p 42. lin 28. read for: an offender &c read: a counterfeiter\false coyner/ or clipper or importer of false of clipt money receive a reward of 40s

p 43 {illeg}lin 3 for: did mightily encourage, read: encouraged

p. 54 l 3. read: that no Guineas after 10 April 1696 should pass. &c

p. 54 l. 12. read: Hereupon {by} the Kings Receivers & Collectors being order{ed} by the Commirs of his Majts Treasury to receive Guineas at no more then 21s 6d, & an advertisement thereof being published in the Gazet, they presently began to pass at that rate & still continue to do so as they did also many years before 1695.

p 58. l. 18. In stead of [The Gentlemen of the Office of Ordnance] read The Garrison

{Ib}. lin 25 & 28 rea Instead of of [the Ordnance] read [the Garrison.]

p.62 l. 27. After [weekly] may be added. And the like observations were made of the Mills, Marking Engins & Furnaces for knowing the dispatch of each.

p. 70 l 16,17 Quære if forreign {stan} silver was not dearer.

p. 73 l {ult}. add: Also any person might before 1st Iune 1697 pay this years taxes or any part thereof in wrou such wrought plate at such rate as aforesd wthout {illeg}

p 82 {Dele} [wch was what he would untertake {sic} provided &c] & scribe: And at length\& for an experiment he edges some blanks of Tin wth a groove and then/ he discovered that his designe was to be made Supervisor of the Mint for putting these things in practise & publishin|ed|g his proposal \in wch he/ made severe reflections in it upon ye Officers \& others of the Mint/ as {illeg} unskilful people that he might recommend himself the move.

Mr Newton then Warden of the Mint represented to some of the Committee on the other hand that his way of Chaloners would be slow & chargeable & subject to other inconveniences. For – – – cast with a high impression & smoothed between two <265v> dyes by a small stroke of a hammer. That one man ––– cast money wth a groove, & that he {illeg} the greatest part of ye ham̄ered money was already recoynd, & that \Peter Blo{n}deau/ the Engineer \{Blemish}/ who \first/ set up ye way of coynage in the Tower by the Mill & Press coyned some crown pieces\milled money/ wth a groove but soon left of that way of coynage

p. 83 l. 16. after [purpose] add: & produced Pierce {illeg} as an evidence of wt he said. Mr {H} And Tho. Holloway

p 87 l 35.      sent back to ye Tower & an account registered & defaced according to ye {illeg} usuall practise of the Mint, they being of no further use. The {illeg} \country/ Mints had kept their dyes so carefully that none were missing. \Vpon examination it appeared that/ every Mint returned back the same number of dyes of every sort wch they had received from the Tower.


p. 0. ThNB. The accts of ye Country Mints have not yet past ye Audit.

p. 2. lin 6. Read. At the same time our commerce with France brought us yearly in arrear of a million, & a vast

{Ib}. l. 30. dele – & the Indies.

{Il} l 32. Read. till all the legal silver coyn was vanished.

pag. 7. l. 20. read. Darius the Medo Persian Emperor whom Daniel calls Darius the Mede coyned pure gold\a King of the Medes & Persians/ ancienter then Darius Hystaspis coynd pure gold

pag 22 lin 5,6. Let ye summs 700000li & 130000li be reexamined.

p. 29. \lin 5/ {illeg} dele milled & {lege} hammered

© 2020 The Newton Project

Professor Rob Iliffe
Director, AHRC Newton Papers Project

Scott Mandelbrote,
Fellow & Perne librarian, Peterhouse, Cambridge

Faculty of History, George Street, Oxford, OX1 2RL - newtonproject@history.ox.ac.uk

Privacy Statement

  • University of Oxford
  • Arts and Humanities Research Council
  • JISC