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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?