Diary of Ralph Josselin (Private Collection)

23.6.1656, 24.6.1656 (Monday 23 June 1656)

document 70009395

23. my uncle, Ralph married children came to me, who were very heartily welcome to me, rejoicing to see them in health, my wife was somewhat worse this day than formerly; [24:] I went on foot to Messing, and returned, Shawe deals ill with me, my heart quiet in this untowardness of men, could it be spiritual and holy in temptations how should I rejoice, I went down to see my old schoolfellow Mr Luckin , to whom I seemed very welcome, he knew me after 25. years distance, the Lord in mercy accept of me, I hope he is a very honest hearted man. My wife somewhat better this day, blessed be God for it.