✹ About Thursday 20 March 1661/62 Louise Hudson on 21 Mar 2015 • Link Jesse wrote "my mind in good ease when I mind business, which methinks should be a good argument to me never to do otherwise." "While I certainly can sympathize, what kind of diary would that make?"-------------I am pretty sure Sam kept his diary for himself, alone, so it wouldn't matter what kind of diary it might make for others. I'm also sure he would be horrified at the thought that it would be published. He wrote much of it in code and probably thought no one would ever figure it out--or even want to try. He would never have guessed that people in many countries some 400 years after he wrote it would be reading it.