Diary of Ralph Josselin (Private Collection)

25.1.1678 (Friday 25 January 1678)

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25. I was often thinking of the providence of god that was putting an end to that family of Harlakenden , being good men, and thoughtful of the females, my heart trembled, and though I were getting up monies for corn more than ordinary and paying debts, yet this day I reflected on gods providence in my estate. Having of my Welsh heifers three dead calves and but one living, lord teach me humility, and submission. I am the greater sinner.