Diary of Ralph Josselin (Private Collection)

15.6.1673 (Sunday 15 June 1673)

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[Thomas Josselin ] June 15. about one o clock in the morning my eldest son Thomas and my most dear child ascended early hence to keep his everlasting Sabbath with his heavenly father, and Saviour with the church above(,) his end was comfortable, and his death calm, not much of pain until the Saturday before. in my course this morning I read Josh; 1: which had words of comfort, god making his word my counsellor and comfort(.) He was my hope. but some years I have feared his life, god has taken all my first brood but Jane . let all live in your sight sanctified(.) a wet morning, the heavens for some time have mourned over us.