To the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of His Majestys Treasury.

May it Please Your Lordships

When the Gravers pattent was settled about ten years since, it was thought necessary to take away from them the power they had of making Medalls without Controll.

Vpon a Report made some time after by the Officers of the Mint that good Graving was the best security of the coin of the Kingdom and best acquired by Graving of Medalls, and that without Exercise in such Graving the Gravers might in time loose the skill they had already acquired, Her late Majesty was then pleased to Grant a Warrant (a Copy whereof is hereunto annexed) impowering the Officers of the Mint to direct the said Gravers to make such Medalls as should be approved of by them

As the said Warrant is of no force at present, Wee humbly represent to Your Lordships that for the reasons therein expressed, Wee hope it may be thought necessary the same should be renewed that the Gravers may improve their hands, when they are nott imployed about the Coins.

Which is most humbly submitted to your Lordships great Wisdom

22 Feb: 1715.

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