(Lord’s day). Up, and this morning put on my new, fine, coloured cloth suit, with my cloake lined with plush, which is a dear and noble suit, costing me about 17l..1 To church, and then home to dinner, and after dinner to a little musique with my boy, and so to church with my wife, and so home, and with her all the evening reading and at musique with my boy with great pleasure, and so to supper, prayers, and to bed.
- Let us remember the exchange rate of between 500 to 1000 dollars, US (year 2000), per Pound. This was then a most expensive suit of clothes at $8000 to $17,000. The annual wage for some of Pepy’s servants was 2l. or 3l. per annum. D.W. ↩