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To ye Rt. Honble: the Lord High Treasr: of England

May it please Yor: Lordp:

In obedience to yor Lordsps Order of ye Inst. We have considered the Annex'd Inventory therewth sent us of Tools & other necessarys proposed to be provided in London for ye use of Her Majtes: Mint in Scotland & have set down ye prizes {sic} of such of them as seem to us proper & necessary to be furnished for ye said Mint{sic} supposing they are not already in that Mint & canot {sic} be had cheaper from other places then from London,

For ye Office of Receipt Lsd Lsd
One Pyle of Standard Weights 2:10:
One set of Bell Weights for Gold 2:00:
One set of Bell weights for Silver 4:10:
Two sets of Penny weights{sic} Coyn weights & grains 9:
One paid of Gold scales for weighting 15Lwt: of Gold wch. are each a journey of Gold 4:00:
If a pair of Scales be wanting for weighting 60Lwt: of silver which We call a journey of silver they will cost 10:00:
Two books of Vellum, suppose of 80 Leaves Each at 18d: a skin or leaf will cost 12£ They are not absolutely necessary we use books of thick Derny Paper 12:00: 35:09:
Born over
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Brot: over 35.09.
For the Assay Office Lsd
A pair of assay Ballances wth a Lanthorn 5:
Assay Weights 2:.
Two Copell Molds 10:
Two: pair of Iron Molds or Calms to Cast two sorts of Assay Bullets 10:
Five dozen of Muflers at 18d: a Mufter 4:10:
Fine bone ashes one Bushel 12:
|300: q| Charcoal an hundred bushels at 8d: a bushel 3:06:8 16:08:08
For the Melter
|g| Brass patterns for makeing Molds to Cast ye barrs of Gold & Silver at 18d Lwt, (viz) 6 Guinea barrs 3 half Guinea barrs 2 Crown barrs
|li| |s| |d|
4: half Crown barrs, 9 shillings barrs & 2 sixpeny barrs 2:06:00
|g| A Sweep Mill 6:00:00
|g| Fifty Pound Weight of Quick Silver at 5sh pound 12:10:00
Thirty bushels of bone Ashes for 'tes'ts at 4sh bushel 6:00:00
|g| Half a dozen of frail brushes for cleaning ye barrs of Gold and Silver 03:00 26:19:00
For ye. Monyers
|g| Two dozen of sizing scales wth. stands & counterpoises at a 11sh: piece 13:04:00
|h.| Twenty four dozen of sizeing flotts (if by this name they mean {to} Rasps for sizeing ye blanks_ at 1sh: Lwt 40:00:00
|g.| Five hundred weight of Alums at 18d|s|h: or 20sh hundred 05:00:00
|g.| Two hundred Weight of red Wine Stone or Tartar 03:00:00
|g.| One dozen of soft brushes 00:06:00
|g.| One dozen of small scratch brushes for cleaning ye Dyes ten for ye Monyers & two for ye Graver 00:16:00 62:06:00
For ye Graver I|E|ngineer & Smith
|g.| Blistered steel 500Lwt: at 4d12 Lwt 10:10:00
|g| A table vice & Files of several sorts, viz Rubers at 1sh: Lwt. Smooth Files at about 3sh: a file & other Files at 18d: a File 16:00:00
|g| Two Oyle Stones 20s. Two Grindstones 20s 02:00:00 28:10:00
Total 169:12:08

Cast Rollers are not to be bought The Man who makes them keep the secret to himself & only Lets ye Rollers to ye Monyers at 10sh: a day Hammer'd Rollers Costs 6li: a pair, but are not so serviceable. What is meant by a sizeing Mill We are not certain. if it be ye Mill for drawing the Barrs of Gold & Silver to a just thickness, such a Mill wth 3: hammer'd Rollers in ye Late recoinage cost 177£ the Monyrs. have some of those Mills remaining <139> In their hands which they can afford cheaper. German steel is scarse to be mett wth in shopps fitt for ye use of ye Mint Our smith tends into Germany for it. It Costs from 8d: to 12d: or 14d: Lwt. according to ye goodness & scarseity. It's chiefe use is for makeing ye Dyes & Puncheons, & We conceive it best to have ye money of both Nations made from ye same Puncheons For ye variety of Impressions makes it more difficl|u|lt to know good Money & more easy to counterfeit it. What is meant in ye Inventory by large scratches half Wier we do not understand, Besides ye things above mencond there should be two Indented Tryal Pieces of Crown Gold & two of standard silver One for makeing the Money of due Allay the other for examining it before delivery. They will Cost ye Value of ye Gold & Silver conteined in them & are to be made by a Iury of Goldsmiths, wth. four other Tryal Peices {sic} of each sort for England as We mention'd in Our Late Report.

All wch is most humbly submitted

to Yor: Lordsps: greate Wisdome

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[1] Mint Office
Aprl. 12th. 1707

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