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administrators and assigns, or any of them, shall in his or their discretions seem meet. And that he the said William Barclay, his executors, administrators and assigns, shall and lawfully may have and enjoy the whole profit, benefit, commodity and advantage from time to time, coming, growing, accruing and arising by reason of the said invention, for and during the term of years herein-mentioned, to have, hold, exercise and enjoy the said license, powers, privileges and advantages herein-before granted or mentioned to be granted unto the said William Barclay, his executors, administrators and assigns, for and during, and unto the full end and term of fourteen years from the date of these presents next and immediately ensuing, and fully to be complete and ended according to the statute' in such case made and provided. And to the end, that he the said William Barclay, his executors, administrators and assigns, and every of them, may have and enjoy the full benefit and the sole use and exercise of the said invention, according to our gracious intention herein-before declared, we do by these presents, for us, our heirs and successors, require and strictly command all and every person and persons, bodies politic and corporate, and all other our subjects whatsoever, of what estate, quality, degree, name, or condition soever they be within that said part of our united Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, called England, our Dominion of Wales and Town of Berwick upon Tweed, aforesaid, that neither they nor any of them, at any time during the continuance of the said term of fourteen years hereby granted, either directly or indirectly, do make, use, or put in practice the said invention, or any part of the same so attained unto by the said William Barclay, as aforesaid, nor in anywise counterfeit, imitate, or resemble the same, nor shall make, or cause to be made, any addition thereunto, or subtraction from the same, whereby to pretend himself, or themselves the inventor, or inventors, devisor, or devisors thereof, without the license, consent, or agreement of the said William Barclay, his executors, administrators, or assigns, in writing, under his, or their hands and seals, first had and obtained in that behalf upon such pains and penalties as can, or may be justly inflicted on such offenders for their contempt of this our Royal Command; and further to be answerable to the said William Barclay, his executors, administrators and assigns, according to law, for his and their damages thereby occasioned. And Moreover, we do by these presents, for us, our heirs and successors will and command, all and singular, the justices of the peace, mayors, sheriffs, bailliffs, constables, headboroughs, and all other officers and ministers whatsoever, of us, our heirs and successors, for the time being, that they, or any of them do not, nor shall at any time hereafter, during the said term hereby granted, in any wise molest, trouble, or hinder the said William Barclay, his executors, administrators, or assigns, or any of them, or his, or their deputies, servants, or agents, in or about the due and lawful use or exercise of the aforesaid invention, or any thing relating thereto. Provided always, and these our Letters Patent, are and shall be upon this condition, that if at any time during the said term hereby granted, it shall be made appear to us, our heirs or successors, or any five, or more of our or their Privy Council, that this our grant is contrary to lazv, or prejudicial, or inconvenient to our subjects in general; or that the said invention is not a new invention, as to the public use and exercise thereof, in that said part of our united Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, called England, our Dominion of Wales and Town of Berwick upon Tweed, aforesaid, or not invented and found out by the said William Barclay, as aforesaid, then upon signification or declaration thereof to be made by us, our heirs, or sue-* cessors, under our, or their signet, or Privy Seal, or by the lords and others of our, or their Privy Council, or any six or more of them, under their hands, these our Letters Patent, shall forthwith cease, determine, and be utterly void to all intents and purposes, any thing herein-before contained,

to the contrary thereof in anywise notwithstanding. Provided also, that these our Letters Patent, or any thing herein contained, shall not extend, or be construed to extend, to give privilege unto the said William Barclay, his executors, administrators, or assigns, or any of them, to use, or imitate, any invention or work whatsoever which hath heretofore been found out, or invented by any other of our subjects whatsoever, and publicly used or exercised in that said part of our united Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, called England, our Dominion of Wales and Town of Berwick upon Tweed, aforesaid; unto whom, like Letters Patent, or privileges have been already granted for the sole use, exercise and benefit thereof: It being our will and pleasure, that the said William Barclay, his executors, administrators and assigns, and all and every other person and persons to whom like Letters Patent, or privileges have been already granted as aforesaid, shall distinctly use and practise their several inventions, by them invented and found out according to the true intent and meaning of the same respective Letters Patent, and of these presents. Provided likewise, nevertheless, and these our Letters Patent are upon this express condition, that if the said William Barclay, his executors, or administrators, or any person or persons which shall, or may at any time or times hereafter dur

ing the continuance of this grant, have, or claim any right, title, or interest in law or equity of, in, or to the power, privilege and authority of the sole use and benefit of the said invention hereby granted, shall make any transfer of assignment, or any pretended transfer or assignment of the said liberty and privilege, or any share or shares of the benefit or profit thereof, or shall declare any trust thereof, to, or for any number of persons exceeding the number of five, or shall open, or cause to be opened, any book or books for public subscriptions, to be made by any number of persons, exceeding the number of five, in order to the raising any sum or sums of money, under pretence of carrying on the said liberty or privilege hereby granted, or shall by him, or themselves, or his, or their agents or servants, receive any 6um or sums of money whatsoever of any number of persons, exceeding in the whole, the number of five, for such or the like intents or purposes; or shall presume to act as a corporate body, or shall divide the benefit of these our Letters Patent, or the liberty and privileges hereby by us granted into any number of shares exceeding the number of five, or shall commit, or do, or procure to be committed or done, any act, matter, or thing whatsoever during such time, as such person or persons shall have any right or title either in law or equity, in, or to the said pre

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