Diary of Ralph Josselin (Private Collection)

7.1.1666 (Sunday 7 January 1666)

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Jan. 7. God good in manifold mercies though weather open and warm, plague increasing at Colchester to. 29. yet at London it comes low. plague. 70. total. 253. blessed be god, lord clear us that it get not into the spring. the Dutch and we are preparing to our fleets. to sea early. they under Ruyter and we Monke .