Catalogue Entry: MINT00419

'Memoriall from George Allardes Master of Her Majties Mint att Edinburgh to the honorable Sir Isaac Newton'.

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Mint 19/III.177, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

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The London moneyers are waiting for the Treasurer's permission to return to England as the recoinage is over. Concern about the slow progress in recalling the old money, which means there are insufficient funds for the recoinage and Allardes is having to make up the difference himself. Requests detailed advice about the conduct of a pyx trial, about various procedural and paperwork details, and especially about how much - and, more importantly, how - he is to pay his various officers and labourers.

Sent as an enclosure with MINT00420 (III.35).

Printed in NC, 4: 531-3.

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