Diary of Ralph Josselin (Private Collection)

12.10.1651 (Sunday 12 October 1651)

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Oct: 12: This week past the lord was every way good to me, and mine, the lord was good to me in Sabbath work, he in mercy stand by me in the same, the afternoon I helped them at Coggeshall

Reported that Cardinal Mazarine of France, abiding at Colen in Germany, had tampered with the Electors and wrought with the Major past of them, and won them to transfer the Empire from the house of Austria, and to elect the eldest son of the Duke of Bavaria King of Romans

the Prince of Conde and French King in arms one against another, divers forces in England ordered to be disbanded, Major General Deane one of the Admirals chosen to command in chief in Scotland