The Diary of Thomas Burton: 25 February 1656-7

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

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Wednesday, February 25, 1656–7.

The House, this day, according to former order, resumed the debate upon the Remonstrance.

The question being put, that the consideration of this paper shall be referred to a Grand Committee,

The House was divided. The Yeas went forth.

Yeas 63. Sir Thomas Wroth and Mr. Robinson, Tellers.

Noes 118. Mr. Trevor and Mr. Fleetwood, Tellers.

So it passed with the negative.

Resolved, that the House shall be adjourned till Friday next; and that that day be set apart to seek the Lord upon this occasion. (fn. 1)

Resolved, that the debate upon the paper be adjourned till Saturday morning next.


  • 1. "Friday, February 27. The Parliament kept a fast within their House, where Mr. Caryl, Mr. Nye, Mr. Manton, carried on the work of the day, it being by way of preparation to the great business of a settlement now under debate." Mercurius Politicus, No. 351.