The Diary of Thomas Burton: 26 January 1657-8

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

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'The Diary of Thomas Burton: 26 January 1657-8', in Diary of Thomas Burton Esq: Volume 2, April 1657 - February 1658, (London, 1828) pp. 371-372. British History Online [accessed 25 April 2024]

Tuesday, January 26, 1657-8.

I was all the morning with the Trustees, assisting Mr. Clapham against the Major-General, about the Union of George's and Mary's in Stamford. High words. What the issue will be, sub judice lis est.

Mr. Lechmere argued exceeding well for Mr. Clapham, against the union. Whalley, Haines, Butler, Blake, and Weaver, strongly for it.

I saw Baron Thorp take his oath this morning, at his coming into the House.

A Bill for the uniting of four churches in Huntingdon into one was read.

The Bill for regulating Yorkshire Cloth was read the second time. (fn. 1)

Captain Baynes, (who first brought it in) Lord Lambert, Baron Thorp, and Mr. H. Darley, strongly moved for a commitment, but it would not be. (fn. 2) It was moved for a general Bill of this nature. (fn. 3)

Several other businesses passed, for which see Journals.

The House rose at one o'clock.

In the afternoon, the Committee of Privileges sat in the Exchequer Chamber; Mr. Chadwick in the chair.

In the Inner Court of Wards, the Committee for Ministers' Maintenance. Mr. Scot in the chair. Adjourned till Friday.


  • 1. See vol. i. p. 126.
  • 2. "It passed with the negative." Journals.
  • 3. "Ordered, that it be referred to a Committee for Trade, to consider of all the Acts of Parliament made concerning drapery, in order to the altering or confirming the same; and to offer what they shall think fit to the House for the regulating the manufacturers of cloth, and the true making thereof throughout the nation." Ibid.