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To the Rt: honble: the Lds: Comissionrs: of his Majties. Treasury

May it please your Lordshipps.

In obedience to your Lordpps Order of Reference of Iune 16°: last Vpon the Memoriall of ye Wardn. of his Majties. Mint Concerning a Clerk to be allowed him for assisting him in ye prosecucon of Clippers & Counterfeiters of ye Coine And concerning ye Moneys to beare ye Charges of such prosecutions And ye method of accounting for ye same Wee humbly reprsent to yor. Lordpps That ye late Wardns. have been allow'd such a Clerk And have been supply'd with money's partly by a privy Seale Impowering them to seize the Forfeited Estates of Convicted Criminalls And partly out of ye Civill List Money Vntill an allowance of\not Exceeding/ £400: Ann Made out of ye Coinage Money by Act of Parliamt. for Carrying on this Service.

Wee are therefore humbly of Opinion That ye Warden of ye Mint Doe find out a fitt person to attend him as Clerk & Sollr. to draw up Informations & Warrts. And Enter them into Books And attend prosecutions at ye Old Bailey & Assizes And that this Officer be allow'd a Sallery of £60: Ann as formerly And that upon being sent into ye Country to apprhend and prosecute Offendrs. Hee be further allow'd 15s: day Travelling Charges for himselfe & his horse And such other persons as shall be sent upon ye like services Be allow'd for themselves & their Horses Such Travelling Charges as ye Wardn. shall allow of Not exceeding 10s: day to ye two principall of them And 8s: day to ye rest And that in lieu of Pockt Expences Coach hire Fees of Courts Charges of Wittnesses And such other incident Expences as cannot be ascertained by good Vouchrs. or would perplex {illeg}|th|e Accounts There be Allow'd for ev'ry House Searcht in London ye su of 10s: And in the Country ye sum of 25s: To be equally divided between ye persons and for ev'ry person apprhended & brought before a Iustice of Peace And Comitted to prison in London the sum of 10s: And in ye Country the sum of 25s: To be equally divided between ye persons who Search or aprhend & carry to prison And for ev'ry person Indicted & Tryed in London ye sum of 50s: And in ye Country ye sum of £4: To him or them who by ye Wardn's. ordr. shall sollicitt & mannage ye prosecution Besides Councellrs. Fees provided there be soe many Witnesses as may justify the bringing ye person accus'd to a Tryall.

Wee are also humbly of opinion That ye Master & Worker of ye Mint be impower'd by a Sign Manual to pay the Sallery of ye sd. Clerk or Sollr. Quarterly as it shall become due And to advance to him such sumes of Money from time to time as by allowance or ordr. undr. ye Warden's hand hee the sd. Sollr. shall desire or demand for Carrying on ye Prosecutions Not exceeding in ye Whole £200 Ann And to pay what shall be further due to ye sd. Sollr. upon his accounts duely stated and allow'd And that ye Auditors of ye Mint be directed & requir'd in ye sd. Signe Manuall To allow in ye Accounts of ye Master & Worker All ye sd. paymts. Not exceeding in the whole the sum of £400 Ann allow'd by Act of Parliamt. for this service.

And wee are further humbly of opinion that ye sd. Sollr. doe at ye end of every halfe yeare Lay before ye Master & Comptrollr. of ye Mint An Account of ye Services perform'd by him or his assistants Vpon wch. any Money's be due Or have been pd. to him or them With a Certificate from the Wardn. in Writeing That those Services were done by his o|O|rdr. And alsoe a Bill or Bills for all Money's due or pd. to him or others for these services According to ye Allowances abovemenconed Together with Rects. for Money pd. to others And also a Bill or Bills of Money's paid for Councellor's Fees Extraordinary Habeas Corpus's Lord Chiefe Iustices Warrts. &c And that he incert nothing into those Bills without Rects. or other good Vouchrs. for ye same Nothing for Country people assisting in searching Houses and in apprhending & Carrying to prison persons suspected or Accus'd And that ye Master & Workr. & the Comptrollr. Doe Examine & Signe those Bills as Vouchr. to ye Annuall Accots. of ye sd. Sollr. And that at the end of ev'ry yeare The sd. Sollr. doe lay his account for that year first before the Wardn. of ye Mint to be Examin'd & Sign'd And then before the Ld. High Treasurer Or Lds. Comissionrs. of the Treasury for their approbacon <450v> Or direction how ye same shall be Auditted stated Allow'd & discharg'd.

And if ye accountt. Craves any augmentation of any Allowance for Services Not within ye Rules abovemenconed That the same be laid before the Ld. High Treasurer or Lds. Comissionrs. of ye Treasury Att the end of his account.

All wch. a{illeg}|is| most humbly Submitted to your Lordpps great wisdome.

[1]

Isaac Newton

M: Bladen

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5°: Iuly 1715:

Cop: Report Master & Comptrollr. Mint

To ye Lords of ye Treasury.

Concerneing prosecutions &c

[1] Mint Office
Iuly 5°: 1715°:

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