Diary of Ralph Josselin (Private Collection)

13.5.1666 (Sunday 13 May 1666)

document 70015125

May. 13: plague increased at London. to 53. total. 234: sad at Colchester dying. 174: the lord in mercy remove his hand no more dying at Coln this week. this day one family viz Alstons left to their liberty to work in fields, at the other the nurse sick. many attending on the word, the lord bless it unto them.

from the 10th to this day. viz. 19. the air very cold, and very much rain as if god testified against us, and likely to turn our thoughts of unspeakable plenty into scarcity