Catalogue Entry: MINT00074

Following the moneyers' petition, the House of Commons has granted the Mint an extra £500 for salaries and maintenance from Christmas 1705.

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Mint 19/I.206, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

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Recommend £400 of this be divided equally between the moneyers, who now number twenty-one, until the number falls to sixteen, which is normally enough. No apprentices should be taken on in future without the master's approval, and if the number of moneyers should exceed sixteen again, only the sixteen most senior should receive the supplementary £25 p.a. each. On reverse, in the same hand: copy of Treasurer's authorisation, dated 19 November 1706.

Calendared in NC, 7: 446 (no. X.709.2).

[1] To My Very Loving Friend Sir Isaac Newton Knight Master and Worker of Her Majestys Mint.

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