The Diary of Thomas Burton: 20 April 1657

Pages 6-7

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

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Monday, April 20, 1657.

Lord Whitlock acquaints the House, that the Committee on Friday last, were at Whitehall to attend his Highness, who being not then in a condition of health, desired the meeting might be put off till this morning, ten o'clock.

Resolved, that the House be adjourned till to-morrow morning at eight o'clock. (fn. 1)

I was all the forenoon attending the trials between Mr. Clapham and his tenants, but the jury had, in a quarter of an hour, agreed in a verdict for the plaintiff, and the other trial will be as bad.

The Committee were to wait upon his Highness at the old place, and returned as unsatisfied as before: nothing but a dark speech, more promiscuous than before. See the book of speeches, (fn. 2) and the paper of exceptions, (fn. 3) which his Highness told them of.


  • 1. Verbatim from the Journals.
  • 2. Monarchy Asserted, pp. 80–87.
  • 3. Unfortunately, it is not preserved in Monarchy Asserted. The authors of the Parl. Hist. (xxi. 89) regret that they could not (in 1760) procure this paper of exceptions.