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About Wednesday 30 March 1664

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"had a meeting upon the Chest business, but I fear unless I have time to look after it nothing will be done,, and that I fear I shall not."

The Chathm Chest Commission had its inaugural meeting 13 November 1663. That first meeting was attended by Sir J. Mennes, Sir Francis Clark, MP for Rochester, John Heathe, Attorney-General to the Duchy of Lancaster, William Prynne, M.P. Bath, Som.; Sir W. Rider and Captn. G. Cocke, merchants, and Pepys. Besides these members appointed on 20 October 1663 to examine the affairs of the Chatham Chest there were 12 others. (unnamed).

After the first meeting the Commission was then moribund. Pepys himself proved the most active of them all. He now met with Mennes and Penn (a bare quorum). They read the Chatham Chest commission of 1617, and gathered together all the available records kept by the clerk: BM, Add. 9317, ff. 2v, 3r. Pepys qas unable to attend the following meeting on 1 April. (Per L&M notes)

About Tuesday 29 March 1664

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" Sir W. Batten came from the House of Parliament and told us our Bill for our office was read the second time to-day, with great applause, and is committed."

Commons Journal: Naval Service.

A Bill for the better enabling the principal Officers and Commissioners of his Majesty's Navy Royal, for the Performance of their Duties in the Service thereof, was read the Second time.

¶Resolved, &c. That the said Bill be committed to Sir William Batten, Sir Rich. Ford, Mr. Pryn, Mr. Coventry, Sir Court. Poole, Colonel Reames, Sir Rich. Onslow, Sir Anth. Irby, Mr. Vaughan, Sir Robert Atkins, Sir Fra. Clerke, Sir William Lowther, Sir John Birkenhead, Mr. Lowther, Sir Edw. Masters, Sir Cha. Cotterell, Sir John Knight, Sir John Shaw, Sir William Thompson, Sir Wm. Penn, Sir Lanc. Lake, Mr. Westphaling, Sir John Brampston, Sir Cha. Harbord, Mr. Jolly, Sir William Doyley, Sir Allen Apsley, Mr. Crouch, Colonel Phillips, Mr. Clifford, Mr. Seymour, Sir Geo. Carterett, Sir John Maynard, Sir John Fredericke, Mr. Jones: And they are to meet at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.

About Sunday 27 March 1664

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Many of Pepys's day's events and places appear for him to be a world that was his when his brother Thomas was alive.

About Friday 25 March 1664

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"to hang up a Presbyter John (a short coat and a long gowne interchangeably) in all the Courts of England."

As though the criminals and the magistrates were equals.

About Saturday 26 March 1664

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A Mapp of the Citty of Tanger with the Straits of Gibraltar

Map showing the walled city with the harbour on the left, an inset view of the bay in upper left, five forts laid out in a pentagon in the land behind the city on the right, one at the end of the Straits of Gibraltar, with an inset of a detailed view of the Straits in upper right, a royal crest and cartouche below it. 1664

Print made by: Wenceslaus Hollar Published by: Sir Jonas Moore