[ Hans Sloane, MP, Deputy Cofferer. ] Two Manuscript receipts for payments 'for the Ordinary and Extraordinary Expence' of the Royal Household, both signed by him and both written out and witnessed by Peter Nicol, Clerk of Venison Warrants.

Author: 
Hans Sloane (1739-1827), MP, of South Stoneham, Hampshire, Deputy Cofferer of the Household [ Peter Nicol, Clerk of Venison Warrants; Hans Stanley (1721-1780), Cofferer to the Household
Publication details: 
One dated 19 March 1774, the other 22 January 1781. Place not stated [ St James's Palace, Westminster? ].
£120.00
SKU: 18197

Both items 1p., folio. Both in fair condition, on lightly aged and worn watermarked laid paper. Sloane and Stanley (both relations of the great collector Sir Hans Sloane of Chelsea) are subjects of excellent entries by Sir Lewis Namier in the History of Parliament. Sloane's position as Deputy Cofferer had been granted to him by his kinsman Stanley, the Cofferer, in whose gift the office was. The first of the two receipts is headed 'Record[e]d the 19 march 1774 | Received the 21 march 1774 of the Rt. Honble Lord Hardwick one of the four Tellers of the Receipt of his majestys Exchequer the Sum of one Thousand pounds'. The money has been paid out to Sloane 'In part of the Order Taken the 20 Day of April 1773 [...] To the Rt Honble Hans Stanley or the Cofferer for the Time being for the Ordinary and Extraordinary Expence of his Majestys Houshold [sic]'. The second receipt is headed: 'Record[e]d the 22 Jany 1781 | Recd the 23 Jany 1781 of the Rt Honble Lord Hardwick One of the four Tellers of the Receipt of His Majestys Exchequer the Sum of three Thousand one Hundred Seventy Eight pounds Ten Shillings Eleven pence three farthings'. Signed '£3,178 . 10 . 11 3/4 Hans Sloane', 'In part of the Order Taken the 31 Septr 1790 [...] To the Rt Honble Lord Viscount Beauchamp or the Cofferer for the Time being for the Ordinary and Extraordinary Expence of His Majestys Houshold [sic]'.