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Feb. 7. weather cold windy and dry. god good in our health, when the smallpox is in many families and towns about. god still preserve us. aroused my heart to do good to souls this day. bless lord thy word. sensible my days steal away as a post; news of putting the laws in execution against papists and nonconformists. lord command thy laws into our heart against sin. I count the English of Christ(.) the parl. shall sit in April, and be cajoled to give a great tax. observe.