Catalogue Entry: MINT00816

Report on wardens since 1672 with commendation of Newton as the first not to treat the post as a sinecure.

Author: Thomas Fowle

Source: Mint 19/I.21-3, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

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Lists precedents for the Mint's privileges to have its officers exempted or released from arrest. An account of Fowle's own recent arrest on unspecified charges [curfew-breaking?], from which he was released after two days through the comptroller's intervention.

Calendared in NC, 7: 411 (no. X.616) (but this gives the misleading impression that Fowle still was under arrest at the time of writing).

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