Tuesday, January 20,1656–7.
Per motion of Sir John Reynolds, Mr. Ashe the elder, and
Major Morgan, (who would have it now read, in regard the
House was not full enough for the great debate,)
Ordered, that the Bill for the attainder of the rebels in
Ireland, be read the first time, to-morrow morning, the first
business, nothing to intervene.
Per motion of Dr. Clarges,
Ordered, that the amendments to the Bill for General
Monk, be reported on Friday morning next.
Upon the order of the day. (fn. 1)
Sir Thomas Wroth. (fn. 2)
||On the "maintaining of the Militia." See supra, p. 366.
||Here the MS., in the first of the books now remaining, ends
abruptly, leaving a number of blank pages at the end of the book. In
these the writer, no doubt, intended to insert the proceedings (probably
during his absence from the House,) as they appeared in the MS. Journal.
To fulfil what I suppose to have been his purpose, I shall conclude this
volume by extracting from the printed Journals such passages as were of
public interest, or which may tend to elucidate the previous or following
pages of this Diary.