Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 7, 1651-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Friday, the 22d of August, 1651.
Gibbon's attempt to Escape.
Mr. Attorney General reports from the Council of State, The humble Information of Henry Ames, alias Smyth, and Sarah his Wife, belonging to the Pressyard at Newgate under Mr. Dike, concerning the Endeavour of John Gibbon, a Prisoner in Newgate, condemned by the High Court of Justice, to escape; for which Purpose he gave the said Henry Ames, alias Smyth, One hundred Pounds, which he hath in his Hands; and Lawrence Loe Chirurgeon gave him a Note under his Hand for Payment of One hundred Pounds upon Demand.
Resolved, by the Parliament, That the said Henry Ames, alias Smyth, have and retain the One hundred Pounds in his Hands to his own Use.
Resolved, That * Dyke, Keeper of the Prison of Newgate, shall have the Benefit of the said Note, or Bill, given unto the said Henry Ames, alias Smyth, by the said Lawrence Loe, for Payment of One hundred Pounds to the said Henry Smyth, to recover the said Hundred Pounds to the Use of the said * * * Dyke.
Resolved, That the Information and Note for One hundred Pounds be sent back to the Council of State.
The Question being put, That Leave be given to read the Petition of Mr. Love;
The House was divided.
The Yeas went forth.
|Lord Viscount Lisle,||Tellers for the Yeas:||23.|
|Sir Wm. Masham,||With the Yeas,|
|Sir Henry Mildmay,||Tellers for the Noes:||27.|
|Mr. Bond,||With the Noes,|
So it passed with the Negative.
Mr. Bond reports from the Council of State, a Letter from Major General Lambert from Utoxeter, of the Nineteenth of August 1651, at Nine of Clock at Night; with a Letter therein inclosed from Richard Duckinfield from Chester; with a Letter from the King of Scotts to Massy; with another Letter from Major General Lambert from Broumley-Abbott, of the Twentieth of August 1651; and a Letter from Thomas Crompton and others; and a Letter from the Lord General from Doncaster, of the Twentyfirst of August 1651; and a Letter from Geo. Munck, of the Fourteenth of August 1651: Which were all this Day read.
Answer to Monck, &c.
Ordered, That the Lord General's Letter be referred to the Council of State, to take Consideration of it, and to effect what is therein desired.
Ordered, That a Letter be written by Mr. Speaker to Colonel Monck, taking Notice of his good Services in Scotland; whereof the Parliament hath been informed by Letter from the Lord General, wherein a Copy of Colonel Monke's Letter to him was inclosed; and to acquaint him, That as to the Particulars which the Lord General desires upon his Letter, the Parliament have given Order, that speedy Course be taken: And likewise to give him the Thanks of the Parliament for his good Service; and that Mr. Speaker do sign the said Letter: And Mr. Oldesworth is to prepare the Letter, to be signed by Mr. Speaker, accordingly.
House to sit.
Ordered, That the House do sit To-morrow and on Monday notwithstanding the former Order; and that the Order for Adjournment from Friday to Tuesday do stand in Force for the future.
A Letter from the State of Genoa, of the * Day of *, was this Day read.
A Letter from the States General of the United Provinces of the Low Countries, of the Fourth of August 1651, touching the Lord Craven, was this Day read.