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, 9th August, 1660.
Oudart's, &c. Nat.
A BILL for naturalizing of Nicholas Oudart Esquire, and Barbara his Daughter, and others, was this Day read the First time; and, upon the Question, ordered to be read the Second time on Saturday Morning next.
Marq. of Winchester's Estate.
A Bill sent from the Lords, intituled, An Act towards the Reparation and Satisfaction to be made unto John Lord St. John of Basing, Earl of Wiltshire, and Marquis of Winchester, out of the Manors and Lands of Robert Wallop Esquire, and Sir Thomas Jervoise Knight, deceased, for the Sum of Nineteen thousand Pounds, and Damages for the same, given unto them by the late pretended Parliament, out of the said Marquis of Winchester's Estate, was this Day read the First time; and, upon the Question, ordered to be read the Second time on this Day Sevennight.
Army and Navy Debts.
Mr. Annesley acquainted the House, that he was commanded, by his Majesty, to let them know, in what a sad Condition the Army and Navy are, through want of Money; the Army being, through want of Pay, near necessitated to Free Quarters, and the Mariners ready to be in a Flame: Which his Majesty thought fit to acquaint the House of.
Resolved, That a Message be sent to the Lords, to desire a Conference with them.
Ordered, That Sir Edward Turner, Sir Wm. Lewis, Mr. Pierrepont, Mr. Hollis, Sir Henage Finch, Mr. Ansley, Sir Wm. Wild, and Sir John Northcot, do withdraw, and prepare the Heads for the Conference to be had with the Lords.
Privilege- Arrest of a Member.
The House being informed, that Mr. Henry Bromeley, a Member of this House, was lately detained, and sent to the Computer, by a Constable in London, though he was informed he was a Member of this House.
Resolved, That the said Constable be forthwith sent for, in Custody, by the Serjeant at Arms attending this House.
Resolved, That it be referred to the Committee for Privileges, to examine the whole Matter of Fact, and report it to this House.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee to whom several Matters relating to Printing is referred, to send for the Printer of the late Book of Intelligence, who published a Passage concerning the Listing of Men, and inviting a Meeting in Covent Garden, in order thereunto; and to examine by what Warrant he published the same; and to report it to the House.
Conference desired with Lords.
Ordered, That the Lord Aungier do go to the Lords, and desire, from this House, a present Conference with them, about Matters of very great Importance.
Mr. Finch reports from the Committee, the Heads of a Conference with the Lords: Which he read, standing in his Place; and are as followeth:
I. That several Bills of Charge have been passed this Parliament, and more are preparing; but no Act of Grace yet passed.
II. That the great and chief Expectation is, of an Act of Oblivion; judicial Proceedings; and Confirmation of Laws and Liberties. The passing of which Oblivion hath been,
1. Promised by the King, at Breda; without Exception of any, but his Father's Murderers.
2. Recommended by several Messages, and One by himself in Person.
3. Hath been also, and is now once more, pressed with Importunity, by the Commons, as a Means,
1. To quiet Discontents and increasing Jealousy.
2. To quicken the Payment of the Taxes, and other publick Duties.
3. To prevent all Practices, which may be with an unpaid Army.
Then to give Notice of the Message, this Day received from his Majesty by us, intimating the great and general Wants of the Army ready to go upon Free Quarter.
The great Distress of Twenty-four Ships in Harbour, ready to break into a Flame; and being a constant useless Charge.
This not to be left without raising Money on the Credit of the Poll Bill; nor any Hopes to raise Money without a more general Satisfaction in passing.
III.-Confirmation of Laws and Liberties.
To desire the Dispatch of these; and a Concurrence of their Lordships with the Commons, in a Desire to the City, for advancing One hundred thousand Pounds, to be repaid at Interest, on the Credit of the Poll Bill.
Ordered, That Sir Wm. Doyley, Sir Richard Browne, Col. King, and Mr. Pryn, be added to the rest of the Committee for the Army.
Ordered, That James Nelthorpe, and John Lawson, Esquires, present Treasurers of War, do satisfy and pay such Warrants, for the Pay of the Army, and contingent Charges thereof, that Sir Richard Browne Baronet, Sir William Doyley Knight, Richard Lucy, John Birch, Edward King, William Pryn, and Robert Scawen, Esquires, or any Three of them, shall direct and appoint: Who are hereby constituted to be the present Committee or Commissioners for the Army; and to act therein according to such Orders, Rules, and Directions, as have been, are, or shall be, given in that Behalf: And, for so doing, this shall be their sufficient Warrant.
Whereas the Sum of Fifty thousand Pounds was heretofore, by Order of this House, endeavoured to be taken up, in the City of London, upon the Credit of the Ordinance for Three Months Assessment, commencing 24th June last; together with, and over and above, the Fifty thousand Pounds, for the Use of his Majesty; to the Intent the same might be employed towards disbanding of the Army: And whereas, by an Order of the First of August Instant, the Sum of Forty thousand Pounds was ordered to be assigned out of the Money arising by the said Assessments upon the several Counties where the Forces are quartered, towards satisfying a Month's Pay for the Army;
Ordered, That the said Fifty thousand Pounds be forthwith paid, or assigned, out of the Monies arising by the said Assessments, to such Persons, and in such Sort, as the Committee for the Army, or any Three of them, shall appoint, towards making up of the said Month's Pay; and that the said other Sum of Forty thousand Pounds be reserved to be employed towards the disbanding of the Army: And that Sir Thomas Player, Receiver General of the said Three Months Assessment, be, and hereby is, authorized and required to pay the said Fifty thousand Pounds, in Money, or by Assignations, for the Use aforesaid accordingly.