To the Right Honble the Lords Commissionrs

of his Majts Treasury

May it please yor Lordshipps

In examining the Annexed Petition we find that ye three brothers Iohn, Ioseph, and Phillip Roettiers were Gravers to the Mint from ye year 1661 Att an allowance of 3{illeg}|2||5|li yearly and in ye year 1669 by a new Grant were further allowed 450li yearly out of the Exchequer during their joynt lives as Gravers for ye Coyn & Medalls and after ye death of one of them the two survivors were to receive 350li yearly during their joynt lives & the survivor of these to receive 250li during his life

About ye year 1680 Ioseph Roettier went off but the whole payment continued in Consideracon {sic}as we suppose that the Petitioner Iames Roettier ye son of Iohn Roettier (the other Petitioner) supplied the place

Philip Roettier another of ye Patentees went off in Feb 1684 But Iohn Roettier haveing another son Norbertus the whole allowance of 450li still continued & has been paid till March 25. 1697 Norbertus went off three years ago And the Petition is for ye Arrear and continuance of it

This Pension of 450li ꝑ An was alwayes paid by a speciall warrant from ye Lord high Treasurer or Lords of ye Treasury and never came into the Mint Accompt

As to ye Petitioners wants we believe the Petition may be true and that Iames Roettier is very capable of makeing medals and on that score deserving his Majts favour

All wch we humbly submit to yor Lordps. great wisdom

Is. Newton.

Tho: Neale

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Report of the Officer of ye Mint about Roettier's Petition for this|ei||r| Salary of 450ann
Aug. 18. 1698.

12 a {year} to be {pad}.

[1] Mint Office
Aug. 18 1698

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