Diary of Ralph Josselin (Private Collection)

1.6.1645 (Sunday 1 June 1645)

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June: 1: This day the Lord was good to me in his ordinances, oh make me a son of gracious and holy peace, and let his word and ordinances be advantage to us, Mary continued ill, we used means the Lord bless them; god steadied us with a young servant the Lord fit her for us and bless her under us, she came May.19.1645.

The news was sad to us ward that the king was coming down to Newarke, had faced Leicest(er). god knows how soon we may be alarmed indeed.