The Diary of Thomas Burton: 20 January 1656-7

Page 367

Diary of Thomas Burton Esq: Volume 1, July 1653 - April 1657. Originally published by H Colburn, London, 1828.

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Tuesday, January 20,1656–7.

Per motion of Sir John Reynolds, Mr. Ashe the elder, and Major Morgan, (who would have it now read, in regard the House was not full enough for the great debate,)

Ordered, that the Bill for the attainder of the rebels in Ireland, be read the first time, to-morrow morning, the first business, nothing to intervene.

Per motion of Dr. Clarges,

Ordered, that the amendments to the Bill for General Monk, be reported on Friday morning next.

Upon the order of the day. (fn. 1)

Sir Thomas Wroth. (fn. 2)


  • 1. On the "maintaining of the Militia." See supra, p. 366.
  • 2. Here the MS., in the first of the books now remaining, ends abruptly, leaving a number of blank pages at the end of the book. In these the writer, no doubt, intended to insert the proceedings (probably during his absence from the House,) as they appeared in the MS. Journal. To fulfil what I suppose to have been his purpose, I shall conclude this volume by extracting from the printed Journals such passages as were of public interest, or which may tend to elucidate the previous or following pages of this Diary.