Document ReferencePw A 2385
TitleReport on parliamentary business, entitled 'further Advice for the king; 3 Dec. 1692
Date3 December 1692
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionNotes that Mr Mordant stated that the king [William III] should reward and punish more, particularly punish the directors; he thanked the queen [Mary II] for her prudent management in the absence of the king, and observed that 'all Businesse is too much to go through one mans hand, since it is possible one may betray'; he referred to the extent of influence this one man had; he stated that it is reported that £60,000 was made by those quartered in Meath; Lord Coningsby interrupted that not more that £14,000 had been charged in Meath.

Records that Sir Peter Colleton moved that all generals commanding the army should be English, and this was seconded by Goodwin Wharton; also notes what Sir Edward Seymour said on the subject of pay for the forces in Ireland and the 'inconveniences' committed in the country; states that Lord Ranelagh named all the great officers and noted that they were all English or naturalised; cites further comments made on the subject of English officers, and also events at Steenkirke; also raised was the issue of Dutch command of the artillery train.

The document is dated 'Wednesday Nov. 23' old style; this has been corrected to 3 Dec. new style.
Termgovernments, England 1692
government business, management of, by Queen Mary
Irish affairs, armies, conduct of
armies, British
appointments, military
parliamentary business, general
salaries and wages, military

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA1083William III (1650-1702); King of England Scotland and Ireland1650-1702
NA1084Mary II (1662-1694); Queen of England Scotland and Ireland1662-1694
NA31456Wharton; Goodwin (1653-1704); M.P. East Grinstead; Westmorland; Malmesbury; Cockermouth; Buckinghamshire1653-1704
NA29198Seymour; Edward (1633-1708); 4th Baronet; M.P. speaker of the House of Commons; succ. 1685; Lord of the Treasury1633-1708
NA29178Jones; Richard (1641-1712); Earl of Ranelagh; M.P.; creat. 1677; convicted of misappropriation of funds 17031641-1712
NA28984Coningsby; Thomas (1656-1729); 1st Earl of Coningsby; cr. 1719; cr. Baron Coningsby of Clanbrassil 16921656-1729
NA31788Mordaunt; Harry (1663-1720); Mr; M.P. Brackley 1692-98 1701-2 and 1705-8; Richmond 1708-201663-1720
NA31789Colleton; Peter (1635-1694); 2nd Baronet; M.P. Boissiney 1681 1689 and 1690-941635-1694
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