PEPYS, SAMUEL Letter signed to Captain Kempthorne of the Royal Charles concerning the hiring of a hoy.
Single page on a sheet, verso blank, 12 lines dated Navy Office London, 22 February 1665, signed by Pepys as Secretary to the Admiralty, countersigned by Sir William Penn; Sir William Batten; Sir William Coventry; and Viscount Brouncker. Notations in red to the extreme upper edge of the sheet, the verso with traces of an old mounting.
An attractive Pepys naval document, regarding the hiring of a hoy (a small sloop-rigged coasting vessel) from one Edward Robinson, with instructions to John Kempthorne, then Captain of the Royal Charles, pertaining to its outfitting.
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