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Mar. 31. God good in his word, and his providences hope of peace, and hopes in Poland and Crete that the Turk shall not carry all before him; the season cheerful.
[Estate.] When I come to review my estate, I observe my stock is fuller than it was last year. my debts rather more, but the visible advantage is in Wades house which I have purchased worth 20li. but 8li. was paid before. and in setting up my son Thomas to whom I gave. 50li. but 22li. or thereabouts was gold gathered formerly, I have built nothing this year. I have no monies by me not above 4li. besides what is in my debt book and that is in my sons hands neither had I any sum last year. my expenses were: 95li.152.4. yet I reckon it a saving year, my family all about me. and gods mercy on me which is my crown, and I trust his holy blessing shall continue on me and mine through christ all our days