Catalogue Entry: MINT00044

Recommends Hopton Haynes for the post of weigher and teller, giving an account of his previous employment at the Mint (as a clerk) and elsewhere.

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Mint 19/I.121, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

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The report is signed by Newton and certified by Thomas Hall [master's assistant]. A postscript by Newton details the duties of the weigher and teller.

Printed in NC, 4: 375-6; further comment in NC, 7: 422 (no. 641) and Westfall, 593. Haynes, who before Conduitt's arrival was probably the only figure at the Mint who can be described as Newton's friend, was duly appointed on 30 September.

[1] Mint Office
Sept. 5, 1701

[2] I do humbly certify your Lordships the truth of this Report
Tho: Hall.

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