Diary of Ralph Josselin (Private Collection)

23.6.1655 (Saturday 23 June 1655)

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23. a sad fire in a poor cottage, the wind pretty high, lay well to save other houses through mercy so that only that poor house was utterly burnt down, a small piece of bone came out at that place, where my tooth was drawn, this was not corrupted; the lord be blessed who delivers me, from such hidden evils, the lord watch over this place and deliver us from infectious diseases.