Monday 23 October 1665
For Samuel Pepys Esqr:
One of the principall Officers
of his Majesties Navy at Greenewich
23 October 16651
Yours of the 17th Instant2 I found at my returne from Leades3, and Kentish Circle, requiring an accoumpt of what Sea-men have been sick on shore? the ships whence they came? and the place to which? with other particulars to encounter the fraud of the Pursers etc. Sir, for mine owne concerne, I sent you that of Deale, and am ready to present you with the rest of mine to the 5th June last [from November to June]4; since which we have not yet altogether finished the last quarter; but I presume may be ready with it to a day, by that time you have examin’d these: For those of my other Breathren, I presume they are also prepard for you: But I can give no positive account of it, they being all of them many miles distant from our place of meeting: In the meane time I have sent your Letter to Sir William Doily, that he may know what your Commands are: I verily believe his are in very good order, having lent him my Clearke5 so long, though to mine owne prejudice: With what concernes my Selfe as to this particular, I shall to morrow (God willing) waite on you, who am
Your most obedient and humble Servant
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