Catalogue Entry: MINT00294

Report on a proposal by one White for gluing duty marks onto paper rather than impressing it [to certify that the recently-imposed tax on paper for parchments and deeds had been paid].

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: MINT 19/3/447, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

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Newton rejects the method on both aesthetic and practical grounds.

Printed in NC, 4: 415-16. See also the briefer report by Newton to the same effect c. mid-February 1704 (NC, 4: 413).

[1] May 15th 1704.

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