Sunday 7 June 1668

(Sunday).

My father, for money lent, and horse-hire, 1l. 11s.

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Robert Gertz  •  Link

If he means John lent him money, let us hope Dad took lesson from son and charged interest of 6%.

Terry W  •  Link

"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!

Jenny  •  Link

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.

Robert Gertz  •  Link

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.

Terry W  •  Link

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....

arby  •  Link

I'm getting a "page not found" on that link, Terry.

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