Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 8, 1660-1667. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Friday, May 4th, 1660.
Answer to King's Letter.
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have commanded us to wait upon you, to acquaint you with a Vote of theirs; by which they have appointed Six Lords to attend upon the King's Majesty, with their Answer to his Majesty's gracious Letter, and Declaration inclosed, which he was pleased to send to them.
Mr. Finch reports from the Committee, appointed to prepare Bills to be tendered to his Majesty, for his Assent, a Bill, declaring the Continuance of this present Parliament; which was this Day read the First and Second time, and, upon the Question, committed to Mr. Finch, Mr. Rich, Mr. Knightley, Mr. Annesley, Sir Anthony Irby, Mr. Turner, Lord Commissioner Widdrington, Mr. Serjeant Hales, Mr. John Stephens, Col. White, Mr. Pryn, Serjeant Maynard, Mr. Baynton, Sir John Northcott, Sir Walter Earle, Serjeant Glynn, Mr. Charlton, Mr. Rowse, Serjeant Browne, Mr. Crew, Lord Bruse, and all the Gentlemen of the Long Robe; who are presently to withdraw into the Speaker's Chamber: And Mr. Serjeant Maynard is to take care of it.
Purchases of Public Lands.
The said Bill was read the Second time accordingly, and, upon the Question, committed to Sir Richard Temple, Sir John Northcot, Ld. Howard, Sir Tho. Wroth, Col. Morley, Col. Birch, Mr. Finch, Col. Gorges, Col. Jones, Ld. Faulkland, Ld. General, Sir Walter Earle, Serjeant Browne, Serjeant Hales, Sir Anthony Ashley Cooper, Mr. John Stephens, Col. Clobery, Col. Bowyer, Mr. Rushworth, Ld. Herbert, Serjeant Glyn, Ld. Mandevill, Mr. Pryn, Major General Browne, Sir Henry Yelverton, Sir Wilfrid Lawson, Mr. Bramston, Mr. Turner, Mr. Perrepont, Mr. Swaile, Mr. Doddeswell, Mr. Swinfin, Mr. Gerrard, and all the Gentlemen of the Long Robe; presently to withdraw into the Speaker's Chamber.
Deferring Easter Term.
Resolved, That a Declaration be prepared to give Notice to the People, that there will be no Proceedings in Easter Term next coming, upon Causes depending in any of the Courts of Justice in Westminster Hall, until the Two last Returns of the said Term.
Members to attend the King.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Recorder of the City of London, Alderman Robinson, Alderman Vincent, and Alderman Bloudworth, have the Leave of this House to go to the King's Majesty, from the City of London, with the Letter, which the City sends to his Majesty, in Answer of his Majesty's Letter to them.