The Diary of Thomas Burton: 17 June 1657

Pages 255-256

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

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Wednesday, June 17, 1657.

Mr. Nathaniel Bacon reported from the Grand Committee for the assessments, several amendments, which were read and passed.

Mr. Godfrey offered a proviso, that no soldiers should quarter upon men for non-payment. (fn. 1) It was not fit for Parliament to grant such a power.

I fell very sick, and came away, and left them tugging upon that debate.

Post Meridiem. (fn. 2)

Captain Baynes reported from the Grand Committee, to whom the Bill for the Customs was referred.

Resolved, that the House doth agree with the Committee, that the proportion of the custom for the Scottish coals shall be 4s. the ton upon natives, and 8s. on foreigners.

A Bill being tendered concerning colouring of aliens goods, &c.

The question being put that the same shall be now read,

The House was divided. The Yeas went forth.

Yeas 42. Lord Whitlock and Alderman Foot, Tellers.

Noes 46. Sir Thomas Honywood and Mr. Secretary, Tellers.

So it passed in the negative.


  • 1. Not " to raise or levy the said tax, &c. by free quarter, or quartering of soldiers." Ibid.
  • 2. Here is a blank in MS. till June 19, which is here filled up from the Journals.