Catalogue Entry: MINT00857

Response to a petition from Anthony Redhead [former master of the Norwich Mint] against unjust and over-long imprisonment

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: MINT 19/2/485, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

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As the Mint Board understand it, a confiscation order was served on Redhead at Michaelmas 1699 by [Thomas] Neale [then master of the London Mint] because he owed the Norwich Mint over £3,300. He has been in gaol ever since and appears to be without funds: they recommend he be released subject to approval by the Queen's Counsel.

Printed in NC, 7: 427-8. Clerical copy dated 5 August 1702 in PRO, Mint 1/7, p. 40.

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