Analytical Index To the Series of Records Known As the Remembrancia 1579-1664. Originally published by EJ Francis, London, 1878.
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III. 97. Letter from the Lord Mayor to the Lords of the
Council, enclosing a Petition from the Merchants of London, complaining of the losses sustained by them by the circulation of light
Spanish coin, which had been prohibited by Proclamation in Spain
from passing current there otherwise than by weight, and had since been
largely imported into England and passed away at full value, and requesting the Council to mediate with His Majesty to prohibit its
currency otherwise than by weight, which would have the effect of
bringing it all to the Mint to be coined into current money.
6th June, 1613.
IV. 90. Letter from . . . . (in margin, the Duke of Lenox
and the Earl of Bedford (fn. 1) ) to the Lord Mayor and Court of Aldermen,
stating that the King had granted to them Letters Patent for the sole
making and uttering of Farthing Tokens of copper (fn. 2); and in order
that such grant might be more easily effected, they had taken
a convenient place in Lombard Street, and had authorized Simon
Chambers, Gentleman, and Thomas Garrett, Goldsmith, to attend the
business there, and to make it a staple place for the ready re-change
of such tokens. They request the Lord Mayor and Aldermen to
assist them with their advice and countenance for dispersing the new
tokens, the suppressing of any others, and the punishment of
9th November, 1617.