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Warrant Book: October 1710, 1-13

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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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October 1710

Oct. 1. Money warrant for 250l. to Thomas Walker for 1¼ years to 1709 Sept. 29 on his salary as housekeeper at Newmarket. Money Book XX, p. 402. Disposition Book XXI, p. 7.
Oct. 1, 11. Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ Lyon Fancourt as a tidesman, Bristol port, loco Ja. Gardner deceased.
Robert Roberts as waiter and searcher at Moston and Flint in Chester port loco Featherston Nicholson removed.
William Mayne as a tidesman at Newcastle loco William Jaques.
Thomas Monck (an extraordinary watchman [London port]) as an established watchman ibid. loco Robert Smethurst deceased.
Nathaniell Smith (Comptroller of Poole port) as collector of Liverpool port loco Edmond Smith lately deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XV, pp. 325, 329, 330.
Oct. 2. William Lowndes to same to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of the masters of the ships Charity and Three Martins praying discharge from quarantine. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 236.
Oct. 3. Treasury allowance of the Stamp Office salary bill, detailed, for 1709 Sept. 29 quarter: total 1,330l. Money Book XX, p. 395.
William Lowndes to Mr. Brydges [Paymaster of the Forces Abroad] to report on the enclosed letter [missing] from the Count de Cunda [Brochado José da Cunha], Ambassador from the King of Portugal. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 236.
Treasury order to the Customs Commissioners to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing: (a) Order of the Queen in Council dated Kensington Sept. 26 for release from quarantine of the ship William and John with iron and deals from Gottenburg, on the petition of David Watson, freighter of said ship. Out Letters (Customs) XV, p. 326.
The like on a like Order in Council of Sept. 21 last for the ship Charity, Robert Thompson master, with tar from Gottenburg, on the memorial of Baron Spanheim and the Baron de Conberg [see p. 440 supra]. Ibid.
Oct. 3. Treasury reference to the Queen's Remembrancer of the petition of Russell Robartes proposing his securities, detailed, in 7,000l. on his appointment as one of the Four Tellers of the Receipt. Reference Book VIII, p. 427.
Same to the Victualling Commissioners of the petition of Mr. Stratford proposing to furnish 500 tons of beef and 250 [tons] of pork at 30l. per ton, payable on the Course of the Victualling, to be cut according to the method of the Navy, to be shipped from Ireland for Lisbon, Gibraltar or Port Mahon; her Majesty to be free from all charge or hazard; bills to be made out for half on shipment; the other half to be made out on producing her Majesty's agent's receipts. Ibid.
Oct. 4. Royal letters patent appointing John Manley to be Surveyor General of Crown Lands with the fee of 200l. per an. from date hereof loco Samuel Travers thereto appointed 1702 June 9 whose patent thereof is hereby determined. Queen's Warrant Book XXV, pp. 136–7.
Letter of direction for 20,000l. to Robert Corker, Receiver and Paymaster for buying of tin in Cornwall and Devon: out of the 20,000l. which Mr. Lambert and Company have agreed to lend on credit of her Majesty's tin. This is over and above the weekly sum of 2,400l. already directed for the said Corker. Disposition Book XX, p. 229.
Same for 20,000l. to the Duchess of Marlborough for the Privy Purse by 500l. a week out of Civil List money, "computing the first seven weeks thereon to be due and payable on Wednesday the 4th inst. amounting to 3,500l." [This letter of direction would appear to cover the money order of July 26, supra, p. 371. See infra, p. 492, under date Nov. 1.] Ibid.
J. Taylour (in the absence of William Lowndes) to the Bank of England. The Treasury Lords desire you to advance to Robert Walpole, Treasurer of the Navy, the 25,000l. remainder of the 100,000l. you lately agreed to lend. He will deposit as security 28,750l. in tallies and orders on the General Mortgage anno 1710 which are to be redeemed as by the minute of Sept. 28 last, supra, p. 84. Ibid., p. 230.
Same to said Walpole to make the deposit as above and to reserve the said 25,000l. in your hands for such uses of the Navy as my Lords shall appoint. Ibid.
Same to the Board of Ordnance to compute the value of the 4,000 barrels of powder "if bought with ready money" which [money value] it is the Queen's pleasure be paid to the nominees of the King of Portugal: [said powder to be deducted] out of the quantity which by the Treaty the Queen is to furnish to said King. Out of what tallies and orders in the hands of the Treasurer of the Ordnance may same [the said value] most conveniently be satisfied? Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 236.
Oct. 4. J. Taylour (in the absence of William Lowndes) to the Agents for Taxes to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of James Brydges relating to the payment of money to the clerks attending the Commissioners for putting the Recruiting Act [8 Anne, c. 13] in execution. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 237.
Same to the Stamps Commissioners to report the best method to avoid the inconveniences that may happen by the counterfeit stamped paper and parchment which has been distributed by Mr. Dyot and his agents. Ibid.
Same to the Directors of the Bank of England to report on the enclosed extract [missing] of a letter from Mr. Morrice [to James Brydges] dated Lisbon Oct. 3 inst, new style, praying directions as to the 100,000l. intended to be sent from thence and what freight he is to allow to the captains [as below]. What directions are proper to be sent to him relating thereto? Ibid.
Same to Mr. Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad, concerning the above letter. Please report whether it has been usual to make any allowances to the Captains or Commanders of her Majesty's ships of war for carrying her Majesty's money from one place to another. Also please signify to Mr. Morrice that proper direction will be sent to him by the next post in relation to shipping the said money. Ibid.
Treasury reference to Geo. Granville, Secretary at War, of the petition of Capt. Parry, Capt. Harpur and Capt. St. Loo shewing that they are ordered to their respective Troops now in Portugal, therefore praying to be paid what is due to them as Captains en second to enable them to repair to their commands and that two months' subsistence may be likewise advanced. Reference Book VIII, p. 424.
Same to the Queen's Remembrancer of the petition of Robert Corker proposing his securities, detailed, in 18,000l. for his place as Receiver of the moneys for buying tin in Cornwall and Devon. Ibid., p. 427.
Treasury subscription for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant dated Sept. 25 last to the Master of the Jewel House for 1,000 ounces of white plate for the Duke of Buckingham as Lord Steward of the Household: to an estimate of 400l.
The like for same of a same dated Sept. 30 last to same for four silver trumpets for the Earl of Arran's Troop of Guards: to an estimate of 80l.
The like for same of a same of same date to the Master of the Great Wardrobe for furniture [not detailed] for the House of Peers: to an estimate of 327l.
The like for same of a same dated Sept. 12 last to same for mending and cleaning tapestry hangings at St. James's: to an estimate of 245l. Warrants not Relating to Money XXI, p. 30.
Oct. 6. Treasury confirmation of the dormant warrant of 1702 Oct. 19 for payment of the several fees and allowances of Sir William Sympson, as Cursitor Baron of the Exchequer, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XVII, p. 366. Money Book XVI, p. 156.
Oct. 6. Money warrant for 22,771l. 14s. 7¾d. to the Bank of England for three months to Sept. 29 last on their 3 per cent. allowance for circulating Exchequer Bills: to be satisfied out of the like Exchequer Bills to be made forth by the Auditor of the Receipt and dated Sept. 29 last [to the said amount].
Prefixing: certificate by the Auditor of the Receipt of the circulation of the said Bills and of the 3 per cent. allowance due thereon:
Allowance.
£ s. d.
on 3,012,612l. 10s. 0d. in said Bills, interest 24 June 1710 to Sept. 29 thereon 22,594 11 10½
on 22,400l. in said Bills issued for circulation July 18 last, 73 days' interest thereon 134 8 0
on 5,000l. in said Bills issued July 21 last for discharge of interest, 70 days' interest thereon 28 15 4
on 5,000l. in said Bills issued Aug. 29 for discharge of interest, 31 days' interest thereon 12 14
on 5,000l. in said Bills issued Sept. 26 for discharge of interest, three days' interest thereon 1 4
£22,771 14
The total of Exchequer Bills issued to 29 Sept. 1710 is 3,050,012l. 10s. 0d. (Money order dated Oct. 11 hereon.) Ibid. XX, p. 396. Order Book VII, p. 477.
Same for 300l. to the executors of Charles Gifford for one year to 1695 Xmas on the pension granted to him by Charles II. Money Book XX, p. 401. Disposition Book XXI, p. 7.
Letter of direction for 4,236l. 2s. 1½d. to Spencer Compton: out of Civil List moneys: and is to satisfy 1710 Sept. 29 quarter on the Establishment of salaries and pensions payable to the servants of the late Prince of Denmark. Disposition Book XX, p. 229.
J. Taylour (in the absence of William Lowndes) to the Bank of England. The Treasury Lords are informed that a proposal has been made in the Court of Directors not to discount foreign bills unless by non-specie Exchequer Bills. My Lords look upon this as a matter of very great concern to the public credit one way or other, and that your interest [interests] will be particularly affected thereby and therefore they cannot but recommend it to you to be reconsidered at your next meeting that so it may be thoroughly weighed before you come to a final determination: for if this matter [news] should be sent abroad by this night's post before it be perfectly understood it may be prejudicial to all English credit abroad and perhaps give a wrong impression of the state of the Bank itself, for whose welfare my Lords have a very zealous concern. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 238.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed petitions [missing] of John Reup and William Turner for release of certain ships from quarantine. Ibid.
Oct. 6. J. Taylour (in the absence of William Lowndes) to the Salt Commissioners to report on the enclosed affidavits [missing] relating to salt brought in the packet boats from Lisbon and landed at Falmouth without paying Duty. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 238.
Same to John Vanbrugh. My Lords have represented to the Queen the condition the building is in at Blenheim as stated in your letter to Mr. Travers of the 30th ult. and the great want there is of an immediate supply of money for it that so you may not be obliged to leave off uncovered and exposed to the injury of winter [a building] which is so near a close. Her Majesty was pleased to say that although the condition of her revenue and the arrears due to servants and family are such as will not at present allow of what may be necessary for carrying on that work so fast as she could wish yet she would by no means have what is so far advanced left in a condition to be injured by the approaching winter. You are therefore to report what money is absolutely necessary for covering in so much of the work as you proposed to finish before winter. Ibid., p. 239.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the petition of Henry Norrice, merchant, for release of the ships Expectation and Providence from quarantine. Ibid.
Same to the Bishop of London. As to the bounties you write for in behalf of chaplains and schoolmasters to the West Indies my Lords have received the Queen's commands to pay them. Their being respited proceeded not from any disrespect to your recommendation, but from the low circumstances of her Majesty's treasure. My Lords would be glad (for avoiding frequent applications) to receive at once the names of all the chaplains and schoolmasters intended to be sent by the convoy appointed for the West Indies. Ibid.
Treasury orders to the Customs Commissioners to observe orders of the Queen in Council of the 5th inst. for release from quarantine of the ships:
St. Anna, Jochium Pagelsdorf master.
Elizabeth, Geo. Jolly master.
William and Anne, Hen. Stradforth master.
Providence, William Lewis master.
Rose in June, Thomas Richardson master.
Vine, Robert Harris master.
Freindship, Cha. Barton master.
Thomas and Edward, Edward Harle master.
Anne, Ralph Jackson master.
all the above on the petition of Sir Ambrose Crowley and laden with iron from Stockholm and Gottenburg for her Majesty's service.
David and Emanuell with iron, masts and deal from Gottenburgh, on the petition of said Crowley.
Three Martins, William Blinco master, with pitch, tar, iron, and deals from Stockholm.
her Majesty's ship Loo, lately arrived from the East country: on the petition of Sir William Jumper.
Out Letters (Customs) XV, p. 328.
Oct. 6. Fresh reference to George Granville, Secretary at War, of the petitions as follows [in consequence of said Granville succeeding Robert Walpole as Secretary at War before Walpole had reported thereon], viz.:
Lieut. Col. Delaunay, ut supra, p. 439.
of Col. Gledhill, ut supra, p. 441.
of Nath. Carpenter, ut supra, p. 464.
Treasury warrant to the Queen's Remembrancer to take the securities, detailed, of Russell Robartes for his office of one of the Four Tellers of the Receipt. (Same dated Oct. 11 to the Barons of the Exchequer to swear him in to the said office.) Warrants not Relating to Money XXI, pp. 166, 167.
Oct. 9. William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed petitions [missing] of William Stroud et al. for a reward for seizing several ships laden with wine: with a recommendation from the Customs Commissioners of Scotland, and the Barons of the Exchequer of Scotland: and likewise a petition of Mr. Short for recompense for the same service. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 240.
Oct. 10. Royal warrant dated Windsor Castle to the Treasury Lords to direct Thomas Morrice, Deputy Paymaster of the Forces in Portugal, to take the very first opportunity of any of our ships of war coming home, to put on board the 100,000l. of gold as follows, dividing same amongst said ships if there are several ready to sail, but in case only one of our ships of war shall happen to come away presently he shall put on board her only a moiety of the said 100,000l. and the rest thereof on the next of our ships of war that shall be coming from thence. He is to consign said gold to James Brydges; and you, the Treasury Lords, are to allow rewards to the ships' captains for their care herein: all by reason that said Morrice was some time since directed to reserve in his hands 100,000l. sterling out of the remittances which had been made to him for our Troops in Catalonia to the end that same might be sent hither in gold to answer bills for the like sum taken up in Switzerland by James Stanhope, Lieut. General and Commander in Chief of the Forces in Spain, for the service thereof; and the said bills (which are payable in London) are now due and 50,000l. has been already advanced towards satisfying the same on credit of the said return in gold. Queen's Warrant Book XXIV, p. 357.
Renewal of George Booth's pension warrant, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XIV, p. 408, under date 3 July 1699. Money Book XIV, p. 404.
Money warrant for 1,117l. 16s. 2d. to the Treasury Lords (John, Earl Poulett, Robert Harley, Chancellor of the Exchequer, Henry Pagett, Sir Thomas Mansel Bart. and Robert Benson Esq., for 51 days Aug. 10 last (the date of their Commission) to Sept. 29 last on their salary of 8,000l. per an. (Warrant cancelled and replaced by the warrant of Oct. 11, infra, p. 480. The present warrant incorrectly refers to the later warrant as dated Oct. 24.) Ibid, XX, p. 392.
Treasury warrant to the Receiver General of the Post Office to pay to William, Lord Cowper, his allowance as late Lord Chancellor to Sept. 23 last, being the day on which he surrendered said office. Money Book XX, p. 397.
Oct. 10. Money warrant for 20l. each to the following for the charge of their passage [to the Plantations &c. as Chaplains &c., on the desire of the Bishop of London] as follows:
William Maconchi as a chaplain to Maryland.
Alexander Williamson as a same to same.
_ Pearson as a schoolmaster to same.
Alexander Scott as a chaplain to Virginia.
John Cairon (Carron) as a same to same.
Archibald Cockburn as a same to the Leeward Islands.
Samuell Orr as a same to same.
_ Bruen as a same to same.
Patrick Drew as a same to Jamaica.
Benjamin Dennis as a schoolmaster to South Carolina.
Thomas Haliday as a chaplain to East Jersey in America.
Ibid., p. 397. Order Book VII, p. 476. Disposition Book XX, p. 232.
Same dormant for 106,501l. 13s. 5d. per an. to the Bank of England in recompense and consideration of the sum of 1,775,027l. 17s. 10½d. owing to them for the purposes as mentioned in the Act of 7 Anne, c. 30, for Enlarging the Capital Stock of the Bank of England (in the margin as in lieu of Exchequer Bills issued anno 1710): to be payable as from Sept. 29 last for ever, subject to the proviso of redemption as in the said Act: and to be satisfied from time to time by weekly or other payments out of the receipts from the Duties on Houses under the Act of 5 Anne, which took effect as from 1710 July 31, "taking care that the weekly or other payments so to be made do not exceed the sum of the quarterly payments on the said annuity." Money Book XX, p. 421.
William Lowndes to William Chetwynd. The Treasury Lords have read yours of the 28th Sept. last giving an account of the contract you made at Genoa for 20,000l. sterling to be advanced monthly for the whole year for the service of her Majesty's Forces in Spain, and the great dependence Lieut. Gen. Stanhope has upon what is to be remitted him for the following months in virtue of the said contract, as also that the banquiers complain of the little punctuality there has been of late in the payment of your bills drawn upon Mr. Brydges and of the great prejudice they have already received by it. My Lords command me to acquaint you that at their entrance into their Commission they found the payments extremely in arrear which put their Lordships under difficulty to answer the credit: but they have now found means to comply with 40,000l. of those bills and conceive they shall be able to comply better with the payment of them for the future. They therefore desire you to give the banquiers these assurances to encourage them to go on performing their contract. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 240.
Same to Thomas Morice. By several letters from the Treasury and from Mr. Brydges you were directed to reserve 100,000l. in your hands out of the remittances made to you by Sir Henry Furnace for the use of the Troops in Catalonia, to the end the same might be sent [returned] hither in gold to answer bills for the like sum taken up by Mr. Stanhope in Switzerland for that service. The said bills are payable in London and are already due and 50,000l. has been advanced by the Bank of England towards satisfying same, on credit of the return in gold. My Lords therefore direct you to take the first opportunity of any of her Majesty's ships of war coming home to put on board the said gold. You are to consign same to Mr. Brydges and to promise rewards to the captains of the men of war which bring it. Ibid., p. 241.
Oct. 10. Same to the Stamps Commissioners to restore William Johns to his place of distributor of stamped paper for Devon and Exeter, from which he was dismissed without just cause of complaint. Ibid.
Oct. 10
and 11.
Treasury allowance of the salary bill of the outports for 1710 Sept. 29 quarter: total 9,724l. 13s. 9d.
The like for London port: total 7,286l. 16s. 6d. Out Letters (Customs) XV, pp. 329, 330.
Oct. 10. Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Thomas Callow and Thomas Buck, tidesmen on the 100 list, London port, proposing to discover a collusive trade of clandestinely importing Bordeaux claret and that they are the only evidences the Queen can have in the trial of the cause, but being very poor are unable to attend the same unless allowed subsistence "as is usually granted to evidences in like cases." Reference Book VIII, p. 428.
Treasury warrant to the Queen's Remembrancer to take the securities, detailed, of John Smith as one of the Four Tellers of the Receipt in place of James Vernon Esq. (Same to the Barons of the Exchequer to swear him in to the said office.) Warrants not Relating to Money XXI, pp. 166, 167.
Same to the Auditor &c. of the Receipt to go forthwith to the Office of James Vernon, late one of the four Tellers of the Receipt (in whose place John Smith is substituted) and to deliver over all his cash by its particular denominations and kinds to the other Tellers, charging them and discharging Vernon of so much by throwing down bills and striking of tallies as is usual when the cash is transferred upon the death or removal of a Teller. (A like letter on the following day for transferring the cash of Francis Robarts, succeeded by Russell Robartes). Ibid., p. 167.
Same to the Receiver General of the Duchy of Cornwall to receive from Robert Corker, Receiver and Paymaster for buying tin, 6,400l. in tallies and orders (bearing 6 per cent. interest) on the said tin as in satisfaction of the Coinage Duty arising on the tin bought in Cornwall [and Devon] at Midsummer and Michaelmas last. You are to assign same over from time to time (together with accrued interest thereon) towards satisfying pensions, fees, salaries and other allowances charged on the revenue of said Duchy. Ibid., p. 168.
Treasury allowance of the salary bill of the Excise Office, Scotland, for 1710 Sept. 29 quarter: total 1,145l. 11s. 10¾d.
The like of the incidents bill of the Excise Office, Scotland for 1710 Sept. 29 quarter: total 62l. 5s. 4½d.
The like (dated Oct. 11) of the salary bill of the Customs, Scotland, for same quarter: total 2,662l. 4s. 11d. Out Letters (North Britain) II, p. 213.
Oct. 11. Money warrant for 80l. to William Wekett, 75l. thereof for himself for last Sept. 29 quarter's attendance and requisites for the Treasury Office and 5l. for John Farra for same quarter for extraordinary pains in carrying letters. Money Book XX, p. 398. Order Book VII, p. 480.
Treasury allowance of salary bill and incidents bills, detailed, of the Hackney Coach Office for last Sept. 29 quarter: totals respectively 200l. 10s. 0d. and 96l. 4s. 10d. Money Book XX, p. 399.
Money warrant for 260l. 12s. 3¾d. to Henry Boyle on his patent fee of 100l. per an. as a Principal Secretary of State: to wit 11l. 10s. 1½d. for 42 days from 1707–8 Feb. 13 (the date of his patent as a Secretary of State) to 1708 March 25; and 225l. for 2¼ years from 1708 March 25 to 1710 June 24; and 24l. 2s. 2¼d. for 88 days from June 24 last to Sept. 20 last, the day on which he delivered up the seals of the said Office. Ibid., p. 400. Disposition Book XXI, p. 7.
Same for 1,833l. 10s. 6½d. to same for 1709 Sept. 29 to 1710 Sept. 20 on his salary or allowance of 1,850l. per an. as Secretary of State as above. Money Book XX, p. 400. Order Book VII, p. 480. Disposition Book XXI, p. 7.
Same for 150l. to Thomas Coke for 1710 June 24 quarter on his allowance or salary as Vice Chamberlain of the Household. Money Book XX, p. 401. Order Book VII, p. 481. Disposition Book XXI, p. 8.
Same for 284l. 2s. 0d. to Bernard Hutchins, Receiver General for Co. Somerset, for his extraordinary charges in his receipt 1707–8. Money Book XX, p. 401. Order Book VII, p. 481. Disposition Book XXI, p. 7.
Same for 736l. 12s. 10½d. to John, Lord Somers, for 1710 Lady day to 1710 Sept. 20 on his 1,000l. per an. in lieu of diet and 500l. bounty as Lord President of the Privy Council. Money Book XX, p. 402. Disposition Book XXI, p. 7.
Same for 2,000l. to the Treasury Lords for one quarter to Sept. 29 as Treasury Lords. This warrant replaces that of Oct. 10, supra, p. 477. (Money order dated Oct. 11 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Oct. 12 hereon.) [None of these three entries contain any explanation how the Treasury Lords came to order themselves a full quarter from June 24 last when their Commission only dated from Aug. 10 last, nor is there any statement that they were to account to Treasurer Godolphin for the period 24 June to 10 August.] Money Book XX, p. 402. Order Book VII, p. 477. Disposition Book XX, p. 232.
Oct. 11. Same dormant for 1,000l. per an. to the Earl of Kinnoul on a perpetuity from 1710 Lady day: out of the Four and a Half per cent. Duty. Money Book XX, p. 404.
Treasury confirmation of the dormant warrant of 1703 April 9 for the annuity of 2,000l. to Diana, Countess Dowager of Oxford, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XVIII, p. 223. Ibid., XVI, p. 311.
The like of the dormant warrant of 1702 June 5 for 200l. per an. to Sir Samuell Moreland, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XVII, p. 239. Ibid., p. 57.
The like of the dormant warrant of 1706 Dec. 16 for Thomas Whitgrave's pension of 200l. per an., ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXI, p. 128. Ibid. XVIII, p. 359.
The like of the dormant warrant of 1706 Dec. 16 for the pension of 100l. per an. to John Rogers and his wife, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXI, p. 128. Ibid., p. 361.
Money order for 160,000l. to the English Company trading to the East Indies for one year to 1711 Sept. 29 on their annuity as by three several Acts of Parliament. Order Book VII, p. 473.
William Lowndes to Mr. Walpole, Treasurer of the Navy. The Treasury Lords direct that the 25,000l. (to be received by you from the Bank of England, ut supra, p. 473) be applied to the head of Wages and that out of the same the Royall Sovereigne, the Royall Anne and a Third Rate now lying at Chatham be first paid in order to their being laid up. Disposition Book XX, p. 231.
Letter of direction for 274l. to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad: on his order for the Forces in Spain and Portugal anno 1710: and is intended to be paid over to Capt. Parry, Capt. Harper and Capt. St. Lo, three Officers in second belonging to the new raised Regiments in Portugal, for four months' subsistence to Oct. 24 inst. and for two months in advance from that time to enable them to go to their posts in Portugal: and is to be charged to the accounts of their respective Regiments. Ibid.
Same for 750l. to William, Lord Dartmouth, a Principal Secretary of State: out of Civil List money: for secret service. Ibid., p. 232.
Same for 800l. to Spencer Compton: out of same: upon account [for pensions and bounties]. Ibid.
William Lowndes to the Agents for Taxes to present Mr. Fuller (lately discharged from being a Surveyor of the Window Tax) for the first vacancy of such a Surveyor, he having faithfully performed his trust and being well qualified. You are also to replace Mr. Pemburge who was Surveyor at Bristol in a like station as soon as may be. If you have put into the stations of these officers any persons whom my Lords have not recommended, you are to reinstate Fuller and Pemburge in their places. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 241.
Oct. 11. William Lowndes to the Duke of Marlborough. As soon as I received your letter of the 16th inst., new style, I laid it before my Lords and have in command to return for answer that their Lordships not finding in the Treasury Books any footsteps of the forage contracts in former years are nevertheless very sensible of your care in causing those for the ensuing year to be settled at rates more reasonable than the prices which had been agreed with the States General; and that no objections occur to my Lords why the said contracts should not be entered into at such rates as are mentioned in the memorial, according to which they have computed the number of rations and find they will amount to 1,260,850 and that the whole charge will make 511,700 florins 5½ stivers which at 10 florins 6 stivers to the pound sterling would amount to 49,679l. 13s. 4d. and the advance thereon to 15,771l. 5s. 0d. But my Lords taking notice that the exchange is now rising very considerably cannot but think that the Queen should have the advantage thereof.
My Lords have also enquired into the funds given by Parliament last year and find that the sum voted for the extraordinary charge of bread and forage this year was 50,000l. in the whole and are informed by Mr. Bridges that above 20,000l. thereof hath been already paid to that use by Capt. Cartwright and that more than the remainder has been applied by Mr. Bridges for extraordinaries not provided for by Parliament. So that there remains no money (given in the last Session) applicable to the said advance for the forage of the ensuing year or to pay the 186,600 florins due for that furnished at the seige of Douay and the 200,000 florins due to Messrs. Goris and Pangarts. Nevertheless my Lords have at heart so much the carrying on of the service under your Grace's direction that they will use their utmost endeavours to raise the money which the immediate necessity of this service shall require, being assured that your Grace will give your assistance to make this demand as easy as is possible till these services can be fully provided for in Parliament. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 242.
Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Ordnance. Is the Commission passed for purchasing lands for fortifying Portsmouth &c.? If not, what occasions the delay? Ibid.
Same to John Shute. My Lords give you leave to go into the country for five or six weeks on your private affairs. Ibid., p. 243.
Same to the Attorney General to take care of the prosecution against Mr. Dyot for counterfeiting her Majesty's stamps on parchment and paper, further discoveries being likely concerning the said evil practice. Ibid.
Same to the [Queen's] Remembrancer to make Mr. Corker's fees [payable by him in your Office] on his [giving] security as Receiver of the money for buying tin in Cornwall and Devon the same in proportion to Mr. Ferne's as Customs Cashier. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to permit Simon Francia of London, merchant, to export to a foreign market, without unlading, the fish &c. he bought in the prize ship Fidelle Fanory, taken by her Majesty's ship Mountague and brought into Plymouth.
Prefixing: said Commissioners' report on said Francia's petition. The ship was taken by the Granadier galley of London on the Banks of Newfoundland and ransomed by the French master who in his passage to France was again taken by Capt. Carlton and brought into Plymouth July 3 last. Out Letters (Customs) XV, pp. 330–1.
Oct. 13. William Lowndes to Mr. Popple to lay before the Commissioners for Trade for their report thereon the enclosed report [missing] of Mr. Blathwayte on the petition of Thomas Day Esq. praying a grant of a piece of ground in Bermudas whereon he built a house when [he was] Governor there. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 243.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed two petitions [missing] for discharging from quarantine the ships Fortune, Goodwill and Patience. Ibid.