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ROYAL WARRANT FOR £3000 SECRET SERVICE MONEY,

To Addison' (as Secretary of State). GEORGE, by the Grace of God King of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, Defender of the Faith, &c., to the Commissioners of Our Treasury and Under-Treasurer of Our Exchequer now being, and to Our High Treasurer or Commissioners of our Treasury and Under-Treasurer of Our Exchequer for the time being, Greeting:

Our Will and Pleasure is, and We do hereby direct, authorize and command, that out of any our Treasure or Revenue now or hereafter being and remaining in the Receipt of our Exchequer, applicable to the use of Our Civil Government, you pay or cause to be paid unto Our Right trusty and beloved Councillor, Joseph Addison, Esq., one of Our Principal Secretaries of State, or to bis Assignees, the sum of Three Thousand Pounds for Our secret service, without account, imprest, or other charge: And These Our Letters shall be your sufficient Warrant and discharge on this behalf.

Given under Our Privy Seal at Our Palace of Westm. the thirteenth day of April, in the third year of Our reign. Anno Dni 1717. (Superscribed) Joseph Addison, Esq.

HENRY LUDLOW. ROYAL WARRANT FOR £100 PER ANNUM TO ADDISON

FOR PATENT FEE. By virtue of the Letters Patents in this behalf and of His Mtys General Letters Patents dormant, bearing date the 14th day of August, 1717, These are to pray and require your Lordship to make and pass Debentures or draw an Order for paying unto Joseph Addison, Esq., late one of His Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, or to His Assignees, the sum of 91li. 48. 8d., without account, the same being for 333 days due on the Patent Fee or Salary of 100li per an. from the 15 day of April, 1717. exclus., to the 14 day of March following, inclus., when he delivered up the Seals of the said Office; And let the same be satisfied out of any money in the Receipt of His Majesty's Exchequer, applicable to the uses of His Majesty's Civil Government. And for so doing, This shall be your Lordship’s Warrant. Whitehall Treasury Chambers, 29th of April, 1718.

SUNDERLAND P.

J. AISLABIE.
To the Auditor of

J. WALLOP.S
Receipt.

GEO. BAILIE.

WM. CLAYTON. ? The like grant was made to Sunderland, at same date.

? Then George Montague, Earl of Halifax, nephew and successor of the late Earl.

3 Afterwards Viscount Lymington and Earl of Portsmouth.

RETIRING PENSION TO ADDISON OF £1600 PER ANNUM,

Granted March 19, 1718. GEORGE R. Right Trusty and right entirely beloved Cousin and Councillor, We greet you well and do hereby will, authorize and command that you do immediately cause good and sufficient Lettere patent to be passed under the Great Seal of that our Kingdom by and with the advice of our Council learned in the law there, or some of them to contain our Grant unto our right Trusty and well-beloved Councillor, Joseph Addison, Esq. in consideration of his good and faithful services to us performed, of an Annuity or yearly sum of £1600 of lawful money of Great Britain to be issuing and payable out of, and to be charged and chargeable upon all and every or any the revenues of us, our heirs and successors in that our Kingdom applicable thereunto, and to be paid at the receipt of our Exchequer, by the hands of the Receiver-General of the said revenues for the time being, To have, hold, receive, recover, and enjoy the said Annuity or yearly sum of £1600 unto the said Joseph Addison, from the Feast of the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ, now last past," for and during the term of his natural life, and to be paid and grow due and payable at four of the most usual feasts or days of payment in the year, that is to say, the feast of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Nativity of St. John Baptist, St. Michael the Archangel, and the Birth of our Lord Christ, by even and equal portions, the first payment thereof to be made at or for the Quarter ending at the feast of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin, in the year of our Lord, 1718. And that you cause to be inserted in such Letters patent proper clauses for inserting the said Annuity upon the present and all future establishments for the civil

expense of that our kingdom, and to command and authorize as well yourself and the Chief Governor or Governors of that our Kingdom for the time being, as also the Treasurer of the Exchequer, Barons, Receiver-General, Auditors, and all other Officers and Ministers of the said Exchequer, and of the Revenues aforesaid from time to time, to do, and to perform, all acts, matters, and things, which are or shall be necessary or conducible to the due payment and allowance of the said annuity, according to our pleasure and true meaning in that behalf, and all such other apt and beneficial clauses as may make our said Grant thereof most firm, valid, and effectual. And for so doing this shall be as well to you as to our Lieutenant, Deputy, Justices, or other chief Governor or Governors of that our Kingdom for the time being a sufficient Warrant.

| That is, from Christmas day 1717, at which time he was in the enjoyment of £1850 per annum as Secretary of State. That his salary as Secretary of State, and his Patent fee, were paid in full up to the day of his resignation is attested by entries in the official books; see post, p. 644.

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VOL. V.

Given at our Court at St. James' the 19th day of March, 1717-8. In the fourth year of our reign.

By his Majesty's command. To our Right Trusty and Right en- STANHOPE. tirely Beloved Cousin and Councillor, GEO. BAILLIE. Charles Duke of Bolton, our Lieutenant-General and General Governor Thos. MICKLETHWAITE. of Ireland.

ROYAL GRANT TO ADDISON OF 1013 oz. OF SILVER PLATE.

May 8th, 1718. GEORGE R. Our Will and Pleasure is, that you forthwith prepare a Bill for Our Royal signature to pass Our Privy Seal in these words or to this effect:

GEORGE, by the Grace of God King of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, Defender of the Faith, &c., To the Commissioners of our Treasury, Chancellor, and Under-Treasurer, Chamberlains, Barons, and all other Officers and Ministers of Our Exchequer that hereafter shall be, and to the Master and Treasurer of Our Jewels and Plate now and for the time being, and to all others whom This may concern, Greeting.

Whereas it appears by a Certificate which has been laid before Us, That there hath been delivered out of the Jewel Office, by an Indenture, bearing date the 30th day of July last, unto Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved Councillor, Joseph Addison, Esq., as one of Our Principal Secretaries of State, the quantity of 1013 oz. 13 dwt. of white Plate, which being valued at 68. 8d. per Ounce, amounts to the sum of £337 178., no part of which said Plate hath been returned in the said Jewel-Office: And Whereas We are graciously pleased, in consideration of the many good and acceptable services performed unto Us by the said Joseph Addison, to grant, release, and discharge unto him, his heirs, Executors and Administrators, the aforesaid Plate, and every part and parcel thereof.

Know ye therefore : that We, of Our special grace, certain knowledge, and mere motion, have given, granted, released, and discharged, and do by These Presents for Us, Our heirs and successors, give, grant, release, and discharge unto the said Joseph Addison, his heirs, Executors and Administrators, the said quantity of 1013 oz. 3 dwt. of white Plate, so delivered to him as aforesaid, and every part and parcel thereof, to his and their own use and uses, without any account or other matter or thing to be rendred to Us, Our heirs and successors, for or in respect of the same or any part thereof.

Our Will and Pleasure, therefore, is, and we do hereby direct, authorize, and command you or such of you, to whom it appertains, to do or cause to be done all acts, matters, and things, whereby the said Joseph Addison, his heirs, Executors and Administrators, may be fully and effectually acquitted, released, and discharged of and from the said quantity of 1013 oz. 13 dwt. of white Plate and every part or parcel thereof, And of and from all actions, suits, prosecutions, troubles, and demands whatsoever touching or concerning the same or any part thereof; And that you, the Master and Treasurer of Our Jewels and Plate, do forthwith, upon sight hereof, deliver or cause to be delivered up the recited Indenture or Receipt for the said quantity of Plate, whereby the said Joseph Addison, his heirs, Executors and Administrators, or his or their lands, goods, or chattels, are or might be charged or chargeable with the same; And these Our Letters of Privy Seal, being first entered in the Office of Our Remembrancer in Our Court of Exchequer, shall be to you and every of you a sufficient warrant and discharge. Given, &c.

And for so doing, This shall be your Warrant. Given at Our Court at Kensington, the 8th day of May, 1718, in the fourth year of Our reign.

By His Majesty's Command.

SUNDERLAND P. To the Clerk of Our

J. AISLABIE.
Signet attending,

GEO. BAILLIE.

OFFICIAL ENTRIES OF PAYMENT OF ADDISON'S SALARIES.

Josepho Addison, armig. un' Princip. Secret. Status Sum'de 354 - 15-104 pro 70 diebus super Alloc. 18507i per An'. à 15mo die Aprilis, 1717, exclus' ad 24 Junii sequent. inclus. Per Lras Priv. Sig. dat. 30 Aprilis, 1717.

Josepho Addison, armig. un' Princip. Secret. Status sum' de 462 - 10-0 absque comp: pro Quarter. anni 1717 super Salar. 1850li per an. Per Lras dat. 30 April, 1717.

Josepho Addison, armig. un' Princip. Secret. Statussum'de 462 -10 - 0 pro Quarter. anni 1717 super Salar. 1850li. Per Lras datas 30 April, 1717.

Josepho Addison nuper un' Regis Princip. Secret. sum' de 400-8-2} pro 79 diebus super Salar. 1850li per an. à 25° die Decemb. exclus. 1717 ad 14 Martii sequent, inclus. quo die resignavit. Per Lras Priv. Sigill. dat. 30 April, 1717.

Josepho Addison armig. nuper un' Secret. Primar. Statūs, de feodo 100li per an. Per Lras Pat. gerent. dat. 15° die Aprilis, 1717, Debit. pro 333 diebus à deto 15o Aprilis, exclus. ad 14 diem Martii inclus., Anno Regni quarto. (1718.)

LORD LONDONDERRY'S APPLICATION FOR THE REPRESENTATION OF MALMESBURY, VACATED BY THE DEATH OF ADDISON.

(WITHOUT ADDRESS; PROBABLY TO THE EARL OF STANHOPE.) My LORD,

London, June 18th, 1719. The death of Mr. Addison is the occasion

of my giving your Lordship this trouble. He was one of the Representatives for Malmesbury, a borough in Buckinghamshire,' entirely under the influence of the Duke of Wharton, who, I hear, is, or will be soon, at Hanover. I know not what interest your Lordship may now have in that young nobleman, therefore won't ask your Lordship to intercede for my brother the Colonel; but I take the liberty to lay before your Lordship of what great service it would be to him to bring him into the House of Commons, (amongst other things it will be a means to secure to him a qualification, besides, I know my Lord Wharton has a friendship for him, and often promised him this good office; but all is submitted to your Lordship.

My father and the Colonel are both in Cornwall, and all your Lordship’s family are well; and so wishing your Lordship a safe and quick return, I am,

With great respect, your Lordship’s most
obedient and most humble servant,

LONDONDERRY. P. S. Young Mr. Pitt is not as yet gone abroad, and desires me to make his compliments acceptable to your Lordship.

THE EARL OF SUTHERLAND'S APPLICATION TO SUCCEED ADDISON

IN THE EXCHEQUER. (WITHOUT ADDRESS, BUT PROBABLY TO THE EARL OF STANHOPE.) My LORD

June 19th, 1719. I congratulated your Lordship upon the 28th of May, being the auspicious day upon which our Glorious King was born, and at the same time entreated your Lordship’s favour to intercede with the King for my having the Teller's place in the Exchequer, vacant by the Lord Torrington's death. I now congratulate your Lordship upon the defeat of the Rebels. Upon the Pretender's birth-day there were no highlanders with the regular troops, but some of mine, and some of the Munros. My folks were upon the right of the regular forces, and behaved themselves as if I had inspired them. My son was at Inverness where he is Sheriff, to keep matters in order there, and to have the troops supplied with necessaries from thence.

'His Lordship’s geography is here at fault: Malmesbury has always been in Wiltshire.

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