1664 - New Mast Pond
John Tippetts to the Navy Commissioners. Thinks that the earth for the Ordnance Wharf may be digged, carried, and spread, for 8d a load.
Progress of the New Mast Dock, (The Mast Pond) 40 soldiers are working at 8d a day; 20 other men at 13d. Propose an allowance of two pence a day more to the able soldiers which will quicken them, and add nothing to the charge in the end.
Samuel Pepys, Secretary for the Admiralty sent £20 for the provision of a fire