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Diary of Ralph Josselin (Private Collection)

3.7.1655 (Tuesday 3 July 1655)

document 70008675

3. preached at Gaines Coln the quakers next, but no disturbance, god has raised up my heart not to fear, but willing to bear, and to make opposition to their ways in defence of truth, it is an evil that runs much in all places, some think it will be dangerous to Cromwells interest, and is so, god knows I do not, yet I think he fears them not, and perhaps the clause in his declaration not to disturb the minister in exercise, was to hint to them, they might do it after if they would, securely, for that is their practice.