The Diary of Thomas Burton: 21 April 1657

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Diary of Thomas Burton Esq: Volume 2, April 1657 - February 1658. Originally published by H Colburn, London, 1828.

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Tuesday, April 21, 1657.

Lord Whitlock acquainted the House, that the Committee attended his Highness yesterday, who was pleased to speak something to what had been formerly offered, and had a paper, wherein he said were contained some other things which he had to offer to the Committee, and desired another time to be appointed for that purpose; and this day at three o'clock in the afternoon was agreed.

Resolved, that the House be adjourned till to-morrow morning at eight o'clock. (fn. 1)

Mr. Trevor moved, that the power of the Committee might be enlarged, as to receiving his Highness's exceptions in writing; but this debate fell asleep I know not how, for I went up into the Speaker's chamber to write out the speeches, and to attend Mr. Clapham's second trial at the upper bench, against Loy; which, I believe, will go for the plaintiff again. The court rose before the verdict, and left it clear. I perceive the jury gave a private verdict afterwards.

I dined, amongst all the gentlemen, at the Mermaid with Mr. Clapham, and came to Whitehall, where the Committee had another long speech, as dark almost as before, with a paper of exceptions, which his Highness promised yesterday. See the book of speeches. (fn. 2)


  • 1. Verbatim from the Journals.
  • 2. Monarchy Asserted, pp. 87–111.