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.
C. of North'ton, Leave to stay in Town; and the E. of Dorset;
Marq. of Hertford to leave it.
Turnor and Thoroughgood.
Book intituled A Resolve of the Person of the King, &c. to be burnt.
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.
Message to the H. C. for the Papers concerning Capt. Ogle;
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.
Surveyors of Bishops Lands Oath.
Boilston and Stitch.
Ordinance to continue the Assessments for Sir T. Fairfax's Army.
Wright and Tryon.
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:
His Petition to be released, that he may retire into the Country.
"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.