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To the most Honourable the Earl of Oxford & Earl Mortimer

Lord High Treasurer of Great Britain.

May it please your Lordship

In obedience to your Lordships Order signified to us by Mr Lownds his Letter of the 27th. of Ianuary last, namely that we should send your Lordship an Account of the whole quantity of Tyn which her Majesty hath paid for, that now remains unsold as well in our Custody in the Tower as in the hands of the Agents for Tyn in Cornwal & Devon & at Hamburgh Holland or elsewhere with as near an estimate as we can of the value thereof, or what the same when sold may produce in to the Exchequer. We humbly represent that upon the 19th. Instant there were in the Tower 1919Tuns. 6ton symbol in text. 2qr 9li which at 3£. 16s per ton symbol in text (the selling price at present) amounts to £145869 00s. 1d. In the hands of the Agents in Cornwal were 835Tunns. 3ton symbol in text. 3qr. 11li which at £3. 15s per ton symbol in text, the selling price there, amounts unto £62639. 8s. 7d. In Devonshire there were 34Tuns. 18ton symbol in text. 1qr. 23li. which after the same rate amounts unto £2619. 4s. 2d. In the hands of Mr Beranger at Amsterdam there were 1540 Tunns which at 4li. per ton symbol in text, the present selling price amounts unto £123200. And in the hands of Sir Iohn Lambert & Captain Gibbon at Hamburgh there were 960 Tuns, which if they can be sold at the same rate will amount unto £76800. The total quantity of the Tyn is 5289 Tunns 8ton symbol in text 3qrs. 15li. And the total price thereof according to the rates above mentioned, is £411127. 12s. 10d.

All which is most humbly submitted to your Lordships great Wisdome

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C: Peyton

Is. Newton

E Phelipps

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22th March 171314

Officers of the Mint Report about the Value of Her Majestys Tyn unsold.

[1] Mint Office
22 March 171314

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