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Anne R

Whereas Our Commons in Parliament assembled Did on the first Instant resolve that for encourageing the bringing Wrought Plate into Our Mint to be Coined, there should be allowed to such persons as should so bring the same after the rate of five Shillings and five pence per ounce for the Old Standard, & five Shillings & Eight pence per ounce for the New Standard for all Plate, on which the Mark of the Goldsmiths Company of London or any other City is Set, & for Uncertaine Plate not so Marked (being reduced to Standard) after the rate of five Shillings and Six pence per ounce. And whereas our said Commons by theire Address of the fifth instant have besought Vs to give directio├▒ to the Officers of Our Mint to receive in all such Wrought Plate as should be so brought to them & to give Receipts to such persons as should bring the same for the Amount thereof at the several Rates and Prices aforesaid, And that the same be immediatly Coined into Shillings and Sixpences Our Will & Pleasure is and We do hereby Authorize and Command That You the Warden, Master and Worker and Comptroller of Our Mint in the Tower of London Do take and Receive from all persons and Bodys politick or Corporate all such Wrought Plate as they or any of them shall bring to Our said Mint of the kinds & Standards above mentiond And that You do give such Receipts for the same Respectively as are desired by the said Address of Our Commons and forthwith cause the same to be melted down and Assayed & That You the Master and Worker of Our said Mint do immediately Coin the same into Shillings and Sixpences and pay the Monies produced into the Receipt of Our Exchequer & take Tallies for Your discharge And for so doing this shall be to You & all others herein concerned a sufficient Warrant. Given at Our Court at St. Iames this tenth day of May 1711 In the tenth Yeare of Our Reigne

By Her Majestys Command

[1]

Poulet

I.Paget

T.Mansel

[2]

[1] To the Warden Master & Worder
& Comptroller of Our Mint now and
for the time being

[2] Warrant for takeing in Plate

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