II. 295. The humble Answer and Petition of the Lord Mayor
and Aldermen to the King, James the First, in reply to his request
for permission to be given to Julian Miccottie, a merchant, of Italy, to
put certain wares into a Lottery, (fn. 1) to begin at the next term of St.
Michael, and to continue for four months, and stating that, on account
of the sickness which still lingered about the City, it would be
dangerous to assemble so many persons together.
II. 304. Letter from the Lord Mayor to the Lords of the
Council, with respect to the permission granted by His Majesty to
Julian Miccottie, merchant, to set up a Lottery within the City, and
informing their Lordships of the great clamour and tumult daily
made by servants and apprentices, and begging that the said Lottery
might cease, and that none should in future be permitted within the
30th January, 1607.
II. 353. Letter from the King, James the First, to the Lord
Mayor, giving permission to Julyan Miccottie, merchant stranger, to
hold a Lottery for the sale of his wares within the City, notwithstanding the advice given by the Lord Mayor, upon the request of the
King to the contrary.
||In the reign of Queen Elizabeth, lotteries became a common made of raising money
for State as well as private purposes. In many cases the Lord Mayor and Corporation of
the City of London were made, jointly with the Queen, responsible for the faithful fulfilment
of the conditions of the lotteries. In 1567 one was held in Cheapside, at the house of Mr.
Dericke, Goldsmith, Her Majesty's servant, by command of the Queen. Articles of plate,
money, tapestry, merchandise, &c., were the prizes. The Lord Mayor issued a proclamation,
dated September 13th, 1567, in relation thereto. The Lords of the Council, the Earl of
Leicester and Sir William Cecil, afterwards Lord Burghleigh, on the 12th July, 1568,
appointed John Johnson, Gent., Surveyor of Lotteries. 'Loseley MSS. edited by Alfred
John Kempe, F.S.A.