Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 7, 1651-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Monday, the 21st Day of February, 1658.
Duke of Buckingham.
THE humble Petition of George Duke of Buckingham was this Day read.
Resolved, &c. That George Duke of Buckingham, now Prisoner at Windsor-Castle, upon his Engagement upon his Honour, at the Bar of this House, and upon the Engagement of the Lord Fairfax in Twenty thousand Pounds, that the said Duke shall peaceably demean himself for the future; and shall not join with, or abet, or have any Correspondence with, any of the Enemies of the Lord Protector, and of this Commonwealth, in any the Parts beyond the Seas, or within this Commonwealth; shall be discharged of his Imprisonment and Restraint; And that the Governor of Windsor Castle be required to bring the Duke of Buckingham to the Bar of this House on Wednesday next, to engage his Honour, accordingly.
Ordered, That the Security of Twenty thousand Pounds, to be given by the Lord Fairfax, on the Behalf of the Duke of Buckingham, be taken in the Name of his Highness the Lord Protector.
Sweden and Denmarke.
According to the Order of this House, made on Thursday last, Mr. Secretary Thurloe made a Narrative, and gave the House an Account, of the State of the War, and of the Affairs of the Kings of Sweden and Denmarke, in relation to the Baltick Sea, and to the Command of the Sound; and how far, and in what Manner, as well his late Highness the Lord Protector, deceased, and also his now Highness the Lord Protector, had severally interessed themselves in their respective Differences, by way of Mediation: He farther gave the House an Account of the Shipping and Forces of the States-General of the United Provinces, now in the Sound; and what further Preparations, as is informed, they are now making: And that his now Highness, and his Council, had directed such Shipping and Forces to be prepared here, as, he apprehends, may be for the Security of this Commonwealth, in these Times of so great Action.
Resolved, &c. That the Matters of this Debate be taken into further Consideration on Wednesday Morning next, at Nine of the Clock.