Thursday 12 December 1667

Rose before day, and took coach, by daylight, and to Westminster to Sir G. Downing’s, and there met Sir Stephen Fox, and thence he and I to Sir Robert Longs to discourse the business of our orders for money, he for the guards, and I for Tangier, and were a little angry in our concerns, one against the other, but yet parted good friends, and I think I got ground by it. Thence straight to the office, and there sat all the morning, and then home to dinner, and after dinner I all alone to the Duke of York’s house, and saw “The Tempest,” which, as often as I have seen it, I do like very well, and the house very full. But I could take little pleasure more than the play, for not being able to look about, for fear of being seen. Here only I saw a French lady in the pit, with a tunique, just like one of ours, only a handkercher about her neck; but this fashion for a woman did not look decent. Thence walked to my bookseller’s, and there he did give me a list of the twenty who were nominated for the Commission in Parliament for the Accounts: and it is strange that of the twenty the Parliament could not think fit to choose their nine, but were fain to add three that were not in the list of the twenty, they being many of them factious people and ringleaders in the late troubles; so that Sir John Talbott did fly out and was very hot in the business of Wildman’s being named, and took notice how he was entertained in the bosom of the Duke of Buckingham, a Privy-counsellor; and that it was fit to be observed by the House, and punished. The men that I know of the nine I like very well; that is, Mr. Pierrepont, Lord Brereton, and Sir William Turner; and I do think the rest are so, too; but such as will not be able to do this business as it ought to be, to do any good with. Here I did also see their votes against my Lord Chiefe Justice Keeling, that his proceedings were illegal, and that he was a contemner of Magna Charta (the great preserver of our lives, freedoms, and properties) and an introduction to arbitrary government; which is very high language, and of the same sound with that in the year 1640. I home, and there wrote my letters, and so to supper and to bed. This day my Lord Chancellor’s letter was burned at the ‘Change.

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Terry Foreman  •  Link

The Royal Society today at Arundel House — from the Hooke Folio Online

Dec: 12. 1667. Transfusion tryed again on Coga)

the rest of mr. Boyles paper of Light) orderd that the curator should take care to haue the like expts. tryed before the Society as soon as he could procure any shining rotten wood or fish

(Dr. D Coxes paper of Hogsden [ ] sweet earth)

The curator being called vpon for giuing an account of wt he thought of the way of measuring time brought in the Last Day by mr Aubery & mr wild sayd that though the inuentions were ingenious and as he thought new yet that by reason of the Inaequality of [th]e air causd by the various degrees of its Rarification & condensation as also of its drynesse & moysture it would not be
fitt for pocket watches not of that exactnesse & vse as pendulums are. mr Wild shewd his Instrument for measuring time) mr. Aubery a watch to Goe wth. bellows instead of wheels) Dr. Croon said it was in Scotti technica Curiosa)

more of Heuelius papers) an algebraicall paper from Du Laurence of Paris) mr Hook & mr Collins were put in mind of Giuing an account of monr. Slusius his theorem (mr. Collins his numbers for finding the Iulian period

The Curator was called vpon for the Expt. of circulating the blood of an animall out of the veines into the Arterys, through an open vesselle without passing through the lungs. he sayd he would prepare it as soon as he could. (tying the iugulars - Dr Lower.…

Terry Foreman  •  Link

"Transfusion tryed again on Coga"

"The second experiment of transfusion was made by Dr. King upon Mr. Arthur Coga, by taking from him eight ounces of blood, and transmitting into him, by guess, about fourteen ounces of sheep's blood. Dr. King was desired to bring in an account of it to be registered. This experiment being made in a great crowd of spectators, which would not admit of that exactness, which was designed, the physicians of the society were requested to take an opportunity of making this experiment more exactly by weighing the emittent animal before and after transfusion."

-- *The history of the Royal Society of London for improving of natural knowledge from its first rise, in which the most considerable of those papers communicated to the Society, which have hitherto not been published, are inserted as a supplement to the Philosophical Transactions*, By Thomas Birch, Volume 2, p. 225. London: Printed for A. Millar in the Strand, 1756

Terry Foreman  •  Link

Ormond to Conway
Written from: Dublin
Date: 12 December 1667

Has received his Lordship's letter of 30 November. ... States in answer, and at great length, the writer's views concerning the quartering of Soldiers. ... If any such warrants can be produced, under his hand, "as were made my Lord of Strafford's crimes" ... is content to be accused of treason, though thinking that Strafford's "were none". ...
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Ruben  •  Link

As I understand it HE is Fox. Fox and Pepys reported to Longs.
Longs is above them.

Christopher Squire  •  Link

‘tunic, n.
. . 3. In modern costume.
 a. A close, usually plain body-coat; now spec. that forming part of the uniform of soldiers and policemen.
1667    S. Pepys Diary 20 Oct. (1974) VIII. 489   Put on my new Tunique of velvett, which is very plain, but good.
1668    S. Pepys Diary 17 May (1976) IX. 201   Put on my new stuff-suit,‥the bands of my vest and tunic laced with silk lace of the colour of my suit.’ [OED]

Terry Foreman  •  Link

See the Journal of In the House of Commons today for items of interest, i.a.:

A Person sent for in custody.

The House being informed, that one Symonds had transported the Earl of Clarendon;

Ordered, That * Symonds, belonging to one of the Customhouse Ketches, be sent for in safe Custody, forthwith, by the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, or his Deputy.…

Land Revenue in in Ireland.…

Commissioners of Public Accounts. [More are named than they are by Pepys.]…

Banishing Earl of Clarendon.…

Terry Foreman  •  Link

"This day my Lord Chancellor’s letter was burned at the ‘Change."

It was burnt before the gate of Gresham College, which now served as the Exchange (Per L&M note)

The letter (called at first a "paper") in one of the many versions published later:…

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