After my hearty Commendations haveing consider'd the aforegoing Report, & approving thereof. These are to authorize & require You, out of the Moneys that are or shall be Imprest'd to you at the Receipt of Her Majestys Exchequer, for the use & service of the Mint to pay unto Ino. Croker, the Chief Graver of the said Mint or his assignes an allowance after the rate of Thirty five pounds per annum; for the support, & maintenance of Francis Beresford, & for his care in Training him up, in the art and mistery of Graveing; the said Francis Beresford being already bound, or being meant to be bound an Apprentice to him which allowance is to commence from Xmas last, & to continue to be paid to the said Ino. Croker for the purpose aforesaid, for & dureing the full end & terme of 6 years, in case the said Francis Beresford do so long live, & continue under his Care, Maintenance, and Tuition, as an apprentice, And for so doing this shall be as well to you for payment, as to Her Majesties Auditors of the Imprests, & all others concerned in passing & allowing thereof <97> upon your account, a sufficient warrant provided nevertheless, & it is hereby meant & intended, that for and during the said Terme of 6 years, or such part thereof as the said allowance of thirty five pounds per annum shall continue to be paid as aforesaid the payments of Eighty pounds per annum (which has for some time been saved to the Crown) & was heretofore made to Gabriel Le Clerk, as an assistant Graver, shall not be re{v}{ce}ived Whitehall Treasury Chambers Iuly the 10th. 1712


To my very loveing Friend Sir Isaac Newton Knight
Master & Worker of Her Majesties Mint & to the Master & Worker thereof for the time being

Inhat in Officio honobly {Edittarly
Ar Audrs xxiiij° Marty}
Ias. Moody Deputy auditor

Francis Beresford to be bound apprentice to Ino. Croker Graver of the Mint

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