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this complete suppression of information is managed by the simple device of making the payments to the Secretaries `without account, imprest, or other charge,' words which released [them] from any liability to account before the Auditors of Imprests for the amounts received by them at the Exchequer.
On that day Pepys spent three hours in the morning with the Auditor of the Imprests in the Exchequer on naval accounts, which was followed by a convivial lunch at the Crown Inn and an afternoon's work in the Navy Office.