Whereas wee are Inform'd that the Indenture of the Mint bearing date the 23d day of Decr. 1700 made Between our late Dear Brother King William of the one parte And Isaac Newton Esquire Master & Worker of our Mint of the Other parte so by the Decease of our said Brother become void:–

And Whereas a new Indenture cannot be suddenly made, Wee have thought fitt for removeing the Obstructions of our said Mint, which may be of great prejudice at this time to our selfe & our Good People And for Carrying on so usefull & publick a Service as the Coyning of Gold & Silver Mony's to signifie Our Will & pleasure & accordingly Wee do hereby Command and Authorize You, untill a new Indenture shall be made for the well Establishing of our Gold & Silver Mony's by the Mill and Press, carefully to observe the Rules & Orders Appoynted by the said Indenture of the 23d. Decr. 1700 aforesaid, in the Assaying, Weighing receiving, rateing Commixing, Melting, Coyning, pixing and paying or Delivering <416v> of our own as well as our Subjects Gold & Silver when Converted into our Current Mony's, And all our officers of our Mint, & all others Concern'd are required to take notice of this Our Will & pleasure And for so doeing this shall be your Warrant Given at our Court .


By his Majesties Command


[1] To our trusty & well beloved Isaac Newton Esquire Master & Worker of our Mint.

[2] Warrant to the Master & Worker of the Mint

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