By the Coinage Act of ye. 18th. of Car. 2d. the Fees and salaries of the Officers of the Mint, the charges of Providing maintaining and reparing {sic} the houses, Offices and Buildings of the mint and other Necessaries for Assaying, Melting-down & Coyning were not to exceed Three thousand pounds ꝑ Ann. but that sum not being found sufficient, and ye residue of ye. mony Arising by ye. said Coynage Act being appropriated, a further Provision was made of any sum not exceeding five hundred Pounds ꝑ Ann for ye. same uses by an Act 4to. & 5to. Annæ; And Mr. Auditor Harley finding that by ye. Inclosed Accompts both these sums have been Exceeded in the Articles abovemenconed, directs me to send you ye. said Accompts, desiring the said Charges may be reduced, as they ought to be, according to ye. direction of the saic Acts, I am



© 2024 The Newton Project

Professor Rob Iliffe
Director, AHRC Newton Papers Project

Scott Mandelbrote,
Fellow & Perne librarian, Peterhouse, Cambridge

Faculty of History, George Street, Oxford, OX1 2RL - newtonproject@history.ox.ac.uk

Privacy Statement

  • University of Oxford
  • Arts and Humanities Research Council
  • JISC