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To the Rt Honble the Lords Commrs of his Majties Treary.

May it please your Lordps

In obedience to yor Lordps Order of Reference of May 26th last, upon the Petition of Mr William Hamilton for being restored to his Place in his Mats Mint at Edinburgh: I humbly represent that he who had been Clerk of the Bullion for the Mint in Scotland before the Vnion of the two kingdoms, & who by this Petition appears to be th{is}|e| Petitioner, was upon the ceasing of that place by the Vnion, & in recompence for the loss thereof, made an Officer in the present Mint in North Britain with a salary of 50li per ann, that salary having been allowed to him before when he was Clerk of the Bullion. And in the list of the Officers of that Mint annexed to the Indenture made between her late Maty Queen Ann & Iohn Montgomery Es Master & Worker of that Mint, in these words I find him entered in these words:

To the Clerk of the Bullion, as assistent {sic} to the Weigher
       & Teller & Surveyor of the Meltings, fifty pounds.

But that Indenture becoming void by the death of her said Majesty, & no grant of that place from his present Maty being entred in the Books of the Treasury, {illeg}|&| it not appearing \lately/ that he was alive nor what was his name: he was omitted in the Warrant lately directed to that Mint the General of that Mint for continuing the said Indenture in force. But since it now appears that he is alive, if, in consideration of the services {made} mentioned in his Petition, his Maty shall think fit to restore him to that place, it may be done by a Warrant under his Mats signe Manual directed to {his} the said General for supplying the omission in the \{former}/ of Warrant above mentioned directed to him.\above mentioned wch was directed to him./

All which is most humbly submitted to yor Lops great wisdom.

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