Council Chamber in Dublin Castle 7th Iune 1712

My Lord

Her Mats Order in Council directing several forreign gold coynes to be made current in this Kingdome, having bin transmitted to us, We did in Order to put her Mats commands in execution consider the Proclamation issued Iune 1711 for making forreign coyne current in this Kingdome wch directed allowances ot be made for any deficiency in any piece of gold or silver coyne then made current. But taking notice that in her Mats said Order there are not any directions for making for making {sic} making such allowances We would not take upon us to make any addition to the directions given by her Maty without the signification of her pleasure therein, and therefore We have thought fit to transmit to your Grace her Mats said Order as also the said late Proclamation that you may please to lay the same before her Maty for her further consideration.

We take this opportunity of acquainting your Grace that in the late fire wch happened at the Council Chamber, the Original Proclamation wch passed under the Great seal for making Forreign Coynes that passed in payment here current, was destroyed so that the Cl{e|a|}rk of the Council cannot certify that the printed Proclamation agrees verbatim with the Original under the great seal as the late Act of Parliament wch passed in 1709 requires for the conviction of persons who shall counterfeit the coyn made current by Proclamation. And therefore it being necessary to renew the said former Proclamation, We humbly p{illeg}|r|ay your Grace to lay this whole matter before her M{illeg}|a|ty that We may have her Maties Orders (if shall be so gra{t|c|}{t}iously pleased) to insert all in one new Proclamation wth directiosn to make the proper allowances for deficiency in wieght as in the said former Proclamation is mentioned, wch We nevertheless most humbly submit to yor Graces consideration & remain

My Lord

Yor Graces most humble Servants

Con Phipps Canc.

Abercorn W. Kildare Rich Cox

Io. Tuam

|Tho.| Killaloe

Cha Fielding P Savage Sam Dopping Ros. Rockfor{t|d|}{dt}

Cha. Dering Piece Butler

Tho. Keightley

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My Lord Treasurer having received from Mr Southwell the inclosed Representation from the Lords of the Privy Council in Ireland desiring some alteration to be made in a late Order of Council, & the Proclamation intended thereby relating to the currency of forreign coynes in that Kingdom I am commanded (in the absence of the secretaries) to transmit to you the said Representation with the said Order of Council & other papers wch you are desired to peruse & Report to his Lordp assoon as conveniently you can what you think proper to be done wth respect to ye alteration proposed by the Lords of the Council of Ireland. I am



You most hum{illeg}|b|le Servant

I. Taylour


[1] To the Duke of Ormond.

[2] Treary Chambers
16 Iune 1712

[3] To Sr Isaac Newton Knt
Master of the Mint.

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