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Matt Newton has posted 59 annotations/comments since 11 May 2016.

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About Sunday 11 November 1666

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Let's give Uncle a break. Sam says the good stuff has been sent out of town due to the troubles. It's not as of he does not possess top notch plate. He's awaiting their return.

About Tuesday 11 September 1666

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If I recall correctly there's another part of the cellar that's not so nice.
Yes Allen. I believe there was or is (?) an over flow from next door. Humm, where there is muck, there's brass.

About Saturday 18 August 1666

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Thanks for the picture of the mole. Do you think that the coast is on the left?
And open water at the bottom of the picture?

About Monday 1 October 1660

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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

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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?