Saturday 10 April 1669

Up, and to the Excise-Office, and thence to White Hall a little, and so back again to the ‘Change, but nobody there, it being over, and so walked home to dinner, and after dinner comes Mr. Seymour to visit me, a talking fellow: but I hear by him that Captain Trevanion do give it out every where, that I did overrule the whole Court-martiall against him, as long as I was there; and perhaps I may receive, this time, some wrong by it: but I care not, for what I did was out of my desire of doing justice. So the office, where late, and then home to supper and to bed.

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Terry Foreman   Link to this

"Captain Trevanion do give it out every where, that I did overrule the whole Court-martiall against him,"

Sounds like Captain Trevanion's "tar" background's seeping out.

john   Link to this

"and perhaps I may receive, this time, some wrong by it"

Who, exactly, is saying this?

Andrew Hamilton   Link to this

John :
Sam is expressing a concern that Captain Trevanion’s complaints may turn Navy opinion against Sam himself.

nix   Link to this

I read it the opposite way -- as Trevanion making a threat (or at least a prediction of bad fortune) in Samuel's direction.

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