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After my hearty Comendations. His Majestie having bin pleasd to give fresh directions for the Effectual prosecution of Clippers and Coiners, and having also by letters of privy Seal directed me to Cause all Clippings Clipped and false monyes, and also all Tooles & materials, and likeiwse any other Estate, as Ready money goods Chattles plate, debts, Specialtys, or other matters or things belonging to Clippers Counterfeiters or Debasers of the Coin or money of this Realm to be discovered or paid over from time to time (upon the Conviction of the Offenders) to such person or persons as I should think fit to entrust for his Majesties Vse, and upon Account to be Rendered for the same, And farther that I should take care in his Majesties behalf, of such Lands or other real Estate as such offenders or any in trust for them may have at the time of the Offences Comitted. I do therfore desire that when you or any of you shal Receive any informations or Examinations either in sessions or out of sessions touching any Clippers or other the Offenders aforesaid, You do also make of Cause to be mae (as fully and as perfectly as you can Either by your own knowledg or by the best information you can get) a true account and Inventory of all the Clippings Clipped and false moneys Tools materials & also all ready money, goods, Chattles, plate, debts, Specialties, and Likewise of all lands and Tenements belonging to or in the possession of the persons against whom you Receive such information or Examination or any others in Trust for them, and to Transmit such account or Inventory together with attested Copys of the Informations against such Offenders unto Owen Wynn Esqr. Warden of his Majesties Mint in the Tower of London who is to present them to me so that due Care may be taken for his Majesties service in the premises And so I bid you heartily farewell, Whitehall Treasury Chambers the 1.st. day of December. 1686.

Rochester.

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Coppy of a Circular letter by the Earl of Rochester dated. 1st. Decembr. 86.

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