Daily entries from the 17th century London diary
If he means John lent him money, let us hope Dad took lesson from son and charged interest of 6%.
"Let us hope Dad took lesson from son"Isn't John living off of a stingy £50 per year allowance from Sam anyway? He can't charge for lending Sam his own money!
From "The Diary of Samuel Pepys, A Selection" selected and edited by Robert Latham.
"My father, for money lent, and horse hire"
I take this as being interest paid to his father on money Samuel lent on his behalf or more simply, paying back money borrowed from his father. I don't think L50 is stingy.
50? Last I'd heard it was 10 with occasional gifts. I'd imagine though Bess' visit brough summer bounty and therefore was not entirely unwelcome.
In May 1663 Sam agreed to a £50 per annum allowance for his parents - some as income from the estate and some out of his own purse. It was all typically complicated and is explained in a letter from Sam to John at http://www.pepysdiary.com/indepth/2006/05/17/be....
I'm getting a "page not found" on that link, Terry.
The link somehow got a trailing period which breaks it. Try http://www.pepysdiary.com/indepth/2006/05/17/be...
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