Diary of Thomas Burton Esq: Volume 1, July 1653 - April 1657. Originally published by H Colburn, London, 1828.
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Thursday, March 26, 1657. Post Meridiem.
The Lord Chief Justice Glyn reported from the Committee, to whom the title, preamble and conclusion of the Remonstrance, &c. was referred.
Resolved, that this House doth agree with the Committee, that in the place of these words, "Address and Remonstrance," these words be inserted, "Petition and Advice."
Resolved, that this House doth agree with the Committee in this clause, viz. "And that your Highness would be pleased to consent, that nothing in this Petition and Advice contained, nor your Highness's assent thereto, shall be construed to extend to the dissolving of this present Parliament, but that the same shall continue and remain until such time as your Highness shall think fit to dissolve the same;" And that this clause shall be part of the Petition and Advice.
Resolved, that the Parliament doth agree with the Committee in this clause, viz. "And that all Acts, which have passed, or shall pass, this Parliament, shall have the force and effect of Acts of Parliament, whether your Highness's assent thereunto, hath been, or shall be given by the name, style, title and office, of Lord Protector, or by the name, style, title and office of King." And that this clause be part of the Petition and Advice. (fn. 1)
Mr. Baron Parker reported from the same Committee the preamble and conclusion committed to them, and by them amended, which were read, and, upon the question, agreed and ordered to be part of the Petition and Advice.
Another clause was tendered, viz. "And that your Highness, and your successors will be pleased to take an oath, in such form as shall be agreed by your Highness and this present Parliament, to govern these nations, according to the law;" which was read, and, upon the question, agreed, and ordered to be part of this Petition and Advice.
Another clause was tendered, to be added in these words; "And in case your Highness shall not be satisfied to give your consent to all the matters and things, in this humble Petition and Advice, that then nothing in the same be deemed of force, to oblige the people of these nations in any the parti culars therein contained." Which was read, and, upon the question, agreed and ordered to be part of the Petition and Advice.