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To the Rt Honble: the Lord High Trearer of England

May it Please Your Lordship

In Obedience to Your Lordships Order of Reference of the 8th. May Wee have Considered the peticon of the Gravers of the Mint hereunto annexed and are humbly of Opinion that good Graving is the best security of the Coin and is best acquired by Graving of Medals and that without Exercise in such Graving the Gravers may in time lose the Skill which they have allready acquired, And Considering that it is the Master and Wrokers Duty to Coin the Money well and that the Gravers of the Mint are Her Mats. Servants under his Direction for that purpose, We are humbly of Opinion that He be Empowered by Her Mats. Warrant to give leave to the said Gravers or any of them to make and sell such Medalls of fine Gold and fine silver as do not relate to state affairs and upon such sort of Medalls as are made for rewarding persons by Her Majesty for their good Services to Impress the Service such Medals are given for with the Date.

And Wee are further of opinion that in the same Warrt. the said Master and Worker be Empowered to Direct and Require the said Gravers and every of them to make such other Medalls of fine Gold fine Silver and fine Copper with plain historical Designs and Inscriptions in Memory of Great Actions as shall be Approved by the Warden, Master, & Comptroller of the said Mint, or by any other persons whom Your Lordship shall please to Appoint and to make Embossments puncheons Dyes & other Instrumts. requisite for Coining the same and to Worke in such Manner for making the same as He the said Master shall Appoint

All wch: is most humbly submitted &c.

[1]

I Stanley

Is Newton

In Ellis.

[1] Mint Office
20th Iune 1706

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