Volume 224: 1719. Classified. Part II.

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Calendar of Treasury Papers, Volume 5, 1714-1719. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1883.

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1719. Classified. Part II.

1719. 1. Reports of the Comrs of Customs to the Lords of the Treasury, on various petitions relating to exports of wool, contraband goods seized, &c. Amongst the matters reported on to their Lordships were:—Seizure by an officer of the Custom House of the clothes of the Duchess de la Force, sent as a present from France, of which the Duchess prayed for the King's moiety; incivility complained of by the Dutch officers in the examination of their baggage; goods run on the coasts of Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk, Kent, and Sussex; the appointment of Mr John Eldridge as the successor to the Deputy Controllership of Bristol. [The port is said to be the second in England]; frauds in importing French wines from Scotland into England, and estates of Mr John Sanson, late collector of Bristol. 30 papers or sets of papers.
2. Reports of the Comrs of Excise to the Lords of the Treasury relating to the produce of the hereditary and temporary excise, the use of molasses in brewing beer, the duties on hides, the produce of duties, and of the Civil List revenues under their care. 23 pages and 2 halves.