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To the Rt Honble the Earle of Godolphin Lord High Treasurer.

May it please yor Lordp

According to yor Lordps verbal order to lay before yor Lordp Memorials of what may be requisite for setting on foot the coynage in Scotl{illeg}|a|nd with Expedition; I humbly represent that upon being informed that there is but one Clerk in the Mint at Edinburgh for rating & standarding, that for want of more C{illeg}|l|erks errors are sometimes committed & the silver not rightly standarded, that their assaying & rating & standarding & way of book-keeping differ from ours & must be set right, & that none of their chief Officers have yet acquainted themselves with our practise, I have spoke wth Dr Gregory Professor of Astronomy at Oxford (as I acquainted yor Lordp) & with one of the Clerks of the Mint in the Tower about going to that Mint to instruct their Officers & Clerk & assisting them in their business till Michaelmas next{sic} so that the coynage may be there speedily & duly set on foot: And if yor Lordp approves thereof, I humbly propose that for setling this matter, a suitable recompence for that service may be appointed, the consideration thereof (if yor Lordp pleases) being first referred to such persons as yor Lordp shall thi{illeg}|n|k fit.

And whereas Dyes & perhaps Pu{illeg}|nc|h{illeg}|e|ons are to be sent from hence till such time as the work of the Graver of that Mint shall be approved, I further \humbly/ propose that the prizes of those things may be also referred & setled.

All wch is most humbly submitted to

[1]

Yor Lordps great wisdome

Is. N{ewton}

[1] Mint Office.
23 Iune. 1707.

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