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Petition Francis Moore Gent Recd Augt: 10thL 97.        11th. Aug.t 97 Ref: to the Warden of the Mint     {Entred}

To the Rt: Honble: the Lords Comrs: of his Majts: Treasury

The humble Peticon of Francis Moore Gent

Sheweth

That whereas Wm. Hawkins late of London was executed at the Citty of Lincoln on ye 26th: day Iuly now last past for Counterfiting the current coin of this Kingdom whereby his Estate both reall and Personall is become forfeited unto his Majty. And for as much as yor: Petr. hath been att expence and trouble in travelling and makeing dilligent enquiry to find out his Estate hath found some Estate with writeings of Considerable vallue which did belong to the said Wm. Hawkins

Yor: Petr: therefore humbly Prays yor: Lordps will be pleased to Order and impower yor: Petr: to receive & recover such Papers, Moneys, or other Estate reall or Personall for his Majts: use as have belonged to the said deceased, And for ye faith & full pformance whereof yor: Petr: is ready to give such security as may be to yor: Honors: satisfaccon. And for his Encouragemt. therein and defraying his Expences. Yor: Petr: is willing to submitt himself to yor: Lordps. pleasure & County as in such cases have been usuall, or in this may seem meet to yor: Lordps.

And yor: Petr: shall Pray &ca

Whitehall Treasury Chambers 12th: August 1697–

The Lords Commrs. of his Mats. Treasury are pleased to referr this Peticõn to Isaac Newton Esqr. Warden of his Mats. Mint who is to consider the same and Certify their Lopps a true State of the matter therein contained together with his Opinion what is fitt to be done therein.

Wm Lowndes

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[1] Fran: Moore ref: to Warden of the Mint

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