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Given at Lovice in my Archiepiscopal Palace, 11th July, 1675.
Your most reverend and most illustrious Lordship's most addicted, and I profess most ready, Andreas Olszouski, Archbishop of Gnesme.
ORMOND to H. COVENTRY. 1675, July 22.-Yesterday, after the Council of Foreign Affairs was risen, I desired leave to speak with the King in private, and he was pleased to allow me the liberty. I told him that when the Irish affairs were discoursed of I thought that something would have been said by His Majesty or my Lord Lieutenant concerning the revenue and the performance or failure of my Lord of Ranelagh and his partners’ undertaking. I excused myself for putting him in mind of it upon my particular concernment that that affair should fairly, yet in some public manner, be examined, because use was made of that undertaking as of a strong argument to prove that the revenue was ill managed in the time of my government. His Majesty heard me patiently, though I took that occasion to put him in mind of some things that might give the world cause to think I was fallen under his suspicion and displeasure. The conclusion was (after more discourse than is fit for me to put in writing), His Majesty promised to call to my Lord Lieutenant for an account of that undertaking, which I presume he may do this night; and then if his Lordship’s representation prove suitable to his letters and discourse (of which I cannot doubt), that affair may be brought to the point I aim at, and put an end to the disquiet I have supported for five years. I thought this account of myself due to you.
ORMOND to H. COVENTRY. 1675, July 30.-Soon after the prorogation I had His Majesty's leave to return into Ireland, but some occasions of my own, and a belief that I might possibly have an opportunity toʻserve the King and do myself right in relation to my Lord of Ranelagh's contract, now near expiring, made me defer my journey till now, and now the inconvenient season of passing the sea approaching, it is time to take my resolution. My return is much more agreeable to my own affairs and to my inclination, and I do not foresee that I can be of any use to the King's service ; yet if he did think I could, I would waive all consideration of my particular advantage or satisfaction, and prefer a bare possibility of being useful to him as the greater satisfaction. If you could find an apt occasion to fall into any discourse with him on the subject, and discover what he wishes in the point, it might guide my determination. Do not suspect I beg or command you to stay so as to have a pretext to beg something else, I have been already rewarded for all I have
done or shall do; all I have now to wish is to show I have given His Majesty no cause to repent him of his bounties to me. This whole matter is left to your discretion to manage or let fall, with this intimation only, that on Wednesday I propose to return with the King from Hampton Court to Windsor, and thence to Bath.
RICHARD BELLINGS to ORMOND. 1675, July 31. Dublin.-It was my fortune in turning over the history written by one, Sanderson, of the late actions in His Majesty's dominions, to find in folio 900 or 920 (for I have not the book now by me), these words: On the King's part, Ormond, Glamorgan, and Digby; on the other, Mountgarret, Muskery, etc. This peace concluded the first of August; and folio 1646 and 7, Ormond forced to conclude a cessation with the rebels ; some say a confederacy. And these propositions gire likelihood that they are agreed.
Those are the two propositions which the two generals sent your Grace when the Nuntio and they besieged Dublin; and the short answer immediately given them was too knotty to be solved, and therefore they did not reply other than by preparing for an assault. That of your Grace's joining on the King's part with Glamorgan and Digby, or that any two of you joined in making any peace with the Irish, is an ignorant calumny. Besides those, I am confident many scandalous errors have dropped from the pens of several writers, who extended their discourse to the affairs of the three kingdoms, and therefore I should think that Sir George Lane may employ a few hours of his time usefully in collecting such mistakes relating to your Grace as I doubt not he will meet with in the many authors that did intermix the business of Ireland with that of England and Scotland.
H. C'OVENTRY TO ORMOND. 1675, July 31. Windsor.— I have received both your favours by Mr. Page; his own business is despatched with all the expedition I could to your own. Mr. Herbert, who is now in London, and told me he had taken course your Grace should be informed of it, told me something concerning some queries my Lord Lieutenant had proposed to the committee for the Irish affairs concerning some considerable sums of money, whether payable by the King or my Lord Ranelagh and partner, possibly your Lordship’s arrears may be part of it; if so, not only the King's service, but your own interest will be concerned. I intend to be by Tuesday morning at London, possibly on Monday night. I shall therefore defer this business till I see you, and when your Grace hath resolved the measures you will take, there will be little hesitation on my part to obey your Grace in things much more difficult than this.
THE REVENUE OF IRELAND
The state of the Receipt of His Majesty's
revenues of Ireland, both certain and casual, by the Right Honourable, Arthur, Earl of Anglesey, ViceTreasurer and Receiver-General of the said Kingdom, for one year ending
the 20th of March, 1661 [-2]. The remain upon the foot of the said Vice
£ S. d. Treasurer's last account, ending the 20th of March, 1660 (-1]
6: 6: 83 Old rents ...
6613 : 6: New rents ...
2830 : 6 : 8 Quit rents ...
45108 : 7: 53 Sequestered rents
394 : 5: 1! ('ustodium rents
337 : 12 : 9 Impropriate tithes ...
983: 9: 83 Rents by particular Receivers
254 : 1: 2.3 Excise and Customs
52112 : 8 : 102 Fines for licences of selling ale
610 :11: 0 Green wax money ... ...
1913 : 0 : 11 Felons' goods
179 : 0 : 10 l'rofits of the Hana per Office- ...
50 : 0 : 0 The Charge. Respite of Homage ...
65 : 17 : 81
201040 : 5: 03 Money's received of John Blackwell and £ s. d.
Richard Deane, late pretended Treasur-
300 : 10 : 7 Moneys received of James Mortimer for the remain of a certain imprest ...
121 : 0 : 0 Poll money ...
77406 : 4: 73 Moneys received out of England ... 11000 : 0 : 0
Sum total of all the aforesaid charges 201016 : 12 : :
IRELAND. Payments made as well to patentees for fees, pensions, annuities, and such like, as to other persons by several debentures and other warrants and directions, according to the particulars hereafter ensuing, made by the Right Honourable, Arthur, Earl of Anglesey, His Majesty's Vice-Treasurer and General Receiver in Ireland, for a year ending the twentieth of March, 1661 [-2], viz. :The Exchequer.
£ s. d. The Right Honourable Arthur, Earl of
Anglesey, His Majesty's Vice-Treasurer
fee for a year ending at Michaelmas, 1661 49 : 5 : 0 Sir Robert Meredith, Knight, Chancellor of
the Exchequer, for his fee for the same
. ... 100 : 0 : 0 John Bysse, Esq., Lord Chief Baron of the
Exchequer, for his fee for one quarter of
Easter, 1661 ... ... 62 : 17 : 8.1 To the said Lord Chief Baron for his fee at
£600 per annum, for three-quarters of a
paid him within the said time ... ... 261 : 6:10. To him also for his fee at £251 10s. 10d. per
annum, and for an increase of the said
a year ending at Christmas, 1661 ... 450 : 0 : 0) Sir Richard Kenedy, Knight, second Baron of
the Exchequer, for his fee for a year
ending at Michaelmas, 1661 ... ... 100 : 0 : 0 Thomas Dongan, Esq., another of the Barons
of the same Court for the same time ... 66 : 13 : 1 Sir William Domvile, Knight, His Majesty's
Attorney General, for his fee for the same
... 75 : 0 : 0 John Temple, Esq., His Majesty's Solicitor
General, for his fee for a year ending at
75 : 0 : 0 Philipfferneley, Esq., Chief Remembrancer
of the Court of Exchequer, for his fee for a
22 : 10 : 0 Sir James Ware, Knight, His Majesty's
Auditor General, for his fee for a year
ending at Michaelmas, 1661 ... ... 234 : 6: 3 Sir Alan Brodrick, Knight, Surveyor General,
for his fee for half-a-year ending at
30 : 0 : 0
Patrick Tallant, General Escheator of the
province of Leinster, for his fee for a year
ending at Michaelmas, 1661 ... ... Henry Warren, Esq., second Remembrancer
of the Exchequer, for his fee for the same
time ... Nicholas Loftus, Esq., C'lerk of the Pipe, for
his fee for a year ending at Michaelmas,
1661 ... .. Roger Moore, Esq., Chief Chamberlain, for
his fee for the same time ... ... ... Robert Kenedy, Esq., second Chamberlain,
for his fee for the same time ... Maurice Keating, Esq., second Engrosser and
Comptroller of the Pipe, for his fee for
half-a-year ending at Easter, 1661 Robert Ardagh, Somonister, for his fee for a
year ending at Michaelmas, 1661 ... Thomas Lea, Transcriptor and Foreign
Opposer, for his fee for the same time ... l'hilip Carpenter, Serjeant-at-Arms, for his
fee for a year ending at Michaelmas, 1661 To him also as Pursuivant of the Exchequer,
for his fee for the same time ... ... Silvanus Stirrup, Usher of the Exchequer,
for his fee, and for an allowance for
same time ... ... ... ... ... William Dobbins, Esq., Escheator General of
Ulster, for his fee for the same time ... John Burmiston, gentleman, Marshal of the
four Courts, for his fee for half-a-year
ending at Easter, 1661 ... William Meade, Esq., Escheator of the
Province of Munster, for his fee for half
a-year ending at Easter, 1661 ... ... Johm Exham, Clerk of the First Fruits and
20th parts, for his fee for a year and a half
ending at Michaelmas, 1661 ... ... Philip Jones, Crier of the Exchequer, for his
fee for a year ending at Michaelmas, 1661
Sum. ... 1770 : 12 : 6
The Right Honourable James, Lord Baron of
Santry, Lord Chief Justice of the King's