[Thomas Frankland and Others; Stirling and Dumbarton Castles] Manuscript [Document[ Signed by Members of Parliament in command of the Ordnance, "Tho[mas] Frankland", Thomas Erle (also distinguished soldier), Thomas Wheate and Edward Ashe

Thomas Erle, Thomas Frankland and Others [Stirling and Dumbarton Castles]
Publication details: 
[Office of his Majesty's Ordnance], 25 Feb. 1717/18
SKU: 22515

A fragile survival. One page, 20 x 22cm, small closed tears, foxing, minimal loss of two or three letters, text fully legible as follows: "Whereas it is requisite and necessary that [an?] Advance of Money should be made for paying for the Repairs at Sterling [sic] & Dumbarton Castles in North Brittain. We have therefore pursuant to an Ord[e]r this day of the Board Imprested unto James Luly the sum of Twenty pounds And we desire the Honble Harry Mordaunt Esq. [MP, Treasurer of the Ordnace, Wikipedia] Treasurer & payment to the Office of His Maj[es]tys Ordnance out of Moneys in his hands for Land Service to issue & pay the Same to || the said James Luly accordingly Dated at the Office of Ordnance this 25th day of February 1717/18". On the verso, signed "Bell Jones Attorney for James Luly".Ashe, Erle, Frankland, and Wheate were all Members of Parliament and officers of the Office of Ordnance.