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,
Ordered, That this Letter be sent to the Great Duke
of Tuscany: And that the same be signed by Mr. Speaker,
and sealed with the Seal of the Parliament.
He also reports an Answer to a Paper, delivered in to
the Council by the Agent of the said Grand Duke, dated
the 28th of April 1651: Which was this Day read; and,
upon the Question, assented unto.
Ordered, That the said Answer be signed by the Clerk
of the Parliament, and sent to the Council of State; to be
by them delivered to the Agent of the said Grand Duke.
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.
Resolved, That an Act be brought in, for enacting the
Judgment of Parliament against Lieutenant Colonel John
Lilburne: And that Mr. Solicitor do bring in an Act,
accordingly, To-morrow Morning.
Resolved, That, by that Act, there be Ten Days retrenched from the Time formerly limited for his Departure
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.
Ordered, That the Petition of the Gentlemen of Cambridg be presented to the Parliament, by the Lord General, To-morrow Morning.
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.
The House, according to former Order, resumed the
Debate upon the Amendments to the Act of Oblivion
and General Pardon.
Resolved, That these Words, "since the 20th Day of
January 1648," be added in the 22th Leaf, and 8th Line.
The Question being propounded, That these Words,
"since the Thirtieth of January 1648," be inserted in
the Eleventh Line of the 22th Leaf, instead of these
Words, "since the Third of November 1640;"
And the Question being put, Whether that Question
should now be put;
The House was divided:
The Noes went forth.
||Tellers for the Noes:
||With the Noes,
||Tellers for the Yeas:
||With the Yeas,
So it passed with the Affirmative.
And the main Question being put;
Resolved, That these Words, "since the Thirtieth of
January 1648," be inserted in the Eleventh Line of the
22th Leaf, instead of these Words, "since the Third of
Resolved, That this Debate be adjourned till To-morrow Morning: And that it be then resumed; nothing to
Resolved, That the Amendments to the Bill for taking
away the Honours granted at Oxford, be reported on this
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."