Diary of Samuel Pepys — Volume 69: November 1668

Diary of Samuel Pepys — Volume 69: November 1668


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Project Gutenberg's Diary of Samuel Pepys, November 1668, by Samuel PepysThis eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it,give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online atwww.gutenberg.netTitle: Diary of Samuel Pepys, November 1668Author: Samuel PepysRelease Date: December 1, 2004 [EBook #4193]Language: English*** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK DIARY OF SAMUEL PEPYS, ***Produced by David WidgerTHE DIARY OF SAMUEL PEPYS M.A. F.R.S.CLERK OF THE ACTS AND SECRETARY TO THE ADMIRALTYTRANSCRIBED FROM THE SHORTHAND MANUSCRIPT IN THE PEPYSIAN LIBRARY MAGDALENE COLLEGE CAMBRIDGE BY THE REV. MYNORS BRIGHTM.A. LATE FELLOW AND PRESIDENT OF THE COLLEGE(Unabridged)WITH LORD BRAYBROOKE'S NOTESEDITED WITH ADDITIONS BYHENRY B. WHEATLEY F.S.A. DIARY OF SAMUEL PEPYS. NOVEMBER 1668November 1st (Lord's day). Up, and with W. Hewer at my chamber all this morning, going further in my great business forthe Duke of York, and so at noon to dinner, and then W. Hewer to write fair what he had writ, and my wife to read to me allthe afternoon, till anon Mr. Gibson come, and he and I to perfect it to my full mind, and so to supper and to bed, my mindyet at disquiet that I cannot be informed how poor Deb. stands with her mistress, but I fear she will put her ...



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THE DIARY OFSAMUEL PEPYS M.A.F.R.S.TCHLEE RAKD MOIFR TAHLET YACTS AND SECRETARY TOTRANSCRIBED FROM THE SHORTHANDMANUSCRIPT IN THE PEPYSIAN LIBRARYMAGDALENE COLLEGE CAMBRIDGE BY THEREV. MYNORS BRIGHT M.A. LATE FELLOWAND PRESIDENT OF THE COLLEGE(Unabridged)WITH LORD BRAYBROOKE'S NOTESEDITED WITH ADDITIONS BYHENRY B. WHEATLEY F.S.A.                          DIARY OF SAMUEL PEPYS.                                NOVEMBER                                  1668November 1st (Lord's day). Up, and with W. Hewerat my chamber all this morning, going further in mygreat business for the Duke of York, and so at
noon to dinner, and then W. Hewer to write fairwhat he had writ, and my wife to read to me all theafternoon, till anon Mr. Gibson come, and he and Ito perfect it to my full mind, and so to supper andto bed, my mind yet at disquiet that I cannot beinformed how poor Deb. stands with her mistress,but I fear she will put her away, and the truth is,though it be much against my mind and to mytrouble, yet I think that it will be fit that she shouldbe gone, for my wife's peace and mine, for shecannot but be offended at the sight of her, my wifehaving conceived this jealousy of me with reason,and therefore for that, and other reasons ofexpense, it will be best for me to let her go, but Ishall love and pity her. This noon Mr. Povy sent hiscoach for my wife and I to see, which we likemightily, and will endeavour to have him get us justsuch another.2nd. Up, and a cold morning, by water throughbridge without a cloak, and there to Mr. Wren athis chamber at White Hall, the first time of hiscoming thither this year, the Duchess comingthither tonight, and there he and I did read over mypaper that I have with so much labour drawn upabout the several answers of the officers of thisOffice to the Duke of York's reflections, and diddebate a little what advice to give the Duke of Yorkwhen he comes to town upon it. Here come in LordAnglesy, and I perceive he makes nothing of thisorder for his suspension, resolving to contend andto bring it to the Council on Wednesday when theKing is come to town to-morrow, and Mr. Wren dojoin with him mightily in it, and do look upon the
Duke of York as concerned more in it than he. Soto visit Creed at his chamber, but his wife not comethither yet, nor do he tell me where she is, thoughshe be in town, at Stepney, at Atkins's. So to Mr.Povy's to talk about a coach, but there I find myLord Sandwich, and Peterborough, andHinchingbroke, Charles Harbord, and SidneyMontagu; and there I was stopped, and dinedmighty nobly at a good table, with one little dish ata time upon it, but mighty merry. I was glad to seeit: but sorry, methought, to see my Lord have solittle reason to be merry, and yet glad, for his sake,to have him cheerful. After dinner up, and lookedup and down the house, and so to the cellar; andthence I slipt away, without taking leave, and so toa few places about business, and among others tomy bookseller's in Duck Lane, and so home, wherethe house still full of dirt by painters and others,and will not be clean a good while. So to read andtalk with my wife till by and by called to the officeabout Sir W. Warren's business, where we met alittle, and then home to supper and to bed. Thisday I went, by Mr. Povy's direction, to acoachmaker near him, for a coach just like his, butit was sold this very morning.3rd. Up, and all the morning at the Office. At noont1o2  daitn nniegr,h ta, nwdi tthhoeunt  tmo uthche  pOafifinc teo,  amnyd  etyheers,e  bbuuts Iy  dtiildlvneort yu swee llt.h eSom  htoo mreea, da nord  twhrietree,  taon ds uspop deird,  ahnoldd  Ioutobserved my wife to eye my eyes whether I didaenved rt lhoeonk  (uapnodn t oD emby.,  gwriheifc hdi Id  csoeuel dt hneo tp obourt  dwor entcohw
look on me and see me look on her, and then letdrop a tear or two, which do make my heart relentat this minute that I am writing this with greattrouble of mind, for she is indeed my sacrifice, poorgirle); and my wife did tell me in bed by the by ofmy looking on other people, and that the only wayis to put things out of sight, and this I know shemeans by Deb., for she tells me that her Aunt washere on Monday, and she did tell her of her desireof parting with Deb., but in such kind terms on bothsides that my wife is mightily taken with her. I see itwill be, and it is but necessary, and therefore,though it cannot but grieve me, yet I must bring mymind to give way to it. We had a great deal of dothis day at the Office about Clutterbucke,—[Seenote to February 4th, 1663-64]—I declaring mydissent against the whole Board's proceedings, andI believe I shall go near to shew W. Pen a veryknave in it, whatever I find my Lord Brouncker.4th. Up, and by coach to White Hall; and there Ifind the King and Duke of York come the last night,and every body's mouth full of my Lord Anglesey'ssuspension being sealed; which it was, it seems,yesterday; so that he is prevented in his remedy atthe Council; and, it seems, the two new Treasurersdid kiss the King's hand this morning, brought in bymy Lord Arlington. They walked up and downtogether the Court this day, and several peoplejoyed them; but I avoided it, that I might not beseen to look either way. This day also I hear thatmy Lord Ormond is to be declared in Council nomore Deputy Governor of Ireland, his commissionbeing expired: and the King is prevailed with to
take it out of his hands; which people do mightilyadmire, saying that he is the greatest subject ofany prince in Christendome, and hath more acresof land than any, and hath done more for hisPrince than ever any yet did. But all will not do; hemust down, it seems, the Duke of Buckinghamcarrying all before him. But that, that troubles memost is, that they begin to talk that the Duke ofYork's regiment is ordered to be disbanded; andmore, that undoubtedly his Admiralty will follow:which do shake me mightily, and I fear will have illconsequences in the nation, for these counsels arevery mad. The Duke of York do, by all men'sreport, carry himself wonderfull submissive to theKing, in the most humble manner in the world; butyet, it seems, nothing must be spared that tendsto, the keeping out of the Chancellor; and that isthe reason of all this. The great discourse now is,that the Parliament shall be dissolved and anothercalled, which shall give the King the Deane andChapter lands; and that will put him out of debt.And it is said that Buckingham do knownly meetdaily with Wildman and other Commonwealth-men;and that when he is with them, he makes the Kingbelieve that he is with his wenches; and somethinglooks like the Parliament's being dissolved, byHarry Brouncker's being now come back, andappears this day the first day at White Hall; buthath not been yet with the King, but is secure thathe shall be well received, I hear. God bless us,when such men as he shall be restored! But that,that pleases me most is, that several do tell methat Pen is to be removed; and others, that he hathresigned his place; and particularly Spragg tells me
for certain that he hath resigned it, and is becomea partner with Gawden in the Victualling: in which Ithink he hath done a very cunning thing; but I amsure I am glad of it; and it will be well for the Kingto have him out of this Office. Thence by coach,doing several errands, home and there to dinner,and then to the Office, where all the afternoon tilllate at night, and so home. Deb. hath been abroadto-day with her friends, poor girle, I believe towardthe getting of a place. This day a boy is sent meout of the country from Impington by my cozenRoger Pepys' getting, whom I visited this morningat his chamber in the Strand and carried him toWestminster Hall, where I took a turn or two withhim and Sir John Talbot, who talks mighty high formy Lord of Ormond: and I perceive this family ofthe Talbots hath been raised by my Lord. When Icome home to-night I find Deb. not come home,and do doubt whether she be not quite gone or no,but my wife is silent to me in it, and I to her, but fellto other discourse, and indeed am well satisfiedthat my house will never be at peace between mywife and I unless I let her go, though it grieves meto the heart. My wife and I spent much time thisevening talking of our being put out of the Office,and my going to live at Deptford at her brother's, tillI can clear my accounts, and rid my hands of thetown, which will take me a year or more, and I dothink it will be best for me to do so, in order to ourliving cheap, and out of sight.5th. Up, and Willet come home in the morning,and, God forgive me! I could not conceal mycontent thereat by smiling, and my wife observed
it, but I said nothing, nor she, but away to theoffice. Presently up by water to White Hall, andthere all of us to wait on the Duke of York, whichwe did, having little to do, and then I up and downthe house, till by and by the Duke of York, who hadbid me stay, did come to his closet again, andthere did call in me and Mr. Wren; and there mypaper, that I have lately taken pains to draw up,was read, and the Duke of York pleased therewith;and we did all along conclude upon answers to mymind for the Board, and that that, if put inexecution, will do the King's business. But I do nowmore and more perceive the Duke of York'strouble, and that he do lie under great weight ofmind from the Duke of Buckingham's carryingthings against him; and particularly when I advisedthat he would use his interest that a seaman mightcome into the room of W. Pen, who is nowdeclared to be gone from us to that of theVictualling, and did shew how the Office would nowbe left without one seaman in it, but the Surveyourand the Controller, who is so old as to be able todo nothing, he told me plainly that I knew his mindwell enough as to seamen, but that it must be asothers will. And Wren did tell it me as a secret, thatwhen the Duke of York did first tell the King aboutSir W. Pen's leaving of the place, and that whenthe Duke of York did move the King that eitherCaptain Cox or Sir Jer. Smith might succeed him,the King did tell him that that was a matter fit to beconsidered of, and would not agree to eitherpresently; and so the Duke of York could notprevail for either, nor knows who it shall be. TheDuke of York did tell me himself, that if he had not
carried it privately when first he mentioned Pen'sleaving his place to the King, it had not been done;for the Duke of Buckingham and those of his partydo cry out upon it, as a strange thing to trust sucha thing into the hands of one that stands accusedin Parliament: and that they have so far prevailedupon the King that he would not have him namedin Council, but only take his name to the Board; butI think he said that only D. Gawden's name shall goin the patent; at least, at the time when Sir RichardBrowne asked the King the names of D. Gawden'ssecurity, the King told him it was not yet necessaryfor him to declare them. And by and by, when theDuke of York and we had done, and Wren broughtinto the closet Captain Cox and James TempleAbout business of the Guiney Company, andtalking something of the Duke of Buckingham'sconcernment therein, and says the Duke of York, "Iwill give the Devil his due, as they say the Duke ofBuckingham hath paid in his money to theCompany," or something of that kind, wherein hewould do right to him. The Duke of York told mehow these people do begin to cast dirt upon thebusiness that passed the Council lately, touchingSupernumeraries, as passed by virtue of hisauthority there, there being not liberty for any manto withstand what the Duke of York advises there;which, he told me, they bring only as an argumentto insinuate the putting of the Admiralty intoCommission, which by all men's discourse is nowdesigned, and I perceive the same by him. Thisbeing done, and going from him, I up and down thehouse to hear news: and there every body's mouthfull of changes; and, among others, the Duke of
York's regiment of Guards, that was raised duringthe late war at sea, is to be disbanded: and also,that this day the King do intend to declare that theDuke of Ormond is no more Deputy of Ireland, butthat he will put it into Commission. This day ournew Treasurers did kiss the King's hand, whocomplimented them, as they say, very highly, thathe had for a long time been abused in hisTreasurer, and that he was now safe in theirhands. I saw them walk up and down the Courttogether all this morning; the first time I ever sawOsborne, who is a comely gentleman. This day Iwas told that my Lord Anglesey did deliver apetition on Wednesday in Council to the King,laying open, that whereas he had heard that hisMajesty had made such a disposal of his place,which he had formerly granted him for life upon avaluable consideration, and that, without any thinglaid to his charge, and during a Parliament'ssessions, he prayed that his Majesty would bepleased to let his case be heard before the Counciland the judges of the land, who were his propercounsel in all matters of right: to which, I am told,the King, after my Lord's being withdrawn,concluded upon his giving him an answer some fewdays hence; and so he was called in, and told so,and so it ended. Having heard all this I took coachand to Mr. Povy's, where I hear he is gone to theSwedes Resident in Covent Garden, where he is todine. I went thither, but he is not come yet, so I toWhite Hall to look for him, and up and downwalking there I met with Sir Robert Holmes, whoasking news I told him of Sir W. Pen's going fromus, who ketched at it so as that my heart misgives