Diary of Ralph Josselin (Private Collection)

3.3.1653 (Thursday 3 March 1653)

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3. Public fast, few in the country had notice to keep it. Mr Sparrow came of his own accord to me to join with me in the work of the day, but there is somewhat more on my spirit, I shall long to hear what is done at Westminster this day, I hope all is well and quiet there, the enemy begins to appear both in Ireland and Scotland its but weakly yet, the issue of these things god only knows.