Diary of Thomas Burton Esq: Volume 1, July 1653 - April 1657. Originally published by H Colburn, London, 1828.
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Wednesday 6. Resolved, (fn. 1) that the title of Parliament be given to this Assembly.
The eighteenth Instruction being read; the first clause, touching the Library at St. James's (fn. 2) was agreed.
Tuesday 12. Resolved, that a Committee be appointed to consider of the state of all the treasuries, and how a check may be put upon them; and to consider of any other matter, which may conduce to the advancement and best managing of the treasure of the Commonwealth.
Resolved, that the mace shall be made use of as formerly; and that the serjeant do also attend the Speaker for the time being, from time to time from the House, to the entrance into the old or new Palace; and there again receive him, and bring him to the House.
Thursday 14. Resolved, that this Council of State now chosen, (fn. 3) shall continue till the third of November next.
The humble petition of John Lilburne, Esquire, now prisoner in Newgate, was this day read. (fn. 4)
Friday 15. The House, this day, resumed the debate, touching the business of tythes. (fn. 5)
And the question being put, that that question be now put, it passed in the negative. (fn. 6)
That it be referred to the Committee for the law, (fn. 7) to prepare an Act for redress of delays and mischiefs, arising on writs of error, writs of false judgment, and arrests of judgment.
Thursday 21. Sir William Roberts reported from the Committee, the names of members of the House, to be of the Committee for the advancement of learning, and receiving all propositions tending thereunto;
Which were, upon the question, agreed unto. (fn. 8)
Ordered, that no person or printer, do print or publish, any acts, orders, or proceedings of the Parliament; unless the same be first licensed, under the hand of the Clerk of the Parliament, to be printed by such person.
Friday 29. Mr. Speaker acquainted the House, he had received copies of credentials given from the Consuls and Senators of the city of Bremen, unto the Lord Henry Oldenburgh, (fn. 9) written in Latin, with the translation in English, which was now read.
Saturday 30. A letter from the Commissioners of the Commonwealth in Ireland, (fn. 10) dated at Dublin, the 22d of July 1643, with two papers of proposals, from the Council of the army in Ireland.
Mr. Anlaby reported from the Committee for prisons and prisoners, proceedings of that Committee, touching Sir John Lenthall, Marshal of the Upper Bench; and touching the state of that prison. (fn. 11)