Diary of Ralph Josselin (Private Collection)

11.2.1648 (Friday 11 February 1648)

document 70003055

[3d fit] 11. on Friday morning, one hour and half before day my wife was delivered of her second son , the midwife not with her, only four women and Mrs Mary : her speed was great, and I think the easiest and speediest labour that ever she had, and she was under great fears, oh how is the lord to be noted and observed in this mercy(.) I was very ill, with a hot fever fit, my friends but especially Mrs Mary very careful of me, the lord filled my heart and tongue full of himself, and made me to enjoy peace in himself not withstanding all my iniquities