Volume 254: Classified, and documents for which a brief description suffices

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Calendar of Treasury Papers, Volume 6, 1720-1728. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1889.

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Classified, and documents for which a brief description suffices

1. Claims sent in to the Treasury from the Treasurer of the Chambers Office in the year 1725, for the charge of the barges and watermen, messengers, stationery, and other bills. 9 pages.
2. Lord Chamberlain's warrants or letters to the Lords of the Treasury for various payments for furniture, &c. One is for payment of 324l. 2s. 7d. to Mr Kent for painting the sides of the “Cube Room at Kensington,” and another for two silver trumpets for the horse guards; and there are such orders as the following at the foot of some of them:—“Let this warrant be executed,” &c. 8 pages.
3. Reports, &c. of the Comrs of Customs. (1) On remission of the King's half of the duty in case of seizure; (2) on allowances paid to officers in the plantations on the continent of America, either by the establishment or by incidents [recommend the offices to be sunk]; (3) on the gross and net produce of the revenue under the Comrs management, granted for the Civil List; (4) on a reward for apprehending Gib Jarvis, alias Tomkin, a notorious owler, returned from transportation; (5) on the embarkation of 26 horses, custom free, for a regiment of dragoons on the Irish establishment; (6) on interest on certain bonds; (7) on the appointment of agents or solicitors to advise and assist the board in the management, and to carry on the prosecutions and the business of the Solicitor of the Customs; (8) on the right to search and seize goods on vessels of war by Custom House officers; (9) on payment for the rebuilding and repair of the first floor of the east wing of the Custom House in Thames Street, and erecting an additional building on Wool Key. 49 pages or parts.
4. Reports, &c. of the Comrs of Excise to the Lords of the Treasury. (1.) Report on the memorial of Edmund Elwill, Esq., Controller of the Accounts of Excise, for an allowance for himself and clerks. Mention that the first grant of the office of Comptroller was, by patent of 3 April 1661, to Elias Ashmole and William Chiffinch, Esqres, and at the death of Mr Chiffinch, Mr Ashmole became sole Comptroller. At the death of Mr Ashmole in the year 1693 Lord Viscount How succeeded, Col. Sydney was Controller in 1714. In the year 1715 a claim of 300l. per ann. additional salary for himself and clerks was made by the present Controller, and was disregarded as unreasonable by the then Lords of the Treasury. The Comrs conceive that the reason was, that no addition of business was, by the new duties, added to the Controller himself, who does not execute his office in person, nor give any attendance for the performance of that business: and that it was sufficient to pay the hands that were to dispatch the business, which makes the case of the Comrs of Excise to differ from that of the Comptroller, inasmuch as the Comrs execute their office in person, and every new duty brings a real addition of pains and attendance to themselves; recommend 100l. per ann. for two additional clerks. The report finishes:—“Upon this occasion we beg leave to observe to your Lordps that the business in the Comptroller's Office must suffer, since there are clerks imployed in it at large salarys that do no business themselves, but hire deputys to perform it for them at small ones, and we find that one of the clerks now imploy'd by the Comptrollr in the coffee, tea, and chocolate dutys is by no means qualified for it. As this evil has formerly been complained of without redress, we most humbly beg your Lordps commands that for the future no clerk be admitted into the service of the Comptroller without the approbation of the Commrs of Excise.” [Minuted:—“Wt signed.”] (2.) An account of the gross and clear produce of the branches of the revenue of the Civil List funds, 1699 to 1715 (3.) Memorial enclosing, for perusal and to be laid before the House of Commons, an account of all moneys paid out of the Excise Office for the privy purse, secret service, pensions, &c. without account. (4.) Report on the petition of Alexander Gillinders, bondsman for Alexander Irvine, who was employed as one of the billmen under the Treasurer of the Excise; any loss to the revenue must be made good by Mr Poyntz, the Receiver General [of Excise]. (5.) Gross and net receipts on the hereditary and temporary excise. And (6.) Report on the memorial of William Burroughs, Esq.: recommend additional salary of 50l. a year for himself and clerks. 16 pages.
5. Reports, &c. of the Comrs of Excise, Scotland, to the Lords of the Treasury. (1) As to the question of 34 gallons, English, being equal to 12 gallons, Scots, recommending a parliamentary remedy, as the accounts were much perplexed by the present method. (2.) Draft of a clause proposed to be brought into an Act of Parliament on the same subject. (3.) On the petition of John Ramsay, late land carriage-waiter at Glasgow town: approving of his dismissal. (4.) As to the maltsters making an entry, upon oath, of malt in stock, giving an account of the opposition the payment of the duty met with. Have an account from their Surveyor General that but one maltster has allowed entrance at Dundee, and that for so doing the mob had got into his house and broke his copper, and would have done other mischief but for the soldiers. Their officers, with a party of soldiers, seized 640 gallons of brandy at Elgin, and put it in a vault there with a sentry to guard it, and sent a vessel to remove it to Leith, and the general ordered a corporal and four privates to go on board and secure the seizure, the soldiers that lay at Elgin being marched to Inverness. The ship no sooner arrived than the next night the mob got up, and notwithstanding that three of the soldiers who went with the ship were posted in the ship where only access was to be had to the vault, the mob got great hammers and broke open the door and fired into the ship, upon which the soldiers discharged their pieces amongst the mob and killed one man; but for all that the mob passed on, disarmed the soldiers, and took away the brandy, and upon a complaint of the father of the man that was killed the magistrates imprisoned the soldiers and made out a warrant against the supervisor and officer; but they made their escape from thence and are come to Edinburgh. This affair was laid before the Lord Advocate and the General and his Lordship wrote to the magistrates to set the soldiers at liberty, and the General says that if it be not done before he comes to Elgin he shall take care to do it himself. The persons were so disguised that the collector cannot discover any of them. At Edinburgh the maltsters have all allowed the officers entrance and made entries of their malt, but have not paid their duty nor given security, and it is understood that they will not pay till compelled by law. His Lordship has acquainted the Comrs that as soon as a sufficient force comes to Edinburgh he will procure a Justice of Peace Court and get judgment for the duty, and the General will give orders to the soldiers to see the “decreets” put in execution. The Advocate will endeavour to prevail with the maltsters to pay the duty without such measures.
In the Lothians, Fife, Firstdale, and the shire of Dumfries the maltsters have made their entries, and allow the officers entrance into their malt-houses, but in few places else; nay, some private gentlemen in those places have actually paid the duty, and they hope by the assistance of the Lord Advocate and the forces that the other parts of Scotland will be brought to a submission. [In the Minute Book, vol. 25, p. 83c (27 July 1725), is:—“A letter from the Commrs of Excise in Scotland dated the 20th instant, giving an account of their proceedings about the Malt Duty and the resistance they met therein, as also of the rescuing a great seizure of brandy at Elgin, is read. Write to the Commrs of Excise approving their proceedings and advising them to pursue with diligence and by all legal methods the bringing the said duty to bear, and to correct the insolence of those who rescued the said seizure by prosecuting them with effect.”] (5.) As to further steps taken to make the malt duty effectual. The maltsters at Edinburgh have not paid the duty nor given security; and their discourse is, that if the Justices give judgment against them they will all go to prison and leave off brewing; which can be with no other view than to distress the people and disturb the quiet of the place. The Lords of Session have obliged them, on or before the tenth of Aug., to give security to carry on their trade for three months or to go to prison. By the two Acts of sederunt the Lords ordered their petition to be burnt by the common hangman, which was done. No more than one brewer has complied with the Acts, and he is branded with the name of traitor to his country, and the people he served with drink returned it to him, being exasperated at him for what he had done. The generality of the maltsters in Paisley, Renfrew, and Air have (according to the example of Glasgow) made entries and given security; but at Stirling, Perth, and Dundee they will not allow the officers entrance into their malt-houses nor yield any manner of obedience to the law, and the officers meet with the same opposition at Aberdeen and Dundee. Their officers are to note these denials that the delinquents may be prosecuted. The Lord Advocate has exerted himself to the utmost to bring the maltsters in and about Edinburgh to reason, but without success; but when the people here (Edinburgh) are brought to compliance, no doubt the other parts of the country will follow. P.S.—As directed, they will prosecute with the utmost rigour any persons concerned in “any mobbish tumults, rescues, and disorders.” In the Minute Book, vol. 25, p. 90i (10 Aug. 1725), is:—“Write to the Commrs to acknowledge the receipt of their letter, incite their diligence and direct them to advise on all proper occasions with the Lord Advocate.” (6.) The maltsters in Edinburgh and precincts still refuse to pay their duty, and an information against twelve of them for double duty is to be heard tomorrow, (viz., 25 Aug.). All of them (except Baily Simpson, one of the present magistrates) left off brewing, and only one has been prevailed on to carry on the trade. The maltsters in Stirling, Perth, Dundee, and Aberdeen continue to deny the officers access, and some about Aberdeen that did allow entrance now refuse it. The collectors are to lay informations against them before the Justices of the Peace, and if they refuse to act they will be prosecuted in the Court of Exchequer. In the Minute Book, vol. 25, p. 98c (31 Aug. 1725), is a notice that this letter was read and acquiesced in. (7.) On summoning the brewers to appear before the Justices (Edinburgh) on the 25th instant the whole of the brewers in the city and precinct (save two) ceased from brewing, and on the day appointed the Bench of Justices, consisting of the Earl of Lauderdale and sixteen others, gave the penalty desired; but the brewers appealed to the Quarter Sessions, when the Comrs doubt not the judgment will be confirmed. By “the prudent management of the Lord Hay, the Lord Advocate, and others the concert of the Brewers is now broke,” a good number of them have begun or design to begin to brew, and they (the Comrs) doubt not that the opposition to the malt tax will decline apace, the whole country seeming to depend on the behaviour of this place. Inverness has been brought to comply and give security “by the assistance of General Wade and Cullodon, Lord Advocate's brother.” Four or five of the ringleaders of the brewers in Edinburgh were taken up some days ago and are “continued” in separate prisons. (8.) The maltsters at Stirling and Perth still refuse the officers access; those at Dalkeith, Musselburgh, as well as at Preston Pans and Dunbar, have given security for the duty, and many at Haddington have done the like; those at Linlithgow, Barrowstoness, Grangepans, and Falkirk will neither pay nor give security: when informations are laid against the delinquents, the Justices will either oblige them to secure the duty, or give judgment against them for double duty. Of thirty maltsters in Edinburgh and precincts seventeen have complied, and there is an information against the other thirteen before the Justices for double duty. The maltsters in the Isles of Orkney would not allow entrance into their malt-houses. They (the Comrs) have procured letters from Lord Morton and Col. Douglas ordering them (the maltsters) to pay strict obedience to the law, but they continue to deny access and have beaten and abused one of the officers, and they (the Comrs) have written to General Wade to order a detachment of troops to Kirkwall to protect the officers. [This letter is referred to in the Minute Book, vol. 25, p. 109g. It was read “and to be laid up with other their former letters.”] (9.) Mr. Burnet (one of the Comrs) has prevailed with the magistrates of New Aberdeen to promise that upon informations being laid against the maltsters within their jurisdiction, who had incurred penalties, they (the magistrates) would give the full penalties unless entries were made and securities given, &c.
Mr. Burnet likewise ordered an information to be laid before the Justices of the shire of Aberdeen against the maltsters in and about Old Aberdeen for the penalties of denying entrance, but it was thought advisable to let it stand over for a fortnight or they would appeal, which might be of worse consequences to the revenue. The maltsters of New Aberdeen who appealed to the next quarter sessions may understand that the penalties incurred by them may be recovered elsewhere than before the Justices.
At Stirling the maltsters continue to refuse access, and they (the Comrs) have ordered information to be laid before the Justices: if that would not bring them to submission, they would be prosecuted before the Lords of Justiciary.
At Perth the General Supervisor has been allowed entrance into most of the malt-houses, and the maltsters at Haddington who had refused giving security have now complied. (10.) There was a meeting of the Justices at Stirling on the 5th of Oct. in respect to the maltsters entering their stock in hand. It was insisted by the Excise Officers that the entries should be made on oath, but the majority of the Justices were against it and thought that lenity therein would bring the maltsters to more ready compliance. Intend to take the Lord Justice General's advice whether any other prosecutions should be carried on against them before the General Quarter Sessions or not.
The maltsters at Hamilton have at last made entries of their stock and given security.
[This letter was ordered to be laid up with the rest. See Minute Book, vol. 25, p. 114s.] 27½ pages.
6. Various financial papers, including such as relate to Loans on the Land Tax, the National Debt, income of her late Majesty's Civil List, Supplies, State of Mr. Beranger's debt, the Sinking Fund, the Aggregate Fund, Exchequer Bills, the South Sea Company, sums voted by Parliament. 54 pages.
7. Papers relating to the affairs of the Trustees and Comrs for the Forfeited Estates in Scotland, viz.:—(1.) List of the certificates from the late Trustees and Commrs for the Forfeited Estates in Scotland dated the 19th, 21st, 23rd, and 26th of January 1724–5, delivered into the Court of Exchequer the 3rd of February following, and (2) six papers entitled:—“Abbreviat by Sir Robert Sinclair, Barrt, Receiver General in Scotland, of receipts, payments and remains of the rents and profites and sale of the forfeited estates in Scotland.” The first of the six is on 2 Jan. and the last on 31 May 1725. (3.) “Account of money in the Excheqr of Scotland arising from Forfeited Estates” in Scotland. 9½ large pages.
8. Estimates (1) “of several extraordinary expences on account of His Majtys land forces not provided for by Parliament; (2) “of the charge of the six Independent Compies of foot for the security of the Highlands;” (3) of the charge of the Guards, Garrisons, and other his Majesty's land forces in Great Britain; (4) of the charge of His Majesty's forces in the Plantations, Minorca and Gibraltar. 5 pages.
9. An estimate of the charge of the Out-Pensioners of Chelsea Hospital. 1 page.
10 and 11. Two reports of Charles Harison concerning licences granted by the Court of Exchequer to compound upon penal laws, &c. from the last day of Michaelmas term 1724 to the last day of Michaelmas term 1725. 7 pages.
Documents for which a brief description suffices.
Date. Description of Document. From To Purport.
? Beginning of 1725. 12.
Petition -
Guy Palmes, Esq. Lords of the Treasury. For relief, his necessities great and his creditors pressing.
In the Minute Book, vol. 25, p. 4c, 19 Jan. 1724–5:—“Mr. William Palmes to be paid on his pencōn to Xmas last by the hands of Mr. Chetwynd.” 1 page.
20 Jan. 13.
Letter - -
Ch. Delafaye Asks to be reimbursed the fees at the Treasury on 375l., viz., 20l. 3s.d. 1 page.
22 Jan. 14.
Do. - -
“Transport Officers” John Scrope, Esq., Secretary to the Lords of the Treasury. Salaries for transport service to cease, but the Chief Clerk and two others to be continued until the books and papers are removed to the Sick and Hurt Office at Deptford, &c. 3 pages.
3 Feb. 15.
Do. - -
The Judges - - “My Lords” - For an order for 200l. to Mr. Wm. Townsend as a reward to the persons employed in examining and stating the Accounts of the Masters in Chancery and of the Usher for incidents. 1 page.
15 Feb. 16.
Letter - -
Count De La Leppe Shaumbourg. Asks that Mrs. Susanne de Molliens may be put on the list of pensions of Queen Anne now before the Treasury, her pension of 40l. being 2½ or 3 years in arrear. 1 page.
16 Feb. 17.
Report - -
Ordnance Officers Rt. Hon. the Earl of Cadogan. On petition of Mr. Tho. Howard and another for compensation for loss of ship, being a tender on a bomb vessel in the Mediterranean. 1 page.
[? About 17 Feb.] 18.
Petition -
Henry Harcourt, late Comptroller of the Classis Lottery, anno 1711. Lords of the Treasury. For directions to be given in respect to a claim he had upon the executrix of John Dutton Colt, Esq., late Paymaster of the Lottery.
Minuted:—“17th Febry. 1724–5. He must apply to the Admx. of the Paymar. of the Classis Lottery, ao. 1711, for paymt. of this money; pursuant to my Lords of the Trearys. warrt. in this behalfe.” 1 page.
17 Feb. 19.
Letter -
Lord Lieut. of Ireland (Carteret). Do. - On the petition of Captain William Moore praying to be placed on half pay in Ireland. The Board of General Officers are of opinion that some provision should be made for him. The petition, which states that he raised a company at his own charge and was, with them, beseiged at Londonderry, and the report of the General Officers.
In the Minute Book, vol. 25, p. 26m, is:—“Write to Lord Lieut. or his Secretary for a more explicit opinion as to the case of Capt. Moore for half pay.” 4 pages.
20 Feb 20.
Report -
P. Medows and Ja. Bruce, Controllers of Army Accounts. Do. - - On two victualling lists for Gibraltar of Mr. Missing. 5 pages.
26 Feb. 21.
Certificate -
Deputy Auditors of Imprests. The pension of 1,000l. per ann. to Henry Priestman, Esq., for his services in the Navy has been paid. Also copy of the warrant. 1½ pages.
5 Mar. 22.
Letter -
William Corbett - Sends an account of the pension of Mr. Priestman and an affidavit of his death: prays a warrant for the arrears. 1 page (quarto).
25 Mar. 23.
“Debts owing to the Civil Government at the time of her late Majesty's demise and what has been paid towards discharging the same.” 1 page.
3 April 24.
Letter - -
Duke of Newcastle - Lords of the Treasury. Sends the petition of Francis Maynard, Esq., praying a pension upon the Irish Establishment, together with the reports and certificates.
In the Minute Book, vol. 25, p. 39b, 13 April 1725 (after stating that the above were read), “My Lords thereupon order a warrant to be prepared for placing him on the establishment of Ireland at 100l. per ann. pencõn from Lady Day last.” 1 page.
5 April 25.
Do. -
Auditor Harley - John Scrope, Esq., Secretary to His Majesty's Treasury. As to what forwardness Mr. Hampden's account, as late Treasurer of his Majesty's Navy is in. 1 page.
5 April 26.
J. Hancock, yeoman of the Robes (in the absence of the Earl of Cadogan). Lords of the Treasury. On the state of moneys due to the Office of H.M. Robes.
On the back is:—“26 May 1725. Messrs. Mehmet, Mustapha, Lockman and Schroder, four pages of the Bedchamber, are to be paid 20li. each by the hands of Mr. Lowther for the Court mourning for the late King of Spain and the late Czar of Muscovy, being 10li. a piece for each mourning: so these are not included in the Earl's demand.”
Also a certificate of the surplusage. 1½ pages.
10 April 27.
Report -
Comrs. of Stamp Duties. Do. - - On the petition of the Searchers and Surveyors of Cards and Dice against the augmentation of their salaries.
Also the petition. 2 pages.
16 April 28.
A. Cracherode - Do. - - For payment of the 200 guineas agreed by their Lordships to be paid to Mr. Hughs and his wife for the conveyance of a piece of ground, for widening the passage in St. Margaret's Lane, leading to the House of Lords. 1 page.
28 April 29.
Account -
Net produce of the Civil List Articles from Christmas 1699 to Lady Day 1715. Exchequer Auditor's Office. 1 page.
8 May 30.
Letter - -
Lord Lieut. of Ireland (Carteret). Lords of the Treasury. His income is impaired by the fees on licences for export of wool and falls short by 756l. 6s. 6d. Prays for a warrant to complete his salary.
Also abstract of the produce of the wool licences.
In the Minute Book, vol. 25, p. 46i, is a notice that this letter was read and agreed to. 3 pages.
[After 12 May.] 31.
Account -
Joseph Downing, printer and bookseller. [Do.] - Of the charge of 10,694 “Seaman's Monitor” distributed among the officers and seamen in his Majesty's service, 1723, 1724, and 1725.
Also an account of the delivery of the copies. 4 pages.
14 May 32.
Earl of Lincoln, late Paymaster Genl. of the Forces. Do. - - For 1,847l. 7s. 8d. to be paid into his hands out of the contingencies or extraordinaries of the forces to complete the warrant for provisions, &c. for Annapolis Royal furnished by Col. Philips. 1 page.
21 May 33.
Letter - -
Lord Townshend - Do. - - For directions to be given for payment of 24l. to Col. Spicer for particular services.
In the Minute Book, vol. 25, p. 51b, is a notice that this is to be paid by the hands of Mr. Lowther. 1 page.
27 May 34.
Memoranda -
Certified copy of memoranda made by the Auditors, upon the accounts of the Treasurers, for the Transport service, in the reign of her late Majesty Queen Anne. Signed “Jer. Oakeley, Depty. Auditr.” 2 pages.
[? About 27 May.] 35.
John Dovey The Rt. Hon. Sir William Young, one of the Lords of the Treasury. Asks for the grant of a warrant for Richard Dovey, petitioner's brother, to be sworn in as “one of the Inspectors on Cards and Dice.” Petitioner obtained a presentment from the Commissioners of Stamp duties, which he delivered to the Rt. Hon. Sir Robert Walpole, on behalf of his brother, whom Col. Schutz recommended to Sir William.
The presentment referred to.
In the Minute Book, vol. 25, p. 65e, is:—“Richard Dovey to be Inspector of Cards and Dice according to the presentment of the Commissioners.” 2 pages.
[? About 28 May.] 36.
Memorial -
William Hamilton - Lords of the Treasury. Praying for 36l. 5s. to make up what is wanting for the expenses for beadmen's gowns and other charities upon His Majesty's birthday. 1 page.
31 May 37.
Do. - -
Lord Cadogan Do. - Acknowledges the receipt from the Jewel Office of 7,346 oz. of white plate for part of his equipage as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the States General. The employment having determined, asks for a Privy Seal to discharge him of the plate.
Certificate relating thereto. 2 pages.
1 June 38.
Comrs. for Taxes - Do. - - Asking for allowance of 40l. for an extraordinary clerk for keeping the accounts of the Receivers' payments on the tax upon Papists, &c. 1 page.
5 June 39.
Letter -
W. Sanderson - The Rt. Hon. Sir Robt. Walpole. Sends an order of the House of Lords for payment of fees to the Gentleman Usher of Black Rod, and a Bill of fees and charges due to the Black Rod ordered to be paid by the Earl of Suffolk for the custody of Pattrige and Adams, and expenses in seeking after Bishop. 3 pages.
21 June 40.
Report - -
General Officers - Lord Lieut. of Ireland (Carteret). On the petition of Capt. John Gerbet and others. Finds that they are entitled to half pay. 1 page.
[? About 24 June.] 41.
Memorial -
“About the arrears of the late Lady Charlotte de Schulenbourg,” and a pension to Nymphe Ehrengard de Schulenbourg, her daughter.” 1 page (quarto).
13 July 42.
Copy of an order.
From the Court of Chancery for the issue of a writ “ne exeat regnum” against William Rhodes in a suit Jane Rhodes widow of Henry Rhodes v. Will. Rhodes, John Manby, and Mary his wife. 1 page.
23 July 43.
Report -
Edward Carteret and Geoffrey Walpole, Esqrs., H.M. Postmasters General. Lords of the Treasury. Have considered the petition of Mr. John Lefebore, and think him a very diligent and good officer, and that what he alleges in his petition is true, and that he deserves encouragement. Accompanied by his petition, which states that his whole time is taken up at the Post Office, and that he has to sit up many nights successively. Conceives that he deserves an equal reward of an additional salary to that given to other gentlemen for the discovery of the late plot, viz., 300l. a year from Midsummer 1723.
Minuted: — “Lre writ 29th July to Postmars. to increase his salary in the manner as desired in his peticõn & to pay the same from Midsr. 1723 out of the monys in the Sec[reta]rys hands of the Post Office for his Mats. special service.
“Altered, being ordered to comence from Lady day 1725.” 2 pages.
28 July 44.
Memorial -
Anthony Cracherode Do. - - Asks for 1,000l. upon account, to discharge several bills of the Clerks in Court; and to carry on H.M. affairs. 1 page.
2 Aug. 45.
Controller of the Army Contracts (Ja. Bruce). Lords of the Treasury. On the memorial of Thomas Missing, Esq., contractor for Victualling the garrisons of Placentia and Annapolis-Royal. 1 page.
7 Sept. 46.
Letter - -
Ch. Delafaye - Do. - - Encloses extracts of letters from Col. Kane, Lieut. Governor of Minorca, relating to expense on account of three row boats belonging to Tunis that put into that Island. The extracts referred to. 2½ pages.
14 Sept. 47.
Memorial -
J. Hancock, yeoman of Robes. Do. - - For the salaries of the Officers of the Robes.
Minuted: — “Warrant signed 23 Septembr. 1725.” 1 page.
21 Sept. 48.
Letter -
Ch. Delafaye - - Has written a letter to the Lords of the Treasury for the determining of Col. Lascelles's salary.
In the Minute Book, vol. 25, p. 107b (21 Sept. 1725), is: — “Mr. Lascells, who was appointed to inspect the demolition of the works at Dunkirk and Mardyke, is to be paid his allowance to the 17th instant, incl., and no further. Mr. Delafaye having by letter of that date signifyed the King's pleasure that his employment should then cease and determine.” 1 page.
[29 Sept.] 49.
Of the debt of the Navy at Mich. 1725 and comparisons with other years from 1721. 3 pages.
27 Mar. and 8 Oct 50.
Certificates -
Comrs. of the Office of Alienations. Lords of the Treasury. Of the gross and net produce of their office. 2 pages.
13 Oct. 51.
Thomas Moore - Lords of the Treasury. The minute on the paper which explains the nature of it is:—“Thomas Moor's peticõn for 1,000li. to be allowed him for his service in the Office of Paymaster of the Forces, after his Commission was superseded, and beyond what their Lord[shi]p's have already allowed on the Auditor's Report of his cravings, is read and rejected.
“On another memll. of the 7th of January 1728. My Lords are to be informed what has been done on several former applications made by him to this Board for the like service.” 1 page.
21 Oct. 52.
Letter - -
Ch. Delafaye Do. - - Signifying the Lords Justices' orders to subsist till Christmas next Brigadier Bisset's regiment, which was coming from Minorca to Ireland. 2 pages.
3 Dec. 53.
Petition -
Thomas Kemp, of the Tower of London. Do. - - As to payment of Brigadier Munden's salary to his death, viz., 19 Sept. 1725.
The following entry in the Minute Book, vol. 25, p. 129l (7 Dec. 1725), explains the nature of the petition: — “Thomas Kemp's peticõn is read for Brigadier Munden's arrears, as out Ranger of Windsor Forest, to the day of his death; the same being assigned to him by the said Brigadr. My Lords will not enter into the consideracõn or merit of the said assignment; but when the arrears come to be paid, the warrant for the same shall be made to the Executors or Administrators of the said Brigar., subject to what was due and owing, at the time of his death, to the Keepers under him on the salaries which he allowed them.” 1 page.
[? About 4 Dec.] 54.
Rice Williams - The Rt. Hon. Sir Robt. Walpole. For a warrant to appoint him as a tide-waiter.
Also a certificate in his favour, signed by the minister, churchwardens, and inhabitants of St. Margaret's, Westminster. Dated 4 Dec. 1725. 2 pages.
18 Dec. 55.
Anthony Cracherode Lords of the Treasury. For 1,000l. on account to pay 300l. by way of imprest to Nicholas Paxton and to carry on his Majesty's causes, &c.
In the Minute Book, vol. 25, p. 138d (22 Dec. 1725), is: — “Mr. Cracherode's memorial of the 18th instant for 1,000l. for carrying on law charges is read and agreed to.” 1 page.
[25 Dec.] 56.
Abstract -
Of produce of H.M. revenue in Ireland for a year. 1 page.
[? 1724 or 1725.] 57.
Letter - -
Duke of Newcastle - Lords of the Treasury. For 120l. to be paid to Solomon Negri, employed by his Majesty in the interpretation of the Oriental languages. 1 page.
1725. 58.
Petition -
Catherine Drummond, spouse to Lieut. Lawrence Drummond. The Chancellor of the Exchequer (Walpole). For directions to be given for the speedy payment of the three years' arrears of her husband's pension of 100l. per ann. due at Lady day 1725.
Minuted:—“To be paid to the time that other pensions at the Exchequer are paid. Several are paid to Lady day 1724.” 1 page.
[? Between 1718 and 1725.] 59.
Memorial -
Col. Geo. Fielding - Lords of the Treasury. For a warrant to the Great Wardrobe for clothing of the nine trumpeters and a kettle drummer of H.M. regiment of horse guards. 1 page.
? 1725. 60.
For “Alexander Abercrombie to receive the balance on the final accounts of the late Receivers and Paymasters of the Equivalent Fond in Scotland.” 1 page.
? 1725. 61.
Certificate -
Tho. Spence Lords of the Treasury. As to the sum necessary to discharge the principal upon the Lottery Ao. 1713 “as far as No. 93 Cour. 34,” with interest to Mich. 1725. 1 page.