To the Right Honourable the Earl of Godolphin Lord High Treasurer of great Britain.

May it please your Lordship

We humbly beg leave to lay before your Lordship that Mr Daniel Stuart the Collector of the Bullion for her Majesties Mint at Edinburgh is newly dead (as we hear by the last Post) & that in our humble opinion the place of Collector of the Bullion being irregular should cease & the said Bullion be henceforth paid by the Vnder Collectors into the hands of the Cashkeeper of North Britain & kept apart in the Exchequer in a proper Chest under the key of the said Cashkeeper & also, if it be thought fit, under the key of the General of her Majesties said Mint (as is directed by the Scotch Act of Parliament whereby this Duty is granted to the Mint,) & that it be issued out thence from time to time by Warrants to the General & Master of the said Mint & kept apart in the Treasury of the said Mint under the keys of the General the Master & the Wardens for defraying the charges of coynage & repairs & paying of Salaries, & be accounted for annually by the Master, so that the two Mints in respect of their cash may be under the same Rules in conformity to the Act of Vnion & the Indenture of her Majesties Mints

All which is most humbly submitted to your Lordships great Wisdom{e}.


Is. Newton

[1] Mint Office 14th April     1709.

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