Diary of Ralph Josselin (Private Collection)

13.1.1658 (Wednesday 13 January 1658)

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13. her pains ceased, the labour very strange to her, which set her heart, but her eye was towards him who is the helper(,) my faith was up for her, she judged at the labour it would be a daughter. contrary to all her former experience and thought; prayer was for her; we commended her to god and her warm bed early and all to their rests, none watching this night as formerly. her sleep was a comfort to her mixed with pain, fear, which made her quake and tremble