|1. Draft form, with alterations and approval by J. Willis, Attorney General, for royal letters patent for the conveyance of the French lands in St. Christopher to respective purchasers, all as under date 1734, July 31.|
Appending:—(a.) Draft form of conveyance as under same date. 1 sheet.
[Treasury Board Papers CCLXXXVIII. No. 1.]
|2. Present:Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr. Dodington, Mr. Clayton, Sir Wm, Yonge.|
Joshua Sharp to be reimbursed 100l. 9s. 4d. for the charge of passing the commission to inquire into the fees of the Courts of Justice in England and Wales, and 218l. 7s. for same, for passing six sub-commissions.
John Adams, offering to pay his father's debt of 300l., as late distributor of stamps, Radnor, to be allowed six months for raising same.
Order for the issue to the Treasurer of the Navy of 126,411l.out of supplies 1734, to pay three months' course to the Navy and Victualling, due 1734, September 30.
[Treasury Minute Book XXVII. p. 301.]
|Jan. 9.||3. Report to the Treasury from the Commissioners of Customs, London, on the petition of Nehemiah Champion and Joseph Beck, on behalf of themselves and other traders in and manufacturers of copper and brass, concerning the obstruction to their trade from the importation, at the present rates, of brass battery and metal prepared. Brass under the denomination of Brass Battery (consisting of kettles for home consumption and pans for export to the coast of Africa), pays a net duty after discount of 1l. 10s. 4 1–20d. per cwt., and the drawback on exportation is 1l. 6s. 0¾d. Metal prepared for battery (being practically brass battery, wanting only a few spots of the hammer or a few streaks of the turning tool), pays a net duty of 1l. 1s. 9 9–20d., and receives a drawback on re-export of 18s. 11 5–20d. The officers certify that the only difference between battery and metal prepared for battery is that the former is hammered after it comes from the fire, while the latter is not hammered but comes soft from the fire. On a medium of seven years to 1733, Christmas, 7,381c. 1q. 10lb. of metal prepared for battery has been imported as against only 560c. 1q. 17bl. of battery. Apprehend that this is due to the difference of the duties, and that petitioners may be permitted to apply to Parliament to have the two duties made level.|
Endorsed:“ My Lords agree with the Commissioners.” 3 pages.
Appending:—(a.) Said petition of Nehemiah Champion and Joseph Beck for the assistance of the Treasury in an application to Parliament for the levelling of the said duties, with the object of stopping the importation of metal prepared for battery, which “would be a means of employing many thousands of our fellow subjects in raising copper ore, calamine, and pitt coal.” With order of reference dated 1734, December 11, to the Customs Commissioners. 1½ pages.
[Treasury Board Papers CCLXXXVIII. No. 4.]
|4. Present: Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sir George Oxenden, Mr. Dodington, Mr. Clayton, Sir Wm. Yonge.|
The warrant for Lady Cath. Jones's pension of 100l. per an. out of the revenues of Ireland, is to be altered and made during pleasure only, instead of for 21 years from Lady Day last.
“See what has been paid on Solicoffre's bills, and let him be charged so as to account in the Exchequer, as well for what he hath received, as he may yet receive on account of captives redeemed.”
On the report of the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland, of 1734, October 3, Richard Clark, commander of the “Betty,” lately under seizure in Ireland, to have 50l. remitted, being the King's moiety of said seizure.
Order for a warrant for charging the receivers of land revenue, England, with the payment of 1,500l. to Francis Whitworth, Surveyor General of Woods, for salaries and repairs detailed for Windsor House Park, Swinley rails, Windsor Forest and Great Park, and Hyde Park.
On the report of the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland, of 1734, Nov. 14, Mr. Sorrell, their late solicitor, to be allowed 27l. 10s. for salary to the time of his dismissal.
Order for the issue to the Treasurer of the Navy of 13,000l. in Exchequer bills on land tax, 1734, for services as in his memorial of this day.
Order to discharge Col. Henry Disney, deceased, of 446l. 16s. 0¾d., standing in super on the Navy account for provisions furnished to two companies of his regiment on board the “Adventure” man-of-war in the expedition to Canada in 1711: this on a report from the Commissioners of Victualling of 1734, Dec. 18, on the petition of James Pierce and Alexander Wilson, executors to said Disney.
The Customs Commissioners' report of the 9th instant read on the copper and brass traders' petition for an equalisation of the duties on brass battery and metal prepared for battery. Their Lordships agree that petitioners be at liberty to apply to Parliament to that end.
Order for the following issues out of the Civil List: —
|Cofferer of the Household towards 1734, Xmas. quarter||10,000||0||0|
|Treasurer of the Chamber, established allowance for same quarter||6,383||4||11|
|Wm. Stuart for establishment of pensions under his care, including half a year to the French Protestants to same time||15,162||0||6|
|John Walthoe, junr., is to be paid 710l. by Mr. Lowther out of the King's money in his hands for “Daily Courants” sent to the Post Office between 1734, August 24, and November 24, and 238l. 6s. 8d. for “Corn Cutters' Journals,” sent to the Post Office 1734, October 1 to December 24.|
Order for Mr. Lowther to pay out of same the duties of 60lb. of chocolate condemned, and to deliver same to use of M. Chavigny.
[Treasury Minute Book XXVII. pp. 302–3.]
|Jan. 15.||5. Royal warrant empowering the several Colonels of Dragoons of regiments as follow:—viz., Royal Regiment, Royal North British, Major General Honeywood's, Lieut.-General Evan's, Lord Cadogan's, Brigadier Kerr's, Brigadier Churchill's, Lord Mark Kerr's, to make assignments of their off-reckonings 1735, April 25, to 1737, June 24, being two months longer than usual, in order to make up the deficiency of eight months' off-reckonings for clothing the new men agreeable to the last augmentation.|
[King's Warrant Book XXXI. p. 416.]
|Jan. 17.||6. An account, certified by R. Parsons, Comptroller General, Custom House, London, of all debentures paid for goods re-exported for one year, 1733, Christmas, to 1734, Christmas. (Total, 1,040,679l. 13s. 9¼d.) 1 page.|
[Treasury Board Papers CCLXXXVIII. No. 6.]
|7. The Commissioners of Excise, London, to the Treasury, transmitting (a.). 1 page.|
Appending:—(a.) An account of the gross and net produce of the revenues under the management of the Commissioners of Excise for the year ended 1734, June 24. (Gross produce, 2,981,862l. 7s. 3d.; net produce, 2,698,262l. 5s. 10½d.) 1 sheet.
[Ibid. No. 7.]
|Jan. 21.||8. A state of the Supplies for the year 1734. 1 sheet.|
[Ibid. No. 8.]
|Jan. 22.||9. An account of the debt of the Great Wardrobe at Christmas 1734, certified by Thos. Dummer and John Halls, Comptroller. (Total, 4,046l. 14s. 7¾d.) 1 sheet. [Ibid.No. 9.]|
|Jan. 23.||10. Charles Carkesse to John Scrope, dated Custom House, London, enclosing a letter (a.) from his son, relating to the seizure out of the “Dolphin” sloop, John Smith, master, bound for Dunkirk, of several persons, all Irishmen and Roman Catholics, three of them weavers and two of them labouring men, being listed for the service of the Pretender or of the King of France. 1 page.|
Appending:—(a.) Said letters from Charles Carkesse, junr., to Charles Carkesse, dated Gravesend, January 23. 1page.
[Treasury Board Papers CCLXXXVIII No. 10.]