March. 25. 1671
March: 26. day warm and calm. death hustled us at Colne this year. god in mercy prepare me and mine for it, that it come not unaware(.) many hearing(,) god bless the word. the wicknedness and insobriety of England increase. Lord Lucas likely to be sent to tower by Lords for speaking somewhat freely against the taxes. which are heavy beyond measure the 20th part of our yearly state.