The Diary of Thomas Burton
16 June 1657


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John Towill Rutt (editor)

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'The Diary of Thomas Burton: 16 June 1657', Diary of Thomas Burton esq, volume 2: April 1657 - February 1658 (1828), pp. 255. URL: Date accessed: 27 November 2014.


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Tuesday, June 16, 1657.

Mr. Fowell reported amendments to the Bill for Excise, which were passed in gross, and ordered to be ingrossed.

Mr. Bampfield reported from the Committee for inspecting the Revenue, (fn. 1) and how it will fall 400,000l. short of the 1,300,000l. quære infra.

Post Meridiem.

Mr. Speaker left the chair and went home, and the House was resolved into a Grand Committee (fn. 2) upon the Bill for the Customs, and sat till night. We were all the afternoon in the Speaker's chamber upon the Bill of Indemnity, and dispatched it: Mr. Burton in the chair. Colonel Sydenham came and moved for a clause of indemnity for the college, seeing the proud men sought it.


1 " The treasuries of England, Scotland, and Ireland." Journals.
2 "Captain Baynes took the chair." Ibid.