Diary of Thomas Burton Esq: Volume 1, July 1653 - April 1657. Originally published by H Colburn, London, 1828.
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Saturday, January 17, 1656–7.
The Grand Committee upon the Bill for the Union of Ireland, sat according to former order. That clause about quitting that nation of custom (which indeed is the main of all) held till one, but we came to no resolution, only referred it to a sub-committee. It was a very great Committee indeed.
It was there moved, that all that come may have voices; but ruled, that, by the orders of the Committee, no Grand Committee can grant that without particular leave of the House.
Mr. Bodurda further moved, that Mr. Robinson the Chairman might be of the sub-committee, but he ruled it was not parliamentary. Query that also.
In the painted chamber, sat the Committee for Mr. Scot, Mr. Bampfield in the chair, who stayed late, because he dined with Lord Fleet wood.
Mr. Judico Sedgwick and Mr. Green were counsel for the plaintiff, Mr. Finch only of counsel for the lady, the defendant. (fn. 1)
The Committee adjourned the further examination, till Saturday, at two.
I minded not much what other Committees sat. There was most of the House, and abundance of gentlemen of quality. One young lord, who would needs keep on his hat, was there.