Warrant Book: March 1711, 1-10

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Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 25, 1711. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1952.

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March 1711

March 1. Money warrant for 20l. to Jonathan Yale Giffard: as royal bounty for his passage to Montserrat whither he is going chaplain. Money Book XXI, p. 32. Order Book VIII, p. 35. Disposition Book XXI, p. 54.
Letter of direction for 1,000l. to Henry St. John, for secret service: out of Civil List moneys. Disposition Book XXI, p. 51.
March 1. William Lowndes to Mr. Chetwynd. I have read to my Lords the report from the Auditors of Imprests on the draft warrant for allowing in Mr. Brydges' account the money disbursed by you in the embarcations of the troops for Catalonia in 1708. My Lords observe that many transactions have passed through your hands since the date of the said report. They therefore desire you to lay a state of the whole before them and they will then direct the Auditors to consider how you may most easily be discharged and how the like receipts, payments and accounts may be adjusted for the future. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 313.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. My Lords find that there are goods to the value of near 9,000l. [paid in kind] for the Four and a Half per cent. Duty and remaining unsold. How soon can same be disposed of and how much [may be] the clear produce thereof ? And how far are the accounts passed of the several Commissioners or Collectors of the said Duties in Barbados and the Leeward Islands and what remained in their respective hands when their last accounts were passed? Ibid.
Same to the Secretary at War to prepare a royal warrant for a bounty to the enclosed list of Officers [missing] wounded in France and recommended to her Majesty by the Duke of Marlborough for some consideration towards the great expense of their cures and for the loss of their limbs, to wit the sums set against their names in the said list. Ibid., p. 314.
Same to the Board of Ordnance to report on the enclosed report [missing] from the Auditors of Imprests on Capt. John Webb's account of moneys by him received and paid for fortifications at Gibraltar. Please re-examine his accounts as it is alleged that he has brought divers vouchers from Gibraltar since you made your last report. Ibid., p. 315.
Same to the Secretary at War to prepare a royal warrant for allowing Lieut.-Gen. John Webb 2,000l. in consideration of the great expense he was at in the cure of his wounds received in the service in Flanders, whereof 1,000l. has been already paid in part. Ibid.
March 2 Same to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad. My Lords understand by your memorial of the 28th ult. that the service of recruiting the Forces in Flanders lies under a necessity of being forthwith supplied and that you can raise 5,000l. at par on Land Tax tallies anno 1711 in your hands, ranking payable after 536,885l. 9s. 9½d. They desire you to accept the said sum for the said tallies and to apply same to such demands of the recruiting as are most pressing and necessary. The said tallies and orders are to be assigned with all interest thereon from the dates thereof. Disposition Book XXI, p. 54.
Letter of direction for 26,000l. to Mrs. Masham, Keeper of the Privy Purse: out of Civil List moneys: 3,000l. thereof this day; being for six weeks at the rate of 500l. a week from the time the last money was issued for the service of the Privy Purse; and the residue by 500l. a week from date hereof. Ibid., p. 63.
March 2. William Lowndes to the Secretary at War. The Duke of Marlborough has proposed it as necessary for her Majesty's service that the two Battalions of Lord Orkney may have each a Lieut.-Col. and a Major. The Treasury Lords desire you to take care to insert the usual allowances for these in preparing the Establishment for the Forces to serve in Flanders in this present year. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 315.
Treasury reference to the Attorney General of the Excise Commissioners' report on the petition of Sir John Lambert, bart., ut supra, p. 136; the said Commissioners setting forth that they apprehend that such an abatement as is prayed may be of ill consequence, will very much lessen the revenue of Excise and will be a very unreasonable instance. Reference Book VIII, p. 439.
Treasury warrant to George Granville, Secretary at War, to prepare a royal warrant for paying 390l. each to the five Battalions of Foot who were upon command at the seige of Aire, the better to enable them to make their recruits for the approaching campaign, they having suffered great losses by the vigorous defence which the enemy made and the badness of the weather which has occasioned great numbers to die since in the hospitals.
Prefixing: report by said Granville and J. Brydges on the memorial from the Captains of the said Regiments, being the second Battalion of Orkney's, Lieut. General Webb's, Col. Kane's formerly Macartney's, Lord Hertford's and Brigadier Godfrey's. As the savings by their non-effectives happened very late they will not enable the Captains to recruit in any convenient time. Warrants not Relating to Money XXI, pp. 197–8.
March 3. Same to Spencer Compton to pay 1,428l. 8s. 8d. to Francis Sorrell, the Secretary attending the Managers and Directors of the present Lottery: by way of advance for their incident expenses: and to be repaid to said Compton out of the overplus moneys arising by the Act for Continuing part of the Duties on coals, culm, &c. Money Book XXI, p. 33.
Same to Henry Bendysh, Esq., to pay (out of the money coming to your hands out of the Chamber of London for the service of the poor Palatines) 320l. to John Crokat to defray the charge of the immediate embarking of 616 of the said Palatines going from hence to Holland: and further to pay (out of the like money) all such bills as shall be drawn on you by James Dayrolle, her Majesty's Resident at the Hague, to reimburse him for such moneys as he shall distribute to the said Palatines upon their arrival in Holland, not exceeding 10s. per head.
Prefixing: memorial by said Bendysh. The said 616 poor Palatines, according to the annexed list [missing], are ready to embark for Holland in order to return to their own country: the charge of sending them is 20s. each, whereof 5s. for their provisions, and 5s. for freight (amounting to 308l. besides the incident charges of barges &c. to carry them on board) must be immediately paid by John Crokat who is employed in sending them away. This whole charge is to be defrayed out of the remainder of the money come into the Chamber of London on the royal briefs for their relief and the late Commissioners for the Palatines have ordered me [Bendysh] to receive and pay said money. Money Book XXI, p. 33.
March 3
[? 5].
Money warrant for 89l. 3s. 4d. to the officers, detailed, of Hampton Court for one year to 1710 Lady day on their several fees (viz. fees to Edward Progers as Keeper of the Middle Park, and Mole Taker, and Keeper of the Hare Warren (of all which Charles, Lord Halifax, has the reversion); to the Officers of the Court of Common Pleas in lieu of paper formerly by them received of the Abbot and Convent of Westminster; to Thomas Herbert as Clockmaker in Ordinary to her Majesty; and to Richard Marshall and Thomas Haswell as Underkeepers of the House Park), these last two being payable by the Duke of Somerset as Custodian of said Park. Ibid., p. 34. Order Book VIII, p. 40. Disposition Book XXI, p. 56.
March 3. Treasury warrant dormant to the Clerk [of the Pipe] and Comptroller of the Pipe to pay 250l. per an. annuity or yearly salary to Nathaniell Booth of Grays Inn as Surveyor of all fines, issues, amerciaments, recognizances, &c. (commonly called Greenwax money), which office was granted to him by patent of 1702 June 15 with said salary. It is hereby to be paid out of the debts of any sheriffs, receivers or collectors accounting for the said revenue of Greenwax. Money Book XXI, p. 36.
Letter of direction for 1,428l. 8s. 8d. to Spencer Compton: out of Civil List moneys: to be paid over as by the Treasury Lords' warrant in that behalf. Disposition Book XXI, p. 54.
Same for 1,200l. to William Lowndes: for secret service: out of same. Ibid., p. 56.
William Lowndes to Mr. Brydges to certify my Lords whether the thirteenth Company in each of the Regiments of Hamilton and Sutton, which have been on the Establishment, were ever paid. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 316.
Same to Mr. Dayrolle [at the Hague] enclosing the list [missing] from Mr. Bendysh of 616 poor Palatines coming from hence to Holland with the first fair wind on board the Hazard and the Phœnix transports, in order to settle in their own country again. Please have the list called and checked on their arrival in Holland and pay them 10s. per head and draw bills for such disbursements on the said Bendysh in Serjeants Inn, Fleet Street. "My Lords have ordered that they shall be accepted and duly paid out of money now in his [Bendysh's] hands for that purpose." Ibid.
Same to the Attorney General enclosing the reports [missing] of the late Surveyor General of Crown Lands and the late Attorney General and Solicitor General on the petition of Richard Topham for the payment of the tithes of More Park. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to observe an Order of Council of the 1st inst. to release from quarantine the ship Unity of Margate ("Margaret"): on the petition of Robert Lister. Out Letters (Customs) XV, p. 340.
March 3. Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of George and Joseph Newell, goldsmiths, praying that bail may be accepted for their appearance. In the margin: a note of a later reference dated 1711 Dec. 19, "nothing being done on this [March 3] application." Reference Book VIII, p. 449.
Same to same of the petition of William Courtney shewing that by direction of the Captains defrauded by Col. John Rice he prosecuted the said Rice at his own charge for 2½ years and spent near 300l. upon it, "he [? Rice] having by his account made her Majesty debtor to him [for] 14,000l. besides 11,427l. he hath already defrauded her [Majesty] of": therefore petitioner prays excuse from attending it any longer and that one of the Solicitors to the Treasury may manage his [? Rice's] account now before the Auditor. Ibid.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Charles Hyett shewing that by several mesne assignments he is entitled to part of the premises belonging to the Office of Constable of Gloucester Castle and has spent considerable sums in improvements: therefore praying to add two lives to the term in being. Ibid.
Treasury subscription for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant dated Feb. 28 last [to the Master of the Great Wardrobe] for a cloth of state of crimson damask with gold and silver fringe, chair, two stools, two cushions, a foot stool and foot carpet, and chapel furniture, detailed, for the Duke of Argyll as Ambassador and Plenipotentiary to the King of Spain: to an estimate of 365l.
the like for a same dated same [to the Master of the Jewel House] for 5,893 ounces of gilt plate to said Duke of Argyll: to an estimate of 2,500l. Warrants not Relating to Money XXI, p. 31.
The like for a same, undated, to the Master of the Jewel House for the delivery to the Duke of Somerset [as Master of the Horse] of a gold cup [to be given by the Queen] for the next [race] meeting at Newmarket: to an estimate of 107l. 10s. 0d. Ibid., p. 325.
March 5. Royal sign manual for 1,000l. to Sir William Fazakerley, Knight, Chamberlain of the City of London, as royal charity and benevolence for the relief and support of the poor of the parishes in and about the city of London: to be disposed and distributed by him pursuant to directions to be received from Henry, Bishop of London, and Sir Gilbert Heathcot, Lord Mayor of London. (Money warrant dated March 6 hereon.) (Money order dated March 12 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated April 12 hereon.) Queen's Warrant Book XXIV, p. 421. Order Book VIII, p. 41. Disposition Book XXI, p. 84.
Same for 1,000l. to Philibert De Hervart, Esq., as royal bounty: without account. (Money warrant dated March 6 hereon.) (Money order dated March 8 hereon.) Queen's Warrant Book XXIV, p. 421. Order Book VIII, p. 37. Disposition Book XXI, p. 51.
Royal warrant dated St. James's to John How, Paymaster General of Guards, Garrisons and Land Forces, to pay 952l. 17s. 10d. to the Bank of England for interest of sundry sums by them advanced for carrying on the public services in the Office of the said How. Queen's Warrant Book XXIV, p. 435.
March 5. Royal warrant to John How, Paymaster General of Guards, Garrisons and Land Forces, to pay 2,929l. 13s. 1d. to Thomas Carbonnell for so much due to him for the charge of discount and other charges in negotiating and converting into money sundry sums in Exchequer Bills between 1709 Nov. 16 and 1709–10 Jan. 26, in order to enable the said How to redeem tallies and orders deposited [as security for loans] and to comply with the terms on which the Bank of England advanced considerable sums to the said How for carrying on the public service in his Office. Queen's Warrant Book XXIV, p. 435B.
Royal sign manual for 80l. to Thomas, Duke of Leeds: without account: out of Civil List moneys. (Money warrant dated March 9 hereon.) (Money order dated March 12 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated March 19 hereon.) Ibid., p. 435B. Money Book XXI, p. 37. Order Book VIII, p. 41. Disposition Book XXI, p. 68.
Royal warrant dated St. James's to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad, to pay 3,194l. 11s. 11d. to Thomas Carbonell of the city of London, broker, who was appointed (with the approbation of the Treasury Lords) to discount Exchequer Bills for money to enable the said Brydges to repay to the Bank of England the sum of 130,000l. advanced by the said Bank to the said Brydges between 30 Sept. and 26 Oct. 1710 in Exchequer Bills.
Appending: statement of account between the said Carbonnel and said Brydges, viz. up to Nov. 20 1710 and between Nov. 20 1710 and 1710–11 Feb. 10. Queen's Warrant Book XXIV, pp. 554–5.
Letter of direction for 31,360l. 7s. 6d. to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad: out of loans to be made by himself on Land Tax 1711: and to be as imprest for the service of the Forces Abroad. Disposition Book XXI, p. 62.
William Lowndes to said Brydges to apply as follows the above sum of 31,360l. 7s. 6d. and the further sum of 10,000l. out of the earliest of the Land Tax tallies and orders remaining in your hands of those which have been before issued to you for the service of the Forces: to wit, to assign and apply to Sir Soloman de Medina the sum of 41,360l. 7s. 6d. for the advance on his contract for bread and bread waggons for the service of her Majesty's Forces in Flanders. The benefit of the interest on the said tallies and orders, from the dates thereof, [is] to be [hereby] to the use of the said Medina. Ibid.
Treasury warrants to the Customs Commissioners to observe Order in Council of the 1st inst. to discharge the following ships from quarantine: viz.
Robert and William, Hen. Allin, master.
William, William Whiteman, master.
Ouners Goodwill, Edward Goddard, master.
Faulcon, Ol. Todd, master.
Phil. [and] Mary, Ja. Harrison, master.
William and Ann, Tim Robarts, master.
Coronation, St. Debnam, master.
all the above from Stockholm and at the petition of Richard Hardwick et al. [for the last four ships see infra, p. 213, under date March 20].
Providence from Queenborough.
William and Mary from ditto.
Mary from Dantzic.
Providence from ditto.
Nathaniel and John from Konigsberg.
Eleanor from ditto.
Blessing from ditto: all on the petition of Josias Wordsworth et al.
Out Letters (Customs) XV, p. 340.
March 5, 7. Same to same to employ Zacharias Walter as a tidesman at Bristol loco Bevill Doidge, deceased.
William Chamberlain, Collector of Poole port, as Collector of Exeter loco Richard Score, deceased. Ibid., p. 341.
March 5. Royal warrant dated St. James [to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland] to place on the Civil List of Ireland an annuity or yearly pension of 1,000l. to Henry, Earl of Grantham, in consideration of the great merit and services of his father, the late Lord Auverquere, in the reduction of Ireland and of his own steady and unshaken loyalty. Out Letters (Ireland) IX, p. 219.
The Treasury Lords to same to report on the petition of Charles [Crow], lord bishop of Cloyne, praying to be relieved with respect to the purchase money he has paid for the lands of Donomore, Co. Cork, which he bought under the Act of Resumption. Ibid., p. 220.
March 6. Treasury reference to Sir Edward Northey, Attorney General, of the Customs Commissioners' report on the petition, ut supra, p. 188, from Sir William Hodges and Leonard Henchman concerning the seizure of the Spanish ship Nostra Seigniora del Soccoro. Reference Book VIII, p. 448.
Same to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad, of the petition of Brigadier Hunt Withers shewing that the Marquis of Montandre received 376l. 18s. 0d. for the pay of Col. of Foot and Col. of Dragoons [of his Montandre's Regiment] from 23 Feb. 1708–9 to 23 Dec. 1709: that the said Regiment was given to petitioner "and [? by] her Majesty's pleasure signified [? petitioner] has received the subsistence of Colonel for the same time" so that there is a debt on the Regiment of 376l. 18s. 0d. so received by said Marquis: therefore praying that said sum may be stopped from the Marquis' Regiment of Foot. Ibid., p. 450.
March 7. William Lowndes to the said James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad. By your memorial of the 1st inst. you pray that 114,961l. 2s. 10½d. may be applied out of the tallies and orders in your hands on the Duties on Candles anno 1710 to the offreckonings of the Forces under your pay, so as the clothiers may thereby be enabled to finish and deliver the clothing now in hand. My Lords are pleased to agree that same be so assigned to the clothiers for the said offreckonings and that interest shall be made to commence thereon from March 1st inst. But in regard the distributing of the said tallies and orders to and amongst the said clothiers (in case it was now to be done) must of necessity prejudice the public credit by their selling and disposing of the same at a discount, my Lords direct that the tallies and orders so assigned shall remain in your hands for the use of the said clothiers until they may be disposed at par or that assurances shall be given to your satisfaction that they shall not be so sold at a discount. Note: that these tallies are to be the very last of the Register in your hands on the said Act. Disposition Book XXI, p. 62.
March 7. Letter of direction for 100l. to Visct. Fitz Hardinge, Treasurer of the Chamber: out of Civil List moneys: and is intended to be paid to Elizabeth Stockwell, administratrix to Bernard Smith, organ builder to her Majesty, for mending and repairing the organ in the Abbey at the Bath, when her Majesty was there in 1702 and also for the use of an organ at Windsor and St. James's the same year. Followed by: a note. "The 16th of May a letter was written to the Treasurer of the Chamber to pay over the above 100l. to the administratrix of Bernard Smith." Ibid., p. 63.
William Lowndes to the Auditors of Imprests enclosing a book exhibited to the Treasury Lords by the Transports Commissioners containing an account of the moneys received and paid for that service in 1709. Please prepare a state of the said account and present same to my Lords. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 317.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to deliver up Sir Francis Blake's bonds as security for James Howard, late Collector of Customs at Berwick, he having paid 200l. to the Receiver General of Customs in discharge of his suretyship in accordance with the warrant of Treasurer Godolphin of 1708 March 31.
Prefixing. said Commissioners' report on the case. Out Letters (Customs) XV, pp. 341–2.
Treasury reference to same of the petition of Jane Bromley, widow of Edward Bromley, shewing that the office of gauger of all gaugable liquors in Bristol port was granted by patent under the Exchequer seal in July 1694 to her said husband, his executors, &c., for 21 years at the rent of 9l. 2s. 0d.; that there are five years [un]expired of the said term: therefore praying that same may be made up to 31 years to her nominee as she is left with several small children to maintain. Reference Book VIII, p. 450.
Treasury letters patent constituting and appointing Thomas Madockes, Joshua Odams, William Stubbs and Conrade de Gols to be Receivers of the Lottery anno 1711 as by the Act of 9 Anne, c. 6, of the present Parliament for revising and continuing certain Duties on commodities and coals and for granting further Duties on Candles, &c. Warrants not Relating to Money XXI, p. 200.
Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of James Caswell proposing his securities, detailed, as Receiver General of the Old and Additional Duties on Houses for Cos. Monmouth, Anglesea, Merioneth and Carnarvon. (Treasury warrant dated 1711 Oct. 3 to the Queen's Remembrancer for taking the said securities.) (Treasury Commission dated Oct. 2.)
The like for John Banks as Receiver General for same for Co. Northampton. (Treasury warrant dated 1711 April 5 to the Queen's Remembrancer as above.) (Report dated March 21 from the Agents for Taxes on said Bank's petition. Followed by: Treasury warrant to the Queen's Remembrancer dated March 23 to take his securities.) (Treasury Commission dated April 5.) Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) II, pp. 46, 53, 67.
March 8. Money warrant for 20l. to Alexander Davidson, clerk: as royal bounty for his passage to Maryland, whither he is going chaplain. Money Book XXI, p. 32. Order Book VIII, p. 35. Disposition Book XXI, p. 54.
Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Samuel Burridge, Receiver General for part of Devon, praying a transfer to his account of the twelfth 4s. Aid anno 1709 of the sum of 101l. 12s. 3¼d. overpaid on his account of the Land Tax 1707. Reference Book VIII, p. 450.
March 9. Treasury warrant to the Receipt to distribute and apply the sum of 8,351l. 13s. 10d. to deficient funds as follows, the said sum representing the income between Feb. 9 last and March 9 inst. from branches of the revenue as follows, viz. 11l. 17s. 6d. from New Customs; 595l. 9s. 9d. from additional Impositions; 120l. 0s. 4d. from Vellum Duties; 5,525l. 12s. 3d. from Continued Impositions; 1,908l. 1s. 5d. from Salt Duties; 30l. 13s. 0d. from Windows; 159l. 19s. 7d. from Marriage, this last item being a surplus from the first General Mortgage [Scheme or Deficiencies Amortization Scheme]: the said distribution and application to be hereby as follows: viz.
Deficiencies as computed by Act of Parliament. How they stood on the Register the 9th March 1710–11 The distribution and application hereby ordered.
£ s. d. £ s. d. £ s. d.
First 3s. Aid 415099 0 0 30435 13 5181 6
Paper for Plate 15400 0 0 1400 0 0 192 4 6
Third Quarterly Poll 212770 17 0 8600 0 0 2655 16 7
Third 3s. Aid 25823 2 9 1271 6 322 6 6
669092 19 9 41707 0 1 8351 13 10
Money Book XXI, pp. 51–2.
Letter of direction for 3,000l. to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad: for the service of said Forces anno 1711: hereof 463l. 0s. 2d. is to be issued out of loans in the Exchequer on Land Tax anno 1711 and 2,536l. 19s. 10d. out of loans on Malt anno 1711. Disposition Book XXI, p. 63.
William Lowndes to the Auditors of Imprests to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of James Brydges relating to the extraordinary payments of the Foreign Forces in the Low Countries. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 317.
Same to William Chetwynd, Envoy at Genoa, concerning the buying of 70,000 quintals of wheat and 100,000 quintals of barley for Catalonia, &c., ut supra, p. 24. Ibid.
March 9. Treasury subscription for the execution of a warrant from the Duchess of Somerset [to herself as Mistress of the Robes] for lace for the Queen's use: to an estimate of 160l. 10s. 0d. Warrants not Relating to Money XXI, p. 31.
Treasury warrant to the Queen's Remembrancer for stay of process against the late Commissioners for Wine Licences and likewise the late Commissioners for the Transport Service.
Prefixing. report by the Auditors of Imprests. The accounts of the late Commissioners for Wine Licences are divided into two contracts, one for 8½ years ended 1691 Lady day, the other for 10 years ended 1701 Lady day: the accounts of the former contract are declared for the first 4½ years and Mr. Goodall has undertaken to prosecute that for the remaining four years thereof so as to be passed by the end of next Easter term. When that is done the accounts of the latter contract will forthwith be perfected and passed, having been long examined and drawn but kept open till the passing of the preceding accounts.
As to the accounts of the late Commissioners for Transports they being for all the time of the late war are very voluminous and intricate and as they refer to many other Offices they have taken up much time and pains in the examining thereof. The part that relates to the reduction of Ireland is ready for declaration, a privy seal having lately passed for allowing the same. A state of the other part will be ready in two months to be laid before the Treasury Lords. Ibid., pp. 198–9.
March 10. Royal letters patent appointing William Forbes to the office of Ranger alias Riding Fostership in New Forest loco John Bromfield, Esq., thereto appointed 1706 Aug. 23, whose patent is hereby revoked. Queen's Warrant Book XXVI, pp. 50–1.
Money warrant for 20l. to Thomas Thomson, clerk, as royal bounty for his passage to Maryland whither he is going chaplain, Money Book XXI, p. 32. Order Book VIII, p. 35. Disposition Book XXI, p. 68.
Treasury warrant dormant to the Customs Cashier to pay the fee or salary of 366l. 16s. 8d. to Francis Arundell for his office of Surveyor of the Outports, England. Money Book XXI, p. 38.
Money warrant for 18l. 15s. 0d. to the Vicars of the Cathedral Church of Lichfield for 1¼ years to 1710 Xmas on their perpetuity of 15l. per an.
12l. 10s. 0d. to the Dean and Chapter of Lichfield for same time on their perpetuity of 10l. per an. Ibid., p. 39. Disposition Book XXI, p. 68.
William Lowndes to Mr. Borret. My Lords have considered your report on the proposal of Mr. Ormston and Mr. Natt concerning Morgan Whitley's debt to the Crown. You are to use all diligence in prosecuting the recovery of the said debt, the proposers having offered that the proceedings shall be wholly at their charge. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 329.
March 10. Same to the Queen's printers to send to the Admiralty Office 100 copies of the Act of this session [9 Anne, c. 4] for recruiting the Land Forces and Marines: as by the request, prefixed, of J. Burchett, Secretary to the Admiralty.
The like for 300 copies of same for the Office of the Secretary at War: as by the request of George Granville. Ibid., p. 318.
Same to the Revenue Commissioners in Ireland. Several of the poor Palatines who were (at the great expense of her Majesty and this kingdom) sent over to Ireland to settle and for whom her Majesty made some provision out of her revenue of that kingdom have notwithstanding of late found means of returning to England. The Duke of Ormonde, pursuant to her Majesty's pleasure, has given command to prevent as much as may be the return of any more of the said Palatines out of Ireland. For the better execution of her Majesty's commands you are to order your officers not to clear any trading ship outwards that have any of the said Palatines on board for transportation hither till they have first re-landed them. Out Letters (Ireland) IX, p. 220.