# Holograph account of errors in the Exchequer and Mint weights of 1588 and 1707 and the unused Scottish weights of 1607.

The \two/ standard Piles of \English Troy/ Weights \kept/ in the{illeg} Excheq^{r} & Mint were both made in the year 1588, & are of the same weight, excepting that the Mint Pile is about a grain heavier then the Excheq^{r} Pile. The Scotch Pile mak|d|e in y^{e} year 1607 \has been kept without wearing &/ is lighter then the English Pile by 9^{oz}. 6^{dwt}. 16^{gr}, as it ought to be.^{✝} The new \Pile/ made 1707 & stamped w^{th} the rose & thistle crowned is about 3$\frac{1}{2}$ grains heavier then y^{e} excheq^{r} Pile & 3^{gr} heavier then the Old Mint Pile. {In} \In/ Th{is}|e| new\Mint/ Piles the small weights are in exact proportion w^{th} the great ones. \+/ The old Mint Pile {ought}\is to/ be kept \used kept/ as a standard \only/ to try the new +|&| the new used as a standard to {mak} ty the Bell weights.

^{+} In the Exchequer Pile the outmost weight is too light by 12 grains the outweight but one t{illeg}|o||o| heaving by 9 grains

^{+} The outmost weight of the Exchequer Pile is 12 grains lighter then the outmost weight of the mint Piles & the outmost weight but one \of y^{e} Excheq^{r} Pile/ is 9 grains heavier th{a}|e|n then the outmost weight but one of the Mint Pile. The ounce weight & half ounce weight of the Excheq^{r} Pile are each of them $\frac{1}{4}$ grain lighter then y^{e} like Mint weight. |{illeg}| The rest of y^{e} Excheq^{r} weights equal the correspondent Mint weights w^{th}out any sensible difference. {illeg} \Where the weights differ/ The error|s| is|are| in y^{e} Exchequer weights. For the {illeg} greater {& smaller mint} weights are in proportion to the samller, {illeg} in the Mint Pile, but not in the Excheq^{r} Pile. For in the Excheq^{r} {illeg}|P|ile the outward weight is a penny weight lighter then then y^{e} rest \remainder/ of the weights within it, & the outward weight of this remainder is 9^{gr} heavier them \all/ remainder {illeg}of the weights within it. \But in y^{e} Mint Pile the outward weight equals the summ of the inward {weights} in the ends within a grain or 2/ The new Pile made \this year/ 1707 & stamped w^{th} the rose & thistle crowned is \about 3$\frac{1}{2}$^{gr}/ heavier then the Excheq^{r} Pile & 3^{gr} {&} heavier then the Old Mint Pile. \In the Mint Piles the small weights are in Proportion to the great {illeg}/ This old \Mint/ Pile is now to be kept as a standard \only/ to try the new \Mint Pile/ & the new {illeg} is to be used as a standard to try the Bell weights. The weights in the new Mint Pile are in exact proportion to one another.

These are to will & require you forthwith {illeg}|u|pon receipt hereof to summons & warne all & every the persons hereunder written