Daily entries from the 17th century London diary
An old Cavalier friend in the House of Lords recommended Pepys get his patent engrossed by Charles Beale. Beale refused, claiming a lack of time. Pepys then went to his musical friend, John Spong, who was able to write in the required Chancery hand. On returning to Beale for a docket for his patent, Pepys had to pay a bribe of two gold pieces, and later to pay Beale a fee of 9 pounds.
Stephen Coote, _Samuel Pepys, A Life_
Charles Beale, Deputy-Clerk of the Patents 1660-5, with an official residence in Hind Court; husband of Nary Beale the portrait painter. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Beale An expert in chemistry, he made up colors for his wife and Lely http://www.pepysdiary.com/encyclopedia/1488/ and other painters.
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