✹ About Wednesday 6 June 1660 Heather Macbeth on 15 Jun 2013 • Link "my Lord’s place of Clerk of the Signet" This would seem to be a mistake (on Pepys' part?) -- Mountagu obtains one of the Clerkships of the Privy Seal(list of holders) http://www.history.ac.uk/publications/office/pr...not one of the Clerkships of the Signet(list of holders pre-1660) http://www.history.ac.uk/publications/office/si...(list of holders post-1660) http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?co...Both the Privy Seal and the Signet were among the four "royal seals;" the others were the Great Seal and the Quarter Seal.http://www.scan.org.uk/researchrtools/glossary_... Same mistake last month, when Mountagu was discussing with Pepys the likelihood of his obtaining the place:"my Lord . . . did at last think of an office which do belong to him in case the King do restore every man to his places that ever had been patent, which is to be one of the clerks of the signet, which will be a fine employment for one of his sons."http://www.pepysdiary.com/diary/1660/05/04/See WKW's annotation there also suggesting "signet" should be "privy seal." From the Encyclopedia entryhttp://www.pepysdiary.com/encyclopedia/900/and discussion at the links with lists of holders, it would seem that there were four of each Clerkship, and that the (rich and important) holders of the Clerkships typically delegated the actual work to deputies. Presumably the first sentence of today's entry means that Mountagu (or one of his sons) will hold the Clerkship, and Pepys will "execute" it -- that is, be the deputy.