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Derek   Link to this

The Council of State was the executive arm of government during the Commonwealth, consisting of councillors elected by and answerable to Parliament. For more information see:


David Quidnunc   Link to this

Some Council employees Pepys knew

Thomas Doling

Samuel Hartlib, Jr.
underclerk to the Council of State and later to the Privy Council, he had moved by 1666 to a post at the Hearth Office

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Cumgranissalis   Link to this

Leads to comings and firings of the board. an example;
Public Revenue.
Mr. Annesley, Lord President of the Council of State, reports from the Council of State, a Particular of the Sums of Money charged by Order and Warrants from the Council of State, upon the several Treasuries therein named, from the Twenty-fifth of February 1659, to the Fifteenth of May 1660."
Followed by monies paid out : example monies advanced to General [ADM] Mountague, Sam Hartlib, etc..

From: 'House of Commons Journal Volume 8: 16 May 1660', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 8: 1660-1667 (1802), pp. 27-33. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.asp?com.... Date accessed: 03 September 2005.

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