Sentence Examples

  • He left office in June 1783, but in the following December he became paymaster-general of the forces under his cousin, William Pitt, and in 1786 vice-president of the committee of trade.
  • From that day Spain became a partthe leader, then the paymaster, then the dupe-of the international monarchical confederation.
  • Educated at Trinity College, Cambridge, he was successively member of parliament for St Germans, Plympton and Lostwithiel from 1701 to 1742; on two occasions he served as a lord of the treasury; and from 1724 to 1742 he was paymaster-general for Ireland, becoming chancellor of the duchy of Lancaster in 1743.
  • During the Whisky Insurrection he was paymaster-general of the state militia.
  • Burke was rewarded for services beyond price by being made paymaster of the forces, with the rank of a privy councillor.

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