PEPYS’ DIARY

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Sa­muel Pepys (1633-1703) was the naval ad­min­is­tra­tor and first sec­re­tary of the Bri­tish Ad­mi­ralty. Here’s what he wrote on this day in 1665.

Up be­times and walked to my Lord Ashly, and there with Creed af­ter long wait­ing spoke with him, and was civilly used by him; thence to Sir Ph. War­wicke, and then to visit my Lord of Fal­mouth, who did also re­ceive me pretty civilly, but not as I ex­pected; he, I per­ceive, be­liev­ing that I had un­der­taken to jus­tify Povy’s ac­counts, tak­ing them upon my­self, but I rec­ti­fied him therein. So to my Lady Sand­wich’s to din­ner, and up to her cham­ber af­ter din­ner, and there dis­coursed about Sir G. Carteret’s son, in propo­si­tion be­tween us two for my Lady Jemimah. So to Povy, and with him spent the af­ter­noon very busy, till I was weary of fol­low­ing this and ne­glect­ing my navy busi­ness. So at night called my wife at my Lady’s, and so home. To my of­fice and there made up my month’s ac­count, which, God be praised! rose to L1300. Which I bless God for. So af­ter 12 o’clock home to sup­per and to bed. My Lady Castle­mayne is sicke again, peo­ple think, slip­ping her filly.

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