Diary of Ralph Josselin (Private Collection)

18.12.1649, 19.12.1649 (Thursday 18 December 1649)

document 70004535

18: This day I rode to witham, and 19. to chelmsford, where I subscribed the engagement the first in the County of minist. and the 13th man of the County: god was good to me in my journey, I could not dispatch some business I intended, I must wait gods leisure, and season for everything, I subscribed the engagement as I considered it stood with the Covenant. while the government actually stood established, and my faithfulness, is not to create any troubles, but seek the good of the Commonwealth.