Diary of Ralph Josselin (Private Collection)

25.3.1651 (Tuesday 25 March 1651)

document 70005600

[1651.] 25. Set Day of Halsted a price of my farm called Mallories viz 245li. I am very indifferent to sell or not, lord direct me in all my outward affairs for the best(.) the smallpox appeared anew in 4 families more two near us, the lord in his rich mercy preserve my family, in your protection and goodness I rest and am at peace, heard as if Cromwell alive, we lost in attempts on a castle in Scotland 180 men as its said,

the smallpox in two families more, the lord in mercy watch over us