Saturday 17 February 1665/66

For Samuell Pepys Esqr

One of the principall Officers of

his Majesties Navy at

the Navy-Office in

Seething Lane London

Sayes Court

17 February 16661


His Majestie was well pleas’d with what I shew’d him of our Infirmary for Chatham, which he gave me leave to explaine to him at large2: If you have thought it worthy your recommendation to his Royal Highnesse I would be glad to heare of the successe; being still as assur’d of its effects to all the purposes I pretend in the annexed papers, as ever: It were tyme something were resolv’d on before the Spring advance upon us, that we may apply it to the designe of


Your most affectionate and

humble Servant


Source: PRO S.P.29/148, f.51. Endorsed by P, “17th Feby 65. Says-Court Esqr Evelin.”

  1. MS: “Says-Court 17: Feb: 65/6”.
  2. This interview took place on 8 February when the King “call’d me into his bed-chamber, to lay-before, and describe to him my project of an Infirmarie, which I read to him, with greate approbation, recommending it to his Royal Highness” (E’s diary, 8 February 1666).

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