Countries to fetch more people besides innumerable

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countries to fetch more people; besides innumerable numbers of men on horseback, some alone,  others with servants, and, generally speaking, all loaded with baggage and fitted out for travelling, as  anyone might perceive by their appearance. This was a very terrible and melancholy thing to see, and as it was a sight which I could not but   look on from morning to night (for indeed there was nothing else of moment to be seen), it filled me  with very serious thoughts of the misery that was coming upon the city, and the unhappy condition of  those that would be left in it. This hurry of the people was such for some weeks that there was no getting at the Lord Mayor’s  door without exceeding difficulty; there were such pressing and crowding there to get passes and  certificates of health for such as travelled abroad, for without these there was no being admitted to 
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pass through the towns upon the road, or to lodge in any inn. Now, as there had none died in the city  for all this time, my Lord Mayor gave certificates of health without any difficulty to all those who lived  in the ninety-seven parishes, and to those within the liberties too for a while. This hurry, I say, continued some weeks, that is to say, all the month of May and June, and the  more because it was rumoured that an order of the Government was to be issued out to place  turnpikes and barriers on the road to prevent people travelling, and that the towns on the road would  not suffer people from London to pass for fear of bringing the infection along with them, though  neither of these rumours had any foundation but in the imagination, especially at-first. I now began to consider seriously with myself concerning my own case, and how I should  dispose of myself; that is to say, whether I should resolve to stay in London or shut up my house and  flee, as many of my neighbours did. I have set this particular down so fully, because I know not but it  may be of moment to those who come after me, if they come to be brought to the same distress, and to  the same manner of making their choice; and therefore I desire this account may pass with them  rather for a direction to themselves to act by than a history of my actings, seeing it may not be of one  farthing value to them to note what became of me.
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