Diary of Ralph Josselin (Private Collection)

21.3.1656 (Friday 21 March 1656)

document 70009155

21: rode to Colchester. and returned safe, god good to me in the weather. god make provision for Janes education at Mrs Pigot . in giving me a heart in the work and charge. and I trust god orders and will as a mercy to future days: saw Mr Bacon Master of requests, he says our fleet is gone with courage from Plymouth. 43. men of war. l7. fireships (I thought some vessels full of gunpowder) and victuallers, Gives the Court a good report, that we may hope all good things from them, but he and they are men, and I will trust in Jehova and wait