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Record Number: 3684


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

"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

Members of the Privy Council


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

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, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=3684, accessed: 01 March 2021


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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