To the most honble. the Lord High Treasurer of Great Britain

May it please Your Lordp

In obedience to your Lops Order Signifyed to us by Mr. Lowndes Lre of the 28th inst Wee have perused the annexed Letter of the Earle of Lauderdale Genll. of her Mats. Mint at Edinburgh touching the Tryal of the Pix of that Mint and are humbly of opinion That Her Mats. Order in Councill for trying the same is a sufficient Warrt. for transporting it to London Especially if a Duplicate of the sd. Order with Your Lops Significacon thereupon be transmitted to the Genll. Master and Warden of the sd. Mint as is usually done to the Officers of the Mint here and that the manner of transporting it Safely be left to the prudence of the Generall and other Officers of the said Mint (no particular Order being given to ye Officers of the late five Country Mints abt. the manner of Conveying their Pixes to the place of Tryall) and that the Charges thereof be placed in the next Accot. of the Mar. & Worker as being to be borne by her Maty.

And Wee are further humbly of Opinion that the ꝑsons that are intrusted with the keeping of the Keys of the Pix should bring them up themselves and be present at the opening of it and by reason One of them has usually been kept by the Treary or Trearer as the Genlls. Lre Sets forth that the Same be Sent or brought up in Such a manner as Your Lop shall be pleased to Direct And that ye Mar. and Worker who is to appear in behalfe of the late Master do also attend at the Tryal and that the Coining of the Counterwarden be left to the discretion of the Officers of that Mint

All wch, is most humbly Submitted to Your Lops Gt. Wisdom.

C Peyton

Is Newton

Ino Ellis


[1] Mint Office 29 Iune 1710

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