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Copy of the Patent of Master & Worker

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A Copy of the Patent of the Master & Worker of the Mint in the Tower of London.

Anne by the Grace of God of England Scotland France + Ireland Queen Defender of the Faith &c To all to whom these presents shall come greeting. Know Ye That wee, For divers good Causes and Consideration us thereunto moving of our special Grace certain knowledge and meer motion Have Given & Granted and by these presents do give and grant unto my Trusty & well beloved subject Isaac Newton Esqr. the Office of Master and Worker of all our Moneys both Gold and Silver within our Mint in our Tower of London and elsewhere in our Kingdom of England Together with the Fee or yearly pesion of Five hundred pounds to be Quarterly paid to him from the Five + Twentieth day of March now last past by Even and Equal portions out of such moneys as by any Act or Acts of Parliament already made for Encouraging of Coynage are allowed to be Issued yearly out of our Exchequer for the Fees and salaries of the officers of the Mint or Mints and towards the providing Maintaining and repairing the Houses offices and Buildings and other Vses in the said Act or Acts or any of them mentioned For so long time as the same shall be + continue in force And after the said Act or Acts of parliament shall cease and be void then the said Fee or yearly pention to be paid out of such other Moneys and in such other manner as shall by any Act or Acts of Parliament hereafter to be made be appointed or allowed to be Issued out for the Fees or sallaries of the Officers of the Mint or Mints, and in Default of any such Allowance or appointment to be hereafter made by the Parliament and during such time or times as there shall hereafter happen to be no allowance or appointment made by Authority of Parliament the said Fee or yearly pension of Five hundred pounds sterling shall be paid unto the said Isaac Newton out of our Seignierage or allowance for Coynage of Gold and Silver Moneys or other our profits of the Mint. And Know ye also, That wee for the ConsideraConsiderations aforesaid Have Given and Granted and by these presents do Give and Grant unto the said Isaac Newton all Ediffices Buildings Gardens and other Fees allowances profits priviledges Franchises and Immunities belonging to the aforesaid Office To Have and to Hold the said Office of Master and Worker unto the said Isaac Newton (to be exercised by himself or his sufficient deputy or deputies for whom he will answer) and also the said Fee or yearly pension of Five hundred pounds sterling Together with the said Houses Ediffices Buildings Gardens and other Fees Allowances profits Advantages priviledges Franchises Liberties and Immunities for and during our pleasure in as full + ample manner to all Intents and purposes as the said Isaac Newton or Thomas Neale Esqr. deceased or any others heretofore holding the said office have had held and Enjoyed or ought to have had held or Enjoyed the same Provided alwaies and under this Condition and our Will and pleasure is, That the said Isaac Newton after he is in possession of the said Office by virtue of these presents shall within Two months next after signification of our pleasure in that behalf by the High Treasurer or Commissioners of the Treasury for the time being make and Execute on his part such Indenture and Agreement for and concerning the making of the several sorts of Money of Gold and Silver and for payment of the several officers of the Mint and other matters and things relating thereunto and to the Execution of the said Office as were formerly made, with Alterations and Additionsif any shall be thought fit and directed by us for the better mannagement and Carrying on of that service Lastly we have Revoked and Determined and by these presents do Revoke and Determine certain Letters Patents under the Great Seal of England bearing date the Third day of February in the Eleveanth year of the Reign of our late dear Brother King William the Third whereby the said Office was Granted to the said Isaac Newton and every Clause Article and thing therein contained In Wittnesse whereof we have caused these our Letters to be made patents Witness our self at Westminster the Eleaventh day of Iune in the First year of our Reign

pex Due de privato sigillo

Iune 9th. 1707. Exam

Is. Newton.

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