Diary of Thomas Burton Esq: Volume 1, July 1653 - April 1657. Originally published by H Colburn, London, 1828.
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Friday, January 30, 1656–7.
The House, according to former Order, did take into consideration the business of the exceptions to some reflections in the late debate. (fn. 1)
The words were contained in a paper, which was read.
Mr. James Ashe, standing up in his place, did, by leave of the House, explain himself upon part of the paper, denying the words to have been spoken by him, as they are there expressed, but repeated the words by him spoken.
Upon the other parts of the paper, he did also explain himself at several times.
The Member of the House, who took the exceptions, declaring to the House that what had been now said by Mr. Ashe, he took for satisfaction, and the House being thereupon satisfied, the same rested.
Resolved, that the sum of 400,000l. shall be raised for carrying on the war with Spain, and other affairs of the Commonwealth, and that it be referred to a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the way how the same may be most speedily and effectually raised.