The Diary of Thomas Burton: 17 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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Friday, April 17, 1657.

Lord Whitlock acquainted the House, that yesterday in the afternoon was spent by the Committee appointed to attend his Highness, in giving reasons to his Highness for his satisfaction; which his Highness declared to be weighty, and to require some deliberation, and desired some time, till this afternoon, to give an answer to them, and the Committee are appointed to attend his Highness again this afternoon. (fn. 1)

Lord Whitlock reported from the Committee of Satisfaction, that the Report was not ready; the Committee had not met to direct about a Report.

Mr. Speaker reported what Lord Whitlock moved.

Mr. Drake. You will not expect a particular Report till all is ready, and to the end that all may be perfected, I move that you adjourn till Monday.

Colonel Jones seconded the motion to adjourn till Monday to hear the whole Report together.

Mr. Speaker reported.

Captain Hatsel. I move, that, according to your orders, you take up the business of the design, and that your Report from the Committee be adjourned till Monday.

But the sense of the House being otherwise, the House and the making the Report, were adjourned both, till Monday.

Resolved, that the Committee do make their Report of their proceedings with his Highness, on Monday morning next, and that, at the rising of the House, the House be adjourned till Monday morning next. (fn. 2)

Lord Broghill moved, that the debate about the plot might not be left without a day, so Tuesday was appointed for that business.

Resolved, that the debate upon the Report made by Mr. Secretary on Saturday last, be adjourned till Tuesday morning next.

The House adjourned till Monday morning at eight o'clock.

Post meridiem, at Three.

The Committee went to the place appointed to have attended his Highness, but Lord Whitlock brought us word that he was not well, and that he would send to us to let us know what time he would be again waited upon. The Committee, thereupon, adjourned till Monday morning to the House, and then that Lord Whitlock report this to the Parliament.


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