Diary of Ralph Josselin (Private Collection)

15.10.1665 (Sunday 15 October 1665)

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Oct: 15. God good to us in manifold mercies(,) the season cold dry and frosty considerable ice after wet beginning. Wednesday. 11: the plague looked on certainly at Coln-ford hill, and yet Coln preserved, it abates blessed be god at Colchester above 50. and 652 at London. god good in his word for which my soul prays(.) at Colchester died. 145. their charge above 500li. per month, whereupon the country within 5 miles round, were charged towards their relief.