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The System of the World - Study Guide Book 8: Chapter 35 Summary & Analysis

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Book 8: Chapter 35 Summary

The Trial of the Pyx:

The Pyx arrives and the twelve goldsmiths are sworn in. They take an oath before the court to honestly report if the monies are correct in weight and quality according to the king's standards. Sir Isaac's presence is demanded and Catherine Barton steps forward to proclaim his illness. She also announces that the ailing philosopher is seated in a sedan chair waiting outside but needs Daniel to act as his voice. The officials agree to this and Daniel discovers that Sir Isaac has died in his sedan chair.

Book 8: Chapter 35 Analysis

The official procedure is altered when Daniel acts on Sir Isaac's behalf. Daniel is changing the system of Parliament and current law, which governs the Pyx. Daniel is honored that Sir Isaac has asked him for help despite the animosity between them. Their relationship is confusing and often leaves...

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