To the Right Honourable the Lord High Treasurer of England.

May it please your Lordship

In obedience to your Lordships Order of the 3d Order of the 3d Instant we have considered the Inventory therewith sent us of Tools & other necessaries proposed to be provided in London for the use of her Majesties Mint in Scotland, & are humbly of Opinion, that besides the two Pyles of Standard weights, two Triall pieces for crown gold & two Trial pieces for standard silver mentioned in our late report of March     it may be convenient to sent to them from her Majesties Mint in the Tower the things which we have here set down with their prizes as follows.

One set of Bell weights for Gold 2.00.00
One set of Bell weights for Silver 4.10.00
Two sets of penny weights grains & coyn-weights 0.9.00
One douzen of sixing scales with counterpoises 6.12.00
One pair of cast Rollers
One set of brass Patterns for casting the barrs of gold & silver

If more sets of these things be wanted they may be either bought in shops or made in Scotland by the patterns above mentioned, or sent from the Tower if your Lordship pleases.

The blistered steel, the German steel, the Mercury, Alume, Winestone, Charcoal, Bone-ashes, Coppel molds, Mufflers, Essay Ballances, Bras Calms, Files, Brushes, Table Vice, Grindstones, Oylestones & Sweep-Miln are usefull in coyning, but may be provided by the Officers of the Mint in Scotland as formerly, they being to be had in shops, & the new Mint not differing in these things from the old. We do not think it necessary that all these things should be sent from London, but have notwithstanding set down in the schedule annexed the prizes in London of all the things in their Inventory, excepting that we do not know what they mean by a sizing Miln & Iusting Flots large scratches half wier, there being no such names of things in use amongst us.

All which &c

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