Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 7, 1644. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Sabbati, 22 die Martii.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Delmy.
Ds. Grey de Warke, Speaker.
Upon reading the humble Petition of the Lord Savill;
Lord Savill released from his Imprisonment.
"That he having Notice, that their Lordships are pleased, in their Goodness, to discharge him of his Imprisonment, so as he will engage his Word and Honour not to depart out of the Lines of Communication of this City, without the Leave and Consent of their Lordships: He doth first most humbly acknowledge their Lordships Favour to him; and shall endeavour to the uttermost of his Power ever to deserve; and doth hereby engage his Faith and Honour, not to depart without the said Lines of Communication, without the special Consent of their Lordships first obtained: And he doth humbly pray, that he may be thereupon discharged, &c."
Hereupon this House Ordered, That the Lord Savill shall be released, and have his Liberty, as is desired, upon (fn. 1) his Lordship's giving his Word upon his Honour.
Earl of Lincoln released.
The Speaker informing the House, "That he being with the Earl of Lyncolne, to see him, he expressed to him, that he was sorry he was fallen into their Lordships Displeasure."
And, upon this which the Speaker now had said, it was Resolved, upon the Question, That the Earl of Lyncolne shall be released from his Restraint at this Time.
Captain Kettleby's Petition, to be released, to solicit his Exchange.
Upon reading the Petition of Captain Tho. Ketleby; shewing, "That, since his Two Years and Half close Imprisonment, he hath had several Orders for an Exchange; but those Persons that were nominated for him were otherwise disposed of before the Messengers whom he employed for that Purpose came to His Majesty; whereby, besides the Hope of his Enlargement, he lost the great Charge he was at:
"He humbly prayeth, that, upon reasonable Security for his Return by such a limited Time, he may have Leave to attend His Majesty, for an Exchange for Lieutenant Colonel Stevens."
And whereas there are Arrears due to him for Service at Sea, which have been cast up by the Commissioners for the Navy: It is Ordered, That this Petition be recommended to the House of Commons by the next Messengers.
Ordered, That the Scotts Papers shall be taken into Consideration on Monday Morning next; and all the Lords are to have Notice, to be present.
House adjourned till 9a, Monday Morning next.