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George R.

Whereas Our late Royal Sister Queen Anne for the better Exercise of the Art of Graving, and that the Gravers of Her Mint might not lose the skill they had acquired, the Improvement of which would be the best security of the Coine of Her Kingdome Did by Warrant under Her Royal Sign Mannual bearing date the second day of November 1706 Impower the Master and Worker of Her Mint for the time being to give leave to the said Gravers or any of them to make and sell such Medalls of Fine Gold and fine silver as did not relate to state affairs And that upon such Medals as should be made for rewarding persons for their good services to Impress the service for which the said Medalls are given with the Date, And did thereby also Impower, the Warden, Master and Worker, and Comptroller of Her Mint for the time being to direct and Require the said Gravers and every of them to make such other Medals of fine Gold, fine Silver and fine Copper with plaine Historical Designs and Inscriptions in memory of great actions as should be approved by the said Warden, Master and Worker and Comptroller And to make Embossements puncheons Dyes and other Instruments requisite for Coining the same according to such orders as they or any of them respectively should from time to time receive from the Master & Worker of the said Mint and not otherwise, which said Warrant being by the Demise of Our said late Royal sister become void, the Commissioners of our Treasury have laid before Vs your Memorial desiring the same may be renewed, That the Gravers may improve their hands in the manner aforesaid when the{y} are not employed about Our Coine; We taking the Premises into Our Royal Consideration are Graciously pleased to Approve thereof, And Accordingly Our Will and pleasure is And We do hereby Authorise and Impower you the Master and Worker of Our Mint to give Liberty to the said Gravers to make such Medals from time to time of fine Gold and fine Silver for the Improvement of the Art of Graving as do not relate to state Affairs taking care that such of them as shall be for the Rewarding persons for good services to Vs have Impressed upon them the service for which such Medals were given with the Date; And Our further pleasure is And Wee do hereby Impower you likewise to direct and Require the said Gravers and every of them to make such other historical Medals in Memory of great Actions as shall be approved of by the Warden Master & Worker, & Comptroller of Our Mint aforesaid, And in order thereunto you the Master and Worker of Our Mint are to direct the said Gravers to make such Embossements puncheons Dyes and other Instruments as shall be requisite for Coining the same. For all which this shall be your Warrant. Given at our Court at St. Iames's the 26th. day of March 1716 In the second year of Our Reigne

By his Majestys Command

RWalpole

Will St: Quintin

T: Newport

[1] [2]

[1] To Our Trusty and Wellbeloved the Warden
Master and Worker, and Comptroller of Our
Mint now and for the time being

[2] Warrant Impowering the Officers of the Mint to Employ the Gravers in making Medals

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