Saturday 28 December 1661

At home all the morning; and in the afternoon all of us at the office, upon a letter from the Duke for the making up of a speedy estimate of all the debts of the Navy, which is put into good forwardness. I home and Sir W. Pen to my house, who with his children staid playing cards late, and so to bed.

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vicenzo   Link to this

Penn be 40 and 3 kidds [Wm Jr, Margaret and young Richard].

Robert Gertz   Link to this

Wonder if Will Jr. was there, dropping the occassional Quaker plug while dealing...

Sounds like a pleasant holiday week evening...Sir WP as always a pleasant companion.

Lawrence   Link to this

"Upon a letter from the Duke for the making up of a speedy estimate of all the debts of the Navy" per L&M "Dated 27 December, asking for estimates covering the period up to 31 January following."

andy   Link to this

in the afternoon all of us at the office, upon a letter from the Duke...

my sympathy Sam, and I'm hoping for a quiet afternoon in the office too...!

dirk   Link to this

"Upon a letter from the Duke for the making up of a speedy estimate of all the debts of the Navy..."

Maybe a reaction to Sam's (and others') insistance on the poor credit situation of the Office?

Cfr. the following earlier diary entries:

"the credit of the office is brought so low, that none will sell us any thing without our personal security given for the same" (11 June 1661)

"This morning Sir W. Batten and Sir W. Pen and I, waited upon the Duke of York in his chamber, to give him an account of the condition of the Navy for lack of money, and how our own very bills are offered upon the Exchange, to be sold at 20 in the 100 loss. He is much troubled at it, and will speak to the King and Council of it this morning." (14 August 1661)

Diana Bonebrake   Link to this

A deceptively, and deliciously simple entry.

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