Tuesday 9 February 1668/69

Up, and all the morning busy at the office, and after dinner abroad with my wife to the King’s playhouse, and there saw “The Island Princesse,” which I like mighty well, as an excellent play: and here we find Kinaston to be well enough to act again, which he do very well, after his beating by Sir Charles Sedley’s appointment; and so thence home, and there to my business at the Office, and after my letters done, then home to supper and to bed, my mind being mightily eased by my having this morning delivered to the Office a letter of advice about our answers to the Commissioners of Accounts, whom we have neglected, and I have done this as a record in my justification hereafter, when it shall come to be examined.

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Terry Foreman  •  Link

Ormond to Ossory
Written from: Whitehall
Date: 9 February 1669

Is confident that the King neither is, nor will be, prevailed on to remove him from the government of Ireland. He shall return to do the King some further service, and to settle his own affairs; hopes, then, to have leave to free himself, without dishonour, from a burden which must needs grow heavier with increasing years. ...

Chris Squire  •  Link

‘appointment, n. Etym: < Old French apointement . .
. . 6. The action of ordaining or directing what is to be done; direction, decree, ordinance, dictation.
. . 1574 A. Golding tr. A. Marlorat Catholike Expos. Reuelation 15 All things are done and disposed by his determination and appoyntment.
. . 1651 J. Saint-Amard tr. F. Micanzio Life Father Paul p. xcvi, in P. Sarpi Hist. Council of Trent (1676) , Making one of his Writers read to him, or write at his appointment . .’ [OED]

Terry Foreman  •  Link

"my mind being mightily eased by my having this morning delivered to the Office a letter of advice about our answers to the Commissioners of Accounts"

Pepys to the Navy Board, 9 February: copy (in unidentified clerical hand) in NMM LBK/8, pp.572-3 (Printed in Further Corr. pp. 221-2). This was a reply to the enquiries made by the Brooke House Committee almost a year before: http://www.pepysdiary.com/diary/1668/01/22/ Pepys began by stating that as the 'daily remembrancer' of the Board, he had kept a journal of its proceedings in the matter of the Committee's enquiries. (It is now PRO, Adm. 106/2886, pt. I.) He enclosed 'an abstract of whatever hitherto has been by them Demanded, and thereto [in] distinct Columnes added a view of what thereof is answered, what not, what the Board has joyntly done preparative to it, and on what hands the delay thereof (for now more than 12 moneths in some perticulers) seemes chargeable'. Later he wrote a long vindication of the office himself (27 November 1669); copy in Hayter's hands, in Rawl. A 457; 73 pp.). (L&M note)

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