Thursday 8 October 1668

[In this part of the “Diary” no entry occurs for thirteen days, though there are several pages left blank. During the interval Pepys went into the country, as he subsequently mentions his having been at Saxham, in Suffolk, during the king’s visit to Lord Crofts, which took place at this time (see October 23rd, host). He might also probably have gone to Impington to fetch his wife. The pages left blank were never filled up. — B.]

[Either this day or the next, Pepys visited his wife, Mercer, Deb. and Will Hewer, who had all been staying with his cousin Roger Pepys in Impington. — P.G.]

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Terry Foreman   Link to this

A new issue of the London Gazette has hit the Royal Exchange at Gresham College and coffee houses nearby:

http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/303/pages/1

Terry Foreman   Link to this

Oct. 8. Thursday

Write the Commissioners of the Navy giving notice of the money to be paid to the Treasurer of the Navy by Mr. Wadlow, and that they immediately pay off such ships with it as are ready for it, and with the remainder to pay off the yards because this is the money of the Wine Act. What shall not be laid out on the extraordinary fleet shall be discounted out of such money as hath been already disbursed out of His Majesty's ordinary revenue.

As to the 5,000l. which His Majesty intimated to my Lords that he must have for a secret service, resolved that the Treasurer of the Household give notice to Lord Arlington that there must be a privy seal under the head of secret service. /

Warrant for 50,000l. more for the Treasurer of the Navy: on the Wine Act. Mr. Fenn also moves for a warrant for the monthly assignments for stores. Warrant for 2,500l. for the present October part of the 200,000l. for the Navy as by Order of Council, and 3,500l. on the November part: to be accounted as from Michaelmas last. Write the Commissioners of the Navy giving notice hereof, and that the said moneys are to be employed in buying stores.

[Treasury Minute Book II. p. 455/457.]
http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?co...

Terry Foreman   Link to this

"As to the 5,000l. which His Majesty intimated to my Lords that he must have for a secret service, resolved that the Treasurer of the Household give notice to Lord Arlington that there must be a privy seal under the head of secret service."

*Intelligence and Espionage In the Reign of Charles II, 1550-1685* Alan Marshall (Cambridge, 1994) http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/samples/cam031/930...

Terry Foreman   Link to this

John Evelyn's Diary

8th November, 1668. Being at dinner, my sister [ in-law ] Evelyn sent for me to come up to London to my continuing sick brother.

http://goo.gl/8p5zq

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