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Document Signed by four members of the board, 1 page folio with remains (only) of the endorsement from the second leaf, Navy Office, 17 March 1678/9. Addressed to the clerk of the cheque at Woolwich, appointing John Greene boatswain of the Windsor Castle in pursuance of a royal warrant of 1 March 1678.

'... Together w[i]th such allowance of wages & victualls for himself and servant as is proper & usuall for the Boats[wai]n of the s[ai]d ship. And hee haveing in pursuance thereof rec[eive]d a coppy of the instructions proper for his place attested by the Clerke of the Acts of his Ma[jesti]es Navy, and the seale of the office. ...'[Two receipts below the signatures, the second of which had the added note:] 'Tho: Peed is his servants name. The Boatsw[ai]n hath a coppy of this.'

Signed by William, Second Viscount Brouncker (1620?-1684, first president of the Royal Society); Sir Thomas Allin (1612-1685, an active and successful naval commander who was at this time Comptroller of the Navy); Sir Richard Haddock (?1629-1713); and Thomas Hayter (d. ca 1689), who succeeded Samuel Pepys as Clerk of the Acts, became Secretary to the Admiralty in 1679 and was Comptroller of the Navy from 1680 to 1682.
[No: 25788]

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