The Diary of Thomas Burton: 4 April 1659

Pages 333-334

Diary of Thomas Burton Esq: Volume 4, March - April 1659. Originally published by H Colburn, London, 1828.

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Monday, April 4,1659. (fn. 1)


Mr. Scot reported from the Committee of Privileges and Elections, that, notwithstanding any thing to them appearing to the contrary, upon the whole matter, Sir William Wyndham and Colonel Thomas Gorges, are duly elected, and duly returned to sit and serve as members in this present Parliament, for the borough of Taunton. (fn. 2)

Resolved, that this House doth agree with the Committee.

The humble petition of Hugh Gunston, Mayor of the town of Taunton, in the county of Somerset, was presented to the House, to be read.

And the question being propounded, that this petition be now read,

The House was divided. The Yeas went forth.

Yeas 94. Sir William Wyndham and Mr. Wise, Tellers.

Noes 62. Colonel Gorges and Colonel Grosvenor, Tellers.

So it was resolved, upon the question, that this petition be now read.

Resolved, that the petitioner, Hugh Gunston, be left to take his remedy at law, for the matters complained of by him, in this petition.

In pursuance of the order made on Saturday last, the House resumed the debate then adjourned, upon the Declaration for a Public Fast.

Resolved, that this Declaration, ingrossed, be read tomorrow morning, the first business; and that nothing else do then intervene.


  • 1. Here is a blank in the MS. I supply this day and the three first paragraphs of April 5, from the Journals.
  • 2. See supra, p. 299.