Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 6, 1648-1651. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Wednesday, the 25th of June, 1651.
Insurrection in Wales.
MR. Scott reports from the Council of State, What Letters of Intelligence hath been received from South Wales, concerning the Insurrection lately there; viz. A Letter from Row. Dawkins, and a Letter from Colonel Philip Jones, from Swansey, June the Nineteenth 1651.
Resolved, by the Parliament, That Philip Jermyn, one of the Justices of the Upper Bench, Major General Harrison, Sir Wm. Constable, William Littleton Esquire, Henry Harbert Esquire, Colonel Philip Jones, Thomas Wogan Esquire, Michaell Oldsworth Esquire, Nicholas Lechmere Esquire, Luke Hodges Esquire, Richard Aldworth Esquire, Humfrey Edwards Esquire, Humfrey Mackworth Esquire, Thomas Mitton Esquire, John Eltonhead Serjeant at Law, * Clerke Serjeant at Law, John Norbury Esquire, Bussey Mansell Esquire, Edward Pritchard Esquire, Sylvanus Taylor, John Price, Rowland Dawkins, James Phillips, Wroth Rogers, Sampson Lort, John Nicholas, Edward Herbert, John Williams, Thomas Watkins, John Gawler Esquire, Jenkin Franklen, Henry Morgan, Francis Blethin Rice Williams, John Herbert, William Botterell, and John James, be added to the High Court of Justice: And be impowered and authorized to act, and put in Execution the several Powers and Authorities contained in the several Acts of Parliament impowering the said High Court.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State, at such Times as they shall see sit, upon the Informations they have or shall receive touching the late Rebellion in Cardigan, to give Direction for such of the Persons named to be Commissioners of the High Court of Justice, to go into those Parts: and to put in Execution the Powers and Authorities in the said Act, in reference to the Persons in this Rebellion; and to give Order therein, as they shall find sit.
Proceedings against Lord Howard, &c.
The Particulars of Compton's Charge were read accordingly; together with the Examinations of Mr. Compton, and the Copy of the Letter therein mentioned; the Examination of the Lord Lumley; and of the Lord Lumley and Mr. Compton the Second time; and Thomas Bayles Esquire: And the House proceeded with the Debate on the whole Charge.
Resolved, That, upon Consideration of the several Charges against Edward Lord Howard, of Escreek, and the Proofs reported, and his Answer and Defence thereupon; the Parliament doth, upon the whole Matter, declare and adjudge, That the said Edward Lord Howard is guilty of Bribery.
Resolved, That Edward Lord Howard, of Escreek, be discharged from being a Member of this Parliament, and for ever disabled to sit in any Parliament; and from bearing any Office, or Place of Trust, in this Commonwealth; and be fined Ten thousand Pounds: And that he be committed to the Tower during the Pleasure of Parliament.
Resolved, That the Sheriffs of London and Middlesex be required to see this Judgment executed on the said Wendy Oxford: And that he be set on the Pillory in one of the Places aforesaid upon some Friday, and in the other upon a Saturday.
Resolved, That Mrs. Whorwood do pay the Sum of Six hundred Pounds, by her received for procuring the Order for Sir Robert Banister's Discharge, to such Use as the Parliament shall appoint: And that the stand committed until the pay the same.