To the Right Honble: the Lords Commrs of His Majestys Treasury

May it Please Your Lordship

Wee have Considered the Annexed Peticon of the Mine Adventurers referred by Order of Council to your Lordships & by Your Lordships Order to Vs, & do find that in the Reign of King Charles 1. a Mint was Erected by one Mr. Bushel for Coining Silver extracted out of the Lead Mines in Wales, and that the Princes Arms were sett upon the Reverse of the Money Coined out of such silver: And we find also that the Master of his Majestys Mint in the Tower, hath in some cases been Authorised to sett a particular Mark upon Money coined out of certain sorts of Bullion as an Elephant upon the Gold and Silver imported by the African Company by a Warrant of K. Cha: 2. of which we have hereunto Annexed a Copy.

And therefore we are humbly of opinion that for the Reasons menconed in the Said Peticon the Master and Worker of his Majestys Mint be Authorized by His Majestys Warrant to sett the Arms of Wales in some Convenient place or pleaces upon the Pieces of Money which shall be Coined out of so much Silver as by Oath made before

shall appear to be

Extracted out of Lead Oar {sic} found in any Mine in Wales.

All which is most humbly submitted to Your Lordships great wisdom by

I Stanley

Is: Newton

Thos: Molyneux

Mint Office the 30th: of Aprill 1701

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