Diary of Ralph Josselin (Private Collection)

15.11.1657 (Sunday 15 November 1657)

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15. God good to us in many outward mercies, my son Tho: very full of pimples and spots all over, lord take care of him for thy name sake I pray thee, this day we broke bread, god good therein unto me engaging my heart to him, lord I desire to be more active, up and doing for thee in my place, and I rule my soul on thee to take care of me, for unto thee do I commit my soul. I hope to be more serious, and not frothy and light in discourse, more intent on my studies, and more diving into thy truths, more careful of family, more active in my employment, and sedulous therein.