The Warden of

Before ye enacting of ye coynage Duty when the Master & Worker coyned every pound weight \of sterling silver/ into 62 shillings wth {illeg}\&/ paid 60shil to ye Importer & two shillings to ye King\wch/ {sic}. {illeg} And if by the trial of the Pix it appeared that he coyned it\happened to/ \had/ coyned|d| it into more then or less then 62 shillings (for it being\was/ impracticable to coyn it exactly into 62sh he was allowed a libe{r}ty of erring within certain bound) (for he was allowed\be exact/ he accounted with the King for the excess or defect \by only being bound to do so by the following license in the Indenture of ye Mint/. He is now bound \by the said coynage Act/ to coyn pay the |the Importer the whole| whole pound weight |[|whether it makes 62 shill. \just 62 shillings or/ or more or less then 62shi|]|\to the//so that he\\in new monies./ without |&| reservin|es|g any |no| part of |it| to the King|]||,| or to himself so that he has have no profit by coyning nor loss\can nor can get or lose/ by coyning it into more or less then 62sh. Any yet the clause of\above mentioned clause remains still in/ the Indenture |[| {sic}by wch he was bound upon ye trial of ye Pix to pay the exces to ye king the excess above {illeg}|6|2shill if there be any such {illeg} or receive back from his Majty the defect is still re{teined}|mains| in the Indenture. The Clause runs thus.

an? Whether \can/ that|is| clause can \now/ bind the {illeg}|M|r & Wr to pay that the excess \(when any shall happen\above shill// to the King after he has paid it by \the said/ Act of Parl. to ye Importer {&}|o||r| the King to allow \to ye Master/ the defect|.| (when any shall happen) after the Importer has allowed it \to him by that Act/{sic} And what remedy \can/ the Master can have in case the said excess should at any time be demanded by the King by reason\virtue/ of this clause in the Indenture be demanded of\by/ his Majty.

Since ye making of the Coynage Act the Master is bound by that Act to pay to ye Importer the whole pound weight in new monies & reserves no part of it to ye ing nor can get or lose by coyning it into more or less then 62 shillings\whether it make more or less then 62 shil/ And \yet/ the abovementioned clause remains still in the Indenture

whenever the {illeg}|M||r|{illeg} & Workr shall pay for the gold\every|for every pound| weight of/ Bullion received \shall pay/ a certain tale by ye pound weight|of new monies monies new coyned.|

Qr: Whether may ye King by virtue of the said clause {to}\in the Indenture/ demand of ye Mr the \said/ excess \at any time/ above 62 shill.\{illeg}/ after the Mr has paid by the said Act of P. paid the same to ye Importer.


Nor Min{t}


To Genll Recrs. for 41|5|0881817 sta wt
which was in tale 13977334
is allready pd 129994106 & the
coynage amoted to 37576912 both lisd
wch being subducted ye Remaindr. is 60216012

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