✹ About Saturday 6 April 1667 San Diego Sarah on 7 Apr 2020 • Link Hi Louise ... yes, he has mentioned her death in rather confusing ways. He got the news on Tuesday, 26 March 1667 https://www.pepysdiary.com/diary/1667/03/26/ having been warned it was coming, and he appears to be deeply moved. Then he orders new clothes for everyone (plus 2 new French periwigs for himself), and doesn't mention his mourning until the clothes arrive. He gets his on a Sunday, so strutts off to church looking very fine. Yes, he wrote a letter to his father ... but no suggestion he or Elizabeth should go to Brampton. Of course, the funeral would have happened very fast, and the department is under scrutiny, so leaving would have been unwiise ... he could easily have come home to find himself the scapegoat for Parliament and a nice cell in the Tower awaiting. But it has been ... odd.