Diary of Ralph Josselin (Private Collection)

17.7.1664 (Sunday 17 July 1664)

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July. 17. season set in wet, lord reserve the harvest weeks to us. smallpox much in the country, such abundance of cherries, brought by carts one in Colne July. 15 sold 3 pounds for 2d. uttering a load in our street, a sickly fruit, and great sickness feared, but where is the preparation for it. Coxal sermon bell sounded very light for morning sermon into my study, which is accounted a sign of rain. god was good to me in his word and worship this day for which my soul blesses him.