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Record 3684

Reading Experience:

"This morning my Lord showed me the King's declaration and his letter to the two Generalls to be communicated to the fleet. The contents of the letter are his offer of grave to all that will come in within 40 days, only excepting them that the Parliament shall hereafter except. .. The letter dated at Breda, April 4/14 1660, in the 212th year of his raigne. Upon the receipt of it this morning by an express, Mr. Phillips, one of the messengers of the Council from Generall Monke, my Lord summoned a council of war, and in the meantime did dictate to me how he would have pass this council. Which done, the commanders all came on board, and the council set in the coach (the first council of war that hath been in my time), where I read the letter and the declaration; and while they were discoursing upon it, I seemed to draw up a vote; which being offered, the passed.?
Century: 1600-1699
Date: 3 May 1660
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: London
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Reader:Samuel Pepys
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 22 Feb 1633
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Member of Parliament and naval administrator
Religion: Christian
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Members of the Privy Council
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Title: Declaration of Breda
Genre: Politics
Form of Text: Print: Broadsheet, Handbill
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 3684  
Source - Print  
  Author: Samuel Pepys
  Editor: Robert Latham
  Title: The Diary of Samuel Pepys
  Place of Publication: Berkeley, California
  Date of Publication: 1971
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 123-4
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Samuel Pepys, Robert Latham (ed.), The Diary of Samuel Pepys (Berkeley, California, 1971), p. 123-4,, accessed: 07 July 2020

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