To his Grace the Duke of Shrewsbury Lord High Treasurer of great Britain

May it pl. yor Grace

Fifty Medalls of Gold made upon the late peace cost 168li & at ye same rate 300 Medalls now ordered upon his Mats coronation will cost 1008li. ||There were then no medalls of silver made upon ye Peace for her Majts use but the twelve hundred made {illeg}|a|t her Mats Coronation took up 634 ounces \& a quarter/ of fine silver which was after the rate of almost eleven penny weight to each medall & if there be now allowed eleven penny weight to each medall that the impression may rise high the silver & refining at 5s 8d per ounce will amount unto 187li & workmanship at 6d per Medall to 30li. In {a} In all the charge of the silver Medalls will amount unt {sic} 217li which being added to the charge of the Gold Medalls makes the whole charge 1225li besides the charge of receiving the money wch may amount to about five pounds more. I humbly pray your {L}|G|race that this money may be imprest to me out of any branch of the civill list for buying the gold & silver & paying for the coynage.

All wch &c.

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