Diary of Ralph Josselin (Private Collection)

12.5.1645 (Monday 12 May 1645)

document 70000815

12: At Pebmarsh, God good in the love and society of friends. Mr Shepheard of Maplested accused by his maid for endeavouring to abuse her, his patience was moved that he struck her on the mouth whereupon she bled much, it made much against him, the Lord discover truth, shame us in ourselves and preserve us from reproach, it might have been my condition if mercy had no prevented it.