|May 3.||1. The Lord Lieut. of Ireland to the Lord High Treasurer. Asks for an order that the arms, &c. of four regiments of foot might be passed duty free. Dated Dublin Castle, 3 May 1709.|
Minuted:—“A wt signed May 9th, 1709.” 1 page, quarto.
|May 3.||2. Alexander Rigby to Mr Lowndes. Asked on behalf of his Scotch brethren the Lord Advocate's opinion upon a case (not now with this letter). Mr Greydon, the Receiver General, would not pay when only two commissioners signed. He (Mr Rigby) also prayed the Attorney General's opinion. Asked his (Mr Lowndes') favour for his cousin, Robert Rigby, to succeed his brother to a place of 50l. a year, for the Board had refused him. In short they were at shilly shally about the wine ship, and he (Rigby) was open and resolute. His cousin's father was deputy-governor of Chester Castle most of King Charles the IInd's time, and his mother came of a family of 3,000l. a year, she being Sir Thomas Clifton's sister. Dated Edinburgh, 3 May 1709.|
Minuted:—“To be sent to the Attorney and Sollr Genll for their opinion.” 3 pages, quarto.
|May 4.||3. Report of the Comrs of Customs to the Lord High Treasurer on two papers touching the prize duty payable on Bordeaux wines “salved” out of a ship cast away on the coast of Sussex. The wines must be exported to foreign parts, first paying the salvage. Dated 4 May 1709.|
The enclosures not now with it.
Minuted:—“10 May 1708 [sic]. My Lord concurrs in opinion with ye Comrs.” 1 page.
|May 5.||4. Report of the Comrs of Excise to the Lord High Treasurer on the petition of James Apthorpe, asking to be employed in the Excise. Advising against the same, as he was a person of very bad character, who had induced others to commit perjury, and had himself been prosecuted for subornation of perjury. Dated 5 May 1709.|
Two enclosures. 3 pages.
|5. Petition of Henry Ballowe and John Smith, deputy chamberlains for joining tallies in her Majesty's Court of Exchequer, to the Lord High Treasurer, praying for a warrant for payment for their labour.|
Also a certificate relating thereto. 2 pages.
|May 5.||6. Memorial touching the repayment of 2,000l. paid by the Comrs of Excise in North Britain to Mr Archibald Douglas. Dated 5 May 1705. 1 page.|
|May 5.||7. Report of S. Travers, Surveyor General, to the Lord [High Treasurer], on the petition of the Lord Archibald Hamilton. Found that the offices of master forester and chief warden of the forest and chaces within the lordship of Barnard Castle, in the bishopric of Durham, and chief ranger of the forest of Teasdale and chace of Marwood, with the fees, profits, &c. were granted in the year 1672, to Charles Earl of Carlisle. About 1685, the same offices were directed to be granted during pleasure, to Sir William Bowes, Knt, after the Earl's death, and it did appear that they were in her Majesty's disposal. Saw no objection to granting the same to the petitioner during pleasure, or for 31 years. The lordship of Barnard Castle was granted to the city of London in fee, 4 Car. 1., with the exception of all forests, chaces, &c. The lead mines within the New Forest of Teasdale, and in Marwood chace, in 28 Car. II., were granted to Charles Earl of Carlisle. These mines were leased by Queen Elizabeth to Sir Wm Bowes in the 23rd year of her reign for 21 years, and from the expiration thereof were not wrought. It might be good service to grant the petitioner a term for 31 years, for searching and working these lead mines. Dated 5 May 1709. 3¼ pages.|
|May 7.||8. Copy of Commission appointing Thomas Witham, Esq., Commander-in-Chief of Forces accompanying the fleet in the expedition to reduce Canada and other places in America. Dated 7 May, 1709. 3¼ pages.|
|9. Petition of Thomas Jones to the Lord High Treasurer. Served the crown several years, and the latter part under the Duke of Marlborough in the third troop of guards, but having some fortune left to him, quitted the guards. His “undertaking” then being in the island of Lundy, he was often robbed by the French privateers, and so was reduced to a mean condition. Prays to be appointed a tide waiter in the port of London.|
On the dorse is what appears to be a minute, “7th May 1709. Mr Godfrey in Mr Compton's office.” 1 page.
|10. Petition of Lieut.-Col. Lewis Duterme, Lieut.-Col. of the train of artillery in Spain. Prays to be paid out of the contingencies of the army.|
Encloses a report of the Comrs of Ordnance.
Minuted:—“Read May 8.” 2½ pages.
|May 9.||11. W. Popple to W. Lowndes, Esq. Sending extracts of two letters from Brigadier Handasyd to the Comrs of Trade and Plantations, relating to the galleons taken and destroyed by Captain Wager. Their Lps had directed the Captain to transmit to them the best account he could of the value of the prizes. Dated 9 May 1709.|
The extracts referred to, and an “Account of Commodore Wager's engagement with the Spanish galleons, &c.” Dated at Jamaica the 17th of June 1708. 5½ pages.
|May 9.||12. Lord Archibald Hamilton to [? Mr Lowndes]. Would give security if the Lord High Treasurer would order the payment of an arrear due to him on the civil list. Dated 9 May 1709.|
Encloses an account of what was due. 2½ pages.
|May 10.||13. Report of the Comrs of Stamps to the Lord High Treasurer, on the petition of Edward Stuart. Petitioner was an object of compassion, and his Lordship's favour might be extended to him by suspending the prosecution against him. Dated 10 May 1709. 1 page.|
|May 13.||14. Memorial of the Comrs for Prizes to the Lord High Treasurer, drawing attention to a previous memorial of 28 March, and praying his Lordship's directions thereon. Pressing applications were daily made to them by many distressed persons who had a right to prize money, and the captor's money was ready to be distributed. Dated 13 May 1709.|
Minuted:—“See the Act 6o Anne for suppressing prize offices after 24 June 1708. See ye Act 4 & 5o W. ordering ye disposic[i]on of prizes.” 1 page.
|May 13.||15. The Attorney (Mountague) and Solicitor General's (Eyre) opinion as to the number forming a quorum of the Comrs of Customs in North Britain, together with the copy of Sir James Stewart's opinion. Subscribed by the former 13 May 1709. 2 pages.|
|May 13.||16. Copy of memorial of the Comrs of Ordnance to the Lord [High Treasurer], asking for 50,000l. to be forthwith issued to the treasurer of that office for sea service, and 77,000l. for land service. Giving also a detailed account of the sums necessary, as well as of what had been expended on fortifications. Dated 13 May 1709.|
Minuted:—“12,000 land ser.
12,000 sea ser.” 3 pages.
|May 16.||17. The Attorney General (Mountague) to [? Mr Lowndes], asking for papers to be sent to him, relative to claims arising from the seizure of the ship Worcester.|
Minuted:—“16th May 1709. These papers are already sent.” 2 pages.
|May 16.||18. Memorial of W. Whitfield to the Lord High Treasurer, on behalf of the marines under command of Major Kemp, consisting of 420 private men, besides officers, for their subsistence. Was very much pressed by the marine officers, especially those going for the West Indies, as also by the six marine clothiers for their clearings and off-reckonings. Dated Pay Office, 16 May 1709.|
Minuted:—“23d May 1709. Read.”
Letter from Mr Burchett and another report of Mr Whitfield and a state of the musters of the marines. 26 pages.
|May 17.||19. Copy of a letter of the Comrs of Customs (Scotland) to Mr John Montgomerie, complaining of Sir Alexander Rigby's unruly temper and expressions; in fact there was just then a ferment over all the country against him, so that it was impossible he could propose a fixed residence there. They verily believed such an unruly and revengeful temper was never in any man, save one, who was most justly styled the common enemy of all mankind. This might be partly attributable to his losses and a flood of debts. Without all peradventure, the management of any revenue went on better, when under the inspection of those who could live as became such a trust. If he had sent up information or mis-information against them, they desired to be allowed to make answer thereto. Dated Edinburgh, 17 May 1709. 2 pages.|
|May 17.||20. H. Boyle to the Lord High Treasurer. Encloses extract from a letter from Mr Pulteney, the Queen's envoy at Copenhagen, concerning a present to the professor there, who made a funeral oration on the death of his late Royal Highness Prince George: asks his Lordship to report to her Majesty what was most proper to be done. Dated 17 May 1709.|
Minuted:—“30 May 1709. A warr. for 100li.” 1 page, quarto.
|May 17.||21. Memorial of the Agents for Taxes to the Lord High Treasurer, asking payment of the incidents of their office. Dated 17 May 1709.|
Also a bill of the incidents. 2 pages.
|May 17.||22. Copy of report of the Lord Lieut. of Ireland (Wharton) to the Lord High Treasurer, upon the petition of Katherine, widow of Sir William Russell, Bart., deceased, for continuance to her of the pension of 200l. per ann. granted to her husband: advising the grant. Dated Dublin Castle, 17 May 1709.|
Burial certificate of Sir William Russell. 2 pages.
to May 18
|23. Abstract of the accounts of Her Majesty's revenues arising in New York from 1 Feb. 1706–7 to 18 May 1709. Signed “Wm Blathwayt.” 1 page.|
|May 19.||24. Report of the Comrs of Revenue (Ireland) on the petition of the Master and Wardens of the Corporation of Brewers and Maltsters of the city of Dublin, praying the same allowances as were made to the brewers of London. The Comrs had nothing to object to the English allowances being made. Dated Dublin, 19 May 1709. 3½ pages.|
|May 19.||25. The Lord Lieut. of Ireland (Wharton) to the Lord [High Treasurer]. Sent petition of the brewers of Dublin as to their hardships. If the difficulties of this session had not been prevented by this method, there was a danger of cutting off a great part of H.M. hereditary revenue. His Lordship (the Lord High Treasurer) was no stranger to the dispute about the size of their gallon, but it was hardly to be imagined how great a party they had made. It would be for her Majesty's service to make the brewers the allowances asked, provided they quitted their pretensions of the gallon. Sent a draft of such an order as might be made. P.S.—There had not been one division or angry word this session in the House of Commons. He wished this might continue. Dated Dublin, 19 May 1709. 4 pages.|
|May 19.||26. John Lansdell [Deputy Treasurer of the Ordnance] to William Lowndes, Esq. Incloses list of the tallies remaining in the hands of the Treasurer of the Ordnance. The Governor and Directors of the Bank of England were resolved not to meddle with these tallies, and no private person would purchase without either discount or interest. If not supplied before next post several thousand pounds in foreign bills of exchange would be sent back. Dated 19 May 1709.|
The list mentioned.
Minuted:—“20 May 1709. 20,000 land service, 20,000 sea service out of Exchequer bills.” 2 pages.
|May 19.||27. The Lord Lieut. of Ireland (Wharton) to the Lord High Treasurer. Enclosed some resolutions of the House of Commons upon which they had grounded an address in favour of Mr Benjamin Parry. Asked that her Majesty's commands on it might be sent to him. The office granted to Parry would be his ruin unless he were relieved. He was a man of merit and always steady to her Majesty's interest. The House had agreed unanimously to the address for this gentleman, who had been always most obnoxious to one sort of men. Dated Dublin, 19 May 1709.|
Minuted:—“25 May 1709. Desire Lord Coningsby to be here to-morrow morng.”
The enclosure not now with it. 3 pages.
|May 19.||28. Draft of the Queen's warrant for a grant of several offices at Hampton Court to Charles, Lord Halifax. Dated 19 May 1709. 10 pages (brief size).|
|May 19.||29. Order in Council declaring all sorts of corn bound to the enemies' country to be contraband, and prohibiting the export thereof. Dated 19 May 1709. 1 page.|
|May 21.||30. Report of the Comrs of Customs (Scotland) to the Lord High Treasurer, on the question of the Earl of Leven, governor and constable of the Castle of Edinburgh, having his wine custom free. It was a matter fit only for the Lord Treasurer's decision. They had waited upon the Earl, having the utmost deference for his person and character, and his Lordship relied on the Lord Treasurer's goodness, wisdom, and generosity. Dated Edinburgh, 21 May 1709.|
Also two presentments from them (1st) for Mr John Ogilby, late collector of Inverness, to be general riding surveyor from Inverness to Caithness, and thence to Fort William, and to have the inspection of the Islands of Orkney, Lewis, and Skye; and (2nd) for Alexander Blackstock to be the inspector for the Isle of Man, and from time to time to be on the coast of Galloway and Dumfries and elsewhere as the service might require. 3 pages.
|May 24.||31. Report of the Comrs of Excise to the Lord High Treasurer, on the petition of Samuel Low, a prisoner in the Fleet, praying to be discharged. Petitioner had been concerned in a very great fraud practised by officers in the London brewery, between them and the London brewers. Petitioner continued very obstinate and was not entitled to any favour or mercy. Dated 24 May 1709.|
Also the petition.
Minuted:—“30 May 1709. My Lord agrees with the report.” 2 pages.
|May 25.||32. Report of the Agents for Taxes to the Lord High Treasurer on the petition of William Pacy, Esq., heir and administrator to Samuel Pacy, deceased, late Receiver General of Suffolk, as to the sale of the estate of the receiver. Had no objection to the method proposed, but the Attorney General should be consulted. Dated Westmr, Agents Office, May 25, 1709.|
The petition referred to. 2 pages.
|May 27.||33. “Navy Office. An estimate of the wages due to her Majesty's yards and rope-yards for Lady-day quarter.” Dated 27 May 1709. 1 page.|
|May 27.||34. Report of Mr J. Waters to the Lord High Treasurer on a representation of the Duke of Grafton that the Lord High Admiral had desired the Lord Treasurer's concurrence and allowance to enable the Duke, as Vice-Admiral of Suffolk, to prosecute in the Queen's name some persons who detained parcels of wine and other goods which they took up on the coast of Suffolk in the previous February. Certifies that great quantities of brandy and other goods were cast ashore there, within the Vice-Admiralty of the Duke. His Grace's servants endeavoured to recover what they could find, but the greatest part of the goods had been taken and claimed by one Mrs North, lady of the manor of Benacre, and she refused to give them up. Other lords of manors refused to give up other parts. In the grant of Queen Elizabeth of the manor of Benacre, the grant of wrecks was not mentioned, and so he presumed the right remained in the crown. Advises the prosecution at her Majesty's charge of the persons detaining the goods, to preserve the right of the crown and support the jurisdiction of the Admiralty, frequently invaded on such pretences. Dated 27 May 1709.|
The memorial and three other papers.
Minuted:—“30 May 1709. Mr Borrett to inquire how this differs from that of the Duke of Bedford.” 9 pages.
|May 28.||35. Copy of memorial of the Board of Ordnance to the Lord High Treasurer pressing for further issue of money to their office. Dated 28 May 1709.|
Also an account of what money was necessary. 2 pages.
|May 30.||36. The Lord Chamberlain (Marquis of Kent) to the Lord High Treasurer. Asks for an order for 300l. to be paid to Sir Charles Cotterell, master of the ceremonies, to be presented to Count Bergamy, envoy extraordinary from the Duke of Modena, who is about departing. Dated 30 May 1709. 1 page.|
|May 30.||37. William Wogan to Mr Lowndes, reminding him of a petition of Mr Lathum, collector of Lisburn in Ireland, which had lain in the office above a year and a half, and was particularly recommended by Mr Southwell. The petition was as to an appointment of Mr Ethelred Wogan to the first vacancy as a collector of revenue, in consideration of his losses at the fire of Lisburn (amounting to about 1,000l.). His proportion of the money collected by the brief in both kingdoms would hardly answer 2s. 6d. in the pound. Dated Spring gardens, 30 May 1709.|
The petition referred to, and copy of the petition and a certificate, with numerous signatures. 3 pages.
|June 1.||38. Report of the Comrs of Customs to the Lord High Treasurer on a memorial of the Prussian minister, about wines to be imported from Switzerland. Dated 1 June 1709.|
Minuted:—Read 16 June 1709. 1 page.
|39. Petition of David Burton of Edinburgh, glazier, to the Lord High Treasurer. Prays payment for glazing work at the palace of Holyrood House and the Castle of Edinburgh.|
Also the items of the accounts. An attestation to one of the accounts is dated 1 June 1709.
Minuted:—“The Barons of the Exchequer desire to examine these bills and to represent thereupon, what method should be taken about these repaires and other necessarys, wch before the Union used to be p[ai]d by ordrs of ye Tr[easur]y of Scotland.” 5 pages.
|40. Memorial of Mr Semple to the Lord High Treasurer. The Assembly of the Church in North Britain had appointed him to write and publish an ecclesiastical history of the Christian religion from its first plantation in Scotland, and had memorialised her Majesty for her royal bounty to enable him to perfect the work. Her Majesty had referred the memorial to the Lord High Treasurer. Mr Semple had written the history as far as the Reformation in 1560, and had expended 300l. in purchasing some and transcribing other MSS., charters and ancient records. Had expended 170l. in travelling to the Universities of Great Britain, in transcribing records from the Cottonian Library, and other public and private libraries in England; and had expended 20l. for transcribing Acts of the Assembly since the Reformation, the “principals” being burnt at Edinburgh. 200l. more would be necessary for transcribing records for completing the modern history, and he would be put to the charge of 100l. and more in travelling to divers places for collecting full materials for finishing the work. The publication would amount to 400l. Intended to have the history in the press next summer.|
Minuted:—“1 June 1709. If he will promise yt the Queen shalbe at no further expence in yt matter, my Lord will move her Maty to pay him 300l.” 1 page.
|June 2.||41. Copy of patent appointing Sir David Dalrymple, of Hales, Knight Baronet, to be Queen's advocate for Scotland, during pleasure, with a salary of 1,000l. per ann. Certified as a true copy, 2 June 1709. 1½ pages.|
|June 2.||42. Order in Council on consideration of the appeal of Thomas Barrow, late of the Island of Bermudas, from a judgment given against him for words alleged to have been spoken against the government there, for which he was fined 40l.: referring the matter to the Lord High Treasurer. Dated 2 June 1709. 1¼ pages (a small piece torn out).|
|June 3.||43. Recommendation of Lieut. Denny for half-pay by the House of Commons (Ireland). 3 June 1709. 1 page.|
|June 3.||44. Two certificates of Robert Sedgwick as to plate standing on the books of the jewel house, as delivered (1st) to the late Earl of Sunderland, lord chamberlain of King William's household, and (2nd), to the Rt Hon. the late Earl of Faversham, lord chamberlain of Katherine, late Queen of England. Dated 3 June 1709. 2 pages.|
|June 4.||45. Comrs of Ordnance to the Lord High Treasurer. Her Majesty's pleasure was, that stores amounting to 13,071l. 1s. 7d. should be shipped. Enclosed estimate in order that his Lordship might order the money. The office was placed under great difficulties by performing so many extraordinary services this year, for which there was no money given by Parliament or otherwise. Asked for further advances. Dated 4 June 1709. 3 pages.|
|June 6.||46. M. Van Vryberge to the Lord High Treasurer. Asks that orders might be given for a pension of 30l. per ann. to the son of Mr La Motte, a merchant and citizen of Rotterdam, as a recompence for his father's service, and in accordance with her Majesty's wishes, the father having detected the treacherous correspondence of Gregg, who was executed. Dated London, June, 6/17 1709.|
Minuted:—“6 June 1709, wt on Mr Compton's office.” 1¼ pages.
|June 7.||47. Copy of memorial of Ro[bert] Handasyde to the Earl of Sunderland, for an allowance to be made to him for coming on a mission from her Majesty's Consul at Algiers, concerning the seizure and carrying into that place of several English ships without Admiralty passes; and for taking her Majesty's answer to the Dey. Dated 7 June 1709. 1 page.|
|June 9.||48. The Earl of Cromartie to the Lord High Treasurer. It seemed by several occurrences that the Court of Justiciary was under some adverse constellation; yet he dared presume it was as loyal to her Majesty, as useful to the Government, as solicitous of what might cement Britain for common good, as acceptable to the whole nation, and as much conducing to the increase of the mutual love and trust betwixt prince and people as any other jurisdiction or office, and with as little or less expense as any other court or office. Besides it was the court before which the greatest concerns of prince and people were judged. There was no doubt that the laws, forms, and proceedings needed rectification, both with respect to the national good of North Britain and to further union. And these might with little difficulty be adjusted by the next sessions of Parliament. Dated Edinburgh, 9 June 1709. 1 page, quarto.|
|June 10.||49. The Earl of Essex to the Lord High Treasurer. Reminds his Lordship of Col. Wauchope's arrear of 40s. a week allowed by her Majesty for his subsistence during his imprisonment at the Tower, and asks payment. Dated 10 June 1709. 1 page.|
|June 10.||50. Report of the Comrs for salt duties to the Lord High Treasurer on the petition of Mr Samuel Schmettau, who states that a better method of boiling salt might be adopted, and the salt being made at less charge might be afforded at lower rates, which would occasion a salt trade with foreign parts and thus prejudice the French salt, to the advantage of her Majesty's subjects, by increasing the consumption of coal, by improving trade and navigation, and by importing foreign coin for home bred commodities. They had considered the Attorney General's report thereon, who considered the petitioner was the inventor of this new method, and was entitled to letters patent for the sole use of his invention. The Comrs approved of the encouragement of the petitioner, but the improvement might increase the strength of the salt and much prejudice the revenue. Dated 10 June 1709.|
Minuted:—“A copy of this report to be đd to Mr Schmettau.” There is also this memorandum:—“The originall petn and Mr Attorney's rept were given the petr to carry back to Mr S[e]cr[etar]y Boyl's office 20 June 1709.” 1 page.
|June 11.||51. John Lansdell to William Lowndes, Esq., asking him to remind the Lord High Treasurer of the pressing necessities of the Ordnance Office. The artificers were two years in arrear without allowance of interest. Dated 11 June 1709. 1 page.|
|June 11.||52. The Lord Lieut. of Ireland (Wharton) to the Lord High Treasurer. From what his Lp wrote, his Excelly expected further orders in relation to the brewers and the officers of the House of Lords. Had communicated to Mr Parry what his Lp wrote concerning him, who seemed to think it impossible to continue in his office unless consideration were had of him upon the address of the House of Commons. Mr Parry had put his case in writing, which his Excellcy had sent to the Earl of Sunderland to be shown to the Ld Treasurer. The hopes of peace being delayed, presumed his Lp had given directions for raising Sir Jo. Wittewrong's regiment. A great many there had set their minds on it. Asked that her Majesty's directions might be given that more general officers might be put on the establishment. Had written to Mr Walpole on account of a company wanting in the youngest regiment. The increased charge would be very well borne and very well liked, the people there not being very solicitous what they paid, so that it were spent amongst themselves. Dated Dublin, 11 June 1709. 7 pages.|
|June 13.||53. Thomas Foulerton to the Lord High Treasurer. The Duke of Queensberry and Lord Seafield had told him what his Lordship had said in relation to him. Intended to go into Essex, and settle some matters that he might be at his Lordship's call. Dated George Street, York Buildings, 13 June 1709.|
Minuted:—“A wt to be prepared.” 1 page.
|June 14.||54. The Earl of Glasgow to [? Mr Lowndes]. Thanks him for all his kind favours, particularly to his brother, Mr Boyle, who is one of the Comrs of Customs in the port of Edinburgh. Is infinitely obliged to the Ld High Treasurer. The Assembly money may be remitted to him. Dated Edinburgh 14 June 1709. 1 page.|
|June 18.||55. Copy of report of J. Brydges and R. Walpole to the Lord High Treasurer on the petition of Col. Andrew Bissett, one of the captains of her Majesty's Coldstream regiment of foot guards. The petitioner was at the battle of Almanza, commander-in-chief of that battalion, and took under his care two other companies, and made up the accounts of their subsistence. To recruit these companies he put on board a man-of-war, commanded by Captain Elwes, 400l. and his plate and equipage, to the value of 600l., to be brought to England; but Captain Elwes being detached for Lisbon put the same on board Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell's ship, which was unfortunately lost on the rocks at Scilly. They were of opinion he ought to be relieved as to the 400l.; but left the consideration of the baggage to his Lordship. Dated 18 June 1709.|
Minuted:—“31 Jan. 1710. Ref. to the Comptrollers of the Army accounts.” 1½ pages.
|June 18.||56. Bishop of London to the Lord Treasurer. Asked for 20l. to be given to the bearer, Mr William Rudd, who some time since returned from Jamaica, where he was chaplain, and now wished to rejoin his parishioners. Dated Fulham, 18 June 1709.|
Minuted:—“1 July 1709. My Lord says this is a bad precedt, and therefore orders it to be paid out of her Mats sec. ser. mo. But my Lord ye Bp of Londo is to be acquainted wth my Lord Tre[asure]r's request, that he will write no more l~res of this kind.” 1 page, quarto.
|June 21.||57. T. Byerley to “My Lord.” Had given an account of the arrival of his Excellency Lord Lovelace who had since died on the 6th of last month. Col. Ingoldesby, the Lieut. Governor had taken upon himself the government. Was necessitated to state his own hardships and the injustice done him. Lord Cornbury had continued to treat him with resentment, by arrests, &c., to compel him to quit his employment, and in Oct. last suspended him a second time, and obliged him to retire into the next province until Lord Lovelace reinvested him. His Lp's death and no provision having been made for the debts of the province, had involved him in new difficulties; and at present the new Governor, influenced by Lord Cornbury, seemed disposed to pursue the former methods to suppress every one with whom they were disgusted, and he was daily threatened to be suspended a third time. His duty had obliged him to obey his Lp's (? the Ld Treasurers) commands which were disagreeable to the Governor. Dated New York, 21 June 1709. 2 pages, quarto.|
|June 22.||58. Copy of letter of appointment, by the Lord High Treasurer, of Lionel Herne and Samuel Edwards, gentlemen, to have money or bills imprested to them for raising or discharging interest growing due and payable on the Exchequer bills, at a salary for themselves and clerks of 500l. per ann. Dated 22 June 1709.|
Also orders to be observed, as well by the officers of the receipt of her Maty's Exchequer, in and about the issuing, paying, and accounting for the Exchequer bills, that are or shall be issued by and in pursuance of the Act lately passed in Parliament (entitled an Act for enlarging the capital stock of the Bank of England, &c.) as by the officer or officers to be appointed by the Lord High Treasurer, for paying the interest to be allowed on such of the bills as shall be re-issued by the tellers of the Exchequer. 4½ large pages.
|June 24.||59. A state or estimate of the debts owing to the civil list on the 24th of June 1709.|
Minuted:—“Agreed to.” 2 pages.
|June 24.||60. Report of the Attorney General (Mountague) to the Lord High Treasurer. Had prepared a warrant for the sale of the estate of Samuel Pacey, Esq., late receiver general of taxes for Suffolk, who died indebted to her Majesty. Dated 24 June 1709. 1 page.|
|June 25.||61. Richard Norton to the Lord High Treasurer. Since coming to town to wait on his Lordship, had been taken with a fever and could not see him. Asked his Lordship to pay the residue of their bounty money forthwith; to order Mr Solicitor Borrett to prosecute Henry Read and Joan Saunders for intrusion on the Queen's waste in the Forest [? Bere, see Vol. CXV., No. 2]; and that his Lordship would get the Queen to sign the warrant to him about hunting (buck season just coming in). Further asked his Lordship to respite sending to the Bishop of Winton, because the Bishop's secretary had been with him (Mr Norton) about the affair. If without prejudicing the queen's rights of forest, he could end it he would save his Lordship further trouble. Dated 25 June [1709 on the back]. 3 pages, quarto.|
|June 27.||62. Ad. Cardonnel to Mr Lowndes. Had read Sir Soloman Medina's pretensions for his extraordinary charges to “my lord duke,” who had written to Sir Solomon to transmit all his vouchers to his son, that he might attend Mr Lowndes, in order to have them laid before the Lord High Treasurer. His Grace directed him (Mr Cardonnel) to add that the claim was solely on the Queen, and that this and other claims for the last year's service on that side would not amount to the 50ml. given by Parliament. They began their siege last night pretty successfully; but he adds, “Our poor men are like to suffer extremely by the unseasonable weather.” Dated Camp before Tournay, the 8 July 1709 [N.S.], i.e., 27 June. 2 pages, quarto.|
|June 30.||63. Report of T. Baker and Wm Gosselin to the Lord High Treasurer. Detail the efforts they have made to carry out his Lordship's instructions for the prosecution of Admiral Wager (commodore), Captain Long who commanded the expedition, Captain Windsor, who commanded the Portland, and others, concerned in taking a Spanish galleon in the West Indies, in which there appears to have been a vast treasure. Dated Prize Office, 30 June 1709.|
Enclosed is a copy of various informations. 13 pages.
|June 30.||64. A. Cardonnel to Mr Lowndes. The Duke desired the Lord High Treasurer to be acquainted that he never encouraged the drawing from Amsterdam or Antwerp, but upon the greatest emergencies; as the money wanting for the new corps of Prussians for the augmentation of the Saxon troops and for the forage for the Imperialists required an immediate supply, his Grace thought it could be no prejudice to allow the drawing upon England for what was then so absolutely necessary, but would be more cautious for the future; and he (Mr Cardonnel) had signified his Grace's directions to Mr Sweet and Mr Cartwright, not to draw hereafter upon any pretence whatsoever without the Lord Treasurer's orders. His Grace prayed Mr Lowndes to lay the enclosed letter from Col. Cavalier before his Lordship. If he should think fit to send such a small sum as proposed, to encourage the Sevenois, the speediest method would be to give directions in it to the Marquis Darselliers in Geneva. Dated Camp before Tournay, 11 July 1709 [N.S., i.e., 30 June].|
Minuted:—“Read 11 July 1709. My Lord orders that for the better p[re]venting the drawing of bills from Holland by Mr Sweet or Cartwright, but what shall be judged absolutely necry by the D. of M., a copy shall be sent from time to time to Mr Cardonel of all the directions at ye Tr[easur]y for ye troops in Flanders. Capt. Geoffry Gibbons 150li. p[er] ann.” 2 pages, quarto.