navy Commissioners to discharge the sum of 3418l. 16. 0¼ standing out against William Beckford for imprests made to him by the late & present Treasurer of the Navy & which are not yet cleared: it appearing by an original order registered on the Hearthmoney that he has a claim (as executor to his father Sir Thomas Beckford deceased) for 3000l. principal money besides interest for slops furnished by the said father to the navy in the reign of Charles II: the said William Beckford is first to pay to the Treasurer of the Navy 1418l. 16. 0¼ & is further to release to the Queen 2000l. part of the principal sum of 3000l.
Appending: (a) said Beckford's petition: (b) the Navy Commissioners' report thereon. Money Book XIX, pp. 197–8.
March 10 & 15. Money warrant for 20l. to Robert Scott, clerk, for the charge of his passage to Maryland whither he is going chaplain.
The like for Robert Forbes, clerk, as chaplain to Carolina.
The like to John Glasgow as chaplain to Antigua.
The like to John Maitland, clerk, as chaplain to Carolina. (Money orders dated 11 March hereon.) (Letter of direction dated 16 March hereon.) ibid., pp. 200, 204. Order Book VII, p. 120. Disposition Book XIX, p. 118.
March 10. Same for 250l. to Isabella, Duchess Dowager of Grafton & 500l. to Charles, Duke of Grafton for 1707 June 24 quarter on their respective annuities. (Letter of direction dated 24 March hereon.) Money Book XIX, p. 200. Disposition Book XIX, p. 126.
Christopher Tilson to Mr. Borret to report on the [enclosed] letter [missing] signed by one John Skamp & brought by Ebenezer Brome, the bearer hereof, purporting the discovery of a considerable personal estate forfeited for robbery on the highway. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 401.
William Lowndes to Mr. Wilcox [Surveyor General of Woods Trent South] not to fell any trees at Cranborne until further order from Treasurer Godolphin. ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the executors of John Thrale & to — Andrews Esq to repay to Mr. Howe, Paymaster General of Guards & Garrisons, the sum of 1712l. 11. 5 which was issued to them on account of subsistence & clearings of the four Companies in New York to 8 May 1702, no part thereof having been paid over & applied to that service.
Prefixing: report by the Comptrollers of Army Accounts on the states (made up by Visct Cornbury, Governor of New York) of the accounts of the late Earl of Bellomont, Col. Nanfan & Mr. Champante relating to the Forces in New York, together with letters of the said Visct of the 17th, 19th & 24th June 1704 enclosing the said accounts to the Commissioners of Trade & a memorial from the said Champante, agent to the said Nanfan, complaining of the hardships the said Nanfan then lay under by being detained at New York. The accounts of the 4 Foot Companies at New York were adjusted to the 25th March 1699 by the Commissioners appointed by Parliament for stating the Debts of the Army. From that date to 24 Dec 1699 they were cleared without muster rolls by virtue of a warrant from Wm III. From that time to 24 Dec 1700 there doth not appear to us any muster rolls except for the last two months thereof. However we have computed them complete for the time the rolls were so wanting: but when it shall be known what they are to be charged with for respits, the same is to be deducted out of the balance of 1843l. 11. 9 which we have set out in the account for Lord Bellomont's time. If any of the moneys contained in the said account as paid to the Earl of Bellomont hath not been issued by him or if any moneys shall (upon examination of the effectives) appear to be still due for subsistence it ought in the first place to be paid towards satisfaction of the Victuallers who furnished provisions to the said soldiers during that time.
As to Nanfan's account (which begins 8 March 1700–1 & ends 8 May 1702) we find that he received the clearings of the Companies according to the muster rolls from 1700 Dec 25 (which takes in part of Lord Bellomont's time) to 24 June 1701 and their subsistence from 24 Dec following, from which time to the 8 May 1702 there appears to be due to the Companies 1856l. 7. 0½ for subsistence & clearings whereof 1712l. 11. 5 was issued to John Thrall & Mr. Andrews for that account. But Capt. Nanfan in his life time insisted that as he subsisted the Companies to the said 8 May [1702] & took up money for that purpose upon bills of exchange drawn upon his agent here [in London] the said subsistence so issued to Thrall & Andrews should be paid back by them to him for satisfying the said bills & that also he should have the balance of 143l. 15. 7½ when the Companies should be fully cleared. Capt. Nanfan is since dead & his executors do not concern themselves in his said account & the merchants on whom the bills of exchange were drawn decline to give the security offered by Nanfan in his life time for the production of vouchers showing the full pay of the Companies during his government. We think the money issued to Thrall & Andrews should be repaid by them & should be applied to clearing the said Companies in such way as you, the Lord Treasurer, shall direct.
In the account which we have stated as above we have taken no notice of the difference betwixt English money & money of New York: “that being for the benefit of the persons residing there is therefore in our opinion most properly to be done by the Government of that place.” Warrants not Relating to Money XX, pp. 140–142.