Diary of Ralph Josselin (Private Collection)

20.6.1654 (Tuesday 20 June 1654)

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20: on Tuesday morning, my wife sent for the midwife, in the afternoon between two and three of the clock she was well delivered of her 3rd daughter , and seventh child. her labour quick, the lords name be therefore, and always praised: my heart was sensible in some measure how great a loss it would be if god took her from me, and yet my spirit was born up in expectation of the mercy, and I am persuaded my particular earnest prayers were moving for her in the very moment of her delivery.

a little before and after my wifes delivery of this child, I was much musing on this text Jer: 46. 27. 28: et. 47: god will not make an end of me nor cut me off, in my prosperity, although he will shorten me, oh that my seed might have an interest in the new Jerusalem, yes it shall, and that most certainly.