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Our will & pleasure is & we do hereby authorize & command yo{u} & every of you that in the coynage of such gold & silver as shall be imported into our Mint at Edinborough you observe & act under the Rules of Coynage which respect your several Offices & are conteined & expressed in the Copy hereunto annexed of the Indenture made with Isaac Newton Es Master of Our Mint in the Tower of London or shall be conteined in an attested Copy of the Indenture made with the Master of our said Mint for the time being and particularly that you                              Master of our said Mint at Edinburgh do coyn the said gold & silver into the several species of money therein mentioned making every species of the weight & finenes & within the remedy therin set down, & that you         Drummond Es Warden &                  Counterwarden of the said Mint do survey & cheque the proceedings of all the other Officers of our said Mint see that all the moenys be well & duly coyned according to the said Rules & that the weight be kept {illeg} to the standard weights which you shall receive from the Warden of Our Mint in the Tower & that the several {farces} of money be not light then their counterpoises & that an exact account be kept of the Dies & Puncheons to that all the Dyes worn out may be from time to time demanded of the Graver & defaced in your presence. And for so this shall be your Warrant.

To the General, Warden, Master, Counter-Warden
Assay-master & other Officers of our Mint at
Edinborough.

Our will & pleasure is & we do hereby authorise & require you to coyne the silver imported into our Mint at Edinburgh into crowns half crowns shillings & sixpences with the Dyes which shall be sent you from our Mint in the Tower of London or with such Dyes as shall be made by Puncheons set to you from thence, that the said moneyes coyned in our Mint at Edinburgh may be perfectly like those coyned in our Mint in the Tower of London except the letter E set under our Effigies for distinguishing the moneys coyned in the said two Mints. And we do further authorize you to command the Graver of our said Mint at Edinburgh to clean & polish the Dies in due manner till they become unserviceable & to make new Dies with the Puncheons sent from the Tower & to make new Puncheons & use them for making of new Dyes so soon as his work shall be approved by you & by the General, Warden, & Counterwarden of our said Mint at Edinburgh for coyning the moneys in that out Mint perfectly like the moneys coyned in our Mint in the Tower of London. And we do further require you to coyn at least one tenth part of the standard silver into sixpences four tenth parts into shillings, three tenths into half crowns, & the rest into crown pieces. And for so doing this shall be your Warrant

To              Es master of our Mint
  at Edinbourgh.

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