Diary of Ralph Josselin (Private Collection)

23.1.1648 (Sunday 23 January 1648)

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Jan: 23. The Lord good and merciful to me and all mine in our outward enjoyments the lord gracious and merciful to my wife , who is more cheerful and free from headaches than formerly, my cold indifferently over, not very tedious as formerly. heard Mr Burroughes ill and not able to supply his place the lord be blessed for my strength, the lord make me sensible of my failings and breach of covenant and make me more watchful over my ways I entreat you; the times sad and full of troubles especially at London, the lord gives us peace and freedom in all our quarters, the lord was good to me in his word and the exercises of the day, oh make me daily to redeem my time I entreat you