Anno primo Hen. 6 cap. 1. First it is ordeined & established that for the profit of the king & ease of his people that ye Lords of the Kings Coun{se}|ci|l for the time being may assigne by authority of the said Parliament Masters & Workmen to make mony of gold & silver, to hold the {illeg}|E|xchanges of money as well in the City of York as in the town of Bristol, & also in as many places as to the said Lords shall seem necessary according to their good advice & discretion, any statute or ordinance to the contrary notwithstanding.

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