Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 8, 1660-1667. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Martis, 21 Maii, 13 Car.
Members taking Oaths.
ORDERED, That the former Order be revived to the Members of this House, who were appointed Commissioners by the Lord High Steward to administer the Oaths of Supremacy and Allegiance, or any Three or more of them, to meet this Day in the Speaker's Chamber, to the end that they, being attended by the Clerks with the Book of Returns, and the Notes of the Names of such Members as have taken the said Oaths, may compare the same, and give an Account to this House, so soon as they can, whether any Members do sit who have not taken the said Oaths; to which Purpose they are to sit from Day to Day, till that Business be completed.
Solemn League and Covenant.
Die Lunæ, 20 Maii, 1661.
"The Lords, in Parliament assembled, having considered of a Paper, sent unto them from the House of Commons, for burning of an Instrument or Writing, called, The Solemn League and Covenant, by the Hands of the common Hangman, do order, that the Instrument or Writing, called, The Solemn League and Covenant, be burned by the Hand of the common Hangman, in the New Palace at Westminster, in Cheapside, and before the Old Exchange, on Wednesday the Twoand-twentieth of this Instant May; and that the said Covenant be forthwith taken off the Records in the House of Peers, and in all other Courts and Places where the same is recorded; and that all Copies thereof be taken down out of all Churches, Chapels, and other publick Places in England and Wales, and the Town of Barwick upon Tweede, where the same are set up."
Haslemere Return amended.
The Bailiff of Haslemere being brought, by the Serjeant at Arms, to the Table of this House; and the Clerk of the Crown's Deputy attending with the Returns made for the said Borough of Haslemore; the Return of the Burgesses was taken off the File; and the Return of the Bailiff was amended, by the rasing out of the Names of Mr. Chute and Master Gresham, and by inserting of the Names of Mr. Evelin and Master Morris.
Privilege- a Person discharged.
And the said Bailiff being then taken to the Bar of this House, Mr. Speaker did reprove him for his Offence; and did let him know, that he was worthy of severe Punishment, and liable to be sued at Law for his false Return:
Securing the King's Person, &c.
The Proviso, to be added to the Bill for securing and preserving his Majesty's Person and Government against traiterous and seditious Practices, and Attempts, which was directed to be penned by Mr. Serjeant Maynard, Mr. Solicitor General, Mr. Serjeant Charleton, Mr. Serjeant Keeling, and Mr. Swinfen, was this Day brought in, and read the First time.
And the Question being then put, That the said Bill for securing and preserving his Majesty's Person and Government against traiterous and seditious Practices and Attempts, with the said Three Provisoes, which had been every of them thrice read, and annexed, and made Part of the said Bill, should pass;
The House taking into Consideration the great Things his Sacred Majesty hath been pleased to do for his People, which deserved great Acknowledgments; and that although a Revenue was appointed, it was to be feared the same was not sufficient:
Anniversary of Restoration.
Ordered, That the Anniversary Commemoration of his Majesty's Birth and Restoration on the Twenty-ninth Day of this Instant May, be observed, by the Members of this House, in St. Margaret's Church in Westminster; and that Dr. Peirce be desired then to preach; whereof his Majesty's Solicitor General is desired to give him notice: And the Members of this House are here to meet at Nine of the Clock that Day, to accompany Mr. Speaker to Church to Divine Service, and to hear the Sermon.
Ordered, That the said Mr. Weld do reduce into Writing, under his Hand, the Manner of the said Abuse done to him, that Complaint may be made thereof to the Lords, to the End the Offender may be punished.