Thursday 24 September 1668

Up betimes and Sir D. Gawden with me, and I told him all, being very desirous for the King’s sake, as well as my own, that he may be kept in it, and after consulting him I to the Office, where we met again and spent most of the morning about this business, and no other, and so at noon home to dinner, and then close with Mr. Gibson till night, drawing up our answer, which I did the most part by seven at night, and so to Lord Brouncker and the rest at his lodgings to read it, and they approved of it. So back home to supper, and made my boy read to me awhile, and then to bed.

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Terry Foreman   Link to this

Ormond to Ossory
Written from: Whitehall
Date: 24 September 1668

All that can be said of the Public is that discontent and despondency were never more high or universal; nor was ever any Court fallen into so much contempt, or governed with so little care to redeem itself. ... For all that the writer can find, justice betwixt man and man, and that upon offenders is well distributed in the Courts of Judicature. But certainly favours, recompenses, & employments are not so. ... The meeting of the Parliament is become dreadful to those who taught it to fly upon Ministers of State. ...

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Terry Foreman   Link to this

"this business"

See yesterday: "a Committee of the Council...did give us, the Officers of the Navy, the proposals of the several bidders for the victualling of the Navy, for us to give our answer to, which is the best, and whether it be better to victual by commission or contract, and to bring them our answer by Friday afternoon, which is a great deal of work." http://www.pepysdiary.com/diary/1668/09/23/

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