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The System of the World - Book 7: Chapter 2 Summary & Analysis

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Book 7: Chapter 2 Summary

Westminster Place, June 11, 1714

Sir Isaac comes before the House of Lords and is held accountable for the events at the English Mint on April 23, 1714. The House of Lords also relieves Colonel Barnes of his duties and Sergeant Bob Shaftoe is relocated to new quarters. At this time, Sir Isaac discovers a forged document within the Pyx and is mortified.

Book 7: Chapter 2 Analysis

While the officials and lords protest at the inquiry, it is nothing more than an inspection of the Pyx. Lord Ravenscar feels he must defend Sir Isaac's honor and his actions. Ravenscar urges Newton not offer his opinions under questioning, but Sir Isaac refuses to listen and expresses his thoughts against the lord's wishes.

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