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Diary of Ralph Josselin (Private Collection)

25.9.1658 (Saturday 25 September 1658)

document 70011280

25. heart wheat was in Bedfordshire. 11s. bushel, with us it is 7s. this scarcity on a sudden, when there never was a more hopeful crop on the ground: but by laying and mildewing the strong corns a wind that bears out abundance, and wet in the harvest that spoiled much, this dearth came unexpected