Diary of Ralph Josselin (Private Collection)

16.9.1665 (Saturday 16 September 1665)

document 70014875

Sept. 16. God good in Colnes preservation, yet Colchester increases in illness being spread over the whole town, after frequent reports of a most wonderful increase this week it abated through mercy. from Sept. 5. to 12. 562. there dying in all. 7690. of plague 6544. and towards the full of the moon; lord secure me from care and evil.