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Anne R

Whereas Our Commons in Parliament assembled Did on the first Instant resolve that for encourageing the bringing Wrought Plate into Our Mint to be Coined, there should be allowed to such persons as should so bring the same after ye rate of five Shillings and five pence ounce for the Old Standard, & five Shillings & Eight pence ounce for the New Standard for all Plate, on which the Mark of ye Goldsmiths Company of London or any other City is Set, & for Uncertaine Plate not so Marked (being reduced to Standard) after the rate of five Shillings and Six pence ounce. And whereas our said Commons by theire Address of the fifth instant have besought Vs to give direcoñ to the Officers of Our Mint to receive in all such Wrought Plate as should be so brought to them & to give Receipts to such .sons as should bring ye same for ye Amount thereof at ye several Rates and Prices aforesaid, And that ye same be immediatly Coined into Shillings and Sixpences Our Will & Pleasure is and We do hereby Authorize and Command That You the Warden, Master and Worker and Comptroller of Our Mint in the Tower of London Do take and Receive from all persons and Bodys politick or Corporate all such Wrought Plate as they or any of them shall bring to Our said Mint of ye kinds & Standards above mencond And that You do give such Receipts for ye same Respectively as are desired by ye said Address of Our Commons and forthwith cause the same to be melted down and Assayed & That You the Master and Worker of Our said Mint do immediately Coin the same into Shillings and Sixpences and pay the Monies produced into the Receipt of Our Exchqr. & take Tallies for Your discharge And for so doing this shall be to You & all others herein concerned a sufficient Warrant. Given at Our Court at St. Iames this tenth day of May 1711 In the tenth Yeare of Our Reigne

By Her Majts Command

[1]

Poulet

I.Paget

T.Mansel

[2]

[1] To the Warden Master & Worder
& Comptr. of Our Mint now and
for ye time being

[2] Warrt for takeing in Plate

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