To the Rt Honble Lord High Treasurer of England

May it please\{illeg}//{illeg}\ yor Lordp

In obedience to yor Lordps Reference of 23 Novembr. last we have enquired into the case of Mr Anthony Redhead late Master & Worker of the Mint in Norwich and find it truly stated in the annexed paper on wch the said Reference is endorsed{.} And {illeg}|where|as Mr Redhead in d{a}{illeg}|is|charge of a debt of 2497li 16s. 3d owing to Mr Leonard Blof{illeg}|ie|ld a Receiver of Land Taxes \in Norfolk/ produces three Receipts for 2500li paid out of that Mint to Mr Blofields Order, We find that these three Receipts are in the form of private Receipts so that they cannot be allowed by an Auditor {illeg}|as| Vouchers in Mr Redheads Accompts. If any thing be due upon them it is to be recovered in a Court of Iustice by Mr Redhead or by him or them who shall answer Mr Redhead's debts to her Majty. But upon examining the matter we are humbly of opinion for the reasons specially reported in the\another/ annexed paper that \the money paid upon/ those Receipt Receipts ha{ve}|th| been accounted for & ought to be\& endorsed upon the printed Mint Tickets & that the Receipts are/ /thereby voyd &\ should have been cancelled & Mr Redhead \himself/ insists not peremptorily on them but submits them to yor Lordps wisdome.

We humbly conceive therefore that for bringing these matters to an issue the Accompts of the Country Mints should be passed without regard to these Receipts & Mr Neale set insuper & then Mr Neales Administratix or Security charged with the debt. For Mr Redhead seems poor & unable to make satisfactio{n} & not unfit to be set at liberty so soon as it may be done by the consent of all parties concerned.

We further lay before yor Lordp that Mr Redhead at the conclusion of the Mint was indebted to Mr Chaplyn a Receiver of Land Taxes for 2573oz 5dwt of hammered money at 5s pr oz the summ of 643li. 6s. 3d & that in Mr Chaplyn's Acct wch is past & declared & a Quietus obtained Mr Redhead is set insuper for this debt at 5s 8d pr oz whereas Mr Neale should have been set insuper & that only at 5s per oz.

All wch is most humbly submitted &c.

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