The Diary of Thomas Burton
16 April 1657


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'The Diary of Thomas Burton: 16 April 1657', Diary of Thomas Burton esq, volume 2: April 1657 - February 1658 (1828), pp. 5. URL: Date accessed: 24 November 2014.


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Thursday, April 16, 1657, post meridiem.

In the Council Chamber, his Highness gave the Committee a meeting, where six of the grandees spoke very learnedly and soberly to the point of kingship; to reinforce their former reasons, viz. Lord-Chief-Justice Glynn, The Master of the Rolls, Colonel Jones, Sir Richard Onslow, Lord Fiennes, Lord Broghill, and Lord Whitlock. His Highness did acknowledge their reasons to be very weighty, and such as he could not instantly reply to, without shaming both himself and the business; so desired time to consider of an answer; and it was agreed, that the Committee should attend his Highness at the same place to-morrow afternoon, at three. — Spero. (See Book of Speeches. (fn. 1) )


1 Monarchy Asserted, pp. 44–80.