Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 5, 1642-1643. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Jovis, 9 die Februarii.
Earl of Manchester was appointed to be Speaker this Day.
Sir Francis Doddington removed to the Custody of Mr. Brigham in Westminster.
John Brigham was called in, and asked whether he would be contented to be Security for Sir Francis Doddington, and be bound in a Recognizance of Three Thousand Pounds; and he was contented to be bound.
Johannes Brigham, de Westm. Grocer, recognovit se debere Domino Regi Tres Mille Libras, levari ex Terris, Tenementis, Bonis et Catallis suis, ad usum Domini Regis.
The Condition of the abovesaid Recognizance is, That, if the said John Brigham shall keep Sir Francis Doddington as his true Prisoner, in his House in Kingesstreete, in Westm. and keep him in safe Custody, and shall not permit him to go abroad to any Place, upon any Occasion whatsoever, without Leave of this House, but only to go to St. Margarett's Church in Westm. and that in his Company, and to return Home again with him to his House so soon as the Church is done, that then this Recognizance to be void; or else to remain in full Force and Virtue.
Ordered, That Sir Francis Doddington shall be removed, from Windsor, to John Brigham's House.
Herne at the Bar, for printing Pamphlets since he was committed.
Herne, the Printer, was brought to the Bar, for printing of Pamphlets since he was committed to The Fleete.
He was shewed a Paper, being a seigned Abstract of the Bill against the Bishops and Deans and Chapters before it was passed this House; and he denying it to be printed by him, then Joseph Hunscott and John Wright, Printers, upon Oath, deposed, "That they bought the said Paper at Herne's House, of Women."
Witnesses against him sent for.
Hereupon this House Ordered, That the Women should be sent for, to attend this House To-morrow Morning; and Herne, and the said Hunscott and Wright, and Glapthorne the Porter, shall be here at the same Time.
Sir Edward Berkley's Petition to be removed from The Poultry Compter.
Upon reading the Petition of Sir Edward Berekley Knight, shewing, "That he stands committed to The Compter in the Poultry, for levying War against the Parliament: He doth in all Humility affirm, that he neither furnished Men, Horse, Money, Plate, or any other warlike Provision to any War, neither hath acted any Thing of War in his own Person: He having lain Four Months in the unwholesome Prison, to the great Decay of his Health, and the great Occasion of the Parliament keeping back the Proceedings upon the Charge against him, which he doth much desire might receive Expedition:
"He humbly desireth and prayeth, that he may so far obtain the Favour of this Honourable Assembly, that he may have Liberty, upon Bail, to remain in some convenient Place, where he shall make Choice, for his Health; being aged and sickly, and not able, without Danger of his Life, long to endure this unsavory Gaol, &c."
To find Bail for his Safety.
Hereupon this House was inclined to change his Prison, in regard of his ill Health, if he can propound such good Security for his safe Custody as this House shall approve of; and then to let the House of Commons (fn. 1) know of their Lordships Intentions.
E. of Roxborough, a Pass.
Ordered, That the Earl of Roxborough, being now at Oxford, shall have a Pass, to come to London, for a few Days.
Mr. Goodwin, concerning the Sequestration of the Fine Office.
Ordered, That so much of the Sequestration of the Profits of the Fine-office, as concerns Mr. Goodwin, a Member of the House of Commons, shall be taken off; and that Mr. Blake's Petition, presented to the House this Day, shall be heard at the same Time when the Cause of Mrs. Blake's is heard.
Pulford, King's Servant's Privilege.
Upon reading the Petition of John Pulford, Gentleman, Servant to His Majesty; shewing, "That one John Hodges, an Attorney of the Court of King's Bench, hath maliciously outlawed the Petitioner, upon an Action of the Case for Words pretended by the said Hodges to be spoken by the Petitioner against him.
"That the said Hodges very well knew that he was His Majesty's Servant, and privileged also by Order of this House; yet, in Contempt thereof, he caused the Petitioner, on the Sixth Day of February, 1642, to be publicly and disgracefully arrested in Westm. Hall, as by Affidavit appeared.
"He humbly prays he may (according to his Order of Privilege) be discharged from the Arrest of Hodges, and Proceedings thereupon; and that Hodges may answer his said Contempt before this House."
Hodges sent for, for arresting him.
Hereupon this House Ordered, That the said John Pulford shall enjoy his Privilege of Parliament, and be released from his said Arrest; and that Hodges shall be sent for, to answer the said Contempt.
House adjourned till 10a cras.