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Anne R.

Whereas upon the Votes & Address of Our Comons in Parliamt. Assembled, We did by Warrt under Our Royll Sign Manuall dated ye 10th day of May last Authorize & Comand, the Warden Master & Worker & Comptroller of Our Mint in Our Tower of London to take & receive from all ꝑsons & Bodys politick or Corporate all such wrought plate as they or any of them should bring to Our said Mint of the kinds & standards mencond in the said Votes, And to give such Rects. for the same as were deliver'd in the said Address of Our Commons, and forthwith to cause the same to be melted down & assayed, And that you ye Master & Worker of Our said Mint should imediately Coin ye same into shillings & sixpences & pay the Moneys produced into ye Rect of Our Excheqr. & take Tallys for Your discharge, And Whereas in the Act of Parliamt Entituled [An Act for Lycencing & regulating Hackney Coaches & Chairs, & for Charging certain new Dutys on Stampt Vellom parchmt & paper & on Cards & Dice & on the Exportacon of Rock salt for Ireland and for securing thereby and by a Weekly paymt. out of ye Post Office and by Sevll Dutys on Hides & Skinns a Yearly Fond of 186670l. for 32 years to be Applyed to the Satisfaccon of such Orders as are therein mencond by the Contributors of any Sum̄ not Exceeding Two Millions to be rais'd for Carrying on the Warr and other Her Mats occasions] It is Enacted That all and every the Rects. given for the plate brought into the said Mint before ye 15th day of May 1711 should be accepted & taken as so much Money for the Fourth part of the Contribucons upon the said Act, but no provision is made for accepting the Rects. dated on or after the said 15th day of May, Now That Our loving Subjects may not want the use both of the Rects. & ye New Moneys Coined out of their plate Our Will & pleasure is And We do hereby Authorize & Com̄and You the said Master & Worker of Our Mint to pay unto Each of the Importers of Plate whose Rects are dated on or after the said 15th day of May at the Rate of 5sh ꝑ Ounce for ye plate Imported any thing in Our former Warrt to the Contrary in any wise notwithstanding, But You are to take Care, that an Exact Accot be kept of ye difference between the Sum̄s so paid by You in the pursuance here of, And the Rates at wch the said plate was delive'd according to Your said Receipts and of the Totall Amount thereof. And for so doing this shall be Your Warrt. Given at Our Court at Windsor Castle the 30th day of Iuly 1711 In the Tenth Year of Our Reign

By her Mats Comand

Oxford

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[1] Warrt in relacon to plate taken in at ye Mint on & after ye 15t May 1711.

[2] To ye Warden Master & Worker & Comptrollr. of Our Mint

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