Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 7, 1651-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Tuesday, the 20th January, 1651.
Correspondence with Tuscany.
MR. Thomas Challoner reports, from the Council of State, an Answer to the Letters written by the Grand Duke of Tuscany, in Latin and English: Which said Letters were this Day read; and, upon the Question, assented unto.
Ordered, That the Act for Continuing the Act impowering several Commissioners to put in Execution all and every the Powers and Authorities heretofore given to the Commissioners for Compounding with Delinquents, and for Managing of all Estates under Sequestration, be brought in To-morrow Morning.
Judgment against Prymatt.
According to former Order, Josiah Prymatt was this Day brought to the Bar in the Parliament-house, to receive the Judgment given against him by the Parliament: And the said Josiah Prymatt kneeling at the Bar, Mr. Speaker did pronounce the Judgment formerly given against him; that is to say, That he be fined Three thousand Pounds to the Commonwealth; Two thousand Pounds to Sir Arthur Hesilrig, for his Damages; and Five hundred Pounds apiece to James Russell, Edward Winslow, Wm. Molins, and Arthur Squibb, Esquires, Four of the Commissioners for Compounding, for their Damages: And that he be committed to the Prison of the Fleet until these several Sums be paid.
Judgment against Lilburne.
According to former Order, Lieutenant Colonel John Lilburne was this Day brought to the Bar in the Parliamenthouse, to receive the Judgment given against him by the Parliament: And, being at the Bar, he was commanded to kneel; but he obstinately denied to kneel at the Bar; and thereupon was commanded to withdraw.
Prymatt committed to the Fleet.
Resolved, That Josiah Prymatt, of London, Leatherseller, be committed to the Prison of the Fleet; there to remain, until the several Sums, imposed on him by Judgment of Parliament, shall be paid: And that the Serjeant at Arms attending the Parliament do deliver over the said Josiah Prymatt to the Prison of the Fleet: And the Warden of the Fleet is, by Virtue of this Order, required to take him into safe Custody; and to keep him in the said Prison of the Fleet, until the said several Sums be paid, according to the said Judgment.
Punishment of Oxford.
Resolved, by the Parliament, That a Warrant do issue from Mr. Speaker to the Serjeant at Arms attending the Parliament, to deliver over the Body of Wendy Oxford to the Gaol of Newgate; to the End the Judgment of Parliament, formerly given against him, be put in Execution: And that the Sheriffs of London and Middlesex be required to see the said Sentence against him duly put in Execution: And that he be set on the Pillory, according to the said Judgment, on Friday next.
Resolved, That the Business concerning the Affidavit of Mr. Gray, be referred to the Committee to whom the Petition of Josiah Primatt was referred, to examine the Matter, and report the Truth of the Matter of Fact to the Parliament: And that Colonel White be added to this Committee; and do take Care hereof.
Act of Oblivion.
|Alderman Atkins,||Tellers for the Noes:||14.|
|Colonel Bennett,||With the Noes,|
|Colonel Marten,||Tellers for the Yeas:||33.|
|Mr. Nevill,||With the Yeas,|
London, &c. Petition.
The House being informed, That there were divers Petitioners at the Door, the Serjeant at Arms was ordered to fetch in their Petition: Which he did: And the same, being read, was intituled, "The humble Petition of many well-affected People, inhabiting in the Cities of London, Westminster, Southwark, and Places adjacent, in the Behalf of the just Liberties of the Commonwealth, highly concerned in the Sentence against Lieutenant Colonel John Lilburne."