Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 8, 1660-1667. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Saturday, 18th August, 1660.
RESOLVED, That so much of the Debt of Two thousand Six hundred Pounds, payable, by Order of Parliament to Samuell Vassall of London Merchant, and charged on the Excise, as remains due and unpaid, both Principal and Interest, be charged on the Receipt of Excise; and that, of the Interest Money due thereupon, there be forthwith paid to the said Mr. Vassall, or his Assigns, for his present Support, the Sum of Five hundred Pounds; which the Commissioners of Excise are hereby impowered, and required to satisfy, and pay to him, or his Assigns accordingly: And this Order, together with the Acquittance of him, or his Assigns, testifying the Receipt thereof, shall be, to the said Commissioners of Excise, a sufficient Warrant and Discharge.
A Bill for enabling John Windham, Thomas Windham, and Wm. Windham, to fell Timber on the Manors of Felbrigge, Aylemerton, and other Manors and Lands, in the County of Norfolk, was this Day read the First time.
Colchester Bay Trade.
A Bill for establishing the Congregation of the Dutch Bay Hall in Colchester, to practice the Art and Trade of Bay and Say making, was this Day read the Second time; and, upon the Question, committed to the Committee for encouraging the Woolen Manufactures: And that Sir Edward Turner, Mr. Knight, Sir John Frederick, Sir Wm. Doyley, be added to this Committee.
Colleges and Hospitals.
Mr. Pryn reports from the Committee, further Amendments to the Bill for Confirmation of Leases made by Masters of Colleges and Hospitals, and others, being referred to them by an Order of Tuesday last: Which were twice read; and, upon the Question, agreed unto.
A Clause was tendered to this Bill, that this Bill shall not extend to make good Leases granted over the Head of ancient Tenants, who came in due Time to renew their Leases: Which was read; and laid aside.
Loan from the City.
Mr. Annesley reports from the Committee appointed to go into the City of London, to borrow One hundred thousand Pounds; that the said Committee went into the City of London to the Lord Mayor and Common Council; but could then have no positive Answer, only, that a Committee should be appointed to take the same into Consideration.
Sir Wm. Vincent gave an Account to the House, that he, and the rest of the Committee, had been with the Lord Mayor, and received this Answer from the Lord Mayor; that he had received no Account, as yet, from the Committee; but he will appoint a Common Council on Tuesday in the Afternoon; and that then they will give Satisfaction to this House therein.
Ordered, That Sir Wm. Wild, and the other Members of this House, who serve for the City of London; and Sir John Langham, and the rest of the Members of this House of the said City, do bring the Answer of the Common Council to this House, on Wednesday Morning next.
Pardon and Indemnity.
Sir Wm. Wild reports the Matter of Fact, upon the Amendment, Yesterday in Debate, touching the excepting of the Persons who sat in Judgment upon the late King, in the pretended High Court of Justice, when Sentence of Death was pronounced against him; out of the Act of General Pardon.
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have returned the Bill of Excise, which they have passed; and, presuming that his Majesty will be desired to be speedily at the House of Peers, to pass the same, they do therefore desire that this House will sit a while.
Message to attend the King.
Mr. Speaker, with divers Members of the House with him, did accordingly attend the King's Majesty in the House of Lords: And Mr. Speaker, by Command of the House, did carry with him the Act, intituled, An Act for continuing of the Excise, until the Twenty-fifth Day of December 1660, for his Majesty's Consent.
Conference desired with Lords.
Resolved, That a free Conference be desired with the Lords, upon the Subject-matter of the last Conference; and that the Matter of Fact, this Day reported, touching the King's Judges, be presented to the Lords; to declare and shew, how far this House is engaged: And that Serjeant Hales, Mr. Swinfin, Sir Wm. Wild, Mr. Allen, Serjeant Maynard, Mr. Annesley, Col. King, Mr. Holles, Mr. Pryn, Sir Geo. Booth, Sir Antho. Ashley Cooper, Sir Henage Finch, Mr. Charlton, and Sir Edward Turner, do manage this Conference.