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To the Rt Honble the Earl of Godolphin Ld H. Treasurer of great Britain.

May it please yor Lordp

In obedience to yor Lordps Order of Reference of ye 12t Instant upon the Memorial hereunto annexed, we have considered the said Memorial & are humbly of opinion that [it is reasonable & agreable to the Indenture of her Majties Mints & at present necessary for the Master of her Majties Mint at Edinburgh to allay the silver molten with Scotch coal in such manner & proportion as by experience is found most effectual & exact for making the moneys standard without error. For an error in fineness otherwise then by accident makes the moneys undeliverable. And] since by experiments made in that Mint the silver in melting \with Scotch coal/ & lading out refines about three half penny weight in the pound weight Troy as is alledged in the \sd/ memorial {illeg}|&| the moneys coyned by the ancient method of that mint have passed the trialls of the Pix & in the last trial proved standard full & there is no time at present for making experiments to bring this matter to an exacter regulation. We are humbly of opinion that the Officers of the said Mint \may/ be still allowed to use their ancient method of allaying the {meta} molten silver untill the to make it standard untill the present recoinage of the moneys in Scotland shall be finished. |ye Indenture of ye mint prescribing no particular method for melting provided it be standard|

All wch is humbly submitted to
your Lordps great wisdom.

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[1] Mint Office 14 Novemb.     1707.

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