You shall not reveal or discover to any persons or persons whatsoever the new Invention of rounding the moneys & marking the edges of them with Letters of Grainings or either of them directly or indirectly unless his Majesty his Heirs or successors shall otherwise command & direct the same. So help you God.

This is a true copy of the Oath to be administred to the principal Officers of the Mint before the Lord High Treasurer or Lords Commissioners of the Treasury for the time being, by vertue of a clause in the Indenture of the Mint

Rich Sandford

Is. Newton

Sir Richard Sandford Baronet Warden of his Majestys Mint took the said Oath before the Earl of Hallifax Sir Richd Onslow Sir Wm St Quintin & Mr Wortley Commissioners of his Majestys Treasury on the 30th of March 1715

Wm Lowndes

Martin Bladen Esqr Comptroller of the said Mint took the same Oath before the same Commissioners on the same day.

Wm Lowndes


30th. March 1715.

Sir Richd. Sandford Baronet Warden of his Majestys Mint & Martin Bladen Esqr Comptroller to the same sworn before the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury.

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