Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 8, 1660-1667. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Wednesday, 7th November, 1660.
SIR Thomas Clergys reports from the Committee for Privileges and Elections, the Case upon the double Return for the Borough of Helston in the County of Cornwall; wherein the Question was, whether the Elections of Members to serve in Parliament for the said Borough ought to be made by the Freemen alone, or by all the Inhabitants; and that, upon Examination of the Matter, it appeared to the Committee, that all the Inhabitants of Helston have right to elect for the said Borough; and that Mr. Francis Godolphin, and Sir Peter Killegrew, being chosen by the Inhabitants in general, are duly chosen: And, thereupon, offered their Opinion, that the said Mr. Godolphin, and Sir Peter Killegrew, ought to sit in this House; and that the Indenture by which Mr. Thomas Robinson (who was chosen by the Freemen alone) is returned to serve for the said Borough, be vacated, and taken off the File.
Resolved, That this Business be recommitted to the Committee for Privileges and Elections; to consider of the Matters offered on the present Debate, and to make a speedy Report to the House; and, in order thereunto, to meet on the usual Days.
A Bill for preventing the Exportation of Wool, Woolfells, Mortlings, Shorlings, Woolen Yarn, Wool-flocks, Fullers Earth, and Fulling Clay, was this Day read the Second time; and committed to Mr Stephens, Sir Anth. Irby, Sir Walter Erle, Sir Wm. Wheeler, Mr. Bampfeild, Mr. Knight, Mr. Yonge, Sir John Northcot, Mr. Hele, Lord Ancram, Sir John Rolle, Sir Henry Chomley, Alderman Bernard, Mr. Spry, Mr. Henley, Mr. Wingfeild, Sir Hen. Williams, Mr. Orme, Sir Tho. Widdrington, Sir Samuel Jones, Serjeant Browne, Sir Tho. Clegys, Sir Francis Gerard, Sir Lancelot Lake, Sir Tho. Rich, Sir John Fredricke, Mr. Louther, Mr. Harris, Mr. Shaw, Sir Wm. Doylie, Mr. Bodardo, Sir Wm. Vincent, Mr. Merricke, Sir Tho. Meers, Mr. Conyers, Mr. Middleton, Mr. Earnley, Sir Hen. Yelverton, Lord Aunger, Mr. Clifford, Mr. Merricke, Sir Edw. Turner, Serjeant Maynard, Serjeant Hales: Who are to meet on Friday next, at Three of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Exchequer Chamber; and to make a speedy Report thereof to this House.
Grant to Princess Henrietta.
Ordered, That the Lords Concurrence be desired to the Order of Yesterday, for presenting Ten thousand Pounds to her Highness the Princess Henrietta: And
That the Lord Ancram do carry it to the Lords.
Ordered, That the Committee to whom the Business of Captives is referred, be and hereby is revived.
Ordered, That the Committee to whom the Business of his Majesty's Revenue is referred, be and hereby is revived.
Ordered, That the Committee to whom the Bill for settling the Post Office is referred, be and hereby is revived.
A Bill for erecting an Endowment of Vicarages out of Rectories appropriate, was this Day read the Second time; and, on the Question, committed to Sir William Wheeler, Mr. Bodarda, Mr. Edw. Stephens, Mr. Chaff, Mr. Skipwith, Sir Tho. Meers, Mr. Prynn, Mr. Hele, Mr. Goodricke, Mr. Pierrepont, Sir Gilb. Gerard, Sir Ant. Ashley Cooper, Mr. Yong, Lord Falkland, Sir Henage Finch, Serjeant Maynard, Sir Tho. Clegys, Mr. Thomas, Serjeant Charlton, Serjeant Hales, Mr. Crowch, Mr. Wingfeild, Dr. Clayton, Sir Walter Erle, Sir Anth. Irby, Lord Howard, Sir Anth. Aucher, Serjeant Browne, Mr. Bompfeild, Mr. Lucy, Mr. John Stephens, Mr. Whilmore, Mr. Windham, Sir Allen Brodricke, Mr. Marvell, Mr. Sprey, Sir Edward Mansell, Sir John Lowther, Mr. Thurland, Sir William Lewes, Sir Franc. Gerard, Mr. Wendy, Sir Edw. Turner, Sir Sal. Swayle, Serjeant Rainsford, Mr. Montague, Sir John Northcott, Mr. Crewe, Lord Aungier, Mr. Powell, Mr. Capell, Sir Samuel Jones, Sir Lancelot Lake, Sir John Temple, Mr. Gewin, Mr. Trever, Mr. Swanton, Mr. Conyers; Sir Tho. Widdrington, Mr. Cleyton, Mr. Briscoe, Mr. Orb, Mr. Willoughby, Mr. Knight, Sir Edward Deering: And they are to meet in Mr. Speaker's Chamber, at Three of the Clock in the Afternoon To-morrow.
Attainder of Oliver Cromwell, &c.
A Bill for attainting of Oliver Cromwell, and divers others, Actors in the horrid Murder of the late King's Majesty, was read the First and Second time; and committed to Mr. Prynn, Sir Anth. Irby, Mr. Goodricke, Mr. Edward Stevens, Sir Hennage Finch, Mr. Ansley, Sir Allen Brodricke, Lord Aungier, Lord Falkland, Lord Howard, Serjeant Maynard, Mr. Vivian, Serjeant Hales, Mr. Allin, Mr. Wendy, Serjeant Glynn, Sir Lancelot Lake, Mr. Chafe, Lord Bruice, Mr. Clifford, Mr. Dowdswell, Mr. Springet, Serjeant Charlton, Mr. Gott, Sir Richard Onslow, Mr. Thomas, Mr. Montague, Sir Sal. Swayle, Lord Herbert, Sir Edw. Turner, Sir Geo. Booth, Mr. Grey, Mr. Tomkins, Mr. Lowther, Sir Edw. Deering, Sir Geo. Savile, Sir Ant. Ashly Cooper, Mr. Pierpont, Sir Wm. Lewis, Sir Tho. Meeres, Mr. Elliott, Mr. Ashburnham, Mr. Hughs, Mr. Harris, Mr. Delves, Mr. John Stevens, Mr. Thurland, Mr. Jolliffe, Mr. Orme, Sir William Wheeller, Mr. Goring, Sir John Northcott, Sir George Booth, Sir John Lowther, Mr. Vowell, Mr. Bampfeild, Mr. Jenings, Serjeant Rainsford, Mr. Barton, Mr. Tytus, Sir Edward Masey, Mr. Lewes: And they are to meet at Two of the Clock Tomorrow in the Afternoon, in Mr. Speaker's Chamber.
Resolved, That it be referred to the same Committee, to insert into the Bill, as to the Forfeiture of Estates, all such other Persons as, being excepted in the Act of General Pardon, and are therein mentioned to be dead, did sign and seal the bloody Warrant for the putting of his late Majesty to Death.
Resolved, That it be referred to the same Committee, to insert a Clause into this Bill, in relation to those who stand excepted out of the Act of General Pardon and Oblivion, as to future Pains and Penalties not extending to Life, if they shall find the inserting of the said Clause convenient; or otherwise to prepare another Bill for the same.
Lords concur in Vote.
The Lord Ancram brings Answer from the Lords; that their Lordships do agree to the Vote of this House, for presenting Ten thousand Pounds to her Royal Highness the Princess Henrietta.