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Matt Newton has posted 43 annotations/comments since 11 May 2016.

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About Monday 1 October 1660

Matt Newton  •  Link

Here we staid and drank three or four pints of wine and so parted.

Would that be 3 or 4 each?
Anyone know the alcoholic content of wine? Were there laws covering it's strength?

About Thursday 21 December 1665

Matt Newton  •  Link

Good points above. Many thanks.
The lads appear to be frequenting Mr. Cooke a lot recently.
At first I thought this was a hostelry but it is a private house/ residency?
A rich merchant. And popular.

About Thursday 21 December 1665

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and a good dish of fowle we dressed ourselves

Clarification please.
Dressed as in cooked? Had the shin of beef been cooked elsewhere?
Did Pepys don the pinny?

About Monday 11 June 1660

Matt Newton  •  Link

Definitely a change over the last few days. Ties in with the notes being pasted into to diary. And agree with above comments; too busy to write them up and love the idea that he had left the diary on his ship.
Patience required folks. Sam is soon back to his old self.

About Thursday 14 September 1665

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I suspect that the "plate" that was left at home is not what we now call "silver plate", i.e. silver plated on base metal such as copper or cupronickel.
Nick, so actual eat off kind of plates? Not bars?
Does the term plate cover any of his silver items?