DIE Jovis, 9 die Februarii.
Earl of Manchester was appointed to be Speaker
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
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
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. *) 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
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
"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.