Diary of Ralph Josselin (Private Collection)

24.1.1650 (Thursday 24 January 1650)

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24: This is in my account the last day of my 33 year: god has been good and merciful to me and mine and provided for me in the same, and kept me that my corruptions have not been too hard for me, though I have been foiled yet I have not been utterly cast down and I hope he that has kept me will keep me, we met this day at Moles , spent it in conference for most part, oh it is sad how christians are led astray.

Fears and jealousies of troubles from among ourselves by reason of the engagement and other sad affairs among ourselves ended the year