Diary of Ralph Josselin (Private Collection)

17.6.1649 (Sunday 17 June 1649)

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June: 17. This week the lord was good and merciful to me and mine in our health, peace and plenty, in preserving us and indeed the most of the town from infectious diseases when as divers families were visited with the smallpox, the goodness of god great to me in making me sensible of former corruptions and keeping me from being overcome with the same, lord subdue all and keep my heart in a holy frame for thy name sake, and heal my navel thoroughly oh my god: I went through Deut in my reconciler and did something in my other studies: god was good to me in the work and the duty of the Sabbath, though I find my heart cold, I hope god will receive me and perfect his grace in me.