Catalogue Entry: MINT00861

Report on two coinage offenders

Author: Isaac Newton, Comptroller

Source: MINT 19/1/466-7, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

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Having been asked their opinion of a proposal to pardon the counterfeiters Jane Housden and Mary Pitman, observe that this is Pitman's first offence but Housden has a previous conviction for counterfeiting, besides other convictions for clipping and for receiving counterfeit money.

[No explicit recommendation on the proposal is given.]


Sent by Newton and the comptroller in the absence of the warden, who would normally be responsible for such matters.

Printed in NC, 5: 68-70.

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