Edinbrugh Ianry 29: 171213

To Dr. fauquier


I was Honoured with your missive of the 23 August past desireing I would explain to Sir Isaac Newton what I had writ anent the Recoinage occasioned by a Difference arisen betwixt Mr. Allardes Representative and those of my Brother Patrick Scott who was his Depute I writ Sir Isaac upon the 28 said month and on the 27 Novr. with an exact abreviat of the whole Bullion Imported into the Mint and the Waste arising thereupon I never had any return from Sir Isaac. Sir it would be a singular Kindness if you would communicate to Me Sir Isaacs thoughts of the Matter for I am lost to importune him further seeing I hear he has been valetudinary which am heartily sorry for: I beg leave also to intreat your own opinion and what other experienced people belonging to your Mint Iudge of it which I request you will nott deny me My good Friend Mr Thos: Scott will call for your Answer and transmitt itt to my hands: here under is an Extract of the whole Recoynage from the Mint Books that you may have it under consideration hoping you'll pardon this trouble and freedom I am


Your Most Humble and most

Obedient Servant

Hercules Scott.

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