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, May 9th, 1660.
Leave of Absence.
Mr. Turner reports from the Committee for Privileges and Elections, touching the double Return for the Borough of Stamford in the County of Lyncoln, that, upon Examination of the Fact, it appeared to the Committee that Francis Wingfeild is duly chosen to serve in this Parliament for the said Borough, and ought to sit.
He also reports from the said Committee, touching the Double Return for the Borough of Downton in the County of Wilts, That, upon Examination of the Fact, it appeared to the Committee, that Giles Eyre the younger, Gentleman, and John Elliot, are duly chosen to serve in this Parliament for the said Borough, and ought to sit.
Resolved, That this House doth agree with the Committee, that the said Mr. Eyre and Mr. Elliot are duly chosen, and ought to sit; and that the Mayor of Downton do amend the Return; and insert the Names of the said Giles Eyre and John Elliot, instead of Mr. Fitz James and Mr. Cole, who were returned by another Indenture.
Cheping Wiccomb Return.
The House being informed, that the Mayor of Cheping Wiccomb in the County of Bucks, and the Clerk of the Crown, were at the Door; they were called in: And the Mayor of Cheping Wiccomb did, at the Bar of this House, amend the Return; and insert the Name of Mr. Browne in the Indenture, instead of the Name of Mr. Scot.
Stamford Return amended.
The House being also informed, that the Alderman of Stamford in the County of Lincoln was at the Door; he was called in, and, being at the Bar of this House, did there amend the Return for the said Borough; and put out the Name of Mr. Weaver, and inserted the Name of Mr. Wingfeild, who was adjudged by the House to have Right to sit.
A Person ordered in Custody.
Resolved, That the Mayor of Wiccombe in the County of Bucks be committed to the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, until further Order; for his Abuse, in making a false Return for the said Borough.
King's Arms restored.
Ordered, By the Commons assembled in Parliament, that the Arms of this Commonwealth, where-ever they are standing, be forthwith taken down; and that the King's Majesty's Arms be set up instead thereof:
Loan to the State.
Resolved, That the Members of this House, who serve for the City of London, as also Alderman Langham, Alderman Bloudworth, Mr. Rich, Mr. Jolliffe, Alderman Frederick, Mr. Forth, and Mr. Middleton, Members of this House, and every of them, are desired to procure as much Money as they can, towards the making up of Thirty thousand Pounds, part of the Fifty thousand Pounds ordered to be sent to his Majesty; to be forthwith remitted for his Majesty's Use, by Bills of Exchange, Letters of Credit, or such other Way as shall be most for the Advantage of his Majesty's Service: And whatever Sum they, or any of them, shall procure to be advanced, on Bills of Exchange, Letters of Credit, or otherwise, the same shall be repaid, and made good, out of the Fifty thousand Pounds appointed for his Majesty's Use and Service.
Ordered, That General Edward Mountague, one of the Generals at Sea, do observe such Commands, as the King's Majesty shall please to give him, for Disposal of the Fleet, or any Part thereof, in order to his Majesty's Return:
Grant to Gen. Mountague.
Ordered, That Mr. Annesley, who carried to the Lords the Resolves of this House, passed Yesterday, concerning the Great Seal; with the Desire of this House, of their Lordships Concurrence therein, do go to the Lords, and remind them of the said former Message.
Pardon and Oblivion.
Lords concurrence to Votes.
Mr. Pryn brings Answer from the Lords, that the Lords do fully concur with this House, in the Vote for his Majesty's speedy Return to his Parliament, and the Exercise of his Kingly Office; and to the Vote for taking down the Arms of the Commonwealth, and setting up the King's Arms instead thereof; and to the Order of the Seventh Instant, for Prayers to be made for his Majesty; and for Thanks to be given to God for his Majesty's Letters and Declarations: And that he also, according to the Commands of this House, presented to the Lords the Bill for removing and preventing all Questions and Disputes concerning the Assembling and Sitting of this present Parliament.
Thanksgiving for King's Restoration.
Resolved, upon the Question, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That all and every the Ministers throughout the Kingdoms of England and Ireland, Domimon of Wales, and Town of Berwick upon Tweed, do, and are hereby required and enjoined, in their publick Prayers, to pray for the King's most excellent Majesty, by the Name of Our Sovereign Lord Charles, by the Grace of God, of England, Scotland, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, &c.; and for the most illustrious Prince James, Duke of Yorke, and the rest of the Royal Progeny.
Resolved, on the Question, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That the Ministers, who are appointed to officiate before both Houses upon Thursday next, being the Day appointed for a publick Thanksgiving; and all other Ministers within the Cities of London and Westminster, and the late Lines of Communication, who, in their several Churches and Chapels, are to carry on the Duties of that Day; and also all other Ministers, who are on that Day Fortnight, to perform the like Duty, throughout the Kingdom of England, and Dominion of Wales, and Town of Berwick upon Tweed; shall be, and are hereby, enjoined to return Thanks to Almighty God, for his Majesty's several gracious Letters to both Houses of Parliament, and to the Commanders in Chief of the Forces, both by Land and Sea, and to the Lord Mayor and Common Council of the City of London, together with the Declarations inclosed, and the just and honourable Concessions therein contained; and for the hearty loyal, and dutiful Conjunction of the Lords and Commons now assembled in Parliament; and the universal Concurrence of all the Commanders and Forces, both by Land and Sea, to receive his Majesty into his Dominions and Government, according to their bounden Duty, and the Laws of the Land: And that the Ministers, upon Thursday Fortnight, be enjoined to read his Majesty's Letters and Declarations to both Houses, in their several Churches and Chapels, at the same Time.
Courts of Justice.
Settling Ministers in Livings.
Lords concur in Orders.
Remittances to the King.
Resolved, That such Bills of Exchange, Letters of Credit, or other Means, that shall be made use of, in pursuance of the Order of this Day, for remitting of Money to the Use of his Majesty, be delivered to Sir John Greeneville.
Instruction to Messengers to the King.
Resolved, That it be referred to the Members of the Council of State, who are also Members of this House, to consider of Instructions for the Messengers, that are to go to his Majesty from this House; and to report them to this House.
Leave to attend the King.
Instructions to Messengers to the King.
Ordered, That Sir Wm. Lewis do acquaint the Lords with the Vote of this House, appointing the Members of the Council of State, who are also Members of this House, to prepare Instructions for the Messengers, that are to carry the Letter to the King's Majesty from this House; and to desire the Lords to appoint some of their Number to prepare Instructions for the Persons, whom they send to his Majesty; and that this House will fit To-morrow in the Afternoon for Dispatch of this Business.
Committee of Privileges.
Ordered, That Mr. Morrice, Mr. Boscawen, Mr. Francis Gerrard, Sir John Carey, Col. West, Mr. Brampston, Serj. Maynard, Mr. Thomas Carey, Mr. Huxley, Mr. Walpoole, Major Harley, Sir Ralph Ashton, Mr. Gewen, Mr. Cesar, Mr. Fowell, Mr. Rich. Lee, Col. Ireland, Sir Wm. Hickman, be added to the Committee of this House for Privileges and Elections.
Leave to attend the King.
Ordered, That Dr. Reignolds, Dr. Spurstow, Mr. Callamy, Mr. Manton, Mr. Hale, and Mr. Case, have the Leave of this House to attend the King's Majesty, for presenting to his Majesty an Address, in the Name of the Ministers of London: And that they have the Benefit of the publick Convoy for their Passage.
Instructions to Messengers to the King.
Sir Wm. Lewis reports, That he had acquainted the Lords with the Message sent by him from this House: And that the Lords have named Twelve of their House, to be a Committee, to prepare Instructions for those that are to go with the Letter to his Majesty from the Lords; and that they desire a proportionable Number of the Members of this House to meet with them at Three of the Clock this Afternoon; and that the Lords intend to sit Tomorrow in the Afternoon.
Ordered, That the Ld. Gen. Monck, Mr. Perrepont, Mr. Carew, Col. Rosseter, Mr. Knightley, Col. Popham, Col. Morley, Ld. Fairfax, Sir Anthony Ashley Cooper, Sir Gilb. Gerrard, Ld. Commissioner Widdrington, Sir John Evelyn, of Wilts, Sir Wm. Waller, Sir Rich. Onslow, Sir Wm. Lewis, Gen. Mountague, Col. Harley, Col. Norton, Mr. Annesley, Mr. Holles, Sir John Temple, Mr. Trevor, Sir John Holland, Col. Birch, be a Committee, to meet with the said Committee of the Lords, at Three of the Clock this Afternoon, in the Queen's Guard Chamber in Whitehall; for the preparing of Instructions for the Messengers, that are to go to his Majesty.
The House being informed, that the Clerk of the Crown, and the Mayor of Downton in the County of Wilts, were at the Door to amend the Return, and to insert the Names of Giles Eyres the younger, and John Elliot, in the Indenture, instead of Mr. Fitz James, and Mr. Cole; they were called in to the Bar of this House; where the Mayor amended the Return, and inserted the said Names accordingly.