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About Friday 13 March 1662/63

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Another source concerning Friday the 13th:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friday_the_13th

About Thursday 12 March 1662/63

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"I did my business as I could wish, both for the persons I had a mind to serve, and in getting the warrants signed drawn by my clerks, which I was afeard of."

Fees and gratuities would thereby accrue to Pepys and his clerks. (L&M note)

About Thursday 12 March 1662/63

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"all the morning with Captain Cocke ending their account of their Riga contract for hemp."

The drawing-up of this contract was begun 18 February. http://www.pepysdiary.com/diary/1663/02/18/

About Tuesday 10 March 1662/63

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A fresh link to the work referred to by JWB:
THE CENTURY OF INVENTIONS,
WRITTEN IN 1655;
BY
EDWARD SOMERSET, MARQUIS OF WORCESTER
BEING
A VERBATIM REPRINT
OF
THE FIRST EDITION, PUBLISHED IN 1663.
http://books.google.com/books?id=gQIFAAAAYAAJ&p...

About Saturday 7 March 1662/63

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"He told me how for some words of my Lady Gerard’s against my Lady Castlemaine to the Queen, the King did the other day affront her in going out to dance with her at a ball, when she desired it as the ladies do, and is since forbid attending the Queen by the King; which is much talked of, my Lord her husband being a great favourite."

Whose husband might this be? My Lady Gerard's? http://www.pepysdiary.com/encyclopedia/5794/
or My Lady Castlemain's? http://www.pepysdiary.com/encyclopedia/3375/

About Lady Jeanne Gerard

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Her husband, Charles Gerard the 1st Earl of Macclesfield
http://www.pepysdiary.com/encyclopedia/5794/

About Monday 2 March 1662/63

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"to the Ropeyard, and saw a trial between Riga hemp and a sort of Indian grass, which is pretty strong, but no comparison between it and the other for strength, and it is doubtful whether it will take tarre or no. "

The Indian grass was probably jute. Of all hemps, that from Riga was generally accounted the best. (L&M note)

About Monday 2 March 1662/63

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"the iron bridles, which we are making of for to save cordage to put to the chain"

The bridles connected the ship to the mooring-chain which was stretched between anchors fixed on either side of the river. (L&M note)

About Sunday 1 March 1662/63

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chris, L&M transcribe "mightily concerned for my brother’s late folly in his late wooing at that charge, to no purpose, nor could in any probability expect it."

Perhaps Will Joyce's silly point of view was that Tom's last futile wooing was (whatever else) a financial failure?