Saturday 22 December 1666

At the office all the morning, and there come news from Hogg that our shipp hath brought in a Lubecker to Portsmouth, likely to prove prize, of deals, which joys us. At noon home to dinner, and then Sir W. Pen, Sir R. Ford, and I met at Sir W. Batten’s to examine our papers, and have great hopes to prove her prize, and Sir R. Ford I find a mighty yare man in this business, making exceeding good observations from the papers on our behalf. Hereupon concluded what to write to Hogg and Middleton, which I did, and also with Mr. Oviatt (Sir R. Ford’s son, who is to be our solicitor), to fee some counsel in the Admiralty, but none in town. So home again, and after writing letters by the post, I with all my clerks and Carcasse and Whitfield to the ticket-office, there to be informed in the method and disorder of the office, which I find infinite great, of infinite concernment to be mended, and did spend till 12 at night to my great satisfaction, it being a point of our office I was wholly unacquainted in. So with great content home and to bed.

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CGS  •  Link

First mention of a ticket-office, tickets yes, but a special payout place, I wonder where it be located.

Terry Foreman  •  Link

Arlington to Ormond
Written from: Whitehall
Date: 22 December 1666

Communicates late proceedings in both Houses of Parliament, and also at a conference between them; at which latter, "the Duke of Buckingham, and the Marquess of Dorchester, had an unbecoming contest for place. ... Both peers were sent prisoners to the Tower, and are this day released, "upon condition to be made friends". ...

Ormond to Orrery
Written from: Dublin
Date: 22 December 1666

Desires to take longer time to consider of the Earl's very pertinent reflections on the insurrection in Scotland; & to defer the execution of some measures prudently advised by his Lordship, until they can meet. ...

Gives some particulars concerning the reprisal-claims of the Duke of York, now pending, under provisions of the Settlement Acts; also various details of military and naval matters.…

CGS  •  Link

lubecker, a stray ship worthy of prizes.
Lubeck. A Hanseatic port,
.....After defeat in the Count's Feud, Lübeck's power slowly declined. Lübeck managed to remain neutral in the Thirty Years' War, but with the devastation caused by the decades-long war and the new transatlantic orientation of European trade, the Hanseatic League and thus Lübeck lost importance. After the Hanseatic League was de facto disbanded in 1669, Lübeck remained an important trading town on the Baltic Sea............

Michael Robinson  •  Link

the ticket-office,

L&M Companion: 'Conveniently placed for seamen, between the river and the Navy Office -- until the Fire in a rented house on Tower Hill; afterwards in a house built for the purpose in Colchester Street close by. [Spoiler] In 1683 it moved to a two story wing of the new Navy Office, with a separate entrance from Seething Lane."

JWB  •  Link

I guess most of us learned about Lubeck from "Buddenbrooks" & 'yare' from "Philidelphia Story".

c  •  Link

There is, after all, one thing that stirs Pepys' deepest and most visceral passions: money.

Robert Gertz  •  Link

" being a point of our office I was wholly unacquainted in."

Nahhha! What?! Sam Pepys not utterly versed in an aspect of the Naval Office?! What, did Batten and Penn hide it? Or maybe Minnes forgot it?

"Well...It does seem to me...That I do believe I have heard we actually do have a ticket office...Somewhere."

Seriously, Sam nearly got killed over tickets when the seamen rioted at the office earlier...He hadn't studied the workings of the ticket office?

Terry Foreman  •  Link

"I with all my clerks and Carcasse and Whitfield"

L&M: The two latter were clerks of the Ticket Office.

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