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Edinburgh 12 Febry. 1709.

Honoured Sir

The former kindnesses and Acts of Iustice You have done me, makes me presume in the close of our Recoinage to give You the trouble of the inclosed Memorial: As to which I must beg Your advice and direction in every particular, for I depend upon it it will be Iust, And I must acknowledge I am but a Stranger to what may be proper for me to do on this occasion.

I also beg leave to mind You again of Robert Miller Her Majesties Clerk in this Mint who was appointed by the Government to oversee the weight and take the Specie from the Bank, with a promise of a suteable Reward, He has made application to the Lord High Treasurer by a Petition, whereof I also inclose a Copy for Your information, I doubt not you'l find his desire Iust: And therefore I must intreat Your good Offices in his behalf. He is a very honest Man, and his Sallary is but small; and if there were any incouragement to expect some addition to it, I should be glad to be directed in the manner to get it done. I do assure You Sir, I as heartily recommend his concern to your consideration as it were my own. I hope You'l pardon my freedom, and I would reckon my Self very happy to have any opportunity to testifying gratitude to You and shall still be

Honoured Sir

Your most Faithfull and obedient
servant.

GEO: Allardese

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