Whitehall, April 4

On the 28th past the Corpse of Sir Isaac Newton lay in State in the Jersualem Chamber, and was buried from thence in Westminster-Abbey near the Entry into the Choir. The Pall was supported by the Lord High Chancellour, the Dukes of Montrose and Roxburgh, and the Earls of Pembroke, Sussex and Macclesfield, being Fellows of the Royal Society. The Honourable Sir Michael Newton, Knight of the Bath, was Chief Mourner, and was followed by some other Relations, and several eminent Persons intimately acquainted with the Deceased. The Office was performed by the Bishop of Rochester attended by the Prebends and Choir.

His Majesty has been graciously pleased to grant the Employment of Master and Worker of the Mint, which he enjoyed above 27 years, to his Nephew John Conduitt, Esquire.

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