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To the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners

of his Majestys Treasury

May it please your Lordshipps

In examining the Annexed Petition we find that the three brothers Iohn, Ioseph, and Phillip Roettiers were Gravers to the Mint from the year 1661 Att an allowance of 325li yearly and in the year 1669 by a new Grant were further allowed 450li yearly out of the Exchequer during their joynt lives as Gravers for the Coyn & Medalls and after the death of one of them the two survivors were to receive 350li yearly during their joynt lives & the survivor of these to receive 250li during his life

About the year 1680 Ioseph Roettier went off but the whole payment continued in Consideration as we suppose that the Petitioner Iames Roettier the son of Iohn Roettier (the other Petitioner) supplied the place

Philip Roettier another of the Patentees went off in Feb 1684 But Iohn Roettier haveing another son Norbertus the whole allowance of 450li still continued & has been paid till March 25. 1697 Norbertus went off three years ago And the Petition is for the Arrear and continuance of it

This Pension of 450li per Annum was alwayes paid by a speciall warrant from the Lord high Treasurer or Lords of the Treasury and never came into the Mint Accompt

As to the Petitioners wants we believe the Petition may be true and that Iames Roettier is very capable of makeing medals and on that score deserving his Majestys favour

All which we humbly submit to your Lordships great wisdom

Is. Newton.

Tho: Neale

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Report of the Officer of the Mint about Roettier's Petition for their Salary of 450 per annum
Aug. 18. 1698.

12 a {year} to be {paid}.

[1] Mint Office
Aug. 18 1698

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