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By the Maior of London.1
WHERE as a very rich Loterie generall hath now lately bene erected2 by the order of our iost dread Soueraigne Lady,3 the Queenes most excellent Miestie, and by hir highnesse commaundement since publishd within this hir highnesse Citie of London, the. xxiii. daye of August, in the. ix. yeare of hir Maiesties moste prosperois Raigne, together wyth the Prices, Articles, and Condtions concernyng the same, as by the Charte of the sayde Lotterie more playnly doth at large appeare. In whiche Charte among other thyngs it is comprised, that hir Maiestie and hir sayd Citie of London wil answere to all and singular persons, hauyng aduentured their money in the sayd Lotterie, This text has been supplied. Reason: Omitted from the original text due to a printing or typesetting error. Evidence: The text has been supplied based on evidence internal to this text (context, etc.). (KL)to obserue all the Articles and conditions conteined in the same from poynt to poynt inuiolably.
Nowe to auoyde certaine doubtes since the publication of the sayde Lotterie, secretely moued concernyng the aunswering thereof, wherein though the wiser sort may finde cause to satisfie them selues therin: yet to the satisfaction of the simpler sorte, The Lorde Maior of the sayde Citie, and his brethren the Aldermen of the sayd Citie, by the assent of the common Councell of the same, doe signifie and declare to all people by this Proclamation, That accordyng to the Articles of hir Maiesties order conteined in the sayde Charte so published, euery person shalbe duly aunswered accordyng to the tenour of hir highnesse sayde proclamation.
And it is newly This text has been supplied. Reason: The facsimile photograph does not include the whole surface. Evidence: The text has been supplied based on evidence internal to this text (context, etc.). (KL)ordered for the advauntage of the Aduenturers,4 that the daye of the Readyng of the sayde Lotterie shall not be deferred after the. xxv. daye of Iune mencioned in the sayde Charte without very greate and vrgent cause: and yet the same at the furthest, shall not be deferred past the feast of the Purification of Saincte Marie the virgin, which shall be next folowyng, in the yeare of oure Lorde God. M. D. Lxviii. after the computation of the Church of Englande.
And that from the day of the sayd prorogation vntill the very day of the Reading, the parties hauyng put in their Money to the sayde Lotterie, shall be allowed for the forbearyng thereof, after the rate of Twelue in the Hundred .&c.
Proclaimed in London the. xiii. day of September, in the forsayd. ix. yeare of hir Maiesties Raigne.
God saue the Queene.5
¶ Imprinted at London, by Henrie Bynneman, dwelling in Pater noster Rowe, at the Signe of the Marmayde.
Anno. 1567. Septembris. 13.


  1. In September 1567, the lord mayor of London was Christopher Draper (MASL). (TLG)
  2. Elizabeth I commissioned the first ever government run lottery in England in 1566, one year before this proclamation was written. Winning tickets were drawn two years later in 1568. For more information, see Winifred G. Wilson (1955) and Eric C. Brown (1999). (LS)
  3. I.e., Elizabeth I. (KL)
  4. A person who plays at games of chance, or risks money in such games; a gambler, a gamester. (OED adventurer, n.2). (TLG)
  5. I.e., Elizabeth I. (KL)


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