Diary of Ralph Josselin (Private Collection)

19.2.1660 (Sunday 19 February 1660)

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Feb: 19. God good to me and all mine in outward mercies, the lord in mercy accept us delight in us, and do us good, the spring cheerful, my business much, god holds my head and heart I praise him, that I am not overset, god was good to me in the Sabbath, the rest of it a great mercy to my weary body, oh let the word be so to my soul, my heart sucked much comfort out of it for which I bless and praise my god,

I observe a providence. a Man I was hiring one Peakes son, declined me to go to a Quaker I know not his motives, there he fell sick of the smallpox, and his mother keep[ing] him came home and died, the lord watch over me and mine for good.