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ftituted and appointed, and by these Prefents, for Us, Our Heirs and successors, do name, conftitute, and appoint Our Trusty and Welbeloven Edward Tenison, Senior, Gentleman, to be the first and present Treasurer to the Governors of the Bounty of Queen Anne, for the Augmen. tation of the Maintenance of the Poor Clerzy, to continue in the said Office of Treafurer du. ring the Pleasure of the Governors of the Brun. ty of Queen Anne, for the Augmentation of the Maintenance of tbe Poor Clergy; and farther, We do by these Presents for Us Our Heirs and Succeffors, grant unto the laid Governors of tbe Bounty of Queen Anne, for the Augmentation of the Maintenance of tke Poor Clergy, and their Succeffors, full Power and Authority from time to time, as often as it shall happen that any Secretary or Treasurer to the said Governors shall die, or be removed from his, or their re1pective Offices aforesaid, or whose Office or Offices shall otherwise become void, to ele&t and chuse, by a Majority of Votes of such Gover. nors as shall be affeinbled in a General Court, fome other fit Person or Persons into the Office or Offices of him or thein wbo Ihall so die or be removed, as aforesaid, or whose Office shall 0therwise become void; which Person or persons to be chofen, shall continue in his or their Office or Oifices whereunto he or they shall be so electo ed, during the Pleasure of the Governors. Provided always, and We do by these Presents, for Us, Our Heirs and Succeffors, Ordain and Appoint, That the faid 7obn' Chamberlain and Edward Tenison herein beforenamed and confituted, to be the first and present Secretary and

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Treasurer to the Governors hereby incorporated, and their Succeflors; and also every Secretary and Treasurer hereafter to be elected, shall, before they take upon them the Execuțion of their several Offices respectively, take their Corporal Oaths for the due and faithful Execution of their several Offices, before any Seven or more of the Governors aforesaid, for the time being, in a General Court of the said Corporation, who are hereby authorized and required to give and ad. minister to them the fáid Oaths from time to time accordingly. And the present Treasurer, and every future Treasurer, fhall give fütlicient Security to the said Corporation for his faithful Accounting for the Moneys he or they Mall receive by virtue of the said Office. And having no doubt that not only the Governors herein beforenamed and conftituted, but also a great Number of other Our goud Subjects will be disposed to follow Our Example, and will with great Chearfulness and Readiness contris bute to the farther Augmentation of the Main, tenance of the Poor Clergy, We do by these Prea sents, for Us, Our Heirs and Successors, Autho. rize and Impower, The Governors of tbe Bounty of Queen Anne, for the Augmentation of the Maintenance of the Poor Clerg)', to take and receive from such of Our good Subje&ts, as shall be piously inclined to contribute to the Increase of Our Royal Bounty to the Poor Clergy, vith'. such Voluntary Gifts, or Subfcriptions of any Sum or Sums of Money, Goods or Chattels, or', of, or for any Estate, or Interest, in any Manor, Lands Tenements, Rents, Hereditaments, or other Matters, or any things whatsoever, which RS

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any Person or Persons, Bodies Politick or Cor. porate, shall be willing to Give, Limit, Appoint or Bestow, for or towards the farther Augmentation of the Maintenance of the Poor Clergy: and farther, to cause to be Collected and Received whatsoever shall be Given, Contributed, Bequeathed, Designed or appointed for the Pur. poses aforesaid, by the Hands of the Treasurer to the said Corporation hereby Constituted, who shall be appointed to receive the same. And to the End Our Royal Intention in the Premises may be better known to Our Loving Subjects, We do hereby require the Governors herein bea forenamed and constituted, or any Seven or more of them, to cause publick Notice of this Our RoyalCharter, or the Tenour or Scope thereof, to be inade in such Places, or by such Ways and Means as the said Governors, or any Seven or more ofthem Mall think most conducible to the furtherance of the Bounty and Charity aforefaid. And farther, We do hereby, for Us, Our Heirs and Succeflors, give full Power and Authority unto the Governors aforesaid, and their Suc. cestors from time to time, and at all times bere. after, to admit into the said Corporation here. by Erected and Constituted, all and every such Person or Perfons, who shall be piously disposed to contribute towards the farther Augmentation of the Maintenance of the said Poor Clergy, and the Advancing so good a Work, as the said Governors, in a General Court of the said Corpora. tion, shall think fit to admit; which Person or Persons, when he is adınitted into the said Cor. poration, thall be, and be deemed, called and reputed Members of the said Corporation, and froni time to time shall and may vote and act in as ample Manner and Form, and have and enjoy such and the same Powers, Privileges and Authorities, as the other Governor or Governors of the said Corparation herein beforenamed, may vote and act, have, enjoy and performs by Virtue of these Presents. And we do hereby, for Us, Our Heirs and Successors, Authorize and Impower the Governors hereby confti. tuted, and their Successors, or any Seven or more of them (of whom any one of the Privy-Council aforesaid, for the time being, and any one of the Bishops aforesaid, for the time being, and any one of the Judges, or of the Counsel learned in the Law, of Us, Our Heirs or Successors, as aforesaid, to be There at least) in case they shall find the fame necessary for carrying on and perfecting the pious Intentions and Deligns of this Our Royal Charter, by Instruments of Writing, under the Seal of the said Corporation, to Depute and Substitute fuch Persons as they Mall think fit to intrust, to take fuch Subscrip. tions, as aforesaid, and to colle&t and bring in the Moneys which shall be contributed, bear queathed, designed or appointed for the Ends and Purpofes aforesaid, to the Hand of the Trea. surer to the said Governors, for the time being, and to displace or discharge such Substitutes or Deputies, or any of them, and to appoint others in the Place of them, or any of them, from time to time, as the said Governors, or any Seven or more of them, (of whom Three or more to be such as aforesaid) shall see cause; and also to settle, establish, and appoint fuch Cheques, Comptrols and Orders, as they shall think ne

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cellary; cessary or safe for the full and due charging of the Treasurer, and also the said Deputies, and all and every other Person and Persons whatever, who shall receive or be chargeable with any Moneys, or other Profits for the said charitable Use or Purpose, to answer, pay, or account for the same. And We do hereby for Us, Our Heirs and Succeffors, Authorize, Require, and Comand the said Governors of the Bounty of Queen Anne, for the Augmentation of the Maintenance of the Poor Clergy, from time to time, to cause to be entred in a Book, to be kept for that Purpose, the Names of the Persons who shall subscribe or contribute, give, devise, or appoint any Moneys, or any real or personal Estate, or other Matters or Things towards this charitable and good Design, with the Sums of Money, Goods, Chattels, Estates, or other Things by them refpe&tively contributed, given, limited, appointed or devised, to the end a perpetual Memorial may be made of such well disposed Perfons who shall become Benefactors, as afore. faid, and whereby the Treasurer to the said Corporation may be charged with more Certainty in this Aecompt. And Our farther Willand Pleafire is, and we do hereby for Us, Our Heirs and Successors, give full Power and Au. thority unto the faid Edward Tenison, and the Treasurer of the faid Governors for the time being, from time to time, upon the Receipt or Receipts:of any Sum or Sums of Money, or other Profits, for the Purpofes aforefaid,, or any of them, to give an Acquittance or Acquittances for the same, which shall be good and sufficient Discharges to all Intents and Purposes whatso

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