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To the Rt Honble the Lords Commrs of his Mats Treary

May it please yor Lops

In obedience to yor Lordps Order of Reference of Iul|n|e 16th last upon the Memorial of the the Warden of his Mats Mint concerning a Clerk to be allowed him for assisting him in the prosecution of counter clipers {sic} & counterfeiters of the coyn, & concerning moneyes to bear the charges of such prosecutions & about the method of accounting for the same: We humbly represent to yor Lordps that the late Wardens have been allowed such {illeg}|a| cla|e|rk, & have been supplied with moneys partly by vertue of a Privy Seal impowering them to seize the forfeited estates of criminals convicted criminals & partly out of the civil List moneys, untill Mr Peyton late Warden of the Mint procued an Allowance not exceeding 400li an out of the coynage money by Act of Parliament for carrying on this service

We are therefore humbly of opinion that the Warden of the Mint do find out a fit person to attend him as Clerk and Sollicit{r}|o|r to draw up Informations & Warrants & enter them in books & attend Prosecutions at the Old Bayly & Assizes & that this Officer be allowed a salary of 60li per an as formerly. An{illeg}|d| that upon being sent into the country to apprehend & prosecute coyners criminals he be also allowed 15s per day travelling charges for himself & his horse|.|, & an Assistad|t| be allowed 10s per day And such other persons as shall be sent upon the like services be {allowe} with him or his Assistant be a{illeg}|llo|wed such travelling charges as {illeg}|t|he Warden shall approve of not exceeding 8s per day for a man & horse \& 2s per day more to the two principal of them{sic}/. Add that in lieu of pocket expences coach-hire, fees of C{illeg}|o|urt, charges of witnesses & such other incident expences as cannot be ascertained by good vouchers or would perplex the Accounts, there be allowed for every house searched in London the sum of 10s & in the country the summ of 25s, & for every person apprehended & brought before a Iustice of the Peace {illeg}|&| committed to prison the summ of in London 10s & in the Country 25s, to be equally divided between the persons who search or apprehend & carry to prison; & for every person indicted & tried in London the summ of 50s. & in the Country the summ of 4li to him or them who by the Warden's Order shall sollicite & manage the prosecution, besides Councellours fees.

And we are also humbly of opinion that the Master & Worker of the Mint be impowered by a sign {illeg}|m|anual to pay the Sallary of the said Clerk or Solliciter quarterly as it shall become due, & to advance to him such summs of money from time to time as by allowance or order under the Wardens hand he shall demand and for carrying on the Prosecutions not exceeding 200li per an, & to pay to the said what shall be further due to the said Sollicitor upon his Acounts duely stated & allowed. And that the Auditors <440v> of the Mint be directed therein to allow in the Accounts of the Master & Worker all the said payments not exceeding in the whole the summ of 400li per an allowed by Act of Parliament for this service.

We are also of opinion that the said Sollicitor do at the end of every half year lay before the Master & Comptroller of the Mint, an Account of the services performed by Him & his Assistants, upon wch any moneys may be due or have been paid to him or them with a certificate from the Warden in writing that those services were done by his order. And also a Bill or Bills of all the moneys due or paid to him or others upon those servic{illeg}|e|s according to the allowances above mentioned together with the Receipts of moneys paid to others. And also a Bill \or Bills/ of moneys paid for Councellours fees, extraordinary Habeas corpuses Lord Chief Iustices Warrants &c. And that he insert nothing into those Bills without Receipts or other good Vouchers for the same. And that the Master & Worker & the Comptroller examin & signe those Bills as Vouchers to the Annual Account of the said Sollicitor. And that at the End of every year the said Sollicitor do lay his Account for that year, first before the Warden of the Mint to be examined & signed, & then before the Ld H. Treasurer or Lds Commrs of the Treasury for their direction how the same shall be \further/ audited stated \allowed/ & discharged

And if the Accountant craves any encouragement\augmentation/ of allowances or and allowance for service|s| not within the Rules above-mentioned the same may be laid before the \Ld H. Trearer or/ Lds Commrs of the Treasury at the end of his Account.

All wch is most humbly submitted to yor Lordps great

Wisdome

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That the Warden of the Mint find out a fit person to attend him\a fit person be found out to attend the Warden of the Mint/ as a Clerk & Sollicitor for drawing up Informations & Warrants & entring them in Books & seeing the Warrants executed when there be occasion, & for attending Prosecutions at the Old Bayly & Assizes, & that this Clerk\person/ be allowed a salary of \50 or/ |[60]| per an.

That \this person or Sollicitor/ upon being sen{illeg}|t| upon journeys to apprehend or prosecute criminals he be allowed also {sic}|[10s]|    per diem for himself & his horse. And that such other persons as shall be sent upon the like services be allowed such travelling charges as the Warden shall approve of not exceeding {illeg} |8s|      per diem for a man & a horse. And that in lieu of \all/ pocket expences, coach hire, Court-fees & such other \ordinary/ incident expences as cannot be ascertained by good vouchers or would perplex the Accounts, there be allowed \for every house searched the summ of {illeg}|5|0 &/ for every person apprehended |&| brought before a Iustice of peace & sent\committed/ to prison the summ of {illeg} |20s|    to be equally divided between the persons \mere searching or/ apprehending them \criminals |persons| accused/ {or}|&| carrying him to prison & for every person indicted & tried the summ of {illeg} |20s|       to the Wardens h{is} Sollicitor or to such other person\the Person man/ w{illeg}|ho| by the Warden's order shall sollicit \& manage/ the prosecution.

That the Master & Comptroller of the Mint be impowered by a signe Manual to pay the salary of the said Clerk or Sollicitor quarterly as it shall become due, & to advance to him such summs as by allowance or Order under the Wardens hand he shall demand for carrying on the Prosecutions, not exceeding {3} |200li|    per an, & to pay t|w|hat shall be further due to the said Sollicitor upon this Accounts duly \stated &/ allowed. And that the Auditors of the Mint be directed to allow in the Masters Accounts all the said payments not exceeding in the whole the summ of 400li per an allowed by Act of Parliament for this service.

That the said Sollicitor do at the end of every half year lay before the Master & Comptroller of the Mint an Account of |t|{a}|he|{ll} |[|the moneys payd by him by the Wardens Order, for wch he hath Receipts, to be examined & signed by them as a Voucher to his Accounts. And that at the same time he do also lay before the said Master & Comptroller an Account of {illeg}|all| the|the| services performed by him & his Assistants, with a certificate from the Warden in writing that they were done by his Order. And that he do also at the same time lay before the said Master & Comptroller an Account \or Accounts |a Bill or Bills|/ of all the moneys to be allowed to him for\uppon/ th{illeg}|o|se services above mentioned, & produce the Receipts of others for moneys paid to them for \for their share in/ those services, & the Receipts of Councellours for their fees \& such other Receips {sic} or Vouchers as they hath for moneys paid by him/ in order to have his Account\Bill or Bills/ allowed & signed by them as a Vouchers to his annual Account.|:| |& that he insert nothing into those Bills without good Receipts or other good Bills/vouchers\|

That at the end of every year he lay his Account for {illeg}|t|hat year first before the Warden of the Mint to be examined, & signed, & then before the Sollicitor of the Treasury to be examined & signed, & lastly before the Ld H. Treasurer or Lds Comrs of the Treasury to be {illeg} {illeg}|a|llowed & sent to the Master & Worker o ye Mint to be paid off.

And if the Sollicitor c{illeg}|ra|ves any allowance for any services, the same be not within the Rules above mentioned, the same be laid before the Treasury at the end of his Account.

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That the said Sollicitor do at the end of every half year lay before the Master & Comptroller of the Mint, an Account of the services performed by him & his Assistants \upon wch any moneys may be due \or have been paid/ to him or {them} them/ with a Certificate from the Warden in writing that those \services/ were done by his Order. And also a Bill or Bills of all the moneys due or paid to him or others upon those services \according to the allowances above mentioned/. And also a Bill or Bills of all the moneys paid by him to others for wch he hath Receipts\or other good Vo/. And that he insert nothing into those Bills without Receipts or other good Vouchers for the same. And that the Master & Comptroller examin & signe those Bills as Vouchers to his annual Account.

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|1.| That the Warden of the Mint find out a person who|el||l| qualified to attend him {illeg}|a|s a Clerk & Sollicitor for drawing up Informations & Warrants & entring them in books, & seing {sic} the Warrants executed when there a|i|s occasion, & for attending Prosecutions at the Old Bayly & Assizes

|2.| That this Clerk \& Sollicitor/ be allowed a Salary of    li per an by a Warrant under his Mats signe Manual directed to ye Master & Worker of his Mint to pay the same quarterly as it shall become due.

|3.| That the Mr & Worker be imp{illeg}|o|wered by the same Warrant to imprest further to the said Clerk & Sollicitor any for carrying on the p for bearing the Charges of the Prosecutions any summ or summs \desired {for}/ {illeg}|d|emanded \|by him| from time to time/ by the Wardens Order in writing \{or}|&|/ not exceeding in the whole the summ of per an including the said Salary \in any one year/ /And that the Auditor {sic} {illeg} of the Mint be directed to allow these payments in the Masters {sic} Accts{sic}\

|4| That the said O|S|ollicitor upon being sent to apprehend or prosecute criminalls in the country be allowed 10s per diem for his hose & himself & six pence per mile {travell}{illeg} travelling charges. And that such others as shall be necessary to accompany him be allowed such travelling charges as the Warden shall approve of not exceeding 7s 6d pr diem for a man & a horse.

|6| That the said Sollicitor do lay before the board {illeg} at the end of the every half year lay before the Master & Worker {at}|&| Comptroller of the Mint an account of the services performed by him \& his Assistants/ with a certificate from the Warden that they were done by his Order. And that he do also lay before them at the end of every year an Accou{td}|nt| of lay before the Warden Master & Comptroller an Account of all his travelling charges. Councellours fees & other expences for wch he can produce Receipts of other good Vouchers to be examined & signed\allowed/ by the said Warden Master & Comptroller \under their hands/ as a Voucher to his Accounts.

|5.| That for \in lie{illeg}|u|/ c{illeg}|o|ach hire, pocket expences, & Court-fees, & such other expences as cannot be ascertained by good Vouch{illeg}|ers|, he {illeg}|b|e \further/ all{illeg}d|ow|ed |1|li for every person brought to his trial\indixted {illeg}|&|/ \& tried & actually tried/ whether the person be convicted or acquitted|,.|&| 10s for every person co{illeg}|o|mitted to prison in order to be tried.|

|7.| That at the end of every year or every two years, he lay his Accounts \first/ before {illeg}|t|he Warden of the Mint & \then before/ the Attorney &|or| Sollicitor of hte Treary \or any of them/ to be examined & stated & then {illeg}|l|aid before ye \Chancellour of the Excheqr or/ Lord H. Tr. or Lords Commrs of the Treary for be ing order to be allowe allowed &{illeg} sent to ye {illeg}|M||r &| {illeg}|W||r| to be paid off.

|8| And that the Mr & Wr aforesaid be {illeg}ordered \authorized/ by the {illeg}|W|arrant above mentioned to pay off all such Bills \Accounts/ so allowed, & teh Auditors of the Mint \be directed/ to allow {allow} in the Mr & Wrs Acct all payments {illeg} made by vertue of the said Warrant, the whole not exceeding in the whole the summ of 400li per annum.

|5| That in recompence for pocket expences, coach hire, Court fees & such other expen{illeg}|c|es as cannot be ascertained by good vouchers, the Sollicitor be further allowed for every person committed to prison in order to be tried, &       for every person indicted & trie{s}|d|, whether the persons \be convicted or/ {co}|a|cquitted|.| or convicted. And that every person who by the Wardens order shall assist the Sollicitor or be otherwise imployed in the apprehanding of people persons accused\searching of houses/\executing of Warrants/, \or searching of houses/ shall be allowed         a piece for every person apprehended &         a house for every h{illeg}|o|use searched.

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That the Warden of the Mint do find out a fit person to attend him as Clerk & Sollicitor for drawing up Informations & Warrants & entring them in books & seing {sic} the Warrants executed when there is occasion, & for attending Prosecutions at the Old Bayly & Assizes, & th{illeg}|a|t this Officer be allowed a Salary of 60li per an as formerly.

That this Officer upon being sent into the Country to apprehend or prosecute criminalls be allowed 1{0}|5| per day for himself & his house. And that such other persons as shall be sent upon the like services be allowed such travelling charges as the Warden shall approve off, not exceeding 8s per day for a man & a horse. And that in lieu of pocket expences, coach-hire, fees of Court & such other incident expences as cannot be ascertained by good Vouchers or would {illeg}|p|erplex the Accounts, there be allowed for every house searched the summ of 10s, & for every person apprehended & brought before a Iustice of the Peace & committed to prison the summ of 20s to be equally divided between those that search or apprehend & carry to prison, & for every person indicted & tried, the summ of {illeg}|4|0s\3li/ to him or them who by the Warden's order shall sollicit & manage the prosecution|.|b|esides Councellours fees.|

That the Master & Worker of the Mint be impowered by a s|S|igne m|M|anual to pay the salary of the said Clerk \or Sollicitor/ quarterly as it shall become due, |&| t{illeg}|o| advance to him such summs of money as by allowance or order under the Wardens hand he shall demand for carrying on the Prosecutions not exceeding 200li per an, & to pay what shall be further due to the said Sollicit{illeg}|o|r upon his Accounts duely stated & allowed. And that the Auditors of the Mint be directed to allow in the Accounts of the Master & Worker all the said payments not exceeding in the w{illeg}|h|ole the summ of 400li per an allowed by Act of Parliament for this service.

That the said Sollicitor do at the end of every half year lay before the Master & Comptroller of the Mint an Account of the servi{illeg}|c|es performed by him or|&| his Assistants upon wch any moneys may be due or have be|en| paid to him or them with a certificate from the Warden in writing that those services were done by his Order. And also a Bill or Bills of all the moneys \paid/ due \or |paid|/ to him or others upon those services according to the allowances above mentioned And also a Bill or Bills of all the moneys paid by him to others for wch he hath Receipts. \together with the Receits|pt|s of moneys paid to others./ \And also a Bill of moneys paid for Habeas Corpus{illeg}|e|s {illeg}|C|ouncellours fees, Ld Ch{illeg}|ief| Iustices Warrants &c./ And that he insert nothing into those Bills wit{illeg}|h|out Receipts or other good vouchers for the same. And that the Master & Worker & Comptroller examin & signe those Bills as Vouchers to the annual Account of the said Sollicitor.

That at the end of every year the said Sollicitor lay his Account for that year first before the Warden of the Mint to be examined & signed & the before the Sollicitor of the Treasury to be examined & signed & lastly before the Ld H. Treasurer of Lds Commrs of the Treasury to be approved\or their Order to be audited & allowed in such manner as they shall appoint,/ & sent to the Master & Worker of the Mint to be paid off discharged if {illeg}|a|ny Ballance remain due|.| {to} \before the Ld H. Treasurer or Lds Commrs of the Treasury t|f|o|f| be their direction how it shall be audited stated & discharged/

And if the Accountant craves any all{illeg}|o|wance for any services not within the Rules above mentioned, the same be laid before the Treasury at the end of his Account.

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In obedience to yor Lordps Order of Reference concerning a Clerk to be allowed the Warden of the Mint for assisting him in the prosecution of coyners & concerning the {manner} advancemt of money for carrying on the prosecutions & the accountign for the same: We humbly lay before represent to yor Lordps that former\the late/ Wardens have been allowed such a Clerk, \wth a salary of 60li per an/ & have {illeg}|b|een supplied with some moneys by moneys by vertue of a privy seal e|i|mpowering them to seize the forfeited estates of convicted criminals & the surplus of their Accounts hath been paid off out of the civil List money, untill Mr Peyton late Warden of the Mint procured an allowance of any summ not exceeding 400li pr an fo out of the Coynage money by Act of Parliamt for carrying on this service. We are therefore humbly of opinion that the Warden of the Mint do find out a fit person ...... as formerly.

We are also of opinion that this Officer – – – – at the end of his Acct all wch

All wch is most humbly submitted to yor Lordps great Wisdome.

10s in town & 20|5|s ith {sic} country for searching of houses. The like for every person apprehended & committed. 50s ith {sic} town & {illeg}|4|li|.| {illeg}|0|s ith' {sic} Country for every person tried & \if there by/ as many {illeg} witness agaisnt him as are sufficient to justify the bringing him to a trial.

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