<526r>

A. R.

Whereas our house of Commons \in Parliament assembled/ did on the 1st instant resolve that for encouraging the bringing wrought Plate into Our Mint to be coined, there should be allowed to such persons as should so bring the same, after the rate of five shillings & four|ive| pence per ounce for the old standard & five shillings & eight pence per ounce for the new standard for all plate on which the mark of the Goldsmiths Company of London or any other City is set, & for uncertain Plate not so marked (being reduced to standard) after the rate of five shillings & six pence per ounce. And whereas our said house of Commons by their Ad{illeg}|dr|ess of the |5t ~| instant have besought us to give directions to the Officers of or Mint to receive in all such wrought plate as should be so brought to them & to give receipts to such persons as should bring the same for the amount thereof at the several rates & prizes aforesaid & that the same be immediately coined into shillings & sixpences: Our will & pleasure is & we do hereby authorize & command that you the \{M}/ |the Master & Worker ~ ~| of our Mint \in the Tower of London/ do take & receive from all persons & bodies politick or corporate all such wrought plate as they or any of them shall bring to our said Mint of the kinds & standards above mentioned & that you the Master & Worker                              do give such Receipts for the same respectively a{illeg}|s| are desired by the said Address of our House of Commons |& do ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~| immediately \reduce to standard &/ coin the same into shillings & sixpences & pay the moneys produced, |{illeg}|i|nto {illeg}|t|he Exchequer\Receipt of our/ Exchequer & take Tallies for| \the same./ And for so doing this shall be to you & all others herein concerned a sufficient Warrant.

<535r>

A. R.

Whereas our Commons in Parliament assembled did on the first instant resolve that for encouraging the bringing wrought Plate to|in|to Our Mint to be coined, there should be allowed to such persons as should so bring the same, after the rate of five shillings & five pence per ounce for the old standard & five {illeg}|sh|illings & eight pence per ounce for the new standard for all Plate on which the mark of the Goldsmiths Company of London or other City is set, & for uncertain Plate not so marked (being reduced to standard) after the rate of five shillings & six pence per ounce. And whereas our said Commons by their Address of the fift instant h{illeg}|a|ve besought us to give directions to the Officers of our Mint to receive in all such {illeg}|w|rought Plate as should be brought to them & to give receipts to such persons as should bring the same for the amount thereof at the several rates and prizes aforesaid & that the same may be immediately coined into shillings & sixpences: Our Will & pleasur{e} therefore is & we do hereby authorize you to & command that you {illeg}|d|o take {illeg}|and| receive from all persons & bodies politick or corporate all such wrought Plate as they or any of them shall bring to our said Mint of the kinds {illeg}|&| standards above mentioned & that you do give such receipts for the same respectively as are desired by the said Address of our Commons & that the same be immediately coined into shillings & sixpences. And for so doing this shall be to you & all others herein concerned a sufficient Warrant. Given

To the Warden Master & Worker

& Comptroller of or Mint now & for

the time being.

<562r>

Whereas our house of Commons did on the 1st instant resolve that for encouraging the bringing wrought Plate into {illeg}|Ou|r Mint to be coined, there should be allowed to such persons as should so bring the same, after the rate of five Shillings & five pence per ounce for the old standard, & 5s & 8d per ounce for the new standard for all plate on wch the Mark of the Goldsmiths Company of London or any other City is set, & for {illeg}|u|ncertain Plate not so marked (being reduced to standard) after the rate of five shillings & six pence per ounce. And whereas {the} Our said house of Commons, by their {a}|A|ddress of the instant have besought us to give directions to the Officers of our Mint to receive {illeg}|i|n all \such wrought Plate as/ should be so brought to them & to give receipts for the same to such persons as should bring the same for ye amount thereof at the several rates & prizes aforesaid & that the same be immediately coined into shillings & sixpences: Our Will & Pleasure is & we do hereby authorize & command that you the Warden Master & Worker & Comptroller of our Mint do take & receive from all persons & bodies politick {illeg}|o|r corporate all such wrought plate as they or any of them shall bring to our said Mint of the kinds & standards above mentioned, & that you the Master \& Worker/ of our Mint do give such {illeg}|R|eceipts for the same respectively as are des{illeg}|i|red by the said address of our h|H|ouse of Commons and immediately coin the same into shillings & sixpences & pay the produce in moneys produced {illeg} unto

|And for so doing this shall be to you & all others herein concerned a sufficient Warrant.|

To the Warden Master &

Worker & Comptroller of

our Mint \now &/ for the time

being.

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