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To the Right Honourable the Earle of Godolphin Lord High Treasurer.

May it please your Lordship

In obedience to your Lordships verbal order on saturday last that we should lay before your Lordship what we think proper to be done for setting on foot the coynage in the Mint at Edinburgh with all convenient speed & for trying the Pix of that Mint before her Majestys Council of Scotland: we were humbly of Opinion that in conformity to the Act of Vnion there should be made seven indented Trial pieces of crown gold & seven of standard silver; two of each metal to be kept in the two Treasuries to try the Pixes of the two Mints; two of each for the Wardens of the two Mints to try the Moneys before delivery & to decide questions between the Master and Importer about the fineness of the bullion; two of each for the Masters of the two Mints to make the money by, & one of each for the Wardens & Company of Goldsmiths to try their plate & manufactures of gold & silver: and that a Pile of standard Troy weights be made by the Deputy Chamberlains of the Exchequer for the Treasury in Scotland, & two other Piles by the Warden of this Mint in the presence of the other Officers in such manner that the small weights keep proportion with the greater as the Indenture of the Mint directs: and that all these Piles be printed like the weights sent to the Corporations & one of the two Piles delivered to your Lordships order for the use of the Mint in Scotland.

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