Diary of Thomas Burton Esq: Volume 1, July 1653 - April 1657. Originally published by H Colburn, London, 1828.
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Tuesday, April 7, 1657.
The Lord Commissioner Whitlock reported, from the Committee to whom it was referred, to prepare reasons to be given to his Highness the Lord Protector, for insisting upon the humble Petition and Advice.
Resolved, that the House doth agree with the Committee in this, that these shall be the reasons presented to his Highness, for their adhering to their Petition and Advice, formerly presented, viz.
" That the Parliament having lately presented their humble Petition and Advice to your Highness, whcreunto they have not as yet received satisfaction; and the matters con. tained in that Petition and Advice, being agreed upon by the great council and representative of the three nations; and which, in their judgments, are most conducive to the good of the people thereof, both in their spiritual and civil concernments, they have therefore thought fit to adhere to this advice; and to put your Highness in mind of the great obligation which rests upon you, in respect of this advice; and again to desire you to give your assent thereunto."
The Lord Chief Justice reported from the Committee appointed to attend his Highness, that the said Committee did accordingly attend his Highness, (fn. 1) who was pleased to appoint to-morrow, three of the clock, in the afternoon, in the Banquetting house, at Whitehall, to meet with the Parliament.