Diary of Ralph Josselin (Private Collection)

19.10.1654 (Thursday 19 October 1654)

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19. a sad sight of a brother. S.B. whose sister fell to the town charge, he said all in his hands was spent. 50li and all her clothes etc. he said he would turn out the 4 children, he would not undo himself for them. nor show them no more favour than another(,) he seemed to me void of brotherly and natural affection; the lord made some of us strangers sensible of her condition, and resolved to provide for her, and who knows but god may remember their unnaturalness, and think of their pride