Printed Receipt Signed, with Manuscript Additions in another hand, for Royal Navy [annual?] budget.

Pattee Byng, 2nd Viscount Torrington
Publication details: 
22 February 1728; [London].
SKU: 4657

(1699-1747). One leaf, dimensions roughly eight inches by ten. Printed text with manuscript additions on recto; docketed on verso 'Right Hon Pattee Byng afterwards Earl of Torrington Treasurer of the Navy 1729- Brother of the unfortunate Admiral John Byng'. Good, but grubby, and with slight loss at head and in centre (affecting five words of text). 'Received then of [Lord Parker one of the Four Tellers of his Majesty's Exchequer] the Sum of [One hundred Twenty one thousand four hundred and sixteen pounds seven shillings and Eleven pence] in further Part of an Order, Dated the [10th. October 1728] and Privy Seal the [24 August 1728] being for the Use and Service of the Navy and Victualling thereof. I say received by me'. Signed 'Pattee Byng'. 'Witness Will. Corbett | Excheqr. Bs. Malt 1729'. The witness Corbett may possibly be the violinist, composer and supposed government spy (d.1748).