Diary of Ralph Josselin (Private Collection)

9.12.1657 (Friday 9 December 1657)

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9: Heard how my brother John Humfreys left hand had a sore bred on it, whereby he lost 2 joints of one finger, and feared worse, it being a festering thistolow, my son Tom: has had a dangerous cut and sore on each leg, and cured by his mother, but the blessing came from above, others miseries should make my mercies relish more sweet, I shall not only pity and pray for them, but open my hand to him, lord do you heal him for thy mercy sake.