Volume 236: 1721. Classified. Part I

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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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1721. Classified. Part I

1721. 1. Letters from the Secretary of the Admiralty to the Secretaries of the Treasury, as to remission of taxes to the clerks, and as to abuses committed in embezzling goods belonging to the Turkey ships lately burnt and sunk near the Red Sands (affidavits therewith); remission of taxes to the clerks. 4 papers, one with enclosures.
2. Reports of the Controllers of the Army Accounts (Medows and Bruce) to the Lords of the Treasury upon (1) Mr. Mulcaster's demand for 600l. due from the late Agent of the Garrison of Annapolis Royal [Minuted:—21st Janry 1720–1. Agreed to]; on Mr Bealing's memorial for 10s a day out of contingencies, &c., and to be put on the establishment (In favour of the memorialist); and on several memorials of Mr Missing for allowances for victualling Gibraltar, Annapolis Royal. 8 papers, with some enclosures.
3. Reports of the Comrs for examining debts due to the Army, addressed to the King on the following subjects:—(1.) A demand on behalf of 27 lieutenants to complete their full pay for their service in America. (2.) and (3.) On several articles for which the accountants ought to have credit. (4.) On the pay of Lieut. Joseph Snellis and for his pay as Adjutant, also on the pay of Simon Parry, Esq., Captain. (5.) On the pay of Commissioned Officers (Brigadier Lepell's dragoons), of Oliver Arthur as Super-numerary Ensign, and of Lieut. Matthew Swinney (when taken prisoner at Brihuega in Spain). (6.) On the demand of the Officers of the late Major-General Edward Pearce's late regiment of dragoons, for horses lost in action in the late war in Spain. 6 papers.
4. Reports of the Comrs of Customs to the Lords of the Treasury, on the following subjects: — Imports of goods by men-of-war; allowance for leakage or damage; as to two persons lately gone to Calais, one of whom was supposed to be Mr Robert Knight, late cashier to the South Sea Company (two letters); the prohibition of the wearing of printed calicoes, and the difficulties of carrying on the trade of the East India Company; his Majesty's thirds of the forfeiture of a ship seized by the Collector in the lower district of James River, Virginia, condemned by the Admiralty; the gross and net produce of the duty on tea and pepper; complaints of Captain Brand and others against Mr Tobias Knight, Collector of Customs in North Carolina, and against Mr Fitzwilliams, collector of the lower district of James River, in Virginia; on bonds in the hands of the Receiver General and Cashier of Customs, which ought to be delivered to the present Receiver General; the memorial of Sir Robert. Davers and others interested in the Island of Barbadoes, charging Mr Henry Lascelles, Collector of Bridge Town in Barbadoes, with fraud and exactions connected with the duty of 4½ per cent. on sugar; proposal to prevent the clandestine importation of brandy, spirits, &c.; on two Turkey ships to be destroyed and the cost of their cargoes; proposal for alteration in the Wine Act; a ship from China with the Emperor's Commission, which had brought great quantities of silks and sold them at Barbadoes, &c.; money due from Francis Hawes, Esq., Receiver General and Cashier of the Customs, when he was succeeded by John Selwyn, Esq., or since, and as to the recovery thereof; seizure of brandy from an inn-holder at Guildford, Surrey; seizure of bombs and utensils of war; salaries of the Comrs and other officers, &c.; gallies built for smuggling; additional salaries paid here or in the plantations; as to commissions granted to persons in the plantations empowering them to receive fines and forfeitures, so far as they relate to trade and navigation; petition of the Mayor and Jurats of Folkstone on behalf of the inhabitants under prosecution in the Court of Exchequer; on an affidavit of John Upton and that of John Richardson, relating to goods taken out of two Turkey ships called “the Bristol Merchant” and “the Turkey Merchant,” before and after they were burnt; snuff, a brass mortar, and damaged gunpowder taken in the Mediterranean; 11 vessels belonging to smugglers, taken by Captain James Wyndham; liberty to carry coals and lime on the river Eden, free of duty; as to North Bergen in Norway being infested with a pestilential distemper; a ship plundered and burnt near Mullion in Cornwall; proposed discovery to be made by one Gabriel Tomkin, a notorious smuggler, then in the Fleet Prison under sentence of transportation; petition of merchants of Bristol concerned in the importation of tobacco, and memorial of the Mayor, Aldermen, and Merchants of Liverpool in relation to the tobacco trade. 30 papers or sets of papers.
5. Four papers connected with the business of the Trustees for Circulating Exchequer Bills relating to the salaries of the officers, expenses, &c. 5 pages.
6. Reports of the Comrs of Excise to the Lords of the Treasury on petition of the manufacturers of knives and cutlery wares in and about Sheffield for relief by Parliament; on the running of brandy by smugglers; on charge of management; on auditing the accounts of duties on hides; on frauds committed by Mr Benjamin Le Gross, accountant for the duties on soap, paper, and callicoes; on deduction of 6d in the pound on pensions, annuities, and salaries derived from the Crown. 6 papers and enclosures.
7. Papers relating to the financial affairs of the country, such as money paid into the Exchequer, estimates, &c. 9 papers.