Diary of Ralph Josselin (Private Collection)

3.10.1656 (Friday 3 October 1656)

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Octob. 3. at night coming home I saw a fireball, it gave light to the ground as lightning but soon vanished, that night in my dream, I thought I saw a black cloud directly in the fashion of a stag, and a man sitting on him, his face to the west, and it noted the speed of a great person in his conquests. in the morning die 4. I was told our fleet at sea had taken much gold and silver from the Spaniard. the news confirmed it.