Entry Book: January 1688, 16-20

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Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 8, 1685-1689. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1923.

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January 1688, 16-20

Jan. 16. Treasury allowance of the salary bill of the Post Office for last Christmas quarter: (total, 852l. 1s. 8d., the details being ut supra, pp. 1283–4). Money Book VIII, p. 343.
Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners to permit the transport to France, Customs free, of the Duke of St. Albans' travelling plate. Out Letters (General) XI, p. 294.
Appending. list of said plate.
Same to Sir Robert Sawyer. Send to the Treasury Chambers the papers that were agreed to when the Earl of Feversham and others were there concerning the Queen Dowager's pretensions to the houses near the Guard. Ibid.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests for a state of the account of Major Brett and partners, late Victuallers of the Navy. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Attorney and Solicitor General of the state of the case of Sir Samuel Dashwood and partners [late Excise Farmers] concerning exported liquors. Reference Book V, p. 200.
Same to Mr. Hewer of the petition of Capt. Char. Johnson, praying an allowance of smart money, he having been shot into the shoulders in an engagement with the Moors, of which he lay a long time ill. Ibid.
Same to same of the petition of Capt. William Davis for the like allowance, he being shot in the jawbone in an engagement against the Moors at Tangier. Ibid.
Rules and instructions [by the Treasury Lords] to be observed by the Remembrancer of First Fruits, the Comptroller thereof, the Receiver thereof, the Auditors [of Imprests as auditors] thereof and all others concerned in said revenue. Warrants not Relating to Money XII, pp. 222–4.
(1) The Remembrancer not to make any composition but with the consent and approbation of the Comptroller; and both of them to sign such composition: and the Comptroller to have free access, for his better information, to the surveys heretofore returned of the values of the ecclesiastical promotions and benefices.
(2) If any incumbent wishes to pay down the whole tax in ready money at the time of the composition he may do so and in such case no fee is to be demanded in respect of the bonds for the four usual payments.
(3) A [state of the] remain of bonds is to be forthwith taken by the Remembrancer and Comptroller and the Comptroller to have a power of retrospection to search whether the Remembrancer or other officers have been faithful to their trusts.
(4) The said remain of bonds and all bonds taken hereafter are to be immediately locked up with two distinct locks, one key thereof to be kept by the Remembrancer, the other by the Comptroller.
(5) The Comptroller not to deliver out any bond without production of the Receiver's acquittance, shewing that the money on said bond has been fully paid.
(6) No process to issue for non-payments but upon constats signed by the Remembrancer and Comptroller.
(7) Upon receipt of any returns from the bishops or otherwise of institutions and inductions the Remembrancer is forthwith to communicate them to the Comptroller, who is to enter same in books for that purpose.
(8) The Comptroller to keep exact and fair accounts of all matters relating to said revenue as a perfect control upon the Remembrancer's accounts: and the Remembrancer and the Receiver are to submit to the keeping of such control.
(9) The Comptroller is to sign the Remembrancer's account before it be received by the Auditor.
(10) A convenient place to be appointed for an Office where the Remembrancer and Comptroller and their clerks may meet on office days "that so all persons having business may know where and when to resort."
Jan. 17. Royal sign manual for 3,923l. 4s. 0d. to Henry Guy, for secret service, without account: to be issued on the 20,000l. privy seal dormant of Dec. 15 last. (Money warrant dated Jan. 17 hereon. Money order dated Jan. 18 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XII, p. 349. Money Book VIII, p. 346. Order Book II, p. 115.
Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for payment of 60l. per an. to John, Earl of Bath, Chief Ranger and keeper of St. James's Park: to be payable half yearly as from June 24 last during pleasure: the half year ended Christmas last to be paid forthwith: to be by him distributed to two underkeepers for their wages yearly. And also for payment to said Earl of the charges of keeping the King's decoys and fish ponds and for feeding, breeding and preserving all wild fowl in said park under the charge of John Webb, the present keeper, or any other keeper under the supervision of William Legg, esq., supervisor: and also the charges of labourers, workmen, artificers and gardeners employed in said park upon bills thereof to be subscribed by said Legg and said Earl and allowed by the Treasury Lords. And further for payment of his disbursements in any repairing and amending said park on bills to be subscribed by the principal officers of the Works and allowed by said Lords. All these payments to be without account. King's Warrant Book XII, pp. 349–50.
Jan. 17. Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 623,104l. 9s. 11d. to Richard, Earl of Ranelagh, Paymaster of the Forces, as imprest for the Guards, Garrisons and Land Forces for one year commencing from Jan. 1 inst.: last year's establishment of the Forces having amounted to 618,628l. 0s. 6d., but the King having since thought fit to make several additions thereto to an amount of 2,774l. per an. The present establishment to be made up of 593,104l. 9s. 11d. [out of the revenue of England] and 30,000l. which the King designs to be supplied out of the revenue of Ireland. King's Warrant Book XII, p. 355.
Same to said Earl of Ranelagh to deduct out of the pay of the Horse, Foot and Dragoons as follows, viz. from the horse 2d. for every loaf of bread, 14½d. for every truss of hay, 6d. for every truss of straw ("except for such straw as was served for the use of the tents which we are graciously pleased to allow to our Horse, Foot and Dragoons") and 20¼d. for every bushel of oats; from the Foot 2d. for every loaf of bread; from the Dragoons 12d. for every truss of hay, 4d. for every truss of straw and 20d. for every bushel of oats and 2d. for every loaf of bread to them respectively delivered (by John Shales, Commissary General of the Provisions) for the use of the Forces encamped on Hounslow Heath last summer; the cost of which provisions and the ancient charges upon the same have been paid for by said Paymaster of the Forces. Ibid, pp. 356–7.
Further, the said Commissary General did furnish coverings for the Horse after the rate of 2s. 6d. each horse, amounting in the whole to 311l. 5s. 0d. and did likewise serve picketts to the Dragoons, which at 3d. each picket comes to 14l. 15s. 0d. These sums are similarly hereby to be deducted from the Horse and Dragoons respectively. The royal warrant of June 3 last directing several deductions from the Forces for provisions intended to be served to them on Hounslow Heath in the summer of 1687 is hereby annulled.
An account of the deductions as above is to be given in to the Treasury Lords so that same may be surcharged on said Paymaster's accounts.
Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for payment of sums not exceeding 20,000l. in the whole to Robert Werden, esq. (Col. Robert Werden), Treasurer to the Queen Consort, for the ordinary and extraordinary service of the said Queen's stables: without account" other than such account as he is to render for other moneys which he receives and pays for the service" of said Queen. Ibid, p. 359.
Same to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Thomas Cheeke, his heirs and assigns etc., of the Crown's interest in the attainted estate as follows of William Russell, esq., commonly called William, Lord Russell, viz. the rectory of Malros, alias Marlas, alias Marles [Marloes], co. Pembroke; the rectory of Castle Marton [Castlemartin], co. Pembroke; the draught of corn called Castleton Draught in the parish of Monckton, near Pembroke; the tithes of hemp and flax in the parish of Shenar [Zennor], alias Senar, co. Cornwall: to hold for ever subject to the rents etc. (if any) payable thereout to the Crown: and likewise of the tenements etc. in the manors of Northload and Ashcott, co. Somerset, whereof said Russell alone or jointly with others stood seized at the time of his attainder by grant from said Cheeke as lord of said manor in trust for said Cheeke's nominees by will or failing that in trust for his daughters, Essex Cheeke and Anne Cheeke. And further to grant to said Thomas Cheeke all arrears due on the premises as above: all by reason that Cheeke has petitioned, ut supra, p. 1358, shewing that said William Russell was heretofore a trustee in the settlement of said Cheeke's lands, which on reference has been confirmed by report of June 3 last from the Solicitor General. Ibid, pp. 359–61.
Jan. 17. Money warrant for 500l. to John, Earl of Bath, for half a year to Christmas last on the 1,000l. per an. to him and Lord Hawley [for the Duchess of Richmond]. Money Book VIII, p. 343.
Treasury allowance of last Christmas quarter's salary bill, detailed, of the Excise Office (total, 5,077l. 6s. 0d.). Ibid, pp. 344–5.
Money warrant for 50l. to Dame Margery Fairborne for last Christmas quarter on her reduced annuity. Ibid, p. 346.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt for tallies on the Tenths of the dioceses of Oxford et al. for 106l. 5s. 0d. to James Hamilton for last Christmas quarter on his assigned moiety of annuity granted 1673, July 27, to Elizabeth Hamilton for her sons. Ibid, pp. 346–7.
Same for same for 106l. 5s. 0d. to said Elizabeth for same quarter on the unassigned moiety of said pension; and for 125l. on the Tenths of the dioceses of Chester etc. for same quarter on her own annuity granted 1673, July 20. Ibid, pp. 347–8.
Money warrant for 100l. to Mris. Isabella Boynton for half a year to Christmas last on her pension. Ibid, p. 351.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of the branches of the revenue directed to be this week paid into the Exchequer, viz.: Disposition Book VI, pp. 144–5.
Out of the Customs. l. s. d.
to the Treasurer of the Navy on account of 400,000l. [for the year's Navy service beginning] from 1686, Lady day 7,000 0 0
to ditto to pay off warrant officers etc. [their arrears due before 1686, Lady day] 200 0 0
to the Keeper of the Privy Purse 1,000 0 0
to Alderman Sturt in part of his debt 1,000 0 0
to me [Guy] for secret service 1,678 0 0
to the Treasurer of Christ's Hospital 370 0 0
to Sir Robert Vyner for plate 500 0 0
to Mr. Dryden 75 0 0
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance [for one week on the Ordnance Office's weekly money] 1,000 0 0
to ditto towards 15,000l. payable at Christmas for the fortifications at Hull and Portsmouth 2,540 16 8
Out of King's Bench fines.
to ditto to complete said 15,000l. 459 3 4
Out of the Excise.
to the Earl of Ranelagh for the Forces 11,000 0 0
to the Earl of Bath for the Duchess of Richmond 500 0 0
to Mr. White for New Park 500 0 0
to the officers of the Ecclesiastical Commission 350 0 0
Out of the Hearthmoney.
to the Cofferer of the Household 2,000 0 0
to the Master of the Great Wardrobe 1,000 0 0
to the Treasurer of the Chamber 1,000 0 0
to me [Guy] for secret service 202 10 0
Out of the Letter Office money.
towards the Queen's quarter 2,000 0 0
to me [Guy] for secret service 1,000 0 0
(Same, dated same, to the Customs Cashier, enclosing the paper of the disposition of the Customs cash for the present week, said paper including the above ten Customs items [payable out of the Exchequer], together with the following item [payable direct out of the Customs Office], viz. 2,500l. towards the [last] quarter [salary] book of the Customs.)
(Same, dated same, to the Commissioners of Excise and Hearthmoney, enclosing the like paper of the disposition of the cash of those branches of the revenue; said paper including for the Hearthmoney only the above four Hearthmoney items: and for the Excise the above four Excise items [payable out of the Exchequer], together with the following items [payable direct out of the Excise Office on tallies etc.], viz. 1,000l. to pay off Excise tallies in Mr. [Toll's] hands; 500l. for the bankers' tallies; 1,902l. 6s. 0d. for the inferior officers of the Excise; 1,000l. on Sir Benj. Bathurst's privy seal.)
Jan. 17. Henry Guy to Mr. Griffin [Treasurer of the Chamber], enclosing a royal signet and sign manual directed to you for payment of 10l. to Gideon Royer for his pains in writing and embellishing a letter sent from the King to the Czar of Russia by their [the Russian] Envoy. Disposition Book VI, p. 141.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of the Duchy of Cornwall money in the Exchequer: viz.: 125l. to Lady Joane Howard; 1,042l. 14s. 0d. to me [Guy] for secret service; 160l. to Sir Joseph Williamson; 220l. to the Earl of Bath as Housekeeper at St. James's; 37l. 6s. 8d. to Dr. Sherlock; 100l. to the poor [of the parish] and [to Charles I's] hospital at St. Margaret's, Westminster; 100l. to the poor of St. Martin's in the Fields; 100l. to Mris. Kath. Ellyott. Ibid, p. 146.
Same to Mr. Pepys [Secretary to the Admiralty], enclosing papers [missing] from Sir Clement Harby, his Majesty's Consul in Zante. Out Letters (General) XI, p. 295.
Jan. 17. Henry Guy to Mr. Duncombe [Excise Cashier] for a certificate what sums remain unpaid upon the Excise tallies struck for the perpetual interest [to the bankers and other like funded annuitants]. Out Letters (General) XI, p. 295.
Same to the Customs Commissioners, enclosing the reports made by the Excise Commissioners and the Wine Licence Commissioners "on your presentment for a general liberty to be given to all licensed alehouses and victualling houses to retail Canary wine without particular wine licences for the same." Ibid.
Same to Lord Dartmouth. The King desires you to send Mr. Frith to Sir Christopher Wrenn concerning the business of the Mews; the proposals for which are referred to Wren, "and he complains that nobody has been with him about it." Ibid.
Treasury reference to Mr. Fisher, Deputy Surveyor General of Crown Lands, of the petition of Daniell Sheldon for renewal of the lease of Oatlands Park in which he has 23 years yet to come. Reference Book V, p. 201.
Same to same of the petition of Nicho. Kemp for a new lease of a tenement in Trelugan, parcel of the Duchy of Cornwall. Ibid.
Same to William Culliford of the petition of the Skinners Company, ut supra, p. 1685, together with the Customs Commissioners' report and other papers [all missing] thereon. Ibid.
Same to Auditor Phelips of the petition of Robt., Visct. Teviot, to the King, shewing that he and others were, under the late King, Farmers of the Four and a Half per cent. duty at Barbados; that 1,342l. still remains due to them on account thereof; that by a decree in the Exchequer Sir Patrick Trant is to pay 988l. 15s. 2d. into the Exchequer for moneys received of said Farm: therefore praying a grant thereof towards their said arrear. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Hewer of the petition of Tho. Edwars (Edwards), alias Payne, for payment of 3l. 8s. 0d. due to him as Clerk to the Protestant Church in Tangier. Ibid, p. 202.
Same to same of the petition of Edwd. Roth of Tangier, praying for 65 pieces of Eight and 2l. 0s. 8d. to be stopped in Hewer's hands out of Sir John Mordant's money. Ibid.
The Treasury Lords to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland. We have considered the list of your proposed reducements in the salaries of several officers of the revenue. We approve of them all except the last article for laying aside 11 of the riding surveyors for the Country Excise. We think these may be necessary to be continued because we find in the accompts that the decrease of the revenue is principally in that particular branch. Put in for all the other your said proposed abatements and reducements, amounting to 4,908l. 5s. 0d. per an. exclusive of the 660l. per an. for the said 11 officers. The officers set aside in accordance herewith are to be admitted to adequate employments in the revenue as same shall become void. Out Letters (Ireland) V, pp. 68–9.
Such of your own number as go the circuits in the country for visiting the outports or districts want some encouragement in respect of travelling charges. We think it reasonable to allow 20s. a day for same.
Jan. 17. The Treasury Lords to Sir Edmund Andros [Governor of New England]. The King has lately received certain information that divers ships and sloops belonging to New England have already taken up a considerable quantity of silver and treasure out of the wreck lying near Hispaniola. A moiety thereof is due to the King as Lord High Admiral and is to be recovered as by the royal instructions to you of Oct. 22 last, supra, p. 1557. We enclose you a duplicate of said letter of instructions and you are to proceed thereon accordingly. (The like letter was sent to the rest of the Governors of the Plantations, viz. the Lieut. Governor of Barbados and the Governor of New York, of Jamaica, of Virginia and of the Leeward Islands; "duplicates of the [abovesaid] King's letter having been sent to the rest of the Governors before this time.") Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) I, pp. 254, 278. Out Letters (General) XI, p. 304.
Jan. 18. Henry Guy to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed proposal [missing] concerning the Militia Acts with the late Attorney General's opinion thereon. Out Letters (General) XI, p. 295.
Jan. 19. Royal warrant to the Treasury Lords to pay to Robert White, gent., the 985l. expended by him for goods and services for New Park, near Richmond, by order of the late Treasurer Rochester, Keeper of the said Park, pursuant to royal warrant dated 1684, July 1: as by an account thereof made up by Auditor William Aldworth and allowed by the Treasury Lords the 9th inst. (Money warrant dated Jan. 20 hereon. Money order dated Jan. 21 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XII, p. 358. Money Book VIII, p. 350. Order Book II, p. 116.
Money warrant for 350l. to William Bridgman for half a year to Christmas last for himself as Register and other the officers attending the Commissioners for Ecclesiastical Causes. (Money order dated Jan. 20 hereon.) Money Book VIII, p. 348. Order Book II, p. 115.
Same for 370l. 10s. 0d. to the Treasurer of Christ's Hospital for one year to Christmas last on the annuity for the better support of the [King's Mathematical] children of that foundation. Money Book VIII, p. 348.
Same for 75l. to John Dryden, esq., Poet Laureate and Historiographer Royal, for last Christmas quarter on his allowances of 200l. and 100l. per an. Ibid, p. 349.
Same for 100l. to Mris. Katherine Ellyott for half a year to Christmas last on her pension. Ibid.
Same for 50l. to the Treasurer of Charles I's Hospital in Westminster for one year to Christmas last on the annuity for keeping poor fatherless children. Ibid, p. 349. Order Book II, p. 117.
50l. to the churchwardens of St. Margaret's, Westminster, for same on the annuity for the poor of that parish.
100l. to the same of the parish of St. Martin's in the Fields for same on same.
(Money order dated Jan. 26 hereon.)
Jan. 19. Treasury warrant dormant to the Customs Cashier to pay Brooke Bridges and Thomas Done, Auditors of Imprests, and their clerks 50l. per an. (making 300l. per an. in all) for examining, auditing and engrossing each of the six separate Customs accounts of the new impositions granted 1 James II (viz. the duties on wines, brandies, silks and linen and the duties on tobacco and sugars), the same being distinctly accounted for, which does occasion yearly the making of six several accounts, viz. three cash accounts of money paid to and issues by the Receiver General or Cashier of Customs and three general accounts [1] of the gross receipts of said impositions in the several ports and [2] of deductions for repayments upon certificates and upon debentures of goods re-shipped and [3] of payments, remains and bonds: both the Customs Cashier and Customs Comptroller having reported that a reasonable allowance for same would be 40l. per an. each for the auditors and 10l. per an. each for their clerks, making 300l. per an. in all. The payments as herein are to be made as and when the said accounts are delivered. Money Book VIII, pp. 351–2.
Henry Guy to the Commissioners for Licensing Hackney Coaches. From your memorial of the 9th inst. it appears that you have 1,000l. in your hands, viz. 500l. for one quarter's advance and 500l. deposited for incident charges for the first half year [of your management]. You are to apply same as follows, viz. 250l. for your salaries; 250l. for incidents; 166l. 13s. 4d. to be paid into the Exchequer; 333l. 6s. 8d. to be paid to the Earl of Ranelagh, Paymaster of the Forces, for the use of the Hospital at Chelsea. Disposition Book VI, p. 146.
(Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to keep apart by itself what money shall be paid into the Exchequer by the said Commissioners.)
Same to the Customs Commissioners to permit the transport to Ireland, Customs free, to the Earl of Tyrconnel, Lord Deputy of Ireland, of the following goods, being all out of the Great Wardrobe: to be shipped for Dublin on the Monmouth yacht, William Wright commander. Out Letters (General) XI, p. 295.
Appending: list of said goods, viz.: seven cloaks of scarlet cloth lined with blue shalloon laced with silver and gold: seven coats of crimson velvet richly laced with silver and gold lace, lined with blue shalloon and embroidered with the King's letters and crown; seven pairs of blue cloth breeches; seven pair of banners richly embroidered; seven hats with gold and silver lace; seven belts with silver and gold laces; one pair of kettle drums; one King at Arms coat; three messengers' coats.
Same to same to report on the petition of John Mountagu and Edward Pay after hearing them and Mr. Stephen Hunter, Mr. Miles, Mr. Cocks and Mr. Evans. Ibid, p. 296.
Appending: note of said petition, shewing that several persons have caused engines to be made for cutting tobacco to be exported and so to [re-] import the tobacco cut and stript; which will not only diminish the weight and consequently the Customs by one fourth, but will ruin several of the King's subjects who live by cutting tobacco.
Jan. 19. Henry Guy to Sir Charles Littleton to forthwith pay in the arrear due to the King from Visct. Brouncker as Cofferer of the Household. Out Letters (General) XI, p. 296.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to deliver (in the manner usual to former ambassadors coming [returning] from Turkey) goods as follows to James, Lord Chandos, his Majesty's Ambassador now returning home from the Emperor of the Turks; said goods being on board with him in the Crowne frigate. Ibid.
Appending: memorial, dated the 17th inst., from said Lord Chandos, praying for his goods, 140 parcels, to be opened at his dwelling house.
Same to Mr. Graham and Mr. Burton, enclosing Visct. Brandon's petition for repayment of the sums paid into the Exchequer or remaining in the sheriffs' hands of moneys levied on his father's estate by virtue of outlawry. You are to assist him in calling upon the several sheriffs for their respective accounts thereof and in stating same. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to permit Gregory Petrous to re-ship to India sword blades, ut supra, p. 1655; the principal officers of the Ordnance having no objection thereto. Out Letters (Customs) XI, pp. 106–7.
Treasury reference to Mr. Blathwayt [as Secretary to the Forces] of the petition of Capt. Brome, shewing that in the late rebellion he raised a Company of 100 men and furnished them with hats, shoes etc. and same were disbanded without any recompense [to petitioner]: therefore praying 100l. for same "as hath been done to others." Reference Book V, p. 202.
Same to Mr. Twitty et al. of the petition of Joanna Story, widow, praying payment of 239l. 19s. 2d. due to her late husband for wages as Volary Keeper at St. James's; her husband having left her much in debt. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to John Fisher, Deputy Surveyor General of Crown Lands, for a particular [of a tenement in Shippon] with a view to a new lease thereof to John North at the ancient rent of 7s. per an. and fine of 12l. and 8l. for buying off the increased rent of 40s. per an. Warrants not Relating to Money XII, pp. 227–8.
Prefixing: said Fisher's report on said North's petition, ut supra, p. 1379, for same. The delay in this petition has been due to the death of Mr. Finmore, petitioner's lawyer. The existing lease was granted in 1664 to John Ward, late messenger of the Duchy of Cornwall, and by him was assigned to petitioner. I advise terms as above.
Jan. 20. Henry Guy to Sir John Temple [Solicitor General, Ireland] to report on the enclosed papers [missing], viz. a draft warrant for granting to Garret Westley, esq., the reversion of his estate in Ireland and the reports thereon form the Lord Deputy and the Attorney General, Ireland. Out Letters (General) XI, p. 297.
Same to Lord Dartmouth to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Thomas Silver and other gunners for some allowance for their services in stopping the fire which lately happened at the Victualling Office: with the Navy Victuallers' report thereon. Ibid.
Jan. 20. Henry Guy to Lord Dartmouth to report on the enclosed certificate [missing] on behalf of Capt. Richard Leeke. Out Letters (General) XI, p. 297.
Same to same to deliver, Customs free, to Father Couplet, the Chinese missionary, his boxes and bails of books and other things belonging to his profession since he is bound for China and his goods are to be put on a ship going for Portugal. Ibid.
Appending: letter from James Frasier to Lord Godolphin in behalf of said Father Couplet.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh [as Paymaster of the Forces] to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of the several Captains of Col. Trelawney's Regiment of Foot for the like compensations as granted to others for recruiting their Companies in the time of the late rebellion. Ibid, p. 298.
Same to the Revenue Commissioners to report on the enclosed proposals [missing] presented to the Treasury Lords concerning the revenue of Ireland. Out Letters (Ireland) V, p. 69.
Same to same. Sir William Talbott, late Receiver of the King's private revenue in Ireland [when Duke of York], has petitioned the Treasury Lords, shewing that he has spent the last two years in altering his accounts according to the various methods prescribed by you and has brought same to a just balance and gave same in; but that you have (contrary to your promise to the Lord Deputy) sent away all the papers concerning same with private observations and remarks thereon, of which he has no copy. You are to give him copies thereof. Ibid.