The Lods Commissrs of his Majties: Treasury haveing agreed with Sr Io. Iohnson & Others Vndertake{s}|r|s to pay ready money for Wrought Plate at teh Country Mints. have directed Vs to appoint a person in each Mint; Wee do hereby direct & appoint You Edmund Halley Gent: to attend constantly & oversee ye weighing of all Plate taken & Received by ye said Vndertakrs: at 5s & 4d pr Ounce, according to the late Act of Parliamt: to see ye Number of ye Ounces in every parcell duly entred in a book kept by ye Vndertak\rs/ for yt purpose, to signe the foot of every page totall'd conteining such Entires; to inspect ye Melting down of all (so receiv'd & Entred) into Ingotts; to see yt no other Silver, Money, nor any other thing whatever be melted with such Plate; And to keep an Accompt of ye Number, Mark, & Weight of every Ingott proceeding there from

You are further directed to read for yr: better informacon, the Act of encouraging the bringing in Wrought Plate to be coyned, made in the last session of Parliamt.      We are yr Lovg Friends


P. S. When yr 12 Crown dyes are worn out, You must Order yor. Melter to cast all ye barrs for shillings & six pences, yt no other species may be Coyned.

To the Comptrollr: of Chester Mint

[1] London
Mint Office
Augst 17 97

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