Diary of Thomas Burton Esq: Volume 1, July 1653 - April 1657. Originally published by H Colburn, London, 1828.
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Friday, January 30, 1656–7.
The House, according to former Order, did take into consideration the business of the exceptions to some reflections in the late debate. (fn. 1)
Mr. James Ashe, standing up in his place, did, by leave of the House, explain himself upon part of the paper, denying the words to have been spoken by him, as they are there expressed, but repeated the words by him spoken.
Resolved, that the sum of 400,000l. shall be raised for carrying on the war with Spain, and other affairs of the Commonwealth, and that it be referred to a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the way how the same may be most speedily and effectually raised.