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Mint Office Iune 16. 1703.

Sir

Vpon stating Accompts yesterday with the Commissioners for Prizes concerning the Gold & Silver taken at Vigo & sent into the Mint, we found the same as follows.

The Accompt of the Silver
Silver delivered into the Mint at several times (besides an
    Altar piece & Salver not weighed)
lwtozdwt
4504.2.0
Coyned & paid to the Commissioners for Prizes 1000li weighing 321.2.13
Paid to Sir Cloudsly Shovel 1000li in pieces of 88 weighing 289.10.5
Pieces of 88 remaining in the Mint 171.1.10
Three Ingots imported & 48 others melted out of old Plate,
    Cakes, Wedges &c & remaining in the Mint
3283.6.0
Plate reserved as valuable for its fashion 415.4.4
Wast in the melting arising chiefly from the fuming of
    the leady Cakes, Virgin Silver & Soder
16.7.11
Iron & Brass taken out of the Plate 6lwt. 8oz 6dwt. Allay put
    in to make the money standard 2oz. 9dwt. The difference
6.5.17
4504.2.0
The Accompt of the Gold.
Gold delivered into the Mint at several times 7.8.16.6
Coyned & paid to the Commissioners for Prizes 267li. 7s. 9d weighing 5.7.5.12
Remaining in the Mint 2.1.10.18
7.8.16.6

I believe it may be proper to acquaint my Lord High Treasurer with this Accompt. And whenever his Lordship pleases to give further directions about disposing of what remains in the Mint I shall be ready to assist in the execution as far as I can be serviceable. I am

Your most humble & most obedient

servant

Is. Newton

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