but doe alsoe give full allowance thereof according to the true intent and meaning of these presents, and theis our letters patents or the inrollment thereof, shalbe yerely and from tyme to tyme, aswell to the said treasorer and chamberlaines of our said exchequer, as to all other the officers and ministers of us our heires and successors, to whome it shall or may apperteyne, a sufficient warrant and discharge in this behalfe; Although expresse mention, &c.
In witnes, &c.
Witnes our self at Westmynster the thirtith day of May.
Per Breve de Privato Sigillo.
De Warranto speciali pro Georgio Duci Buckingham et aliia. 2
A.D. 1625. 1 Car. 1mi.
CHARLES, by the grace of God, &c.
To our right trusty and right entirely beloved Cosen and Counsellor
George Duke of Buckingham our High Admirall of England,
To our right trusty and right welbeloved Cosen and Councellor
Henry Earle of Holland,
To our right trusty and right welbeloved Councellor
Edward Lord Conway one of our Principall Secretaries of State,
And to our trusty and right welbeloved
Spencer Lord Compton.
To our trusty and welbeloved servants
Sir Henry Mildmay Knight, Master of our jewell house
Endymion Porter one of the groomes of our bedchamber, and to all other our officers ministers and loveing subjects whom ytt may any way concerne, Greetinge.
Whereas wee have lately ymployed the said Duke of Buckingham and Earle of Holland as our Ambassadors Extraordinary to the States of the United Provinces, and for our speciall service have commaunded the said Lord Compton to deliver into the hands of the said Lord Conwey the severall jewells, hereafter particularly mentioned, beinge att that tyme in his custody (that is to say)
A great riche jewell of goulde, called the Mirror of Greate Brittaine, haveing twoe faire table diamonds, twoe other large diamonds cut lozen wise, garnished with small dyamonds and a pendant of a faire dyamond cutt in faucetts without foyle :____________________
In the Archœologia, vol. xxi. p. 148, is a Warrant of Indemnity for the Delivery of Jewels to Prince Charles and the Duke of Bucks, then in Spain, dated July 7, 1623, to an enormous amount.
Some idea will be given by the following memoranda ;
"A great table diamond set open without a foil, called the Mirrour of France."
"A ditto, called the Portugall Diamond, with the Cobham Pearl hanging at it."
"Six and eight square, table diamonds, cutt into faucetts ; and a long rope of 276 very great round pearles, weighing nine ounces," &c. &c.
These were sent for the personal embellishment of the Prince and Duke, and to bribe the Spanish Nobles.—D.—Page 285, vol. i.