Catalogue Entry: MINT00823

Complaint about encroachments on Mint jurisdiction.

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: MINT 19/3/407, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

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Hatton Compton, Lieutenant of the Tower, has placed the Earl of Oxford under guard in the comptroller's house without authorisation from the Mint officers. This is contrary to the statutes exempting the Mint from military jurisdiction and sets a dangerous precedent. Followed by a holograph draft of MINT00320 (II.210).

Printed in NC, 6: 235.

[1] Mint Office Iuly 20. 1715

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