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HEREAS Our Trufty and Well-beloved Richard Smith, of our City of London, Bookfeller, has humbly reprefented unto Us, that he has, with great Labour and Expence, prepared for the Prefs, a new Edition of the Sermons, and other Works, written in English by the Right Reverend Father in God, Dr. William Beveridge, Bishop of St. Asaph, deceafed; and has therefore humbly befought Us to grant him our Royal Privilege and Licenfe, for the fole Printing and Publifhing thereof, for the Term of Fourteen Years: We being willing to give all due Encouragement to Works of this Nature, tending to the Advancement of Piety and Learning, are graciously pleafed to condefcend to his Requeft: And do therefore, by these Presents, grant to him the faid Richard Smith, his Executors, Adminiftrators and Affigns, Our Royal Licenfe for the fole Printing and Publishing the English Works of the faid late Bishop of St. Asaph, for the Term of Fourteen Years, from the Date hereof; ftrictly forbiding all Our Subjects, within our Kingdoms and Dominions, to Reprint the fame, either in whole, or in part; or to import, buy, vend, utter, or diftribute any Copies thereof Reprinted beyond Seas, during the aforesaid Term of Fourteen Years, without the Confent and Approbation of the faid Richard Smith, his Heirs, Executors, and Affigns, under his or their Hands and Seals firft had and obtained, as they will answer the contrary at their Perils. Whereof the Mafter, Wardens, and Company of Stationers are to take notice, that the fame may be entred in their Regifter, and that due Obedience be rendred thereunto.

Given at our Court at Kensington, the 5th Day of June, 1708, in the Seventh Year of our Reign. By Her Majesty's Caramand,



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