I understand that a report has been sometime spreading among ye Fellows of ye Royal Society as if I was about ye Longitude at Sea. For putting a stop to that report pray do me the favour to acquaint them (as you have occasion) that I am not about it. And if the rumour of preferment for me in the Mint should hereafter upon the death of Mr Hoar or any other occasion be revived, I pray that you would endeavour to obviate it by acquainting your friends that I neither put in for any place in the Mint nor would meddle wth Mr Hoar's place were it offered me. You will thereby oblige

Yor most humble and
most {illeg}|o|bedient Servant

Is. Newton.

Cambridge. Mar. 14


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