Diary of Ralph Josselin (Private Collection)

8.8.1654 (Tuesday 8 August 1654)

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8: I praise god my heart more calm the child in the night rested and in the morning very hopeful to do well. my heart sensible of its eternal state, oh that god would lay it out for a precious instrument for his name, and then I shall rejoice. we watched with it this night now the third: 10: John was very ill it fared with him as if he had an ague, Jane complains, thus troubles come not alone, they are gentle, and proportioned to assistance from god: this day Col. Cooke mentioned to me, a desire to help them in a day before he goes up to the house, which if it go forward, the lord give me light to speak in season and courage to speak home, An , cheerful in respect of former days, for which I praise the lord.