¶ By the Quene.

THe Quenes Maiestie perceiueth that notwithstandyng her commaundement lately pu­blyshed for the ceassyng of certaine vayne and vntrue reportes touchyng a decrye of mo­nyes, yet the same continue styll, appoyntyng the same to be done from one market day to another, wherof arryseth great trouble amongste the people, and increase of the pri­ces of all maner thynges both forrayne and naturall, and speciallye of grayne and other victuell: and for that her Maiestie thinketh that aswell some simple people of doubtful­nesse and without euyll meanyng do geue occasion to the continuaunce of the sayde ru­mours, as the greedy and cursed sorte do to make an vnordinate gayne of their wares, grayne, bestiall, and other victuell, thinkyng nothyng enough for their vnsatiable and mercifull greedines. For remedy thereof both to content the one, and to refourme the other, her Maiestie doth [...]am [...]ly and sincerely declare to all maner her subiectes, that these foresayde rumours and reportes be vntrue, and a [...] her Maiestie doth not determine to alter or decrye her monyes. And this her Maiestie woulde the honest sort of [...] subiectes to accept for trueth, and as to thother whose greedinesse or curiositie wyll not alow nor permit credit to giuen to this her Maiesties Proclamation: Her Maiestie straightly chargeth all maner her ministers to see al such shall after this Proclamation published and notified, by any meanes set foorth any contrary report or speache, to attached and emprisoned, and so to remaine without bayle or mainprise duryng the space of three full monethes: [...] being therof duely conuicted, to be set openly vpon the Pyllory as persons that haue spredde sedicious rumours, [...] not to be delyuered vntyll he or they shall haue founde sufficient assuraunce of good abearyng, And yf any per­ [...]n shalbe conuicted to haue harde any other so offendyng, and haue not enfourmed thereof the nexte Iustice of peace [...]th conuenient spede: the same person also to be committed to prison duryng one moneth, as one that hath wyl­ [...]ngly mayntayned a sedicious person, and to be further punyshed at the discretion of the Iustice that shall so com­ [...] them. Finally her Maiestie wylleth the Iustices of peace in euery shyre of this Realme, and other her Ministers [...]all townes Corporate, to consult together, not only amongst them selues, but also with other Iustices and officers other shires therto adioynyng, for the furniture of markettes with victuell and grayne, for victuellers and other [...] people, as the season of the yere requireth. And yf any sort shall wylfully and fraudulentlye holde vp or en­ [...]unce the accustomed prices of any maner of thyng contrary to reason and good cause: her Maiestie would that the [...]stices of peace and all Maiors and other officers aswell within liberties as without, shoulde applye them selues to [...]ourme the same, as to good order in such cases is requisite. And if the enormitie of the offendour shall seme so to re­ [...]re [...] to sende vp the offendour to her priuie counsell, to receaue such further punyshement as shalbe in reason deui­ [...] for the same. And yf the sayde Iustices and other ministers shall not therin vse the aucthoritie to them committed [...] the appearyng of such vnordinate extremities, her Maiestie wyll not fayle but haue regarde thereto, and see theyr faultes in that behalfe supplyed by seuere punyshment, as in such weyghtye cases reason and order requireth.

Yeuen at her Maiesties Pallaice of Westminster the .xiii. of Marche, the fourth yere of her Maiesties most prospe­ [...]us raigne.

God saue the Quene.

¶ Imprinted at London in Powles Church yarde, by Rycharde Iugge and Iohn Cawood, Printers to the Quenes Maiestie.

Cum priuilegio Regiae Maiestatis.

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