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Ap. 25. My swollen leg broke, which at first occasioned thoughts as to soreness, gangrening by the blackness of it, and following of the humour. but I bless god I know it is my father, and he will not do only what he pleases but what is best for me(.) many hearing this day, whom I pressed to particular covenanting with god, the lord accept me and mine in that bond through the beloved one. my ill leg swelled very much, with some pain, stiffness and a kind of numbness in the former part of both my feet as I have had formerly; it had great influence on my thoughts, god in mercy stood between me and the thoughts of death and the fears of it, my leg issued a little, I applied a serecloth, it run but not much. it broke at a black spot. the like is lower, on my inward knuckle(,) my wife applied a large roll to my leg of bole armeniac [ ] to dry and abate the humour. I praise god my mind is composed on his good will.