To the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of his Majestys Treasury

May it please your Lordships

4 A new Mint being a thing of publick concern I could be glad ti wave any private advantage I may have by the Coynage in the Tower to oblige the Gentlemen of Ireland.3 And if they will be at the Charge & his Majesty shall think fit to order such a Mint to be erected, I am ready to contribute what I can to the best manner of setting it up, as by supplying them with Dyes &c.1 I am satisfyed that the Memorial of my Lord Chancellour of Ireland was well intended2 & if a Mint be only desired for two or three years to coyn the forreign moneys now in Ireland into English moneys I do not I do not see that such a coynage (if it stop there) would prejudice the Trade of England or the Mint in the Tower.5 I believe the same money under all the same laws would be best for most nations. But the Question whether a new Mint shall be erected tho but for a year or two depends most upon some considerations which the Officers of the Mint reccon above them & which makes us cautious & afraid of danger.

All which is humbly submitted

Is. New{ton}

Such A mint would be inclinable to irregularities, & bad accompts & {illeg} up might increase the number of fals coyners

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