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, 30th August, 1660.
Vanteythusen's &c. Nat.
|Sir Anthony Irby,||Tellers for the Yeas:||88.|
|Sir Ralph Knight,||With the Yeas,|
|Mr. Mynors,||Tellers for the Noes:||68.|
|Mr. Lowther,||With the Noes,|
Debt to Lord Willoughby, &c.
Earl of Winchelsea's Estate.
Mr. Charleton reports Amendments to the Bill for settling the Priory of Wootton, and other Lands belonging to the Earl of Winchelsea, in the County of Yorke, in the Hands of Trustees, for Payment of Debts: Which were read; and, upon the Question, agreed.
Restoring Earl of Derby, &c.
The Lords have sent you Two Bills; the one, concerning the Earl of Derby; and the other, concerning the Earl of Roscommon in Ireland; which they have passed; and desire the Concurrence of this House therein.
Disbanding the Army.
Sir Wm. Doyley reports from the Committee for the Army, a Paper sent to that Committee from the Lord General, touching disbanding of the Army: Which, together with the Report from the Committee, were read, and are as followeth:
1. That the Officers and Soldiers, who are in Pay, in Army or Garison, the 25th of April 1660, shall have their just Arrear, paying or defalking for their Quarters; in Prosecution of his Majesty's Declaration, and my Engagement to the Army, upon the Address by them made, to acquiesce in the Judgment of the Parliament.
2. That, for the present Subsistence of the Army, the Months Pay, appointed by Ordinance of Parliament, in Part of the Six Weeks Pay now due upon the new Account, may be forthwith issued; that so the Army and Garisons may be put into a Condition of Subsistence, until so many of them shall be disbanded, as shall be thought fit, by his Majesty, and the Parliament.
3. That the Forces that of Necessity for the present must be continued, for Defence of the Garisons in Scotland, are Three Regiments of Foot, and One Troop of Horse: The Residue, now there, are Three Regiments of Foot, and Eleven Troops of Horse; which may be disposed of, as shall be thought fit.
5. And, for the Manner of disbanding, the Money being prepared, I shall, upon Notice from the Commissioners appointed for that Purpose, draw the Regiments to the most convenient Places, and nearest to their Quarters, where the Arms may be secured for his Majesty's Service, (that is to say) the Foot Arms, except Swords, which are their own; and for the Horse to deliver up what defensive Arms they have; their Horses, Swords, and Pistols, being their own likewise.
As to the last Part of the Order, I have already given Direction, that no Soldiers be henceforth listed in any Troops or Companies: And that myself take care, that no Officers be from henceforth commissionated into the Room of any that shall die, or be removed.
He therewith reported an Abstract of the Arrears of the Army upon the Establishment for England, as the same is estimated to the Sixteenth of January 1659, upon the View of those Musters taken in July and August 1659.
Resolved, That such of the Officers and Soldiers, in Army or Garison, who were in actual Service, on the Twenty-fifth of April 1660, and not discharged since, for not taking of the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy, shall have their just Arrear; paying or defalking for their Quarters; in Prosecution of his Majesty's Declaration, and the Lord General's Engagement to the Army, upon the Address by them made, to acquiesce in the Judgment of the Parliament.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the Army, to prepare a Bill for disbanding of the Army, and bring it in To-morrow Morning: And that Serjeant Glyn, Sir Henage Finch, Sir Edward Turner, Mr. Charlton, Mr. Annesley, be added to that Committee, as to this Business: And they are to meet at Two of the Clock this Afternoon, in the Chamber where the Committee of the Army do sit.
Leave of Absence.
Leave of Absence.
The House being informed, that Nicholas Shephard Clerk, Chaplain to Mr. Speaker, and having his Protection under his Hand and Seal, was arrested by Robert Browne and Charles Brooke, at the Suit of Robert Yallop; and is thereupon detained, notwithstanding the said Nicholas Shephard acquainted them with his Relation to Mr. Speaker.
Ordered, That the Serjeant at Arms attending this House do send for the said Robert Yallop, Robert Browne, and Charles Brooke, in Custody, to answer their Contempt and Breach of the Privilege of this House.
Marquis of Winchester's Estate.
Privilege-a Person bailed.
Ordered, That George Fox and Robert Gresingham, who, by virtue of an Order of this House, were taken into Custody by the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, for some disturbances at Harwich, be forthwith released, and set at Liberty; upon good Bail first given to render themselves when they shall be in that Behalf required.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for the Army, to send down printed Copies of the Poll Bill into the several Counties, with Direction to the Commissioners, to use all Expedition to get in the Money thereupon payable in their respective Limits.
Sir H. Vane, and Lambert.
Sir Henage Finch reports a new Draught of a Petition, to be presented by both Houses to the King's Majesty, to preserve the Lives of Sir Henry Vane, and Col. John Lambert: Which was read; and the further Debate thereof adjourned till To-morrow.