Diary of Ralph Josselin (Private Collection)

28.1.1658 (Thursday 28 January 1658)

document 70010815

28. old Robert Abbot of our town being arrested by Mr H. for his tithes which come to 3li. and which he might have received within 20s. went to prison, refusing to appear by an attorney, poor person he accounts to pay or take tithe is to deny Christ come in the flesh, and is as outwardly bold, and confident in his suffering, as if some great service for Christ. lord leave me not under the power of a delusion.