Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 7, 1651-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Wednesday, the 21st of January, 1651.
MR. Solicitor, according to the Order made Yesterday, presented a Bill for the better Execution of a Judgment, given in full Parliament, against Lieutenant Colonel John Lilburne: Which was read the First time.
Resolved, That the said Bill be now read the Second time:
And the said Bill was read the Second time, accordingly: And upon the Question, committed to Mr. Solicitor, Mr. Say, Colonel Marten, Mr. Love, Mr. Attorney, Mr. Scott, Mr. Bond, Mr. Nevill, Colonel Morley, Sir Wm. Allenson, Colonel Bossevile, Mr. Lechmere, Mr. Millington, Mr. Strickland, Mr. Moyle, Mr. Westrow, Colonel Ingoldsby, Colonel Lister, Mr. * Chaloner, Colonel Jones, Mr. Dormer, Mr. Aldworth, Sir Thomas Maleverer, Mr. Ch. Martin, Mr. Haies, Mr. Blagrave, Colonel Pyne, Sir Wm. Masham, Colonel Purefoy, Mr. Browne, Colonel Fielder, or any Five of them: And this Committee is to meet this Afternoon, at Two of Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber; and so de die in diem; and to bring it in on Friday Morning, the First Business.
Punishment of Oxford.
The Question being put, that the Punishment of the Pillory, in the Judgment upon Wendy Oxford, be remitted;
And the Question being put, That that Question be now put;
The House was divided.
The Noes went forth.
|Sir Wm. Masham,||Tellers for the Noes:||23.|
|Sir Arthur Hesilrig,||With the Noes,|
|Alderman Allein,||Tellers for the Yeas:||32.|
|Mr. Carew,||With the Yeas,|
So it passed in the Affirmative.
And the main Question being put, That the Punishment of the Pillory, in the Judgment upon Wendy Oxford, be remitted;
It passed in the Negative.
The Question being put, that That Part of the Judgment on Wendy Oxford, which concerns his Banishment, be remitted;
It passed in the Negative.
Ordered, That the Reports from the Committee of the Navy be made this Day Fortnight, the first Business; nothing to intervene.
Mr. Love reports an Act for the Continuance of a former Act, intituled, An Act impowering several Commissioners to put in Execution all and every the Powers and Authorities heretofore given to the Commissioners for compounding with Delinquents, &c.: Which was this Day read the First and Second time.
These Words being interlined, "all Commissions, Powers, and Authorities, from the said Commissioners delivered;" and the Question being put, That these Words, viz. "all Commissions, Powers, and Authorities, from the said Commissioners derived," do stand in the Bill;
It passed with the Negative.
Resolved, That the Time for the Continuance of this Act be, from the 22th Day of January 1651, to the First of November 1652.
And the said Act, so amended, being put to the Question, passed.
Ordered, That Mr. Solicitor General do make the Reports in his Hands on Friday Morning next, the first Business; nothing to intervene.
Act of Oblivion.
The House this Day resumed the Debate upon the Amendments to the Act of General Pardon and Oblivion.
Resolved, That these Words be added in the Eighth Folio of the Amendments; viz. "as to the respective Offences for which they are and stand so committed or restrained."
Resolved, That the Debate upon the Amendments to the General Pardon and Act of Oblivion, be taken up Tomorrow Morning, the first Business; nothing to intervene.
Charge against Temple.
The Information of James Bastian, of Hackney, in the County of Middlesex, Vintner, against Sir Peter Temple Knight, was this Day read.
1. THAT about April 1651, upon Relation to the said Sir Peter of the Defeat of the Scotts Army in Scotland, he, the said Sir Peter, replied to the then Relator, it was untrue, for the King there had got the better; and that he hoped to see him in England ere long; and that then he, the said Sir Peter, would spend the Half of his Estate to set him in his Throne again.
2. That he, the said Sir Peter Temple, said, he was a Parliament-man, and had Rooms allotted him in Whitehall, and could sit amongst them, if he pleased; but said, he scorned to sit amongst such Persons, terming them Rogues, and such vile Language; and saying, they had undone England and Ireland, and now would undo Scotland.
3. That he, the said Sir Peter, said, that they had murdered the late King.
4. He, the said Sir Peter said, that if Charles the Second should enter England again, as he made no Question he would, then General Cromwell would suffer for his good Service.
The said Informant prays Liberty of exhibiting further and other Articles, and Benefit and Allowance, according to the late Act and Order of Parliament, against the said Sir Peter.
The House being informed, That Edward Bastian, Wm. Bastian, and James Bastian, who delivered the said Information to Mr. Speaker, were at the Door, they were called in, and, being at the Bar, and the said Information being shewed unto them; and they being demanded, whether the Hands subscribed to the said Information, were their Hand-writing; they did acknowledge the Names to be their Hand-writing; and did avow the Information: And being demanded, when the Words were spoken; they answered in April last: And being asked, who else was present when the Words were spoken; they answered, that no body was present, but they, and Sir Peter Temple.
Resolved, That Sir Peter Temple be summoned to attend the Parliament, on this Day Fortnight.