By the King, A PROCLAMATION.

WILLIAM R.

WHereas the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and the Knights, Citizens and Burges­ses in Parliament Assembled, Having ta­ken into their serious Consideration, the great Mischiefs which this Our King­dom lies under, by reason that the Coin, which Passes in Payment, is generally Clipped; And they being of Opinion that the most Effectual way to put a Stop to this Evil, is to Prevent the Cur­rency thereof, as soon as We in Our Wis­dom should think fit, Have severally by their humble Addresses besought Us to Issue Our Royal Proclamation in that behalf: And We being deeply Sensible of the great prejudice which Our good Subjects undergo by such Diminution of the Current Coins, and being very desirous to Apply a Speedy and Suitable Remedy thereto Have thought fit to Declare and Command; And by and with the Advice of Our Privy Council, We do by this Our Royal Procla­mation Declare and Command, That from and after the First Day of January next Ensuing, no Clipped Crowns or Half Crowns shal Pass in any Payment, except only to the Collectors and Receivers of Our Revenues and Taxes, or upon Loans or Payments into Our Exchequer; And that from and after the Third Day of February next Ensuing, no Clipped Crowns or Half Crowns shall Pass in any Payment whatsoever, within Our City of London, or within Forty Miles Distance off the same; And that from and after the Two and twen­tieth Day of the said Month of February, no Clipped Crowns or Half-Crowns shall Pass or be Current in any Payment whatsoever, within Our Kingdom of Eng­land, Dominion of Wales, or Town of Berwick upon Tweed. And We do here­by Declare and Command, That from and after the Thirteenth Day of Feb­ruary next, no Piece of Money called Shillings, Clipped within the Ring, shal Pass in any Payment, except only to the Collectors and Receivers of Our Re­venues & Taxes, or upon Loans or Payments into Our Exchequer, And that from and after the Second Day of March next, no such Shillings Clipped within the Ring shall Pass in any Payment whatsoever. And We do also here­by Declare and Command, That from and after the Second Day of March next, no other Money whatsoever, Clipped within the Ring, shall Pass in any Pay­ment, except only to the Collectors and Receivers of Our Revenues and Tax­es, or upon Loans or Payments into Our Exchequer, And that from and af­ter the Second Day of April next, no such Money Clipped within the Ring, shall Pass in any Payment whatsoever.

God save the King.

EDINBƲRGH, Re-printed by the Heirs and Successors of Andrew Anderson Printer to His most Excellent Majesty, 1695.

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