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Catalog Name MINT00130
Title 'Coppy of the Paper delivered to Mr Auditor ffoley relating to the Accompts of the Mint with respect to the 3500.- per annum allowed by Parliament'
Author Isaac Newton
Place of Origin no place assigned
Origin Date 1714
Repository National Archives (Kew, Richmond)
Pages 915
Wordcount 0

Counting the warden's incidental expenses, outgoings in 1712 exceeded the statutory limit (3,500) by 99.9s., and the then auditor [Edward] Harley refused to pass them until a bricklayer's bill for 130 was deducted [see MINT00129 (Mint 19/1/332)]. Newton objects that the warden's incidental expenses had never before been counted within this limit, and sets out his own distinction between regular expenses to which the limit should apply and extraordinary ones to which it should not.

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