Diary of Ralph Josselin (Private Collection)

1.3.1650 (Friday 1 March 1650)

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March: 1: Gods hand was towards us for good in our children. maries eyes mended somewhat, and so did little Ralphs , his clysters did him good, and the best outward means were rose ointment, and plantain water steeped with white sugar candy: this day my son Thomas began to learn his accidence by heart as we say, memoriter, he is now 6 years old and about two months, the lord command his blessings on them, and us and go on to answer all prayers put up for them. the weather was now frosty snowy, and windy, but healthful according to the season of the year,