1893 text

Sir Peter Ball was the Queen’s Attorney-General, and Evelyn mentions, in his Diary (January 11th, 1661-62), having received from him the draft of an act against the nuisance of the smoke of London.

This text comes from a footnote on a diary entry in the 1893 edition edited by Henry B. Wheatley.

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L&M: Sir Peter Ball (died 1680). Attorney General to the Queen Mother, 1643 - 1667. Referred to by Pepys in 1700 as an "old friend".

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