Diary of Ralph Josselin (Private Collection)

23.9.1666 (Sunday 23 September 1666)

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Sept. 23. The air moist. plague at Colch: 18. god clear that place, restore our peace and trade, god good in the word. saw the sad state of Braintree die. 21. my heart dies as to leaving coln, lord direct me, and provide for me for I rely on thee for me and mine.

London bill was. 104. of the plague in 3 weeks. 16: parishes. within walls. 14 without by that compute: 81. wholly burnt within walls and 2. without besides pieces of others