Diary of Ralph Josselin (Private Collection)

28.3.1652 (Sunday 28 March 1652)

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Mar. 28: God gracious to me and mine in outward mercies my son Tho. very raw and sore with his itch, which makes me think he would have had the smallpox very much, which is not now in our upper street but is in some families below, the lord in mercy in his due time remove his hand from us, my heart much annoyed with old sinful vanity lord in mercy make me sensible of them and in your due time let christ heal me and give me strength against them for unto thee do I fly: I was very hoarse with my cold