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morning at 10 o'clock to confer thereon . . . . o 13 4

Attending on M^ Moore to ascertain what kind of

Buckles wd be worn by the Citizens who stated they had

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determined to wear either Steel or Silver Buckles he also £ s. d.

stated that a friend of his had lent the Heralds College a

very valuable work on the Coronation of King James the

2nd which he would try to procure for my perusal . ,0134

Attending at the Board of Works and at Westminster to
ascertain whether any station had been assigned in it for
the .Mayor of Oxford and Deputation & found that no
arrangements had been made on that head . . .0134

Attending at Sword Cutlers in Saint James Street to hire
the Swords &c but he was from home & making appoint-
ment to meet him on the morrow 068

Attending at several Hatters to hire nine Dress Silk
Chapeau Brass when M^ Swallow of St James' Street
thought he could accommodate the Mayor & deputation
with that number & promised to let me know with his terms
on the morrow . . . . . . . .0134

Attending at Bryants in the Hay Market to have hired
the Coachmen & Horses but he was from home &
making appointment to meet him on the morrow . . o 6* 8

Attending at Marks Repository in Great Portland Street
to inspect his Carriages when he agreed to let the Mayor &
Deputation have two Carriages «fe a Chariot for two days at o 13 4

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the time required at 10/6 per diem & agreed I should make
my Choice four or five days before the Coronation Engaged
from morning till night

Coach hire & Coffee house expenses . . . .0136

July 4. Attending at the Deputy Earl Marshals on the
subject of my letter when his Secretary stated the application
was perfectly correct and that Tickets would be issued so
soon as the arrangements were made . . . .0134

Attending on M^ Bryant relative to the hire of the horses
Coachmen and Liveries when he agreed to furnish same
and promised to let me have his terms in the course of a
few days .0134

Attending on M^" Johnston hiring the Swords & pur-
chasing the belts for the same and making enquiries of him
relative to knee and shoe buckles which he informed me he
could let out on reasonable terms . . . . .0134

Attendance on M^" Swallow the Hatter on his stating he
could not let out the hats to hire but would let the Mayor
and deputation have them on a sale at a reasonable
price when I promised to write to Oxford on the subject.
Attending afterwards at Several Halters to make enquiries
whether I could hire these kind of Hats but found it

impracticable o 1 3 4

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BILL OF COSTS OF CHARLES ELLIS 237

£ s. d.
Coach hire &c 050

Making Copy of my Letter to the Deputy Earl Marshal &
M""S\vallowtheHattersLetter to forward to the City Solicitor 040

Writing therewith to City Solicitor & on the result of
my labours this day & to know whether I was to hire
knee & shoe buckles . . . . . • .076

July 4. The City Solicitor having informed me that the
Deputation would attend in their corporate capacity writing
formal letter to the Deputy Earl Marshal to be informed
whether they ought to be inhabited in their Robes of Office
& copy to keep . . . . . . . ,076

Attending on the Deputy Earl Marshals Secretary
therewith . . . . . . . . .068

July 6. Attending on Mr Tyrrell this morning at
Guildhall pursuant to Appointment when he stated that in
consequence of the Council being engaged on the question
of the Queens right to be Crowned he had not been able
to obtain the desired information &c. appointed me to meet
him on Thursday next 0134

Attending on M^ Moore to obtain further information &
to ascertain whether he could obtain the work on the
Coronation of King James the 2<i for my perusal when he
stated he had not yet obtained it . . . . . o 13 4

Attending on Mr Swallow the hatter & giving orders

for eight Dress Silk Chapeaus Bras 068

340

Attending on M^^ Johnston to inform him we should not
want any Buckles 068

Coach hire . . . . . . . .056

Writing to City Solicitor the result of this days enquiries &c. 076
July 7. Attending on Mr Bryant a considerable time on
his demanding £31 \os. for the hire of the horses &
when I persuaded him to take 27 guineas which was as
to part to be subject to the Mayors ratification . . .0134

Writing to inform the City Solicitor hereof & for
instructions thereon . . . . . . .050

July 9. Attending at Mr Bryants in the Haymarket to
have informed him I would accept his terms & leaving
note for him with instructions to call on me on the morrow
to prevent any mistakes . . . . . . .068

Coach hire . .036

July I o. Attending at Deputy Earl Marshals to ascertain
when I should get a reply to my letter but I could not get
any information . . . . . . . ,0134

Coach hire . . . . . . . .020

Writing pressing letter to the Secretary on the subject &

attending personally therewith 084

Jtily II. Attending on Mr Bryant in the Haymarket &
closing with him for the Horses Coachmen & Liveries .068
Attending at the Lord High Stewards the Lord Great

Chamberlains and the Earl Marshals to ascertain what

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arrangements were made in the Hall but I could not £ j. d.
obtain any positive information . . . . . o 13 4

Attending on M"" Tyrrell hereon in long conference when
he stated that he could not get any information but recom-
mended me to write to the Lord High Steward the Lord
High Chamberlain & the Earl Marshall on the business &
expressed a particular desire to see me daily he also
recommended an official Copy of the allowance of the
claim from the Chancery Crown Office . . . . o 13 4

Attending at the Crown Office to ascertain the expense
of an official Copy when I found it was very moderate .068
Writing to you hereon very fully . . . . .076
Writing Letter to the Lord High Steward as above &

copy to keep . . . 076

The like to the Lord Great Chamberlain . . .076
The like to the Earl Marshal . . . . .076

Attending therewith at St James' Palace the House of
Lords & Downing Street . . . . . .068

Coach hire &c this day . . . . . .0146

July 12. Attending on M"" Tyrrell in the City when he
informed me no arrangements had then been made but
requested me to meet him at the Earl Marshals in the
afternoon . . .0134



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Attending also on M^* Moore & the other Citizens form-
ing the Deputation from the Companies when they stated
they had not been able to get any information . . .0134

Attending at the Earl Marshals with M^ Tyrrell when
I was informed that the Deputation was not obliged to
wear Robes but I requested a communication in writing
which they promised in the Evening . . . .0134

Attending at the board of Works & making enquiry as
to the arrangement when they informed me the Tables had
been set out but not yet appropriated . . , . o 13 4

Attending also at the Lord Great Chamberlains & Earl
Marshals about the Tickets when I was informed they
were then Stamping . . . . . . .0134

Coach hire & Coffee house expenses this day . .0126

July 13. Attending with M^" H Walsh this morning on
the City Remembrancer when he stated that the Court of
Aldermen were convened that morning & that it was in-
tended to have an interview with Lord Sidmouth on the
business at 2 o'clock after which M^ Tyrrell requested me
to wait on him & learn the result . . . . .0134

Attending afterwards on him in the City when he in-



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formed me that his Lordship had promised to speak to the £ s. d.
higher powers on the subject in order that some communica-
tion might be made . • o 13 4

Attending also on M^ Moore & other Citizens on the
business when they requested me to call on them on the
morrow if I obtained any information . . . . o 13 4

Attending on Mr Marks with Mr H Walsh in Great
Portland Place to look at the Carriages when I found
I could only fix on one the others not being handsome
enough & makmg appointment to meet M"" Marks on the
morrow to ascertain whether he could furnish us with the
two others equally as good 0134

Attending also at several Coachmakers when Mess"
Gilbert Kemp & Co of Long Acre promised to furnish me
with the two other carriages if Mr Marks could not . .0134

Attending at the Lord Great Chamberlains a consider-
able time for the necessary information as to the arrange-
ments w'hen I was referred to the Earl Marshal . .0134

Attending accordingly on the Earl Marshal when he
positively referred me to the Lord Great Chamberlain &
stated the arrangements were under the peculiar province
of that Officer of State & not under his . . . . o 13 4



Coach hire & Coffee house expenses this day . .0186
Having at length received a letter from the Earl Marshal
relative to the Dress making Copy of his letter to keep
previous to forwarding the original to City Solicitor . .020
The like of a letter received from the Lord High Steward 020
Writing to you the result of this days labours . .076

July 14. Attending on M"" Tyrrell at Guildhall in long
conference when we determined to go down to Westminster
and make further enquiries & if we could not get any
positive information then we determined to make a repre-
sentation thereof . . . . . . . .0134

Attending accordingly on M'^ Tyrrell at Westminster at
the several offices but could not get any informadon . . o 13 4

Attending accordingly at the Council office & on the
Privy Council upwards of four hours when we were in-
formed by the Council that they had determined to issue
Tickets by Monday or Tuesday which would be duly given

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Writing to inform the City Solicitor thereof . . .076

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Attending at the Crown Office to bespeak Office Copy £ s. d.
Petition of the City of Oxford to the Court of Claims &
adjudication thereon . . . . . . .068

Attending at the Gazette Office to bespeak Gazette &
afterwards for same . . . . . . .068

Attending on M' Marks in Pordand Place to inspect
& make choice of the Carriages when I found I could only
fix on two Coaches fit for the Mayor & Deputation . .0134

Attending afterwards on Mess'"^ Gilbert Kemp & Co
when I hired a chariot .0134

Coach hire and Coffee house expenses this day . .126

July 15. Attending on M^ Tyrrell this day & also on
M"^ Moore & other Citizens & afterwards with Mr Tyrrell
to the several offices at Westminster & communicating to
them the decision of the Privy Council when they stated
they had received no orders for the Tickets or knew any-
thing of the arrangements • . . • . . o 13 4

Attending afterwards on the Clerk of the Works & in
the Hall to ascertain what arrangements had been made
for the City of Oxford when I found none had been made o 13 4

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Coach hire &c .0140

Attending on the Remembrancer in the Evening when

he stated a Court of Aldermen uould be held on the

morrow & requested my attendance thereat . . .0134
July 16. Attending to bespeak Gazette extra at the

Gazette Office & afterwards for same . . . .068
Carriage of parcel from you inclosing Copy Petition to

Court of Claims and Adjudication o 2 10

Perusing same . . . . . . . .068

Making Copy thereof for City Remembrancer . .050
The like to lay before the Lord Mayor & Court of

Aldermen . . 050

The like for the Lord Great Chamberlain . . ,050
The like for the Earl Marshal the original being mislaid 050
Making three copies of the Earl Marshals Summons to

the Mayor & Deputation . . . . . .030

Making six copies of the list of Deputation . . .060
Attending on Mr Remembrancer wilh Copies of Petition

Summons and list &c. . . . . . . .068

Attending at the several offices this day at Westminster

for information but could obtain none .... o 13 4

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Attending on M"" City Remembrancer hereon & after- £ J. d.
wards with him at the RIansion house on the Lord Mayor
& Court of Aldermen when I stated the difficulties I laboured
under in obtaining information & requested to know how
the Mayor & Deputation of the City of Oxford would be
disposed of in the Hall & whether they were to dine at
the Banquet when they stated not & that theirs was
a distinct service to ours I also made enquiry as to the
arrangements made for taking up the Mayor & Deputation
in their Barge when they stated that the arrangements
had not yet been made but requested me to see the City
Remembrancer on the morrow on that head . . .110

Attending afterwards on the Deputation of the twelve
Citizens of London advising & conferring with them hereon 013 4

Having ascertained that the Office Copy of the Petition
to the Court of Claims &c was in the hands of the Earl
IMarshal but mislaid attending at the Crown Office to
countermand Order for same . . . . . .068

Coach hire & Coffee house expenses .... o 16 6

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July 17. Attending on the Mayor & Deputation at
the British Hotel Jermyn Street & reporting to them the
result of my labours & advising thereon when it was
deemed expedient that the Mayor & Town Clerk should
accompany me down to the Public offices in the course of
the day to make enquiry as to the various arrangements
& as to the Tickets &c and attending to bespeak carriage
& horses for the Mayor . . . . . . .0134

Attending on Mr Tyrrell at Guildhall when he informed
me no arrangements had yet been made by Government
for our reception & recommended me very strongly not to
lose a moment in following up the Enquiries . . .0134

Attending with the Mayor & Town Clerk at West-
minster a considerable time when after a great deal of
difficulty we were informed by IM"" Fellowes the Lord Great
Chamberlains Secretary that Tickets would certainly be
issued on the morrow . . . . . . .0134

Coach hire & Coffee house expenses this day . .076

July 18. Attending on the deputation this day & taking
their further instructions hereon . . . . .0134

Attending afterwards with the Mayor & Town Clerk at
the Earl Marshals when I at length obtained the Tickets . 013 4

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Attending afterwards to ascertain the time the Mayor £ s. d.
& Deputation were to be at Blackfriars Bridge to go down
with the Citizens of London in their State Barge & waiting
upwards of two hours but M' Tyrrell was from home
& leaving note for him . . . . . . . o 13 4

Attending jM"" Moore who delivered a notice issued by
the City Remembrancer for the attendance of the Mayor
& Aldermen on the morrow to go down in their Barge &
furnished every other information . . . . .0134

Attending afterwards with the Mayor & Town Clerk at
Guildhall & on the Lord Mayor & Court of Aldermen
when we were apprised of some of the arrangements made
to receive the Mayor & Deputation in the City Barge on
the morning of the Coronation . . . . . o 13 4

Attending on the Recorder to inform him of the in-
tended arrangements 068

Attending on M^ Swallow the Hatter & giving him
directions to send the Hats to the British Hotel . .068

The like on the Sword Cutler . . . . .068

Attending at Gilbert & Perrys instructing them to send
carriage to Bryants directly .068

The like on Mr Marks 068

Attending on M^ Bryant & giving him full instructions
as to the Carriages Horses Coachmen & Liveries with
positive instruction to be at the British Hotel on the
morrow at a quarter before four in the morning . .068

400

Attending at the Earl Marshals for a printed form of
the Account of the Ceremonies . . . . .068

Mr Turrell the Remembrancer having furnished us with
an Extract from a printed account of the Coronation Cere-
mony by Kearsly so far as regarded the Oxford & London
Cities making two Copies thereof . . . . . o 10 o

Attending on the Deputation this evening when the
City Remembrancer & ^I"" Lockhart one of the City Mem-
bers attended & the Ceremonies to be observed by the
Mayor & Deputation in the Hall on the morrow were fully
discussed & certain resolutions entered into & I was re-
quested to make a Minute thereof & to draw out without
delay full instructions for the guidance of the Mayor . .0134
Drawing out minutes accordingly . . . . . o 13 4

Fair copy thereof . . . . . . .068

The like to forward to the City Solicitor to deposit with
the City Records . . . . . . . .068

Drawing out full instructions for the Mayors guidance
which required great consideration . . . . . o 13 4

Fair copy thereof for Mr Lockharts perusal . . .050
Attending on him therewith at the Furnival Inn Coffee

house 068

Making fair Copy thereof for the Mayor . . .068

The like for the City Records 068

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/u/y ig. Attending this morning at 3. O'clock at Bryants £ s. d.
Livery Stables to see that the Carriages &c were ready , 013 4

Attending afterwards on the Mayor and Deputation of
the British Hotel as the Deputy of the Solicitor for the City
of Oxford & afterwards with them in the Lord Mayors City
Barge when I saw them properly marshalled & landed at
Parliament Stairs . . . . . . . .220

Coachhire &c i8tl» & 19**1 180

I was engaged all the night of the 18^^ & experienced
great labour trouble & fatigue

July 20. Attending on the Mayor & Deputation at the
Mayors request & conferring with them upon the Gilt Bowl
& Cover to which the Mayor was personally entitled Ex gratia
from the Crown when I was requested to attend Mr Mayor
& Mr Town Clerk to Messrs Rundall & Bridges to make
enquiry for same . . . . . . . .0134

Attending with them accordingly when we were informed
that our Enquiries must be made at the Lord Chamberlains
office 0134

Attending accordingly at the Lord Chamberlains with
Mr Mayor & M^ Town Clerk when I was directed to call
on the morrow & see M^ Marsh thereon . . . .0134

Attending afterwards with M^ Mayor & M^ Town Clerk

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to report same to the deputation 0134

Coachhire &c . . . . . . . .070

/u/y 21. Attending at the Lord Chamberlains this day
a considerable time in waiting for M^ Marsh but he did
not come when hearing that he was at Carlton House I
went to him there forthwith when he informed me that the
three Maple Cups were all we were entitled to when I in-
formed him we only asked for the Cup & Cover as a
matter of favor & he directed me to go down to the Earl
Marshals immediately & make certain enquiries & return

to him 0134

Attending accordingly at the Earl Marshals when I was
informed it would be necessary to present a petition to the
King in Council & the Secretary promised to make searches
as to the Petition presented in 1761 to King George the 3''d
it was also recommended to send for the Bowls & Covers
from Oxford to produce to the Lord President of the
Council . . , . . . , . . .0134

Attending on M^ Marsh at Carlton House to inform him
hereof & to request he would search in his office for any
minute or memorandum of the Bowl & Cover given ini76i 013 4
Attending on the Deputation to report hereon when they

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directed me to consult Mr Lockhart & go down to the £ s. d.
Mayor who was at Stratford & take his instructions hereon 013 4

Attending to advise with M^ Lockhart accordingly when
he thought it prudent to send for the Bowls & Covers . o 13 4

Attending at the Times office to bespeak the papers
accordingly on account of the Coronation & afterwards for

same . . 068

The like at the Courier on Thursday & Friday . .068
Attending at the Gazette office to bespeak Gazette &
afterwards for same . . . . . . .068

Coach hire &c this day . . . . . .0120

July 22. Journey to Stratford this day to confer with
the Mayor about the Bowl & Cover when he directed me to
send a clerk to Oxford by the mail this evening for the
Bowl & Cover given to the Mayor in the time of Charles

the 2"<1 . .220

Coach hire & expenses . . . . . .0186

Attending on M^ Lockhart conferring hereon & taking
instructions from him to make further enquiries preparatory
to preparing the petition . . . . . . .0134

Writing to City Solicitor hereon with instructions as to
the delivery of the Bowl & Cover & for the address of o 5 o

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M'^ Twopenny who was in possession of the Bowl & Cover
given by his late Majesty ......

Clerks Journey to Oxford accordingly for Bowl & Cover
from Sunday evening to Tuesday morning . . .440

July 23. Attending at Gazette Office to bespeak Gazette
Extra to contain an official account of the Coronation .680

Making fair copy of the account of the Ceremonies
delivered me by the Earl Marshal by order of the Mayor
& Deputation y^//£i 130 . . . . . . .468

Examining the same very carefully . . , .1100

Certifying the same as the locum tenens of the City
Solicitor . . . . . . . . .068

Attending at the Observer office to bespeak 1 2 Observers
& afterwards for same . . . . . . .068

Attending deputation therewith . . . . .068

Attending on M^ Lockhart this day in long conference
as to the intended petition the form thereof & other matters 013 4

Attending on the Deputation to inform them of the result
of my interview with the Mayor . . . . .0134

Attending at Bryants bargaining & hiring Horses &
Coachmen for the Levee . . . . . . .0134

Attending also at M^ Marks & hiring two Coaches for
the Levee 068

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Attending also on Gilbert & Perrys & hiring another £ s. d.

Coach 068

Attending also at Sword Cullers about Swords & giving
him directions to furnish same . . . . . .068

Attending at Earl INIarshals about the petition & for
Office Copy of Petition to the Court of Claims when they
promised to look up same on the morrow & the Secretary
appointed to meet me at the Heralds College tomorrow at

2 o clock .0134

Attending at the Lord Chamberlains to ascertain whether
they had made the search when they informed me that they
did not feel authorized to furnish me with any further in-
formation until the prayer of the intended petition had been
granted . . . . . . . . . .0134

Attending to inform the Deputation hereof . . .068
Coach hire &c this day . . . . . .0140

July 24. Having received from the City Solicitor certain
documents & correspondence relative to the Cup in the
possession of M^ Twopenny perusing & considering same 068
Instructions for the Petition to the King in Council . 013 4
Drawing same being very special . . . . .110

Fair copy thereof for M"^ Lockharts perusal . . .070

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Attending on him therewith & thereon a considerable
time when he suggested several alterations therein & directed
another copy to be made immediately as altered by him
preparatory to laying the same before the Mayor

Making fair copy thereof accordingly ....

Attending on the Mayor & Deputation with M^" Lockhart
was settled & approved but I was requested to lay a copy
thereof before the Recorder ......

Fair copy thereof for M^ Recorders perusal . . , .

Attending him therewith when he thought as the Petition
had been settled by the Mayor & Deputation it would not
require his consideration . . . . . . .068

Attending at the Heralds College with M^ Mayor & M^
Town Clerk to meet the Earl Marshals Secretary when we
was informed he was unavoidably detained in Downing
Street . . . . . . . . . .0134

Attending accordingly in Downing Street with the Draft
of Petition & conferring with Sir George thereon who recom-
mended us to insert an allegation in the petition that the
Bowl & Cover had been made by Rundell & Brydges if
such was the fact & he recommended us strongly to ascertain
that fact . . . . . . . . . .0134

Attending accordingly at Rundell & Brydges when they

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stated that no official order had been given them for a Bowl £ j. d.
& Cover for the City of Oxford . . . . .0134

Attendingat Carlton House to enquire for Lord Harrowbys
address & afterwards at Council Office when I obtained it o 6 8

Attending & advising with the Mayor & M^" Lockhart
as to the propriety of applying for Medals for the Mayor &
Deputation when he desired me to make the necessary



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