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EORGE the Second, by the Grace of God, King of Great Britain, France, and
Ireland, Defender of the Faith, &c. To all to whom these Presents shall comc,
Greeting: Whereas our Trusty and Well- beloved Thomas Longman, Jobn Sbuck-
burgh, Thomas Osborne, Cbarles Hitch, and Stepben Auften, Citizens and Book-

sellers of London, have by their Petițion humbly represented unto Us, that they have been at very great Expence and Labour in procuring and purchasing Books for the compiling and improving a Work, Entitled, M.dern History : 01, The Present State of all Nations ; describing their respective Situations, Persons, Habits, Buildings, Mannen, Laws and Cuftoms, Religion, Policy, Arts and Sciences, Trades, Manufactures and Husbandry, Plants, Animals and Minerals, by Thomas Salmon : In which are comprehended, not only such Voyages and Travels, as have been published already, but the Accounts and Observations of several judicious Travellers, who have lately visited the remoteft Parts of the Globe, and had great opportunities of informing themfelves of the present State of the respective Nations they describe : The Third Edition, with confiderable Additions and Improvements, and an Abstract of the ancient History of most of the Countries described, brought down to the present Time. The Whole adorned with Cuts of the various Inhabitants, and Maps of the several Countries projected, by Herman Moll, the moft accurate and correct Geographer of this Age, in Three Volumes in Folio. Which Work, the Petitioners, with the utmost Submission, apprehend may be of great Service, not only to the Public in general, but to all Persons concerned in Trade and Navigation; and being defrous of reaping the Fruits of their very great Expence and Labour, and of enjoying the full Profit and Benefit that may arise from printing and vending the fame, without any other Per. fon interfering in their just Property, which they cannot prevent without Our Licence and" Protection ; they have therefore moft humbly prayed Us to grant them Our Royal Licence and Protection for the sole Printing, Publishing, and Vending the said Work, in as ample Manner and Form as has been done in cases of the like Nature. We, taking the Premises into our Princely Confideration, and being graciously inclined to give Encouragement to all Works that may be of public Use and Benefit, are pleased to condescend to their Request; and do, by these Presents (as far as may be agreeable to the Statute in that Case made and provided) grant to the said Tbomas Longman, John Sbuckburgb, Thomas Osborne, Charles Hitcb, and Stepben Auften, their Heirs, Executors, Administrators, and Alligns, Our Royal Privilege and Licence, for the sole Printing, Publishing, and Vending the said Work, during the Term of Fourteen Years, to be computed from the Date hereof; ftrictly forbidding and prohibiting all our Subjects, within Our Kingdoms and Dominions, to reprint or abridge the same, either in the like, or any other Volume or Volumes whatsoever, or to import, buy, vend, utter, or diftribute, any Copy thereof reprinted beyond the Seas, during the aforesaid Term of Fourteen Years, without the Consent or Approbation of the faid Tbomas Longman, Jobe Sbuckburgh, Thomas Osborne, Charles Hitcb, and Stephen Auften, their Heirs, Executors, Administrators, or Aligns, by Writing under their Hands and Seals first had and obtained, as they will answer the contrary at their Peril : Whereof the Commisjoners, and other Officers of our Customs, the Master, Wardens, and Company of Stationers of London, and all other Officers and Ministers, whom it may concern, are to take Notice, that Arict Obedience be given to Our Pleasure herein figa Dified, Given at Our Court at St. James's, the Thirteenth Day of December, 1743, in ebe Seventeenib Tear of Our Reign.

By His Majesty's Command,


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