Entry Book: July 1686, 21-31

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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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July 1686, 21-31

July 21. Money warrant for 15,000l. to William Hewer, Treasurer for Tangier, as imprest for the late garrison thereof and as in part of the 50,000l. privy seal of 1685, Mar. 31, ut supra, p. 79. (Money order dated July 21 hereon.) Money Book VI, p. 363. Order Book I, p. 133.
Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners to deliver to Edward Ingleby for the King's use a pasteboard case with pictures in it brought over by Michaell Poole, same being a present sent by the Elector of Cologne to his Majesty and are now stopped by one Picard, an officer at Dover. Out Letters (General) IX, p. 405.
Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to the Trustees for Fee Farms to make a contract for reprisal to the Duke of Albemarle for fee farm rents in cos. Lincoln, Notts and Yorks amounting to 116l. 6s. 10½d. [per an.], which were conveyed to him but cannot be enjoyed by him [by reason same were doubly sold or are not discoverable or for such other reason]. [The schedules of the rents so conveyed and of the other rents hereby intended to be conveyed in reprise are not set out.] Warrants not Relating to Money XI, p. 326.
Same by same to the Clerk of the Pipe for a new grant to John Tooker of the office of bailiff and collector of the rents and revenues of the manors of Milton Falconbridge, Stoke under Hamdon, Stratton upon Fosse, Midsomer Norton, Farrington Gurney, West Harptree, Widcombe, Englishcombe, and Laverton, co. Somerset, parcel of the Duchy of Cornwall, and in Ryme Intrinseca and Extrinseca, co. Dorset, parcel of said Duchy his grant thereof dated 1672, Aug. 21, being become void by the death of Charles II. Ibid, p. 327.
Same by same to the Barons of the Exchequer and the King's Remembrancer to take the abovesaid Tooker's security for his said office: viz. himself, John Tooker of the Middle Temple, gent., and James Tooker, his elder brother, of Norton Hall, co. Somerset. [Total] bond, 600l. Ibid, p. 328.
July 23. Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners, dated from Tunbridge Wells. Treasurer Rochester has to-day written the Earl of Craven to appoint a convoy to bring up to London the considerable sum of the King's money in the hands of Mr. Vernon, Collector of Liverpool. You are to attend said Earl herein. Out Letters (General) IX, p. 405.
Same to said Earl of Craven to the like effect. Ibid.
July 24. Money warrant for 300l. to Phillip Burton for Crown law charges. (Money order dated July 27 hereon.) Money Book VI, p. 369. Order Book I, p. 132.
July 24. Money warrant for 577l. 12s. 6d. to Sir Gabriel Sylvius, Envoy Extraordinary to the King of Denmark; 455l. thereof for a quarter's ordinary 1685, Nov. 28, to 1685–6, Feb. 27, and the remaining 122l. 12s. 6d. for extraordinaries as below from 1685, Dec. 24, to 1686, April 14. (Money order dated July 27 hereon.) Money Book VI, p. 370. Order Book I, p. 133.
Appending: bill of said extras dated Copenhagen, April 17 last, as allowed May 11 last by Secretary the Earl of Middleton, except the first item "which I submit to the consideration of" the Lord Treasurer.
l. s. d.
1685, Dec. 24, paid at the Exchequer and Treasury for fees on 797l. 25 2 6
1685–6, Jan. 1, at the King of Denmark's Court for new year's gifts to the kettle drums, trumpets, Guards, servants and several other officers about Court 30 0 0
Feb. 6, being the day the King [James II of England] came to the Crown, given one entertainment to several foreign ministers 10 0 0
April 15, being the King of Denmark's birthday, entertained several of the gentry and foreign ministers 10 0 0
postage of letters disbursed by Sir Peter Wych from 1685, Dec. 29, to April 16 last 15 10 0
postage of several letters from Copenhagen to Hamburg and vice versa 9 10 0
pens, ink, paper, Gazettes and several other intelligence and new year's gifts to the Posthouse Office 12 10 0
mourning for the Dowager of Palatine and Queen of Denmark's aunt (the mourning for the King [Charles II of England] being out) 10 0 0
£122 12 6
Money order for 535l. 10s. 1d. to John Walker, Usher of the Exchequer Court, for necessaries delivered to the officers of said Court in Trinity term last and for his own diet at 5d. a day from Mar. 4 last to the 23rd inst. Order Book I, p. 133.
Henry Guy, dated Tunbridge Wells, to the Attorney General. The King has directed the Lord Warden of the Stannaries to call a Convocation of tinners. Must there be a privy seal to direct this or can the Warden call it on his own authority? Out Letters (General) IX, p. 406.
Same to Mr. Pepys. The Customs Commissioners have presented an information to the Lord Treasurer to the following effect: that Richard Tucker, a tidesman in Cowes port, on the 3rd inst. seized a boat coming ashore with a hogshead of wine; the boat belonged to the Crown frigate, one of his Majesty's ships at Spithead, Capt. Rumquill commander, who was then in the said boat, and being asked if he had clearings for the wine pretended he brought it from Sir Robert Holmes, who presented it to him; and on Tucker's attempting to seize it the Commander in a violent manner fell upon him, hindered him seizing the wine and beat and abused him, and one of his men felled him to the ground and a fellow officer coming to Tucker's assistance was threatened to have his brains knocked out, upon which Tucker called the surveyor and they pursued the said boat near two miles, but they outrowed the Customs boat and carried off the hogshead. Ibid.
This will be of very great consequence to his Majesty in his Customs revenue and will give encouragement to others. Enquire into this and move his Majesty for such punishment on the guilty herein as may deter all others who are employed by the King from the like illegal practices.
July 24. Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners to pass Customs free the horses and equipage of Col. Mackay, which he is to transport to Holland, same having all been made use of here in England. Out Letters (General) IX, p. 406.
Same to Sir Robert Howard [Auditor of the Receipt] and William Wardour [Clerk of the Pells] to permit Bernard Turner to strike two tallies for 194l. 2s. 7d. each, he having released to the King the 230l. 4s. 4d. per an. which was assigned to him by Tho. Price, the goldsmith [out of his [Price's] banker's annuity], payable out of the Excise. You are also to let him [Turner] strike tallies for the perpetual interest for the last quarter thereof for which the bankers had a warrant. Ibid, p. 407.
Warrant by Treasurer Rochester, dated Tunbridge Wells, to the King's Remembrancer to deliver up the bond executed 1683, May 16, by Ford, Lord Grey, of Werke, in 10,000l. and Ralfe Grey of Gosfeild in Essex in 5,000l. and Richard Neville of Billingbear, co. Berks, in 5,000l. for said Lord Grey's keeping the peace towards the King and all his subjects for one year from date thereof, which bond was soon after forfeited to the King: the said Lord having prayed for same to be delivered up and cancelled, which the King in Council at Hampton Court the 17th inst. was graciously pleased to order. Warrants not Relating to Money XI, p. 328.
Prefixing. copy of said order of the King in Council.
Same by same to same et al. to supersede process against Sir Thomas Haggerstall, bart., and against his goods and chattels and against all lessees of the two third parts of his estate on account of [his] Recusancy. All moneys levied [thereon] and unanswered to the King are to be restored. Ibid, p. 329.
July 26. Henry Guy, dated Tunbridge Wells, to Sir Christopher Wren. Treasurer Rochester would have the Duke of Buckingham's building at Wallingford House go on, that is the building itself; but as to the way out of the street into Old Spring Garden that must be stopped up till the Lord Treasurer is satisfied that it may legally be made into that ground. Out Letters (General) IX, p. 407.
Same to Mr. Pepys. Treasurer Rochester has received an account from Mr. Randolph of New England that he will take care of the masts and other things in general that he was ordered to do and that he will send over by the next ship the contract he has made for 23 masts and 17 boltsprits. Ibid.
Same to the Excise Commissioners to employ Mr. Cleaver (now in the Excise at Newcastle and an officer in the Excise for 15 years) as general rider in the Excise in Yorkshire loco Mr. Corbridge, deceased. Ibid.
July 26. Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners. Send your reports and all other business whatsoever to the Treasury Chambers in Whitehall. They shall be sent hither [Tunbridge Wells], where the Lord Treasurer will despatch them. Out Letters (General) IX, p. 407.
Reference by Treasurer Rochester, dated Tunbridge Wells, to same of the petition of the tobacco merchants of London shewing that the Customs Commissioners intend to expose to public sale a parcel of tobacco stalks "that will be greatly prejudicial to his Majesty in his Customs as well as to the petitioners": therefore praying for said sale to be stopped till they be heard. Reference Book III, p. 364.
Same by same to same of the petition of the owners of the ship Michill, Samuell Fuller master, seized for bringing plank from Hamburg contrary to law; praying for the discharge of same, "it having been commonly done without molestation." Ibid, p. 365.
Same by same to same of the petition of John Clippingdale et al. merchants, shewing that they bought a foreign bottom for 65l. and laid out 963l. in English materials [in the rebuilding of same]: therefore praying for same to be allowed to trade as an English ship. Ibid.
Warrant, dated Tunbridge Wells, by same to John Fisher [Deputy Surveyor General of Crown Lands] for a particular and ratal of certain houses escheated to the Crown and discovered by Joan Smith: all with a view to a fresh lease thereof to John Sawyer, son of said Joan Smith: at a rental of 20s. per an. Warrants not Relating to Money XI, pp. 329–30.
Prefixing: report dated July 19 inst. from said Fisher on said Sawyer's petition for same. The premises are only worth 4l. per an. There are 23l. arrears of rent on the present lease which ought first to be cleared off.
Same by same to the Clerk of the Estreats in the Exchequer Court to issue out the strongest process against James Carrier, late of Ilminster, co. Somerset, and his sureties [as follows] on the recognizance of 500l. which he with Thomas Carter and John Waldon entered into some time before the landing of the late Duke of Monmouth in the West for their answering at the next Assizes such things as should be alleged against them: the said Carrier having forfeited same by being actually in the late rebellion and is fled. Ibid.
Same by same to the King's Remembrancer et al. to forbear process against Sir William Leman of Northaw, co. Herts, on the fee of 1,095l. due for the baronetcy conferred on his father, Sir William Leman, by Charles II. Ibid, p. 333.
July 27. Henry Guy, dated Tunbridge Wells, to the Customs Commissioners to deliver the following to Lord Maitland on payment of Custom. Out Letters (General) IX, p. 408.
Appending: list of goods brought from Scotland and now on the Providence of Leith, now in the Thames, Thom. Bizett master (23 boxes of books, four cabinets, two pendulum clocks, a large looking glass and glasses for a coach, four boxes with pictures etc.).
July 28. Privy seal for 100,000l. to Charles Bertie, Treasurer and Paymaster of the Ordnance: as imprest for the land and sea service of the Ordnance. (Royal warrant dated July 19 to the Clerk of the Signet for said privy seal. Money warrant dated Aug. 2 hereon. Money order dated Aug. 3 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XI, p. 91. Money Book VI, p. 371. Order Book I, p. 134.
Money warrant dated Tunbridge Wells, for 2,500l. to the Queen for last June 24 quarter on her annuity of 10,000l. over and above her jointure. (Money order dated Aug. 9 hereon.) Money Book VI, p. 371. Order Book I, p. 135.
Warrant, dated same, by Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Commissioners to pay 45l. 12s. 0d. to Henry Ayloff, King's Remembrancer, for the fees usually heretofore paid to the King's Remembrancer and his clerks by the Customers of the outports: same being for passing their accounts for the year ended 1685, Christmas. Money Book VI, p. 371.
Same, dated Whitehall, to same to pay said Ayloff 340l. 14s. 4d. and 37l. 15s. 4d. for parchment and other necessaries detailed for the blank books for the Customers, Comptrollers and searchers of respectively the outports and London: being for the year ended Christmas next. Ibid, p. 372.
Money warrant, dated Tunbridge Wells, for 20l. to Lodowick Bray for half a year to June 24 last on his pension. Ibid, p. 373.
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 V, pp. 12–13.
l. s. d.
Out of the Customs.
to the Treasurer of the Navy for sea officers and bills in course 400 0 0
to ditto for the Navy in further part of the year's service beginning Lady day last, "which is to go in repayment of so much of the money that was advanced for that service out of the loan of Mr. Kingdon and others" 9,500 0 0
to ditto for Sir Peter Rich due from the Navy Board on a Navy bill 188 10 4
to Mr. Kent and Mr. Duncombe for interest for June 24 quarter last 1,509 14 10
to the Treasurer of the Navy to pay off the Ruby 11,000 0 0
Out of the imposition on wine and vinegar.
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance 1,100 0 0
Out of the Excise.
to the Earl of Ranelagh for the Forces 7,000 0 0
Out of the Hearthmoney.
to same for same 5,000 0 0
to me [Guy] for secret service by way of advance 374 0 0
Out of the Post Office.
to me [Guy] for secret service by way of advance 126 0 0
to Lady Marischal 600 0 0
Out of the 9,500l. in the Exchequer directed to repay the advance to the Navy from the Queen Dowager's portion.
to Mr. Fox, by way of advance, for the arrears of the Forces [to Jan. 1 last] 5,000 0 0
(Same, dated Tunbridge Wells, to the Customs Cashier enclosing the paper of the disposition of the Customs cash for this week: said paper including only the above five Customs items.) (Same dated same to the Commissioners of Excise and Hearthmoney, enclosing the like paper for the disposition of the cash of those branches of the revenue; said paper including for the Hearthmoney only the above two Hearthmoney items: and for the Excise the above Excise item [payable out of the Exchequer], together with the following item [payable direct out of the Excise Office on tallies], viz. 3,000l. to the Prince and Princess of Denmark.
July 28. Henry Guy, dated Tunbridge Wells, to Mr. Hoare, Comptroller of the Mint, for a certificate of the value of all clippings, filings etc. [belonging to clippers and counterfeiters of the coin] which have been at any time brought into the Mint and not yet accounted for to the King; and in whose hands the same remain. Out Letters (General) IX, p. 408.
Warrant, dated same, by Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Commissioners to establish Edward Evatt at 50l. per an. in the tidesurveyor's office, London port, for keeping a register of the names of all inward bound ships, their masters' names, burthen, qualities and ladings and a like register of the names of the tidesmen that are boarded upon them, with the time when they were sent to Gravesend, when boarded and when cleared, an account of all the watchmen, to what stations they are each night appointed and what ships or goods are under their charge: he having executed the said employment for near two years and it having been found very much to the King's service. Out Letters (Customs) X, p. 150.
Same by same to same to discharge the seizure of the ketch Susanna of London, Thomas Evans master and part owner, said ship being at sea bound for San Lucar [de Barrameda] in Spain, but forced by stress of weather into the bay of Poole David [? Pouldu] in Bretaigne, where four of his men left him and he was forced to take four others [Frenchmen] in their places so that on his return to England he was seized by Capt. Charles Lock for not being manned according to the Navigation Act, he having returned with oranges and lemons, which are allowed by said Act to be imported by foreigners, only he had [also] 83 gallons of wine on board for which he has paid foreigners' duty. The present release is in view of the hardness of the case. Ibid.
Same by same to the King's Remembrancer to continue the providing and sending out of the parchment books for [the Customers, Comptrollers and searchers of] the various ports as formerly has been accustomed: all as follow. Ibid, pp. 151–2.
Prefixing: report dated July 14 inst. from the Customs Commissioners on the petition of Henry Ayloff, King's Remembrancer, in trust for Visct. Fanshaw, an infant. We have consulted Mr. Eden, the Deputy Remembrancer of the Exchequer, as to the necessity or usefulness of the said parchment books which are sent to the Customs officers of the several ports by the King's Remembrancer. He informs us that the said books are of two sorts: the one is Coast Books taken for subsidy goods passing coastwise from port to port within the kingdom for which bonds are taken for their delivery accordingly and their not being exported without payment of Custom. As to the continuance and regular return of these there have been some late declaratory orders of the Treasury Lords and the Barons of the Exchequer. The other sorts are books for the entering of all warrants that pass for subsidy or custom inwards or outwards and these are yearly transcripts from the public books which are kept in each Custom House and are annually returned into the Remembrancer's Office upon oath and are there kept: but [they are] not made use of in any part of the [Customs Receiver General's yearly] account that is made to the King of the revenue of the Customs "nor is consistent with the method that now is and for some time hath been used in accompting for that revenue, which [present method consists in] returns [of] quarterly accounts from the outports and weekly from the port of London under several checques, examinations and attestations which those parchment books are not liable to nor capable of. But it is most probable that in former times when each Customer of a port or particular duty was an immediate and distinct accomptant to the King in his Exchequer those books were the only return and charge upon the accomptant and were accordingly delivered to the auditors to frame the accompts. But we conceive that now the chief use that can be made of or reason that can be given for the sending of those books into the Exchequer is that they may be there reposited as records for the use and inspection of the King or any subject if occasion require in future times and the rather because there is no public place or repository that we know of appointed for the other Custom books (which commonly follow the change and will of the respective officers); for the [general yearly] accompt being perfected with the King by the other returns to the auditors as aforesaid there is no great regard had to the perpetuating the books which were the originals of those accounts in each Custom House. And perhaps the books or accompts that are [under the present method] delivered to the auditors will not be of so easy or common access to any private person that shall desire it. And there is this further argument for the continuance of those books, that in case the King's Customs should happen to be in farm there is then no account of the proceed of the revenue returned to the auditors but only an account of the Farmers' discharge of their rent according to covenants; and in that case these books are the only fixed and recorded memorials of the revenue." We therefore advise their continuance as the only objection is their cost: the labour of writing and returning them is merely part of the officer's duty.
July 28. Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Commissioners to employ Simon Tomlins (a tidesurveyor, London port) as Collector of Rochester port loco William Smith, lately dismissed. Out Letters (Customs) X, pp. 151, 152, 153, 154, 155.
Thomas Taylor (an extraordinary tidesman, Hull port) as a tidesman in fee ibid. loco Abraham Shergold, lately dismissed.
William Ogle (an extraordinary tidesman, London port) as a tidesman in fee ibid. loco Thomas Wisdom, preferred to be a coastwaiter ibid.
Thomas Thorp (a same ibid.) as a, same ibid. loco Henry Stumbles, preferred to be a coastwaiter ibid.
Spicer Harris and Henry Trott (employed for some time and paid by incidents) to be watermen, London port, at the established salary of 60l. per an., to attend Mr. Peregrine Bertie, surveyor of the searchers.
The salary of the two tidesmen in Truro port to be 25l. per an. [each] without incidents in lieu of their previous salary of 10l. per an. each and 2s. per day when employed.
William Buck and Henry Wannell (employed for some time as weighing porters in Plymouth port and paid by incidents) to be established at 20l. per an. salary each without incidents.
20l. per an. to be added to the salary of Gerrard Fox (late riding surveyor from Scarborough to Hartlepool at 50l. per an.) to enable him to keep a horse to perform the office of a riding surveyor; he having undertaken the collection of Whitby at 30l. per an.
Richard Davies to be established as a waiter at Porlock in Minehead port at 12l. per an.; he having acted as such for some years at 10l. per an. and incidents.
The collector of Southwold in Yarmouth port to be established at 30l. per an. without incidents; he having been hitherto paid 20l. per an. on the establishment and 10l. per an. by incidents.
Robt. Simpson (who has done good service as a boatman at Bridlington in Hull port) to be established as such there at 20l. per an. salary and his former allowance by way of incidents is to cease.
Isaac Beck as messenger between Newcastle and Shields loco Francis Stone, lately dismissed.
Warrant by same to [the King's Remembrancer] for a commission to the Customs Commissioners, Customs Farmers and chief officers in London port for setting out the bounds etc. of the quays, wharves etc. in London port in accordance with the certificate dated May 24 last from the Commissioners appointed 1667, Mar. 29 (supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. I, p. 736), for the survey and delimiting of the said quays, wharves and open places in said port: the said certificate having been certified to the Barons of the Exchequer and approved by Charles II by a Commission under the Exchequer seal dated 1667, Aug. 31: which said certificate is hereby in every part thereof approved and to be put in execution and duly observed. The names of the Commissioners in the Commission of 1667, Mar. 29, are here set out in full. Ibid, pp. 155–7.
July 28. Warrant, dated Tunbridge Wells, by Treasurer Rochester to [John Fisher] the Deputy Surveyor General of Crown Lands, for a particular and ratal of a tenement [in Mewsham, co. Cornwall, and parcel of the manor of Carnedon Prior], with a view to a lease thereof to John Budg. Warrants not Relating to Money XI, p. 331.
Prefixing: said Fisher's report dated July 2 inst. on said Budg's petition for same. The tenement was granted 1625–6, Mar. 11, to John Robert, petitioner's grandfather, for 99 years terminable on three lives, whereof John Oliver is the survivor. It is valued at 10l. per an. I advise a fine of 40l. for a fresh lease for two new lives at the old rent of 10s. and at the accustomed heriot, which by the Parliamentary survey is certified at 3l.
Same by same to same for a particular and ratal of a tenement in Upton in the parish of Linkinhorne in the manor of Carnedon Prior with a view to a fresh lease thereof to Edwd. Kneebone. Ibid, pp. 331–2.
Prefixing: report ut supra. The tenement has been long in petitioner's family and is valued in the Parliamentary Survey at 27l. per an., but Sir Richard Prideaux certified that this was purposely overrated by them because of the loyalty of petitioner and his father in the late rebellion. Prideaux valued it but at 15l. 10s. per an., and it was so rated in the lease granted in 1662. In view of the death of his son, whose life also was shortened by his fidelity, I advise a lease for two fresh lives at a fine of 60l., the old rent of 20s. 4d. per an. and the accustomed heriots, which in the Parliamentary Survey are certified at 20s. 4d.
Same by same to same for a same of two small tenements in Austell Prior, co. Cornwall, with a view to a lease thereof to Andrew Came. Ibid, pp. 332–3.
Prefixing: report ut supra. The first tenement is held by petitioner under a lease to his grandfather, John Came, 2 Car. I, for the life of Elizabeth Vivian yet in being at the old rent of 10s. and for the life of Henry Trelawney on a second lease thereof to Henry Seymour, 1664, April 26, which [latter interest] is alleged to be long since assigned to petitioner's grandmother, Ann Came, deceased. I advise a fine of only 40s. for a fresh lease for petitioner's life.
The second tenement was granted 4 Car. I to Joseph May and a like further interest was therein granted to said Seymour for the lives of two others of Mr. Trelawney's brothers, viz. Jonathan Trelawney, now Bishop of Bristol, and Charles Trelawney. I advise a fine of only 40s. for a like fresh lease to petitioner as the existing lives in being are young and healthy.
Same by same to Timothy Whitfeild, Clerk of the Estreats in the Exchequer Court, to forbear process against Bryan Ayliff on his recognizance of 100l. before Sir William Turner, kt., for the appearance of Sir Robt. Peyton: which recognizance was forfeited, but the King having declared his pleasure that it shall be discharged. Ibid, p. 334.
July 29. Henry Guy, dated Tunbridge Wells, to the Customs Commissioners to deliver to the Lord Dover some few things arrived from Holland for him, amongst which are some prohibited things as china, and clothes for his lady: on payment of Custom. Out Letters (General) IX, p. 408.
July 30. Henry Guy, dated Tunbridge Wells, to the Customs Commissioners. Treasurer Rochester approves your report concerning the tobacco stalks lately seized and condemned for being imported from Holland. You are to proceed to the sale thereof. Out Letters (General) IX, p. 408.
July 31. Warrant, dated same, by Treasurer Rochester to John Fisher, Deputy Surveyor General of Crown Lands, for a particular and ratal of a messuage and tenement [in Killkennis in the lordship of Denbigh] with a view to a new lease thereof to Richard Davyes for 21 years in reversion after 1693, Lady day, at the old rent of 4l. per an. and 4l. per an. de incremento and without fine. Warrants not Relating to Money XI, p. 335.
Prefixing: report dated June 30 last by John Fisher, Deputy Surveyor General of Crown Lands, on said Davies's petition for same. The premises were granted to William Wynn in 1662 for a term which will expire in 1693. Wynn assigned to petitioner in 1663. The increased rent of 4l. was then considered the moiety of the improved value. I advise terms as above.