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Hereas Our Trusty and Well-beloved, Richard Smith,
of Our City of London, Bookseller, has humbly represented unto Us, that he has, with great Labour and Exe pence, prepared for the Press, 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, Deceased; and has therefore humbly befought Us to grant him Our Royal Privilege and Licence, for the sole Printing and Publishing thereof, for the Term of Four. teen Years : We being willing to give all due Encouragement to Works of this Nature, tending to the Advancement of Piety and Learning, are graciously pleas’d to condescend to his Request : And do therefore, by these Presents, grant him the laid Richard Smith, his Executors, Administrators and Avigns, Our Royal Licence for the sole Printing and Publishing the English Works of the said late Bishop of St. A. Saph, for the Term of Fourteen Years, from the Date here. of; ftri&tly forbidding all Our Subjects, within Our Kingdoms and Dominions, to reprint the same, either in whole or in part; or to import, buy, vend, utter, or diftribute any Copies thereof, reprinted beyond the Seas, during the a foresaid Term of Fourteen Years, without the Consent and Approbation of the said Richard Smith, his Heirs, Executors and Alligns, under his or their Hands and Seals first had and obtained, as they will answer the contrary at their Perils. Whereof the Master, Wardens, and Company of Stationers, are to take Notice, that the same may be entred in their Regitter, and that due Obedience be rendred thereunto. Given at Our Court at Kensington, the gth Day of June, 1708. in the Sevensb Year of Our Reign. By Her Majefty's Comniand.
Summ’d up in
proper Heads, explain'd, and illustrated
Ancient Fathers, Councils, &c.
Exeter-Exchange in the Strand. MDCCXI.