Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 3, 1643-1644. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Die Lunæ, Decembris 2, 1644.
Ordered, That the Sheriffs already named and appointed for the Counties of Cornwall, Devon, Somersett, and Dorsett, who have been scarce half a Year in their Places, shall continue, till their Year be out.
Ordered, That such Gentlemen as shall be named and appointed High Sheriffs by both Houses of Parliament, and shall refuse, upon Tender of their Commissions, to be sworn, and to execute thereupon, shall be sent up in safe Custody.
Ordered, That Mr. Browne do prepare and bring in an Ordinance for indemnifying of such Sheriffs as have done Service to the Parliament, and have continued in their Sheriffalties above a Year; and for indemnifying such Sheriffs whose Prisons have been broke open by the Violence of Soldiers.
Bywater's, &c. Claims.
Ordered, That the humble Petition of Tho. Bywater and William Cave, Cutlers, who have furnished Commodities to a great Value for the Service of the Parliament, for the which the Creditors of the Petitioners have gotten Judgments and Executions out against the Petitioners, and are threatened to be lain in Prison, be referred to the Consideration of the Committee where Mr. Scawen has the Chair; to think of some Gentlemen to be propounded to Goldsmiths Hall, to compound for their Delinquency; and that out of such Composition the Petitioners may be relieved.
Exchange of Prisoners.
|Mr. Strode,||Tellers for the Yea:||52.|
|Sir Arthur Hasilrig,||With the Yea,|
|Sir Phil. Stapilton,||Tellers for the Noe:||93.|
|Sir Wm. Lewes,||With the Noe,|
Lords desire a Conference.
The Lords do desire, if it may stand with the Conveniency of this House, a present Conference, by Committees of both Houses, in the Painted Chamber, concerning the Relation made to them by the Earl of Manchester, touching the Business of Dennington Castle; and, at the same Conference, likewise to acquaint the House, with something that concerns a Member of this House.
Scandalous Speeches by Griffith.
The Lords have appointed a Committee of Four Members of their House; and desire this House to appoint a Committee of a proportionable Number; and that they meet To-morrow, at Three of Clock, in the Lord Keeper's Lodgings; to examine some scandalous Speeches and Miscarriages of Mr. Griffith.