Volume 123
August 1-August 31, 1710

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'Volume 123: August 1-August 31, 1710', Calendar of Treasury Papers, Volume 4: 1708-1714 (1974), pp. 195-205. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=84930 Date accessed: 02 September 2014.


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August 1–August 31, 1710

1710.
Aug. 1.
1. Messrs. T. Baker and Wm Gosselin to William Lowndes, Esq. Had considered Mr Clutterbuck's petition to her Majesty for instructions relating to 4,000 dollars owing by Consul Goddard at Tunis for the produce of a prize in his hands. If Mr Clutterbuck would find the securities they would give instructions, &c. Dated Prize Office, Covent Garden, 1 Aug. 1710.
Minuted:—“Read 11th Sepr 1710. Mr Baker and Mr Gosselin are to take care that Mr Clutterbuck do give prop[er] security & present the names of the said security to my Lords for their approbac[i]on.” 1 page.
Aug. 2.2. The Lord Chamberlain (Shrewsbury) to the Lord High Treasurer ordering a present of 300l. to Count Sormany, who came from the King of Spain, and was on his return. Dated 2 Aug. 1710. 1 page.
Aug. 3.3. A state of the account of William Hewer, Esq., late Treasurer for the garrison of Tangier, between the 30th of June 1681 and the 25th of March 1684. Signed A. Maynwaring, 3 August 1710. 1¼ pages.
Aug. 3.4. Report of the Comrs of Customs to the Lord [High Treasurer] on the report of the Comrs of Customs in North Britain in relation to the present charge of managing that revenue, and their proposition for reducing the same, and also on Sir David Dalrymple's report against reducing the number of ports in Scotland, and on a memorial of Sir William Gordon. The causes why the revenue was no more were very probable. There was a further reason, the want of skill in the officers. They (the Comrs) generally agreed as to altering the establishment. The additional charge for officers for salt duties should be paid out of those duties. Instead of the tidesmen keeping horses, riding officers should be appointed. Also suggest some other alterations. The matters in Sir William Gordon's petition were not cognizable by them, but were more proper for the Comrs for North Britain. Dated 3 Aug. 1710.
Minuted:—“To be considered when Mr Chancellor is here.”
The following are the enclosures to the above report:—
(1.) Report of the Comrs of Customs (Edinburgh) to the Ld High Treasurer on the charge of the management of the customs there. The report discusses the smallness of the produce of the customs, but says it was not caused by defect of the management. The temptation since the Union to run goods was five times as great as before. They suspected that those who complained against them (the Comrs) would not punish what they complained of. It was much more difficult to prevent unlawful trade in North than in South Britain; and for the performance of this greater and more difficult task, they had not one-seventh of the people, nor had they ever disbursed one-seventh of the expenses. Since the Union the annual charge had averaged 31,000l. per ann. Dated 31 May 1710.
Minuted:—“Read 24 July 1710.”
(2.) A letter from the same Comrs on the same subject.
(3.) Sir David Dalrymple to [? Mr Lowndes]. Sends copy of his memorial to the Lord High Treasurer in answer to the question whether the Queen had the power of reducing the number of ports in Scotland or not. There were things in the management of the customs there which required a cure. Much of the disorder arose from the insufficiency of the people who were sent down to fill the posts at first, the too great jealousy men conceived against them, and the few natives employed; and a real cure would need the removal of these causes gently. The farmers before the Union were as industrious for their private gain to prevent the running of goods, &c., as was possible. Recommends two of them to be employed “to let the government into their form.” Dated Edinburgh, 8 July 1710.
(4.) The copy of Sir David Dalrymple's memorial referred to. Gives his reasons against the reduction of the ports, one of which was that the property of subjects was involved, which the law protected.
(5.) The original of the last described enclosure.
(6.) The memorial of Sir William Gordon, which relates to the affairs of his brother who was collector of customs at Inverness. 14 pages, 3 halves.
Aug. 3.5. The Lord Lieut. of Ireland (Wharton) to the Lord High Treasurer. Transmits the memorial of the principal Officers of Ordnance for directions to be given to the Comrs of Revenue to discharge the obligation entered into by the Officers of the Ordnance for the duty of the arms brought from Holland, and for discharge duty free of the timber expected from Bristol for the use of the train of artillery. Dated Dublin Castle, 3 Aug. 1710.
The memorial. 2 pages.
Aug. 3.6. Statement as to the sums remaining undisposed of for the public service of the year 1710. Dated 3 Aug. 1710. 3¼ pages.
Aug. 5.7. The Lord High Treasurer to the Lord Lieut. of Ireland, as to the insertion on the establishment of Ireland of James Genton as a lieutenant, instead of a captain; for a report to be made thereon. Dated 5 Aug. 1710.
Petition thereon. 2 pages.
Aug. 7.8. Report of the Agents for Taxes to the Lord High Treasurer on the petition of Captain James Margrath for compensation for the charges he had been at in prosecuting Col. John Rice, the Colonel of his (Margrath's) regiment, upon a capias ad computandum. The petitioner was very poor and an object of compassion. Dated 7 Aug. 1710.
The petition, a bill of costs, and an affidavit.
Minuted:—“25 Augt 1710. 20li to be p[ai]d by the l~res patents dormt.” 4 pages.
Aug. 7.9. Report of the Lord Lieut. of Ireland to the Lord High Treasurer on the petition of Mary D'Arzilliers, widow of the late Marquis D'Arzilliers, to her Majesty, praying for the continuance of the pension [of 6s. 8d. a day] which her husband enjoyed in Ireland. She was a real object of charity. Dated Dublin Castle, 7 Aug. 1710.
The report of the Auditor General on the same subject. He says he finds that the Marquis was of a considerable family in Dauphiny, and that his father was Deputy General of the reformed churches in France, as were the Marquis de Rouvigny, father of the present Lord Gallway, and also the present Lord Gallway. The late King sent the Marquis to reside at Geneva as his Minister, but without any public character. He lived there in very good credit, and was “particularly very kind” to all the English that passed that way. Mr Secretary Addison certifies particularly that during his stay at Geneva he was acquainted with the Marquis, who lived in great repute and took all opportunities of showing many civilities to such English gentlemen as passed that way. 2¼ pages.
Aug. 9.10. Report of John Pratt, Deputy Receiver General, to the Lord Lieut. of Ireland (Wharton), in reference to payment for the ordnance stores provided for the arsenal at Dublin, by bi-monthly payments of 2,798l. 16s. 8d. Dated Treasury Office, Dublin, 9 Aug. 1710.
Minuted:—“Prepare a l~re for her Maty's hand accordingly. 29 Augt 1710. A warrt signed.” 2 pages.
[? Before
Aug. 10.]
11. Memorial of John Thurston, junr, to the Lord High Treasurer, asking his Lordship to call for, and make an order upon, a report from Mr How and Mr Granville relating to a Deputy Judge-Advocateship in North Britain which had long lain at the Treasury to the prejudice of the memorialist. Undated. 1 page.
Aug. 10.12. Lord Lieut. of Ireland to the Lord High Treasurer, on the petition of Captain Richard Wolseley to be put on the half-pay establishment. Had referred the same to the general officers, and was of opinion the petitioner deserved a mark of her Majesty's favour. (A copy.) Dated 10 Aug. 1710. 1 page.
The following papers are of uncertain date, but during the Treasurership of Lord Godolphin, and addressed to him, viz., between 1702 and 10 Aug. 1710.
(1.) Between 1702 and 1707.
13. Memorial of Mr James Nasmith, her Majesty's falconer in Scotland. It had always been the practice for the falconer to bring from Orkney and Zetland eight or ten cast of falcons and “Jessells,” and the Lords of the Treasury used to give their directions how they should be disposed of, and to pay 40l. to bring them to Edinburgh, and when any were brought to London a gratuity out of the privy purse was given. The hawks were sent for and would speedily be at Edinburgh. Asks his Lp's directions. ½ page.
14. Petition of John Geast. Had borne the expense of a captain's commission in the train bands of London for eight years, and advanced to the Exchequer 9,474l. 1s. 7d. in expectation of being a farmer of the customs, and neither interest nor principal had been paid. Prays for a landwaiter's place. 1 page.
15. Petition of Abraham Otger and Peter Otger, gent., as to 500l. and interest devised to them by Dame Susannah Atkins, and claimed by William, son of William Vanbrugh, Esq., praying a respite to be put on the order for issuing the same to the latter. 1 page.
16. Petition of William Alford, praying to be transferred from the place of tidesman in fee to the coastwaiter's place of Mr William Chamberlain [in the port of London], who was removed to Pool. 1 page.
17. Petition of Charles Philpott to be re-instated as a tidesman. Had lost his father, uncle, and three brothers in the late war against France, and had served 11 years in the service of King William, and then received several shots and splinters. 1 page.
18. Petition of William Heaton, gent., assignee of Thomas Beckwith, gent., praying a lease of Woodhouse Grange, on surrender of a lease in being, viz., for 31 years at a rent of 13l. 6s. 8d. 1 page.
19. Petition of Judith Roux. Had delivered a petition to beg of her Majesty 25l. per ann. formerly enjoyed by Susanna de Beauveau, relict of Mr de l'Hospital lately deceased. Prays his Lordship's favour with her Majesty. The Earl of Kingston had recommended her.
Minuted:—“The Queen will not make such a precedent.” 1 page.
20. Petition of John Clark, customer and collector of the port of Boston in Lincolnshire. Had served for 12 years. Prays for a renewal of his patent. 1 page.
21. Petition of John Hooke, Esq., serjeant-at-law, and James Wittewrong, Esq., for tallies to be struck and orders to be issued for payment of certain reversionary annuities. 1 page.
22a. Letter of Nahum Tate, Poet Laureate, for an order for two quarters of his salary, 50l., due at Midsummer.
Minuted:—“If his patent falls, & … not renewd, his sallary may be placed on ye establ. of the Tres. of ye Chr.”
[In the Alphabetical Register of Minutes from 1705 to 6 this or another petition was read to the Queen 4 Apr. 1705, and he was to receive 50l. bounty by the hands of Mr Nicholas.] 8 lines.
22b. Memorial of Harry Mordaunt, conservator of the Forest of Dean, to the Lord High Treasurer of England, praying for a year's salary due to him “at Christmas last.” ½ page.
23. Petition of Thomas Dearmer, of Great Ofley, in the county of Hertford, gentleman, to the Lord Treasurer of England, praying his honor to place him in “the hospital, commonly called Sutton's Hospital, founded in Charter House,” as a pensioner, on account of his decayed condition.
Without date. 1 page.
(2.) Between 1707 and 10 Aug. 1710, being addressed to Lord Godolphin as Lord High Treasurer “of Great Britain.”
24. “Ane memoriall concerning her Majestie's mint at Edinburgh, in North Brittain, given in by the generall and other officer ther.” Draws attention to certain clauses of the Acts regulating the mint affairs of Scotland. The collector appointed to receive the bullion was dead, and his executors did not feel at liberty to pay the officers' salaries without a warrant. The treaty of Union appointed the recoinage, and the expense to be made good out of the Equivalent. There were two terms due to the officers. The new clerks were appointed and had attended their duties. Prays for directions to be given thereon. Signed, “Lauderdale.” 1 page.
25. “Ordnance memorial for applying ye tallys in their office to ye course.”
Minuted:—“My Lords will consider this wth ye tallys in other publick offices.” 1 page.
26. Petition of Sir Geo. Home, of Kello, Sir Hugh Cuningham, and others, late tacksmen or farmers of customs and foreign excise of Scotland before the Union. Had faithfully performed the terms of their tack or lease, and had frequently advanced, and now had advanced, large sums for her Majesty's use. Yet a bill or information had been exhibited against them in the Exchequer of Scotland to set aside the tack and compel them to account, &c. Pray a stay of proceedings. Dated 1710.
Eight other papers relating to the same subject.
27. Memorial of Sir Patrick Johnston, praying payment to him of 536l. 8s. 4d., sum due for interest upon Exchequer Bills sent into Scotland to pay drawbacks, in reward for his faithful services to the Queen and Government. 1 page.
28. Memorial of Joseph Clutterbuck. Was consul at Tunis, in Barbary, which abounded in corn, and was commodiously situated for the supply of her Majesty's demands in Spain, being near Port Mahon and Barcelona. The French had engrossed the trade of Tunis, and had brought the Government to submit to so low a contract as 1s. 6d. a bushel for corn exported. It would be greatly advantageous to Great Britain to share this trade with the French, and we might supplant them in it, as they did us by art and rigour, considering what a fleet we had in the Mediterranean, and how much more the credit of England was valued in foreign parts than the credit of France. The Dutch, contrary to former maxims, were “clapping up a peace” with the Government of Tunis, and had appointed one Mons. Vanbaarlen as consul at a salary of 600 florins per ann., equivalent to 600l., and assigned him 20,000 florins to be invested in naval stores, &c., for a present to the “Beigh,” in order to obtain advantageous articles in commerce with them. Prays for such an allowance as would enable him to support his character and bear up with the French and Dutch consuls. 1 page.
29. Petition of John Clarke, nephew to Samuel Clarke, Esq., late a Comr of Customs. Prays to be appointed as landwaiter at Bristol. 1 page.
30. Memorial of Captain John Edwards, of Deal, commander of the “Loyalty” privateer, to the Lord High Treasurer of Great Britain. Had seized certain vessels and cargoes which were condemned by the Admiralty as prize. States that bribes had been given, in which Mr Culliford, a Comr of Customs, participated. Prays a strict examination into the bribery and collusion. 2 pages.
31. Memorial of the Marquis of Lothian to the Ld Treasurer. A vacancy had fallen in the regiment of Guards under his command by the death of Coll Patrick Moncrief, and last year he had recommended the Ld Cranstone, his son-in-law, to the Duke of Marlborough to be captain, who promised the memorialist the disposal of the next. Praying his Lordship to use his interest therein. Signed, “Lothian.” 1 page, quarto.
(3.) Between 1702 and 10 Aug. 1710.
32. Petition of Anthony Laroque, agent to Coll Sibourg's regiment aboard the Fleet, to the Rt Hon. Sydney Lord Godolphin, Lord Treasurer, showing that by the arrangements made, the officers' families were in great misery. Praying an order for the account to be made up of the said regiment, &c. 1 page.
33. Warrant, signed Godolphin, addressed to the Commissioners of Customs, authorising the discharge of certain goods seized by officers at Falmouth, which goods were brought from Jamaica contrary to the Act, which requires that no vessel employed for the carriage of letters shall import or export goods, &c. 1 page.
34. Memorial of the Earl of Barrymore. In November 1703 by the violent storm, a transport with three companies of the regiment under his (the Earl's) command, “bound from Holland to Lisbon with the King of Spain, was cast away.” About 40 men were drowned, and an entire new set of arms, tents, &c. for three companies lost. They were recruited by drafts from England, and again from Ireland, on their arrival in Portugal, &c. [The prayer of the petition states that three companies were taken prisoners and lost their arms going to Gibraltar.] The non-effective money was the only fund for recruiting. Prays relief. 1 page.
35. Proposal for a lottery of two millions. 1 page.
[After
Aug. 10.]
36. Petition of Lieut.-Col. Cyrus Bragard and others to the Lords of the Treasury. When their regiments were “broke,” they were placed in other regiments to supply the room of officers taken at Almanza till the general exchange. Their petition for pensions on their return to England had been reported on by the late Lord Lieut. of Ireland. Had received no subsistence for 12 months. Pray for relief. Undated, but addressed to Comrs of the Treasury. 1 page.
Aug. 12.37. Sir H. Furnese to the Lords of the Treasury. Lays before his Lp the state of the several advances he had made for the subsistence of her Majesty's forces and other services, and prays an advance for pressing service in Flanders. Dated 12 Aug. 1710.
Minuted:—“Read 12 Aug. 1710.”
In the Minute Book, Vol. XV., p. 178, 12 Aug. 1710, is:—“Sir Henry Furnese having acquainted my Lords with the terms of the agreement he made with my Lord Treasurer, for advancing about 108,000li for the forces in Flanders, to be repaid out of the annuity money as it comes in, and in the mean time to be secured by a deposit of tallys on the last general mortgage, and having promised to p[er]form his part of that agreement, in remitting or furnishing the remainder of the said sum so timely that the forces shall not want it, their Lordps have resolved that my late Lord Tr[easur]er's p[ar]t of that agreement shall be exactly complyed with. And my Lords having read a paper of the late Lord Tr[easur]ers minutes, extracted from this book, importing his agreemt wth the gentlemen of the Bank for their advancing money upon tallys & orders, or depositing tallys & orders; their Lordps are resolved that the said agreements shall punctually be complyed with.” 1 page.
Aug. 12.38. Abstract of Sr Henry Furnesse's demands upon Mr Brydge's Office. Dated Pay Office, Augt the 12th 1710, Wm Sloper. 1½ pages.
Aug. 17.39. An abstract of what is wanting to remit to Portugal to complete the services there to the 22th of Decemr 1710, and to pay bills drawn from thence.
Minuted:—“Read 17 Aug. 1710.” 1 page.
Aug. 17.40. An estimate of the debt in general for transporting her Majesty's forces since the beginning of the present war as it stands this 17th August 1710. 1 page.
—Aug. 17.41. A scheme of the loss which her Majesty's revenue sustains in one year by running brandy, wine, and tobacco from the Isle of Man into Britain and Ireland. From 17 Aug. 1709 to 17 Aug. 1710. 1 page.
Aug. 18.42. Report of the Comrs for victualling the Navy to the [Lords of the Treasury] referring their Lordships to a former report, dated 28 Feb. 1705–6, in answer to the present reference to them of the petition of Isaac Holford, who had failed in his contract. Dated 18 Aug. 1710.
The petition and report. 3 pages, 2 halves.
Aug. 18.43. Petition of J. B. [James Bamford] to the Comrs of the Treasury in reference to a claim for 800l. by one Thomas Murphy, deputy marshall to the two battalions of foot guards, for utensils, &c. for the prison of the Savoy. Murphy received 160l. for repairs, &c., and took lead and timber off the top of the prison to a considerable value, and had not accounted.
Letter transmitting the same, dated 18 Aug. 1710.
Minuted:—“19 Aug. 1710. Desire Mr Bamford to come to Mr Lowndes & see whether there be such ref. & report in ye office as are menc[i]oned. Morphew's petn was referr'd to ye officers of her Mat's works, 22 May 1710, but no report yet made thereon.”
Again:—“21 Augt 1710. Officers of ye workes to enquire abt this when their rept comes on Morphew's petn.” 2 pages.
Aug. 18.44. Mr Burchett to Mr Lowndes, on the want of subsistence money for the marine soldiers at Exeter and in Kent. Asked that money might be paid into the hands of the paymaster general of marine regiments, or there might be mutinies and other disorders. Had written to the Mayor of Exeter of his hopes that money would be suddenly supplied; but much doubted if that would induce him to give further credit. Dated 18 Aug. 1710.
Also extracts of two letters.
Minuted:—“18 Aug. 1710. Mr Whitfield to-morr. morning & this to be brot in againe.” 4 pages.
Aug. 21.45. Report of the Postmasters General (Frankland and Evelyn) to the Lords of the Treasury on the memorial of Mr Dummer. Two of his boats had been taken by the enemy, for which 1,052l. 1s. 1d. had been stopped, and they submitted to their Lps how far the memorialist might be entitled to favour. They recommend that their Lps should dispense with the boats sailing from Plymouth and returning to Falmouth during the war, and that they should proceed from Biddeford and return to such port as he should judge most secure from privateers. The postage of the letters in no proportion answered to the expense of maintaining the intercourse. Dated 21 Aug. 1710.
The memorial. [Nine out of fourteen boats had been lost.]
Minuted:—“4 7br 1710, prepare a S.M.” 5 pages.
[About
Aug. 21.]
46. Memorial and case of Joseph Mitchell, son of Sir Michael Mitchell, Knt, “late deceased, Lord Mayor of Dublin, during the war in Ireland,” to the Lords of the Treasury. The creditors of his father had obtained judgments against him for debts contracted in the public service during the war for above 3,000l., and his estate in Ireland was sequestered for the same. The memorialist and his family, consisting of 14 persons, were on the verge of begging or starving. They were still willing to lose their lives, being all now left in their power to dispose of.
Minuted:—“21 Aug. 1710. To be laid before ye Queen on Wednesday next.”
In the Minute Book, Vol. XV., p. 188, 23 Aug. 1710, among the warrants signed by her Majesty was one for 200l. per ann. to Joseph Mitchell, in Ireland. 3 pages.
Aug. 21.47. Mr Burchett to Mr Lowndes. Encloses copy of a letter from Canterbury. Asks, if possible, their Lps would order money for the marine service. Dated Admiralty Office, 21 Aug. 1710.
The copy of the letter referred to. 2 pages.
Aug. 21.48. A paper, headed “At the Tryal of the Pix, the 21st Augt 1710,” showing the weight and tale of gold and silver coined at the Mint in the Tower of London from 31 July 1707 to the 21st August 1710, together with the moneys in the present pix. 1 page.
[About
Aug. 21.]
49. Petition of Nicholas Courtney, Esq., to the Lords of the Treasury for a reversionary lease of the duty of post coinage of tin in the stannaries, which the petitioner had discovered was concealed from the revenue above 40 years. The late Lord Treasurer had approved thereof, and the fine was fixed at 350l.
Minuted:
—“21 Augt 1710. My Ld Treasurer's minute is confirmed.” 1 page.
Aug. 22.50. Excise Comrs to Mr Lowndes.
Docquetted:—“Abt credits to the tin agents in Cornwall & Devon.” Dated 22 Aug. 1710.
In the Minute Book, Vol. XV., p. 190, 25 Aug. 1710, is:—“Mr Ryly and Mr Anstys called in. The l~re of the Comrs of Excise concerning some of their collrs advancing money in the country to buy tin is read. Upon hearing Mr Ryley & Mr Anstys my lords are satisfied, that upon Mr Anstys's paying from time to time any money to the cashire of Excise, an office receipt may be given to him for ye same, wch their collrs will alwayes answer punctually in the country, as has been accustomed in other cases.” 1 page.
[About
Aug. 22.]
51. A list of payments by incidents that are to be sunk.
The last minute on the back is: “1st Septr 1710. Ref. to Audrs Imprests.” 2 pages.
Aug. 22.52. Proposal of Sir H. Furnese to the Lords of the Treasury as to furnishing bills for 100,000l. for the subsistence of H.M. forces in Flanders, and for 30,000l. at Lisbon. Dated 22 Aug. 1710.
Minuted:—“Read 25 Aug. 1710. He agrees that the 30,000li. for Portugal shall be made 50,000li.
Another proposal for 70,000l. for Flanders and 30,000l. for Lisbon. Same date. 2 pages.
Aug. 23.53. Mr Burchett to Mr Lowndes. Sends an extract from a letter of the Navy Board as to their difficulties arising from the great discount on their bills. Dated 23 Aug. 1710.
The extract. 2 pages.
Aug. 23.54. “The course of the West India packet boats from ye beginning of the service under the Postmaster General, by Edm. Dummer, Esq.”
A tabular return showing the names of the ships, whence they sailed, where they returned, accidents, &c. Dated 23 Aug. 1710.
A beautiful specimen of writing. 2 pages.
Aug. 24.55. John Midford and others to William Lowndes, Esq. Were waiting for the delivery of tallies on the tin for 4,556l., which were lying in Mr Compton's hands, and also for 2,500l. due to them, which might be paid by 500l. a week. Dated 24 Aug. 1710. 1 page.
Aug. 25.56. Memoranda as to tallies in Mr Bridges' hands for the forces in the Low Countries and extraordinaries, and for subsidies to the allies. Dated 25 Aug. 1710. 1 page.
Aug. 25.57. Representation of her Majesty's Agents for Taxes to the Lords of the Treasury, showing the state of debt of the receivers, compositions made upon land taxes, and payments into the receipt of the Exchequer for land taxes, house duties, and marriages. Dated 25 Aug. 1710. 3 pages.
In the Minute Book, Vol. XV., p. 191, is:—“Agents for Taxes called in. They are to give notice to the receivers that are discharged to pay in the mo in their hands, by a limited time, by Micħas at farthest; or else extents will be taken out agt them. Their representation is read.” 3 large pages.
Aug. 26.58. Officers of Ordnance to the Lords of the Treasury. Represent the urgent necessities of their office. There was nothing in their treasurer's hands but tallies. The sum of 119,475l. 19s.d. was necessary for three months. Dated 26 Aug. 1710.
Also an account of the tallies. 2 pages.
Aug. 26.59. “A copy of a report [of 27 Oct. 1705] relating to the Commissaries & Leivts of the two late Marine regiments.” As to the accounts of their pay. Dated 26 Aug. 1710. 3 large pages.
[About
Aug. 28.]
60. Petition of Anthony Vernatti, gent., to the Lords of the Treasury. The House of Commons had in 1699 ordered lamplights to be set up in all places leading to the Houses of Parliament for the accommodation of the members: asks for payment for the years 1706–7–8.
Minuted:—“28th Augt 1710. To be read this day sennight, with the l~re & the report of the officers of the works.” 1 page.
[About
Aug. 28.]
61. Petition of William Palmes, Esq., and Mary his wife, to the Queen, asking her Majesty once more to take their distress into consideration, William Palmes having had to sell his property to make good a deficiency which happened whilst Guy Palmes was Teller in the Exchequer.
Minuted:—“28 Augt 1710. My Lords would be informed wt it is the petr refers to.”
Again:—“Read againe 4 7br. My Lords desire to know what it was he form[er]ly peticioned for.” 1 page.
[About
Aug. 28.]
62. Memorial of T. G. Hugh to the Lords of the Treasury remindng their Lordships of the delay in paying the half-yearly instalment due to Prince Charles of Denmark, Norway, &c., her Majesty having agreed by treaty to contribute for her part 4,000l. per ann. towards the damage he would sustain in quitting for the good of the common cause his pretensions on the bishopric of Lubeck.
Minuted:—“28 Augt 1710. To be layd before the Queen.” 1 page.
Aug. 28.63. Ad. Cardonnel to Mr Lowndes. For the Lords of the Treasury to be moved in respect of the arrears or short subsistence money of the soldiers taken at the battle of Almanza, who, upon their exchange, were incorporated into the regiments on that side, and who were daily clamorous to “My Lord Duke.” Dated Camp before Aire, 8 Sept. 1710 [i.e., 28 Aug.]. 1½ pages, quarto.
Aug. 31.64. Representation by the Comrs of the Treasury to the Queen as to the condition of the public funds and of services, and further of what would be required before the end of the year. Dated 31 Aug. 1710. (Copy.) 21½ pages.
Aug. 31.65. An abstract of the same. Of the same date. 4¼ pages.
Aug. 31.66. An estimate of what money will be necessary to be supplied for the use of the guards, garrisons, &c., to the 22d of December 1710. Dated Aug. 31, 1710. 2 pages.
Aug. 31.67. The Lord Lieut. of Ireland (Wharton) to the Lords of the Treasury as to the remission of 20,866l. 1s. 9d. for the pay of the regiments of Pearce, Mountjoy, and Gorges. Encloses answer in relation thereto by John Pratt, Deputy Reccr General. Dated Dublin Castle, 31 August 1710.
Minuted:—“Read 8 7br 1710.” 2 pages.