Catalogue Entry: MINT00491

On a request from the East India Company to be supplied with two mills and two presses for Fort St. George [in Madras].

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Mint 19/I.509, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

[Normalized Text] [Diplomatic Text]

Contents

Mint can see no objection, but advise asking the opinions of the Council of Trade and Attorney General on the economic wisdom and the legality of the proposal.

On reverse: holograph list of twelve queries to be taken into consideration when deciding the matter.

Notes

[Note on dating: replies to a letter of 28 November 1699.]

Printed in NC, 7: 413-14.

[1] NB Our Cutters will not do for East Indian money which is thick & narrow.

[2] 2. Why the old Company would erect a Mint by the Mill & Press {there} being to expire within a year & some months.

© 2017 The Newton Project

Professor Rob Iliffe
Director, AHRC Newton Papers Project

Scott Mandelbrote,
Fellow & Perne librarian, Peterhouse, Cambridge

Faculty of History, George Street, Oxford, OX1 2RL - newtonproject@history.ox.ac.uk

Privacy Statement

  • University of Oxford
  • Arts and Humanities Research Council
  • JISC