This Day in History: 1713-12-30

Tacitly accepting at last the grievances of Wills’ Marines (later 30th Foot and then 1st East Lancashires), who have marched on London to demand their back-pay, the Government now executes a complete about-turn, and instructs Commissioners to meet with the mutineers at their camp at Greenwich and pay them. But the sergeants are already leading their men back to Canterbury where, over the next few days, they receive their pay and are issued with 14 days’ subsistence and passes to travel home on discharge.