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)
Verbatim from the Journals.
Monarchy Asserted, pp. 87–111.