To ye Rt. Honble. the Lords Comrs. of Her Mats. Treary

May it please yor. Lordshipps

In obedience to yor. Lordpps Ordr. of Reference of ye 20th Febry last past, We have Consider'd ye Peticon hereunto annexed of Mr. Ralph Looke + Mr. Samll. Wallford late Melters of Bristoll + Exeter Mints, togather {sic} with their respective Bills for the extraordinary Charges, they have been at in providing Charcoale for the dispatch of the publick Businenesse and in makeing up ye King's sweep of the first Melting.

The substance of their Peticon to ye sweep Wee find upon Enquiry to be matter of fact, and wt. ye Melters of ye severall Country Mints have often laid before us in ordr. to be reliev'd, but wt. we have all along put off, untill we had sufficient authority from yor. Lordpps to allow these extraordinary Charges.

We therefore pr.sume to lay before yor Lordpps that upon examining their Bills annexed to their Peticon, We are of opinion that the sum̄e of 140l: is a sufficient allowance to each of the Petrs. for makeing up the sweep of the first Melting. that they do deserve ye further sum̄e of 50l: each for the extraordinary Charges they have been at in buying Charcoale And that Mr. Looke haveing provided at his own Cost all the Melting Potts + severall other Vtensills for the use of Bristoll Mint, and paid the Charges of Carryage (all wch. in other Mints were provided + payd for by the King) doth deserve the sum̄e of 33l: 07s: 06d over + above his other allowances

All wch. is Humbly submitted to yor. Lordpps

great Wisdom by


I Stanley

Is: Newton

Ino. Ellis

[1] Mint Office 18 March

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