Daily entries from the 17th century London diary
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For those outside of London, the Victualling Office was located on the site of the present-day Royal Mint, a little northeast of the Tower of London. It was a short ( about 500m) walk from the Navy Office complex (and the Pepys home) on Seething Lane.
Sam could cut out of the back of the office over to Tower 'ill [providing they be not a 'anging that day] slip over to little Tower 'ill thru George yard, and there be the Victualling office right next to the Slaughter house: He might even see a few heads, that have wronged the Royals.
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The Victualling Office at the end of East Smithfield, according to Stow, occupied the site of the Abbey of St. Mary of the Graces, which had been founded by Edward III. to commemorate his escape from shipwreck; and was granted at the dissolution to Sir Arthur Darcy, who pulled it down.---Diary and correspondence of Samuel Pepys, the diary deciphered by J. Smith. 1854.
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