Diary of Ralph Josselin (Private Collection)

24.8.1662 (Sunday 24 August 1662)

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Aug. 24. God good to me, my heart cheerful in his work, hoping god will make way for my liberty, and many others, my soul trusts in him. sad to see how the shepherds are scattered, the lord be a blessing to me, gods hand it touches me in some of my substance, lord even therein do not contend with me, but bless me I humbly pray thee; some hope given as if there would be indulgence given to ministers for the present until the return of the parliament.

The London Ministers nearly 80. generally declined preaching, the Bishop took care to supply every place, and the like in the country, some of them petitioned this week for liberty as reported.