Numbers in brackets indicate quantity of annotations.

  • 27 April 1665, Samuel Pepys to John Evelyn (2)
    From a letter this day come to my hand from a Shipp of ours (the little Guift) that in a Conflict with a Hollander on the Irish Coast (wherein shoe though much over matched hath acquitted her selfe very well)…
  • 1 May 1665, John Evelyn to Samuel Pepys (0)
    My absence neere 30 miles from my house, when your Letter came thither, will, I hope, excuse the slow returne of this answer: Sir, there is neither in our Commission, or Instructions the least mention made of any provision for…
  • 9 August 1665, Samuel Pepys to John Evelyn (0)
    I am once more to trouble you with my old question concerning the provision made for the sick and wounded seamen in Ireland, for that a charge is and hath for a good while beene running on at Kinsale in…
  • 23 September 1665, John Evelyn to Samuel Pepys (0)
    There are divers miserably sick prisoners at Wollwich, especialy in this bearers Ship: If they could be conveyd downe to our Fly-boates before Gravesend, Our Chirurgeon there might looke after them; and they have also a Guard; but you know…
  • 26 September 1665, Samuel Pepys to John Evelyn (0)
    As I will in every thing else, soe I have in your request this afternoone done what you with any moderate reason can expect of mee. But I beseech you consider that what I have done reaches but for foure…
  • 29 September 1665, John Evelyn to Samuel Pepys (0)
    This being but an iteration of what was Orderd on Thursday, when we were with his Grace, I cannot divine how it comes to be repeated; But being told it was brought hither by two Captaines (in my absence this…
  • 30 September 1665, John Evelyn to Samuel Pepys (0)
    The inclos'd had kiss'd your hands before this, had not the most infinite trouble of other dispatches in order to your Commands, hindred mee, and the present necessities of sending Orders to Woolwich and the places adjacent, for the Quartrg…
  • 3 October 1665, John Evelyn to Samuel Pepys (0)
    I was in some doubt whither those Letters you commanded me to prepare, ariv'd timely enough to accompany yours to Court on Saturday-night; For finding divers Chyrurgeons, and Sick-persons at my dores who had come from Several places with sad…
  • 12 October 1665, John Evelyn to Samuel Pepys (0)
    This Enclos'd from his Grace2 concernes the whole Fleete so neerely: that (after our former attempts) we are even forc'd to renew our Petition for prevention of the mischeife which now threatens more then ever, and especialy at Chatham. I…
  • 13 October 1665, John Evelyn to Samuel Pepys (0)
    I am this afternoone to send away £1000 to Deale and Dover with a Guard, not having been able to find any opportunity of returning the mony otherwise; which will make me so unmanerly, as not to be able to…
  • 14 October 1665, John Evelyn to Samuel Pepys (0)
    By what I have sent you, you will have a Specimen of the Method observed where I have any-thing to do. If the heads be not particular enough, be pleas'd to give me your instructions where I may pertinently add:…
  • 23 October 1665, John Evelyn to Samuel Pepys (0)
    Yours of the 17th Instant I found at my returne from Leades, and Kentish Circle, requiring an accoumpt of what Sea-men have been sick on shore? the ships whence they came? and the place to which? with other particulars to…
  • 4 November 1665, John Evelyn to Samuel Pepys (0)
    I have six or seaven men who have spent us a greate deale of mony, and care at Deale, who are likely never to be cured, having some of them been dissmembrd2, others dissabl'd by ulcerate sores of inveterate malignity,…
  • 23 November 1665, John Evelyn to Samuel Pepys (0)
    I am but just now ariv'd; of which I will give you no farther account at present, because the post shall not goe without the direction you require, though it be not so particular as I could wish it: The…
  • 7 December 1665, John Evelyn to Samuel Pepys (0)
    Forgive me that I beg the favour of having these Letters convey'd to the Post by your Ordinary Messenger this Evening: And that I do not let slip this opportunity of bespeaking your assistance and advice where I am to…
  • 9 December 1665, John Evelyn to Samuel Pepys (0)
    Your Letter of the 7th concerning our Prisoners in the Golden-hand and Prince William came not an houre since to me; by what neglect I know not: I have sent to my Martiall at Leeds, to be here on Moneday…
  • 12 December 1665, Samuel Pepys to John Evelyn (0)
    His Royal Highness hath commanded, that the Golden hand and Prince William be imediatly sent to New Castle to fetch Coales for the poore of the Citty of London: I doe therefore entreat you that if they have any Dutch…
  • 13 December 1665, John Evelyn to Samuel Pepys (0)
    Being now willing to remove not onely the Prisoners out of the Golden-hand, and Prince William (according to the Command) but likewise to Cleere all the Shipps at once, that so you may be at full liberty for the future…
  • 31 January 1666, John Evelyn to Samuel Pepys (0)
    I do, according to your Commands, transmit you an hasty Draught of the Infirmary, and Project for Chatham; the reasons, and advantages of it, which challenges your Promise of promoting it to the Use design'd: I am, my Selfe, convinc'd…
  • 17 February 1666, Samuel Pepys to John Evelyn (0)
    To tell you a litle more perticularly then I could in the middle of much businesse this morning my proceeding towards the advancement of your soe laudable designe of publique Infirmarys I did the very next meeting after your Honouring…
  • 17 February 1666, John Evelyn to Samuel Pepys (0)
    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 large: If you have thought it worthy your recommendation to his Royal Highnesse I would…
  • 28 February 1666, John Evelyn to Samuel Pepys (0)
    I had immediately yealded obedience to your Commands in going downe to Chatham, and prepard what was necessary to put that affaire in some forwardnesse, if I could have receiv'd the monyes which I have long expected that must enable…
  • 26 March 1666, John Evelyn to Samuel Pepys (0)
    I know not with what successe I have endeavourd to performe your Commands; but it has ben to the uttmost of my skill, of which you are to be my judges: The favour I bespeake of you is, your pardon…
  • 26 March 1666, John Evelyn to Samuel Pepys (0)
    If to render you an account of the progresse of my late Proposal, be any testimony of my obedience to your Commands; be pleas'd to believe, that I most faithfully present it in these papers according to the best of…
  • 20 January 1668, John Evelyn to Samuel Pepys (0)
    I am heartily asham'd I could not performe your Commands before now: It was friday 'ere I could possibly get home, and since I am here, I have ben so afflicted with the Griping of the Gutts, that I was…
  • 8 February 1668, Samuel Pepys to John Evelyn (0)
    You will not wonder at the backwardness of my thankes for the Præsent you made mee soe many days since of the Prospect of Medway, while the Hollander rode Master on't, when I have seriously told you, that the sight…
  • 21 August 1669, John Evelyn to Samuel Pepys (0)
    I send you my Rhapsodies; but know, that as soon as I had set pen to paper, I was diverted by a thousand accidents; then follow'd Mr Cowley's Funeral, but I sneak'd from Church, and when I came home (which…
  • 2 November 1669, Samuel Pepys to John Evelyn (2)
    I begge you to beleive that I would not have beene ten daies returned into England without waiting on you, had it not pleased God to afflict mee by the sickness of my wife, who, from the first day of…