# Draft Letter from Newton Concerning Treasury Business

In answer to the Memorial of M^{r} Nicholson & M^{r} Briggs I humbly represent that I told them that without a Warrant from the King I could not receive copper in blanks nor coin money with round edges for the people, that M^{r} Appleby & M^{r} Hines having all things ready for a triall were to coyne their five Tunns in the first place & that when I was ready for the Memorialists I would give them notice, but it would take up some time first to prepare for a tryall. There is no difficulty in rounding the edges of the blanks, & I have not delivered another Cutter to M^{r} Appleby & M^{r} Hines, & they are not contractors with your Lordships, but my servants upon tryal & good behaviour. know And if the Minimalists have built furnaces & prepared a sufficient quantity of copper ready for the cutters, & been at sufficient charges in preparing the same they have done it contrary to my advice & without staying for sufficient authority & can blame no body but themselves if they should lose their charges.

All which &c

Is. Newton

Globus aquæ 1 dig. diametro pendebat 132,8 grana & globus plumbei huic æqualis pendebat $\mathrm{132,8}\times {11\frac{1}{2}}^{\mathrm{gr}}=\begin{array}{r}1328\phantom{0}\\ 1328\\ 664\end{array}\}={\mathrm{1527,2}}^{\mathrm{gr}}$. Globus plumbei duplo diametro $={\mathrm{12217,6}}^{\mathrm{gr}}$. Pondus globi aquei huic æqualis $={\mathrm{1062,4}}^{\mathrm{gr}}$. Pondus globi aeris huic æqualis $={\mathrm{1,235349}}^{\mathrm{gr}}$. Pondus globi plumbei in vacuo $\mathrm{12218,83539}$ $\mathrm{1,235349}.\mathrm{12218,83539}\colon\colon {5\frac{1}{3}}^{\mathrm{dig.}}$ $\begin{array}{lll}\mathrm{61094,17695}& & {52671.}^{\mathrm{dig}}=2\mathrm{F}\\ \underset{\u203e}{\phantom{0}\mathrm{4072,94513}}& =\\ \mathrm{65167,12108}\\ \mathrm{61767,45}\phantom{000}\\ \phantom{0}3999\phantom{,}671& & 16.1\frac{1}{2}.1\left|32.3\right|64.6.\\ \phantom{0}2470\phantom{,}698\\ \phantom{00}828\phantom{,}973& & 129.258.37\phantom{\rule{1em}{0ex}}\text{ad}\phantom{\rule{1em}{0ex}}1.\frac{4}{37}+\frac{1}{7}\\ \phantom{00}\underset{\u203e}{\phantom{0}74\phantom{,}1310}\\ \phantom{00}\phantom{00}8\phantom{,}7763\\ \phantom{00}\phantom{00}8\phantom{,}6474\\ \phantom{00}\phantom{000}\phantom{,}1289\end{array}$ ${4389.}^{\mathrm{ped}}{3}^{\mathrm{dig}}.$ $\mathrm{F}={2194.}^{\mathrm{ped}}{7\frac{1}{2}}^{\mathrm{dig}}.$ Globus pondere suo 12318,8354 tempore $1\mathrm{\u2033}$ describit in vacuo dig ${193\frac{1}{3}}^{\mathrm{dig}}$ et pondere 12217,6 dig 193