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

May it please yor Lordp

According to yor Lordps verbal Order to lay before yor Lordp from time to time\from time to time/ Memorials of what may be requisite for setting on foo{illeg}|t| the coynage in Scotland wth 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 t|m|ore Clerks errors are sometimes committed & the silver not rightly standarded, that their assaying & rating & standarding & way of book-keeping differ from ours & must {ab}be set right, & that none of their chief Officers have yet acquainted themselves with our practise: I have desired\proposed that/spoke with\/ Dr Gregory of \Professor of Astronomy at/ Oxford \(as I acquainted yor Lordp)/ & \with/ one of the Clerks {illeg}|of| the Mint in the Tower to go from hence\should/to\ about going to that Mint/ {illeg}|to| in{illeg}|st|ruct their Officers & Clerk & assist the{illeg}|m| in their business till next Michaelmas so that the coynage may be there speedily \& duly/ set on foot |[|& to give us notice of what is further want to put that Mint in good order|]|: and if yor Lordp approves thereof I humbly desire \propose/ that for their encouragement\settling this matter/ it may be referred \a suitable recompen{illeg}|c|e pre{illeg} for that service may be appointed by your Lordp {illeg} & {of} some proper fund/ \or that the consideration thereof may be|ing| first refe{illeg}|r|red/ to such persons as yor Lordp shall think fit|.| to consider of a suitable recompense for that service & out of what fund it shall be paid & to report their opinion to your Lordp.

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

All which is most humbly submitted to

Mint Office
Mint Office
23 Iune. 1707.

Yor Lordps great wisdome.

I{s. Newton}

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After my hearty commendations, Whereas the Lord of her Majties most honble Privy Councill have appointed the day of Iuly next a 9 of the clock in the morning to have a Triall of the

According to yor Lops verbal order that I should lay before your Lop memorials of what may be requisite\from time to time of what may be requisite from time to time/ for setting on foot ye coynage in Scotland wth all expedition, I humbly represent that upon being informed that there is but one clerk in that Mint for rating & standarding, wch makes {illeg} that errors in the allay are frequently\sometimes/ committed for want of more hands, that Clerks, t{o}|h|at they\ir/ way of computing differs from ours & must be {rect} altered, & that their assays must also be charged, I have\rectified/ & that none of their chief Officers have yet acquainted themselves wth our methods, & rates of\practise/ {th}|I| have desired Dr Gregory to go fr \the Astrony {sic} at Oxford/ & ne of the Clerks in the Mint in the Tower to go from hence to instruct their Clerks & Officers & Clerks & see that all proce{illeg} the coynage be there \duly/ set on foot under the rules of her Maties Mint in the Tower & for that end to stay there till \next/ Michaelmas: but & if your Lop approves thereof I humbly desire that for their encouragemt a suitable recompe for their encouragement it may be referred to yor Lop to consider to such persons as yor Lop shall think fit to consider of a suitable reward\allowance/ for that service & out of what fund it should\shall/ be paid|.| & {t}

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