The Diary of Thomas Burton: 22 May 1657

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Diary of Thomas Burton Esq: Volume 2, April 1657 - February 1658. Originally published by H Colburn, London, 1828.

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Friday, May 22, 1657.

Sir Lislebone Long reported from the Committee to whom it was referred to bound the title of Lord Protector, the resolution of that Committee thereupon.

Resolved, (fn. 1) that the House doth agree with the Committee herein.

The question being put, that this paragraph, "that your Highness will be pleased to assume the name, style, title, dignity, and office, of King of England, Scotland, and Ireland, and the respective dominions and territories thereto belonging; and to exercise the same, according to the laws of these nations;" do stand in the Petition and Advice;

It passed in the negative.

Resolved by the Parliament, that instead of that paragraph, this clause be inserted:—

"That your Highness will be pleased, by and under the name and style of Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland, and Ireland, and the dominions and territories thereunto belonging, to hold and exercise the office of Chief Magistrate of these nations; and to govern according to this Petition and Advice, in all things therein contained, and in all other things, according to the laws of these nations, and not otherwise."


  • 1. On a division, 53 against 50.