The Diary of Thomas Burton: 14 April 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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Tuesday, April 14, 1657.

Lord Whitlock gives the House an account of the proceedings of the Committee appointed to attend his Highness, the Lord Protector, yesterday, (fn. 1) and that his Highness appointed the Committee to meet with him again this afternoon, at three of the clock, at Whitehall, and that the Committee desire leave to meet this morning, in order thereunto.

Resolved, that the Committee appointed to attend his Highness, the Lord Protector, upon "the humble petition and advice," (fn. 2) do make a Report of their proceedings, tomorrow morning.

Resolved, that the House be adjourned till to-morrow morning, eight of the clock. (fn. 3)


  • 1. For his Highness's " answer at the Conference," See Appendix, No. 3.
  • 2. See Parl. Hist. xxi. 129–142. It was voted, March 27, and first called, " the humble Address and Remonstrance." It was presented to the Protector, March 31. " The Speaker took this occasion to commend the title and office of a king in this nation, for several reasons; as that a king first settled Christianity in this Island," &c—See Mercurius Politicus, No. 355. in Parl. Hist. xxi. 59.
  • 3. This day's entry is verbatim, as in the Journals.