p 42. lin 28. for: an offender &c read: a false coyner or clipper or importer of false of clipt money receive a reward of 40s

p 43 lin 3 for: did mightily encourage, read: encouraged

p. 54 l. 12. read: Hereupon the Kings Receivers & Collectors being order{ed} by the Commissioners of his Majestys Treasury to receive Guineas at no more then 21s 6d, & an advertisement thereof being published in the Gazet, they presently began to pass at that rate & still continue to do so as they did also many years before 1695.

p 58. l. 18. In stead of [The Gentlemen of the Office of Ordnance] read The Garrison

{Ib}. lin 25 & 28 Instead of of [the Ordnance] read [the Garrison.]

p.62 l. 27. After [weekly] may be added. And the like observations were made of the Mills, Marking Engins & Furnaces for knowing the dispatch of each.

p. 70 l 16,17 Quære if forreign silver was not dearer.

p. 73 l {ult}. add: Also any person might before 1st Iune 1697 pay this years taxes or any part thereof in such wrought plate at such rate as aforesaid

p 82 {Delete} [which was what he would undertake provided &c] & scribe: & for an experiment he edges some blanks of Tin with a groove and then he discovered that his designe was to be made Supervisor of the Mint for putting these things in practise & published his proposal in which he made severe reflections upon the Officers & others of the Mint as unskilful people that he might recommend himself the move.

Mr Newton then Warden of the Mint represented to some of the Committee on the other hand that his way of Chaloners would be slow & chargeable & subject to other inconveniences. For – – – cast with a high impression & smoothed between two <265v> dyes by a small stroke of a hammer. That one man ––– cast money with a groove, that the greatest part of the hammered money was already recoynd, & that Peter Blo{n}deau the Engineer who first set up the way of coynage in the Tower by the Mill & Press coyned some milled money with a groove but soon left of that way of coynage

p. 83 l. 16. after [purpose] add: & produced Pierce as an evidence of what he said. And Tho. Holloway

p 87 l 35.      sent back to the Tower & registered & defaced according to the usuall practise of the Mint, they being of no further use. The country Mints had kept their dyes so carefully that none were missing. Vpon examination it appeared that every Mint returned back the same number of dyes of every sort which they had received from the Tower.


p. 0. NB. The accounts of the Country Mints have not yet past the Audit.

p. 2. lin 6. Read. At the same time our commerce with France brought us yearly in arrear of a million, & a vast

{Ib}. l. 30. delete – & the Indies.

{Il} l 32. Read. till all the legal silver coyn was vanished.

pag. 7. l. 20. read. Darius a King of the Medes & Persians ancienter then Darius Hystaspis coynd pure gold

pag 22 lin 5,6. Let the summs 700000li & 130000li be reexamined.

p. 29. lin 5 delete milled & {lege} hammered

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