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Anne R

Whereas for the better Carrying on the service of the Recoynage of the Monies in Scottland persuant to the Acts of Parliament for the Vnion of the two Kingdoms of England and Scottland. It has been represented by the Warden of Our Mint at Edinburgh (amongst other things) That 2 Monyers from Our Mint within the Tower of London should be sent down to Edinburgh both for working & directing the servants already in Our Mint of Scottland to work that there may not be the least difference betwixt the Coyns of the 2 Mints, & that both Mints may be putt into one form of working in all time comeing & whereas the Warden Master & Worker & Comptroller of Our Mint within Our Tower of London to whome the said Memorial was referr'd have reported that upon discoursing with the Monyers they finde them of opinion that this Our Service will be the better Carry'd on by sending three of theire Company, & that they have recommended You to undertake the Coynage of the Money (That is to say) to draw the Barrs at the Mill, Neale & Cutt the pieces, to flatten, size Blanch & Coyne the Mony, & beare the charge of all the Waste thereon with the allowance of Nine pence per pound weight & sixteen pounds Each for the charge of your journey backwards & forwards & that whenever there shall not be one thousand pound weight Coyn'd in one Week after your arrival you shall be allow'd three shillings a day Each over & above your work for that Week. And upon Condition that all necessary tools, Horses fireing & allom, be furnish'd for you all which they conceive to be reasonable. We haveing taken the premisses into Our Royal Consideration do approve of what is so proposed & accordingly our Will & pleasure is & We do hereby direct & require you forthwith to repaire to our Mint at Edenburgh & undertake the Recoynage of the Money in Scottland according to such Rules, Methods & Instructions as by the Indenture of Our Mint in England & the Charter thereof is directed and prescribed & in such manner & upon such Conditions & allowances as are above <11v> recited which allowances Our Pleasure is & We do hereby Direct authorize & Command shall be paide in such manner as Our High Treasurer of Great Britainne or the Commissioners of Our Treasury for the time being shall think fitt, & that there may not be the least difference betwixt the Coyns of Our two Mints in all time comeing We do hereby direct & require you to continue at Edinburgh not only till the whole Recoynage there be over but likewise untill such time as We shall have otherwaies ordained & provided for the Coynage of our Moneys in Our said Mint there, or that you shall obtaine leave from Our High Treasurer to returne to England & all Our officers of Our Mint at Edinburgh are to take notice hereof & Govern themselves accordingly Given at Our Court at Windsor Castle the 12th. day of Iuly 1707 In the 6th. yeare of our Reigne

By Her Majestys Command

Godolphin

To Our Trusty & well beloved
Tho: Seabrook Hen: Haley &
Richd. Collard three of the
Monyers of Our Mint within
Our Tower of London

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Anne R

Whereas for the better Carrying on the service of the Recoynage of the Moneyes in Scotland persuant to the Acts of Parliament for the Vnion of the two Kingdoms of England and Scotland it has been represented by the Warden of our Mint at Edinburgh (amongst other things) that two Monyers from our Mint within the Tower of London should be sent down to Edinburgh both for Working and directing the servants already in our Mint of Scotland to Work that there may not be the least Difference betwixt the Coynes of the two Mints, And that both Mints may be put into one form of working in all time comeing and whereas the Warden Master, and Worker & Comptroller of Our Mint within Our Tower of London to Whome the said Memoriall was referred have reported that upon discoursing with the Monyers they find them of opinion that this Our service will be the better Carryed on by sending three of their Company, And that they have recommended you to undertake the Coynage of the Money (that is to say) to Draw the Barrs at the Mill, Neal and cutt the pieces, to flatten size Blanch and Coyne the money and beare the Charge of all the Wast thereon with the allowance of 9 pence per pound weight and 16 pounds each for the charges of your Iourney backwards and forwards, and that whenever there shall not be one thousand pound weight Coyned in one Week after your arrivall you shall be allowed three shillings a day each over and above your Work for that Week and upon Condition that all necessary Tools horses fireing And allom be furnished for you all which they conceive to be reasonable We having taken the premises into Our Royall Consideration do approve of what is so proposed and accordingly our Will and pleasure is and We doe hereby direct & require you forthwith to repair to our Mint at Edinburgh and undertake the Recoynage of the Moneys in Scotland according to such Rules methods & Instructions as by the Indenture of Our Mint in England and the Charter thereof is directed and prescribed and in such manner and upon such conditions and allowances as are above recited which allowances our Pleasure is and We do hereby Direct Authorise and Command shall be paid in such manner as our high Treasurer of Great Britain or the Commissioners of our Treasury for the time being shall think fitt And that there may not bee the least Difference betwixt the Coyns of our two Mints. In all time comeing We do hereby direct and require you to Continue at Edinburgh not onely till the above Recoynage there be over but likewise untill such time as We shall have otherwise ordained & provided for the Coynage of our Monies in our said Mint there, Or that you shall obtaine leave from Our High Treasurer to return to England and all <140v> Our Officers of Our Mint at Edinburgh are to take notice hereof and Govern themselves accordingly Given at our Court at Windsor Castle the 12th. day of Iuly 1707. in the 6th. Year of our Reign.

By her Majesties Command
Godolphin

To our Trusty and welbeloved
Thomas Seabrook
and Hen: Haley, & Richd. Collard
three of the Monyers of Our Mint
within Our Tower of London

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