Rules, orders and instructions for the future government of the Office of the Ordnance

Object Title

Rules, orders and instructions for the future government of the Office of the Ordnance

Rules, orders and instructions for the future government of the Office of the Ordnance

Date

1769

Reference

TOL ORDNANCE [14]

Level

File

Scope and Content

A copy of the standard 'Rules, orders and instructions for the future government of the Office of the Ordnance Anno Regni XXXV Car. 2d Regis' with a calligraphic title page, signed 'Jno Reid scripsit 1769'., A dedication on f. 3 reads: 'Most Humbly Presented to His Royal Highness George Prince of Wales by His most Devoted and most Obedient Servant Chs. Frederick Surveyor General of His Majesty's Ordnance 1760', The additions and amendments include:, 'King James's Warrant confirming the additional instructions', 'What to be done in the Master's absence', 'The Surveyor to keep a Journal Book only', 'Storekeepers to make out Bills - part of Warrants', 'Storekeepers how to be informed... ', 'Storekeepers how to keep a journal', 'Additional instructions to the common duties of the officers', 'Remains when to be taken', 'The out-storekeepers how to make their accounts', 'Storekeeper of salt petre his instructions', 'The allowances... in relating to travelling charges', 'The Office of Tents and Toils to be under the inspection of the Master of the Ordnance', 'Warrant for... chief bombardier, 12 bombardiers, chief petardier and 4 petardiers', 'Warrant from King William confirming the instructions', 'Warrant from Queen Mary for... salaries and allowances', 'Warrant from King William providing for Officers of the Train of Artillery reduced', 'List of the officers', 'Warrant from King William establishing Engineers, Gentlemen of the Ordnance, Bombardiers and Gunners in time of peace., 'Warrant from Queen Anne confirming instructions', 'Warrant from Queen Anne for giving salaries and allowances', 'Warrant for appointing Col. Holcroft Blood 2nd Engineer', 'Warrang for confirming Capt. Christian Lilly 3rd Engineer', 'Ditto for the Board to act in the absence of the Lieut. General', 'Warrant from King Geo. I confirming the instructions', 'Ditto for giving salaries and allowances', 'Order in Council establishing 29 engineers', 'Establishment for Mahon', 'Ditto Gibraltar', 'Order in Council for alterations in the Civil Branch', 'Old establishment of the Civil Branch at Chatahm, etc.', 'New ditto at ditto', 'Warrant from King George 2d confirming the instructions', 'Ditto appointing Chas. Frederick esqr. Assistant to the Lieut. General', 'Warrant from King Geo. 2d for the Board to act during the absence or vacancy of the Master Genral', 'New instructions for the Lieut. General', 'Rules, orders and instructions for the government of the laboratory at Woolwich', 'Warrant for forming the Regiment of Artillery into two battalions and raising two new companies', 'Ditto for adding 2 Majors and 2 new Do. to ditto', 'Order in Council for a new establishment of 61 engineers', 'Warrant for augmenting the pay of the Colonel Commandant of the Royal Regimt. of Artillery', 'Warrant for erecting 9 batteries on the coast of Sussex and Kent', 'Estimate of expence of ditto', 'Warrant for forming the Regiment of Artillery into three battalions', 'Civil Branch quarter books', 'Millitary ditto', 'Establishment of the laboratory at Woolwich', 'Ditto academy at ditto', 'Ditto at Gibraltar', 'Ditto at St. Johns & in Newfoundland', 'Ditto in North Britain', 'Ditto at Annapolis Royal', 'Allowances for house rent', 'Allowances on account of incidents', 'Ditto to the contractors', 'Contractors for barrack bedding', 'Supernumerary clerks', 'Drawing room', 'Superannuated and half-pay officers', 'Invalids', 'List of Master Gunners and Gunners in the several garrisons in Great Britain', 'Warrant for powder works at Faversham'

Extent

1 volume

Physical Characteristics / Technical Requirements

Large folio volume, 17 inches x 11 inches (43 cm x 28 cm); 14 pages: plain calf binding