House of Lords Journal Volume 8: 17 December 1646

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Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 8, 1645-1647. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.

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DIE Jovis, 17 die Decembris.

PRAYERS, by Mr. Ash.

Domini præsentes fuerunt:

Comes Manchester, Speaker.

Comes Pembrooke.
Comes Sarum.
Comes Northumb.
Comes Kent.
Comes Mulgrave.
Comes Suffolke.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Warwicke.
Comes Rutland.
Comes Midd.
Comes Denbigh.
Ds. North.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Mountague.
Ds. Grey.
Ds. Willoughby.
Ds. Maynard.
Ds. Dacres.

C. of North'ton, Leave to stay in Town; and the E. of Dorset;

Ordered, That the Countess of North'ton shall have Leave to stay in Town, in regard of her ill Health.

Ordered, That the Earl of Dorsett shall have Leave to stay in Town until his Health will permit him to travel.

Marq. of Hertford to leave it.

Ordered, That the Lord Marquis of Hertford shall have Leave to stay in Town till Monday next, at which Time he is to depart this Town.

Turnor and Thoroughgood.

Ordered, That the Cause between Turnor and Thoroughgood shall be heard, by Counsel, at this Bar, on Tuesday come Fortnight.

Book intituled A Resolve of the Person of the King, &c. to be burnt.

This Day was presented to the House a scandalous Book, intituled, "A Resolve of the Person of the Kinge, or a Corrector of the Answerer to the Speech out of Doores, &c."

And Abigall Rogers, who sold the said Books publicly, was brought to the Bar; and the Speaker demanding of her of whom she had the said Books, she refused to discover; only said, "she bought them of a Stranger."

Abigall Rogers, who sold it, committed.

Hereupon this House Ordered, That the said Abigall Rogers, for refusing to discover of whom she had them, shall be committed to the Prison of Bridewell; and the said scandalous Book shall be burnt by the Hand of the Common Hangman.

Lloyd and Morgan.

Upon reading the Petition of Griffith Lloyd Esquire; it is Ordered, That Morgan, whom it concerns, shall have a Copy of this Petition, and return his Answer thereunto by Saturday next.

Message to the H. C. for the Papers concerning Capt. Ogle;

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Dr. Aylett and Dr. Heath:

To let them know, that whereas formerly this House did communicate unto them Letters and Examinations concerning Captain Thomas Ogle, their Lordships have revived that Committee; and therefore do desire that all those Papers may be returned, that so the Lords Committees for that Business may proceed upon it, which they cannot do for Want thereof.

and about the following Particulars.

2. To put them in Mind of the Ordinance concerning Gouldsmithes Hall.

3. To put them in Mind of Mr. Penoyer's Business, and Mr. Johnson's Business.

Surveyors of Bishops Lands Oath.

The Ordinance for further explaining the Oath of Surveyors for the Bishops Lands, was read, and Agreed to, with a small Alteration.

Boilston and Stitch.

Ordered, That the Cause between Boilston and Stitch shall be heard on Monday Morning next.

Ordinance to continue the Assessments for Sir T. Fairfax's Army.

The Ordinance for continuing the Assessments for Sir Tho. Fairefax' Army Six Months longer, was read the First Time, and Second Time.

And these Two Questions were propounded to be put, "1. Whether to proceed to the Debate of this Ordinance now ?

"2. Whether to put it off till To-morrow Morning ?"

And the Question being put, "Whether this the First Question shall be first put?"

And it was Resolved in the Negative.

Next, the Question being put, "Whether the Debate of this Ordinance shall be put off till To-morrow Morning?"

And it was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Wright and Tryon.

Ordered, That the Cause between Wright and Tryon shall be heard on Tuesday next.

Griffith released:

Upon reading the Petition of John Griffith Esquire: It is Ordered, That he shall be released from his present Imprisonment; and the Gentleman Usher is to signify to him, "That this House expects he do according to his Petition."

Message to the H. C. about him, recalled:

Ordered, That the Messengers shall not deliver the Message to the House of Commons concerning Mr. Griffith's Business.

His Petition to be released, that he may retire into the Country.

"To the Right Honourable the Lords assembled in the High Court of Parliament.

"The humble Petition of John Griffith Esquire;


"That your Petitioner unexpectedly received an Order to be committed by your Lordships, for an Affront offered to the Lord Phillip Herbert: Your Petitioner humbly assureth your Lordships, that he neither did nor intended any Affront to him; but rather endeavoured to avoid it, by resolving to retire himself to his own House into the Country, and there to continue until he could settle his Estate, and procure such a Sum of Money as would carry him beyond the Seas. And if your Lordships are unwilling to believe that his Professions of intending no Malice unto the Lord Herbert are (fn. 1) not real, he is willing to justify it upon Oath, or to receive the Sacrament upon it.

"Your Petitioner, therefore, being clear of what is alledged against him, he humbly either desires Leave to answer for himself, or else to retire to his own House into the Country:

"And in granting this, your Petitioner, as in Duty, shall ever and humbly pray.

"John Griffith."


House adjourned till 10a cras.