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George by the Grace of God of Great Britain France & Ireland King, Defender of the Faith, &c. To all to whom these presents shall Come Greeting. Whereas Our late Royal Sister Anne Queen of Great Britaine did by Her Letters patents under Her Great Seale of England bearing Date at Westminster the Eleventh Day of Iune in the first year of Her Reign, Give and Grant unto Her Trusty and Welbeloved Isaac Newton Esqr. (since Sr. Isaac Newton Knt.) the Office of Master and Worker of all Her Moneys both Gold & Silver within Her Mint in Her Tower of London and elswhere in Her Kingdome of England, with the Yearly Fee or Pension of Five Hundred pounds payable in such manner as is therein mencond. To have & to hold the said office unto the said Isaac Newton by Himself or his sufficient Deputy or Deputys, (for whom he would be answerable) And also the said Fee or pension of Five Hundred pounds together with all Edifices, Emoluments, Gardens, and other Fees Allowances profits, priviledges, Franchises and Immunities belonging to the aforesaid Office for & during Her sd. late Mats: pleasure as by the sd. recited Letter patents (relacon being thereunto had) may more fully and at large appear. In which said office according to the Forme of the Statute in such case made & provided He is continued for the space of Six Months from the Time of the Demise of Her sd. late Majesty unles He shall by us be sooner removed & discharged from the same. Now Know Yee that we have revoked & determined, & by these presents do Revoke & determine the said recited Letters patents, & every Clause, Article & Thing therein contained. And further Know Yee that We for divers good Causes and Consideracons Vs thereunto moving of Our especial Grace, certain Know
ledge, & meer motion Have Given & granted & by these presents do Give and Grant unto Our Trusty and Welbeloved the sd. Sr. Isaac Newton, the office of Master & Worker of All Our Moneys both Gold & Silver within Our Mint in Our Tower of London & Elswhere within that part of Our Kingdom of Great Britain called England Together with the Fee or Yearly Pension of Five Hundred pound{s} to be Quarterly paid to Him from the time the same was last satisfyed out of such Moneys as by any Act or Acts of Parliamt: already made for Encouraging of Coinage and allowed to be Issued Yearly out of Our Excheqr. for the Fees & Salarys of the Officers of the Mint or Mints, & towards the provideing, maintaining, and repairing the Houses, Offices & Buildings, & other Vses in the sd. Acts or any of them mencond for so long time as the same shall Continue in force, and after the sd. Act or Acts shall cease out of such other Money and in such other manner, as shall by an Act or Acts of Parliamt. hereafter to be made be appointed, or allowed to be Issued out for the Fees or Salarys of the Officers of the Mint or Mints And in default of any such Allowance or Appointmt. to be hereafter made by Parliamt. Then the said Fee of Five Hundred pounds ꝑ Ann to be paid out of Our Seignorage {sic} or Allowance of Coiange for Gold & Silver Moneys or other Our profits of the Mint. And Know Yee also that we for the Consideracons aforesd. Have Given & granted & by these presents do give & grant unto the sd. Sr. Isaac Newton, all Edifices Buildings, Gardens, & other Fees, Allowances, profits, privilidge{s} Franchises & Immunities belonging to the aforesd. office To Have, hold, Exercise and Enjoy the said Office of Master & Worker to Him the sd. Sr. Isaac Newton by Himself or his sufficient Deputy, or Deputys (for whom He will be Answerable) together with the sd. Fee or Yearly pension of Five Hundred pounds & the sd. Houses Edifices, Buildings, Gardens, & other Fees, Allowances, profits, Advantages, privilidges, Franchi{ses} Libertys & Immunities for & during Our pleasure in as full & ample Manner as He the said Sr. Isaac Newton or any other person or persons heretofore holding or Exercising the said Office have had, held, or enjoyed, or ought to have had, hold, or enjoyed the same. Provided always & under this Condicon And Our Will & Pleasure is that the said Sr. Isaac Newton after He is in possession of the said Office by Virtue of these presents shall within three months next after Signifycation of Our pleasure in that Behalfe by the Commissioenrs of Our Treasury, or Our High Trearer of Great Britain for the time being make & Execute on His part, such Indenture & Agreemts for & Concerning the makeing of the several sorts of Money Gold & Silver, and for the paymt. of the sevl. officers of the Mints & other Matters & things relating thereunto, & to the Execution of ye sd. Office as were formerly made wth. Alterations & Addicons if Any shall be thought fit, & directed by Vs for the better Managemt{.} & Carrying on of that Service. In Witness whereof we have Caused these our Letters to be made paten{ts}

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Witness Our Selves at Westmr. the first day of Ianuary in the first year of Our Reign.

By Writt of Privy Seale

Cocks.

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[1] Sr. Isaac Newton Kt. to be Master & Worker of the Mint 1st. Ianr. 1714.

[2] Irrotular. in officio Honbles. Edwarde Harley arm. Auditore. 9°. die febr. 171415   Ier. Oakely Dep. Audr.

[3] Irrotulatur in officio Tho. foley arm. Auditore. 25to. die feb. 1714.    fr. Blythell dep. Aud.

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