# Memorandum: 'Plate Melted att the Tower anno 1696'

Plate Melted all the Tower Anno 1696

Weight before Melted | Weight after Melted | Totall Worsness | Totall Wast | ||||||||

_{lwt} | _{lwt} | _{oz} | _{dwt} |
_{lwt} | _{oz} | _{dwt} |
_{lwt} | _{oz} | _{dwt} |
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22884: | 0: | 0 | 22716: | 3: | 15 | 684: | 11: | 9 | 167: | 8: | 5 |

Attest by Robert Rayner.

Ex^{a}: by Iohn Seacroft.

Totall Worsness is .... 1^{s}: 10^{d}$\frac{1}{4}$^{d} ꝑ Lwt

Totall Wast is ..... 0: 5: $\frac{1}{4}$ ꝑ D^{o}

The weight before {illeg}|melting| by the account of M^{r} Reynor 22{illeg}|88|4^{lwt}: 1^{oz}. 15^{dwt}

The weight after melting by y^{e} account of M^{r} Reynor 22716. 3. 15 by y^{e} Mint account 22804. 2. 0. The reason of y^{e} difference is the recconing of an Ingot for plate by\in/ the Mint account w^{ch} {illeg}|in| {illeg}|y^{e}| other account is recconed for hammered money.

Total worsness by both accounts 684^{lwt}. 11^{oz}. 9^{dwt}.

Total wast by M^{r} Reynors account 167. 8. 5, by y^{e} mint ac{illeg}|c|ount 79^{l{b}|wt|}. 11^{oz}. 1{illeg}|5|^{dwt}. Granes {p^{d}} per lw^{t}.

Total {w}|W|orsness \of the whole/ b{illeg}|y| the mint account 7^{dwt}. 5^{gr} by M^{r} Reynors account 7^{dwt} 5^{gr}$\frac{2}{3}$. y^{t} is 2^{s}. 1^{d}. per lwt

Wast of the whole by {illeg}|y|^{t} Mint account is (20$\frac{1}{5}$^{grains}, y^{t} is 2^{d}$\frac{7}{8}$ & deducting a penny for {illeg} granes or sweep there {illeg}|rem|ains) 2|1|^{d}$\frac{7}{8}$ w^{ch} is y^{t} same wast w^{th} that of {illeg}|the|{illeg} hammered money. By M^{r} Reynors account y^{e} wast is 6^{d}. & deducting y^{t} sweep. 5^{d} \per lwt/ w^{ch} certainly is too much.