PEPYS (SAMUEL) Letter signed ('SPepys'), also signed by William Penn, father of the founder of Pennsylvania, 1668
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PEPYS (SAMUEL) Letter signed ('SPepys'), also signed by William Penn, father of the founder of Pennsylvania, 1668
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PEPYS (SAMUEL)
Letter signed ('SPepys'), also signed by William Penn, father of the founder of Pennsylvania, William second Viscount Bouncer and Sir John Mennes, Principal Officers of the Navy Board, to the Chatham Officers, reminding them 'to have a Gang of hands appointed to each of those Boates which have by speciall order been built for ye service and security of the River Medway' and requiring them to list and appoint such gangs; they also order the Clerk of the Cheque to keep those lists with him so that he can muster the mean at any time 'and to see the same supplyed by others in case of death, discharge or departure' of any of them, one page, folio, Navy Office, 1 September 1668

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  • This order relates to the belated protection of the Medway after the Dutch destroyed the English fleet there in June 1667, perhaps the greatest disaster for the Royal Navy.
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