Diary of Thomas Burton Esq: Volume 1, July 1653 - April 1657. Originally published by H Colburn, London, 1828.
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Tuesday, March 31, 1657.
The House rose at eleven of the clock: and Mr. Speaker, attended by the whole House, repaired to the Banquettinghouse at Whitehall, to present unto his Highness the Lord Protector, the humble Petition and Advice.
His Highness, attended by the Lord President of the Council, and other officers of state came thither: where, after a learned speech made to his Highness by Mr. Speaker, he presented, in the name of the Parliament, the said humble Petition and Advice; which was read by the clerk of the Parliament. And that being done his Highness gave answer therein. (fn. 1)