Diary of Ralph Josselin (Private Collection)

19.12.1657 (Monday 19 December 1657)

document 70010690

19. Rode to Dunmow returned safe, spoke with all persons conveniently, whereby I was fully informed of the state of my business in my augmentation rent from Dunmow(.) when I came home I found my wife had got sprats, which though a small thing was a great mercy she much longing to eat of them before she lay down, and that she daily looked for, Mr R. Harlakenden the younger lovingly accommodated me with his horses, the lord recompense that and all the love he has shown to me.