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Pepys hired John Burr to be his clerk on 14 March 1659/60, preparatory to going to sea. But Burr abruptly does not show up at embarkation time (5 April), and causes Pepys much consternation again by going ashore without permission (19 April). Nonetheless, later in the year Burr sends Elizabeth "a pair of fine Turtle-doves" (27 August).
[From thence he drops from "The Shorter Pepys," and is not mentioned in Tomalin or the Companion.]