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House of Commons Journal Volume 7: 18 August 1651

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Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 7, 1651-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.

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Monday, the 18th of August, 1651.

Prayers.

Resolved,

Gibbon not to be respited.

THAT the Door be shut till Twelve of Clock.

The House this Day, according to former Order, resumed the Debate upon the Business touching Mr. Gibbon.

The humble Petition of John Gibbons, a condemned Prisoner in Newgate, with his Narrative of the whole Design, were this Day read.

The Question being put, That the Parliament do give a further Respite of the Execution of John Gibbon;

It passed with the Negative.

Resolved, That the Clerk of the Parliament do send the said Resolution of the Parliament to the High Court of Justice.

Potter pardoned.

The humble Petition of Henry Potter, Prisoner, condemned to die, and reprieved by the honourable House till the 15th of August, was this Day read.

The Question being propounded, That Henry Potter, Apothecary, condemned by the High Court of Justice for Treason, be pardoned; and that Mr. Attorney-General be authorized and required to prepare a Pardon for the said Henry Potter for his said Treason; and that the Lords Commissioners for the Great Seal of England be authorized and required to pass the same under the Great Seal, accordingly;

And the Question being put, That that Question be now put;

It passed with the Affirmative.

And the main Question being put; It was

Resolved, by the Parliament, That Henry Potter, Apothecary, condemned by the High Court of Justice for Treason, be pardoned; and that Mr. Attorney-General be authorized and required to prepare a Pardon for the said Henry Potter for his said Treason; and that the Lords Commissioners for the Great Seal of England be authorized and required to pass the same under the Great Seal accordingly.