Catalogue Entry: MINT00437

Memorandum concerning Scottish poundage.

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: MINT 19/3/17, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

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Describes four possible ways of calculating poundage at the Edinburgh Mint (on account of uncertainties about the respective values of both weights and currency between England and Scotland). Encloses copies of relevant legislation and asks for a decision as to which method should be followed.

Draft of T. 1/120.44, MINT00957, dated 16 February 1709/10 (printed in Shaw, 169-73 and (as two documents) in NC, 5: 14-16).

[1] Mint Office
14 Feb. 1709.

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