Diary of Ralph Josselin (Private Collection)

11.2.1674 (Wednesday 11 February 1674)

document 70017420

[Fast.] 11. set apart for a fast. god in mercy hear us in christ, and let all our sins be forgiven. and let the lord have respect in him to me and some in Colne that we may contribute something to the account of public and private mercies: on this day the K. in the house of Lords declared to them and Commons that the peace was made with the Dutch. safe, honourable, and he hoped lasting, the D. of Yorks marriage by the French interest with Modena . his inclination to the R. religion. the great offers of the French to the English to continue the war. hastened the peace. god add truth and his blessing: with a heart to England to improve this mercy.