[ Scotland & Military1719 ] Document Signed by the Lords Justices and other parties.

The Lords Justices.
Publication details: 
The Cockpit, 30 July 1719.
SKU: 18779

Two pages, folio, minor defects including soiling, small holes and tears, but text complete and legible. Signatories at the top are: [Thomas] Parker, Henry Grey, Duke of Kent ("Kent C.P.S.), John Ker, Ist Duke of Roxburghe, James Craggs the Younger ("J Craggs"). "We do hereby direct, that out of such Moneys as are or shall come to your hands for the following Uses you lay unto William Burroughs Esqre late Commissary Generall of his Majesty's Stores, Provisions and fforage in North Britain the respective summs following Viz" Balance due ...... 1506.13.8; For a Ballance becoming due upon an account allowed and stated for the Shires of Midlothian, East Lothian, West Lothian and Lanark £2429.1.9; For the Extraordinary Services of William Rigg and Willm Hamilton relating to the fforage and Provisions in the said Shires 280.0.0. Total £4215.15.5 to be paid to Burroughs "Given at the Cockpit this 30 th day of July 1719 . . . To the Rt Honble Henry Earl of Lincoln Paymaster General of his Majesty's Guards, Garrisons and Land fforces in Great Britain and Forces Abroad" Signed "Geo: Ireby". Finally William Burroughs signs a receipt. Note: both Roxburgh and Craggs were later involved in financial scandals. And 1719 was the year of a minor Jacobite rebellion.