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My Lord

I herewith send your Lordship a copy of the Report of the Officers of the Mint upon a Petition from Cornwall for a new contract for Tin at such a price as her Majesty might not lose by, & for taking off a greater quantity of Tin then before. A few months before the date of this Report I computed the price at 3li 8s 6d supposing no more Tin to be received then the consumption would carry off: for preventing of which I added the last clause of this report.

I send your Lordship also a further Report upon the present state of the Tin, and remain

My Lord

[1]

& most obedient servant

Is. Newton

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NB. Mr Stratford was not to sell under 9$\frac{1}{2}$ styvers per pound weight Hamborough. Ninety two pound weight Hamborough make {1}00lwt averdupois & 50 styvers make 4s 6 sterling at a par.

[1] Mint Office 28 Aug. 1711

[2] Lord High Treasurer