Catalogue Entry: MINT00076

Application to appoint a new smith.

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Mint 19/I.223, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

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The last smith [Thomas Sylvester] was paid £50 p.a., plus piece work. At Newton's request (following differences with the smith), this salary was stopped when the post became vacant [through Sylvester's death, c. December 1710], pending formulation of a new contract. Newton now requests funding for a new salary with confirmation of his power of dismissal.

Printed in NC, 5: 186-7.

[1] Mint Office Aug. 7th, 1711

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