Diary of Thomas Burton Esq: Volume 1, July 1653 - April 1657. Originally published by H Colburn, London, 1828.
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Friday, September 2. Mr. Speaker acquainted the House he hath received copies of letters from the Duke of Guelders and Juliers, Count of Egmont and Zutphen, dated at Saint Cloud, near Paris, 26th of August, 1653, being credentials to Monsieur Lodowick de Grand, Lord of Brachey.
Friday 9. Colonel Matthews reported from the Committee for Petitions, the humble petition of divers inhabitants of the parish of Barking, in the forest of Waltham, in Essex; together with the humble opinion of the Committee.
Ordered, that one acre of ground, in some convenient place, near the petitioners' dwellings, be assigned within the said forest, whereon to build a house for a meeting-place; and that twenty timber trees be also set out of the said forest, towards the building thereof; and that Colonel Matthews and Mr. Brewster do see the said ground and trees assigned, and set out accordingly; and that a Bill be brought in to this purpose.
Monday 26. Sir Anthony Ashley Cooper reported, that he had acquainted the Lord General with the offer of this House, touching the exchange of Hampton Court for New Hall, (fn. 1) according to the order; who returns his humble acknowledgment for the great respects of the House towards him therein; and his desires that the House would proceed to dispose thereof, according to their former resolution.