Diary of Ralph Josselin (Private Collection)

26.8.1679 (Tuesday 26 August 1679)

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26: began to pick hops. Rebekah very sick in a sickly time. she spoke of nothing but dying(,) my wife and her sister Mary half down with fear. I was sensible that man is a dependent creature, I had answers of prayers and I looked for one in her case and I praise god this morning she slept well. I will glory in my troubles that the power of christ may rest upon me, and his goodness. 27. wet closed our harvest with strange lightning and thunder. 28. exceedingly wet, fetched a jag of oats from old lodge