Council Chamber in Dublin Castle 7th Iune 1712

My Lord

Her Majestys Order in Council directing several forreign gold coynes to be made current in this Kingdome, having bin transmitted to us, We did in Order to put her Majestys commands in execution consider the Proclamation issued Iune 1711 for making forreign coyne current in this Kingdome which directed allowances ot be made for any deficiency in any piece of gold or silver coyne then made current. But taking notice that in her Majestys said Order there are not any directions for making making such allowances We would not take upon us to make any addition to the directions given by her Majesty without the signification of her pleasure therein, and therefore We have thought fit to transmit to your Grace her Majestys said Order as also the said late Proclamation that you may please to lay the same before her Majesty for her further consideration.

We take this opportunity of acquainting your Grace that in the late fire which happened at the Council Chamber, the Original Proclamation which passed under the Great seal for making Forreign Coynes that passed in payment here current, was destroyed so that the Cl{a}rk of the Council cannot certify that the printed Proclamation agrees verbatim with the Original under the great seal as the late Act of Parliament which passed in 1709 requires for the conviction of persons who shall counterfeit the coyn made current by Proclamation. And therefore it being necessary to renew the said former Proclamation, We humbly pray your Grace to lay this whole matter before her Majesty that We may have her Majesties Orders (if shall be so gra{c}{t}iously pleased) to insert all in one new Proclamation with directiosn to make the proper allowances for deficiency in wieght as in the said former Proclamation is mentioned, which We nevertheless most humbly submit to your Graces consideration & remain

My Lord

Your Graces most humble Servants

Con Phipps Canc.

Abercorn W. Kildare Rich Cox

Io. Tuam

Tho. Killaloe

Cha Fielding P Savage Sam Dopping Ros. Rockfor{d}{dt}

Cha. Dering Piece Butler

Tho. Keightley

[1] <241v>


My Lord Treasurer having received from Mr Southwell the inclosed Representation from the Lords of the Privy Council in Ireland desiring some alteration to be made in a late Order of Council, & the Proclamation intended thereby relating to the currency of forreign coynes in that Kingdom I am commanded (in the absence of the secretaries) to transmit to you the said Representation with the said Order of Council & other papers which you are desired to peruse & Report to his Lordship assoon as conveniently you can what you think proper to be done with respect to the alteration proposed by the Lords of the Council of Ireland. I am



You most humble Servant

I. Taylour


[1] To the Duke of Ormond.

[2] Treasury Chambers
16 Iune 1712

[3] To Sir Isaac Newton Knight
Master of the Mint.

© 2020 The Newton Project

Professor Rob Iliffe
Director, AHRC Newton Papers Project

Scott Mandelbrote,
Fellow & Perne librarian, Peterhouse, Cambridge

Faculty of History, George Street, Oxford, OX1 2RL - newtonproject@history.ox.ac.uk

Privacy Statement

  • University of Oxford
  • Arts and Humanities Research Council
  • JISC