Thursday 1 March 1659/60

In the morning went to my Lord’s lodgings, thinking to have spoke with Mr. Sheply, having not been to visit him since my coming to town. But he being not within I went up, and out of the box where my Lord’s pamphlets lay, I chose as many as I had a mind to have for my own use and left the rest. Then to my office, where little to do, abut Mr. Sheply comes to me, so at dinner time he and I went to Mr. Crew’s, whither Mr. Thomas was newly come to town, being sent with Sir H. Yelverton, my old school-fellow at Paul’s School, to bring the thanks of the county to General Monk for the return of the Parliament. But old Mr. Crew and my Lord not coming home to dinner, we tarried late before we went to dinner, it being the day that John, Mr. John Crew’s coachman, was to be buried in the afternoon, he being a day or two before killed with a blow of one of his horses that struck his skull into his brain. From thence Mr. Sheply and I went into London to Mr. Laxton’s; my Lord’s apothecary, and so by water to Westminster, where at the Sun [tavern] he and I spent two or three hours in a pint or two of wine, discoursing of matters in the country, among other things telling me that my uncle did to him make a very kind mention of me, and what he would do for me. Thence I went home, and went to bed betimes.

This day the Parliament did vote that they would not sit longer than the 15th day of this month.

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Hhomeboy   Link to this

Sheply is Montagu's Steward at Hinchinbrooke...so, while moves are being made to prepare the return of the Stuart's and then to arrest all those connected to the regicide, the patronage appointments are already falling into place...

mary   Link to this

abut Mr. Sheply....

Latham & Matthews give 'but Mr. Sheply' which makes better sense.

David Quidnunc   Link to this

People

MR. THOMAS Crew (1624-97) -- eldest son of John Crew (and brother of Jemima, Mountagu's wife) and a member of Parliament. His will indicates he was a strict puritan. On 25 January, Pepys mentions helping to send Thomas Crew's portrait to Hinchingbrooke. (L&M, Vol. 1)

SIR HENRY YELVERTON (1633-70) -- a man with some political ambition, and according to one Dorothy Osborne, "a very pretty little gentleman."

-- Robert Latham's companion volume (10) to the diary

Martin K. Foys   Link to this

"my uncle did to him make a very kind mention of me, and what he would do for me"

Sounds like all of Sam's hard work is about to pay off . . .

r thompson   Link to this

Why has the font size been reduced? I can hardly read the diary on my laptop and the annotation sections are unreadable. r.t.

Todd Bernhardt   Link to this

re: font size

Richard, if you're using Internet Explorer, make sure your "Text Size" (found under the View drop-down menu) is set to Medium. If you have a mouse with a scroll wheel and are on a PC, you can quickly change the text-size setting by holding down the Ctrl key and using the wheel.

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