The Diary of Thomas Burton: 5 March 1656-7

Pages 380-381

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

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Thursday, March 5, 1656–7.

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

Resolved, that these words, "that your Highness will, for the future, be pleased to call Parliaments, consisting of two Houses, in such manner and way as shall be more particularly afterwards agreed and declared in this Remonstrance, once in three years at furthest, or oftener, as the affairs of the nation shall require; that being your Great Council, and in whose affection and advice yourself and this people will be most safe and happy;" shall be a part of this Remonstrance.

The question being put, that Mr. Henry Cromwell (fn. 1) have leave to go into the country,

It passed with the negative.


  • 1. See supra, p. 369, note *.