EORGE, by the Grace of God, King of Great Britairis
France, and Ireland, Defender of the Faith, &c. To all
to whom these Presents Thall come, Greeting. Whereas
Our Trusty and Well-beloved Josiah Burchett, Efq; hath humbly
represented unto Us, that he hath with great Care and Pains
compiled a Work entituled, A Compleat History of the most Re-
markable Transactions at Sea, from the earliest Accounts of Time
to the Conclusion of the last War with France. In five Books.
And hath therefore humbly prayed Us to grant him Our Royal
Privilege and Licence for the fole printing and publishing the
faid History; We are graciously pleased to condescend to his
Request, and do therefore hereby give and grant unto the said you
fiah Burchett Our Royal Licence and Privilege for the sole printing and publishing the said History compiled by him the said Josiah
Burchett, for and during the Term of fourteen Years, to be
computed from the Day of the Date hereof. Strictly charging
prohibiting, and forbidding all our Subjects within our Kingdoms
and Dominions to reprint or abridge the fame, either in the like,
or any other Volume or Volumes whatsoever, or to import, buy,
vend, utter, or distribute any Copies of the same, or any part
thereof reprinted beyond the Seas, during the said Term of four-
teen Years, without the Consent and Approbation of him the
said Josiah Burchett, his Heirs, Executors, Administrators, and
Assigns, by writing under his or their Hands and Seals first had
and obtained, as they and every of them offending herein, will
answer the contrary at their perils ; whereof the Master, War-
dens, and Company of Stationers of Our City of London, Com-
missioners and Officers of Our Customs, and all other Our Of-
ficers and Ministers, whom it may concern, are to take due Notice,
that strict Obedience be given to Our Pleasure herein signified.
Given at Our Court at St.
James's the 20th Day of November 1719,
in the Sixth Year of Our Řeign.
By His Majesty's Command,