Warrant Book: November 1711, 26-30

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November 1711

Nov. 26. Money warrant for 75l. to the Dean and Chapter of Westminster for 1¼ years to 1711 Sept. 29 on the annuity of 60l. for the French ministers in the Savoy. (Letter of direction dated Nov. 29 hereon.) Money Book XXI, p. 242. Disposition Book XXI, p. 187.
Same for 440l. to the clerks &c. of the House of Commons as follows: viz.
Edward Staples, clerk assistant attending said House, for his extraordinary pains and service during the last Session 100
John Hooks, George Coles, James Couthorpe and Hicks Borrough, four under clerks attending said House, for their respective services in writing, copying and engrossing several Bills and other papers during said Session 200
Thomas Smith, housekeeper to said House, for looking to and keeping clean the said House in said Session 30
Thomas Wibergh, Serjeant at Arms attending said House, to be by him distributed among the several messengers and their assistants, the doorkeepers and the persons who deliver out the votes; for their constant attendance during said Session 110
(Money order dated Nov. 27 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Nov. 29 hereon.) Money Book XXI, p. 242. Order Book VIII, p. 119. Disposition Book XXI, p. 187.
Letter of direction for 19,000l. to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad: out of Contributions on the 2,000,000l. anno 1711: and is intended to be paid over to the several Regiments of her Majesty's Subject Troops serving in the Low Countries to enable them to raise their recruits, and to be charged upon them as in part of their subsistence from Oct. 23 last to Dec. 22 next. Disposition Book XXI, p. 183.
T. Harley to Mr. Romsey. I have read to the Lord Treasurer your letter of this day concerning four or five boxes taken out of one of the ships from South Sea [Southsea] which you believe to contain papers of importance and have proposed that they may be opened in his Lordship's presence. My Lord Treasurer desires that you and Mr. Palmer will bring them to the Treasury Chambers on Wednesday morning next at 11 of the clock when his Lordship will see them opened. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 52.
Nov. 26. William Lowndes to Mr. Popple [Secretary to the Board of Trade]. My Lord Treasurer has read the letter of the 13th inst. from the Commissioners of Trade informing that by letter of Sept. 12 last Col. Hunter, Governor of New York, informs them of some progress made by the Palatines in preparing naval stores and that the design of making naval stores there is in a very hopeful way and therefore hopes it will be supported, but that he has not as yet had any returns of the first bills drawn by him for about half a year's subsistence of the said Palatines to June 24 last. Please lay before the Commissioners of Trade my Lord Treasurer's observations on the said letter and on the observations made by the Earl of Clarendon on two former letters of the said Col. Hunter written to Lord Dartmouth on the same subject. Thereupon my Lord desires the Commissioners of Trade to let him have a state of the affair of these Palatines, the accounts of their real numbers and of the application of the 10,000l. already paid to Col. Hunter for them and what agreement or promise was made on her Majesty's behalf relating to the said subsistence and what further sums may be necessary to be advanced for the same before they begin to repay the public by the produce of their labour in the said manufacture. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Granville, Secretary at War, to prepare a royal warrant to authorise James Brydges to pay (out of moneys in his hands applicable to the Forces in the Low Countries anno 1710) 15,000l. to Sir Solomon de Medina upon account of the surplus charge in the price of bread furnished to the said Forces during the campaign of that year over and above what was deducted from them, and for the full price of bread delivered to several Prussian Forces serving there in that campaign. Ibid., p. 57.
Treasury reference to Mr. Borret of the petition of Joseph Ormeston of London, merchant, shewing that by a minute from the Treasury Lords he was encouraged to proceed in endeavouring to discover the estate of Morgan Whitley, late Receiver General of Co. Chester and North Wales, who owes a great sum to the Crown: that by the end of next Hilary term he hopes to bring into the Exchequer 10,000l. or 12,000l. of said Whitley's estate, but is prevented by the Taxes Commissioners forbidding his clerk in Court to deliver any writ relating thereto to Mr. Borret: therefore prays the Lord Treasurer to direct that all papers relating to the said estate be delivered to said Borret and that the said Commissioners are not to disturb but to assist petitioner in the said discovery. Reference Book IX, p. 31.
Subscription by Treasurer Oxford for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant dated Nov. 7 inst. to the Master of the Jewel House for the delivery to the Duke of Hamilton of 200 ounces of gilt plate as a gift from the Queen at the christening of his child: to an estimate of 100l. Warrants not Relating to Money XXI, p. 326.
Nov. 27. Warrant by same to William Borret, Solicitor for the Affairs of the Treasury, to pay 54l. 5s. 0d. to Thomas Barkwith and Francis Melling for writing, copying and engrossing sundry Proclamations, reports and other business for her Majesty's service between 31 May 1708 and 15 Sept. 1710, "as they were clerks to Sir James Montagu then Attorney General."
Prefixing: said Borrett's report on the petition of said clerks. Money Book XXI, p. 244.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Richard Thomlinson et al. for permission to their ships to unlade at the expiry of their quarantine, without airing, they alleging they have touched at no infectious place. Out Letters (General) XX, pp. 53–4.
Same to Mr. Vanbrugh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Alexander Carleton praying payment of a debt of 2,000l. and upwards due to William Bache, late Master Smith [of the Works], whose widow petitioner did marry. Ibid., p. 54.
Same to the Taxes Commissioners. The Lord Treasurer approves your proposal for dividing the collection of the county of Kent between Mr. Weldon and Mr. Bathurst. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Brydges enclosing an extract from Mr. Chetwynd's letter to the Earl of Dartmouth dated Genoa Nov. 1, new style, relating to the transporting 1,800 recruits to Barcelona and the precaution taken by him for reimbursing [to her Majesty] the expense thereof in case her Majesty should not agree to bear that charge. Ibid., p. 55.
Treasury reference to the Queen's Remembrancer of the petition of the executors of Peregrine Bertie, late one of the four Tellers of the Exchequer, for delivery of his surety bonds, his accounts having been passed and a quietus est obtained thereupon. Reference Book IX, p. 27.
Treasurer Oxford to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of Major Gen. Thomas Handasyd and Major Gen. John Livesay in behalf of themselves and the Officers of their Regiments, concerning the clearings of the said Regiments. Out Letters (Ireland) IX, p. 253.
Nov. 28. Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 200l. per an to John Ward as Second Justice of Chester: to be payable termly as from 1711 June 10 the date of the letters patent granting to him the said place. Queen's Warrant Book XXV, p. 109.
Same to Sir Edward Northey, Attorney General, to enter satisfaction on record of the judgment obtained on an information in the Exchequer against Michael Levy on which his goods have been seized on an execution for the penalty of 200l. and his person taken up and committed to Wood Street Compter where he still continues a prisoner: but the Queen is advised that he is a great object of [her Majesty's] charity and that his offence has been sufficiently punished by the length of his imprisonment: from which imprisonment he is hereby to be freed. Queen's Warrant Book XXV, p. 110.
Nov. 28. Royal warrant to Sir Edward Northey, Attorney General, to discharge the fines of 40 marks on Garret Mathal and 20 marks on Hendrick Smith who belonged to some of the Dutch ships of war and who were tried at the last Quarter Sessions of the Peace at Maidstone in Kent for assaulting Richard Dawson, an officer of the Customs, in the execution of his duty: on which they were so fined and committed to Maidstone Gaol till payment thereof: the Queen being pleased to remit their fine and imprisonment at the instance and request of the States General. Ibid., p. 111.
Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal to direct the taking in of loans not exceeding 5,000l. on the Act of the last Session, 9 Anne, c. 17, for granting several Duties on coals for building 50 new churches: at 6 per cent. interest: to be registered &c. as in the said Act.
Followed by: a memorandum that the Lord Treasurer issued his warrant hereon on Nov. 28. [This memorandum is struck through as being manifestly incorrect. The privy seal could hardly be ready on the same day as the sign manual and only the privy seal itself could duly authorise the Lord Treasurer's action.] Ibid., p. 120.
Royal sign manual for 1,000l. to Richard, Earl Rivers: for the charges and expenses of his journeys to and from the Court of Hanover and during his stay there, "whither he was lately sent by us on a particular occasion": this sum being to satisfy a bill drawn by the said Earl for so much taken up by him of Messrs. Vander Heiden and Drummond at Amsterdam for the said purpose: and for 38l. for [Exchequer] fees thereon. (Money warrant dated Nov. 29 hereon.) (Money order dated Dec. 6 hereon.) Ibid., p. 121. Order Book VIII, p. 122.
Same for 1,000l. to Edward Barker, gent., Treasurer of the Governors of Queen Anne's Bounty: without account: for the uses and purposes of the said Bounty. (Money warrant dated Nov. 29 hereon.) (Money order dated Dec. 10 hereon.) Queen's Warrant Book XXV, p. 121. Order Book VIII, p. 129.
Same for 1,085l. to Gomez Serra, merchant, for a jewel bought of him "by our direction and for our service." (Money warrant dated Nov. 30 hereon.) (Money order dated Dec. 7 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Dec. 8 hereon.) Queen's Warrant Book XXV. p. 122. Order Book VIII, p. 123. Disposition Book XXI, p. 192.
[?] Unfinished entry [struck through] of a royal warrant [to the Attorney General or Solicitor General] for an indenture to secure repayment of lonas made and to be made on credit of the Queen's tin. Queen's Warrant Book XXV, p. 122.
Nov. 28. Royal warrant dormant dated St. James's to John Howe, Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons, to defray (out of any moneys for the use of the Forces) the charge of Chelsea Hospital and to subsist the outpensioners belonging thereto according to the Establishment and Regulation in that behalf, notwithstanding such payments shall exceed the deductions of poundage and day's pay or such part thereof as is applicable to the said Hospital: all by reason that it has been represented that the fund set apart for the said Hospital and outpensioners is not sufficient to answer the charge by reason of the great numbers of non-commission Officers and soldiers who in this time of war are daily certified as qualified and accordingly admitted: and the Queen being desirous that such indigent and disabled persons shall not suffer for want of the pensions and rewards they are severally qualified to receive by virtue of such certificates and Establishments. Ibid., p. 123.
Nov. 28. Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the executors of Sir Thomas Littleton, late Treasurer of the Navy, to pay over to Charles Caesar, present Treasurer of the Navy, all the tallies and orders [and ready money] in your hands amounting to 51,908l. 12s. 4d. as follows, with all accruing interest and profits, being the balance over and above sufficient to satisfy defalcations and all assignments made on the said Sir Thomas or on you his executors: viz. as follows:
£ s. d.
tallies and orders for annuities in reversion, being to take effect after certain estates for life, purchased under the Act of 3 Anne, [2–3 Anne, c. 3], anno 1705 46,033 0 0
tallies and orders on the Half Subsidies &c. under the Act of 6 Anne, c. 73, from 1st Aug. 1712 to 1 Aug. 1714, commonly called the Fourth General Mortgage anno 1708 4,095 3 3
in [ready] money 1,780 9 1
£51,780 12 4
Further you are hereby to certify a schedule describing all the said orders, numbers, dates, amounts, lives, interests, profits &c. in order to the due surcharging the said Cæsar therewith when her Majesty's service may require the disposition [disposal] thereof. Money Book XXI, pp. 246–7.
A like warrant to Robert Walpole, late Treasurer of the Navy, to similarly assign to said Caesar the sum of 23,542l. 14s. 10¾d. remaining in his hands [of Navy money] as follows: and to certify a schedule &c. as above: viz.
£ s. d.
tallies and orders on the Act [8 Anne, c. 14] for Continuing Several Impositions anno 1709 commonly called the Fifth General Mortgage 62 18 9
ditto on the Land Tax or Twelfth 4s. Aid anno 1709 8,000 0 0
ditto on the Land Tax or Fourteenth 4s. Aid anno 1711 10,800 0 0
ditto on the Duties on Candles anno 1710 93 19 11¾
in [ready] money 4,585 16 2
£23,542 14 10¾
Ibid., pp. 247–8.
Nov. 28. Money warrant for 905l. to Abraham Stanyan for six months 1709 Dec. 25 to 1710 June 24 on his ordinary as Envoy Extraordinary to the Swiss Cantons. (Money order dated Dec. 1 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Nov. 29 hereon.) Money Book XXI, p. 249. Order Book VIII, p. 121. Disposition Book XXI, p. 187.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to Spencer Compton to pay 600l. to George, Earl of Cromartie, as royal bounty. Money Book XXI, p. 249.
Letter of direction for 1,000l. to William Lowndes: for secret service: out of Civil List funds. Disposition Book XXI, p. 183.
T. Harley to the Victualling Commissioners. The Lord Treasurer directs you to have ready to send him an account of all the sums that have been paid for the use of the Garrison of Gibraltar. (The like letter to the Board of Ordnance and to Mr. Brydges.) Out Letters (General) XX, p. 59.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Customs Commissioners to permit Nicholas Coutelle to send back to Holland some thrown silk, a dozen of India silk handkerchiefs and two remnants of muslin which he in ignorance of the law brought over with him from Holland.
Prefixing: report by said Commissioners on Coutelle's petition. By the Act of 1 Anne, c. 21, for the importation of fine Italian thrown silk it is enacted that the importer must make oath that the same was bought in Italy for his account. This the petitioner was not able to do. The handkerchiefs and muslins are prohibited to be imported from Holland. Out Letters (Customs) XV, p. 363.
Subscription by same for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant dated 21 Nov. inst. to the Master of the Great Wardrobe for the provision of liveries for the Queen's watermen (the Master of her Majesty's Barges and 48 watermen) for the year 1712: to an estimate of 353l. (The like for four pensionary watermen: to an estimate of 13l. 5s. 0d.) Warrants not Relating to Money XXI, p. 326.
Letters patent by same constituting John Whetham to be General Surveyor of the Duties on Houses in North Britain: during the pleasure of the said Lord Treasurer: with 100l. per an. salary as from 1710 Sept. 29. Out Letters (North Britain) II, pp. 285–6.
Royal warrant dormant to the Lord Treasurer [England] and to the Barons of the Exchequer, Scotland, to pay the salary or allowance of 600l. per an. to Sir James Stuart as Advocate General, Scotland: as from Sept. 18 last, being the date of his patent. Ibid., p. 287.
Royal warrant to same to revoke as from Sept. 29 last the pension of 700l. per an. to the abovesaid Sir James Stuart as granted by the sign manual of 1709–10 March 13 and instead thereof to pay him an annuity or yearly sum or pension of 400l. as from Sept. 29 last. Ibid.
Nov. 29. Letter of direction for 11,500l. 13s. 10d. to Spencer Compton: out of Civil List moneys: and is intended to satisfy her Majesty's annual bounties and charities payable by him for 1710 Xmas quarter: to wit 7,469l. 11s. 8½d. on her Majesty's former Establishment [of such bounties and charities] and 4,031l. 2s. 1½d. on the Establishment of salaries and pensions payable to the servants of the late Prince of Denmark. Disposition Book XXI, p. 184.
Nov. 29. Same for 47,126l. 9s. 10d. to Charles Cæsar, Treasurer of the Navy: out of Contributions on the 2,000,000l. anno 1711: and is to be applied to the uses following: viz.
£ s. d.
on the head of Wear and Tear.
to pay Chatham and Sheerness Yards for 1710 June 24 and Sept. 29 quarters 28,605 0 0
to pay bills of exchange from Dublin, Hamburg, Sheils, &c 6,521 9 10
on the head of Wages.
to carry on the weekly Recalls of several of her Majesty's ships 12,000 0 0
£47,126 9 10
William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners. Your letter of yesterday has been communicated to the Lord Treasurer and I am to acquaint you that the sum of 378,859l. 5s. 8¼d. in the Act for the South Sea Company (mentioned in your letter to be computed for debts incurred between 1710 Sept. 29 and 1710 Dec. 25) appears in the Report from the Committee for Stating the Public Debts to stand thus: viz.
on the head of Wear and Tear. £ s. d.
bills numbered in Course increased between the said two dates (for both principal and interest) by 108,671l. 3s. 0d.: less 11,951l. deduction of that head for what the debt for Yards and Rope Yards is less at Xmas than at Michaelmas, leaving net 96,720 3 0
bills numbered in Course for Victualling are increased in that time (principal and interest) 228,275 12 5
the Commissioners of Transports acquainted the Committee that the bills made out in that time for transport service amount (with interest) to 41,524 1 0
interest in that time on Army and Transport debentures of the late war 12,339 9
£378,859 5
By the said Act [9 Anne, c. 15] the Lord Treasurer is directed to cast into one total the above sums to be computed to be the debts of the several Offices of the Navy, Victualling, Transports and Ordnance and to add thereto the 500,000l. mentioned by you whereby will be made a gross total sum. And he is also directed to cast into one total sum all the debts of those Offices for which bills, tickets, certificates or debentures were made out to the 25th March 1711 inclusive and to deduct the same out of the former, and after such deduction the remain is to be made stock for the use of the public and to be disposed of and applied towards paying the residue of the said debts or for or towards any other public uses for which a supply has been or shall be granted in Parliament and not otherwise.
There has been prepared for some time an Instrument to be signed and sealed by his Lordship to adjust the stock for the public which is to arise by such computation as aforesaid. But the finishing of this adjustment is delayed for want of the account from your Office of the bills upon the second [Navy] Register Book and [? for want of] a certificate from you that no accounts are before you by which the debt of the Navy on tickets for wages can be now ascertained. The Lord Treasurer therefore desires you to send to the Treasury the said account of bills on the Second Book and your certificate concerning tickets as soon as you can. Thereupon he intends to make an apportionment of the whole Stock for the Public (including the said 500,000l.) to the uses intended by the Act and then to let you know how much thereof will go to any service of the Navy.
In the meantime I am to put you in mind that although 2,200,000l. (as your letter mentions) was voted in the last Session for Naval services yet there was a deficiency of above 1,100,000l. in making up all the supplies of that Session and if the whole 500,000l. should be apportioned towards that deficiency there would still be wanting 600,000l. whereof about 200,000l. will naturally fall on Naval services. Disposition Book XXI, pp. 185–6.
Nov. 29. Letter of direction for the following payments out of Civil List moneys: viz.
£ s. d.
to the Poor Knights of Windsor 285 2 6
to Sir Richard Hoare and Sir Thomas Dunck, Sheriffs of London, for an overpayment, ut supra, p. 408 688 5 8
Ibid., p. 187.
[William Lowndes] to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts. The Lord Treasurer has read your report of the 6th inst. touching Chelsea Hospital and the outpensioners depending thereon and does agree to all the matters you propose for regulating admissions and preventing the counterfeiting of testimonials or certificates in order to admission. He directs you to form and submit for his approval a body of instructions for her Majesty to sign to establish the present orders and any further rules you may propose so as no admissions be made for the future unless a warrant be issued by her Majesty with proper certificates annexed thereto. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 55.
T. Harley to the Navy Commissioners enclosing the Lord Treasurer's warrants for the executors of Sir Thomas Littleton and for Mr. Walpole to pay to the present Treasurer of the Navy all tallies and other effects in their hands for the service of the Navy. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Brydges. My Lord Treasurer has read your memorial for subsistence for the late Regiment of Col. Feilding. Please inform him when was that Regiment broke and the reasons why any of the Officers or private men were kept on foot after the breaking thereof. Ibid., p. 56.
Nov. 29. Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Customs Commissioners to permit cocoa as follows to be unladen and put into warehouses under the key of the Customs officers on bond for payment of Duty thereon if the importers shall not before March 25 next be relieved by some Act of Parliament against the high Duties thereon.
Prefixing: report by the said Commissioners on the petition of several merchants trading to America shewing that they have large quantities of cocoa sent them from their factors from abroad which were brought into her Majesty's Plantations as prize and by the late Act [6 Anne, c. 64] for the trade to America were obliged to pay a Duty to her Majesty there, though before that Act they paid none; and were then imported into Great Britain paying only the Duties [as] by her Majesty's Declaration of 17 May 1703: that a doubt arose upon that Act whether the same goods as had already paid one Duty [there] to the Queen could be subject to another Duty upon bringing them into Great Britain; but the case being laid before the Attorney General and Solicitor General by the Customs Commissioners they gave their opinion that such goods were not subject to two Duties, neither were prize goods liable to the Duties imposed by law on goods imported as merchandise, they being forcibly brought in, and that therefore [their opinion was] the merchants should continue to pay the same Duties for prize goods from America as if they were the growth of the Plantation: but by a clause in the Act of last Session [9 Anne, c. 29] for repealing part of the said American Act [6 Anne, c. 64] all prize goods are obliged to pay the same Duty as if they had not been prize: whereby the petitioners are so great sufferers that their goods will not sell for more than freight, Customs and charges: therefore the said petitioners pray that the prize cocoa now imported which hath paid the Duties in America may be landed and put into her Majesty's warehouse until they can apply to the next sitting of Parliament for relief.
Upon the petition as above the Customs Commissioners report that the allegations are true, but since there is a clause in the Act passed last Sessions for the Encouragement of Trade to America that all prize goods imported after 1 June 1711 shall be liable to the same Duties as if not prize, and the Attorney General and Solicitor General having given their opinions that prize goods taken in America are within the meaning of the said clause we think the petitioners ought to pay the said Duties for their prize cocoa accordingly. If on application to Parliament they obtain relief they may be repaid such Duties "which has been done in the like cases unless your Lordship shall be pleased in compassion to the petitioners to permit them to put their cocoa into warehouses at their charge under the Queen's lock upon giving a note or security to pay the Duties as the laws now stand (according as the same shall be adjusted with respect to the damage thereon at the time of putting the same into such warehouse) in case they shall not obtain relief in Parliament before Xmas day next."
Followed by: said report of Sir Edward Northey [Attorney General]. Out Letters (Customs) XV, pp. 364–6.
Treasury reference to Mr. Granville, Secretary at War, of the petition of General Lumley, Colonel of her Majesty's Own Regiment of Horse, called the Queen's Regiment, praying the usual allowance of 543l. 4s. 10d. for clothing the kettle drummer and two trumpeters to each of the nine Troops of the said Regiment. Reference Book IX, p. 27.
Nov. 29. Treasury reference to Mr. Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad, of the petition of William Nichols, William Cock and others, commanders of several transports lately arrived from Spain, praying payment of 488l. 8s. 5d. due to them for transporting Invalids in the Spanish service to England. Ibid.
Same to the Barons of the Exchequer in Scotland of the petition of Mrs. Grizel Hamilton, the only daughter of William, Lord Bargeny, deceased, shewing that her father left no other issue than petitioner and the present Lord Bargeny by a second marriage who at 21 years of age will be entitled to a considerable estate "great part whereof holds ward of your Majesty"; that she had 1,666l. sterling settled on her for her fortune by her mother's contract of marriage, but the fund whereby she was secured proves altogether deficient and (as she is advised) her portion can't affect the other portions of her father's estate by reason of the entail thereon, so that she must be destitute "unless your Majesty be pleased to secure the same by gift of ward of the estates of her deceased father held of your Majesty" or that the gift of ward be burdened with her portion and the interest thereof. Ibid.
Same to Sir Philip Meadows and Mr. Bruce, Comptrollers of the Accounts of the Army, of the petition of Col. James Jones in behalf of himself and the Regiment now in the Leeward Islands, shewing that the said Regiment (except four Companies who wanted their muster rolls) were cleared to 22 Dec. 1709; that from that date to 19 Nov. 1710 the muster rolls are lost and some take [it that] the Paymaster cannot make a regular state of pay: [but] since that time to 22 March following the muster rolls are come [to hand]: therefore praying that the pay of the Regiment may be stated in order to their being paid their clearings in consideration of their service in accordance with the authority given to the Lord Treasurer by Parliament: a clause in the Mutiny Act [7 Anne, c. 4, cl. 69] having empowered my Lord Treasurer to pay any sum he shall think fit for their clearing notwithstanding the want of muster rolls. Ibid., p. 32.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Queen's Remembrancer to deliver up the bonds of Peregrine Bertie and his sureties as late one of the four Tellers of the Receipt: the Deputy Remembrancer having advised same in his report of the 28th inst. on said Bertie's memorial. Warrants not Relating to Money XXI, p. 329.
Treasury reference to the Taxes Commissioners of the petition of Edward Bathurst (nominated Receiver General of the Land Tax anno 1711 for part of Kent) proposing his sureties, detailed.
The like for Walker Weldon for the other part of Kent.
[The reference hereon would appear to have been replaced by that of Dec. 12 of the said Weldon's petition proposing for the whole county and for the city and county of the city of Canterbury: on which followed the Lord Treasurer's warrant dated Dec. 17 to the Queen's Remembrancer to take said securities on 20,000l.; and the Lord Treasurer's commission to him of same date.] Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) II, pp. 71, 91, 97.
Nov. 30 Royal warrant to the Attorney General and Solicitor General for a privy seal for applying, disposing and accompting for South Sea Stock for the public upon subscribing tallies and orders registered on the Act 8 Anne, c. 14: all as follows viz. By the Act of 9 Anne, c. 15, for making good Deficiencies and erecting a Corporation for South Sea Trade it was enacted that tallies and orders on the said Act of 8 Anne, c. 14 (for Continuing several Impositions) which on the 1st May 1711 were in the hands of any Treasurers or Paymasters of Public Offices should or might be subscribed into the joint stock of the said Corporation for the use of the public in manner to be directed and a 6 per cent. annuity should be allowed therefor and that all stock representing the said tallies and orders should be deemed public moneys: and in pursuance thereof the Lord Treasurer by his warrants of 1711 July 6 (under which Harry Mordaunt, Paymaster of the Ordnance, did so subscribe 61,460l. 14s. 6¼d. of such tallies and orders) and July 19 (under which John How, Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons, similarly subscribed 138,265l. 9s. 1d.) and July 20 (under which Charles Cæsar, Treasurer of the Navy, similarly subscribed 168,100l. of tallies and orders which on the said 1 May 1711 was in the hands of Robert Walpole, late Treasurer of the Navy, and were afterwards transferred to the said Cæsar) and of July 26 (under which James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad, similarly subscribed 409,600l. 7s. 6½d. of such tallies and orders exclusive of 223,900l. of the like already subscribed into the said stock, having been delivered by the said Brydges to trustees in that behalf as a security for repayment of 800,000 pieces of Eight had out of the two Genoese ships at Port Mahon: which two sums made together 777,426l. 11s. 1¾d.): now therefore it is hereby appointed that the stock representing the said sums be applied to such public uses as the said tallies and orders might have been applied to in case they had not been so subscribed or to such other public uses for which a supply has been or shall be granted by Parliament: all as the Lord Treasurer shall think most fit and necessary: provided that in case the Lord Treasurer think it necessary for the public service to raise money upon the said stock he may do so by his warrant either by sale, mortgage or otherwise, with power of redemption or without and upon such terms as shall be expressed in such warrants and to apply the money so raised to such public uses as above as he shall think fit.
And forasmuch as the said tallies and orders were originally made forth for loans made or supposed to be made by the said respective Paymasters, and thereupon in accordance with the course of the Exchequer issues were made by way of imprest and upon accompt to the said Paymasters and they are thereby charged and liable in their respective accounts, it is therefore hereby ordained that all payments in the said stock which the said Cæsar, Mordaunt, How and Brydges shall make shall be allowed in their respective accounts as if made in ready money, "the same allowances to be made for so much as the principal moneys amounted to for which the stock so applied was subscribed": and likewise that they have allowance in their accounts for any of the said stock which they shall (in pursuance of such warrants as above) assign or transfer to any person or persons to or for any public use.
And if any profit appear or arise upon the said stock so applied as above or on the proceed thereof, to wit by any interest, dividend or other benefits attending the same such profit shall be charged and answered to and for the use of the public in such manner as the Lord Treasurer shall direct: similarly any loss or discount arising in like manner shall be allowed and discharged to the respective accomptants as to justice and equity shall appertain: and all such loss, discount, advances on calls and all necessary disbursements, expenses and charges incident to the said stock shall be similarly allowed and discharged. (The privy seal hereon bears date 1711 Dec. 11.) Queen's Warrant Book XXV, pp. 112–19.
Nov. 30. Money warrant for 175l. to Francis Manning for his extraordinary disbursements 1709 July 18 to 1710 July 18 as [her Majesty's] Secretary [sent] to the Republic of the Grisons.
And for 730l. to same for same time on his ordinary of 40s. a day as same. (Money orders dated Dec. 1 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Dec. 4 hereon.) Money Book XXI, pp. 249, 250. Order Book VIII, p. 121. Disposition Book XXI, p. 189.
Allowance by Treasurer Oxford of the incidents bill, detailed, of the Malt Office for 1711 Sept. 29 quarter: total 449l. 19s. 9½d. Money Book XXI, p. 250.
The like of the incidents bill, detailed, of the Candles Duty Office for same quarter: total 406l. 19s. 5d. Ibid., p. 251.
The like of the Excise Office incidents bill, detailed, for same quarter: total 916l. 0s. 11¾d. Ibid., p. 252.
The like of the Salt Office incidents bill, detailed, for same quarter: total 413l. 15s. 7d. Ibid., p. 253.
Letter of direction for 32,970l. 11s. 8¾d. to John How, Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons: out of Contributions on the 2,000,000l. anno 1711: and is in part of 37,178l. 3s. 9d. and to be applied by him to the uses following according to his memorial of the 21st inst. in that behalf: viz.
£ s. d.
for account of Guards and Garrisons anno 1711.
for 33 days' subsistence Sept. 22 last to Oct. 24 last for the Troops and Regiments in Great Britain 24,503 8 0
on account of contingencies for Col. Douglas and several other small pensions 373 3 6
on account for the contingent expenses of the Office of the Secretary at War 412 10 0
on account of the poundage and day's pay, of the Forces to subsist the Invalid out-pensioners of Chelsea Hospital 5,630 10 0
for account of the 5,000 men for sea service anno 1711.
for the same 33 days' subsistence for the several Regiments on this Establishment 6,258 12 3
£37,178 3 9
Disposition Book XXI, p. 186.
Nov. 30. William Lowndes to Mr. Brydges to send to the Lord Treasurer a state of the offreckonings due for the Forces under your care of pay and what you conceive will be necessary to be ordered thereupon to enable the Regiments in Flanders to provide the usual clothing. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 56.
Same to same. You have represented to my Lord Treasurer that you have received advice from Catalonia that Lord Forbes still makes some pretence to the advantage that is made by recoinage of the 800,000 dollars taken out of the two Genoese ships. I am to acquaint you that the said dollars were a loan to her Majesty with interest and that Lord Forbes has nothing to do with them, [he] having received satisfaction and actually relinquished all right of capture to the said ships and their cargo: and therefore whatever profit doth any way arise by the re-coining them at Barcelona must be duly charged to your [Brydges'] account for the advantage of the public: being in substance what was signified Sept. 28 last, supra, pp. 99–100. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Granville [Secretary at War] to send to my Lord Treasurer an account what non-effective money remains in the hands of the several Colonels or Agents of the Troops in her Majesty's pay in Flanders. Ibid.
T. Harley to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] from the Virginia and Maryland merchants relating to their tobacco bonds. Ibid., p. 57.
William Lowndes to same to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Jonas Alstrom, merchant, et al., for leave to their ships to discharge without airing, having not touched at any infectious place and having no infectious goods on board. Ibid.
Treasury reference to "the Principal Officers of the Board of Ordnance" of the petition of Sir William Hodges on behalf of several merchants residing at Gibraltar shewing that having advanced several sums of money amounting to 1,033l. 5s. 5d. to enable the workmen and others for carrying on the fortifications of that Garrison, therefore they pray payment to encourage their further assistance as the necessities of that place may require. Reference Book IX, p. 27.
Same to Mr. Brydges and Mr. Cardonell of the petition of Sir Solomon de Medina shewing that the 15,000l. which the Lord Treasurer ordered him and which he received in [Exchequer] Bills from Mr. Brydges is not sufficient to answer the bills that daily become due on him: therefore begging that the account for bread and bread waggons for the year 1710 may be so settled that all objections may be removed and the said account cleared before the account of the present year be brought in. Ibid., p. 28.
Same to James Brydges of the petition of Francis Ellison, Agent to the Queen's Royal Regiment of Dragoons, commanded by the Earl of Strafford, praying a warrant to empower said Brydges to account with him for the subsistence of said Earl and his Officers from Dec. 24 last till the Regiment be on [a] regular Establishment. Ibid.
Nov. 30. Treasury reference to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts of the petition of Col. Arnot, Paymaster for the Expedition under Brigadier Hill, presenting a memorial of the several Colonels late under the said Brigadier for the payment of 9,635l. 12s. 6d. drawn in bills upon Mr. Brydges for their subsistence to Oct. 22 [which remain] unsatisfied, "my Lord not having directed payment"; and praying two months' further pay to Dec. 22 to enable them to recruit. Reference Book IX, p. 28.
Same to same of the memorial of the Colonels commanded on the above Expedition, shewing that their Regiments were complete in April last till in August they met with a misfortune in St. Lawrence River, so there was very little saved by deficient men to recruit them, being ordered to be complete by Feb. 23 next: therefore praying that they may be allowed as complete on their musters to said Feb. 23. Ibid.