Tuesday 18 April 1665

Up and to Sir Philip Warwicke, and walked with him an houre with great delight in the Parke about Sir G. Carteret’s accounts, and the endeavours that he hath made to bring Sir G. Carteret to show his accounts and let the world see what he receives and what he pays. Thence home to the office, where I find Sir J. Minnes come home from Chatham, and Sir W. Batten both this morning from Harwich, where they have been these 7 or 8 days. At noon with my wife and Mr. Moore by water to Chelsey about my Privy Seale for Tangier, but my Lord Privy Seale was gone abroad, and so we, without going out of the boat, forced to return, and found him not at White Hall. So I to Sir Philip Warwicke and with him to my Lord Treasurer, who signed my commission for Tangier-Treasurer and the docquet of my Privy Seale, for the monies to be paid to me. Thence to White Hall to Mr. Moore again, and not finding my Lord I home, taking my wife and woman up at Unthanke’s. Late at my office, then to supper and to bed.

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Terry Foreman   Link to this

Read today's intel about Holland in the Carte Collection at the Bodleian

Earl of Falmouth [Charles Berkeley, formerly Viscount Fitzhardinge] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Berkeley,_... to Ormond http://www.pepysdiary.com/encyclopedia/1221/
Written from: From aboard the Charles http://www.pepysdiary.com/encyclopedia/462/

Date: 18 April 1665
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Document type: Holograph; endorsed by Ormond

Communicates news of the state of naval preparations in Holland, brought over by Colonel [Algernon] Sydney. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Algernon_Sydney

Mentions a suit of the writer's near connection, Colonel Bagot, http://www.thesealedknot.org.uk/regiment.asp?RN... of the particulars of which Mr Sydenham, one of the Duke's gentlemen in waiting, is apprised.

http://www.bodley.ox.ac.uk/dept/scwmss/projects...

Martin   Link to this

"the endeavours that he hath made to bring Sir G. Carteret to show his accounts and let the world see what he receives and what he pays."

Interesting that accountability by public figures was an issue 1665, much as (in the US) we expect disclosure of assets, liabilities and tax returns by candidates for national office -- although in this case, the question appears to be how Carteret spends public funds. On April 7, Pepys wrote: "...in my Lord Treasurer’s chamber with Sir Philip Warwicke till dark night, about fower hours talking of the business of the Navy Charge, and how Sir G. Carteret do order business, keeping us in ignorance what he do with his money."

Robert Gertz   Link to this

Despite Sam's frequent sneers it appears Minnes and Batten actually do do a deal of naval work.

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"So I to Sir Philip Warwicke and with him to my Lord Treasurer, who signed my commission for Tangier-Treasurer and the docquet of my Privy Seale, for the monies to be paid to me." Safely home at last. Now lets get this little money-maker printing for Pepys, Inc.

Robert Gertz   Link to this

"...taking my wife and woman up at Unthanke’s."

Betty Martin or Mrs. Bagwell?

(Yes, I know he means Mercer...But the implied comic possibilities are just too good to pass up.)

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