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Jeff Pruett  •  Link

An old Cavalier friend in the House of Lords recommended Pepys get his patent engrossed by Charles Beale. Beale refused, claiming a lack of time. Pepys then went to his musical friend, John Spong, who was able to write in the required Chancery hand. On returning to Beale for a docket for his patent, Pepys had to pay a bribe of two gold pieces, and later to pay Beale a fee of 9 pounds.

Stephen Coote, _Samuel Pepys, A Life_

Bill  •  Link

Charles Beale painted in oil and water-colours: but a weakness in his eyes occasioned his quitting his profession, after he had followed it four or five years.
---A Biographical History of England. J. Granger, 1775.

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