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To the Rt Honble the Lords Commissioners of his Mats Treasury.

May it please yor Lordps

I understand that the money is intended to be coyned according to the forms expressed in the annexed Draughts. The Inscriptions, the Arms of Hannover, & the Crown about that Escutcheon, are drawn only in black lead, that if any thing be amiss it may be wiped out & speedily amended \without spoiling the draughts{sic}/. And because these parts of the Draughts may be {me}{illeg}|wip|ed out & changed it will be convenient that they be described in words at length in the Warrant: to which Warrant these Draughts (if they be approved) are to be annexe{illeg}|d|. If these Draughts are to be amended or any other Draughts |m|ar|d|e to be laid before the King in Council it shall be speedily done. < insertion from lower down f 285r > The Warrant uses to made by\be grounded on an/ Order of Council. And in the Warrant in the Warrant it should be exprest that the five pound pieces, the forty shillings pieces \the twenty shillings pieces & the tenn shillings pieces/ of Gold are to be coyned after the forms exprest\depicted/ in the two uppermost figures; the Crowns half Crowns, shillings & sixpences after t{wo}|he| next forms \exprest |depicted| in the two figures/ next below. And the Groats, Three-pences, two pences, & pence after the for on the head side {o}|a|f|ter| the same form with \of/ the larger silver moneys & {on}\with/ the|i||s| {illeg} inscription GEORGIVS DEI GRATIA & on the Revers after the forms depicted \in the four figures/ blow, wth this inscription MAG. BR: FR. ET. HI{illeg}|B|. REX /&c. 1714\ < text from f 285r resumes > In the Draughts for the small money the inscription about the Head is proposed to be GEORGIVS. DEI. GRATIA. And about the Reverse MAG. BRI. FR. ET. HIB. REX &c 1714. If in any of these Draughts the {illeg}|w|ork prove to|o| much crouded, it may be speedily mended hereafter by a new Warrant. |For I fear that the arms of Hannover will scarce be distinct upon the half Guineas & sixpences.|

All which is most humbly submitted to yor

Lordps great Wisdome

[1]

Is. Newton

[1] Mint Office
Dec. 30. 1714.

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