Diary of Ralph Josselin (Private Collection)

15.7.1651 (Tuesday 15 July 1651)

document 70005855

15. This day I paid to Wm Brand 5li. I now am out of his debt, but I owe him love for his great kindness to me, my roll of debts is now 52li.13s. we met for conference at Mr Harlakendens , some of our company were somewhat from a due temper, the lord was good to us to bear it, we appointed 24. to meet in day of prayer to prepare for the Lords table on the following day of the lord, the Lord in his mercy be with us for good: it was apprehended Mr Love a godly presbyterian minister, would lose his head at London this day, the lord shatters us, and lays us low, I trust his presence is not far off when these shakings are among us. but upon his petition his wives, and the Ministers of London he was reprieved until Aug. 15. next, blessed be the name of god for this act of compassion extended towards them,