Diary of Ralph Josselin (Private Collection)

20.5.1666 (Sunday 20 May 1666)

document 70015130

May. 20: god wonderfully gracious in our preservation. nothing of infection appearing further(.) lord hold thy hand I entreat thee. - London increased to 58. total. 236: its thinly peopled whatsoever persons speak, most by places empty and thought the deaths were beyond our counts by far, lord spare. fears of Spains quarrelling us(,) lord humble us, and own us. sad still with poor Colchester. 161 dying. the lord good to me in the word, a troublesome coming up street, where we found another child stricken; and old lea not well. lord pardon for thy name sake.