In obedience to an Order of Reference of the late Lords Iustices dated 11th Octob. 1720 upon a Memorial of Mr Iohn Rotherham proposing a new method of coyning the moneys of Gold & Silver so as to prevent the counterfeiting of the current coin thereof & to make it more durable provided he may be assured of a Reward before he discovers his secret & praying that it may be examined: I humbly represent that he offers nothing to be examined & without examination I am in the dark & know not what report to make. I take him to be an idle{r he}{ who} a trifler more fit to embroyle the coinage then to mend it.

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