Tuesday 10 November 1663

Up and to the office, where we sat till noon, and then to the Exchange, where spoke with several and had my head casting about how to get a penny and I hope I shall, and then home, and there Mr. Moore by appointment dined with me, and after dinner all the afternoon till night drawing a bond and release against to-morrow for T. Trice, and I to come to a conclusion in which I proceed with great fear and jealousy, knowing him to be a rogue and one that I fear has at this time got too great a hank —[hold]— over me by the neglect of my lawyers. But among other things I am come to an end with Mr. Moore for a 32l., a good while lying in my hand of my Lord Privy Seal’s which he for the odd 7l. do give me a bond to secure me against, and so I got 25l. clear. Then, he being gone, to the office and there late setting down yesterday’s remarkable discourses, and so home and to supper, late, and to bed. The Queene, I hear, is now very well again, and that she hath bespoke herself a new gowne.

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Todd Bernhardt   Link to this

"But among other things I am come to an end with Mr. Moore for a 32l., a good while lying in my hand of my Lord Privy Seal's which he for the odd 7l. do give me a bond to secure me against, and so I got 25l. clear."

Could anyone help parse this? Thanks.

Cactus Wren   Link to this

"The Queen is well. We can tell, because she's ordering new dresses."

(Come to think of it, doesn't that apply to Our Diarist as well? We could tell he was pretty much recovered from his attack of the colic when he started ordering new clothes!)

aqua   Link to this

"...where spoke with several and had my head casting about how to get a penny..." Me lauds monies be 32 quid which be not rquired for the moment, Sam borrows it upon paying vigorish of 7quid. thereby saving Sam a hed ache of looking for a penny.

tel   Link to this

32l., a good while lying in my hand of my Lord Privy Seal's

£7 would be an enormous interest to pay for a loan of £25. I suspect that this money has been forgotten by the Lord Privy Seal and that Moore and Sam are splitting it between them, having agreed a cover story in case it is ever remembered.

Pedro   Link to this

On this day the 10th November 1663...

The Duke of York signs the instructions for the second expedition of Holmes to the West Coast of Africa, which had been drafted by Coventry the Secretary of the Guinney Company.

I don't think that it is a spoiler, so for the instructions see background...

http://www.pepysdiary.com/encyclopedia/930/

Terry F   Link to this

"setting down yesterday's remarkable discourses"

explaining why yesterday's discourse with Blackborne, which lasted until 11 pm - after his usual bed-time - was set down in two parts, the second following his going "to bed" -

Rgemini   Link to this

"... I am come to an end with Mr. Moore for a 32l., a good while lying in my hand of my Lord Privy Seal's which he for the odd 7l. do give me a bond to secure me against, and so I got 25l. clear. "

I think this means Mr Moore would accept the risk of having to find the whole £32 if demanded by the Lord Privy Seal. Sam pays Mr Moore £7 and in return has a legal document saying Mr Moore owes the money, so Sam is £25 less in debt.

D J Clark   Link to this

"But among other things I am come to an end with Mr. Moore for a 32l..."

The L&M edition has a note referring to the entry for 3rd September 1660.

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