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Diary of Ralph Josselin (Private Collection)

30.3.1652 (Tuesday 30 March 1652)

document 70006460

30. This day was very hot, like midsummer, went and returned safe from Stanway, the lord was good to me in the business. I had an extraordinary cold and hoarseness which I took I could not tell how, this day and 31: I sowed. 7 pecks more of white oats, and 2 bushels 1/2 of black and about 5 bushels and peck of barley in Dagnal , the seed is committed to the ground I wait on the lord for his blessing. I desire to be faithful in thy house, oh be thou merciful to mine as thou always have, and make me not a reproach oh lord.