Diary of Ralph Josselin (Private Collection)

17.8.1645 (Sunday 17 August 1645)

document 70000980

Aug: 17: God was good to me in many mercies and comforts this week, and to mine for which his name be praised. this day I baptised 3 children. John Read held his own child; the first that I ever baptised so; god was good to me in the dispensation of his words: Mr Harlakenden my dear Friend so ill with a fever, looseness and vomiting that he was not fit to come to Church the Lord be merciful unto him in his recovery.