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To His Grace the Duke of Shrewsbury Lord Treasurer of Great Britain

May it please Your Grace.

Vpon an Order from my Late Lord Treasurer dated Iuly 27: 1714. that we should give our opinion upon the Inclosed petition of severall Traders in the Woollen Manufactures in and about Taunton, that the Moydors of Portugall may there be [1]received by the Collectors of the Revenues at 28s a piece: We humbly represent that by their Weight and assay they are worth about 27s: 7d14 a piece at a Medium, but are frequently culled in London and the lighter pieces sent to other places to be put away where people will receive them, and those lighter pieces are scarce worth above 27s: 6d one with another, which is the price that the Collectors of the Revenues are willing to take them at.

All which is most humbly submitted.

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