Diary of Thomas Burton Esq: Volume 2, April 1657 - February 1658. Originally published by H Colburn, London, 1828.
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Monday, April 27, 1657.
The House met at nine.
Out of the Journals. (fn. 1)
Resolved, that the House, at the rising thereof, be adjourned till to-morrow morning, eight of the clock.
Resolved, that the Bill touching tithes be brought in on Thursday next.
Resolved, that the Bill for regulating of making of serges and perpetuanas be read a second time, on this day se'nnight.
Resolved, that the Bill for creditors and poor prisoners be read on Wednesday se'nnight.
The Committee not being prepared for a report, it was debated to sit in the afternoon, but
Resolved, that the debate upon the papers, reported from the Committee appointed to attend his Highness, be adjourned till to-morrow morning, eight of the clock.
The Sub-committee made their report, and the Committee took up the debate thereupon in parts, and proceeded through most of the public acts and ordinances before dinner.
In the afternoon (they say) all the rest was dispatched to the preamble.