Catalogue Entry: MINT00017

Petition to Treasury: 'The humble Memoriall of Ionathan Ambrose Melter to his Majties Mint in the Tower'.

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Mint 19/I.198-9, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

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Pleads that he is being expected to melt silver plate on the same terms as he had agreed for melting clipped coin, but the operation is three times as costly: he is losing money and requests a higher fee.

Notes

[Note on dating: MINT00018 (I.194) states that this petition was referred to the Mint on 4 August 1696; in the petition itself Ambrose refers to silver plate he has melted since 4 May.]

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