Diary of Thomas Burton Esq: Volume 3, January - March 1659. Originally published by H Colburn, London, 1828.
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Thursday, March 3, 1658–9.
The House was adjourned, with a. saving to the sitting of all Committees, and that the Committee of Grievances should sit till twelve in the forenoon.
They sat accordingly in the House,
Colonel Terrill in the chair.
They read the Petition of the Beer-brewers against the Excise, and appointed it a day for hearing, as also several other Petitions.
The most part of the day was spent in hearing counsel at the bar, upon Long and Edwards's business, about Long's claim to the Register's Office in Chancery; and put the further hearing of it till next meeting; as also to hear the claim of Lady Jermine, who it seems has a better title than either of the others.
The Committee of Privileges sat in the afternoon till eight at night, in hearing the business of Petersfield, which was recommitted.
Counsel being heard on both sides; it was resolved nemine contradicente, that the freeholders had a right equal with the burgagers to elect burgesses, so that it was carried for Mr. Cole.
I came late, so know not what other business passed that day. (fn. 1)