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Paymaster of the Forces

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The Paymaster of the Forces was a British government position. It was occasionally a cabinet-level post in the 18th and early 19th centuries, and many future prime ministers served as Paymaster. The office was responsible for part of the financing of the army, and was noted as one of the most lucrative positions in the British government. It was abolished in 1836.

Paymasters of the Forces, 1661-1836

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