Catalogue Entry: MINT00131

Memorandum by Newton specifying the uses to which the money allocated to the Mint by Parliament can be put, breaking it down into specific sums for specific purposes, and stating which Mint officers are responsible for allocating which funds

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: MINT 19/1/334-5, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

[Normalized Text] [Diplomatic Text]


Where any doubt arises about the interpretation of these categories, established custom should have the force of law so long as it cannot be shown to be in breach of an actual statute. Includes a résumé of the master's accounts for 1712 and justification of certain extraordinary expenses.

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