Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 7, 1651-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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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, assented unto.
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 into Banishment.
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.
|Alderman Atkins,||Tellers for the Noes:||14.|
|Colonel Bennett,||With the Noes,|
|Colonel Marten,||Tellers for the Yeas:||33.|
|Mr. Nevill,||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 November 1640."
Resolved, That this Debate be adjourned till To-morrow Morning: And that it be then resumed; nothing to intervene.
Resolved, That the Amendments to the Bill for taking away the Honours granted at Oxford, be reported on this Day Sevennight.
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."