# Covering letter for MINT00159 (I.228-9).

May it please your Lordship

I herewith send Lordship a Paper of the steps by which the Triall of the Pix proceeds, together with an Extract of so much of the Indenture of the Mint as relates to this Triall. And in anything in which I can serve your Lordship I should be glad to receive your Lordships commands, being

My Lord

Your Lordships most humble

& most obedient servant

Is. Newton

<236v>1^{lwt} of ☉ money = 44$\frac{1}{2}$ Guineas =47.16.9 = 11 oz fine ☉

1^{lwt} of ☾ money = 3^{li} 2^{s} = 11 oz 2^{dwt} fine ☾ = 11.1^{oz} fine ☾

A pound weight Troy of standard Gold is cut into 44$\frac{1}{2}$ Guineas which at 21^{s} 6^{d} the Guineas amount unto 47^{li} 16^{s} 9^{d}. This is the value of 11 ounces, of fine Gold. Therefore a pound weight of fine gold is worth 52^{li}. 3^{s}. 8$\frac{8}{11}$

A pound weight Troy of standard silver is cut into 62 shillings. This is the value of 11^{oz} 2^{dwt} of fine silver. Therefore a pound weight of fine silver is worth 3.7.0$\frac{12}{37}$

And 15^{Lwt} of fine silver is worth 50.5.4$\frac{32}{37}$. And a pound weight of fine ☉ is worth more then 15^{lwt} of fine silver by 1^{li}.18^{s}.4^{d}.$\frac{8}{11}$-$\frac{32}{37}$

A pound weight (Troy) of standard silver is cut into 62 shillings. This is value of 11^{oz} 2^{dwt} of fine silver. Therefore the value of 11^{oz} of fine ☾ is worth. 3. 1. 5$\frac{11}{37}$.

And 15 × 11 oz is worth 46.1.7$\frac{17}{37}$. And 11^{oz} ☉ = 44$\frac{1}{2}$ Guineas is worth more by 1.15.1$\frac{1}{2}$