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'Entry Book: September 1693, 1-15', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 10: 1693-1696 (1935), pp. 321-331. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=82114 Date accessed: 01 September 2014.


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September 1693, 1–15

Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry. Reference.
Sept. 1. Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of the Exchequer, viz.: l. s. d. Disposition Book XI, p. 205.
Out of loans on the Review of the Poll.
to the Earl of Ranelagh to complete 119,103l. 1s.d., ut supra, p. 311 7,848 1
to the Treasurer of the Navy for the Yards at Portsmouth: “this comprehended under the head of wear and tear” 4,000 0 0
£11,848 1
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh. On July 31 last 2,983l. 4s. 9d. was issued to you out of loans on the 4s. Aid, ut supra, p. 299. My Lords are informed that the Prince of Hesse's Regiment, for the clothing of which the said sum was intended, is not under the pay of Monsieur Vander Esch. My Lords therefore desire you to pay same [direct] to Stephen Fagitt and Peter Faulconier for said clothing. Ibid.
Same to the Navy Treasurer to assign 4,000l. to the Navy Victuallers out of tallies and orders of loan in your hands for wear and tear, being upon the Additional Aid as in lieu of the 4,000l. ready money this day directed to you, supra, for the Yards at Portsmouth. Ibid, p. 207.
Same to the Navy Commissioners to suspend till further order the observance of the method of payment of recalls as laid down the 25th ult., supra, p. 319. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 137.
Same to Mr. Fox to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of William Robinson, praying an allowance for 200 days' pay as a trumpeter in Londonderry and for the arrears of his pay for service in the Army to the time of the reduction of Ireland. Ibid, p. 138.
Same to Mr. Clarke to procure a royal warrant, to be signed by the Queen, to authorise the Paymasters of the Forces, Ireland, to pay 9,799l. 4s. 9d. to the Commissioners of the Transports for half a year's interest for the Irish Transport debt. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Aaron Smith [Treasury Solicitor] to recommend a person to be steward of the estate lately belonging to Visct. Preston in Cumberland loco William Gilpin, whom my Lords have resolved to remove. Ibid.
Same to the Agents for Taxes, enclosing a memorial [missing] from the [Assessment] Commissioners for the 4s. Aid in the town and liberties of Shrewsbury concerning an error in the duplicate [assessment roll] for the first quarterly payment. Please adjust this matter. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Shales, enclosing an account from the Navy Commissioners of money received and paid by the Navy Treasurer between the 15th and 21st ult. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Feilding to pay to Mr. John Barker “the remainder of the money which you inserted in your account as due to him.” Ibid, p. 139.
Sept. 1. The Treasury Lords to the Lord Mayor and Aldermen [of London]. The main pipes for conveying the water (with which their Majesties' Mews used to be supplied) to the city of London are now laid as far as Charing Cross. We desire you to permit a convenient pipe to be laid into the city main pipes in some place near the Mews Gate for supplying their Majesties' stables with water as formerly. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 142.
Henry Guy to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition of Capt. Hen. Graves, praying to be inserted in the list of pensions for half pay. Ibid, p. 143.
Treasury order to the Customs Commissioners to observe (a) infra. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 57.
Prefixing: (a) Order of the Privy Council, dated Whitehall, Aug. 24 last, granting leave to the Resolution, 100 tons, five English seamen, and the Love, 80 tons, five English seamen, to go to Virginia notwithstanding the embargo: on the petition of Richard Kelsick and Clement Nicholson.
The like for the Society to go to the Madeiras and Barbados: on the petition of Thomas Ely.
The like for 17 ships, unnamed, to go to Virginia and the West Indies: on the petition of merchants of Liverpool.
The like for the Fortune to go to Guinea: on the petition of Jeffry Jeffryes, esq.
The like for three ships, unnamed, to go to Alicante: on the petition of merchants of Plymouth.
The like for three ships, unnamed, to go to Virginia: on the petition of Thomas Wallis et al.
The like for seven ships, unnamed, to go to Virginia: on the petition of merchants of Bristol and Whitehaven.
The like for the King William yacht to go to Jamaica: on the petition of William Scawen.
Treasury reference to Sir Christopher Wren of the petition of Robert Streeter, Serjeant Painter to their Majesties, praying payment of 204l. 14s. 1d. due to him for work done at Winsdor. Reference Book VII, p. 4.
Same to John Digby of the petition of Samuell Heming, praying for a warrant to the Commissioners [sic for surviving Trustees] for Sale of Fee Farm Rents to convey to him a rent of 10l. per an. in Norwich at 16 years' purchase, “which he discovered and put in charge” and that he may be allowed a moiety for the discovery. Ibid.
Sept. 4. Henry Guy to Mr. Stephens to attend my Lords this afternoon with an account what the pay of the ships Suffolke and Elizabeth to Sept. 30 will amount to. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 139.
Same to Mr. Feilding to pay forthwith 25l. 4s. 6d. to John Barker as the balance of the 38l. 2s. 0d. due to him in your first account. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Shales, enclosing an account of money paid by the Treasurer of the Navy to ships etc. between the 21st and 31st ult. Ibid.
Sept. 4. Henry Guy to Mr. Israel Feilding to deliver forthwith to Auditor Bridges all the vouchers to your account now lying before him. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 139.
Same to Mr. Murray to assist said Bridges as to said Feilding's accounts. Ibid.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition of Alice Shipton, wife of Thomas Shipton, Quarter Master in Col. Foulk's Regiment, praying some allowance out of her husband's pay for the support of herself and children. Ibid.
Treasury fiat for royal letters patent to constitute Thomas Bendyshe, gent., as controller of Poole port loco Robert Bernard, deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 60.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Gilbert Heathcote and Arthur Shallett of London, merchants, shewing that last year they obtained the Queen's leave to redeem two ships, the Mariner's Adventure and the Sarah and Ann, taken by the French, with their ladings of wine, soap etc. of the product of Spain, and thereupon did buy same, but before they could get English seamen (in the room of those that were killed in the fight with the French) and a passport from the French King [to bring the ships to England] the wines were eager: therefore praying a new pass and that they may have leave to lade the ships, the Mariner's Adventure (Thomas White master) with Genoa or Oneglia oil, and the Sarah and Anne with other goods not of the product of France, “by which means many of your Majesties' seamen who have been taken will be brought home.” Reference Book VII, p. 4. Warrants not Relating to Money XIV, p. 225.
Same to Mr. Knight of the petition of Richard Nagle, shewing that his father was collector of Barbados and stands indebted 50l., but had great losses by sea and other ways, and there is not withal to pay it: that his said father is a soldier in Col. Coy's Regiment and his brother's in their Majesties' service: therefore praying that said debt may be remitted. Reference Book VII, p. 4.
Sept. 6. Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of the Exchequer, viz.: l. Disposition Book XI, p. 206.
Out of 729l. 7s. 10½d. of the complements of the Excise; 636l. 9s.d. of low wines; 9,051l. 1s.d. of loans on the Review of the Poll; 283l. 7s.d. of the fourth quarter of the Poll: making 10,700l. in all.
to the Treasurer of the Navy for recalls 2,000
to ditto for the Victuallers 2,000
to ditto for wages in part of 27,482l. for wages to the Victory, Duchess, Suffolk, Ossory and Elizabeth (this sum being substituted for two separate sums of 1,000l. for the Commanders in Chief of the men of war now going out and 5,000l. for wages of said five ships) 6,000
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance for the gunmakers 500
to ditto towards the old dock at Chatham Out of seizures. 200
to Mr. Aaron Smith for law suits 400
to me [Guy] for secret service 200
£11,300
Sept. 6. Henry Guy to Mr. Sotherne to lay before the Admiralty Lords the enclosed memorial [missing] concerning the French privateers infesting the coast of Ireland. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 139.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to pay Benjamin Newland 15l. in accordance with your report of July 17 last on his petition for same as due to him from Capt. Charles Salusbury of Brigadier Churchill's Regiment by bill under said Churchill's hand. Ibid, p. 159.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ Leond. Burg as surveyor of Humber loco Henry Kirke, lately deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 58.
Thomas King as boatman at Harwich loco John Packer, who has deserted.
Treasury reference to the Surveyor General [of Crown Lands] of the petition of Mary Rosse for renewal of a warrant for felling trees in the manor of Bonialva, part of the Duchy of Cornwall; for repair of the tenements there. Reference Book VII, p. 4.
Same to John Shales of the petition of John Daniel, conductor, and George Hume, John Ball and John Parsons, waggoners, and others who went over into Ireland with Commissary Shales, praying payment of what is due to them for their said service. Ibid.
Sept. 7. Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Duchy of Cornwall to make out debentures for the Earl of Warrington's pension of 2,000l. per an. payable out of the revenue of said Duchy, notwithstanding the former restriction, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. IX, p. 1641. (Same to the Receiver of said Duchy to pay such debentures.) Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 140.
Same to Mr. Robinson, enclosing the petition [missing] of Col. Coy concerning the accounts of his Regiment. You are to prepare such a letter to the Commissioners of Accounts in Ireland as may be fit for their Lordships to write in this matter. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Lady Ann Edgcumbe, widow of Sir Richard Edgcumbe, Kt. of the Bath, praying a further term in Calstock weir, parcel of the Duchy of Cornwall. Reference Book VII, p. 4.
Report to the Queen from the Treasury Lords on the memorial from the Admiralty Lords and the Navy Victuallers, which was sent to the Treasury Aug. 29 last. We have considered the demands therein and are of opinion that with regard to the present condition of the Treasury it will not be possible to comply with any of the sums mentioned in the Admiralty memorial relating to the paying off such ships as shall be thought fit to be brought into port except the sum of 27,482l. for the Victory, Dutches, Suffolk, Ossory and Elizabeth, whose seamen are to be turned over into other ships: towards which sum we have already furnished 6,000l. [ut supra, p. 323], and shall endeavour to provide the remainder with all the despatch that is possible. Warrants not Relating to Money XIV, pp. 223–4.
As to the Victuallers' memorial, we beg to inform your Majesty that the whole sum which was designed in Parliament to be paid this year for Victualling of the Navy was 429,130l.; that 380,416l. has been already issued this year for ordinary and extraordinary of the Victualling, which is 48,714l. short of the total designed. Towards that balance we now furnish the Victuallers with 2,000l. a week and shall endeavour to supply the remainder in such provisions as can be best spared with respect to the other public services which are extremely pressing, and particularly that of the subsistence of the Army, which is recommended by his Majesty as the most necessary of all.
Sept. 8. Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue such moneys on the loans of the Review of the Poll as are now in the Exchequer to the Treasurer of the Navy in further part of 27,482l. for the Victory, Dutchess, Suffolk, Ossory and Elizabeth. ut supra, p. 323, whose seamen are to be turned over into other ships; whereof 6,000l. has been already paid. (In the margin: issued 6,700l. out of loans on the Review of the Poll.) Disposition Book XI, p. 207.
Same to Mr. Shales, enclosing an account [missing] from the Navy Commissioners of money received and paid by the Navy Treasurer between Aug. 22 and 31 last. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 140.
Same to the Board of Greencloth. The Chancellor of the Garter has received their Majesties' command to despatch the installation of three foreign Princes who are Knights of that Order. The concluding of the ceremony waits only Treasury directions for preparing of a dinner suitable to the occasion. Please give the necessary orders accordingly: the cost not to exceed 100l. My Lords will take care that money be provided to answer same. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Hutchinson, enclosing a memorial [missing] from Richard Bovett concerning a parcel of diamonds seized and now in the King's warehouse. You are to stop the delivery of same until the Customs Commissioners are acquainted with this matter. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Fox to attend my Lords on Monday morning with an account of the tallies remaining in your hands. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioner of the petition of the Royal Africa Company of England, praying that the provisions, coals and materials stopped by the Customs officers may be discharged and that, for the future, free exportation be permitted of the like as hath hitherto been practised, without paying any duties or fees for the same: said petition being referred to the Treasury Lords by order of the Queen in Council of Aug. 17 last. Reference Book VII, p. 5.
Sept. 9. Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Owen Donn, tidewaiter in the 30 list, London port, praying to be made a tidewaiter in fee loco Thomas Guest, lately deceased. Reference Book VII, p. 5.
Sept. 11. Royal warrant, under the Queen's sign manual, to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal to authorise the Treasury Lords to take in 122,400l. in loans on the Million Act [4 Wm. and Mary, c. 3, for granting certain rates and duties of Excise]: it appearing by a certificate of the Auditor of the Receipt that the amount advanced upon the said Act before 1693, June 24, upon the terms of survivorship as in said Act, amounted to 377,600l. and no more (over and above so much as by the said Act was applicable and hath been applied to the repayment of the loans not exceeding 500,000l., the borrowing of which was authorised by the privy seal of May 1 last, supra, p. 179, “the far greatest part whereof are already lent to us”); there thus appearing to be still remaining 122,400l. to complete the total loans of 1,000,000l. authorised and designed to be raised by said Act. Hereon 7 per cent. interest per an. is to be paid quarterly and the orders of repayment are to be registered in course after the abovesaid 500,000l. and to be satisfied out of the next Aid or Supply which shall be granted in Parliament and to be transferred thereto as soon as such Aid be granted: and in case no Aid or Supply be granted before 2 Feb., 1693–4, then the said 122,400l. and interest is to be satisfied out of any unappropriated treasure which shall thenceforth come into the Exchequer. (Treasury warrant dated Sept. 14 hereon to the Receipt to take in such loans accordingly.) King's Warrant Book XVII, pp. 237–40. Money Book XII, p. 126.
Money warrant for 1,415l. 1s. 4d. to Sir Leonard Robinson, without account: in full of his extraordinary charges and as reward for attendance and hazard of himself, his agents and clerks in receiving from divers citizens of London and others 358,075l. and paying same into the Exchequer on credit of the above [said] Act for raising a million by contributions. (Money order dated Sept. 11 hereon.) (Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue said sum to Robinson out of a loan of 2,000l. to be made by said Robinson on credit of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise.) Money Book XII, p. 120, 207. Order Book IV, p. 25.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of the Exchequer, viz.: l. Disposition Book XI, p. 207.
Out of 125l. of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise and 50l. of the fourth of the Customs: making 175l. in all.
to me [Guy] for secret service 100
to Mr. Rymer, Historiographer Royal 50
to Mr. Tate, Poet Laureate 25
£175
Same to Mr. Clarke to procure a royal warrant, to be signed by the Queen, to authorise the Paymasters of the Forces in Ireland to pay 115l. 7s. 5d. (without deductions) to William Wallis for interest of money advanced to Col. Trelawny's and Col. Lutterell's Regiments at their going for Ireland. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 141.
Sept. 11. Henry Guy to Auditor Done to forthwith pass Mr. Pereira's accounts. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 141.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. Bring your answer on Thursday next to the enclosed queries which have been laid before my Lords, viz.: Ibid.
(1) Whether the impost bonds for tobacco be taken for 18 months absolute and 4 months to export or for 3–6 months according to compromise?
(2) Whether there was not 250l. computed short in one entry only?
(3) Whether there was not actually endorsed on the same entry as exported near 20,000l. of tobacco more than was really entered?
(4) Whether there be any time of entry mentioned in the several vouchers of discompt for considerable sums of money?
(5) Whether the reference to certain entries or persons' names be not wanting in the rebates of 4 per cent. generally?
(6) Whether one person has not had debentures within a year for 1,503,806 pound and waste for a greater quantity who did not import himself an eighth part of it nor made entries inwards of returns to a twentieth part of the value: the impost whereof comes to near 20,000l. value?
(7) Whether the persons to whose entries this exporter refers for above half his export have not had themselves allowances on the same quantity?
(8) Whether debentures and certificates do not sometimes refer to entries where there are none such, or for more in quantity than was entered?
Same to same to report on the case of the Compass of Stockholm, a Swedes built ship manned with Swedes, which imports wine etc. to England from Fyal in [the Azores in] Portugal. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Shales, enclosing an account [missing] of money paid by the Treasurer of the Navy to ships etc. between the 1st and 7th inst. Ibid.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh, enclosing a memorial [missing] of Aug. 21 last from the Customs Commissioners concerning money paid by the officers of the Four and a Half per cent. Duty in Barbados and the Leeward Islands towards payment of the Duke of Bolton's Regiment of Foot in the West Indies; together with the acquittances of the officers for same. My Lords desire you to cause the same to be applied as is desired in said memorial. Ibid, p. 142.
Same to Mr. Fox to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Cornet Daniel Moore and Robert Grice, praying payment of 130l. due to them for their pay as aides de camp to the Earl of Oxford in Ireland from 1690, June 1, to Oct. 8. Ibid.
Sept. 11. Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to observe an order of the Privy Council of the 7th inst. for leave to the ship Royalty of Whitehaven to go to Virginia. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 57.
Treasury reference to same of the petition of John Holland, collector of Hull port, and now appointed collector at Newcastle, praying to be continued at Hull till he can be provided for in London port, he having a sickly and numerous family. Reference Book VII, p. 7.
Same to Samuell Travers, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, of the petition of John Toby, praying a new lease of several lands etc. of the manor of Portland, co. Dorset. Ibid.
Same to the Commissioners of Prizes of the petition of Barth. Clements, shewing that he gave bond in 50l. for the discovery of a Danish and a Swedish ship laden with lead for France, which he was to pay [? failing success, but to be paid to him] if she was taken and condemned: whereupon he sent Capt. Peddar, commander of the Sweepstakes, who took [same] and [she] is since condemned for prize and is sold for above 1,000l.: that upon application to the Commissioners for Prizes to discharge his obligation they answer they cannot do it without Treasury order; therefore praying an order for said 50l. to be paid him. Ibid.
Same to same of the petition of Thomas Pottinger for a bounty of the moneys arising by prizes in consideration of his services and losses in Ireland and in reward for the discovery made by him of 4,261l. 11s. 2d. when he was Agent for Prizes in the north of Ireland and for his services for 1½ years in that capacity. Ibid, p. 8.
Same to Samuell Travers of the petition of George Evelyn, praying a grant of some arrears of quit rents out of the manor of Burnham, co. Bucks. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Hodges of London, merchant, shewing that by losses sustained this year at sea he is disabled to pay his debts; therefore praying the Queen to accept the same composition for his 500l. Customs debt as the rest of his creditors have done. Ibid.
Treasury order to the King's Remembrancer to take William Kent's securities as Receiver of the arrears of the 4s. Aid in co. Lanes. (Commission to said Kent as such.) Warrants not Relating to Money XIV, pp. 224, 224–5.
Sept. 12. Henry Guy to the Navy Commissioners to attend my Lords to-morrow week with Mr. Hooper, Mr. Salmon, Mr. Boyce and such other timber merchants as you had asked Sir Edward Gregory, the Navy Commissioner at Chatham, to send up to-morrow. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 142.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh, enclosing a memorial [missing] of money due to Mr. Israell Feilding and his clerks or storekeepers for 1692, payable in the Office of the Paymaster of the Forces. There remains due 25l. 4s. 6d. to John Barker, who was employed by said Feilding. You are to pay same out of the 88l. 10s. 0d. due to said Feilding for his clerks or storekeepers. Ibid, p. 143.
Sept. 12. Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ John Peter as Receiver and Collector of the Four and a Half per cent. Duty at Bridgetown in Barbados loco Jonathan Wharton, who is appointed surveyor of Plymouth. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 58.
Christopher Bickerton as collector of Looe loco John Peters, dismissed.
Treasury order to same to observe (a) infra. Ibid, p. 59.
Prefixing: (a) Order of the Privy Council, dated Whitehall, Aug. 24 last, for leave to the Susanna brigantine, 40 tons, six men. John Dowglas late master, to return home to Jamaica: the said ship belonging wholly to owners in Jamaica and having been sent by the Governor and Council thereof as an advice boat with a packet on their Majesties' service and she now lying at Bristol.
Report to the Queen from the Treasury Lords on the petition of Gilbert Heathcote and Arthur Shallett, ut supra, p. 323. We have referred same to the Customs Commissioners and submit their report thereon as follows: Warrants not Relating to Money XIV, pp. 225–6.
Appending: said report, dated Sept. 6, from the Customs Commissioners on said petition. The deviation or digression in this case being by capture and constraint, no advantage of forfeiture ought to be taken upon any point in the Act of Navigation by reason thereof. We have nothing to object to the redemption of said ships, nor (in view of the perishing of the wines part of the cargo) to the ships being permitted to complete their ladings with Genoa and Oneglia oil or such other qualified goods as they may buy and import.
The Treasury Lords to the Lords Justices, Ireland, to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Col. John Fitz Patrick concerning a lease granted to him by Charles II of about 556l. yearly quit rents arising out of the estates of the late Lord Slane and other Roman Catholics in Ireland. Out Letters (Ireland) VI, p. 332.
Sept. 13. Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of the Exchequer, viz.: l. s. d. Disposition Book XI, p. 208.
Out of the new duty on coffee and tea.
to the Earl of Ranelagh in part of the arrears of subsistence to the Army 11,217 10 0
Out of loans on the Review of the Poll.
to ditto more in further part [of same arrears] 1,782 10 0
Out of 3,757l. 6s.d. of loans on the Review of the Poll; 293l. 9s.d. of the complements of the Excise; 251l. 15s. 10d. of the Review of the Poll; 1,547l. of the fourth quarter of the Poll: making 5,849l. 12s. in all.
to the Treasurer of the Navy for recalls 2,000 0 0
to ditto for the Victuallers 2,000 0 0
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance to answer bills of exchange 1,000 0 0
to ditto for the gunsmiths 500 0 0
to ditto for the old dock at Chatham 100 0 0
to Mr. Fox for the Commissioners of the Transports upon account of a ship that was burnt 249 12 0
Out of loans on the Hereditary and Temporary Excise and the fourth of the Customs
to me [Guy] for secret service, 60l., 100l., 77l. 2s. 8d. 237 2 8
to the poor of the parish of St. James's 50 0 0
to Mr. Stepney, Agent in Germany, in part of 1,187l. 1s. 7d. on his extraordinaries 368 1 7
£19,504 16 3
Sept. 13. Henry Guy to the Earl of Ranelagh. My Lords are extremely straitened this week for money, yet they have ordered you 13,000l. for subsistence “because my Lord Godolphin understood your Lordship yesterday, that if a month's subsistence were ordered, Sir Joseph Herne would send over bills for a month on Friday next.” Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 143.
Same to Mr. Feilding to attend the Earl of Ranelagh and give him an account how commissioned and non-commissioned officers were furnished with provisions whilst at sea, with what quantities and [at] what rates. (The like letter to Mr. Ellis.) Ibid.
Report to the Queen from the Treasury Lords on the Order in Council of March 23 last, which referred to the Treasury a petition of the Governor and Company of Copper Miners [of England], a petition of the brewers in and about London and a petition of Andrew Corbet, [all] relating to farthings and half pence, and to report thereon whether copper or tin farthings and half pence might be made so as not to be easily counterfeited and which of the two sorts was least likely to be counterfeited. We have advised with the Mint officers and with the persons concerned in the consumption of tin and the several proposers. We think that if the making of such token of tin be continued or any new way of a mixture [of the two metals] be contrived it will still be liable to be counterfeited and the common people will be subject to divers inconveniences and that farthings and half pence of copper will be less liable to such mischiefs not only in respect of the intrinsic value, but also in the difficulty of being resembled. We conceive the offers of the Company of Copper Miners will be most beneficial for your service. Their proposal imports a grant to authorise them to coin copper half pence and farthings for England and the Plantations of the weight of 22 pence for each lb. weight of copper, for the term of five years; that they will cut them of English copper on pain of forfeiting their grant and will be subject to control as to weight and quality and will pay 2,000l. a year for the grant and will advance the first year's rent. Warrants not relating to Money XIV, pp. 226–7.
Appending: proposals as above of the said Company of Copper Miners.
Sept. 14. Treasury warrant to the Receipt for tallies of pro on the Excise for 375l. to Charles, Duke of Southampton, in further part of 1687, Christmas quarter, on his pension. Money Book XII, p. 120.
Sept. 14 and 17. Same to same for same for 2,000l. to Sir Leonard Robinson and 843l. 1s. 0d. to John Trussell, gent., in repayment of so much lent by them the 12th inst. and July 14 last respectively on the Hereditary and Temporary Excise. Ibid, pp. 107, 120, 126.
Sept. 14. Henry Guy to Mr. Lilly for an account of what moneys have been weekly paid out of the revenues of the Post Office to me [Guy] for secret service. Disposition Book XI, p. 208.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests to hasten the state of the account of the Commissioners for Tin Farthings and Half pence. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 143.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to consider the enclosed letter [missing] from Secretary Trenchard conveying the Queen's pleasure that the best method be considered and proposed for preventing the exportation of corn out of any of their Majesties' dominions into France. Ibid, p. 144.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Margt. Harris for an allowance as matron of the Hospital on Hounslow Heath. Ibid.
Same to the Agents for Taxes. Since the failure of Mr. Molineux, receiver of taxes within co. Lanes., divers sums of money have been found owing to him which are now liable to their Majesties' [claim and] use. You are to write to them [the debtors] to immediately pay their respective debts into the Exchequer and to take a tally for their discharge; otherwise the sheriffs will execute process against them. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to deliver to the importers the several parcels of raw silk lately imported from Holland and seized by John Ward, Isaack Manley and Henry Langford: it being the Queen's pleasure that said silk be sold publicly by inch of candle by the importers at the Outroper's Office by the 29th inst. They are to pay the duty, satisfy the seizers and give security to so sell same. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 59.
Sept. 15. Treasury reference to Auditor Bridges of the draft privy seal for passing the Danish Forces' accounts from 1690, June 5, to 1692, Sept. 30. He is to examine the surcharges mentioned in this draft and see if they agree with the vouchers and is to make a certificate thereof to my Lords. Reference Book VII, p. 6.