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To the Rt Honble. the Lord High Treasurer of Great Britain

May it please yor: Lordsp

For ye speedy setting to work ye Mint at Edinburgh after ye same way as Her Majties. Mint in ye Tower. Yor Lordsp was pleased to direct that severall Tools Vtensills & other materials thereunto required should be forthwith prvided & conveyed to ye sd. Mint at Edinburgh & ye same were accordingly provided & sent the account whereof stands as followeth

Lsd
For charcoale, Allum, Argol, flat smooth bastard files,
Blistered Steel, A Sweep Mill, Quick Silver, brass & Iron sieves,
brushes of several sorts & several other Goods bought of sundry
sons as by theire severall acquittances amots: together to ye sue of
133:16:10
For four cutting Engins, two flatting presses, one coyning
press, two paire of Rollers & other things bought of ye Ingineer
in ye Tower as by his Bill of rticulars
150:00:00
For several Ballances, Weights, & Counterpoizes &c bought
of Mr. Ino. Smart as by his Bill of prticulars
41:02:06
For Puncheons & Dyes for all ye species of Money &
for small Puncheons & Letters had of ye Gravers & Smith, in ye
Tower as by theire Bill or rticulars
207:14:00
Total 532: 13: 04

Besides these sus disburs'd by me there is ye sue of sixty pounds due to my clerk Mr. Richard Morgan by Her Majties Warrt: whereby he was sent from here to instruct & assist ye clerks of ye said Mint at Edinburgh wch: service he formed duly as appears by ye certificate of ye officers of ye said Mint — There is also due to Dr. David Greggory by Her Majties. Warrt: the sue of two hundred & fifty Pounds for his charges & service in going from here to assist oversee & direct ye officers of ye said Mint at Edinburgh according to ye methods of ye Mint in ye Tower and attending in this service for ye space of three months dated from ye time of his going from hence besides a month more spent in ye said service for wch. your Lordsp is Impowered by ye said Warrt: to make him \such/ further allowance as yor/ Lordsp shall think reasonable which allowance I humbly propose to be 50£ if yor: Lordsp shall think fitt

The payment of all which sues I humbly pray your Lordsp to order or cause to be paid out of ye proper Fund when I conceive to be ye Bullion which is appropriated to ye service of Her Majtis. Mint at Edinburgh and is at present in ye hands of Daniel Stewart Collector thereof or ye Civil List to be reinbursed {sic} out of that Fund hereafter

All which is most humbly submitted

to your Lordsps Great wisdom:

Isaac Newton

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[1] Mint Office
Ianuary 21th: 17078

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