Sunday 26 July 1668

(Lord’s day). Up, and all the morning and after dinner, the afternoon also, with W. Hewer in my closet, setting right my Tangier Accounts, which I have let alone these six months and more, but find them very right, and is my great comfort. So in the evening to walk with my wife, and to supper and to bed.

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Terry Foreman   Link to this

"...my Tangier Accounts, which I have let alone these six months and more, but find them very right...."

Perhaps they were this way because he'd "set them right" betimes on 29 May.
http://www.pepysdiary.com/diary/1668/05/29/

Terry Foreman   Link to this

My impression, looking over Tangier references
http://www.pepysdiary.com/encyclopedia/2783/#re... ,
is that SP discusses more actions than he takes -- being an organization man = turf-protective bureaucrat constrained in his range -- notes new contracts and payments PRN, and "sets right" his accounts as he can -- somewhat on autopilot -- and so is way off in his estimate of how long it's been since he did that.

Samuel Pepys ought to read his journall more often!

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