Diary of Thomas Burton Esq: Volume 1, July 1653 - April 1657. Originally published by H Colburn, London, 1828.
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Wednesday, March 11, 1656–7. (fn. 1)
The fifth article was read,
Resolved, that these words, "that your Highness will consent that none be called to sit and vote in the other House, but such as are not disabled, but qualified, according to the qualifications mentioned in the former article," be part of this Remonstrance.
Resolved, that these words, "and that they exceed not seventy in number, nor be under the number of forty," be part of this remonstrance.
The question being propounded, that the quorum of the other House shall be one and thirty,
And the question being put, that that question be now put,
The House was divided.
The Noes went forth.
Yeas 58, Major Burtonand Colonel Clarke, Tellers.
Noes 96, Mr. Throgmorton and Mr. Jenkinson Tellers.
So it passed in the negative.
Resolved, that the quorum of that House shall be one and twenty.
Resolved that the Lord Protector be pleased to nominate the persons to sit in the other House.
Resolved that the persons so nominated by the Lord Protector, shall be approved of by this House, nemine contradicente. (fn. 2)