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Warrant Book: June 1710, 12-20

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Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 24, 1710. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1952.

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June 1710

June 12. For the Establishment for Lord Mark Kerr's Regiment see supra, p. 290. Queen's Warrant Book XXIV, p. 292.
Letter of direction for the salaries of the Judges for Easter term as follows: out of Civil List moneys: viz. £
to the 13 Judges at Westminster 3,250
to Sir Joseph Jekyll, Chief Justice of Chester 125
to six Judges of Wales on 300l. per an. each 450
to John Pocklington, Second Justice of Chester, Flint and Montgomery 100
to 11 Masters in Chancery for 1710 Lady day quarter on their 100l. per an. each 275
£4,200
Disposition Book XX, p. 177.
William Lowndes to the Navy Treasurer to raise a further 10,000l. on the [150,000l.] Land Tax tallies anno 1710 levied Dec. 10 last, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXIII, p. 448: and to apply same to the payment of wages: with the like clause ut ibid. as to interest. Ibid., p. 178.
Same to Mr. Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad, to assign as follows the sum of 1,057l. 12s. 4d. out of the tallies and orders on the Land Tax anno 1710 issued to you May 10 last, supra, p. 285, for extraordinaries of the war: interest on the orders so assigned is to commence from the day of the assignment: viz.
in part of 30,000l.for the extraordinary charge of prisoners.
for the extraordinary charge of prisoners. for Col. Briton's Regiment on account of pay and to be applied to clear the arrear of subsistence to the non-commissioned Officers and soldiers of the said Regiment which were taken prisoners at Almanza: to wit for the time they were prisoners in France: according to the said Brydges' memorial of May 9 last.
Ibid.
June 12. Letter of direction for 259l. 15s. 8d. to William Roberts [Paymaster of Works at Windsor Castle] in part of his unsatisfied order of 1706 May 7 for 3,000l. towards building Datchet Bridge: to be issued out of Civil List moneys: and is to be paid over to clear the account of the charge of building the said bridge according to such orders as said Roberts shall receive from Samuell Travers, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, who by the Queen's command had the ordering and directing of the said work. Ibid.
William Lowndes to the Commissioners for Sick and Wounded. On your memorial of May 24 last the Lord Treasurer agrees to your applying and disposing as follows the 20,857l. 12s. 6 ½d. directed by my letter of May 23 last, supra, p. 303, either of tallies and orders as therein or of money that you shall procure to be advanced thereupon: viz.
£ s. d.
to answer foreign bills already accepted 2,391 13 4
to pay three quarters at the great and small ports 14,546 15 9
to pay tradesmen 2,500 0 0
for an imprest to the undertaker at Gosport on account of the land soldiers 500 0 0
for the seamen in St. Bartholomew's and St. Thomas's Hospitals on account of the 2d. per diem each for tobacco and other necessaries 919 3
£20,857 12
Ibid., p. 179.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of the Danish Envoy relating to the Queen's part of a seizure of a Danish East India ship at Plymouth. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 194.
Treasury reference to the Commissioners of Transports of the petition of Robert Cross, master of the Mary transport ship, shewing that going to Ostend under Sir George Bing's command he took on board a pilot by Sir George's orders, through whose extraordinary presumption the said ship struck on the west pier head of the said port, which accident was the ruin of petitioner and his family and he has received no consideration for same. Reference Book VIII, p. 409.
June 13. Letter of direction for 300l. to Spencer Compton: on the unsatisfied order in his name: out of Civil List moneys. Disposition Book XX, p. 179.
William Lowndes to the [Principal] Officers of the Ordnance to consider the enclosed draft commission [missing] for ascertaining the purchase price of the lands to be purchased for the better fortifying Portsmouth, Chatham and Harwich. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 195.
June 13. William Lowndes to the Stamps Commissioners to report the pretensions and merit of Mr. Olliffe in relation to the new Duties on Clerks and Apprenticeships. Ibid.
Same to the Excise Commissioners to report on the pretensions and merits of Mr. Edward Stracy and Mr. Joseph Denham in relation to the new Duties on Candles. Ibid.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Mary Stephens, widow of Anthony Stephens, late Cashier to the Earl of Orford as late Treasurer of the Navy, praying an allowance in account for two clerks employed 6 ¾ years after her husband's death in paying out the money, disposing the tallies in his hands at the time of his death and making up his accounts. Ibid., p. 258.
Treasury reference to Mr. Walpole [as Secretary at War] of the petition of the non-commission Officers et al. belonging to Col. Roy's Company of Foot, shewing that for want of subsistence due to them before the battle of Almanza several of them are at this time under miserable circumstances: therefore praying payment of what is due. Reference Book VIII, p. 409.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Scroop, Lord How, for a grant of several waste and marsh lands in the parishes of Eye, Dosthorp et al. in Northamptonshire, which belonged to the Abbey of Peterborough and are now in the Crown and (for want of improvement) yield nothing. Ibid.
June
[? July]
13.
Same to Mr. Blathwayt of the petition of John Rayner, Attorney and Advocate General of her Majesty's Province of New York, setting forth his services in asserting her Majesty's title to certain quit rents &c. [on lands] in the said Province which may be very proper for the Palatines sent over there; and referring the reward for his said extra-ordinary services to the Lord Treasurer's consideration "and that there being no Surveyor General appointed in those parts [which is] to her Majesty's disadvantage he proposes that he may be employed in that business." Ibid., p. 411.
June 14. Royal warrant dated St. James's to John Howe, Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons, to apply savings on the Establishment of the Forces under his pay for any time before 1709 Dec. 22, to the Royal Hospital at Chelsea, to wit for the necessary charges thereof for the year 1709 and for this present year 1710: all by reason that it has been represented that the fund set apart for the support of said Hospital and of the outpensioners qualified to be provided for therein is not sufficient to answer the charge thereof by reason of the great number of non-commissioned Officers and soldiers who in this time of war are daily certified as qualified and accordingly admitted into the said Hospital or allowed pensions for their support. Queen's Warrant Book XXIV, p. 285.
June 14. Same to Spencer Compton, Paymaster of the Queen's annual bounties and pensions, to pay an annuity or yearly sum of 30l. to Capt. Timothy Crow as from 1710 Lady day: during pleasure. Ibid., p. 286.
June 14. Royal sign manual for 1,099l. to Sir Lambert Blackwell, late Envoy Extraordinary to the Great Duke of Tuscany, 500l. thereof for half a year from 1701 July 23 to 1701–2 Jan. 23 on his ordinary entertainment of 1,000l. a year; 199l. for a bill of extraordinaries therein between 1700 April 4 and Oct. 4; 200l. for a same between 1700 Oct. 4 and 1701 April 4; and 200l. for a same between 1701 April 4 and Oct. 4. (Money warrant dated Aug. 1 hereon.) (Money order dated Aug. 2 hereon.) Ibid., pp. 310–11. Order Book VII, p. 449. Disposition Book XX, p. 207.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Auditors of Imprests to allow 40l. to Henry Seymour in his account for the year ended 1709 Sept. 29 as Clerk of the Hanaper.
Prefixing: certificate by F. Bythell, Deputy Auditor of Imprests, that said account is preparing for declaration. Money Book XX, p. 303.
Letter of direction for 9,400l. to John Tailer, gent.: on his unsatisfied order for buildings at Woodstock: out of loans in the Exchequer on her Majesty's tin. Disposition Book XX, p. 180.
Same for 213l. 13s. 10d. to the Agents for Taxes: for incidents of their office: out of Civil List money. [This entry is incorrect. It probably means 150l. for salary and 63l. 13s. 10d. for incidents as in the succeeding entry.] Ibid.
Money order for 63l. 13s. 10d. to the Agents for Taxes for incidents of their Office for the half year ended at 1709 Xmas. Order Book VII, p. 440.
William Lowndes to Mr. Walpole as Secretary at War to prepare a royal warrant for paying 175l. to Don Francisco Partella as royal bounty for his early services in Spain for the interest of Charles III.: to be paid out of the subsidy to said King: and is to enable said Partella to go into the service of the Confederates in Flanders. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 196.
Same to the Postmasters General to order the masters of the Lisbon packet boats to take on board eight fatts of small clothing (shoes, stockings, shirts) to be carried back to Lisbon; they having been put on board the Dover man of war at Lisbon to be carried to Oporto but were blown by that port and are arrived at Falmouth. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Stamps Commissioners of the petitions of Charles Pratt, warehousekeeper of unstamped parchment, paper &c., shewing that he has faithfully discharged that trust ever since the first establishment of that [Stamp] Office but is now desirous to live in the country with his family: therefore praying leave to resign to Charles Howland junr. Reference Book VIII, p. 410.
June 14. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners in Scotland, to deliver to the Commissioners for Victualling the Navy 11,596 bushels of French salt (part of the 62,039 bushels of foreign salt paid for as under the Act of 7 Anne, c. 11, and being the only part of the said salt which is fit for the use of the Victualling, the remainder being mostly Spanish and Portugal salt); and to sell and dispose of the remainder at the best price on security to export it abroad. The acquittances to be given to your officers by the Victualling Commissioners for the said 11,596 bushels are to be sent to me to enable me to surcharge the said Commissioners in the Victualling account. The receipts from the sale of the remainder are to be remitted to the Exchequer, London, by the Receiver General of Customs in Scotland, distinct and separate from his other receipts. This warrant cancels my warrant of Sept. 16 last, supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXIII, p. 365. Out Letters (North Britain) II, pp. 182–3.
June 14. Same by same to the Victualling Commissioners to receive the above 11,596 bushels of salt and give receipts &c. for same as above; the salt to be charged in the Victualling account at the rate of 9s. a bushel. Ibid., p. 184.
June 16. Money warrant for 25l. to Francis Windham, one of the verderers of Dean Forest: without account: to be distributed amongst the underkeepers of said forest in such proportions as he shall think fit as a reward for their service in arresting John Imm, John Legus, John Thomas and John Tompkins for carrying of guns and killing of deer in said forest. Money Book XX, p. 301. Order Book VII, p. 435.
William Lowndes to the Commissioners of Victualling to satisfy the 2,336l. charged for taxes upon the salaries of yourselves and officers and clerks under you for the years 1708 and 1709 as follows: in accordance with your memorial of April 20 last: viz.
anno 1708. £
seven Commissioners 560
officers and clerks at London 314
ditto at the several outports 285
anno 1709.
seven Commissioners 560
officers and clerks at London 332
ditto at the several outports 285
£2,336
Disposition Book XX, p. 181.
Same to Robert Walpole as Secretary at War to prepare a royal warrant to appoint John Hopson, son of Sir Charles Hopson, lately deceased, to succeed his said father in the office of Surveyor of Repairs in St. James's Park and the Tilt Yard, but not to have the salary of 2s. 6d. a day hitherto inserted in the Establishment of the Guards and Garrisons: "since the said Surveyor [? the Surveyor General of Works] does all the work and is paid for it." Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 197.
June 16. Same to the Attorney and Solicitor General to report on the enclosed petition of Mr. Martin et al. concerning the recovery of part of the Additional Duties on tobacco and other goods granted to her Majesty in Ireland in 1697 [by the Irish Act 9 Wm. III., c. 29]. The Lord Treasurer desires you to consider whether the judgment given by the Barons of the Exchequer in Ireland in that case (which very much depends on the manner of passing Acts in Ireland) was well founded in point of law. Ibid.
Order by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing: (a) Order of the Queen in Council dated Kensington 15 June inst. to permit the ship Gillyflower (lately arrived in Newcastle from Gothenburg) to discharge her lading of iron and deals, her crew being in perfect health and she having not been near any infected place: all on the petition of Henry Norris and others concerned in the said ship. Out Letters (Customs) XV, p. 302.
The like on the like Order in Council for the ship Constantia, a Swedish bottom, Peter Lemne master, to discharge her lading of iron and wood from Riga for the Navy, she having laded at Riga in November last and wintered at Maelerland and arrived at Gothenburg about the latter end of March, which place she left on April 27 and came to Portsmouth May 20 last and all her crew in perfect health. Ibid., pp. 302–3.
The like on the like Order in Council for the ship St. Peter of Gottenburg, Oluff Anderson master, she having laded masts, iron, deals, pitch and tar at Gottenburg in Oct. 1709 and sailed thence April 27 last directly for England and arrived at Standgate Creek May 16 where she has been under quarantine at Sheerness ever since and all her crew in perfect health. Ibid., p. 303.
Subscription by Treasurer Godolphin for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant dated Feb. 24 last to the Master of the Great Wardrobe for the provision of a Rich Purse for the Lord Privy Seal: to an estimate of 20l. Warrants not Relating to Money XXI, p. 29.
The like for a like of Oct. 21 [last] to same for a mourning livery to the [Queen's] rat killer: to an estimate of 8l. 17s. 6d. Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to Charles, Duke of Richmond, of a piece or parcel of ground on the south side of the Privy Garden in Whitehall on part of which are some ancient buildings or offices "and the remainder consists of a yard or area before the said buildings, of a garden walled in and some passages and waste grounds" all abutting south on a wood yard in the tenure of one Taylor and west in its several angles upon the house and ground now in the possession of the late Scotch Secretary and north on the Privy Garden and east on the house and ground possessed by Sir Philip Meadows and others. In the margin. a later Treasury confirmation dated 1710–11 Feb. 28 hereof.
Prefixing: Surveyor General's constat and memorandum of the premises: see supra, p. 292.
Followed by: undated entry of the Treasury signature of the docquet of this demise. Warrants not Relating to Money XXI, pp. 118–21, 193–95, 199.
June 16. Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Robert Longdon, Receiver General of Land Tax anno 1710 for Worcestershire, proposing his sureties, detailed, as same for House Duties for said county. Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) II, p. 6.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners in Scotland, to send to the Lord Treasurer an account of the exports and imports to and from North Britain since the Union: and to do the like in future half yearly: the Commissioners for Trade having desired such an account to enable them to lay before her Majesty a state of the trade of this kingdom with Sweden. Out Letters (North Britain) II, p. 185.
Treasury reference to the Barons of the Exchequer in Scotland, of the petition of Alexander Ross, under-clerk to the Court of Justiciary in Scotland, shewing that the Queen granted his predecessor 40l. per an. for said office, and to continue to his successors and that same has been constantly paid till the commencement of the Union, but since that time he has received no more than 10l.: therefore prays payment of the remainder and that he may be inserted in the Civil List [of Scotland] to be paid among the rest of the officers for the time to come. Ibid.
June 17. William Lowndes to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad, to assign and apply the sum of 61,321l. 0s. 6frac12;d. to the services as follows out of the 197,838l. 5s. 8d. issued to you April 19 last in tallies and orders on the Continued Impositions anno 1710: interest on the said assignment is to commence from to-day's date and the usual warrants for interest accordingly will be given on your assignments: viz.
in part of 567,845l. 14s. 4d. for Subsidies to the Allies [anno 1710].
£ s. d.
for her Majesty's share of six months to 4/15 July 1710 on the old Subsidy to the King of Prussia for the 8,000 men in Italy 25,862 1
for her Majesty's share of six months to June 24 inst. on the old Subsidy to the Landgrave of Hesse 3,078 16 4
for her Majesty's share of six months to May 30 last on the Additional Subsidy to the Landgrave of Hesse for two Regiments of Horse of his Troops which were in Italy 8,210 3
for her Majesty's share of six months to June 24 inst. on the Subsidy to the Elector of Treves 3,078 16 4
for her Majesty's share of six months to June 24 inst. on the Subsidy to the Elector Palatine 2,463 1 1
for her Majesty's share of three months to June 15 on the Subsidy to the King of Denmark 9,375 0 0
for her Majesty's share for three months to June 23 inst. of the agio, bread and forage to the 12,000 Prussians serving in the Netherlands 9,253 1 10½
£61,321 0
Disposition Book XX, pp. 181–2.
June 17. Letter of direction for 82,763l. 13s. 0¾d. to James Brydges: out of Contributions for Annuities anno 1710; the Auditor of the Receipt "taking care at the same time to apply so much of the said Contribution money to answer the allowance to the contributors for prompt payment as shall from time to time be sufficient for that purpose": the said issue is to be for services as follows:
£ s. d.
in part of 919,092l. 3s. 6d. for the 40,000 men anno 1710.
for subsistence for one month from Aug. 24 next to Sept. 23 next to her Majesty's Subject Troops and full pay to the Foreign Troops composing this body: and is (together with 30,000l. directed June 7 inst.) to complete 60,909l. 12s. 2 ½d. 30,909 12
for same month's pay to the General Officers of the British Troops 3,194 11 0
for same month's contingencies of the said [British] Forces 882 11 10½
for same month's forage money and waggon money to the said British Forces 1,913 1 8
in part of 177,511l. 3s. 6d. for the 10,000
Additional Forces anno 1710.
for the same month's subsistence to the Subject Troops of this body 3,939 1 4
for same month's pay of the Foreign Troops of this body 7,305 2 4
in part of 34,251l. 13s. 4d. for the 3,000 Palatines anno 1710.
for two thirds (being her Majesty's share) of the same month's pay of these Troops in the service of her Majesty and her Allies 2,961 17
in part of 43,251l. 12s. 6d. for the 4,639 Saxons anno 1710.
for her Majesty's share of same month's pay to this body 3,730 1
in part of 9,269l. 16s. 6d. for Bothmar's Regiment of Dragoons anno 1710.
for her Majesty's share of same month's pay of this Regiment 802 1 9
in part of 220,000l. for the Troops of Augmentation anno 1710.
for her Majesty's share of same month's pay to the new Prussian Corps 5,825 2 10¼
for her Majesty's share of same month's pay to the Saxon Troops of Augmentation 2,859 7
for her Majesty's share of same month's pay of a Regiment of the Elector of Treves 817 9 6
for her Majesty's share of 42 days' pay upon account to two additional Regiments of Saxon Troops lately taken into the service of her Majesty and the States General: to enable them to march from Saxony to join the Confederate Army in the Netherlands 2,240 0 0
in part of 1,126,035l. 16s. 2d. for the [British] Forces in Spain and Portugal anno 1710.
in part of 10,000l. towards answering several services on this order as mentioned in Mr. Brydges' memorial of the 6th inst. 6,222 11
for two month's subsistence July 24 next to Sept. 23 next to the Foot Regiments of Hamilton, Sutton, Wynne, Strathnaver and Grant borne upon this Establishment and serving in Flanders 9,160 10 8
£82,763 13 0 ¾
Disposition Book XX, pp. 182–3.
June 17 Letter of direction for 530l. to Charles Dartiquenave, Paymaster of the Works: out of Civil List moneys: and is to be paid to Henry Wise for works about the new road along the Great Avenue from Windsor to Snowden Hill and [about] enclosing 10 plantations and making ditches and drains in Windsor Great Park. (William Lowndes dated June 21 to said Dartiquenave to so pay same to Wise.) Ibid., pp. 184, 189.
Same for 3,777l. 8s. 4 ½d. to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad: out of loans in the Exchequer on the Duties on Candles: and is for services as follows:
£ s. d.
in part of 1,126,035l. 16s. 2d. for the Forces in Spain and Portugal anno 1710.
to complete 10,000l. towards answering several services in Mr. Brydges' memorial of the 6th inst. 3,777 8
Ibid.
William Lowndes to the Treasurer of the Navy to apply to the Course of the Navy and the Victualling the 294,300l. 11s. 5d. of tallies and orders on Malt anno 1710 which were put into your hands Feb. 2 last viz. 158,727l. to the Course of the Navy and 135,573l. 11s. 5d. to the Course of the Victualling; the Lord Treasurer being informed that the creditors of the Navy are desirous that the same shall be [so] applied to the Course. Interest thereon is to commence from the day on which the interest on the [Navy and Victualling] bills, which are payable out of the same, is to cease.
The Lord Treasurer also directs you to raise the further sum of 10,000l. on the tallies and orders on the Land Tax anno 1710 which were issued to the Navy Dec. 10 last; making the interest thereon to commence from the days the money shall be advanced to you nd to apply same as follows: viz.
£ s. d.
for bills of exchange under the head of Wear and Tear 6,000 0 0
for bills of exchange for the Victualling under the same head, "because the quota of 19s. a man a month for the Victualling is completed" 3,772 10 0
for wages: to wit for the Marquess of Carmarthen's flag pay 227 10 0
£10,000 0 0
Ibid., p. 185.
June 17. Same to Mr. Chetwynd. The Lord Treasurer conceives that he has made ample provision for the Forces in Spain out of the public fonds of this year, namely by the money which he has caused to be remitted from Lisbon to Barcelona by means of bills of exchange and likewise by the bills of exchange drawn on Mr. Brydges from Barcelona (paid and to be paid) and likewise by the bills drawn by you for corn and by the 20,000l. a month which you have procured on a contract. His Lordship desires you to take care that your bills for the time to come do not in any case exceed the said 20,000l. a month which is to be paid according to the said contract for the service of Spain. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 198.
June18. Letter of direction for 400l. to Charles Dartiquenave, Paymaster of the Works: out of Civil List moneys: 160l. thereof to be paid to the Auditor of Imprests in part of their fees for passing the said Paymaster's accounts, and the remaining 240l. for the said Paymaster's salary. Disposition Book XX, p. 186.
June 19. William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners in Scotland to present Robert Fenwick to some place in the Customs, Scotland. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 197.
June 20. For the Establishment for the Marquis de Montandre's Regiment see supra, p. 289. Queen's Warrant Book XXIV, p. 289.
Letter of direction for 23l. 5s. 6d. to Charles Dartiquenave, the Paymaster of the Works: out of Civil List moneys: and is to be paid over to John Haisenbutle, joiner, for making several presses and other work by him performed in the Cottonian Library. (William Lowndes to Dartiquenave to so pay same: followed by detailed bill of said work as certified by Sir Christopher Wren.) Disposition Book XX, pp. 186, 187.
Same for 3,403l. 8s. 0d. to John How, Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons: out of Contributions for Annuities anno 1710: and is to be applied as follows:
£ s. d.
for Guards and Garrisons anno 1710.
to complete three months' subsistence in advance to Aug. 24 next for the Regiments of Farrington and Livesay to enable them to provide themselves with all necessaries for their voyage; as by Mr. Walpole's letter of May 30 last, they being ordered to be in readiness for foreign service 1,915 7 6
for the 5,000 men for sea service anno 1710.
to complete the like subsistence for Lord Mark Kerr's Regiment and seven Companies of Lieut. Gen. Seymour's Regiment to enable them to provide themselves with all necessaries &c., ut supra 1,488 0 6
£3,403 8 0
Disposition Book XX, pp. 186–7.
June 20. William Lowndes to the Transports Commissioners to report on the enclosed papers [missing] from the Commissioners for settling the poor Palatines, relating to a demurrage demand of 7,556l. from the proprietors of several ships that carried the number of Palatines to New York. Are they entitled to demurrage by their charter party? Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 198.
Same to the Lord Advocate of Scotland. Notwithstanding the great charge of managing the Customs in Scotland (which has been taken notice of by the Commissioners of the Equivalent and others) yet it is feared that the number of officers is insufficent to guard the revenue by reason of the many ports and places allowed for landing and lading goods. Please consider whether by the Act of Union [6 Anne, c. 11] and the Act for Settling the Exchequer Court in Scotland [6 Anne, c. 53] the Queen has power to reduce the number of ports and places for landing or lading goods (A similar letter to the Attorney General and Solicitor General of England to report their opinion whether under the said Acts it be in the Queen's power to take away or restrain the privileges of landing or lading of merchandises in any the ports of Scotland.) Out Letters (North Britain) II, p. 186. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 198.
Same to the Excise Commissioners [Scotland]. The Lord Treasurer has had several recommendations in behalf of Mr. Powry to be Surveyor of the Candle Duty. If you have occasion to make new officers for that Duty please employ him. Out Letters (North Britain) II, p. 186.
Same to the Customs Commissioners [Scotland]. It has been represented to the Lord Treasurer that it would be an advantage to have an assistant Solicitor of the Customs [Scotland]. Please report your opinion thereon. Ibid.