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The Lords Commrs: of his Matys: Treary desire You to prepare & lay before their Lordps a State of the Gold & Silver Coins of this Kingdom both as to their Weight & Fineness with the Difference in Value between a Guinea & 21sh: & 6d in Silver together with Your Observations & Opinion And their Lordps being Informed yt. great Quantities of Silver Coins are melted by sevl: ꝑsons for their private Lucre contrary to Law {d}|t|o direct You to propose what Method you think will be most Effectual for preventing & discouraging that evil practice I am &c 12 Augt. 1717

W Lowndes.

[1] Sr. Isaac Newton abt: ye. silver Coin & Gold coin &c

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