The Second Report of the Commissioners for the Taking, Examining, and Stating the Publick Accounts, &C

The Second Report of the Commissioners for the Taking, Examining, and Stating the Publick Accounts, &C

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1712 edition. Excerpt: ...Foreigners. For we cannot imagine that they would make Presents, or allow Perquisites, for what they found an Injury to them. However that be, the Demand, or even the Acceptance of Gratuities on Musters from the Troops by the Commissaries, if it is not to be accounted a Corruption in them, it hath at least the appearance of it, and must be admitted to be in some Degree a breach of their Duty or, t pist be grantees that (as they Plead in their own own Defence)they couldbe guilty C tk Breach, because under no Obligation, ' and received their 0fnces, asOrfaes of Form; and not of Duty..' What hath been hitherto said relates only to Her Majesty's subject-Troops. But the Misina nagements have been yet Greater and more Gross with respect to the foreign Forces in British Pay 3 they never having been Muster'd at all. For, neither the Review made by Mr. Mar/hall in Conjunction with the Dutch Commissary without Treaty or Establishment for his Guide, nor that Reported to be made by Mr. Armfircmg of a particular Corps at Htgt'can be accounted Musters, no Lists thereof being returned to the Britifi Commissaries, or Paymasters. But if it sliould be insisted on, that these were Musters it is extraordinary that (such as they were) they should be discontinued, and that the Commissary's Application to the Duke of M b for an Order to Muster them in succeeding Years should be Unsuccessful. The Reason given to support this Practice, as it concerns the subject-Troops, ceases with regard to the Foreigners. For they, or thefr respective Princes, are alfow'd both Ordinary and Extraordinary Recruit-Money, besides their constant Pay; as appears by the several Treaties, Conventions and Stipulations with them $ and there is not the least colour for their more

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  • Paperback | 30 pages
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
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  • 9781236619518