Warrant Book: September 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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September 1711

Sept. 1. Money warrant for 402l. 3s. 10d. to Samuel Travers, late Surveyor General of Crown Lands; 350l. thereof for 1¾ years from 1700 Lady day to 1701 Xmas on his allowance of 200l. per an. payable at the Exchequer for travelling charges; and the remaining 32l. 3s. 10d. for one quarter and four days thereon from 1710 June 24 to Oct. 4 following, being the day on which Mr. Manley's patent for said office commences. (Money order dated Sept. 5 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Sept. 6 for payment of 504l. 7s. 8d. to said Travers, whereof 350l. is to be out of loans to be made by himself on credit of her Majesty's tin: and the remaining 154l. 7s. 8d. out of Civil List moneys in the Exchequer. This latter sum includes the money warrant of Sept. 6 for 102l. 3s. 10d., infra, p. 435.) Money Book XXI, p. 175. Order Book VIII, p. 96. Disposition Book XXI, p. 154.
Sept. 3. Royal warrant dated Windsor Castle to Spencer Compton to pay to Charles Seymour (who some time past did serve our late dearest Consort the Prince in the quality of one of the Grooms of his Bedchamber) an annuity, yearly pension or allowance of 400l. as from 1711 Sept. 29 "in like manner as we have been pleased to allow the same to the respective persons who actually served our said late dearest Consort in that quality at the time of his decease." Queen's Warrant Book XXV, p. 130.
Same dated same to. Treasurer Oxford to pay (out of Civil List moneys) 1,647l. 10s. 0d. to the Africa Company by way of loan from the Queen for enabling them to secure their settlements on the Coast of Africa and to preserve their trade there until some more effectual provision shall be made in Parliament for that purpose: and is to defray the charge of entertaining and fitting out 100 soldiers and artificers which they are to send to the said settlements with the first convoy and providing them with six months' provisions for their subsistence. In order to the recovery of said loan same is to be inserted by way of memorandum on the half yearly imprest certificates which are to be transmitted half yearly to the Office of the Queen's Remembrancer and to the Auditors of Imprests until the said Company repay same. (Money order dated Sept. 13 hereon.) Ibid., p. 85. Order Book VIII, p. 98.
Same dated same to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to place on the Civil List of the Establishment of Ireland an allowance of 3s. a day to Mary Darzilliers, widow of the late Marquis Darzilliers, her said husband having had a pension of 6s. a day on the said Establishment and did reside at Geneva and did good service to the Crown of England: and his said widow "is become a real object of our bounty." Out Letters (Ireland) IX, p. 250.
Same to same for a new Commission of the Revenue, Ireland, including Stephen Ludlow in place of William Strickland: the new Commissioners to be Thomas Keightley, Sir Thomas Southwell, Samuel Ogle, Sir William St. Quintin, and Francis Roberts as Commissioners of Excise; and the said Keightley, Southwell, Ogle, St. Quintin, and Roberts with Sir Henry Bunbury and said Ludlow as Commissioners of the Revenue ("Chief Commissioners and Governors in Ireland of all our Revenues"): with 1,000l. per an. each. Ibid., p. 251.
Sept. 4. Allowance by Treasurer Oxford of the salary bill, detailed, of the Office for the Duties on Hides: total 86l. 11s. 6½d. Money Book XXI, p. 176.
Sept. 4. T. Harley to the Victualling Commissioners for an account of the charge of provisions furnished to the Garrison of Gibraltar since the same hath been in the hands of the Allies, distinguishing therein how much to the English Troops and how much to the Dutch. As this is for the information of the gentlemen empowered to inspect relating to the Army in Spain it will require immediate despatch. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 429.
Sept. 4, 18,
Oct. 9.
Treasury reference to the Commissioners for Taxes of the petition of Sir Robert Harrison, Knt., nominated as Receiver General of the old and Additional Duties on Houses for Co. Oxford, proposing his securities, detailed.
James Philips as same for the Land Tax 1711 for Cos. Glamorgan, Carmarthen &c. (Warrant dated Oct. 3 for taking his securities in 9,000l. Commission dated Oct. 3.) Likewise petition for the Receivership of House Duties dated Oct. 16.
John Sparry as same for House Duties, Co. Worcester: dated Oct. 9.
William Fancourt as same for Co. Rutland.
(For the securities warrants and Treasury commissions hereon see under Oct. 3, infra, pp. 489–90.) Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) II, pp. 63, 91, 97.
Sept. 4. Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Arthur Bevan praying a lease of her Majesty's mill in the parish of Eglyschemyn [Eglwys Cymmin], Co. Carmarthen, "the present tenant having let the same go to ruin." Reference Book IX, p. 10.
Sept. 5. Royal letters patent granting to Sir Roger Mostyn, bart., the office of Paymaster of the Marine Regiments: to hold by himself or deputy during pleasure: all loco Walter Whitfield, thereto appointed by patent dated 1702 May 16, which patent is hereby revoked. Queen's Warrant Book XXV, pp. 106–7.
Same appointing William, Visct. Cheyney, to be Clerk of the Pipe, loco William Farrer, whose patent dated 1710 April 3 is hereby revoked. Ibid., pp. 466–9.
William Lowndes to Mr. Brydges. The Bank of England has agreed with my Lord Treasurer to advance 200,000l. to you on the terms of a minute of Aug. 23 last, supra, p. 91: of which sum you have already received 50,000l. in their bills on Amsterdam. You are to take care that 50,000l. in bills on Amsterdam in further part of said 200,000l. be had of the Bank so as to be sent away by next Friday's post: being intended to be applied to the subsistence of the Subject Troops and full pay of the Foreign Troops in her Majesty's pay in Flanders. Disposition Book XXI, p. 151.
Letter of direction for 1,200l. to William Lowndes: out of Civil List funds: for secret service. Ibid.
[?] T. Harley to Mr. Borrett to pay 10l. to Robert Strong for his time and attendance in being retained as an evidence for the Crown against persons who were under prosecution for corresponding with France. Disposition Book XXI, p. 151.
Sept. 5. William Lowndes to Mr. Dod and Mr. Warters. My Lord Treasurer has read your report on the petition of Ellis Tyrrell, but before he determines on said Tyrrell's demands he desires to know whether Tyrrell has duly accounted and what the amount of his accounts hath been as Agent for Prizes and Perquisites of Admiralty, what allowances have accrued to him thereon and how same may be satisfied. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 429.
Tho. Harley to Mr. Borrett to observe the opinion of Sir Edward Northey, Attorney General, as below touching the prosecution ordered against Thomas Waples for forging Lottery tickets: with which letter the Lord Treasurer agrees.
Appending: said letter dated Sept. 4 to Treasurer Oxford. Tho. Waples being committed for forging one of the tickets of the 1710 Lottery and having lain two months in prison, and the Sessions at the Old Bailey beginning this day, he must be either indited or bailed. On discoursing the persons concerned in managing that Lottery and considering the evidence there is against him, I am doubtful that we cannot convict him of felony, the Act of Parliament having made the forging only of Benefit Tickets and delivering such forged tickets to the Managers (who had 70 days after the drawing of the Lottery to receive them and determine to whom they did belong) to be felony. Waples hath confessed he forged one of those tickets but not where he did it; which is necessary to be proved (all crimes being to be laid in the county where committed) and this forged ticket (which was changed by altering the number) was never delivered to the Managers. I submit to your Lordship's consideration whether it will not be better to suffer Waple to be bailed and let the prosecution fall than to proceed and suffer him to be acquitted, the noise of which may draw some discredit on the Lottery tickets. Ibid., p. 430.
Fresh reference to the present Commissioners or Managers of the Lottery anno 1711 of the petition of Thomas Strickland, ut supra, p. 401. Reference Book IX, p. 7.
Treasury reference to the Taxes Commissioners of the petition of John Scriverner (Scrivner) shewing that he was appointed Surveyor of the Duties on Houses for part of Sussex by the late Treasury Lords, but not knowing of his appointment by reason of his being at that time out of England, their Lordships ordered Hugh Walford to supply his place till his return from Lisbon: therefore being now returned he prays his commission. Ibid., p. 10.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Queen's Remembrancer to take the security, detailed, in 7,000l., of Visct. Duplin as one of the four Tellers of the Receipt. (Same by same to the Lord Chief Baron to swear said Visct. into said office.) Warrants not Relating to Money XXI, p. 268.
[?] Entry of the signature by same of the docquet of an in custodiam lease under the Exchequer seal to Richard Mostyn, Esq., and Walter Hastings, gent., of several lands and tenements in Flint and Disserth, parcel of the lands of Daniel Peck, Esq., extended for debt. Ibid.
Sept. 6. Royal sign manual for 1,500l. to Charles, Earl of Peterborough, for his equipage and preparation on his appointment to go to the Court of Vienna. (Money warrant dated Sept. 12 hereon.) (Money order dated Sept. 20 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Dec. 1 hereon for payment hereof out of Civil List moneys by 300l. next week and 300l. a week in the four succeeding weeks.) Queen's Warrant Book XXV, p. 86. Order Book VIII, p. 120. Disposition Book XXI, p. 188.
Money warrant for so much as is due to Robert Lowther on a moiety of 2,000l. per an. from 16 Aug. 1710 (the day of his appointment as Captain General and Governor in Chief of the Island of Barbados and several other islands and places in America) to 1711 June 22, the day of his arrival on the said island: as by the privy seal of 1710 Oct. 12: with dormant clause for payment of said 2,000l. per an. from time to time thereafter in full in respect of his said employment. (Money order for 851l. 7s. 3½d. for three quarters and 37 days 1710 Aug. 16 to 1711 June 22 hereon, being the day of his arrival as above, as certified by Alexander Skene, Secretary to the said Island.) Money Book XXI, p. 177. Order Book VIII, p. 96.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to Henry Ferne, Customs Cashier, to pay 125l. 14s. 8d. to Henry Ballowe and John Smith, Deputy Chamberlains for joining tallies; being their allowance of 2s. per 1,000l. on the sum of 1,257,333l. 3s. 5½d. of Customs money paid into the Exchequer by Henry Ferne for the year ended 1709 Xmas.
Prefixing: certificate by Auditor A. Maynwaring as to said allowance. Money Book XXI, p. 178.
Money warrant for 1,086l. 16s. 4½d. to John Roos, gent., Chief Engraver of her Majesty's Signets and Seals, for his bill for silver and for engraving of seals &c. as follows.
Appending: said Roos's bill (including 60l. for a large double seal in silver for the Court of Queen's Bench; 200l. for the Great Seal of Ireland and 29l. 15s. 11d. for the silver thereof amounting to 115 ounces 7 pennyweight at 5s. 2d. per ounce; 60l. for a large double seal for the Court of Queen's Bench, Ireland; 60l. for a ditto for the Court of Common Pleas there; 60l. for a ditto for the Court of Exchequer there; 10l. for the privy seal for Ireland; 75l. for a great double seal for the Order of the Garter and 20l. for a signet in steel for the same; 60l. for a large double seal for the [Justices of the] Counties of Denbigh, Montgomery and Flint; 60l. for a large double judicial seal for the Counties of Cardigan, Carmarthen and Pembroke; 80l. for a large double seal for her Majesty's Leeward Islands; 80l. for a ditto for Barbados; 80l. for a ditto for New York; 9l. for engraving a seal for New Hampshire; 9l. for ditto of ditto for Massachusetts Bay; 9l. for ditto of ditto for New Jersey: 9l. for ditto of ditto for Bermuda). (Money order dated Sept. 8 hereon.) Ibid., pp. 179–80. Order Book VIII, p. 122.
Same for 102l. 3s. 10d. to Samuel Travers, late Surveyor General of Crown Lands, for half a year and four days 1710 Lady day to Oct. 4 following on his salary of 200l. per an. payable out of the revenue of the Duchy of Cornwall: and is to be hereby payable out of Civil List moneys. (Money order dated Sept. 12 hereon. For the letter of direction hereon see supra, p. 432.) Money Book XXI, p. 180. Order Book VIII, p. 97.
Sept. 6. Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Excise Commissioners to pay the assessments to the 4s. Land Tax anno 1711 on Excise Officers whose salaries do not exceed 100l. per an.
Prefixing: presentment by said Commissioners in favour of said officers in view of the smallness of their salary and the charge they are forced to be at in keeping horses. Money Book XXI, p. 185.
T. Harley to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts enclosing all the papers [missing] which have been before my Lord Treasurer concerning the several claims of the Earl of Clarendon and Mr. Champanty to the sum of 1,712l. 11s. 5d. remaining in the hands of Mr. Thrale's executors as money belonging to the Forces now or lately at New York. Please report to my Lord if the said money is legally due to be paid and whether it is easy to be recovered. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 430.
William Lowndes to the Attorney General. The captors of several of the enemy's ships of war have applied to the Lord Treasurer for the moneys due to them at the rate of 10l. for each gun taken in such ships according to her Majesty's Declaration: and the Commissioners for Recovering Arrears of Prizes have proposed to my Lord that the said gun money may be satisfied out of captors' shares of prizes which has lain for many years uncalled for. Please give my Lord your opinion whether such money can be legally touched and so applied to gun money. Ibid., p. 431.
Same to the Commissioners for Taxes to report on Mr. Chute's petition proposing how Mr. Austin's debt as late Receiver General for Co. Southampton may be paid and said Austin released on the surety of said Chute and John Basket. Ibid.
Same to Secretary Dartmouth. My Lord Treasurer is very pressed by Sir John Lambert et al. to pay 4,446l. 19s. 0d. out of the King of Spain's subsidy to repair the loss they sustained when Alicante was besieged, to wit by the embargo which was then laid on their effects there. I enclose a copy [missing] of Count Gallas's letter [of Feb. 20 last] and a letter [missing] from Lieut. Gen. Stanhop touching that affair. My Lord desires you to discourse Count Gallas thereupon to know whether he has had any answer or orders from the King of Spain about that matter since the said letter of Feb. 20 last "to the end her Majesty's subjects may have some speedy determination and relief therein." Ibid.
Same to Mr. How [Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons] to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of sundry private soldiers and widows of soldiers who belonged to the Detachment of Foot Guards in Spain [praying payment of the moneys] due to them without staying till the accounts of the whole Detachment are made up. Is this practicable with respect [having regard] to the several charges for recruits &c. [which are] to be made good out of deductions? Ibid., p. 432.
Same to the Bishop of London. My Lord Treasurer takes notice of the number of chaplains and schoolmasters recommended by you for the 20l. bounty to carry them to the West Indies. Please let him know what assurance you have that the persons receiving the said bounty do go to the places assigned them by your Lordship. Ibid.
Sept. 6. Same to Mr. Brydges [Paymaster of the Forces Abroad] to report on the letter dated the 2nd inst. from Mr. Stanyan, her Majesty's Envoy to Switzerland, in which he lays before the Lord Treasurer a demand of the Canton of Berne for interest on 50,000l. with which they accommodated Lieut. Gen. Stanhop [to wit] from the time his bills [in repayment] became due to the time they were paid. Please inform my Lord at what times her Majesty availed herself of the loan of 150,000l. from the said Canton and from what time the orders on the General Mortgage anno 1710 (which were the security for their repayment) do commence [to bear] interest. Ibid.
Same to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts enclosing from the Lord Treasurer a book containing the names, qualifications and allowances to the outpensioners of Chelsea College, also two memorials concerning them, one from the Governors of the College, the other from Mr. How [all missing]. My Lord Treasurer observes how great a burthen the said outpensioners are become to the public and that they are still daily increasing. He desires you to inform yourselves of the conditions and qualifications of those named in the said book and of the methods used in procuring persons to be entertained as outpensioners and to report on the whole matter. Ibid., p. 433.
Same to the Board of Ordnance enclosing an extract [missing] of Mr. Brydges' account containing very considerable sums issued by his Deputies or others for fortifications at Gibraltar and Port Mahon, as also for the Train of Artillery in Spain and the Pontoon service, amounting in all to 109,001l. 4s. 3¼d., besides many other great sums of which he has yet received no perfect account. My Lord Treasurer observes that those services ought properly to be under the government of your Board and desires to know what care or knowledge you have had of the said services and whether the persons who have received the said moneys have given their accounts to you of the expenditure thereof. Ibid.
Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Works returning their report on the petition of Thomas Morphey, Marshal to the First and Second Regiments of Foot Guards, relating to his disbursements in repairing and keeping in order her Majesty's Marshalsea in the Savoy and for the recruits kept there in the years 1707, 1708 and 1709. Please report whether any of the said repairs were for the benefit of the edifice and reasonable to be made in case the prison had not been [kept] there. Ibid., p. 434.
Same to Mr. J. Brydges [Paymaster General of the Forces Abroad]. My Lord Treasurer directs you to accept the bills as follows, acquainting the persons interested that they will be satisfied according to the scheme approved by my Lord Aug. 22 last and not otherwise [see supra, pp. 416–7.]
Prefixing: memorial from said Brydges dated Pay Office, Whitehall, Sept. 6, enclosing a list [missing] of bills amounting to 344,485l. 10s. 0d., the greatest part whereof are not accepted and the persons concerned being "very pressing to have me accept them alleging that they cannot answer the not sending them back protested." I humbly desire that your Lordship would be pleased to give me directions accordingly. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 438.
Sept. 6. Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Customs Commissioners to repay Land Tax assessments anno 1711 on Customs Officers whose salaries do not exceed 60l. per an.
Prefixing: memorial from said Commissioners praying said refund on behalf of the said officers. Out Letters (Customs) XV, p. 356.
Sept. 7. Same by same to Spencer Compton to pay as follows as of her Majesty's free gift and royal bounty out of moneys imprested to said Compton for [the Queen's private] charities, bounties and other matters: viz.
Cecilia Newberry, widow, and daughter of the late Judge Moreton 20
Mary, wife of Hugh Speke 20
Thomas Cornwallis, Esq. 50
John Crowne, Esq. 25
Rebecca Brudges [Bruges], alias Pride 10
Mary Purdon, "her Majesty being pleased to bestow the same on her for this time, but to expect no more" 10
Edith College 20
Margaret Strother, "to enable her to repair to her own home, her Majesty being pleased to bestow the same on her for that purpose: but to expect no more" 10
Rachell and Frances Mansell 10
Margaret, Countess Dowager of Marlborough 25
Jane Dickenson 10
Charles Palmer 5
Charlot Rycaute, to enable her to repair to Ireland to live on the pension which her Majesty allows her there 20
Anne Christian 20
Eliz. Gellot 10
Judith North 10
Eleanor Conway 10
Alexr. Carleton, "but to be accounted with all other the sums formerly paid him as part of the debt owing to his late wife," who was the widow of John Bache, blacksmith in the Office of the Works 50
John Butt 10
Ann Pugh 10
Anne Whittle, "to enable her to put herself in a way of living; her Majesty being pleased to bestow the same on her this time for that purpose, but to expect no more" 10
Sarah Bladen 10
Anne and Eliz. Wilkinson, daughter[s] of the Lady Vane 20
William Powell 10
John Walker, "a disabled Lieutenant, to enable him to repair to Ireland, her Majesty being pleased to bestow the same on him for that purpose, but to expect no more" 20
(Letter of direction dated Sept. 11 hereon.) Money Book XXI, p. 181. Disposition Book XXI, p. 153.
Sept. 7. Money order for 20l. to Gyles Ransford, clerk, for his passage to Narragansett in the Province of Connecticut, whither he is going chaplain. (Letter of direction dated Sept. 13 hereon.) Order Book VIII, p. 97. Disposition Book XXI, p. 157.
Letter of direction for 3,653l. 0s. 6d. to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad; out of Contributions on the Two Millions: and is to be applied as follows: viz.
£ s. d.
in part of 1,500,000l. for the [Forces in] Spain and Portugal anno 1711.
for subsistence of the Officers and recruits of Lord Raby's Regiment of Dragoons upon account to Oct. 22 next 1,075 5 6
for ditto from June 5 last to Officers and their families in England belonging to Regiments that are upon the Expedition with Major Gen. Hill 823 2 0
in part of 292,369l. 2s. 4d. voted for sundry charges of the war.
for half pay to several Officers en second upon the Establishment of half pay: according to said Brydges' memorial of Aug. 28 last 1,754 13 0
£3,653 0 6
Disposition Book XXI, p. 152.
Same for 500l. to Charles Cæsar, Navy Treasurer: out of Contributions to the 1,500,000l. Lottery anno 1711: and is intended to be paid over to Mr. Preston to enable the Navy Commissioners to comply with their agreement with him for iron. Ibid., p. 154.
William Lowndes to Mr. Bridges. The Lord Treasurer directs you to accept William Chetwyn's bills for 14,923l. 7s. 0d. on account of the corn contracts: to be paid in Course after the bills already directed (which will be about the end of February next). This sum as well as 24,000l. already paid on account of the said contract is to be charged to the Troops and deducted out of their subsistence anno 1711. My Lord also directs you to write to Mr. Chetwyn not to draw any more bills without order, and [you are] to show my Lord Treasurer the letter you shall prepare for this purpose before you send it to him.
Appending: list of said bills:
1711 June:
four bills on John Teissier for respectively 1,432l. 16s. 0d.; 1,300l.; 1,400l.; 1,286l. 14s. 0d.
three bills on Jos. Bouer for respectively 1,626l. 15s. 0d.; 1,700l.; 2,200l.
July 1:
one bill on Boissier and Company for 1,050l.
one bill on Mr. Bouer for 1,870l. 2s. 0d.
one bill on Mr. Teissier for 1,057l.
Disposition Book XXI, p. 156.
Sept. 7. T. Harley to the Postmasters General enclosing an account [missing] from the Navy Commissioners of the allowances made to widows of officers or seamen of the Fleet killed in fight with the enemy or dying of wounds received therein. Please adjust what reward is proper for Priscilla Laycock, widow of Richard Laycock, who was killed on board the Greyhound packet boat in an engagement with the enemy. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 433.
Same to the Victualling Commissioners. Is there any separate account kept at your Office of the provisions furnished to any her Majesty's Land Forces at Gibraltar and Port Mahon: if so what has the value thereof amounted to? Ibid., p. 434.
Order by Treasurer Oxford to the Customs Commissioners to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing: order of the Privy Council dated Whitehall Sept. 6 for the performance of 40 days' quarantine in regard that several places in the Baltic and other places in or near Altona, Gluckstadt, the Little East [Juist], Hamburg on the Elbe, Bremen on the Weser and Emden on the Ems have been for some time and yet are infected. The places for performing quarantine by ships coming from the Baltic or any of the said places to be (for ships bound to the Thames and Medway) Standgate Creek on the south shore of the Medway opposite to the Isle of Grain, Sharp Fleet Creek and the lower end of the Hope: and (for other parts of Great Britain) such places as have been or shall be appointed by the Customs officers. Out Letters (Customs) XV, pp. 351–3.
[?] Same to same to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing. Order of the Queen in Council dated Windsor Sept. 3 inst. touching the great quantities of prohibited and customable goods brought from Holland by the Commanders of her Majesty's yachts; and ordering the Admiralty Lords to charge the Captains &c. of her Majesty's ships of war and other vessels to take care that no goods be imported in their ships or vessels upon any account whatsoever otherwise than according to law and that the Attorney General do prosecute Capt. Guy of the yacht Mary, lately arrived from Rotterdam, it appearing by the report of two tidesurveyors of London port that they found in her wine, brandy, linen and hams of bacon "which they took with great hazard, being affronted by the sailors on board and obliged to cut up the greatest part of the floors in the middle room to get at some of the goods."
Appending: said report. Ibid., pp. 354–6.
Sept. 7. Approval by same of Samuel Edwards to be first clerk in the office of Geo., Visct. Duplin, one of the four Tellers of the Receipt.
Prefixing: said Viscount's presentation of said Edwards to the Lord Treasurer for approval. Warrants not Relating to Money XXI, p. 269.
Charter of the South Sea Company [as on Patent Roll, 10 Anne, Part V, m. 1]. [For the Commission for taking subscriptions see supra, pp. 321–3. For the successive warrants for subscribing the floating Departmental debts into the Company's stock see supra, pp. 385–6, floating Ordnance debt, 614,080l. 14s. 6½d.; supra, p. 376, floating Guards and Garrison debt, 138,265l. 9s. 1d.; supra, p. 377, floating Navy debt, 168,100l.; supra, p. 377, floating Army Abroad debt, 409,600l. 7s. 6½d.] Queen's Warrant Book XXV, pp. 204–52.
Sept. 8. T. Harley to the Customs Commissioners. The arms belonging to Brigadier Stanwix's Regiment lately reduced in Portugal are detained on board the Albion galley by your order. Inform the Lord Treasurer of your reason, as he is of opinion that obstructions in cases of this nature can be of no service to the revenue. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 434.
William Lowndes to Mr. Holmes to prepare an account of all the laws relating to patent officers of the Customs and their duties and to lay same before the Lord Treasurer. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. The Lord Treasurer directs you to certify him once a month what persons (as well of your own number as of the officers under you) are from time to time absent from their duties and for what time and upon what occasions. (The like letter respectively to the Excise Commissioners; the Stamps Commissioners; the Taxes Commissioners and the Salt Commissioners.) Ibid., p. 435.
Same to the Customs Commissioners, Scotland, enclosing a letter [missing] from the Admiralty Lords by which you may perceive that the Captains of her Majesty's ships of war on your coast will have repeated orders to oblige the men belonging to ships which come into port from the Baltic to perform the quarantine. The Lord Treasurer expects you to perform your parts for the strict observance thereof as in his letter to you of Aug. 21 last, supra, p. 415. Out Letters (North Britain) II, p. 267.
Sept. 10. Royal warrant dated Windsor Castle to Spencer Compton to pay 800l. to Archibald, Earl of Forfar: to be reckoned as four years from 1707 May 1 (the commencement of the Union) to May 1 last on the pension of 200l. per an. granted to him by letters patent under the privy seal of Scotland towards the education of his son commonly called Lord Archibald Wandell, to wit for nine years from 1704 Whitsuntide "and longer until we should think fit to discharge the same." Queen's Warrant Book XXV, p. 85.
Royal sign manual for 217l. to Sir Clement Cottrell, Master of the Ceremonies, viz. 200l. thereof for a present from the Queen to Monsieur [Wilhelm de] Beyrie, Resident from the Elector of Hanover, and the remaining 17l. for [Exchequer] fees thereon. (Money warrant dated Sept. 12 hereon.) (Money order dated Sept. 20 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Oct. 5 hereon.) Queen's Warrant Book XXV, p. 87. Order Book VIII, p. 110. Disposition Book XXI, p. 168.