Diary of Ralph Josselin (Private Collection)

8.5.1663 (Friday 8 May 1663)

document 70013865

8. Mr Ed. Ellistons estate made over to me and Mr Harlakenden for payment of his debts(.) its one of the best pieces of moral wisdom to our estates, to live within our bounds and so pay our debts because we contract none, he that once overshoots on hope of a good crop, to repay and clear, in my mind runs into the dirt to better his shoes by thoughts of wiping them, if god raise my expense at one time beyond my income, I will shorten it, if I can, to come even.