Letter from PRIVY COUNCIL to JAMES BARRY, written 6 August 1798, at Whitehall, London

Source: Fryer, Works of Barry, ii. 615.

The Privy Council Committee on Coin, a committee of the House of Lords responsible for the manufacture and design of British coinage, had approached the Royal Academy for advice on designing new coins for Great Britain. Barry had written to the Council on 31 July giving his views on the matter and the way the Academy was handling the request.

Sir Stephen Cottrell (1738-1818), Master of Ceremonies in the Royal household, was one of the clerks of the Privy Council.

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Council-Office, Whitehall, August 6, 1798.

Sir,

I am directed by the Lords of his Majesty's Most Honourable Privy Council to acquaint you, that the Earl of Liverpool1 laid before their lordships your letter of the 31st ult.2 and I am to return you their lordships' thanks for the observations and information contained therein. I am, sir, your most obedient, humble servant,

Stephen Cottrell

James Barry, Esq.