Thursday 27 April 1665

[Navy Office]

27 April 16651


From a letter this day come to my hand from a Shipp of ours (the little Guift)2 that in a Conflict with a Hollander on the Irish Coast (wherein shoe though much over matched hath acquitted her selfe very well) hath had severall Men wounded, who are putt on shoare for care at Galloway, give me leave to aske you whether any Provision for sick and wounded men is made in Ireland, not with respect to theis Men only, but to the future ocasions in Generall which wee may Probably have of useing it there. You will Pardon this enquiry from one that hath soe little Right to offer you trouble as

Your humble servant


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Terry Foreman  •  Link

Robert Gertz keenly observed of the Diary entries “I can’t remember Sam ever calling himself “Samuel Pepys”.”

More evidence of this is provided by the letters to John Evelyn, which are signed “S:P” as above or “SPepys”.

Terry Foreman  •  Link

"It is implicit, though, from the content of this letter that P had some personal knowledge of E."

Also Pepys had been "unanimously elected, and admitted" a Fellow of the Royal Society 15 February 1665. *The history of the Royal Society of London for improving of natural knowledge from its first rise...*, Volume 2, p. 13. By Thomas Birch.…
(Cf. the Hooke Folio Online: "Feb: 15... Mr. Pepys nomine contradiente Elect & Admitted."… ), after which, it was the custom to dine and discuss (this day "to the Crowne Taverne, behind the ‘Change, and there my Lord [Brouncker] and most of the company to a club supper...."…

P's and E's diaries recorded their presence 15 March 1665 for the "experiment of trying to poison a dog with some of the Macassar powder in which a needle had been dipped" (Birch, “History,” vol. ii., p. 23):…

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