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Excerpt from An Account of the Mistery of Mercers of the City of London, Otherwise the Mercers CompanyThe Master and Wardens of the Mercers Company have asked me to write a short history of the Company for the information of their members, andMoreExcerpt from An Account of the Mistery of Mercers of the City of London, Otherwise the Mercers CompanyThe Master and Wardens of the Mercers Company have asked me to write a short history of the Company for the information of their members, and particularly as I understand of their younger members, with a view not only to show them the good work which their predecessors had done for their Company and for the City of London, but also to induce them to profit by the example set them from ancient times.The Master and Wardens have been so kind as to say that my intimate knowledge of the affairs of the Company for upwards of forty years, together with the part I took in presenting the returns to Lord Derbys Commission appointed by the Crown in 1880 to enquir into the Livery Companies- the book which I wrote thirty years ago on the history of the Hospital of St. Thomas of Acon and on the Companys plate, and which has gone through two editions- and also the fact that during my Clerkship of the Company almost all their charities were reorganized, have marked me out as a proper person to carry out their wishes.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.