Diary of Thomas Burton Esq: Volume 1, July 1653 - April 1657. Originally published by H Colburn, London, 1828.
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Saturday, March 21, 1656–7.
Resolved, that it be offered to his Highness, as the advice of the Parliament, that his Highness will be pleased to grant a pardon, under the Great Seal of England, unto John Cecil, who was in the late plot against his Highness's person. (fn. 1)
Mr. Bedford reported from the Committee, amendments to the Bill touching Recusants.
Resolved, that this Bill, with the amendments, be recommitted to the same Committee.
Resolved, that it be referred to the same Committee, to consider bow the people of this Commonwealth may be restrained from going to mass at the houses of the ambassadors, or other places.
Resolved, that it be referred to this Committee, that like care be taken, for suppressing Popery in Scotland, as is for England: and that they take the like care for Ireland. (fn. 2)