Friday, April 17, 1657.
Lord Whitlock acquainted the House, that yesterday in the
afternoon was spent by the Committee appointed to attend
his Highness, in giving reasons to his Highness for his satisfaction; which his Highness declared to be weighty, and to
require some deliberation, and desired some time, till this
afternoon, to give an answer to them, and the Committee are
appointed to attend his Highness again this afternoon. (fn. 1)
Lord Whitlock reported from the Committee of Satisfaction, that the Report was not ready; the Committee had not
met to direct about a Report.
Mr. Speaker reported what Lord Whitlock moved.
Mr. Drake. You will not expect a particular Report till
all is ready, and to the end that all may be perfected, I
move that you adjourn till Monday.
Colonel Jones seconded the motion to adjourn till Monday
to hear the whole Report together.
Mr. Speaker reported.
Captain Hatsel. I move, that, according to your orders,
you take up the business of the design, and that your Report from the Committee be adjourned till Monday.
But the sense of the House being otherwise, the House and
the making the Report, were adjourned both, till Monday.
Resolved, that the Committee do make their Report of
their proceedings with his Highness, on Monday morning
next, and that, at the rising of the House, the House be adjourned till Monday morning next. (fn. 2)
Lord Broghill moved, that the debate about the plot
might not be left without a day, so Tuesday was appointed
for that business.
Resolved, that the debate upon the Report made by Mr.
Secretary on Saturday last, be adjourned till Tuesday morning next.
The House adjourned till Monday morning at eight o'clock.
Post meridiem, at Three.
The Committee went to the place appointed to have attended his Highness, but Lord Whitlock brought us word that
he was not well, and that he would send to us to let us know
what time he would be again waited upon. The Committee,
thereupon, adjourned till Monday morning to the House, and
then that Lord Whitlock report this to the Parliament.