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
August 6, 1798.
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,
James Barry, Esq.