Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 8, 1660-1667. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Thursday, 22d November, 1660.
Earl of Cleveland's Estate.
AN Act, ingrossed, sent down from the Lords, intituled, An Act for the settling of all the Manors and Lands of the Earl of Cleveland in Trustees, to be sold, for the satisfying of the Debts of the said Earl, and of Thomas Lord Wentworth his Son, was this Day read the First time.
Ordered, That this Bill be read the Second time on Monday Morning next.
Mr. Clifford reports from the Committee for satisfying of publick Debts * * * *
Peace of the Kingdom.
A Bill for the better settling and securing of the Peace of this Kingdom, was this Day read the Second time; and, upon the Question, Ordered, That this Bill be referred to a Committee of the whole House, to be considered of on Saturday Morning: And that Mr. Speaker do then leave the Chair.
Lords desire a Conference.
A Message from the Lords, by Mr. Glascocke and Mr. * *, Two Masters of the Chancery;
Mr. Speaker, The Lords do desire a present Conference with the Members of this House, in the Painted Chamber, touching a Message which they received Yesterday from his Majesty.
The Messengers being again called in, Mr. Speaker gave them this Answer;
This House hath considered of your Message; and do agree to a present Conference, as is desired.
Ordered, That Mr. Annesly, Sir Henage Finch, Mr. Treasurer, Sir Anth. Ashly Cooper, Sir Edw. Turner, Mr. Charlton, Mr. Hollis, Sir William Lewes, Lord Bruice, Mr. Swinfen, do manage this Conference.
Mr. Hollis reports the Conference had with the Lords:
"That the Lord Chancellor was pleased to acquaint them, That, in order to that good Correspondence, which hath deen continued, and which he desires may ever be held, between the Two Houses, That House had been careful to acquaint the House of Commons with all Matters of Consequence, which did occur: And that the Lords having received a Message from the King's Majesty Yesterday; which they desired then to have presently communicated to you; and sent their Messengers to that Purpose; but the important Business of the House not then permitting, the Lords had therefore desired this Conference with them, to communicate his Majesty's Message to them: Which Message his Lordship read."
And the said Message was read by the Reporter, standing in his Place; and after read by the Clerk; and was as followeth; viz.
Messagefrom the King-Dissolution of Parliament.
IN Consideration of the Season of the Year, and the Approach of Christmas, when the Members of Parliament will desire to be at their Houses in the Country; and, in regard of His Majesty's Coronation within a Month after Christmas, the Preparation for which will take up much of His Majesty's Thoughts and Time; and the Time of His Servants, which therefore should be vacant from other Business; his Majesty hath thought fit to declare, That he resolves to dissolve this Parliament, on the Twentieth Day of the next Month; and to call another with convenient Speed; and that this His Purpose may be forthwith communicated to His Houses of Parliament; that they may the more vigorously apply themselves to the Dispatch of the most important Business that depends before them.
Given at Our Court at Whitehall, the 20th Day of November, 1660.
Bills from Lords.
A Message from the Lords, by Mr. Brampston and Mr. Hubbart, Two Masters of the Chancery;
Mr. Speaker, The Lords do desire the Concurrence of this House to these Two Bills: The one intituled, An Act for restoring Henry Lord Arundell of Warder to the Possession of his Estate: The other, intituled, An Act to enable Robert Lord Lexington and Sir Thomas Williamson Baronet, to raise and levy the Sum of Two thousand Six hundred and Eighty Pounds, and Damages, out of the Manor and Lands of John Hutchinson Esquire.
Ordered, That Mr. Clifford do make his Report concerning Colonel Bulwer To-morrow Morning.
Wards and Liveries.
Ordered, That the Grand Committee, to whom the Bill for taking away the Court of Wards is committed, do bring in the Bill, on Monday Morning next, perfected according to the Vote made Yesterday.