Exchequer order, 6 Aug 1675, signed by Thomas Osborne, Earl of Danby and Lord Treasurer, and Sir John Duncombe, Chancellor of the Exchequer, to Sir Robert Howard, the Auditor of the Exchequer, authorising payment of £2392 8s. 4d. to Henry Savile 'in consideration of his fidelity in his Majesty's service'. On the dorse is a receipt for the money, dated 7 Sep 1675, and signed by Savile.
English Exchequer order, 1675
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- ReferenceGB 96 MS 737
- Dates of Creation1675
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical DescriptionSingle leaf
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
The Exchequer was responsible for receiving and dispersing the public revenue. The lower Exchequer, or receipt, closely connected with the permanent Treasury, was an office for the receipt and payment of money. The upper Exchequer was a court sitting twice a year to regulate accounts.
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Bought from E. Hall in 1967. Formerly with MS.712.
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Collection level description.
Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements
8½" x 9". The signature of Sir Robert Howard, Auditor of the Receipt, is missing, as a piece has been torn from the bottom right corner of the document.
Compiled by Sarah Aitchison as part of the RSLP AIM25 project.
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