# Holograph notes on experimental verification of the cubic content of a gallon pot, on the back of an envelope addressed to Newton

The wine Gallon is recconed by y^{e} Kings Surveyors to contein 231 \cubic inches/ The King allowing seven inches for wast of sedim^{t} &c.

By Exp^{{illeg}|t|} w^{th} wheat grains unshaken it is 225 but w^{th} a shake or by standing a while it shrinks to 224 inches

Wine Gallon of Copper in Yield Hall conte{a}|i|ns 224 cubic inches. {Its} It is 4 inches square & 14 deep.

31 Edw I anno 1302

51 Hen III to y^{e} same purpose

An 8 & 9 of K. Wililam The Mault Act.

12 Hen. VII

<459v>For

Isaak Newton Esq^{{r}} at his house in German street

London