Wednesday 1 July 1668

Up; and all the morning we met at the office about the Victualler’s contract. At noon home to dinner, my Cozen Roger, come newly to town, dined with us, and mighty importunate for our coming down to Impington, which I think to do, this Sturbridge fair. Thence I set him down at the Temple, and Commissioner Middleton dining the first time with me, he and I to White Hall, and so to St. James’s, where we met; and much business with the Duke of York. And I find the Duke of York very hot for regulations in the Navy; and, I believe, is put on it by W. Coventry; and I am glad of it; and particularly, he falls heavy on Chatham-yard, and is vexed that Lord Anglesey did, the other day, complain at the Council-table of disorders in the Navy, and not to him. So I to White Hall to a Committee of Tangier; and there vexed, with the importunity and clamours of Alderman Backewell, for my acquittance for money supplied by him to the garrison, before I have any order for paying it: so home, calling at several places — among others, the ‘Change, and on Cooper, to know when my wife shall come to sit for her picture, which will be next week, and so home and to walk with my wife, and then to supper and to bed.


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Terry Foreman  •  Link

"I find the Duke of York...is vexed that Lord Anglesey did, the other day, complain at the Council-table of disorders in the Navy, and not to him."

L&M note the Council's Navy Committee, est. in February 1668, was "attracting" some issues previously dealt with normally by the Lord High Admiral alone.

Terry Foreman  •  Link

"on Cooper, to know when my wife shall come to sit for her picture, which will be next week"

L&M note this miniature has not been traced. Mrs Pepys first sat for Samuel Cooper on 6 July; six further sittings, or visits by Pepys to Cooper's studio, took place in July. On 10 August Pepys saw Cooper finish it and mentions the price of the miniature and its setting: http://www.pepysdiary.com/diary/1668/08/10/

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