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May it please your Lordship

In obedience to your Lordships verbal order, I humbly lay before your Lordship an account of the plate brought into the Mint between the 15th of May & the 19th of Iune inclusively amounts to 7940lwt 4oz 8dwt 1gr which after the rate of 5s 2d per ounce will make the summ 24615li. 2s. 8d45.

The receipts given for Plate brought into the Mint before the 15th of May amount unto 48845li. 11s. 8d34, & the Plate was melted into 19 Ingots & made 14640lwt. 1. 12. 6 of standard silver besides what remaines in the sweep.

The receipts given for Plate brought into the Mint from the 15th day of May to the 19th day of Iune inclusive amount unto 26564. 18. 6. & the Plate was melted into 97 Ingots & made 7940lwt. 4oz. 8dwt. 1gr of standard silver besides what remaines in the sweep. This standard silver after the rate of 5s 2d per ounce will made 24615. 2. 814 of new monies which being deducted from the summ f the receipts leaves a loss of 1949li. 15s. 10d

These have been brought into the Mint since the 19th of Iune 362012 ounces of Plate old standard & ounces of plate which after the rrate of 5s 5d old & 5s 8d new will amount unto 1405li. 11s. 00 & the silver will make about 1300 pounds of new money in tale. but this is not yet melted nor are any receipts given for it excepting for about 300 ounces. I pray your Lordships directions whether this Plate shall be coyned or returned to the owners.

The silver to be got out of the sweep will exceed all charges relating to the first melting & if your Lordship pleases to allow the melter after the rate of 5s per Ingot for battering the silver to fit it for the melting pot, & for melting it & making up the sweep, (which I account a reasonable allowance:) I shall be able to state the whole account to your Lordship so soon as the sweep is made up & the coinage finished.

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