Catalogue Entry: MINT00030

Response to the clerks' petition for a pay increase [presumably MINT00029 (II.498)].

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Mint 19/II.499, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

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Strongly recommending rises of between £10 and £20 p.a. (ie. 50%) as their current salaries are not enough to live on, despite 'there being to our certain knowledge, great diligence & care requird of them, & no manner of proffitts or perquisites besides the bare salaries'.

Notes

[This recommendation, and similar ones of 1702, 1705 and 1718, were all overruled by the Treasury: see Craig, NATM, 114.]

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