Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 6, 1648-1651. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Friday, the 6th of June, 1651.
Isle of Scilly.
SIR Henry Mildmay reports from the Council of State, an Extract of the Letter of the Lords Ambassadors, together with the inclosed Papers; and also a Letter of Lieutenant Colonel Clerk's, concerning Scilly.
Resolved, That the Letter of Lieutenant Colonel Clerk, concerning Scilly, be now read.
A Letter from Lieutenant Colonel John Clerk, from Trescoe Island, of the Six-and-twentieth of May 1651; was this Day read.
Resolved, That it be referred to the Council of State, to consider of the Services of Major Purling, in the Taking of Scilly; and to consider of a suitable Reward for him; and report it to the Parliament.
Resolved, That it be referred to the Council of State, to take into Consideration, upon the Debate of the House, the Business touching the Barbados and Portugall, for the best Advantage and Service of the Commonwealth.
Resolved, That it be referred to the Lords Commissioners for the Great Seal of England, to take care for the sending Judges into the several Circuits, as they shall think sit; as was formerly ordered for the last Assizes.
The humble Petition of Philip Jermyn, one of the Justices of the Upper Bench, was this Day read.
Resolved, That the Parliament, being satisfied of the great Integrity and Fidelity of Phillip Jermyn, one of the Justices of the Upper Bench, do order, That the said Justice Jermyn be absolutely discharged from any further Prosecution, for any the Matters charged against him before the Commissioners for Compounding at Goldsmiths Hall, or Haberdashers Hall.
Resolved, That the Thanks of this House be given to Justice Jermyn, for the good Service done by him to the Parliament, upon the Commission for the High Court of Justice in the County of Norfolk: And that Colonel Rich do give him the Thanks of the House, accordingly.
The House, according to former Order, adjourned itself to Tuesday Morning next, Eight of Clock.