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.
Verbatim from the Journals.
Monarchy Asserted, pp. 80–87.
||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.