Catalogue Entry: MINT00732

Holograph draft memorandum, closely related to MINT00729 (III.542-3) and possibly a variant draft of it: 'Considerations upon the contracting with Cornwall for Tin'.

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: MINT 19/3/524, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

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Discusses the question of whether King George should renew the contract made by the tin-mine owners of Devon and Cornwall with Queen Anne. Any renewal, even on modified terms, is likely to entail a severe loss to the Crown, but this must be weighed against the danger of causing unrest in Cornwall.

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