– – – {illeg}|fr|om ye East In{illeg}|d|ies of wch he affirms that it is but little, yt ye Dutch have it all & that it is not Tinn but Toothnack, {illeg} a metal wth wch they cannot make Pewter as unfit for making Pewter as lead is, so yt ye raising ye price of Tinn will soon encourage the importation of Lead as of Tinn. But finding that Mr Willians|m|s &c – – – We are also humbly of opinion that it may not only tend to alter the course of Trade but less may also lessen the consup|m|ption of Pewter at home. All wch &c.

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