Vpon the first of May the House of Commons made this Vote Resolved that for Encouragem|ing|nt|he| bringing wrought Plate into the Mint to be coined, there shall be allowed to such persons as shall so bring the same, after the rate of five shillings & eight pence per ounce for the new standard for all plate on wch the mark of the goldsmiths compa{illeg}|n|y of London or any other City is set & for uncertain plate not so marked (being reduced to standard) after the rate of five shillings & six pence per ounce.

{illeg}|V|pon the fift of May they {f}|C|ommons made this Vote Resolved, that an humble Address be presented to her Majty that she will be pleased to give directions to the Officers of the Mint to receive in all such wrought as shall be brought to them, |&| to give directions Receipts for the same Receipts to such Persons as shall bring the same for the amount thereof, at the several rates & priz|c|es agreed by this h|H|ouse to be allowed for such wrought Plate, shall be brought to the Mint to be coined: And that the same may be immediately coined into shillings & sixpences.

|Ordered| That the said Address be pr

|Resolved| That all such Receipts to be given by the Officers of the Mint for any wrought Plate, shall be accepted & taken for the full amount thereof in any payments to be made in any Loans or funds any contributions upon any funds to be granted in this session of Parliament.

And {illeg}|u|pon {illeg}|t|he said Address her Majty gave directions accordingly by the a Warrant \dated May 10/ a copy of wch is hereunto annexed.

Vpon the 14thof May in the evening the Officers of the Mint received the fo an Order\an Order came to the Mint/ from the Treasury a copy of wch is hereunto annexed. And according to that Order took the {illeg} following subscription of the Importers of plate \was taken/ for the future.

We whose names are underwritten do declare that we do not expect that the value of the Plate by us this day delivered to the Officers of her Majts Mint shall be accepted as part of the first payment of the summ for wch there is a {b}|B|ill now depending in the House of Commons.

Vpon the 17th of May {illeg}|th|e House Resolved that the Bill for regulating Hackney Coaches &c should be committed to the Committee fo to whom the Bill for raising 1500000li was committed, And that it be an instruction to the said Committee to receive a clause, that the Receipts given by the Officers {illeg} for Plate brought in pursuant to the Resolution of this house of the first instant, be accepted as so much money in the contributions |towards the said summ| not exceeding two Millions

Vpon the 12th of Iune the Bill pas was passed & upon the 19th was published & from that time the Officers\Officers & people/ of the Mint give notice of of {illeg} to the Importes of Plate that the Parliament had made no provision for \accepting/ the Receipts given by us for Plate imported since the 15|4|th of May.

By her Majts Warrant dated ye 15 abovementioned the M I authorised & required to pay the moneys arising\produced/ from the said plate into her Majts <539v> excheqr into {sic} the Rec{eipts} {illeg} her Majties Excheqr & take Tallies for the same any disharge {sic}: but the Receipts for Plate imported since the 1{illeg}|14|th of May \are/ not being enacted to be taken in{illeg} accepted & taken in the Exchequer, {the} I humbly pray that I may be authorized to pay to the Importers \out of/ the moneys provided out of\arising from/ this part of their plate, or so much thereof as upon recconing or agreement shall be due to each of them. the summ of five shillings per ounce untill further order.

Quære. May not her Majesty authorise & direct me by a Warrant, a form of wch is hereunto annexed, to pay to the Importers for the of Plate who receipts are dated since the 14th of May, \after/ the summ|rate of {sic}| of five shillings per ounce Troy of the plate imported. received.


We whose names are underwritten do consent & agree that we will make no further demands of the & from the Master & Worker of her Majts Mint for the plate \of the old standard new standard & uncertain standard/ imported for|by| between the 14 day of May & the 20th day of Iune last past then our share of the moneys coined out of the said \said {sic} several sorts of {the}/ plate in proportion to the gross weight \of every sort/ imported by us|.| of\|[|The/ plate of the old standard, new standard & uncertain standard considered severally coined\being melted assayed & coined/ severally|]| & our further share of such moneys as shall be imprested to the said Master & Worker for otherwise making good the recompence voted to us mentioned in the Receipts {illeg}|o|f our plate or be allowed us by {illeg}|A|ct of Parliament out of moneys in his hands And we do hereby acquit the & discarge {sic} the said Master & Worker from all further demands. In witness whereof we have hereunt{o} set our hands & seals the day & year under written.

Received after the rate of 4|5|s pr ounce the summ of          the same being new moneys produced out of the plate within{g} mentioned

Now that our loving subj{illeg}{t}|ec|ts ma{illeg}|y| not want the use of bother the Receipts & the new moneys coined out of their Plate or|Ou|r will & pleasure is & we do hereby authorize & command you the said Master & Worker of or Mint to pay unto each of or {illeg} them the importers of Plate whose Receipts are dated after on or after the said 15th day of May, after the rate of five shillings per ounce \of plate/ imported, any thing in our former Warrant to the contrary &c

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