The Diary of Samuel Pepys - Study Guide July-December, 1660 Summary & Analysis

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Pepys celebrates his increasing purse with the purchase of some new clothes on credit. His wife, also, receives a shopping budget and a pearl necklace. He also moves his household into a private home. He continues to chide his wife for her lack of tidiness around the house, especially about the birth of puppies by his wife's dog.

For the first time, Pepys suspects his aide, Will, of theft. Pepys also beats a maid for negligence. The household staff expands. Pepys enjoys time at several plays, some of which receives negative reviews from Pepys.

At work, Pepys begins to worry about the financial state of the Navy. Reviews of the ledgers reveal serious debts, especially to the seamen, who have not been paid in some time. He spends much time around the city, meeting with officials. Meetings with the Comptroller require multiple tries before Pepys finds him...

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