Diary of Ralph Josselin (Private Collection)

8.9.1644 (Sunday 8 September 1644)

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Sept: 8: This week the Lord gracious unto me in my wife and children, in our peace our health providing for us, in keeping us in some measure in his fear, and from the evils my heart is subject unto, our people that were weak and like to die through mercy are upwards again, the Lord keep them and strengthen them and let them walk to his glory I heard vile things of one E.C. which I should not have believed, god in mercy keep me and mine from the like, Lord pardon all my sins, Sabbath and week day and fit me to do thee more honour in my place, and keep my heart in a dependence upon thee in all conditions, and let me not be lead away with any passions.