Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 5, 1646-1648. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Die Veneris, 12 Martii, 1646.
Leave of Absence.
Tryals for Facts during the War.
Upon Consideration of the Order made Yesterday, concerning the Judges not proceeding to Tryal against such Persons as shall be brought before them, upon any Fact committed by them in tempore & loco belli, in pursuance and Obedience of any Ordinance of Parliament;
It is Ordered, That Matters appearing upon Proof, that the Parties have commtted the Fact they are questioned for, in tempore & loco belli, in pursuance and Obedience of any Ordinance of Parliament, that the Parties be discharged: And that the Judges do give so much in Charge and Directions to the Jurors.
An Ordinance sent from the Lords, for the Respiting of Tryals or Judgments in criminal Causes, for those that have acted in these Wars in a hostile manner, until the Pleasure of both Houses of Parliament be known, was this Day read the First time; and ordered to be read the Second time on Saturday come Sevennight.
Ordered, That the same Order that was made concerning Ireland, for this Day, be adjourned till Monday next, and then taken into Consideration in manner as it should have been this Day: And that the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland, at Derby House, do meet this Afternoon; and consider of, and prepare such things as are fit to be tendered to the House, upon the Matters referred unto them.
Resolved, &c. That Colonel Anthony Rouse shall have a Thousand Pounds paid him, upon Accompt, towards his Arrears, upon his Entertainment in the Service of the Parliament: And that this Thousand Pounds be charged upon the Receipts at Goldsmiths Hall, in Course.