Diary of Ralph Josselin (Private Collection)

1.3.1651 (Saturday 1 March 1651)

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March: 1: the season cold and very sad, work scarce, the poor in a sad condition, and its feared it will be far worse with the spinner, a great snow this day. Mr R.H. had a cow died suddenly, the lord bless my little stock, the smallpox are spread in the town, about Holdens very much into four families as said, the lord has sweetly kept my family hitherto for which my soul admires him, the lord in goodness still protect us, and be our health.