Diary of Thomas Burton Esq: Volume 1, July 1653 - April 1657. Originally published by H Colburn, London, 1828.
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Thursday, February 19, 1656–7.
Ordered, that this House do meet and sit at eight of the clock every morning. (fn. 1)
Ordered, that at ten of the clock every day, the House will take the business of money into consideration.
Resolved, that every morning, after a private Bill read, the House do receive reports from the Committees till ten of the clock.
Ordered, that the Bill for Prisoners and Creditors (fn. 2) be read the second time on Monday next.
Ordered, that Mr. Speaker do grant his warrant, to seize upon such seditious and popish books as the Committee shall appoint, under the hand of the chairman.
A Bill for an assessment upon England, at the rate of 60,000l. by the month, for three months, was read the first time. (fn. 3)