Diary of Thomas Burton Esq: Volume 1, July 1653 - April 1657. Originally published by H Colburn, London, 1828.
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Monday, February 23, 1656–7.
Sir Christopher Pack presented a paper to the House, declaring it was somewhat come to his hand tending to the settlement of the nation, and of liberty, and of property; and prayed it might be received and read: and it being much controverted, whether the same should be read without further opening thereof,
And the question being put,
The House was divided.
The Noes went forth.
Noes 54. Colonel Sydenham and Mr. Robinson, Tellers.
Yeas 144. Sir Charles Wolseley and Colonel Fitzjames, Tellers.
So it passed in the affirmative, and it was
Resolved, that this paper, offered by Sir Christopher Pack, be now read.
The said paper was read accordingly, and was intituled "The bumble Address and Remonstrance of the Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses, now assembled in the Parliament of this Commonwealth. (fn. 1)
Resolved, that a candle be brought in.
Resolved, that the debate upon this paper be resumed tomorrow morning.