I understand that a report has been sometime spreading among the Fellows of the Royal Society as if I was about the 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 with Mr Hoar's place were it offered me. You will thereby oblige

Your most humble and
most obedient Servant

Is. Newton.

Cambridge. Mar. 14


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