Diary of Ralph Josselin (Private Collection)

1.1.1653 (Saturday 1 January 1653)

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Jan: 1: This we call new years day. it was a clear lightsome day, the lord give me a new holy heart, for I expect it a searching troublesome year, the lords holy will be done in all things. heard that the army kept solemn days of fasting and prayer. on Jan: 28. and 29. a sign of some great resolutions on foot among them, the lord our god direct and turn all for good, and bottom my heart on him, who is the alone and only good: I paid Nicholas 1s.